CRC-RVGU 8-3 & CRC-RVGU 8-5

Summary

SCH Number
2017068278
Lead Agency
Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (California Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources)
Document Title
CRC-RVGU 8-3 & CRC-RVGU 8-5
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The proposed project consists of constructing a 0.42-acre construction pad and drilling two gas wells (temporary activity) for possible long-term operation, where the construction pad would be reduced to a 0.28-acre operation pad with daily operator visits (operation activity). The proposed project is located on a parcel that is under active agricultural cultivation on Twitchell Island in Sacramento County.

Contact Information
Teresa Fung
California Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources
801 K Street, MS 18-05
Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 445-9686

Location

Coordinates
38.116389°'"N 121.670278°'"W
Counties
Sacramento
Township
3N
Range
3E
Section
8
Base
MDBM
Other Information
Rio Vista gas field

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15304, Class 4
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is located on a 200-acre parcel used for active agriculture with existing dirt roads and two existing gas well pads. It is consistent with Sacramento County's General Plan and zoning ordinance. There are no native vegetation or trees on the parcel. The proposed project consists of constructing a 0.42-acre construction pad and drilling two gas wells (temporary activity) for possible long-term operation, where the construction pad would be reduced to a 0.28-acre operation pad with daily operator visits (operation activity). Should the wells prove unsuccessful in producing gas, they will be plugged in accordance with DOGGR regulations and the site will be returned to its previous use. The proposed 0.28-acre gas well operation pad is a minor change to the nearly 200-acre agricultural operation and will have a negligible change to the current condition. None of the exceptions listed under 14 CCR 15300.2 are applicable to this project. This project is determined to be categorically exempt from CEQA as consistent with 14 CCR 15304 and 14 CCR 1684.2, Class 4 Minor Alterations to Land.
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