Conservation, Department of
(Department of Conservation)
OG SME 2 Wells 03042019
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The proposed project consists of drilling two (2) new oil and gas wells in the Orcutt Oil
Field in Santa Barbara 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 exempt from local CEQA requirements.
API# Well Name API# Well Name
0408322959 D-5 0408322958 D-2
*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 Orcutt 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. Orcutt Oil Field are considered part of an ongoing project
and exempt from further CEQA reviews.
*See NOE for full details.