• Water Quality & Management

    Water Quality Control Plans & Permitting

Northern California Water Quality and Management Consulting


Core Services

Site Management Plans

With extensive experience in water quality management related to cannabis cultivation, our team of Water Quality Analysts and Technicians are qualified to assess projects for compliance with current policy and to develop Site Management Plans for cannabis cultivators pursuing state licensing. Site Management Plans are developed pursuant to State Water Resource Control Board (SWRCB) Order WQ 2017-0023-DWQ and in consideration of Fish and Game Code 1602.


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Site Erosion and Sediment Control

Slope failure related to hillside grading and development is a common occurrence along California's north coast. Our team of qualified professionals can work to stabilize and reinforce developed or proposed sites to withstand future storm events. Site Erosion and Sediment Control Plans are developed pursuant to SWRCB Order WQ 2017-0023-DWQ and in consideration of Fish and Game Code 1602.


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Nitrogen Management Plans

 


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Site Closure Plans

 


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Storm and Waste Water Management

 


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Water Supply and Management

 


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SWPPP Development

Construction activities which disturb one acre or more of land are required to implement a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) prepared by a Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD) pursuant to WQ Order 2009-009-DWQ and National Pollution Discharge Elimination System No. CAS000002, as amended by Order No. 2010-0014-DWQ and Order No. 2012-0006-DWQ. Construction activities that may require a SWPPP include:

  • ● Any construction or demolition activity, including but not limited to, clearing, grading, grubbing, or excavation, or any other activity that results in a land disturbance of equal to or greater than one acre.
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  • ● Construction activities that result in land disturbance of less than one acre if the construction activity is part of a larger common plan of development or sale of one or more acres of disturbed land surface.
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  • ● Construction activity related to residential, commercial, or industrial development on lands currently used for agriculture including, but not limited to, the construction of buildings related to agriculture that are considered industrial pursuant to USEPA regulations, such as dairy barns and food processing facilities.
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  • ● Discharges of sediment associated with oil and gas exploration, production, processing, or treatment operations or transmission facilities.
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  • ● Cannabis cultivators whose activities disturb one or more acres of soil or whose projects disturb less than one acre but are part of a larger common plan of development that in total disturbs one or more acres.