Highway 53 Cannabis Cultivation


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Lake County
Document Title
Highway 53 Cannabis Cultivation
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Vacant-grazing land; Rural residential

Document Description
The proposed cultivation project will take place on two contiguous parcels totaling 105.5 acres of land area, located at 1000 and 1270 State Highway 53, Clearlake, California, and is further described as Assessor’s Parcel Numbers: 010-055-26 and 010-055-27. The total proposed project premise includes approximately 20 acres of area space with 635,540.40 square feet cultivation area and a total of five (5) acres of cannabis canopy between two sites. The cannabis plants will be grown on the existing natural contours of the ground surface in individual grow bags filled with imported soil. The proposed improvements within the cultivation areas include equipment and soil staging areas, parking areas, water tanks, storage areas for equipment, topsoil, pesticides, and fertilizers. The existing agricultural water system will be pumped and used for irrigation for each fabric smart pots using a drip-line irrigation method for conservation. The proposed project will have a separate water supply to accommodate each parcel; in the northern parcel, there are two wells, one propane-powered pumphouse, and an 8,000-gallon cement cistern and in the southern parcel, there is one well and an 11,000-gallon cement cistern. Water tanks and mixing tanks, ranging from 500 to 5,000 gallons in size, will be used to store water and mix nutrients.

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

Phone : (707) 263-2221


38°59'29.2"N 122°36'31.8"W
Northern California Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Ogulin Canyon Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
010-055-26 & 010-055-27
State Highways
Other Location Info
1000 & 1270 Highway 53, Clearlake, CA

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Commercial (Cannabis Cultivation)(Sq. Ft. 635540, Acres 20, Employees 10)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Geology/Soils Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Mandatory Findings of Significance Noise Septic System Tribal Cultural Resources Utilities/Service Systems Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW) California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB) Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Food and Agriculture Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Attachment A-Property Management Plan   PDF 6435 K Attachment B-Site Plans   PDF 8544 K Attachment C-Biological Resource Asssessment   PDF 3561 K Attachment D-Forest Fire Prevention Plan   PDF 1058 K Attachment E-Botanical Survey Report   PDF 1470 K Attachment F-Oak Woodland Management and Mitigation Plan   PDF 868 K Attachment G-Site Visit Photos   PDF 126954 K Attachment H-Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program   PDF 156 K Initial Study for Highway 53 (IS19-71)   PDF 3289 K Notice of Intent-Highway 53   PDF 712 K Summary Form for Laythen Martines   PDF 578 K
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
NOC_ Laythen   PDF 235 K

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