Are you Growing More Than 2000 Square Feet of Cannabis?
Press release and information from the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board:
Growing more than 2000 square feet of cannabis? By February 15, 2016 cultivators with more than 2000 square feet of cultivated area are required to enroll in a new water quality regulatory program (Order R1-2015-0023), either directly with the Regional Water Board, or via an approved third party program.
At this time there are no approved third party programs; upon Regional Water Board approval approved third party programs will be listed on this webpage.
Prior to February 15, 2016, you may request Regional Water Board staff to conduct a pre-enrollment inspection. This is an opportunity to verify tier status, identify features to include in a water resource protection plan, and discuss treatment schedules. (Go here for more)
Or see below for two clinics planned this month. ——————————–
Staff of the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board announce the first two of several planned clinics to be held throughout the region to answer questions and assist cannabis growers with enrollment for coverage under Order No. 2015-0023 Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirements and General Water Quality Certification for Discharges of Waste Resulting from Cannabis Cultivation and Associated Activities or Operations with Similar Environmental Effects In the North Coast Region:
January 12, 2016, from 2:00 – 7:00 PM at the
Regional Water Quality Control Board Hearing Room
5550 Skylane Boulevard, Suite A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
January 14, 2016, from 2:00 – 7:00 PM at the
Willits Public Library Community Room
390 E Commercial St
Willits, CA 95490
The clinics are designed to provide growers with information and assistance with the following:
– Assistance in developing the enrollment package (Notice of Intent and the Monitoring and Reporting Program)
– Information on the Order’s tier structure.
– Information on how to process enrollments and fees
– Information on third party programs
– Guidance on determining whether enrollment is required
– General questions about the Order
Site specific analysis and determinations will not be available during the clinic, however, growers may bring site maps, sketches, images, or other information for discussion purposes. Interested participants can drop in at any time during the clinic, however, assistance will be provided on a first come, first served basis. While every attempt will be made to assist all participants, we cannot guarantee that everyone will get personalized assistance and the clinics must end at the scheduled time. Additional enrollment clinics will be scheduled throughout the North Coast Region during January and February 2016 and will be noticed through this email listserve* and the following website, at a minimum:
*If anyone you know is interested in subscribing to the North Coast Cannabis Waste Discharge Regulatory Program email listserv, they can sign up here: http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/resources/email_subscriptions/reg1_subscribe.shtml