Nevada County Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance ORD18-2, EIR18-001

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Nevada County
Document Title
Nevada County Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance ORD18-2, EIR18-001
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
R-1, R-2, R-3, R-A, AG, AE, FR, and TPZ zones for personal cannabis use, and AG, AE, and FR zones for commercial cultivation

Document Description
The Nevada County Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance is intended to detail county regulations consistent with state law to enable a structured and logical management procedure for the cultivation would be strictly limited for medical purposes. The proposed project defines and provides for the regulation for the personal use of cannabis and commercial cannabis cultivation within unincorporated county land. The proposed project is a substantial overhaul and comprehensive update to the county's existing cannabis regulations and is being proposed, in part, as an attempt to regulate the cultivation and reduce existing environmental effects of illegal cultivation operations. Adoption of the proposed project would render indoor, mixed-light, and outdoor cultivation of cannabis, on any parcel or premises in an area or in a quantity greater than as provided by the proposed project, or in any other way not in conformance with or in violation of the provisions of the proposed project and/or state law, as a public nuisance that may be abated by any means available by law.

Contact Information
Brian Foss
Nevada County
Lead/Public Agency
950 Maidu Avenue
Nevada City, CA 95959

Phone : (530) 265-1222


Other Location Info
unincorporated parcels

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (commercial cannabis cultivation ordinance)
Local Action
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Solid Waste Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire GHG, Utilities and service systems
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects Cal Fire California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT) California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB) Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Department of Pesticide Regulation Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW)


Environmental Document
2018082023_Public Notice   PDF 925 K

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