Reasons for Exemption
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 Fadlity: 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 hos 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 require the removal of healthy, mature scenic trees.
Note: See NOE for details