Agreement R4-2004-0124 - Chevron Texaco Kern Rive Oil Field Well Abandonment Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Fish & Game #4
Document Title
Agreement R4-2004-0124 - Chevron Texaco Kern Rive Oil Field Well Abandonment Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The project consists of: (a) abandonment of fourteen oil wells, using standard procedures, (b) installation of one temperature observation well, and (c) removal of a water diversion structure which is no longer in use. Abandonment activities for thirteen of the fourteen oil wells and the installation of the temperature observation well will be completed in dry conditions, within the riparian zone of the Kern River. Abandonment of one well, which is located directly adjacent to the Kern River bank, work activities will be separated from the Kern River with a berm to avoid discharge of wellbore flushing water into the river. Removal of the water diversion will necessitate the placement of a wall of sandbags between the diversion structure and the river to prevent discharge of soil or backfilling materials into the river. Following work activities, disturbed areas will be recontoured and revegetation. Revegetated areas will be monitored for success.

Contact Information
Julie Means
Department of Fish and Game, Region 4
Lead/Public Agency
1234 E. Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

Phone : (559) 243-4014 x240


Other Location Info
The project will occur within or adjacent to a reach of the Kern River, approximately two miles north of Bakersfield, California, in the Chevron Texaco Kern River Oil Field.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The project is minor in nature and will have no significant environmental impacts if completed under the protective features included in the Stream Alteration Agreement No. 2004-0124-R4.

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