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California: Humboldt County Planning Commission Public Hearing

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PUBLIC NOTICE HUMBOLDT COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING On Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, the Humboldt County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing in the Board of Supervisors' Chamber, Humboldt County Courthouse, 825 Fifth Street, Eureka, California, to consider the matter listed below. If you have specific questions regarding the proposed project contact Meghan Ryan, Senior Planner, at (707) 445-7541 or vendorlaco3@co.humboldt.ca.us. Amaranth Farms; Ettersburg area, Application Number 10659 (filed June 28, 2016); Case Number CUP16-047; Assessor's Parcel Number (APN) 221-161-040. A Conditional Use Permit for 43,560 square feet of outdoor cannabiscultivation and a Special Permit to reduce the 600-foot setback to adjacent public lands. The proposed 1,800 square foot processing facility is 165 feet to the southwest of an undeveloped parcel owned by the State Lands Commission and the relocation area is approximately 400 feet to the southwest of the adjacent parcel. A 1,000-square-foot nursery greenhouse will utilize mixed light to augment natural light for 4 hours per day from March to June. The proposed project operations occur year round with cultivation activities occurring from March to October. The applicant is proposing 1 harvest annually. Approximately 1.4213 acre-feet (or 463,132 gallons) of water is required annually to meet operational needs and the applicant is proposing 500,000 gallon rainwater catchment pond. A maximum of 5 employees are required during peak operations. Electricity is provided by a propane generator and a solar system. The Humboldt County Planning Commission intends to adopt a finding that the project is exempt from environmental review pursuant to Section 15301 (Existing Facilities), Section 15303 (New Structures or Conversions of Small Structures), Section 15304 (Minor Alterations to Land) and 15333 (Small Habitat Restoration Projects) of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) State Guidelines. The project is located in Humboldt County, in the Ettersburg area, at the south terminus of Dootyville Road approximately .17 miles south from the intersection of Dutyville Road and Doody Ridge Road, on the property known to be in Section 29 of Township 03 South, Range 02 East, Humboldt Base & Meridian. Any person may appear and present testimony in regard to this matter at the hearing. If you challenge the nature of the proposed action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. The Planning Commission needs ONE ORIGINAL AND 14 COPIES of any materials submitted either prior to or at the meeting. The Planning Commission's decision will become effective if an appeal is not filed within the appropriate filing period. An appeal may be filed by any aggrieved person who has testified in person or in writing on the project and must be submitted in writing with the required fees to the Planning Division of the Humboldt County Planning and Building Department before the end of the appeal period. If appealed, the decision will not become effective until the appeal is resolved. If you challenge the nature of the proposed action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission at or prior to the public hearing. The staff report for this project will be available on our web site http://humboldt.legistar.com on the Friday before the Planning Commission meeting. General questions regarding the Planning Commission, the permit process, submission of materials, and other information not specific to this project may be obtained from the Planning Division of the Humboldt County Planning and Building Department, 3015 H Street, Eureka, California 95501. Telephone (707) 445-7541. Humboldt County Planning Commission October 18, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE HUMBOLDT COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING On Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, the Humboldt County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing in the Board of Supervisors' Chamber, Humboldt County Courthouse, 825 Fifth Street, Eureka, California, to consider the matter listed below. . It is being recommended that the Planning Commission adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration (finding of no significant adverse environmental effect) on the indicated project. If you have specific questions regarding the proposed project contact Keenan Hilton, Planner, at (707) 445-7541 or khilton@co.humboldt.ca.us. H36P, LLC; Alton area, Application Number 11754 (filed 12/12/2016); Case Numbers: CUP16-377, CUP18-046, SP18-132, SP18-133. Assessor's Parcel Number (APN) 201-322-012-000. Conditional Use Permits and Special Permits for the development and operation of a new commercial cannabis cultivation, processing, manufacturing facility, and retail cannabis dispensary in two phases. Also a CUP pursuant to the provisions Qualified (Q) combining zone, Area 6, adopted as Ordinance No 1689 on May 28, 1985, and as amended by Ordinance No 1784 on December 16, 1986. At full build out the total size of the proposed project will be approximately 47,500 sf (1.09 acre), which would comprise approximately 20 percent of the 5.4-acre project site. Phase 1 consists of volatile and non-volatile extraction in a proposed 2,932 square foot (sf) building, and retail cannabis dispensary in the footprint of an existing mobile home that will be removed. Phase 2 will consist of adding 10,000 sf of new indoor cultivation in a proposed 16,000-sf building, 10,000 sf of new mixed-light cultivation in greenhouses, a new 20,000-sf processing and manufacturing building, a 2,000 sf outdoor propagation area, a well, and a septic system. The water source for Phase 1 is a permitted well installed prior to 1991 and renovated in 2017 under a newly-issued well permit. Water for Phase 2 would be supplied by the proposed well, and the existing well would be decommissioned following completion of the proposed well. If the proposed well proves to be infeasible, a