UP 21-53 Fire Mountain Farm

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Lake County
Document Title
UP 21-53 Fire Mountain Farm
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
APZ-RL - Agricultural Preserve District - Rural Lands
Document Description
Fire Mountain Ranch Lower Lake, LLC (FMRLL) is seeking a Major Use Permit from the County of Lake for a proposed commercial cannabis cultivation operation at 21506 Morgan Valley Road near Lower Lake, CA on Lake County APN 012-069-17 (Project Parcel/Property). FMRLL’s proposed commercial cannabis cultivation operation would be composed of three A-Type 3 “Medium Outdoor” cultivation areas, three A-Type 1C “Mixed-Light” cultivation areas, a 3,000 ft2 Immature Plant Area/Greenhouse, a 6,000 ft2 Processing Facility, and a 160 ft2 Pesticides & Agricultural Chemical Storage Area. The total cultivation area of the proposed cannabis cultivation operation (as defined in Chapter 21, Article 27 of the Lake County Code), including the combined cultivation areas, Immature Plant Area, Processing Facility, and Pesticides & Agricultural Chemicals Storage Area, is 147,340 ft2. The Project Parcel has been enrolled for coverage under the State Water Resources Control Board’s (SWRCB) Cannabis General Order since September 20th, 2018 (WDID: 5S17CC403957). The 79-acre RL and APZ-zoned Project Parcel is located on the eastern slopes of Sky High Ridge/Mountain, within the Rocky Creek-Cache Creek watershed (HUC12), and approximately 4.5 miles east of Lower Lake, CA. The Project Parcel is accessed via a shared private gravel access road off of Morgan Valley Road. Areas of the proposed cultivation operation would be accessed via the shared private gravel access road and private gravel access roads off of the shared private gravel access road. Locking metal gates across the private gravel access roads would control access to the Project Parcel and the proposed cultivation operation. Historical land uses of the Project Parcel include extensive agriculture (animal grazing), collective cannabis cultivation, as well as a rural residential estate. The property was burned in the Rocky Fire of 2015.

Contact Information

Andrew Amelung
Agency Name
Lake County Community Development Department - Planning Division
Job Title
Cannabis Program Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Clearlake, Lakeport
Cross Streets
Morgan Valley Road

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 Fish and Wildlife, Cannabis Program (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), 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 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 State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
Development Types
Other (Commercial Cannabis Cultivation)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Solid Waste, Transportation, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


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

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