From the State Water Resources Control Board:
“The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board or Board) has updated its website with a Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment, Staff Informational Workshop, Board Workshop, and Public Hearing (Notice). The State Water Board will accept public comments on the proposed updates to the Cannabis Cultivation Policy – Principles and Guidelines for Cannabis Cultivation (Cannabis Policy), Cannabis Cultivation Policy Staff Report, and General Waste Discharge Requirements and Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges of Waste Associated with Cannabis Cultivation Activities (Cannabis Cultivation General Order).
A Board workshop is scheduled for October 16, 2018, in Sacramento to provide information on the proposed updates to the documents and receive public comments. The State Water Board will also hold a staff informational workshop on November 8, 2018, in Fortuna, California to present information and answer questions. The State Water Board is scheduled to hold two public hearings on February 5, 2019, in Sacramento to receive oral comments regarding (1) the Cannabis Policy, and (2) the Cannabis Cultivation General Order. The Board workshop in Sacramento on October 16, 2018, and public hearings on February 5, 2019, will be webcast.
The three draft documents available for public comment are provided below:
The Notice, draft documents, and other information are available on the State Water Board’s Cannabis Cultivation webpage at: www.waterboards.ca.gov/cannabis
Please direct all questions regarding the proposed updates as indicated below:
- Cannabis Policy – (916) 341-5363 or CannabisWR@waterboards.ca.gov.
- Cannabis Cultivation General Order – (916) 341-5580 or DWQ.Cannabis@waterboards.ca.gov.
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