Conservation, Department of
(Department of Conservation)
Chevron 5 New Wells
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The proposed project consists of drilling five new wells in the Coalinga Oil Field in Fresno County. The proposed wells are located within a parcel under active oil production, and is consistent with Fresno County's General Plan and Zoning Ordinance.
API#, Well Name: 0401926158, 9-M; 0401926160, 9-N; 0401926162, 9-J; 0401926159, 9-L; 0401926161, 9-K.
15261b - ongoing project: The Division has determined that the project is statutorily exempt under the ongoing project exemption per the CEQA guidelines b/c the Division identified the Coalinga oil field and issued permits in this oil field pre-CEQA. Additional permits issued in the densely-developed areas of the Coalinga Oil Field are considered part of an ongoing project and exempt from further CEQA reviews.
Class 4 - Minor alterations to land: The Division has determined that the project is categorically exempt from CEQA b/c the proposed project is located on previously graded or otherwise disturbed land within a densely developed oil field.