Revisions to Title 19 - Kern County Zoning Ordinance (2020 A) Focused on Oil and Gas Local Permitting

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Summary

SCH Number
2013081079
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Revisions to Title 19 - Kern County Zoning Ordinance (2020 A) Focused on Oil and Gas Local Permitting
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Received
Present Land Use
Developed and undeveloped land in Kern County. Current Zoning Classifications and General Map Code Designations to remain the same.

Document Description
The proposed project is the preparation of a Supplemental Recirculated EIR (SREIR) for reconsideration of Revisions to Title 19 of the Kern County Zoning Ordinance (2020 A)(Ordinance) for local permitting for oil and gas focused on Chapter 19.98 (Oil and Gas Production). On November 9, 2015 the Kern County Board of Supervisors approved amendments to Title 19 of the Kern County Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 19.98 (Oil and Gas Production) and related sections of the Kern County Zoning Ordinance (Ordinance) to address oil and gas exploration and operation activities within the Project Area in greater detail. The Board of Supervisors also certified an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) analyzing the impacts of the amendments, and the implementation of future oil and gas development activities expected to be undertaken pursuant to the amended Ordinance in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Effective March 25, 2020, the previously-approved Ordinance amendments and certified EIR were set aside pursuant to an opinion issued by the Fifth Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal (Appellate Court) on February 25, 2020. The Appellate Court opinion rejected most of the legal challenges to the certified EIR except for five "'CEQA violations" that the County must correct "in the event it decides to present the Ordinance (in its present or a modified form) to the Board for reapproval." The County is preparing this SREIR to provide analysis to address the CEQA deficiencies found by the Appellate Court decision. The Draft SREIR will provide compliance for CEQA for reconsideration by the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors of the Zoning Ordinance revisions focused on Oil and Gas Local Permitting.

Contact Information
Cindi L. Hoover
Kem County Planning and Natural Resources Department
2700 "M" Street, Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93301-2323

Phone : (661) 862-8629

Location

Counties
Kern
Regions
Countywide
Zip
Multiple
Total Acres
~2.3 million
Parcel #
Multiple
State Highways
99, 58, 43, 46,119, 223, 204, 33
Railways
Multiple
Airports
Multiple
Schools
Multiple
Waterways
Kern River

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Oil and Gas Exploration and Production)
Local Action
Zoning Ordinance
Project Issues
Agricultural Land Air Quality Noise Public Services Water Supply
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery California Department of Transportation, District 6 California Department of Transportation, District 7 California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning California Department of Water Resources California Energy Commission California Governor's Office of Emergency Services California Highway Patrol California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 California State Lands Commission Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Food and Agriculture Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Native American Heritage Commission

Attachments

Environmental Document
NOP_DSREIR Kern County ZO (2020A) Oil and Gas   PDF 2534 K
NOC
NOC   PDF 1323 K
State Comments
2013081079_NAHC Comment   PDF 315 K

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