MERLE'S MOUNTAIN, LLC (201629910448), Michael Kennedy

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Trinity County
Document Title
MERLE'S MOUNTAIN, LLC (201629910448), Michael Kennedy
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Document Description
The proposed cultivation project described herein (Project) includes the cultivation of up to 10,000 square feet (SF) of mixed light located in Trinity County on Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN): 011-020-002-000. The applicant is seeking a Small Mixed Light Cannabis Cultivation License from the County (CCL-146). Cultivation activities include approx. 10,000 SF of mixed-light canopy area consisting of four (4) 30’x100’ greenhouses and a 16’x60’ greenhouse for mature canopy and a 25’x60’ area for immature canopy. Other support infrastructure includes a 24’x40’ two-story building for processing, harvest storage and administrative hold area; an 8’x20’ shipping containers for pesticide and agricultural chemical storage; a 20’x20’ compost area; two (2) 116,000 gallon water storage ponds, five (5) 2,500-gallon water tanks used for cultivation, two (2) 5,000-gallon water tanks for emergency use and fire suppression, and a 1,550-gallon water tank and a 2,500-gallon water tank for domestic use, and four (4) 550-gallon mixing tanks. The project proposes to demolish the existing 17’ by 21’ garage and construct a 40’ by 60’ shop above the northern residence to be used for processing, harvest storage, and an administrative hold area; to construct a 10’ by 12’ bathhouse; a 20’ by 40’ shop near the northeast corner of the southern cultivation area to be used for processing and storage; and installation of two (2) 2,500-gallon domestic water storage tanks. The project proposed an additional 90 solar panels on the roofs of both houses as well as in arrays near the house. If 10 panels are installed on each roof, there will be 70 panels on the ground. If each panel has a 2’ by 2’ concrete footing, there will be an additional 280 ft² of land disturbance. Two (2) 10’ by 10’ proposed sheds will house the generators and solar batteries. The project proposes to expand the southern pond on the western side by 30 ft. increasing the capacity to 158,000 gallons. This work will be completed with a mini excavator and skid steer, both of which will be CARB-compliant diesel-powered machines operated temporarily over a number of weeks. The proposed project sites are mostly flat, with the exception of the 40’ by 60’ proposed shop site, and will require minimal grading prior to concrete pouring for the foundations. There is an estimated 2,700 ft² of grading necessary for construction of the 40’ by 60’ shop and expanding the width of the pond by 30 feet. The timeline for this construction is within the next three years. Water for this project will be provided through a water right for a spring diversion (forbearance period: April 1- Oct 31), a permitted septic will serve as the project’s waste water needs, power is provided by approx. 3,500 gallons of propane and 50 gallons of gasoline. Carbon off-set credits, once they become available, will be purchased to off-set greenhouse gas emissions; backup generators will also be utilized for the project’s energy needs. A more detailed project description can be found in the Appendix C Checklist.

Contact Information

Drew Plebani
Agency Name
Trinity County Cannabis Divsion
Job Title
Division Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Trinity County Cannabis Divsion
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Final Environmental Document Available at
530 Main St., Weaverville CA


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


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