(1)These rules have been developed to implement a water quality management area plan for the Upper Mainstem and South Fork John Day River Agricultural Water Quality Management Area pursuant to authorities vested in the department through ORS 568.900 (Definitions for ORS 568.900 to 568.933)–568.933 (Civil penalties) and 561.190 (Rules and regulations)–561.191 (Program and rules relating to water quality). The area plan is known as the Upper Mainstem and South Fork John Day Agricultural Water Quality Management Area Plan.
(2)The purpose of these rules is to outline requirements for landowners in the Upper Mainstem and South Fork John Day River Agricultural Water Quality Management Area to prevent and control water pollution from agricultural activities and soil erosion. Compliance with division 95 rules is expected to aid in the achievement of applicable water quality standards in the Upper Mainstem and South Fork John Day River Water Quality Management Area.
Rule 603-095-2000 — Purpose,