regulations

agritourism ordinance

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The ordinance would allow farmers and providers of locally grown crops to expand their opportunities to bring locally grown products to the community and create additional revenue streams to keep agricultural pursuits and farming viable in Sacramento County.

Winery, Farm Stand and Farm Stay Ordinance

Adopted Agricultural Tourism Ordinance

Background Documents:

prop 65 compliance

In 1986, California voters approved the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986—commonly known as Proposition 65. A business knowingly discharging a listed chemical into a drinking water source has 20 months to cease discharges once a chemical is listed.

In 1986, California voters approved the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986—commonly known as Proposition 65. Generally, Proposition 65 prohibits businesses from knowingly and intentionally exposing individuals (consumers, employees, and all others) to chemicals known to cause cancer (“carcinogens”) or to cause birth defects or reproductive harm (“reproductive toxicants”) without first providing clear and reasonable warning. Proposition 65 also restricts businesses from knowingly discharging listed chemicals where they would likely pollute drinking water sources.

Warning may be given in any of several ways—including by product labeling, area signage, noticing, or newspaper publication. Businesses with potential chemical exposure must give warnings within one year after the date the chemical was added to the list. Failure to provide an adequate warning can subject a company in violation to fines of up to $2,500 per day, per exposure incident.

A business knowingly discharging a listed chemical into a drinking water source has 20 months to cease discharges once a chemical is listed.

To read the regulation in full, please visit the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s (OEHHA’s) website here.

For more information on whether you are in compliance or how to come into compliance, please contact our office for our members only resources. 

hazardous material

Growers who store, handle, use or otherwise maintain reportable quantities of hazardous materials equal to or greater than 55 gallons of a liquid, 200 cubic feet of compressed gas, 500 pounds of a solid are required to submit and maintain a Hazardous Materials Plan.

Growers who store, handle, use or otherwise maintain reportable quantities of hazardous materials equal to or greater than 55 gallons of a liquid, 200 cubic feet of compressed gas, 500 pounds of a solid are required to submit and maintain a Hazardous Materials Plan.

For more information and to obtain forms go to the Sacramento County Environmental Management Division website http://www.emd.saccounty.net/Documents/EMDForms-HMP.html

The Ag Commissioner’s office is administrating the program for the County Environmental Management Division.  You may contact the Walnut Grove office at 916-776-1400 or the Galt office 209-745-4109 for questions.

Below is an inspection checklist of common types of violations of Federal, State or local laws and regulations.  The County Ag Department is adminstrating the program and growers should consult with the either the Galt or Walnut Grove offices as listed above.