J & H Cannabis

Summary

SCH Number
2020080251
Lead Agency
Lake County
Document Title
J & H Cannabis
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
8/17/2020
Project Applicant
Joseph Gustafson
Present Land Use
Agriculture

Document Description
Gustafson Farms, LLC. is seeking a Minor Use Permit from the County of Lake for a proposed commercial cannabis cultivation operation at 3360 Merritt Road in Kelseyville, California on Lake County APN 008-038-40 (project parcel). The project will compose of a total of 25,000 sq. ft. canopy area and A-Type 13 Distributor Transport Only, Self- Distribution. The applicant will erect fourteen (14) 1,900 ft2 automated hoop house light deprivation greenhouses/structures that will be used on the 50.9-acre agriculture zoned Project Property. Current and past land uses of the project property are/were rural residential and heavily used agriculture field for pears, grapes and walnuts. The proposed cultivation area is completely flat with approximately 3% average cross slope within the whole parcel. The project property is currently improved with a groundwater well, and an existing pear orchards, grapes and walnuts processing facility, agriculture storage shop, and a single-family house. The proposed cultivation operation will compose of two (2) 120 ft2 sheds used for chemical and equipment storage, and fertilizer and pesticides storage. The proposed cultivation areas will be located within greenhouse structures, composed of galvanized steel frames with total blackout light deprivation curtains and polycarbonate covered end walls, and encircled with 8-foot tall chain-link fences, fourteen (14) proposed greenhouse structures will each contain approximately 1,900 ft2 of canopy (25,000 ft2 total), and the remaining greenhouse space will contain 1,600 ft2 of immature plant area.

Contact Information
Sateur Ham
Lake County Community Development Department
255 N. Forbes Street
Lakeport, CA 95453

Phone : (707) 263-2221
sateur.ham@lakecountyca.gov

Location

Cities
Kelseyville
Counties
Lake
Regions
Northern California Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Merritt Road/Big Valley Road
Zip
95451
Total Acres
50.9
Parcel #
008-038-40
State Highways
29
Other Location Info
3360 Merritt Road, Kelseyville, CA

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, Class 1
Reasons for Exemption
Exemption Class 1 allows minor alteration to the existing topographical feature—an heavily used existing agricultural field for pears, peaches, walnuts, and grapes—to allow small structures to house the proposed cannabis cultivation area that can be used as a safety or health protection i.e. odor control (greenhouses), sediment runoff (storage shed).
Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15303, Class 3
Reasons for Exemption
The project would consist of new construction of small structures used within the cultivation area including the construction of (14) 1,900 ft2 greenhouses, a 120ft2 chemical and equipment storage, and 120 ft2 fertilizer and pesticides storage.
Exempt Status
Ministerial
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(1); 15268
Reasons for Exemption
The project would consist of new construction of small structures used within the cultivation area including the construction of (14) 1,900 ft2 greenhouses, a 120ft2 chemical and equipment storage, and 120 ft2 fertilizer and pesticides storage. Under section 15268 ministerial project, the number of small structures (greenhouses) are allowable within the agriculture zone permitted in Lake County Zoning Ordinance Article 5. Exemption Class 1 allows minor alteration to the existing topographical feature—an heavily used existing agricultural field for pears, peaches, walnuts, and grapes—to allow small structures to house the proposed cannabis cultivation area that can be used as a safety or health protection i.e. odor control (greenhouses), sediment runoff (storage shed).

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
Gustafson NOE_CDFW Receipt   PDF 199 K

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