East Cat Canyon Remediation (Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2018-0180-R5)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife 5 (San Diego) (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 5)
Document Title
East Cat Canyon Remediation (Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2018-0180-R5)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The project consist of: 1) removal of high viscosity surface flow remains (oil remains) that have migrated off East Cat Canyon Oil Field property (Property); and, 2) management of oil remains that are located on the Property site. Oil remains from off-Property areas will be excavated, exported to an approved disposal site and then the sites will be graded and filled with clean fill material and compacted to match natural creek contours. Oil remains located on the Property site will be managed in place by increasing native vegetation cover. All disturbed areas will be restored through installation of erosion control matting, planting of native plants, and broadcasting of native seed mix. A monitoring program of the restoration areas will be implemented and will include remedial and restoration maintenance activities if needed. Buffer areas will be delineated and monitored at locations on the Property to identify future material flows before leaving the Property. Existing oil field roads and well pads within the Property will be used for staging and stockpiling to the greatest extent possible. Equipment used to complete this project includes an excavator, front-end loader, tracked skid-steer, off-road dump truck, over-road dump trucks, sheepsfoot compactor, water truck, and pick-up trucks.

Contact Information
Sarah Rains
Department of Fish and Wildlife South Coast Region
3883 Ruffin Road
San Diego, CA 92123

Phone : (562) 342-7141


Santa Maria
Santa Barbara
Other Location Info
See Attached NOE

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15330, Class 30
Reasons for Exemption
The Project consists of minor clean-up actions taken to prevent, minimize, stabilize, mitigate, and/or eliminate the release or threat of release of a hazardous waste or substance costing less than $1 million.


Notice of Exemption
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