Conservation, Department of
(Department of Conservation)
OG Aera 2 Wells 04242019
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Aera Energy, LLC.
The proposed project consists of drilling two new wells in the Lost Hills Oil Field in Kern County. The proposed wells are located within an area with surface and mineral rights owned by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The BLM has been notified of the permits.
API # Well Name
0403065980 · G4200R- 18 .
Details on well locations can be found on the Division's website at:
Statutory Exemption: Ongoing Project (pre-CEQA. Approval prior to April 5, 1973)
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 Lost Hills oil field and issued permits in this oil field pre-CEQA (prior to April 5, 1973). Additional permits issued in this developed area of the Lost Hills oil field are considered part of an ongoing project and exempt from further CEQA reviews.
Class 1 - Existing Facility: The Division has determined that the project is categorically exempt from CEQA under the "Class 1" (14 CCR§ 15301) exemption per the CEQA Guidelines and per DOGGR's regulations (14 CCR§ 1684.1) because the well will be installed within an existing oil field and involves no expansion of use of the oil field.
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 the CEQA Guidelines because the project involves the minor alteration of the condition of land and/or vegetation within a densely developed oil field and does not
equire the removal of healthy, mature scenic trees.
See NOE for details