Conservation, Department of
(Department of Conservation)
OG Chevron 0403065656
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Chevron U.S.A Inc
The proposed project consists of drilling one new oil and gas well in the Midway-Sunset Oil Field in Kern County. The well name and API number of the well is listed below. The proposed project is located in an established, high-density 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.
API# Well Name
Details on well locations can be found on the Division's website at:
15261(b) - 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 because 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 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 CCR 1684.2) because the
proposed project is located on previously graded or otherwise recently disturbed land
within a densely developed oil field.