Conservation, Department of
(Department of Conservation)
OG Berry 3 Wells 02222019
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The proposed project consists of drilling three 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 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). DOG GR 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:
Cont., Categorical Exemption: S: 15304
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 title "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.