Conservation, Department of
(Department of Conservation)
OG CCOC 0411122405
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Carbon California Operating Company, LLC
Present Land Use
Ojai Oil Field
The proposed project consists of drilling one new well in the Ojai Oil Field in Ventura County. The proposed well is located on a densely developed oil field, within a parcel under active oil production, and is consistent with Ventura County’s General Plan and Zoning Ordinance.
API # Well Name
0411122405 Hamp 75
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 Ojai oil field and issued permits in this oil field pre-CEQA (before April 5, 1973). New permits issued in this developed area of the Ojai 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.