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)