East Cat Canyon Oil Field Redevelopment Plan

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Barbara County
Document Title
East Cat Canyon Oil Field Redevelopment Plan
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Agricultural II (AG-II-100) and Agricultural Commercial (AC) zone districts. No change in existing land use designation and/or zone district is proposed as part of the Project. Land uses surrounding project site include oil and gas production; and grazing to the north, south, and west; a winery tasting room to the northeast; an office in the southwest portion of the site; and residence on large agricultural parcels primarily to the north and south-southeast. The project site currently supports office/warehouse buildings, abandoned oil wells, four non-producing test wells, a system of graded access roads and wells pads, former facility locations, a permitted beneficial reuse site, fresh groundwater wells, firewater and grazing tanks, and cattle grazing.
Document Description
The project would re-establish oil production at a forecasted level of up to 10,000 barrels of oil per day by implementing a thermal enhanced oil recovery process within the Brooks sand (reservoir) underlying the eastern area of the existing Cat Canyon Oil Field. To do so, the Project wells, roads, utility and transportation infrastructure would be built out in two phases, Phase I and Phase II. The operational results and monitoring data collected from Phase I would help to confirm the Project's reservoir models and production forecasts, prior to additional investment and construction. Production from the Project is expected to continue for more than 30 years after initial production unless or until it is deemed uneconomic or undesirable to continue operation. For current project information, the following page has been established on the County's website: http://www.sbcountyplanning.org/energy/projects/AeraEastCatCanyon.asp

Contact Information

Kathryn Lehr
Agency Name
Santa Barbara County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
East of the Cat Canyon Oil Field, Cat Canyon Road, Long Canyon Road, Dominion Road, Clark Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
U.S. Hwy 101
Other Location Info
Near Communities: Garey and Sisquoc

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects, Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects, California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 6, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
Development Types
Agriculture , Other (Support Infrastructure, Fresh Water System,Natural Gas Pipeline), Transportation:Other
Local Actions
Project Issues
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Transportation, GHG

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 state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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