OG Chevron 0403066546

Summary

SCH Number
2019070492
Lead Agency
Conservation, Department of (Department of Conservation)
Document Title
OG Chevron 0403066546
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
7/15/2019
Project Applicant
Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
Present Land Use
Kern River Oil Field

Document Description
The proposed project consists of drilling one new well in the Kern River Oil Field in Kern County. The proposed well is located on a densely developed oil field, within a parcel under active oil production, and is consistent with Bakersfield’s General Plan and Zoning Ordinance. API # Well Name 04003066546 Santa Fe Energy KCL-10 17A

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

Cities
Bakersfield
Counties
Kern
Township
29S
Range
28E
Section
10
Base
MD B&M

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 Kern River oil field and issued permits in this oil field pre-CEQA (before April 5, 1973). New permits issued in this developed area of the Kern River 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. Exceptions to Exemptions: The Division further finds that there are no exceptions to the otherwise-applicable categorical exemptions (PRC §21084; 14 CCR 15300.2(c)). There is no substantial evidence that there are any “unusual circumstances” associated with the proposed project that creates a reasonable possibility that the activity will have a significant effect on the environment and that there are no significant “cumulative impacts” resulting from successive projects of the same type in the same place. Therefore, this project is not subject to CEQA.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
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