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
Santa Barbara County
123 E. Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Phone : (805) 568-3560


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

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Local Action
Use Permit Subdivision
Project Issues
Air Quality Biological Resources Flood Plain/Flooding Geologic/Seismic Noise Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Water Quality Water Supply Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board California Department of Parks and Recreation California Energy Commission California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, District 5 Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 5 Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Office of Emergency Services, California Office of Historic Preservation Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 3 Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water Department of Conservation
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