Revisions to Kern County Zoning Ordinance - 2015 (C), Focus on Oil and Gas Local Permitting Valley Resources, LLC "Shideler Oil Exploratory Drilling Project (Ca

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Summary

SCH Number
2013081079
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Revisions to Kern County Zoning Ordinance - 2015 (C), Focus on Oil and Gas Local Permitting Valley Resources, LLC "Shideler Oil Exploratory Drilling Project (Ca
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
9/27/2019
Project Applicant
Kern County

Document Description
The originally approved project consists of an amendment to Title 19 Kern County Zoning Ordinance, with focus on Ch. 19.98 (Oil and Gas Production), to include new site development standards for all oil and gas exploration, extraction, operations, and production activities in unincorporated Kern County. CDFW, as the Responsible Agency, will be issuing an ITP for the Project, which consists of the following: Valley Resources, LLC will be constructing one drilling pad with two roadway access points (1.995-acre Project Site) to drill one initial exploratory oil well followed by drilling two additional oil producing wells within two years, if the exploratory well is successful. The Project will result in permanent impacts to 1.995 acres of San Joaquin antelope squirrel (Ammospermophilus nelsoni) and San Joaquin kit fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica) habitat. The Project is expected to result in incidental take of San Joaquin antelope squirrel and San Joaquin kit fox which are designated as a threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act. The ITP referenced above as issued by CDFW authorizes incidental take of species listed under CESA that may occur as a result of Project implementation.

Contact Information
Sarah Bahm
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

Phone : (559) 243-4014

Location

Counties
Kern
Regions
Unincorporated
Other Location Info
The Shideler Exploratory Drilling Project (Project) is located within the existing California Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources Administrative Boundaries of North Belridge Oil Field in the unincorporated portion of western Kern County. The Project is approx. 9.4 miles southwest of Lost Hills and approx. 1.35 miles from State Route (SR) 33 in Township 27 South, Range 20 East, Section 28.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
The EIR prepared by the lead agency for the Project is available to the general public at the office location listed above for the lead agency. CDFW's administrative record of proceedings related to the incidental take permit is available to the public for review at CDFW's regional office.

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
Yes
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(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
Yes

Attachments

Notice of Determination
2013081079_NOD_2081-2019-009-04   PDF 532 K

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