Conservation, Department of
(Department of Conservation)
OG Chevron 12 Wells 03042019
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The proposed project consists of drilling twelve (12) 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). DOGGR has issued permits for the wells and notified BLM of the permits.
*See NOE for more details.
*Categorical Exemption: C:4 S:15304
The basis for the Division's determination that the project is exempt from the
requirements of CEQA is provided in the brief explanation below.
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.
*See NOE for full details.