Series of Clinics to Help Cannabis Growers Become Compliant on Water Issues

Press release from the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region:


Tarp lined holding area for a spring used to water a trespass grow on public lands in 2013. [Photo by Kym Kemp]

To Interested Parties:Staff of the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board announces a series of planned clinics to be held throughout the region to answer questions and assist cannabis growers with enrollment for coverage under Order No. R1-2015-0023 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.January 26, 2016, from 2:00 – 7:00 PM at the
Redwood Playhouse
286 Sprowel Creek Road
Garberville, CA  95542January 27, 2016, from 12:00-3:00 PM and 5:00-8:00 PM at the
Petrolia Community Center
29230 Mattole Road
Petrolia, CA  95558

February 1, 2016, from 2:00 – 7:00 PM at the
Arcata Community Center, Arts and Crafts Room
736 F Street
Arcata, CA  95521

February 2, 2016, from 2:00 – 7:00 PM at the
Ukiah Valley Conference Center, Chanin Blanc Room
200 South School Street
Ukiah, CA  95482

February 3, 2016, from 2:00 – 7:00 PM at the
Bigfoot Country Club
333 Bigfoot Avenue
Willow Creek, CA  95573

February 4, 2016, from 2:00 – 5:00 PM and 6:30-8:00 PM at the
Panamnik Building
38150 Highway 96
Orleans, CA  95556


The clinics are designed to provide growers with information and assistance with the following:

–          Guidance on determining whether enrollment is required

–          General questions about the Order

–          Information on the Order’s tier structure.

–          Information on how to file enrollments and fees

–          Information on third party programs

–          Assistance in preparing the enrollment package (Notice of Intent and the Monitoring and Reporting Program)


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 our email list subscription and the following website, at a minimum:


If you know someone interested in subscribing to the North Coast Cannabis Waste Discharge Regulatory Program email listserv, they can sign up here:


If you have any questions about these events you may contact a member of the North Coast Regional Water Board’s cannabis team or at (707) 576-2676.


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