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

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Lead Agency
Nevada County
Document Title
Nevada County Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance ORD18-2, EIR18-001
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR

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
950 Maidu Avenue
Nevada City, CA 95959

(530) 265-1222


Other Location Info
unincorporated parcels

Notice of Completion

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Review Period End
Development Type
Other (commercial cannabis cultivation ordinance)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: ordinance
Project Issues
Other Issues Landuse Growth Inducing Wetland/Riparian Water Supply Water Quality Vegetation Tribal Cultural Resources Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Solid Waste Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Recreation/Parks Public Services Population/Housing Balance Noise Minerals Geologic/Seismic Forest Land/Fire Hazard Flood Plain/Flooding Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality Agricultural Land Aesthetic/Visual Other Issues: GHG, Utilities and service systems
Reviewing Agencies
Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 2 Department of Conservation Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects Cal Fire California Department of Parks and Recreation Caltrans, District 3 Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Food and Agriculture Department of Pesticide Regulation Native American Heritage Commission Office of Historic Preservation Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 5 (Sacramento) Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water
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