This is exactly why we have partnered with Piersante and Associates. Many jurisdictions have either passed the Authority to the state, requiring the operator to supply all documentation equivalent to the EIR, or produced inadequate EIR documents, putting some of the documents back onto the operator. Please get on top of this if you have a Provisional License!
#californiacannabis – “Recent legislation is now requiring that provisional license applications will only be issued until June 30, 2022, and after that a holder of a provisional license must show that efforts are being made to comply with CEQA but anyone seeking to obtain a new license beyond that date now must show full CEQA compliance before the license can be issued….
Under CEQA the governmental entity which is involved cannot grant the necessary permit without a required environmental-impact report (EIR)…..
If CEQA compliance is required, you should add the possible cost of compliance in your business plans and make sure, if you need to deal with CEQA, that you have appropriate consultants and counsel on board.”
The Law Office of Dale Schafer is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Mark A. Piersante, of Piersante & Associates, to bring an additional resource for CEQA to the California cannabis industry.
Mark A. Piersante, Principal of Piersante & Associates LLC., has spent over 20 years as a highly successful environmental compliance manager and permitting consultant. Prior to that, he worked for Chevron for 21 years [as a Process Engineer (5 yrs); Environmental & Safety Manager (9 years); and executive staff Senior Environmental Specialist (7)].
Mark is an expert at managing projects requiring discretionary government agency approval and environmental analysis by government agencies, including environmental impact reports to comply with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), procurement of conditional land use permits, air permits, wastewater discharge permits, dredge and fill permits, water quality certifications, negotiations with federal, state and local government agencies, and management of compliance with project mitigation measures implementation. Now, he is bringing his knowledge and expertise to the California cannabis industry. In collaboration with Attorney Dale Schafer, Mark is now available to assist operators in successfully transitioning their Provisional State Licenses over to Annual State Licenses. This includes complete management of the government agency and public approval processes.
To schedule a consultation, with Mr. Schafer and Mr. Piersante, please email email@example.com or call for an appointment at (530) 320-4191.