December 2017: The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board has issued a Notice of Public Workshop for January 19, 2018.  The Workshop is to discuss proposed basin plan amendments to the Water Quality Control Plans for the Sacramento River and San Joaquin River Basins and the Tulare Lake Basin (Basin Plans) for a Central Valley-wide Salt and Nitrate Control Program.  Workshop-related material will be posted on the Board's website by 20 December 2017.

October - December 2017: CV-SALTS anticipates finalizing the recommended amendments for the Basin Plans, and presenting them to the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board for review and comment by December 2017.

June 2017: CV-SALTS completed a new SNMP Informational Brochure that summarizes the findings and recommended policies in the final Salt & Nitrate Management Plan (SNMP).

April 2017: CV-SALTS staff and consultants began working on drafting and reviewing the Basin Plan Amendment language necessary to incorporate the findings and recommendations in the Final Salt & Nitrate Management Plan (SNMP).

March 9, 2017: Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board held a public hearing to receive public comments and to consider a resolution accepting the Final Salt & Nitrate Management Plan (SNMP) and direct board staff to initiate Basin Plan Actions to implement the recommendations of the Final Salt & Nitrate Management Plan (SNMP).

February 2017: Several public information pieces were developed regarding the Final Salt & Nitrate Management Plan.  These documents are available as PDF downloads at the links below:

Central Valley Salt and Nitrate Accumulations in Water Resources to be Addressed Through New, Innovative Regulations

Overview of the Salt and Nitrate Management Plan

CV-SALTS Releases New and Innovative Plan to Address Salt and Nitrates in Groundwater

SNMP Policy Summaries were also developed to assist in communicating the benefits of the policy recommendations. The eight policy summaries are available here.

January 2017: Final Salt & Nitrate Management Plan (SNMP) was released by the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board for public review and comment.

    

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