rainwater catchment and cistern system would be installed to meet at least the irrigation demand of the proposed cultivation. Up to 200,000 gallons of water storage capacity in plastic tanks would be installed during Phase 2 if necessary to provide water for fire-fighting. If the proposed well should prove to be infeasible, a rainwater catchment and cistern system would be installed to meet, at a minimum, the irrigation needs of the proposed cultivation. Processing would occur on-site and include drying and trimming of cannabis flower, with the majority being manufactured into extract. Staffing at peak operation would be 37 employees. The facility would be fenced and there would be two full-time security guards. The project is located in Humboldt County, in the Alton area, on the south side of State Highway 36, approximately 0.9 miles east from the intersection of US Highway 101 and State Highway 36, on the property known as 1076 State Highway 36. Any person may appear and present testimony in regard to this matter at the hearing. If you challenge the nature of the proposed action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. The Planning Commission needs ONE ORIGINAL AND 14 COPIES of any materials submitted either prior to or at the meeting. The Planning Commission's decision will become effective if an appeal is not filed within the appropriate filing period. An appeal may be filed by any aggrieved person who has testified in person or in writing on the project and must be submitted in writing with the required fees to the Planning Division of the Humboldt County Planning and Building Department before the end of the appeal period. If appealed, the decision will not become effective until the appeal is resolved. If you challenge the nature of the proposed action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission at or prior to the public hearing. The staff report for this project will be available on our web site http://humboldt.legistar.com on the Friday before the Planning Commission meeting. General questions regarding the Planning Commission, the permit process, submission of materials, and other information not specific to this project may be obtained from the Planning Division of the Humboldt County Planning and Building Department, 3015 H Street, Eureka, California 95501. Telephone (707) 445-7541. Humboldt County Planning Commission October 18, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE HUMBOLDT COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING On Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, the Humboldt County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing in the Board of Supervisors' Chamber, Humboldt County Courthouse, 825 Fifth Street, Eureka, California, to consider the matter listed below. For further information regarding the proposed project contact: Caitlin Castellano, Planner, (707) 445-7541 or ccastellano1@co.humboldt.ca.us. Talking Trees Farm, Inc., Willow Creek area, Case Number CUP-16-349/SP-18-067, Application Number 11701 (filed 12/8/2016), Assessor's Parcel Number (APN) 522-174-005. Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for 24,000 square feet of existing outdoor cannabis cultivation. Processing is proposed on site and there will be an average of 6 employees. Power will be supplied by a 45-kilowatt (kw) ultra-silent MQ diesel generator. The applicant will begin the permitting process for a 20-kw solar system upon approval of this CUP. Irrigation water is provided by wells and a rainwater catchment pond. The total available water storage on the project site will be approximately 2,042,650 gallons stored in tanks and a large pond. Approximately 108,000 gallons of water is used for irrigation annually. Domestic water will be provided by the existing permitted wells. For wastewater, the applicant is applying for an additional permit to build a secondary septic system with an ADA-compliant bathroom outside the metal buildings. A Special Permit (SP) is required to allow for a setback reduction from public lands. The Humboldt Planning Commissions intends to adopt a finding that the project is exempt from environmental review pursuant to Section 15301(Class 1 exemption for existing facilities), 15303 (Class 3 new construction or conversion of small structures), and 15304 (Class 4, minor alterations to land) of the California Environmental Quality Act. The project is located in Humboldt County in the Willow Creek area, on property accessed from a private road which intersects on the south side of Highway 299, approximately 3/4 of a mile west of central Willow Creek, in the southwest portion of Section 32, Township 7 North, Range 5 East, Humboldt Base & Meridian. Any person may appear and present testimony in regard to this matter at the hearing. If you challenge the nature of the proposed action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. The Planning Commission needs ONE ORIGINAL AND 14 COPIES of any materials submitted either prior to or at the meeting. The Planning Commission's decision will become effective if an appeal is not filed within the appropriate filing period. An appeal may be filed by any aggrieved person who has testified in person or in writing on the project and must be submitted in writing with the required fees to the Planning Division of the Humboldt County Planning and Building Department before the end of the appeal period. If appealed, the decision will not become effective until the appeal is resolved. If you challenge the nature of the proposed action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission at or prior to the public hearing. The staff report for this project will be available on our web site http://www.humboldtgov.org/156/Planning-Building on the Friday before the Planning Commission meeting. General questions regarding the Planning Commission, the permit process, submission of materials, and other information not specific to this project may be obtained from the Planning Division of the Humboldt County Planning and Building Department, 3015 H Street, Eureka, California 95501. Telephone (707) 445-7541 or email planningclerk@co.humboldt.ca.us. Humboldt County Planning Commission October 18, 2018