We assist small cannabis farmers navigate the complex path to Third Party Certification and legalization.
Prior to starting Cannabis Compliance Services, Dr. Cynthia worked for the State of California’s Departments of Fish and Wildlife and Water Resources as a Senior Scientist. Cynthia has specialized expertise in watershed assessment, water quality, fish and wildlife physiology and behavior, and designing compliance-related monitoring programs. She earned her PhD at UC Davis in Animal Biology, MS at San Jose State in Natural Science, and BS at UC Santa Cruz in Biology. Cynthia was elected to the Board of Directors for the Salmonid Restoration Federation in 2015. She has been a resident of Mendocino County since 1998, relocating from Santa Cruz Co. She provides her 30 years of scientific expertise to help farmers complete the cannabis regulatory processes. When not consulting, Cynthia is usually riding her endurance horse Cruz, all over Mendocino County and beyond.
Prior to consulting as a Compliance Officer, Eric worked for the State of California’s Department of Fish and Game as a Game Warden in Mendocino County until he retired in 2015. Eric has expertise in Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements (FGC 1600s), fuel and hazardous materials storage and transport, and other environmental issues. He was a member of the Mendocino County Environmental Crimes Taskforce and has been a resident of Mendocino County since 1998. He provides his 30 years of environmental regulation to work assisting you to navigate the complex permitting path to legalization. He enjoys translating State laws and regulations in understandable terms to Mendo farmers. When enjoying his retirement, Eric is spearfishing, fishing, or riding with Cynthia.
STEP 1: PRE-THIRD PARTY INSPECTION EVALUATION
Do you need help preparing for your Third Party Inspection?
We offer on-site evaluations of your farm operation and can itemize the actions that you must take to prepare to pass your Third Party Inspection. The Pre-Third Party Inspection Evaluation includes assessment of applicable City, Mendocino County, North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (NCRWQCB) permits requirements.
STEP 2: PERMITTING PAPERWORK SUPPORT
Do you need assistance completing your County and NCRWQCB Appendices A (Notice of Intent) and C (Reporting Form) paperwork?
The permitting process is complicated and the associated paperwork complex. We can guide you through the process or complete and submit the paperwork upon your behalf.
STEP 3: WATERSHED RESOURCE PROTECTION PLAN (WRPP)
Do you need assistance developing your required Watershed Resource Protection Plan for the NCRWQCB?
We can develop or guide you through the process of developing your Watershed Resource Protection Plan required by the NCRWQCB.
STEP 4: THIRD PARTY INSPECTION SUPPORT
Do you want to have a practice run for your Third Party Inspection? Do you want on-site support during your Third Party Inspection?
We can provide a shakedown cruise specifically for your set of circumstances to help build your confidence to pass your Third Party Inspection.
STEP 5: ANNUAL MONITORING AND REPORTING
Are you ready to complete the required annual monitoring and reporting requirements?
We can guide you thru the process of completing the annual monitoring and reporting requirements and teach you to DIY next year.
HOURLY RATES -Steps 1-5 = $150/Hr
*Rates for 1600 Permits and Biological Surveys dependent on complexity
STEP 6. CONDUCT THIRD PARTY INSPECTIONS
Are you ready for your Third Party Inspection Certifications?
We hope to complete the entire certification process with our local Mendo County cannabis farmers- from Pre-Inspection to passing the strict Third Party Inspection Certification!
GROUP DISCOUNTS We offer discounts to multiple parcels evaluations associated with Private Landowners, Watershed Association Members, Road Association Members, Ag and Livestock Associations, Cooperatives, and Collectives.
MENDOCINO COUNTY'S DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
NORTH COAST REGIONAL WATER QUALITY CONTROL BOARD
STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD