This Initial Study has been prepared in order to analyze the proposed construction of a commercial cannabis cultivation and manufacturing facility in the City of California City. The proposed facility, hereafter referred to as "the Project," will be developed in accordance with adopted City Ordinances pertaining to the location and regulation of cannabis cultivation and manufacturing facility. Article IX, Section 9-2, of the City's Municipal Code authorizes the proposed use in the Light Industrial Zoning District. On August 28, 2018, the City of California City adopted Ordinance No. 18-765 pertaining to the regulation of cannabis cultivation and manufacturing facility, which is codified in Title 9, Chapter 2, Articles 21 and 29, and Title 5, Chapter 6, of the California City Municipal Code. The proposed Project is in the M-1 (Light Industrial Zoning District); which authorizes commercial cannabis cultivation facilities as a permitted and authorized use, and only subject to a site plan review and building permit. These facilities are subject to all State Law and regulations including the California Code of Regulations, Title 21, Division 42, Bureau of Cannabis Control. The City of California City allows both cannabis cultivation and manufacturing facilities, as a permitted use on property zoned M-1 (Light Industrial Zoning District). Cannabis Businesses shall be permitted, in accordance with the criteria and procedures set forth Title 5, Chapter 6 of the California City Municipal Code and upon application and approval of a regulatory permit pertaining to operation of the facility including the duty to obtain any, and all, required state licenses. The proposed Project is in M-1 (Light Industrial Zoning District). All cannabis related activities are only permitted in the interior of enclosed structures, facilities, and buildings.
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Cannabis Program (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB), Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, California Highway Patrol (CHP)
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