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§ 15001.2. Renewal of Provisional License.

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Title 4. Business Regulations
Division 19. Department of Cannabis Control
Chapter 1. All Licensees
Article 2. Applications
4 CCR § 15001.2
§ 15001.2. Renewal of Provisional License.
(a) To timely renew a provisional license, the provisional licensee shall comply with the requirements of section 15020.
(b) For provisional license renewals from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023, in addition to the requirements of section 15020, a provisional licensee must also provide to the Department:
(1) Evidence that one of the following California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) (Division 13 (commencing with section 21000) of the Public Resources Code) requirements has been met:
(A) Documentation, such as a letter, report, notice or other type of written communication from the local jurisdiction, demonstrating that the local jurisdiction is in the process of preparing a site-specific initial study, addendum, or checklist pursuant to title 14, California Code of Regulations, section 15063, 15164, 15168, or 15183 to demonstrate whether it is consistent with a previously circulated and adopted negative declaration, mitigated negative declaration, or environmental impact report;
(B) Documentation, such as a letter, report, notice or other type of written communication from the local jurisdiction, demonstrating that the local jurisdiction has made substantial progress during the previous 12-month licensure term toward completing project specific environmental review by drafting, preparing, or circulating for public review an environmental document pursuant to CEQA;
(C) Documentation requested by the Department of the provisional licensee that demonstrates the furtherance of environmental review during the previous 12-month licensure term;
(D) Other information requested by the Department from the provisional licensee that demonstrates evidence of substantial progress toward compliance with CEQA during the previous 12-month licensure term; or
(E) Documentation that demonstrates compliance with CEQA is complete.
(2) For cultivation licenses, a provisional licensee must also provide one of the following forms of documentation demonstrating progress with compliance with chapter 6 (commencing with section 1600) of division 2 of the Fish and Game Code:
(A) A final streambed alteration agreement issued by the Department of Fish and Wildlife;
(B) A draft streambed alteration agreement provided by the Department of Fish and Wildlife and signed and returned to the Department of Fish and Wildlife by the provisional licensee;
(C) Written verification by the Department of Fish and Wildlife that the provisional licensee has submitted a complete notification described in section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code; or
(D) Written verification by the Department of Fish and Wildlife that a streambed alteration agreement is not needed.
(c) For provisional license renewals on or after July 1, 2023, in addition to the information required in section 15020, a provisional licensee must also provide to the Department:
(1) Documentation, such as a full or partial copy of the administrative record, demonstrating that one of the following CEQA requirements has been met:
(A) The local jurisdiction has prepared and circulated for public review a negative declaration or a mitigated negative declaration;
(B) The local jurisdiction has determined that an environmental impact report is required pursuant to section 21157 of the Public Resources Code and has either made substantial progress in preparing that environmental impact report or has a contract or contracts with consultants in place for the preparation of that environmental impact report;
(C) The local jurisdiction has certified that it has conducted a reasonably comprehensive site-specific review and has reviewed, prepared, and deemed complete an initial study, addendum, or checklist pursuant to title 14, California Code of Regulations, section 15063, 15164, 15168, or 15183 demonstrating consistency with a previously circulated and adopted negative declaration, mitigated negative declaration, or environmental impact report, in preparation for approval of an annual license; or
(D) The local jurisdiction has reviewed, prepared, and deemed complete a notice of exemption pursuant to section 21108 or 21152 of the Public Resources Code, except for ministerial projects not subject to the California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to section 21080(b)(1) of the Public Resources Code.
(E) Documentation submitted pursuant to subsection (c)(1) may include, but is not limited to:
(i) Any environmental documentation, including, but not limited to, an exemption, initial study, negative declaration, mitigated negative declaration, and/or environmental impact report;
(ii) Any staff reports and related documents prepared by the local jurisdiction;
(iii) Any written transcript or minutes of the proceedings of the local jurisdiction;
(iv) Any notice(s) issued by the local jurisdiction to comply with CEQA and the CEQA Guidelines;
(v) Any proposed decisions or findings considered by the local jurisdiction by its staff or the applicant; and
(vi) Any documentation of the local jurisdiction's final decision.
(2) For cultivation licensees, one of the following forms of documentation demonstrating progress with compliance with chapter 6 (commencing with section 1600) of division 2 of the Fish and Game Code:
(A) A final streambed alteration agreement issued by the Department of Fish and Wildlife;
(B) A draft streambed alteration agreement provided by the Department of Fish and Wildlife and signed and returned to the Department of Fish and Wildlife by the provisional licensee; or
(C) Written verification from the Department of Fish and Wildlife that a streambed alteration agreement is not needed.
(d) The Department will not renew a provisional license authorizing cultivation if:
(1) The State Water Resources Control Board has notified the Department that the provisional licensee is not in compliance with section 26060.1(a) or (b) of the Business and Professions Code or the principles, guidelines, and requirements established pursuant to section 13149 of the Water Code.
(2) The Department of Fish and Wildlife has notified the Department that the provisional licensee is not in compliance with any final streambed alteration agreement, any conditions set forth in a signed draft streambed alteration agreement, or a condition established pursuant to section 26060.1(a) or (b)(1) and (2) of the Business and Professions Code.
(3) After January 1, 2023, if renewing the license would cause a licensee to hold multiple cultivation licenses on contiguous premises to exceed one acre of total canopy for outdoor cultivation or 22,000 square feet for mixed-light or indoor cultivation. For the purposes of this section, premises will be considered contiguous if they are connected, touching, or adjoining.
Note: Authority cited: Section 26013, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 26050.2, Business and Professions Code.
HISTORY
1. New section filed 9-27-2021 as an emergency; operative 9-27-2021 (Register 2021, No. 40). This filing is a deemed emergency pursuant to Business and Professions Code sections 26013(b)(3) and 26153.1(k). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 3-28-2022 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
This database is current through 11/12/21 Register 2021, No. 46
4 CCR § 15001.2, 4 CA ADC § 15001.2
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