Napa/Sonoma Vineyard Waiver Indefinitely Delayed – Feb. 11, 2013

Food and Agriculture Law  

February 11, 2013

Food & Agriculture Law Update


The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board advised stakeholders today that the public hearing scheduled for March 13, 2013 to consider adopting a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Conditional Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirements for discharges from Eligible Vineyard Properties in the Napa River and Sonoma Creek Watersheds is cancelled. The Regional Board stated that the cancellation was due to the numerous comment letters received from, among others, the Napa County Farm Bureau, the Napa Valley Grapegrowers, the Napa Valley Vintners, and the Winegrowers of Napa County, along with staff turnover, and the need to evaluate its strategy in light of these issues.

For more information on the Napa/Sonoma Vineyard Waiver or other agricultural discharge issues, please contact Melissa Thorme.