OG SLC 4 Wells 12192019

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Summary

SCH Number
2018108285
Lead Agency
State Lands Commission, California (California State Lands Commission)
Document Title
OG SLC 4 Wells 12192019
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
1/15/2020
Project Applicant
California State Lands Commission
Present Land Use
Rincon Oil Field

Document Description
The Project is the permanent plugging and abandonment of all 75 oil and gas wells located both offshore on Rincon Island and the onshore facility (50 offshore and 25 onshore). The California State Lands Commission (SLC) is the Lead Agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for these projects. The SLC has filed a Notice of Exemption with the State Clearinghouse (SCH# 2018108285) for the project. This proposed project activity consists of the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (Division) approving permits for, and oversight of, the plugging & abandonment of 4 of the 50 offshore wells in the Rincon 011 Field - Rincon Island, located offshore of Ventura County. API # / Well Name 04211 01611 State 1466 15 0421101 636 State 1466 48 0421101654 State 1466 811 0421101635 State 1466 47

Contact Information
Tharon Wright
California Geologic Energy Management Division
801 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 445-9686
tharon.wright@conservation.ca.gov

Location

Coordinates
34°20'50.8"N 119°26'43.8"W
Counties
Ventura
Township
03N
Range
25W
Section
13
Base
SB B&M

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15269 (b) or (c)
Reasons for Exemption
The Division has determined that the project is statutorily exempt from CEQA under the emergency project (14 CCR 15269 (c)) exemption per the CEQA Guidelines, where the specific plugging & abandonment actions are necessary to address the hazard posed by the desertion of operable oil and gas facilities on and affecting public lands.
Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301
Reasons for Exemption
The Division has determined that the project is categorically exempt from CEQA under the "Class 1" (14 CCR 15301) exemption per the CEQA Guidelines and per DOGGR's regulations (14 CCR 684.1) because the project involves abandonment of wells, resulting in no expansion of use beyond that existing previously.
Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304
Reasons for Exemption
The Division has determined that the project is categorically exempt from CEQA under the "Class 4" (14 CCR 15304) exemption per the CEQA Guidelines because the project involves minor alterations with negligible or no permanent effects to the condition of land, water, air, and or vegetation within a developed oil field.
Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15307
Reasons for Exemption
The Division has determined that the project is categorically exempt from CEQA under the "Class 7" ( 14 CCR 15307) exemption per the CEQA Guidelines because the project involves procedures for the protection of the environment. Offshore oil wells will be properly abandoned following DOGGR regulations to reduce the potential for future spills and/or releases to the environment.
Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15308
Reasons for Exemption
The Division has determined that the project is categorically exempt from CEQA under the "Class 8" ( 14 CCR 15308) exemption per the CEQA Guidelines because the project involves actions taken by a regulatory agency to assure protection of the environment.Offshore oil wells will be properly abandoned by the State Lands Commission, following DOGGR regulations, to reduce the potential for future spills and/or releases to the environment.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
NOE OG SLC 4 Wells 12192019   PDF 818 K

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