Conservation, Department of
(Department of Conservation)
OG Chevron 12 Wells 12032018
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The proposed project project consists of drilling 12 new wells as part of existing Underground Injection Control Project Nos. 15000056, 15000033, and 15000035 in the Coalinga Oil Field in Fresno County. The proposed project is located within a parcel under active oil production, and is consistent with Fresno County's GP and Zoning Ordinance.
API#: 0401926174, 0401926175, 0401926177, 0401926183, 0401926180, 0401926179, 0401926176, 0401926178, 0401926185, 0401926181, 0401926184, 0401926182; Well Name: 0-L1, L-0R, 3-B3, 8-B1, 2-N2, 5-1WR, 2-E1, 2-E2, 3-2B, 8-C1, 8-A2, 3-1B.
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.