Environmental Compliance Services for Medical Cannabis Cultivation
Established in 1991 and with offices in San Diego, Sacramento, Orange, and Riverside counties, HELIX provides a broad range of environmental and design services throughout California and the western United States. HELIX has extensive experience helping both public and private clients comply with environmental laws and regulations, manage natural and cultural resources, and design and construct sustainable projects.
With core service areas including the provision of environmental compliance documents and regulatory permitting services, HELIX has successfully prepared hundreds of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) documents over its 25 year history. This ranges from Categorical Exemptions/Exclusions (CEs) and simple Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MNDs), to complex Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs) and Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) for very large-scale and controversial projects. HELIX also prepares many of the technical studies that are needed to support these documents and permit processes, and we advise our clients on environmental compliance before, during, and after project implementation. HELIX has extensive experience in successfully obtaining regulatory approvals for projects and also understands the importance of assuring that regulatory procedures are rigorously followed to satisfy compliance requirements and avoid delays.
HELIX provides services to a variety of market sectors in California, including the medical cannabis sector. The services HELIX provides for medical cannabis cultivation, and other related projects, include:
- Biological Site Assessments
- Cultural Resources Site Assessments
- Site Plan/Plot Plan Preparation
- Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) Notice of Intent (NOI) Applications
- RWQCB Stormwater Permits and Water Quality Certifications
- RWQCB Cannabis Cultivation Area Tier Determinations
- Site Management Plans
- US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Permits
- California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Streambed Alteration Agreements
- Wetland Determinations
- Endangered Species Surveys
- Local Government Assistance (assistance to both cultivators and local governments)
- California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Documentation (site specific and regional planning level documentation)
- Construction and Mitigation Monitoring
- Habitat Restoration
For more information or to discuss your project, please contact Dave Claycomb, Northern California Regional Manager, at 916.365.8700, ext. 101.