Xotics, LLC


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC)
Document Title
Xotics, LLC
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Project is located at 1499 Highway 246, Lompoc, CA APN 099-141-002. Land Use Permit to allow for 4.45 acres of outdoor cannabis cultivation, indoor cultivation, nursery and storage within a 3,240 square foot existing structure, and an 9,360 square foot, 35-foot high facility to be used for indoor cultivation, nursery, and processing. Existing structures related to the cannabis operation include an existing 3,240 square foot structure to be used for indoor cultivation and storage (540 square feet to be validated under this permit), a 69 sq. foot chemical storage area, two 10,000 gallon water tanks (each 108 sq. feet), a 116 square foot water storage shed, a 103 square foot water storage shed, three 5,000 gallon water tanks (each 77 sq. feet), and a 144 sq. foot water storage shed. Proposed structures to be used for the cannabis operation include a 9,360 square foot facility to be used for indoor cultivation and a 519 square foot fire water tank. In addition to the indoor cultivation, processing, and nursery, the proposed 9,360 sq. foot facility will include storage rooms, restrooms, a break room a check-in area, and two offices. Approximately 794 sq. ft of the facility will be devoted to processing. Existing structures which will not be used as part of the cannabis operation include an existing 2,250 square foot barn, a 3,281 square foot residence, and a 966 square foot guest house. All cultivation activities will be setback 100-feet from the top of bank from the intermittent stream on-site. Site improvements include a proposed, paved, 24-foot wide access road to the new indoor facility. The project will require grading of 200 cubic yards of cut, 1,100 cubic yards of fill. and over excavation will be 3,400 cubic y_ards. The cultivation areas will be fenced with proposed 6-foot high chain link fencing outfitted with green privacy slats. Locked 6-foot high chain link gates are proposed at areas of ingress/egress. Exterior security lighting will be mounted to the proposed indoor facility, existing indoor 3,240 sq. foot structure, and to the existing barn at a height of 10-feet. All lighting fixtures will be fully shielded, directed downwards and motion sensor activated. The proiect will be screened by existing rose bushes and by existing vegetation at the northern and eastern property lines. The proposed indoor facility will utilize carbon filters within the processing areas for odor abatement. The project will require 3 full-time employees, with an additional 1-3 managerial staff. During harvest weeks (every other week), the contract staff will increase by 5-7 employees. The hours of operation will be 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. 6 parking spaces are proposed, including 1 ADA-accessible space. Water for the project would be provided by an existing onsite well via a drip irrigation system. Potable water will be provided by a proposed single parcel water system. Restrooms for project employees will be located within the proposed indoor facility. A new onsite water treatment system (septic) is proposed for the restrooms. Access is provided by an existing paved 15-foot wide paved drivewav off E. Highway 246. The parcel is an 11.84-acre parcel. designated as AG-11-40, and identified as Assessor's Parcel Number Area, Fourth Supervisorial District.

Contact Information

Beverly White
Agency Name
Dept. of Cannabis Control
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Barbara
Total Acres
Parcel #

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
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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