Conservation, Department of
(Department of Conservation)
OG Holmes 4 Wells 02042019
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The proposed project consists of drilling four new wells in the Jacalitos Oil Field in Fresno County. The proposed wells are located within a parcel under active oil production, and are consistent with Fresno County's General Plan and Zoning Ordinance. (API# 0401926206, 0401926207, 0401926205, 0401926091; Well Name: 4-6i, 4-8i, 4-7i, 5-6i).
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.