Conservation, Department of
(Department of Conservation)
OG Chevron 6 Wells 07082019
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
Present Land Use
San Ardo Oil Field
The proposed project consists of drilling six new wells in the San Ardo Oil Field in Monterey County. The proposed wells are located on a densely developed oil field, within a parcel under active oil production, and is consistent with Monterey County’s General Plan and Zoning Ordinance.
API # Well Name API # Well Name
0403022594 Rosenberg 5602 0403022595 Orradre 5611
0403022596 Rosenberg 5303 0403022597 Orradre I111
0403022598 Orradre 3611 0403022599 Dudley 4510
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 San Ardo oil field and issued permits in this oil field pre-CEQA (before April 5, 1973). New permits issued in this developed area of the San Ardo oil field are considered part of an ongoing project and exempt from further CEQA reviews.
15301 - 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 wells will be installed within an existing oil field and involve no expansion of use of the oil field.
15304 - 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 require the removal of healthy, mature scenic trees.