Cannabis cultivators may apply for a General Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement for Activities Related to Cannabis Cultivation, referred to as a General Agreement. The General Agreement applies only to the construction, reconstruction, maintenance, or repair of Stream Crossings (in the form of a bridge, culvert, or rock ford) and Water Diversions on non-finfish rivers, streams, and lakes for the purpose of Cannabis Cultivation.
The General Agreement is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) because it is a ministerial permit. Upon receipt of the notification, certifications, and applicable fee(s), CDFW shall authorize the Covered Activity or Activities described in the Notification.
Before you notify, CDFW recommends you: