Underground Energy Exploration and Production Plan


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Barbara County
Document Title
Underground Energy Exploration and Production Plan
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
AG-ll-100, Agriculture, 100 acre minimum parcel size; high fire hazard area.

Document Description
Hearing on the request of Kim Wolf of Underground Energy Inc., agency for the owner Michael A. Carabini, to consider Case No. 09PPP-00000-00001 for the approval of an exploratory oil drilling and production plan. The project would be divided into two phases, exploration (Phase 1), and production (Phase 2), and would be developed on a pre-disturbed site containing approximately 2.13 acres on two existing pads; one for drilling and one for production facilities. Phase 1 activities would seek to confirm the oil bearing resource. Upon favorable results of Phase 1, Underground Energy proposes a consolidated well production facility for up to 26 wells and a water injection well. A compact drill site with 26 well slots is planned on the previous drill pad with consolidated production facilities for all of the wells and a produced water injection well located on the adjacent existing pad. Access to the project site area would be provided by an existing 14ft wide partially paved driveway of approximately four miles in length accessed via Foxen Canyon Road.

Contact Information
Dana Carmichael
Santa Barbara County Planning & Development
624 W. Foster Road, Suite C
Santa Maria, CA 93455

Phone : (805) 934-6266


Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
Foxen Canyon Road & Alisos Canyon Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
133-050-011,-015; 133-080-004, -005
State Highways
Hwy 101
Asphaltum Creek, Schoolhouse Canyon Creek
Other Location Info
City: Los Alamos

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Oil Exploration and Production Plan)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Toxic/Hazardous Water Quality
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects Cal Fire California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 5 California Energy Commission California Native American Heritage Commission California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Emergency Services, California Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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