Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company Cymric Surface Expression Emergency Cleanup (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit

1 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 3 (CDFW)
Document Title
Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company Cymric Surface Expression Emergency Cleanup (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Title Cont: No. 2081-2019-034-04) The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has issued a California Endangered Species Act (CESA; Fish and Game Code,§ 2050 et seq.) Incidental Take Permit, No. 2081-2019-034-04, to permit Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company to incidentally take giant kangaroo rat which is designated as an endangered species under CESA, and San Joaquin antelope squirrel and San Joaquin kit fox which are designated as a threatened species under CESA (Fish & G. Code§ 2050 et seq.; see CCR., tit 14, § 670.5, subd. (a)(6)(D); (b)(6)(B) and (b)(6)(E), respectively). The Project includes activities necessary to cleanup surface expressions which began May 10, 2019 and released approx. 1,339,800 gallons of crude oil and produced water into a nearby dry stream. Cleanup response activities include: construction of earthen berms to contain surface expression fluids and contaminated soil; construction and widening of roadways and ramps for access; construction and widening of pads for access, observation! driving., parking, equipment and vehicle storage etc; excavation and removal of any contaminated soils using heavy equipment or any other equipment required to safely implement and complete cleanup response activities; use of submersible pumps and temporary tanks to remove and store standing oil/water mixture; use of vacuum trucks to remove the oil/water mixture; use storage, and transportation of solidifying/absorbent materials such as sodium polyacrylate; transportation of the oil/water mixture, contaminated soils, and clean soils; storage/stockpiling of contaminated soils; and excavation of cleans.oils from a borrow area.

Contact Information

Annee Ferranti
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and WIidlife Central Region
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company; Robert Fragione, San Joaquin Valley Business Unit Operations Manager. 9525 Camino Media, Bakersfield, California 93311
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Other Location Info
The Project is located within the existing California Division of Oill Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) Administrative Boundaries of the Cymric OH Field in western Kern County, California. The Project is approximately 4 miles northwest of the town of McKittrick 1n Township 30 North1 Range 21 West, Section 1. The Project is specifically within Assessor's Parcel Number 156-040-03, United States Geological Survey (USGS) 7.5-minute quadrangle map Reward, Mount Diablo Base and Meridian.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CCR, T. 14 § 15269 subdivision (c) Pub resource code 21080 subdivi (b)(4)
Reasons for Exemption
see attachments


Notice of Exemption

Disclaimer: The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) accepts no responsibility for the content or accessibility of these documents. To obtain an attachment in a different format, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613. For more information, please visit OPR’s Accessibility Site.

Download CSV New Search Print