PAGE 1. Welcome page: site menu header; company logo; professional contact info; services offered; related agency links; business philosophy/description: "Integrating the principles of adaptive watershed management with permaculture land and water use practices and cannabis farming techniques to create watershed sustainability."
PAGE 2. Process page:
Compliant Farms Program Procedure
We facilitate enrollment into the Regional Water Board’s Cannabis Waiver Program. The following is a brief overview of the Compliant Farms’ process for assessment, enrollment, and monitoring of cannabis farms.
1. Client contacts Compliant Farms. Client contact information and parcel numbers are collected, primary and secondary site assessments are scheduled.
2. Aerial images and other preliminary maps are prepared.
3. Primary Site Assessment. Contract and Site Access Agreement is signed and fees associated with the primary assessment are collected. Thorough inspection of the parcel’s developed, cultivated, drainage, and adjacent wild land areas, information is collected to:
a. Provide client with a list of ‘triage’ action items highlighting best management actions to be taken as soon as possible to reduce negative environmental impacts, and potentially improve the Tier they enroll in.
b. Collect information for water rights permitting, assess need for California Fish and Wildlife permits.
c. If property is evaluated at Tier 1:
i. Collect information to compile the Monitoring and Reporting Program (MRP).
ii. Collect fees for enrollment.
iii. Sign Compliant Farms contract for facilitated enrollment process.
4. Design monitoring and reporting program. Provide client with an estimate of associated costs for program enrollment.
5. Secondary Site Assessment. Conduct a follow-up inspection (with engineer, contractor, restorationist, CDFW agent, if applicable) of the parcel’s developed and cultivated areas, associated drainage, and adjacent wild land areas to collect information needed to:
a. Submit permits to the CDFW, NCRWQCB, or the County of Humboldt if applicable.
b. Verify tier status to enroll in the Waiver of Waste Discharge program. Sign contract for facilitated enrollment, collect fees and information required to file the NOI and MRP.
7. Division of Water Rights and Fish and Wildlife permits are prepared and filed if needed.
8. For Tier 2 dischargers, Water Resources Protection Plans are developed and provided to Client within 90-days. Such plans will include a timeline for implementation as appropriate.
9. MRP follow up visits are scheduled if needed.
10. Annual site assessment and re-enrollment are scheduled.
11. Client is provided with a final package containing copies of all developed plans and permits.
PAGE 3. Certification page: (further text to be provided)
"Compliant Farms sees compliancy as a baseline for cannabis farms. We encourage all of our clients to go beyond compliancy and establish systems of regeneration. We provide consultation and certification for clients seeking this higher tier of operation, based on the guidelines listed here, as well as the use of our certification for marketing purposes."
(embedded compliance links; company logos)
PAGE 4. Watershed Fund page: ling to hafoundation.org/watershed. Text: Description: Compliant Farms recognizes the opportunity for our communities to move beyond the trend of boom and bust natural resource extraction. Guided by permaculture principles and focusing on individual efforts that have great, cumulative effects, as a community we can participate in the process of adaptive land management for a regenerative future. Compliant Farms was formed as the cultural, regulatory and ecological worlds of small, private cannabis farms collided. Through the design and implementation of site specific management plans we facilitate an approach for our community to become better land stewards. In business plan and process, through education and resource sharing, from the generosity of our clients, cannabis farmers, the Watershed Fund was born. The Watershed Fund supports collaborative, action-based projects that generate data to quantify improved resource use. The results can develop a replicable framework and inform decision making as we transition to a regenerative model. (Watershed Fund logo.)
PAGE 5. Partners page:
"Compliant Farms is a collaboration of Hollie Hall and Associates Watershed Resources Consulting and High Tide Permaculture providing property owners with the guidance, information and services needed to navigate the environmental regulatory agency waters. We specialize in the implementation of a streamlined process to ensure delivery of a high quality product without the big firm prices."
(Watershed Resources Consulting logo/contact info; High Tide Permaculture logo/contact info)
PAGE 6. Resources:
"Below are articles that provide a streamlined process to save you time and money on your path to environmental compliancy."
Link/A Self-Guided Process for Determining Cannabis Farm Tier Status
Link/5-Steps to Fish Friendly Cannabis Farming
Link/Beyond Compliance: Healthy Watersheds are the Base for Link/Sustainable Cannabis
Link/Protect Your Water and Local Rivers - Legalize Your Water Use
(includes 9-page PDFs "Site Design For Cannabis Cultivation" to be provided)