Conservation, Department of
(Department of Conservation)
OG Chevron 6 Wells 01142019
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The proposed project consists of drilling 6 new wells in the Coalinga Oil Field in Fresno County. The proposed wells are located within a parcel under active oil production, and is consistent with Fresno County's General Plan and Zoning Ordinance.
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.