Earley Farms LLC, Conditional Use Permit for 47,560 ft.² of Existing Outdoor Cultivation

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Summary

SCH Number
2015102005
Lead Agency
Humboldt County
Document Title
Earley Farms LLC, Conditional Use Permit for 47,560 ft.² of Existing Outdoor Cultivation
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
5/6/2024
Document Description
A Conditional Use Permit for authorizing the continued operation of pre-existing commercial cannabis cultivation on a parcel where approximately 68,000 square feet of area was historically used for outdoor cultivation and approximately 4,400 square feet of area was used for mixed light cultivation operated from the property since prior to 2016. Under the Use Permit, one (1) acre of the prior outdoor cultivation is proposed to be continued and the 4,400 square feet of Mixed-Light Cultivation will instead be operated in an Outdoor fashion, for a combined total of approximately 47,560 square feet of outdoor cultivation. Cultivation activities are proposed to be removed and relocated from three existing sites and consolidated within two distinct areas on the property. The three former sites are proposed to be fully remediated following removal of all cultivation infrastructure. Cultivation will continue to occur primarily in pots, within a series of approximately 22 greenhouses, each approximately 20 feet in width and of varying lengths. Light deprivation techniques will be used to induce early flowering and allow for a total of 2 harvests per year in each of the greenhouses. Juvenile cannabis plants will be supplied to the property twice a year delivered from an off-site licensed nursery. Two (2) greenhouses (each approximately 2,000 square feet in size) are proposed to be constructed and will primarily be used as propagation areas to help mature juvenile plants used during the second cultivation cycle. No supplemental lighting or generators are used as part of the cultivation and propagation activities. Annual estimated water usage for cultivation is 687,000 gallons and all water for irrigation is provided by an existing off-stream rainwater catchment pond with approximately 2,000,000 gallons of storage. Initial processing and drying of the harvest occurs within two existing barns and further processing occurs off-site. All cultivation operations are conducted by the property owner and their family.

Contact Information

Name
Steven Lazar
Agency Name
Humboldt County Planning & Building Department
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Counties
Humboldt
Cross Streets
Alderpoint Road & Church Lane
Zip
95514
Total Acres
± 320 acres
Jobs
3
Parcel #
217-251-003, 217-244-004, 217-244-007 & 217-225-007
State Highways
Highway 36
Schools
Casterlin Elementary
Waterways
Cooper Creek, Larabee Creek
Township
02S
Range
05E
Section
S9&S10
Base
Humboldt
Other Location Info
The project parcels are located in Humboldt County, in the Blocksburg area, approximately 2.25 miles from the intersection of Church Street and an unnamed access road, and approximately 3.5 miles from the intersection of Church Street and Alderpoint Road, in Township 02S of Range 05E Sections 3, 9 and 10 Humboldt Base & Meridian.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Humboldt County Planning Commission
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Humboldt
Final Environmental Document Available at
https://humboldtgov.org/DocumentCenter/View/53373

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes (Addendum to MND for project approval)
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
No
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Attachments

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