Reasons for Exemption
The Department of Cannabis Control has determined that the project is a Class 1 Categorical Exemption Project.
Class 1 Categorical Exemptions consist of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alterations to existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency’s determination. The Project involves the use of an existing industrial building with no proposal for building expansion. The design, location, size, and operating characteristics of the Project are compatible with the existing and future land uses within the vicinity as it is zoned light industrial zoned. None of the exceptions to the exemption defined in Section 15300.2 apply to the Project.
The Department also finds the project is a Class 32 Categorical Exemption Project. The project is on a parcel that is
less than 5 acres; within an incorporated city; substantially surrounded by urban uses; consistent with the general plan and specific plan land use designation for the site and applicable general plan and specific plan policies; consistent with the zoning designation and applicable regulations; approval of the project would not result in any significant effects related to traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality; and the site can be adequately served by utilities and public services. None of the exceptions to the exemption defined in Section 15300.2 apply to the Project.