Venoco Seismic Survey


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Venoco Seismic Survey
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The project is to conduct an approximately 8 square mile 3D seismic survey over lands situated in the western region of Ventura County, CA including McGrath and Mandalay State Beaches. Venoco owns and is the acting lessee/operator of an Oil and Gas Lease underlying all of the State's lands. Venoco will access State Parks property utilizing existing road and trails or at points of access designated by the State Representative. An estimated 75 wireless receiver nodes will be buried through McGrath and Mandalay SB. Exact placement of receiver nodes will be dependent on current field conditions. Following placement of receiver nodes, 4 Fibrosis trucks will perform ground vibrations from existing road trails. A Right of Entry Permit will be issued for this project. DPR standard project requirements have been incorporated into this project and can be obtained by contacting the environmental coordinator.

Contact Information
Nathaniel Cox
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Lead/Public Agency
1416 Ninth Street P.O. Box 942896
Sacramento, CA 94296-0001

Phone : (805) 648-8194


Other Location Info
McGrath and Mandalay State Beach

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15305, 15306, Class 5,6
Reasons for Exemption
No potential for significant impact to the environment is anticipated in compliance with CEQA §15300.2. If the project is implemented as indicated within the project desccription including conditions provided by specialists, then it is exempt under CEQA §15305 - Minor Alterations in Land Use Limitations and CEQA §15306 - Information Collection. The action falls under the Departmental List of Exempt activities according to CEQA § 15300.4 as outlined in the Department of Operations Manual.

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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