The proposed project consists of drilling one new oil and gas well in the Buena Vista Oil Field in Kern County (Permit No. 7005409, API No. 0403065241). The proposed project is located in an established oil field, and 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 well and notified BLM of the permit.
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.
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