Geographic and Programmatic Scope
(1)The Inland Rogue Agricultural Water Quality Management Area includes the drainage area of the Rogue River primarily within the political boundaries of Jackson and Josephine counties. It does not include the drainage area of the Lower Rogue outside the Josephine county boundary. The physical boundaries of the Inland Rogue Agricultural Water Quality Management Area are indicated on the map included as Appendix 1 of these rules.
(2)Operational boundaries for the land base under the purview of these rules include all lands within the Inland Rogue Agricultural Water Quality Management Area in agricultural use, agricultural and rural lands that are lying idle, or on which management has been deferred, and forested lands with agricultural activities, with the exception of public lands managed by federal agencies, reservation and tribal trust lands, and activities which are subject to the Forest Practices Act.
(3)Current productive agricultural use is not required for the provisions of these rules to apply. For example, highly erodible lands with no present active use are within the purview of these rules.
(4)The provisions and requirements outlined in these rules may be adopted by reference by Designated Management Agencies with appropriate authority and responsibilities in other geographic areas of the Inland Rogue Agricultural Water Quality Management Area.
(5)For lands in agricultural use within other Designated Management Agencies’ or state agency jurisdictions, the Department of Agriculture (department) and the appropriate Local Management Agency will work with these Designated Management Agencies to assure that provisions of these rules apply and to assure that duplication of any services provided, or fees assessed does not occur.
Rule 603-095-1420 — Geographic and Programmatic Scope,