The purpose of the Watershed Oversight Committee is to guide the implementation of the Agriculture Rule. This committee is charged with developing tracking and accounting methods for nitrogen and phosphorus loss from agricultural land in the Falls Lake Watershed. The Agriculture Rule was adopted in January 2011, members of the committee were appointed by the Division of Water Quality in Summer 2011, and the committee began meeting in August 2011.
The composition of the committee is specified in the rule, and includes the following representatives:
Division of Soil and Water Conservation
United States Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service (shall serve in an "ex-officio" non-voting capacity and shall function as a technical program advisor to the Committee)
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service
Division of Water Quality
Three environmental interests, at least two of which are residents of the Jordan watershed
General farming interests
Pasture-based livestock interests
Equine livestock interests
Cropland farming interests
The scientific community with experience related to water quality problems in the Jordan watershed.
A complete list of members with contact information is available here.
NCDA&CS Division of Soil & Water Conservation, Pat Harris, Director Mailing Address: 1614 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1614 Physical Address: 512 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh North Carolina 27604 Phone: 919.733.2302; FAX: 919.715.3559