UP 20-23 Vann Ranch


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Lake County
Document Title
UP 20-23 Vann Ranch
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Agriculture Preserve/Rural Lands
Document Description
The applicant, Omar Malfavon, is requesting discretionary approval from the County of Lake for a Major Use Permit, UP 20-23, for a proposed commercial cannabis cultivation operation inclusive of five (5) A-Type 3 “Medium Outdoor” licenses, one (1) A-Type 4 “Nursery” license, and one (1) A-Type 13 Self-Distribution license. Cultivation activities would only occur on Lake County APN’s 002-021-04, 15, 16, and 17 (Project Parcels). Water for the proposed cultivation operation would come from three (3) onsite groundwater wells. The proposed cultivation operation would be composed of the following: • Up to 193,800 sq. ft. (4.45 acres) of cannabis canopy within seven fenced outdoor cultivation areas • Thirty (30) 5,000-gallon water storage tanks (proposed) • Eight (8) 120 sq. ft. wooden storage sheds (proposed) • Three (3) existing onsite permitted groundwater wells (existing) • Two (2) 2,100 sq. ft. immature plant greenhouses (proposed) • A 4,760 sq. ft. Harvest Storage Area (existing barn) • A 9,750 sq. ft. Processing Facility/Building with ADA-compliant restroom (proposed) with roof-mounted solar array • Fifteen (15) employee parking spaces, including 1 ADA space (existing and proposed)

Contact Information

Mary Claybon
Agency Name
County of Lake
Job Title
Assistant Planner II
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Upper Lake
Cross Streets
Hunter Point Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
002-021-04, 002-021-15, 002-021-16, 002-021-17, 002-021-23

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, Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, 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
Commercial (15 regular full-time employees, 30 at peak harvest)(Sq. Ft. 193800, Acres 4.45, Employees 30)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Tribal Cultural Resources, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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