UP 20-95 Artemis Farms


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Lake County
Document Title
UP 20-95 Artemis Farms
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
RL - Rural Lands
Document Description
The proposed Artemis Farms Cannabis Cultivation Project (Proposed Project) consists of the cultivation of commercial cannabis, and the construction of associated ancillary facilities on ten contiguous parcels (APNs 004-018-33, 004-028-21, 004-018-36, 004-018-07, 004-018-34, 004-018-35, 004-018-19, 004-028-22, 004-028-22, and 004-018-20) located in Nice and Lucerne, CA in the County of Lake (County). However, cannabis cultivation and associated facilities would only take place on APN’s 004-018-07, 004-018-34, 004-018-33, 004-028-21, and 004-028-22 (Figure 1). The Project is being proposed with the additional contiguous parcels in order to allow for the collocation/clustering of permits at one acre of canopy per 20 acres. Development related to the Proposed Project, such as grading and construction, would occur on the ten parcels listed above. Additionally, a portion of the access road (2,572 linear feet) that connects Bartlett Springs Rd. to the Property entrance (located across APNs 004-028-26 and 004-028-27 (also owned by the applicant) would be graded and improved in accordance with Public Resource Code 4290 to provide adequate site access once the structures are implemented. Furthermore, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) would install power lines from Bartlett Springs Rd. to the Project Site, which would span across APNs 004-028-21 and 004-032-17 (see Attachment 1 for detailed site plans, including the proposed location of electrical lines). For clarification within this Initial Study, the Property refers to all twelve project parcels owned by the Applicant including APNs 004-028-26 and 004-028-27, which are non-contiguous with the project area and are used for road improvement only. The Project Site refers to areas that would house cannabis cultivation activities and experience development/disturbance. Artemis Farms LLC (Applicant) is seeking fifteen (15) A - Type 3 Outdoor Cultivation Licenses (1) of each Type 13 (B & C) Transportation and Distribution. In addition, VPD 2, LLC (Applicant) is seeking (1) M Type 4 Nursery License, One (1) A Type 4 Nursery License from the County of Lake Community Development Department. Artemis Farms, LLC. and VPD 2, LLC. is applying for a Major Use Permit (UP 20-95) During the first stage, cultivation would only occur in Cultivation Area C. Cultivation Area C would contain 123,197 sf of canopy area. Assuming three feet of overgrowth from the troughs and a five-foot wide aisle, the total area of canopy and aisles would be approximately 343,987 sf and the entire fenced in area of Area C would be 436,976 sf. During this Stage, eighteen (18) 5,000-gallon water holding tanks would be used for irrigation and fire suppression.

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
Bartlett Springs 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 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, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), 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, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Noise, Population/Housing, Recreation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, 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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