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NOD - Notice of Determination
Present Land Use
Developed and Undeveloped land in Kern County. Current Zoning Classifications and General Plan Map Code Designations to remain the same.
The originally approved project consists of an amendment to Title 19 Kern County Zoning Ordinance (July 2012), 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. DOGGR, as the Responsible Agency, will be issuing a permit for the proposed project activity, which consists of the following: Aera Energy LLC (Aera) proposes to hydraulically fracture 16 wells (details in table below) which are expected to take 3 days, or less per well, including placement of protabletanks and all ancillary equipment to support the closed loop system, as well as the well stimulation treatments (WST). The wells are in a densely developed oilfield (South Belridge) and are scheduled to be drilled. Any ground disturbance, or expansion of facilities, associated with this project has been mitigated through the Kern County Oil and Gas Ordinance. Fluids from the WST will be collected in a closed system and will not be discharged onto the ground or into sumps. Flow-back fluids from the wells immediately after WST operations will be collected in the closed system at the well site. The collected fluid will be transported from the well sites for treatment in Aera's water treatment facility, Water Plant 20 located in the South Belridge Field, and transported via pipeline to Aera's permitted Class II disposal wells.
Dept. of Conservation Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resource
3110 sq mi
Hwy 99, 58, 43, 46, 119, 223, 20
Other Location Info
Notice of Determination
Approving Agency Role
(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
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