OG Berry 2 Wells 07120019

Summary

SCH Number
2019070493
Lead Agency
Conservation, Department of (California Department of Conservation)
Document Title
OG Berry 2 Wells 07120019
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
7/15/2019
Project Applicant
Berry Petroleum Company, LLC
Present Land Use
Midway-Sunset Oil Field

Document Description
The proposed project consists of drilling two 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. API # Well Name 0403066535 61-64 0403066536 63-64

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
Kern
Township
31S
Range
22E
Section
02
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 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. 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. 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 Berry 2 Wells 07122019   PDF 156 K

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