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The Licensing of Commercial Cannabis in Mendocino County Project Environmental Impact Report

The Licensing of Commercial Cannabis in Mendocino County Project Environmental Impact Report


The Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Licensing of Commercial Cannabis Cultivation in Mendocino County Project (Project). The Project consists of the DCC actions to approve annual licensing of such commercial cannabis cultivation operations in Mendocino County under California Code of Regulations, title 4, section 15002.

The EIR will programmatically evaluate the environmental impacts of the DCC’s annual licensing of commercial cannabis cultivation operations in the county as well as the environmental impacts of future licensed commercial cannabis cultivation operations. DCC, which is responsible for the issuance of state commercial cannabis cultivation licenses, will be lead agency in accordance with CEQA in connection with the issuance of such licenses in Mendocino County.  

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Public comment period

Start date: August 2, 2023

End date: August 31, 2023

How to submit a comment

Submit comments in writing by mail or email.

Virtual scoping meeting

DCC will hold a virtual scoping meeting. Attendees may participate through the WebEx online platform or by telephone.

Meeting date: Tuesday, August 22, 2023 – 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Participate through Webex

Webinar number

2539 983 9566

Webinar password

MendocinoEIRpblc (63636247 from phones and video systems)

Join by phone

1-844-621-3956 United States Toll Free
+1-650-479-3208 United States Toll

Access code

253 998 39566

Reasonable accommodations

Limited in-person seating may be available at the scoping meeting.


Department Hearing Room
2920 Kilgore Road
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Attendees must comply with all COVID-19 safety protocols. Please contact Charisse Diaz at or (916) 465-9025 by 4:30 p.m. on August 21, 2023, if an accommodation is necessary.