Major Use Permit UP 20-45 Blue Lakes Organics Addendum

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Lake County
Document Title
Major Use Permit UP 20-45 Blue Lakes Organics Addendum
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Document Description
The applicant, Blue Lake Organics, is requesting approval of a Major Use Permit for one (1) A-Type 3 medium outdoor and one (1) A-Type 3B medium mixed light commercial cannabis cultivation licenses in four phases (over five years), and one A-Type 13 ‘self distribution’ license to allow legal transportation of cannabis to and from the site. Phase I (year one) would consist of 20,000 sq. ft. of outdoor canopy. Phase II (year two) would add 10,000 sq. ft. of outdoor canopy. Phase III would occur in year 3, 4 or 5 and would consist of 22,000 sq. ft. of greenhouse cultivation. Phase IV would occur in year 4 or 5 and would place a 40’ x 70’ building on site for use as a drying and processing building. Lake County Zoning Ordinance, Article 27, subsection (at) in part regulates cannabis cultivation in Lake County. The 46+ acre properties are large enough to support these cannabis licenses; 20 acres per license is required. The applicant is not within an exclusion overlay district. The applicant is pre-enrolled with the Regional Water Board. The applicant must meet all applicable local, state and federal requirements for cannabis cultivation.

Contact Information

Eric Porter
Agency Name
Lake County Planning Department
Job Title
Associate Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Cross Streets
10717 Schuette Road, Upper Lake
Total Acres
Parcel #
003-001-21 and 003-002-11
State Highways
Blue Lake

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Cannabis Program (CDFW), 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 State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
Development Types
Commercial (Commercial cannabis cultivation)(Sq. Ft. 55000, Acres 46.46, Employees 3)
Local Actions
Use Permit, Commercial cannabis cultivation
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Noise, Tribal Cultural Resources
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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