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“Agronomic rates” means the rate of application of recycled water to plants necessary to satisfy the plants’ evapotranspiration requirements, considering allowances for supplemental water (e.g., effective precipitation), irrigation distribution uniformity, and leaching requirement, thus minimizing the movement of nutrients below the plants’ root zone.

“Basin plan” means the Water Quality Control Plan for the Colorado River Basin adopted by the Colorado River Basin Regional Water Quality Control Board, as it exists or may be amended.

“Board of directors” means the board of directors for the district.

“CEQA” means the California Environmental Quality Act and its implementing regulations, Division 13 of the California Public Resources Code (commencing with § 21000) and California Code of Regulations Title 14, Division 6, Chapter 3 (commencing with § 15000).

“Customer” means any person with a valid recycled water use permit.

“District” means the Coachella Valley Water District.

“District development design manual” means the most recent version of the development design manual developed by the district to provide procedural and technical requirements for planning, design, and construction of infrastructure required for new development.

“Division of Drinking Water (DDW)” means State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water.

“Engineering report” or “Title 22 engineering report” means the report prepared by the district in accordance with § 60323 of Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations.

“General manager” means the general manager of the district or any person designated by the general manager or board of directors.

“General order” means State Water Resources Control Board Order No. 2016-0068-DDW, as it currently exists or may be amended or reissued or renumbered.

“Local, state, and federal laws and regulations” includes all laws, regulations, orders, policies, and plans applicable to the use of recycled water, including but not limited to the following:

1. Water Code, Division 7 and §§ 1211 and 32600 through 32603.

2. Regulations related to recycled water (including any subsequent revisions) contained in California Code of Regulations Title 17, §§ 7583 through 7586 and 7601 through 7605.

3. The uniform statewide recycling criteria (and amendments).

4. All requirements of this chapter.

5. All requirements of the general order and the notice of applicability authorizing the district’s recycled water program under the general order.

6. The Title 22 engineering report.

7. The basin plan.

8. Applicable salt and nutrient management plan adopted by the Regional Water Board as a basin plan amendment.

9. Any applicable water quality related CEQA mitigation measure.

10. The recycled water policy.

11. District recycled water program manual.

12. District development design manual.

13. Nonpotable water agreement.

14. Any operations, management, monitoring or reporting plan approved by the district or Regional Water Board for the application of recycled water.

“Nonpotable water” means either recycled water produced by wastewater reclamation plants, canal water or a combination of both.

“Nonpotable water agreement” means an agreement between the district and a user of nonpotable water which governs the use of nonpotable water, which may include but not be limited to recycled water.

“Notice of applicability” means the formal notice to the district that the general order applies to the district’s use and distribution of recycled water.

“Notice of intent” means the district’s application for coverage under the general order.

“Recycled water” means water which, as a result of treatment of waste, is suitable for a direct beneficial use or a controlled use that would not otherwise occur.

“Recycled water policy” means the policy for water quality control for recycled water adopted by the State Water Board, as it currently exists or may be amended or reissued or renamed.

“Recycled water program manual” means the guidelines for the use of recycled water developed by the district and incorporated into the district notice of intent for coverage under the general permit.

“Recycled water use permit” means a permit authorizing the use of recycled water as further set forth in CVWDC 3.35.120.

“Regional Water Board” means the Colorado River Basin Regional Water Quality Control Board.

“Salt and nutrient management plan” means the Coachella Valley groundwater basin salt and nutrient management plan adopted June 2015 as it currently exists or may hereafter be amended, revised, reissued, or renamed.

“State Water Board” means the State Water Resources Control Board.

“Unauthorized discharge” means a discharge not authorized by a recycled water use permit, waste discharge requirements pursuant to Water Code Article 4 of Chapter 4 (commencing with § 13260), water reclamation requirements pursuant to Water Code § 13523, a master reclamation permit pursuant to Water Code § 13523.1, or any other provision of this chapter.

“Uniform statewide recycling criteria” means California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 4, Chapter 3.

“Use area” means an area of recycled water use with defined boundaries. A use area is identified on a customer’s recycled water use permit. (Ord. 1440 § 2 (Exh. A), 2020)