Conservation, Department of
(Department of Conservation)
OG SME 2 Wells 03082019
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Santa Maria Energy, LLC
The proposed project consists of drilling two new oil and gas wells in the Orcutt Oil Field in Santa Barbara County. The well names and AP! numbers are .listed below. The proposed project is located in an established, high-density oil field and exempt from local CEQA requirements.
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 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 OIi 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.