Conservation, Department of
(Department of Conservation)
OG Berry 5 Wells 05202019
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The proposed project consists of drilling five new wells in the Midway-Sunset Oil Field in Kern County. The surface and mineral rights are owned by the U.S. Bureau of Land
Management (BLM). DOGGR notified BLM of the permits.
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Categorical Exemption: 15301 and 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 Midway-Sunset oil field and issued
permits in this oil field pre-CEQA (before April 5, 1973). New 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.
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