BreitBurn Energy Orcutt Hill Diatomitie Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Barbara County
Document Title
BreitBurn Energy Orcutt Hill Diatomitie Project
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
This site is zoned for agriculture (AG-II-100), is located within a state designated oil field and has been extensively used for oil production operations since the early 1900s.

Document Description
The applicant requests approval of an Oil Drilling and Production Plan for the installation of up to 96 oil wells that would use steam injection to enhance oil recovery. Other accessory equipment would include: three steam generators, a tank battery, hydrogen sulfide removal equipment, water treatment facilities, steam and oil pipelines.

Contact Information
Steve Rodriguez
Santa Barbara County
624 W. Foster Road, Suite C
Santa Maria, CA 93455

Phone : (805) 682-3413


Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
1.5 miles south of E. Rice Ranch Rd., 20 miles west of US Highway 101
Total Acres
45 ac portion
Parcel #
101-020-041 and 074
State Highways
101 and 135
Orcutt Jr. High
Other Location Info

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Steam Enhanced Oil Production)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Oil Drilling and Production Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Biological Resources Geologic/Seismic Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 5 California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 California State Lands Commission Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Emergency Services, California Resources Agency

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