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Superior Court Issues Writ to Set Aside Dairy General Order and Return Writ in 180 Days

Posted in Agricultural Law, Dairies

In the Asociacion de Gente Unida Por El Agua v. Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board, 210 Cal. App. 4th 1255 (2012) the third District Court of Appeals found that the Central Valley Regional Board had violated and the State’s antidegradation policy in issuing the Dairy General Order issued by the Central Valley Regional… Continue Reading

Garland Court Holds that Discharge into ditch/swale that Drain to Waters of the United States Sufficient to Trigger Clean Water Violation

Posted in Environmental and Land Use, Water Law, Water Quality

Garland v. Central Valley Regional Water Control Board, (3rd Dist. 12 C.D.O.S. 12051 filed Oct. 24, 2012)  involves the question of whether the discharge of storm water with sediment from a residential construction site constitutes a violation under the federal Clean Water Act.  The main issue was whether the adjacent ephemeral drainages encompassing swales, ditches, and culverts… Continue Reading