SB 88 Alternative Compliance Plan
In order to comply with a new law — SB 88 and its implementing regulations — those claiming the right to divert more than 10 acre-feet of water per year must measure and report the timing, rate and volume of their water diversions to the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB). To facilitate landowners’ compliance with these new legal requirements in the unique circumstances of the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta, The Freshwater Trust is developing and administering an Alternative Compliance Plan (ACP or Plan).
SB 88 has a legal deadline of January 1, 2017 for compliance. You MUST either install a compliant meter or sign on to an Alternative Compliance Plan by January 1, 2017. Signing The Freshwater Trust’s opt-in form (below) BEFORE January 1 makes you compliant with the law because you are now part of an ACP reviewed by the Watermaster.
The Freshwater Trust has negotiated a one-year extension for us to finalize our ACP. Please note that the one-year extension in the opt-in form is for the Plan implementation, not for your compliance. The Watermaster has not given any extension for compliance with SB 88. Again, you MUST either install a compliant meter or sign on to an Alternative Compliance Plan by January 1, 2017.
The Freshwater Trust is supporting the ACP to ensure efficient and cost-effective compliance for all diverters involved in the program. In order to advance remote sensing techniques and to demonstrate the accuracy of various estimation models, the ACP also needs participation of metered intakes, as well as metered drip/sprinkler systems to provide data for comparative analysis. This program follows: Chapter 2.8, Division 3 of Title 23, section 935 Alternative Compliance for a Measuring Device or Measurement Method Requirement.
Participation fee: If you have already signed the Landowner Participation Agreement with TFT and would like to pay the annual per-diversion fee, click here.
Monthly reporting: If you have already signed the Landowner Participation Agreement with TFT and would like to report your monthly crop and water data, click here.
By clicking submit you agree to the above Terms and Conditions of the Delta Measurement Experiment Consortium Request for Extension of Time Opt-in Form.
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If you have any questions, please call
Erik Ringelberg, California Director