Conservation, Department of
(Department of Conservation)
OG Berry 9 Wells 11132018
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The proposed project consists of drilling nine new wells in the Midway-Sunset oil field in Kern County. The proposed project is in an area with surface and mineral rights owned by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM). DOGGR has issued a permit for the rework and notified BLM of the permit. API#: 0403064899, 0403064892, 0403064895, 0403064896, 0403064894, 0403064902, 0403064897, 0403064893, 0403064900. Well Name: 54-41X, 59-48, 57-46, 55-42, 57-44, 56-43, 55-40, 58-47, 54-39X.
15261B - Ongoing project: The Division has determined that the project is statutorily exempt under the ongoing project (14 CCR 15261(b)) exemption per the CEQA guidelines b/c the Division identified the Midway-Sunset oil field and issued permits in this oil field pre-CEQA (prior to April 5, 1973). Additional permits issued in the densely-developed areas of the Midway Sunset 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 under the "class 4" (14 CCR 15304) exemption per CEQA Guidelines and per DOGGR regulations (14 CR 1684.2) b/c the proposed project is located on previously graded or otherwise disturbed land within a densely developed oil field.