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§ 597.2. Definitions.

23 CA ADC § 597.2Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

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Title 23. Waters
Division 2. Department of Water Resources
Chapter 5.1. Water Conservation Act of 2009
Article 2. Agricultural Water Measurement
23 CCR § 597.2
§ 597.2. Definitions.
(a) For purposes of this article, the terms used are defined in this section.
(1) “Accuracy” means the measured volume relative to the actual volume, expressed as a percent. The percent shall be calculated as 100 x (measured value - actual value) / actual value, where “measured value” is the value indicated by the device or determined through calculations using a measured value by the device, such as flow rate, combined with a duration of flow, and “actual value” is the value as determined through laboratory, design or field testing protocols using best professional practices.
(2) “Agricultural water supplier,” as defined in Water Code § 10608.12(a), means a water supplier, either publicly or privately owned, providing water to 10,000 or more irrigated acres, excluding acres that receive only recycled water. “Agricultural water supplier” includes a supplier or contractor for water, regardless of the basis of right, which distributes or sells water for ultimate resale to customers. “Agricultural water supplier” does not include the Department.
(3) “Approved by an engineer” means a California-registered Professional Engineer has reviewed, signed and stamped the plans, design, testing, inspection, and/or documentation report for a measurement device as described in this article.
(4) “Best professional practices” means practices attaining to and maintaining accuracy of measurement and reporting devices and methods described in this article, such as operation and maintenance procedures and practices recommended by measurement device manufacturers, designers, and industry professionals.
(5) “Customer” means the purchaser of water from an agricultural water supplier who has a contractual arrangement with the agricultural water supplier for the service of conveying water to the customer delivery point.
(6) “Delivery point” means the location at which the agricultural water supplier transfers control of delivered water to a customer or group of customers. In most instances, the transfer of control occurs at the farm-gate, which is therefore, a delivery point.
(7) “Existing measurement device,” means a measurement device that was installed in the field prior to the effective date of this article.
(8) “Farm-gate,” as defined in Water Code § 531(f), means the point at which water is delivered from the agricultural water supplier's distribution system to each of its customers.
(9) “Irrigated acres,” for purposes of applicability of this article, is calculated as the average of the previous five-year acreage within the agricultural water supplier's service area that has received irrigation water from the agricultural water supplier.
(10) “Manufactured device” means a device that is manufactured by a commercial enterprise, often under exclusive legal rights of the manufacturer, for direct off-the-shelf purchase and installation. Such devices are capable of directly measuring flow rate, velocity, or accumulating the volume of water delivered, without the need for additional components that are built on-site or in-house.
(11) “Measurement device” means a device by which an agricultural water supplier determines the numeric value of flow rate, velocity or volume of the water passing a designated delivery point. A measurement device may be a manufactured device, on-site built device or in-house built device.
(12) “New or replacement measurement device” means a measurement device installed after the effective date of this article.
(13) “Recycled water” is defined in subdivision (n) of § 13050 of the Water Code as water that, as a result of treatment of waste, is suitable for a direct beneficial use or a controlled use that would not otherwise occur, and is therefore considered a valuable resource.
(14) “Type of device” means a measurement device that is manufactured or built to perform similar functions. For example, rectangular, v-notch, and broad crested weirs are one type of device. Similarly, all submerged orifice gates are considered one type of device.


Note: Authority cited: Section 10608.48, Water Code. Reference: Sections 10608.12(a), 10608.12(m), 10608.48 and 10813, Water Code.
1. New section filed 7-11-2012; operative 7-11-2012 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2012, No. 28).
This database is current through 2/23/24 Register 2024, No. 8.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 23, § 597.2, 23 CA ADC § 597.2
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