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Hilmar SEP Final Report Published On March 16, 2006, the Central Valley Water Quality Control Board and the Hilmar Cheese Company entered into a settlement agreement regarding Administrative Civil Liability Complaint No. R5-2005-0501. This settlement required Hilmar to fund a Supplementary Environmental Project (SEP). The SEP is an interdisciplinary study of the management of salinity in wastewater in the California food processing industry. The study was conducted by a multidisciplinary team including economists, hydrogeologists, engineers and policy analysts. HGP Inc, under the leadership of Dr. Yoram Rubin, played the lead role in the scientific aspects of the sudy, including the development of transport models for salinity movement in the unsatudated zone and in the saturated zone. The study, which began in May 2006, has recently been completed, and the complete peer-reviewed final report can be downloaded here.