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Total Nitrogen Applied (TNA) reports on the 2023 crop year are due by March 1st of 2024. This requirement applies to all ranches currently enrolled in the Central Coast Ag Order, except for a small number of ranches designated as “Phase Area 1” in Ag Order 4.0 (click here to view map).
Phase Area 1 ranches must submit an INMP Summary Report by March 1st, 2024. Click here to visit out INMP Reporting page.
Failure to submit a required TNA or INMP report may result in enforcement action by the Central Coast Water Board, and/or loss of Third Party membership with Preservation, Inc. Water Board enforcement actions for failure to submit 2022 TNA reports have included fines of approximately $40,000 (link to Water Board press release).
You will need the following information in order to complete the TNA report. You can download this checklist here: TNA Reporting Materials Checklist
Puedes descargar esta lista de verificación aquí: Lista para TNA en Espanol
If you are not already closely tracking the types and amounts of fertilizers and irrigation water that you apply to each crop, you will need to do a significant amount of record keeping before preparing your TNA report.
Once you have all of your fertilizer and irrigation records in one place, you will need to convert this information into the total pounds of Nitrogen (N) and total gallons of water applied to each crop on each of your ranches for the year.
Here is a link to the Regional Water Board’s introductory video on TNA reporting. Information on recordkeeping begins at the 3:50 point in the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-w882JKz0w
The following records or calculations are needed to complete the TNA report. Where available, we have provided links to recordkeeping and/or calculator tools. Use of these tools is not required, but they may be helpful if you do not already have a system in place:
The information required in the Preservation, Inc. TNA report Spreadsheet Form (an MS Excel file) is identical to the information required by the GeoTracker TNA web-form. The layout is different, to support rapid data entry for growers and service providers who:
If you used the Preservation, Inc. TNA report Spreadsheet Form to file your report last year you can use that saved file as a starting point for your current year report. (To request a copy of a report that you submitted last year, please email Support@ccwqp.org.)
Third Party members must use Preservation, Inc’s TNA reporting tools to submit their TNA reports (see below).
If you are not comfortable using computers or Excel spreadsheets, call 831-240-9533.