Conditional Use Permit 2021-06 Tree Farm


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Inyo County
Document Title
Conditional Use Permit 2021-06 Tree Farm
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Single family home
Document Description
The applicant is applying for a CUP lo develop the property for commercial cannabis cultivation. This property has been previously used to grow cantaloupes and most of the infrastructure for cannabis is existing. Proposed new construction includes (1) 875 ft2 washroom and (1) 12,500 fl2 building for drying and processing. CEQA analysis is required for CUPs in order for the Planning Commission to give final approval for the proposed cannabis cultivation. The proposed project site would cultivate cannabis on approximately 8 acres of the 40-acre parcel. The cultivation will be outdoor, and planted directly in the soil, using only organic products and methods. There will be (3) 108,900 ft2 cultivation fields, (9) 2,160 ft2 hoop houses, and (1) 780 ft2 nursery. The cultivation will occur 300 feet back from each property line, per Inyo County Code. The entire cultivation areas have been previously disturbed, as a result of the previous agricultural uses, and two private residential dwelling units are located on the eastern property boundary.

Contact Information

Cathreen Richards
Agency Name
Planning Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Sandy Valley, Inyo County CA

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 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 9 (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, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (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, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW)
Development Types
Other (Cannabis Cultivation)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Biological Resources, Cannabis Cultivation


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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