Second Supplemental Recirculated Environmental Impact Report (SSREIR) for Revisions to Title 19- Kern County Zoning Ordinance (2024) focused on oil and gas

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Second Supplemental Recirculated Environmental Impact Report (SSREIR) for Revisions to Title 19- Kern County Zoning Ordinance (2024) focused on oil and gas
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
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 Second Supplemental Recirculated EIR (SSREIR) for reconsideration of Revisions to Title 19 of the Kern County Zoning Ordinance (2020 A) 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 to address oil and gas exploration and operation activities within the proposed 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). In response to continued litigation, the Board of Supervisors certified on March 8, 2021, a Final Supplemental Recirculated Environmental Impact Report (SREIR) and adopted a Revised Ordinance. Various parties sued to challenge the decision and on March 7, 2024, the Appellate Court issued a second opinion directing the County to continue to suspend permitting under the ordinance and to correct three CEQA violations… before certifying the revised environmental impact report as complete and approving such an ordinance. The purpose of this SSREIR is to provide analysis to address the CEQA issues found by the Appellate Court decision and provide compliance for CEQA for the reconsideration by the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors of the Zoning Ordinance revisions focused on oil and gas local permitting.

Contact Information

Keith Alvidrez
Agency Name
Kern County Planning and Natural Resources Department
Job Title
Planner II
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Unincorporated Area
Cross Streets
Total Acres
2.3 Million
Parcel #
State Highways
99, 58, 43, 46, 119, 223, 204, 3
Kern River

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Other (Oil and Gas Exploration and Production)
Local Actions
Changes to Zoning Ordinance
Project Issues
Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Hydrology/Water Quality, Water Supply
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from State Reviewing Agency(ies)]

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