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Amended CAO for Desert View Dairy, Hinkley, San Bernardino County


Since 2008, the Water Board has issued Cleanup and Abatement Orders and amended Orders to past and current owners/operators of the Desert View Dairy (DVD) in Hinkley, San Bernardino County.  These Orders, available below, required the Dischargers to conduct investigations regarding nitrate and salts pollution originating from the dairy operations and waste disposal practices.  Replacement water for domestic wells affected by nitrate pollution was also required.  This amended Order proposes to:  

  • Expand the affected area for the purposes of domestic well sampling and replacement water requirements;
  • Require replacement drinking and cooking water supply (i.e., bottled water or equivalent) for all domestic wells in the revised affected area with concentrations above primary or secondary Maximum Contaminant Levels for constituents of concern, including total dissolved solids, chloride and sulfate;
  • Require a plan and schedule to provide whole house replacement water for all domestic wells in the revised affected area with constituents of concern above primary or secondary MCLs, and
  • Provide more specific reporting requirements for domestic wells.

PG&E's Response to Advisory Team's September 8, 2016 Request for Information. Exhibits noted in the attached version can be downloaded at this link: https://we.tl/FCBeukebm6

Prosecution Team's Response to Advisory Team's September 8, 2016 Request for Information

Advisory Team's Request for Information - Proposed CAO for Desert View Dairy, dated September 8, 2016

Responses to stakeholder comments and recommendations for revisions to the proposed amended CAO for the Desert View Dairy, dated July 19, 2016

Comments on the proposed amendment are requested no later than 5 pm on April 4, 2016. Please send your comments electronically (Subject Line: Desert View Dairy Amended CAO comments) to: RB6enfproceed@waterboards.ca.gov. If you do not have access to the Internet, send by mail to:

Sue Genera, Executive Assistant
Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board
2501 Lake Tahoe Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Comments Received April 4, 2016

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