Revisions to Kern County Zoning Ordinance - 2015 (C), Focus on Oil and Gas Local Permitting Aera Energy LLC Block 12 Development Project (California Endangered

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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 Aera Energy LLC Block 12 Development Project (California Endangered
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
The originally approved project consists of an amendment to Title 19 Kern County Zoning Ordinance, with focus on Ch. 19.98, 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 activity, which consists of the following: Aera Energy LLC will be engaged in activities to expand an oil well development block with the construction, operations, and maintenance, and eventually plugging and abandonment of approximately 131 new wells and associated infrastructure within an approx. 387-acre development envelope over 35 years. The project will result in permanent impacts to 46 acres and temporary impacts to 9 acres of giant kangaroo rat. San Joaquin antelope squirrel and San Joaquin kit fox. The project is expected to result in incidental take or giant kangaroo rat which is designated as an endangered species under the California Endangered Species Act, San Joaquin antelope squirrel and San Joaquin kit fox which are designated as a threatened species under the CESA. The ITP referenced as issued by CDFW authorizes incidental take of species listed under CESA that may occur as a result of project inplementation.

Contact Information
Sarah Bahm
CDFW, Central Region 4
1234 East Shaw Ave.
Fresno, CA 93710

559-243-4014

Location

Cities
Taft Bakersfield
Counties
Kern
Cross Streets
Lost Hills Rd., Delfen Rd.
State Highways
SR 33
Township
29S
Range
21E
Section
multip
Other Information
sections 7, 10, 12; north of McKittrick

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
CDFW
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
1234 East Shaw Ave., Fresno, CA 93710

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 Negative Declaration 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 Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
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