Gypsy Canyon Farms - 2900 Gypsy Canyon Road


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC)
Document Title
Gypsy Canyon Farms - 2900 Gypsy Canyon Road
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Request of High Meadows, LLC to allow approximately 6.70 acres of outdoor cannabis cultivation, including nursery cultivation and processing. Additionally, cannabis grown at 3200 Gypsy Canyon Road will also be processed on this site. Also included at approximately 3.01 acres of hoop structures with a maximum height of 14 feet, an existing 3,000 square foot agricultural accessory structure to be used for processing/packaging cannabis, as well as a new 320 square foot shipping container. A total of 25 existing 5,000-gallon water tanks and one 2,500-gallon water storage tank, and existing 800 square foot agricultural storage building and an existing 379 square foot carport will be validated. A maximum of 10 employees would be onsite during operating hours of 6:30am – 3:30pm, Monday through Friday. No trees or vegetation are proposed for removal. No grading is proposed. The parcel is served by irrigation water by an offsite well and underground pipeline system. A private septic system is onsite. Access will continue to be provided from Gypsy Canyon Road, a private Road accessed from West Highway 246. Parking for employees will be provided onsite. Electrical service is provided by PG&E. The proposed project is an activity within the scope of the Board of Supervisors-approved Cannabis Land Use Ordinance and Licensing Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) (17EIR-00000-00003). The PEIR adequately describes the activity for the purposes of CEQA.

Contact Information

Peter Buchman
Agency Name
California Department of Cannabis Control
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Barbara
Northern California
Parcel #

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Statutory Exemption, CCR, Section 15183
Reasons for Exemption
The Department of Cannabis Control has determined that the project is consistent with the local jurisdiction community plan and/or zoning designations. CEQA mandates that project is consistent with the development density established by existing zoning, community plan, or general plan policies for which an EIR was certified and shall not require additional environmental review, except as might be necessary to examine whether there are project-specific significant effects which are peculiar to the project or its site. The project activity fits within the parameters included in CEQA Guidelines Section 15183 and the activity does not require additional CEQA analysis.


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