Conservation, Department of
(Department of Conservation)
OG Berry 8 Wells 05032019
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Berry Petroleum Company, LLC
The proposed project consists of drilling eight new wells in the Midway-Sunset 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.
*Categorical Exemption: Class 1, 4 Section:15301 and 15304
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 this developed area of the Midway-Sunset oil field are considered part of an ongoing project and exempt from further CEQA reviews.