State Water Resources Control Board Cannabis Cultivation Policy - Principles and Guidelines for Cannabis Cultivation (Policy)

Summary

SCH Number
2019028465
Lead Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
State Water Resources Control Board Cannabis Cultivation Policy - Principles and Guidelines for Cannabis Cultivation (Policy)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
Cannabis cultivation legislation enacted California Water Code (Water Code) section 13149, which directs the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board), in consultation with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, to adopt interim and long-term principles and guidelines for the diversion and use of water for cannabis cultivation in areas where cannabis cultivation may have the potential to substantially affect instream flows. On February 5,2019, the State Water Board adopted updates to the Policy.

Contact Information
Peter Barnes
State Water Resources Control Board
1001 I Street
Sacramento , CA 95814

916 445-9989

Location

Regions
Statewide

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15308 - Class 8
Reasons for Exemption
The updates to the Policy meets the requirements of Water Code section 13149(b)(1). The updates to the Policy do not allow a relaxation of existing streeamflow standards as it requires that cannabis cultivators comply with existing instream flow requirements or the Policy's instream flow requirements, whichever is greater.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
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