The Online SECP Training is Closed
for the February 2022 Season.
Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program (ILRP) Grower Self-Certification Training
Sediment Erosion Control Plans (SECPs)
Federal and state water quality regulations require that growers implement management practices to minimize impairments to surface and ground water quality. Sediment and excessive erosion does not only impair water quality. It may also cause crop damage and loss, decreased property values, and impacts on sustainability.
Sufficient sediment and erosion control can:
- Reduce agricultural inputs (water, fertilizer, energy, erosion expenses)
- Reduce loss of valuable topsoil (contributes to soil fertility and water holding capacity)
- Improve farm aesthetics
- Minimize offsite movement of pesticides and fertilizers
- Improve neighbor relations
- Limit regulatory concerns such as fines and other enforcement actions and public relation issues
This course covers the Waste Discharge Requirements General Order for Growers within the Sacramento River Watershed that are Members of the Third Party Group, Order R5-2014-0030-R1 (adopted on 12 March 2014 and most recently amended by R5-2021-0053 in October 2021), and has been approved by RWQCB, Region 5. The most recent Order may be found on the Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 5: