CUP 2021-01 Chief Farms

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Inyo County
Document Title
CUP 2021-01 Chief Farms
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use

Document Description
The proposed project is for a cannabis microbusiness license, including cultivation, non-volatile manufacturing, and distribution. This project would require (1) 840 ft2 residential building for staff, (1) 1,440 ft2 manufacturing building, and (5) 3,060 ft2 green house structures for cultivation. The project is located on an 18-acre parcel; however, the project site area is just under 2-acres at the northern end of the property.

Contact Information
Steven Karamitros
Inyo County Planning Department
Lead/Public Agency
168 N. Edwards St. PO Drawer "L"
Independence, CA 93526

Phone : (760) 878-0268
Chief Farms, LLC (Luis Machado)
Project Applicant
8309 Laurel Canyon Blvd. #193
Sun Valley, CA 91352

Phone : (818) 336-7234


35°50'28.8"N 117°52'36.6"W
Cross Streets
Sterling Rd. & Nine Mile Canyon Rd
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
US 395

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Commercial (cannabis micro-business (cultivation, manufacturing, distribute))(Sq. Ft. 18000, Acres 2, Employees 10)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Biological Resources Cultural Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Hydrology/Water Quality Sewer Capacity Solid Waste Vegetation
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) California Department of Transportation, District 9 (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, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB) Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Office of Historic Preservation Sierra Nevada Conservancy California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW)


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Chief Farms Facility_Geotech Report   PDF 3431 K Draft CEQA-ND-Chief Farms   PDF 593 K NineMileCanyon_Habitatassessment-20190312_final   PDF 3318 K NOI_recorded   PDF 81 K On-Site Hydrology & Draiange Analysis_11-16-20   PDF 8806 K Pearsonville MGS Report Final   PDF 545 K Summary_Form_SC_submittalpdf   PDF 590 K
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
Chief Farms_NOC   PDF 319 K
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]
2021030564_CDFW Comment   PDF 415 K

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