Use Permit 19-14, Variance VR 19-03, Categorical Exemption CE19-28 Ophira Processing, LLC


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Lake County
Document Title
Use Permit 19-14, Variance VR 19-03, Categorical Exemption CE19-28 Ophira Processing, LLC
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Ophira Processing, LLC is a cannabis processor, proposing to take the raw cannabis plant and extracting oils using food grade ethanol. The resulting oil will be sold wholesale for use in cannabis consumer products including concentrates, topicals, and edibles. The processing (manufacturing) will take place in an existing 3,555 sq. ft. structure, which was used in the past as an appliance repair shop, and other industrial uses.

Contact Information
Byron Turner
Lake County Community Development Department
255 North Forbes Street
Lakeport, CA 95453

Phone : (707) 263-2221


Cross Streets
109 Soda Bay Road

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, Class 1
Reasons for Exemption
Class 1 - Existing Facilities. T The applicant(s) would be operating equipment for the processing of cannabis in an existing building, previously used for industrial purposes, located in the Heavy Industrial Zoning District, where the General Plan identifies as Industrial. The proposed project has been reviewed for compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and it has been determined that the project is categorically exempt from the provisions of the CEQA Guidelines pursuant to the Provisions of Title 14 of the California Administrative Code, Section 15301(a) (Existing Facilities), as an existing facility involving negligible expansion of use in an existing industrial building involving only interior improvements. No exceptions listed under Section 15300.2 apply. There is no reasonable possibility that the project would have a significant effect on the environment.


Notice of Exemption
2019110243 Use Permit 19-14, Variance VR 19-03   PDF 1359 K

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