Winery General Order
The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) adopted a general Winery Wastewater Process and Discharge Order in January 2021. The Wine Institute estimates that 2,036 of 3,612 bonded wineries in California will be subject to this order.
A Report of Waste Discharge consisting of an electronic Notice of Intent (eNOI) and a Technical Report prepared and stamped by a licensed professional geologist or engineer, is required to be submitted to your Regional Water Quality Control Board.
THE WINERY GENERAL ORDER ESTABLISHES THE FOLLOWING FOUR TIERS BASED ON PROCESS WATER DISCHARGE. TIERS DICTATE COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS.
PROVOST & PRITCHARD’S WINERY GENERAL ORDER SERVICES
- All Regional Water Board permitting (e.g., Notice of Intent and Reports of Waste Discharge)
- Design engineering and permitting services for pretreatment screening and filtration, ponds, pond lining, subsurface disposal systems, and water management
- Water and Wastewater treatment design, permitting, operation, and maintenance
- Industrial Stormwater General Permit management and compliance
- Environmental planning, CEQA, County Use Permitting, and biological surveys
- Survey and construction management
- Salt Control Plans and regional Salt and Nutrient Management Plans (SNMPs)
- Ongoing sampling, monitoring, and reporting of wastewater systems, groundwater, ponds, and land application areas
- Tier 4 Semi-Annual Reports; Tier 1, 2, 3, and 4 Annual Reports
- Determination of land application acreage requirements, related farm and agronomic management practices, and soil percolation testing
- Long-term compliance record keeping, data management, and GIS mapping
- Other related regulatory consulting: Irrigated Lands Programs (e.g., Farm Plans, Irrigation and Nutrient Management Plans, sediment and erosion control), SGMA, and individual Waste Discharge Requirements (WDRs)