Vertical Integration Corporation, Minor Use Permit, DRC2020-00011


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Luis Obispo County
Document Title
Vertical Integration Corporation, Minor Use Permit, DRC2020-00011
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Agricultural uses
Document Description
A request by Vertical Integration Corporation for a Minor Use Permit (DRC2020-00011) to establish up to 3 acres of outdoor cannabis cultivation canopy within hoop structures. Additional improvements include security fencing and equipment, parking and access, water tanks, etc. The project will result in approximately 5.15 acres of site disturbance including 107 cubic yards of cut and 81 cubic yards of fill on an approximately 199-acre parcel located at 9110 Camatta Creek Road (APN 037-371-002), approximately 18 miles east of the community of Santa Margarita, 15 miles west of California Valley, and 2.5 miles north of State Route 58. The project includes a setback modification to reduce the required setback from 300 feet to zero feet along the eastern property line. The project is in the Agriculture land use category and within the Shandon-Carrizo Sub Area of the North County Planning Area. Additional project information can be found at

Contact Information

Eric Hughes
Agency Name
County of San Luis Obispo Department of Planning and Building
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Lisa Bugrova
Agency Name
Quest Planning
Contact Types
Consulting Firm

Steven Herring
Agency Name
Vertical Integration Corporation
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Santa Margarita
San Luis Obispo
Cross Streets
Near the intersection of Shell Creek Road and Camatta Creek Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Shell, Camatta, and Fernandez Creeks

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 Pesticide Regulation (DPR), California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (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, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Development Types
Other (Cannabis cultivation)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Utilities/Service Systems


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

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