Aera East Cat Canyon Redevelopment Plan Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Barbara County
Document Title
Aera East Cat Canyon Redevelopment Plan Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Z: AG-II-100 LU: Ag commercia (min size 40 acres) and ag (min size 100 acres)
Document Description
Note: Review Per Lead Aera proposes to 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. Note: See project for full description

Contact Information

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


Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
Palmer Rd and Cat Canyon Rd
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
U.S. Hwy 101
Benjamin Foxed ES
Sisquoc River, Cat Canyon Creek, Canyon and Olivera Canyon and three unnamed drainageways
Other Location Info
Near Communities: Garey

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Energy Commission, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, California Department of Conservation (DOC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Conservation (DOC)
Development Types
Local Actions
Use Permit, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.)
Project Issues
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cumulative Effects, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Transportation

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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