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Emergency Ordinance E


Emergency Ordinance E 

(Adopted April 11, 2014)

 


May 21, 2014 Letter to Operators (725 KB)

 


 

Irrigation Allowance Index Information

Extraction Reporting for Municipal and Industrial (M & I) Well Operators:

1. The 2014-1 Semi-Annual Extraction Statement will be mailed in July and show:

a. Fifty percent of the annual AHA + Baseline available for 2014-1

b. Future semi-annual Temporary Extraction Allocations (TEA) based on the formula in the            adopted Emergency Ordinance:

Beginning July 1, 2014          10%     (TEA x 0.90/2)

Beginning January 1, 2015    15%     (TEA x 0.85/2)

Beginning July 1, 2015           20%    (TEA x 0.80/2)

Beginning January 1, 2016    20%    (TEA x 0.80)

2. Notwithstanding Section 5.7 of the Agency Ordinance Code, conservation credits shall not be obtained and may not be used to avoid paying surcharges for extractions while this emergency ordinance is in effect.

 

Extraction Reporting for Agricultural (Ag) Well Operators:

1. The Farm Bureau of Ventura County has convened a group of growers of various crops to lead an effort to make the Irrigation Allowance Index process as straightforward as possible. Their work includes clarifying the program and modifying forms.

2. The start date for the Irrigation Allowance Index reporting period is being changed from January 1 to August 1. The change to an August 1 start date is considered to better reflect the crop year.

3. The 2014-1 SAES period that normally closes on June 30, will be extended 30 days to July 31, 2014. Semi-Annual Extraction Statements will be mailed (by the second week of August), along with paperwork for the Irrigation Allowance Index. For this period, growers have the option of filing under a partial year’s adjusted historical allocation and/or baseline allocation, or reporting under the Irrigation Allowance Index.

4. Starting August 1, 2014, all Agricultural Operators will be required to report using the Irrigation Allowance Index.

5. In February and August 2015, the FCGMA will consider reducing the agricultural water allocations as described in Emergency Ordinance E.

6. Education and Training resources will be provided.