Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Use Permit for a Public Use (Food Processing and Warehousing) – UP2113C


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Del Norte County
Document Title
Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Use Permit for a Public Use (Food Processing and Warehousing) – UP2113C
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Organic Hay Farm & Leachfield Area For Treated Wastewater Collected through an Offsite Collection System.

Document Description
The Nation proposes to construct a 60 feet wide by 100 feet long (6,000 square feet) by 23 feet high metal building immediately east of the existing structures in a previously disturbed area. The building will be dedicated for food processing and food storage and is an integral element of the Nation’s Food Sovereignty Project which is to gather, grow, harvest and store traditional and high quality food. They plan to grow fruits and vegetables on the land and possibly elsewhere which would ultimately be harvested, processed and stored for later distribution to tribal citizens. There is no commercial aspect to the project; only the employees of the Nation would utilize the building. In addition to crops grown by the Nation, the Nation also has agreements with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Highway Patrol and California Department of Transportation to salvage Elk that are killed as a result of traffic collisions. According to application materials, in a typical year there are four to six elk made available. The meat would also be processed and stored within the building.

Contact Information
Heidi Kunstal
Del Norte Planning Commission
Lead/Public Agency
981 H Street Suite 110
Crescent City, CA 95531

Phone : (707) 464-7254


41°59'9"N 124°12'59"W
Smith River, CA
Del Norte
Northern California
Cross Streets
Ocean View Drive and U.S. Highway 101 North
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Pacific Ocean, Gilbert Creek
HB & M

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Industrial (Sq. Ft. 6000, Acres .14, Employees 4)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Coastal Zone Agricultural Land
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Coastal Commission (CCC) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW) California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Neg   PDF 108 K NOC - Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation - UP2113C_Signed   PDF 481 K Summary_Form_for_Tolowa Dee-ni Nation_UP2113C   PDF 578 K Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation Use Permit for Food Procesing and Storage Initial Study   PDF 5529 K

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