OG Aera 6 Wells 08052019

Summary

SCH Number
2019080098
Lead Agency
Conservation, Department of (Department of Conservation)
Document Title
OG Aera 6 Wells 08052019
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
8/5/2019
Project Applicant
Aera Energy, LLC
Present Land Use
Coalinga Oil Field

Document Description
The proposed project consists of drilling six 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 0401926258 S1-PZ-2L 0401926256 S1-PZ-1K 0401926255 S1-PZ-2KB 0401926257 S1-PZ-2KI 0401926253 S1-PZ-2LA 0401926254 S1-PZ-2LB

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

Phone : (916) 445-9686
larry.kleinecke@conservation.ca.gov

Location

Counties
Fresno
Township
20S
Range
14E
Section
01
Other Location Info
36.218567, -120.392275

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 wells 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
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