Western Mine Farms, LLC


SCH Number
Public Agency
Lake County
Document Title
Western Mine Farms, LLC
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The applicant is seeking a Major Use Permit from the County of Lake for a proposed commercial cannabis cultivation operation at 14507 Western Mine Road in Middletown, California, known as APN 013-030-29 (project parcel). The proposed project site is located within a flat area adjacent to an existing single family home and a tennis court. The house was built in 1997 and was previously graded in order to test the feasibility for geothermal electrical generation. Testing indicated that the site was not suitable for power generation and was later sold. The project proposal consists of less than one acre of cannabis cultivation utilizing full sunlight and above-ground planter “smart pots”. The project will utilize a proposed 120 square feet accessory structure to be used as a security shed.

Contact Information

Sateur Ham
Agency Name
Lake County Community Development Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Western Mine Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
Other Location Info
14507 Western Mine Road

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 15304, Class 4
Reasons for Exemption
Class 4 consists of minor private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees including (a) grading on land with a slope of less than 10 percent and (b) new gardening or landscaping, including the replacement of existing conventional landscaping. The proposed project is cannabis cultivation with methods of using above-ground planter pots. Under the Lake County Code, Chapter 30-Grading Ordinance, including fill such as soil will be utilized as a medium for the one-acre outdoor canopy area. The project will occur on non-native grassland surrounding an existing private tennis court area. The whole project area was previously graded for geothermal electrical generation and currently used as a residential dwelling.
County Clerk


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