Winery General Order

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 upon notification by the facilities Regional Water Quality Control Board and within 3 years of adoption of the Winery Order.

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)