Geographic and Programmatic Scope
(1)The Owyhee Agricultural Water Quality Management Area includes the portions of the following subbasins that are within the state of Oregon’s boundaries: southern portion of the Middle Snake-Payette (USGS HUC 1705011503), Lower Owyhee, Middle Snake-Succor, Crooked-Rattlesnake, Jordan, Middle Owyhee, South Fork Owyhee, East Little Owyhee, and the Upper Quinn. The physical boundaries of the Owyhee 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 Owyhee Agricultural Water Quality Management Area in agricultural use, agricultural and rural lands that are lying idle or on which management has been deferred, and forest lands with agricultural activities, with the exception of public lands managed by federal agencies and Tribal Trust lands.
(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 Owyhee Agricultural Water Quality Management Area.
(5)For lands in agricultural use within other Designated Management Agencies’ or state agency jurisdictions, the department and the appropriate Local Management Agency shall 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 do not occur.
Rule 603-095-2720 — Geographic and Programmatic Scope,