Conservation, Department of
(Department of Conservation)
OG Chevron 11 Wells 01102019
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The proposed project consists of drilling 11 new oil and gas wells in the Midway-Sunset oil field in Kern County. The well names and API numbers of the wells are listed. The proposed project is located in an established, high-density oil field, and in an area with surface and mineral rights owned by the the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. DOGGR has issued permits for the abandonments and notified BLM of the permits. API #: 0403065316, 0403065319, 0403065321, 0403065310, 0403065314, 0403065312, 0403065315, 0403065313, 0403065317, 0403065320, 0403065310. Well Name: H-132, H-125, H-134, H-120, SI-H116, SI-0I115, OI-118, H-128, OI-124, OI-123, H-120.
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.