RWB Requests Information for Developing Plan for Irrigated Lands

To All,
This email is being sent on behalf of Catherine Kuhlman, Executive Officer of the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Water Board).

 Regional Water Board staff is developing a Water Quality Compliance Program for Discharges from Irrigated Lands in the North Coast Region (Program).  More information on the Program is available online at:http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/northcoast/water_issues/programs/irrigated_lands/.

The Center for Collaborative Policy is assisting the Regional Water Board with public outreach and the design of a stakeholder process to support development of the Program.  The proposed process includes the formation of a Stakeholder Advisory Group and smaller, ‘sub-regional’ groups (subsets of the larger group) to receive more detailed input on local issues.

As you are likely aware, Survey #1 was e-mailed on August 23, 2001.  We received a very good response to this survey and want to thank those of you who took the time to fill it out.   The first survey helped Board staff develop the Advisory Group options described in  Survey #2. For your information, a summary of the results from the first survey is attached.

To further refine the Advisory Group structure, we would again appreciate your thoughts on the proposed outreach strategy and initial comments about the Program itself.  Please take a few moments to respond to Survey #2 by clicking on the link below and completing it by Friday, October 14. This second survey will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.

SURVEY LINK: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JBJSFVL

We appreciate your continued commitment to the Program development process.   Please contact me directly with questions regarding the survey(s). For questions about the Program generally, please contact Ben Zabinsky at bzabinsky@waterboards.ca.gov. Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

Sam Magill

Associate Mediator

Center for Collaborative Policy

Phone: 916.445.2079

Fax: 916.445.2087