Rancho Machete Inc


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC)
Document Title
Rancho Machete Inc
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Department of Cannabis pursuant to authority granted under Business and Professions Code Division 10, Chapter 2, Section 26012, approved a Cannabis Medium Outdoor Cultivation License. An Administrative Development Permit Management Plan, and Petition for Exceptions to Road Standards to allow a commercial cannabis operation located at 15240 Retrac Way (APN: 025-190-005-00) and 17598 Wolf Mountain Road, Grass Valley, CA (APN: 025-200-006). The project is located on a rural 165.39-acre parcel in a General Agricultural Zoning District. This approval allows for a mixed-light cannabis cultivation operation proposing 40,000 square feet of outdoor cultivation in Phase 1 and 20,000 square feet of outdoor cultivation and 20,000 square feet of mixed light canopy in sixteen (16) hoop houses in Phase 2. The project proposes 10,667 square feet of support area including thirteen (13) hoop houses, two (2) sheds, and water storage and mixing tanks. Each hoop house will have four (4) wall fans that will not produce noise in excess of the Nevada County Noise Standards per Section L-II 4.1.7 of the Land Use and Development Code. The parcel is served by a well and water from Nevada Irrigation District. All lighting will be shielded and downcast. The project has one (1) employee. Power will be provided by PG&E and solar panels.

Contact Information

Chris Bacon
Agency Name
Department of Cannabis Control Cultivation Licensing Branch
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Grass Valley
Northern California
Cross Streets
15240 Retrac Way & 7598 Wolf Mountain Road
Parcel #

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
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.
County Clerk


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