Members requiring a Sediment & Erosion Control Plan (SECP) for one or more of their parcels enrolled in Sacramento/Amador Water Quality Alliance (SAWQA) have been notified by mail.
SECPs are kept on your farm or in your office and not returned to SAWQA.
A SECP must be prepared in one of the following ways:
- Be prepared and self-certified by the member who has completed a training (SAWQA is providing FREE training for members, Click here for more information on trainings)
- Be written, amended and certified by a qualified professional possessing specific registrations or certifications, and appropriate experience with erosion issues on irrigated agricultural lands. Click here for a list of qualified professionals.
- Adhere to site-specific recommendations from NRCS, RCD, UCCE
Why is my parcel listed as needing a SECP? Click Here to review the Risk Category Table; this table identifies the reasons why a parcel could be listed as needing an SECP.
Does my parcel qualify for an exception? There are a limited number of cases that could qualify a parcel for an SECP exemption.
- If you have not turned in an Farm Evaluation Plan (FEP) or answered “YES” on FEP question A3 there is a possibility that returning your FEP could eliminate your SECP requirement. Review the Risk Category table for more information.
- The Regional Board recognizes following exemptions to the requirement to complete a SECP:
- The parcel is a wetland.
- The parcel has zero irrigated acres.
- The parcel is isolated topographically or protected by a hydraulic barrier and the parcel does not discharge tailwater.
- The parcel has natural riparian vegetation that prohibits sediment discharges or erosion.
There are specific requirements to qualify for these exemptions, members must notify SAWQA if they believe a parcel qualifies for an exemption.
Questions? Contact Jill Damskey SAWQA@AmadorRCD.org (209) 730-3150