Ordinance Amendment Application No. PLN2020-0105 - Hemp Cultivation

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SCH Number
Public Agency
Stanislaus County
Document Title
Ordinance Amendment Application No. PLN2020-0105 - Hemp Cultivation
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Request to amend Chapter 6.85 Hemp Cultivation and Chapter 21.20 - General Agriculture District (A-2), of the Stanislaus County Code. The amendment will adopt a permanent ordinance for the cultivation of hemp in the A-2 (General Agriculture) zoning district of the unincorporated areas of Stanislaus County. The permanent ordinance will set standards for hemp cultivation, registration, nuisance, revocation, and payment of fees. Chapter 21.20 is proposed to be amended to include the hemp cultivation regulations by reference.

Contact Information

Jeremy Ballard
Agency Name
Associate Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Ceres, Hughson, Modesto, Newman, Oakdale, Patterson, Riverbank, Turlock, Waterford
Citywide, Countywide
Other Location Info
Unincorporated Stanislaus County

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
Common Sense (Section 15061)
Reasons for Exemption
This project has been determined to be generally Exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 15061 Common Sense Exemption. As stated previously, hemp is considered an agriculture commodity, therefore, the cultivation of hemp would be considered a standard agricultural practice within lands zoned A-2 (General Agriculture).
County Clerk


Notice of Exemption

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