OG Aera 2 Wells 07102019

Summary

SCH Number
2019070258
Lead Agency
Conservation, Department of (California Department of Conservation)
Document Title
OG Aera 2 Wells 07102019
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
7/11/2019
Project Applicant
Aera Energy, LLC
Present Land Use
Coalinga Oil Field

Document Description
The proposed project consists of drilling 2 new wells in the Coalinga Oil Field in Fresno County. The proposed wells are located on a densely developed oil field, within a parcel under active oil production, and are consistent with Fresno County’s General Plan and Zoning Ordinance. API # Well Name API # Well Name 0401926243 S27-7-22 0401926242 S27-4-28

Contact Information
Larry Kleinecke
Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources
801 K Street MS 18-05
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 319-8261
larry.kleinecke@conservation.ca.gov

Location

Counties
Fresno

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15261(b), 15301, 15304 - C1 & 4
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 Coalinga oil field and issued permits in this oil field pre-CEQA (before April 5, 1973). New permits issued in this developed area of the Coalinga 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 require the removal of healthy, mature scenic trees.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
NOE OG Aera 2 Wells 07102019   PDF 165 K

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