UGS Gill Ranch 042024-001-G

9 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2009071057
Lead Agency
California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
Document Title
UGS Gill Ranch 042024-001-G
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
6/17/2024
Document Description
The approved project is a rework to install and test blow out preventers (BOP), pull tubing out of hole, running new 5-1/2" tubing and packer in hole, pressure test casing per California Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM) requirements for gas storage wells and running thru-tubing inspection logs. The project is in an exclusively agricultural zoned district. It is inside established Gill Ranch Gas field, and the surrounding areas include several gas storage and monitoring wells, graded pads, gas storage equipment and facilities and roadways within areas of undisturbed agricultural fields. The rework of the existing wells is contemplated in the Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) for the project. The rework will ensure compliance with revised regulations (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 1726 et seq.) to enhance the safety of UGS projects. The project activity being permitted by CalGEM is within the scope of Gill Ranch Gas Storage Project MND. CalGEM, as the CEQA Responsible Agency, approved permit(s) for Gill Ranch Storage, LLC to rework the wells listed below, in the Gill Ranch Gas Field of Madera County API # Well Name Latitude, Longitude 0403920120-00 34-18-201 36.79463577, -120.26459503 0403920119-00 11-21-206 36.79260635, -120.23794556

Contact Information

Name
Chris Bacon
Agency Name
Department of Conservation CA Geologic Energy Management Division
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Responsible Agency

Location

Counties
Madera
Regions
Countywide, Statewide
Township
13S
Range
16E
Section
18
Base
MD

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Department of Conservation, Geologic Energy Management Division
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Madera
Final Environmental Document Available at
A copy of the Gill Ranch Gas Storage Project MND and associated documents prepared by the California Public Utilities Commission, including the Response To Comments, MMRP, and all other related documents, can be made available to the public by contacting the California Public Utilities Commission, located at: 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102; or an electronic copy of these documents may be accessed online at: https://ia.cpuc.ca.gov/environment/info/mha/gillranch/fismnd.htm.

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No

Attachments

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