Inspection Due
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Inspection Due

posted: July 12, 2021

Thank you for your dedication to sustainability!

Due Dates and Eligibility

  • July 15 – Complete your inspections.
  • August 13 – Certification Advisory Committee (CAC) votes on eligibility.
  • Late August – Notification of eligibility.
  • September/October – After certification is finalized with the payment of fees, you will receive a certification letter, certificate, marketing materials, and property sign (new applicants).
  • December 1 – Renew certification for 2020 (takes less than 5 minutes)
  • December 15 - Vineyards submit 9.1.1 July to November Pesticide Use Reports and Chapter 14 Year End Water and Nitrogen Use Reports. Wineries submit 3.3.1 noise testing (every three years).

Please note applicants are subject to a late fee ($250-$500) for documentation received by the inspector after the July 25, 2021 and January 2, 2022.

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