Eel River Produce, LLC - Humboldt County App. No. 16417


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Humboldt County
Document Title
Eel River Produce, LLC - Humboldt County App. No. 16417
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Document Description
A proposal to add 63,200 s.f. of cultivation area consisting of a Special Permit to allow 43,200 s.f., including 33,200 s.f. of outdoor light deprivation in fourteen greenhouses, and 10,000 s.f. mixed light in four greenhouses to be cultivated year-round, and a Zoning Clearance Certificate to a allow a fourth RRR consisting of 20,000 s.f. of outdoor light deprivation in five greenhouses. Cultivation will occur from April 15th to October 15th and will achieve up to two harvest cycles. The site is presently permitted for 60,000 square feet of full-sun outdoor through three RRRs. The total cultivation at full build-out will be 133,200 square feet (3.06 acres). A 10,000-square-foot commercial nursery in four (4) greenhouses will produce seeds and clones and was approved with a separate ZCC. No supplemental light is used in the light-deprivation or nursery greenhouses. The sole source of irrigation water is rainwater catchment captured directly in and stored in hard tanks. Estimated annual water use is 161,500 gallons, of which 19,000 gallons is used for the nursery. Water storage totals 120,000 gallons in twenty-four (24) hard tanks, with an additional 50,000 gallons proposed. At peak harvest, there will be up to fourteen (14) workers on-site. Harvested product will be dried in the greenhouses, or fresh frozen and taken off-site. No processing occurs on-site. P.G.&E. supplies renewable power to the site. A Special Permit is also required to vary from the 600’ setback from Humboldt Redwoods State Park to a distance of 446’.

Contact Information

Desmond Johnston
Agency Name
Humboldt County Planning & Building
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Desmond Johnston
Agency Name
Humboldt County Planning & Building
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Holmes Flat Road and Tierney Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
1/2 mile east of SR 254
1/4 mile south of the Eel River
Other Location Info
Redcrest Area
Other Information
1048 Holmes Flat Road, Redcrest

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, 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, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW)
Development Types
Commercial (Agriculture - cannabis)(Sq. Ft. 63200, Acres 1.45, Employees 14)
Local Actions
Special Permit and Zoning Clearance Certificate
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Noise, Public Services, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


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

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