OG Chevron 4 Wells 09042019

Summary

SCH Number
2019090203
Lead Agency
Conservation, Department of (Department of Conservation)
Document Title
OG Chevron 4 Wells 09042019
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
9/5/2019
Project Applicant
Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
Present Land Use
San Ardo Oil Field

Document Description
The proposed project consists of drilling four new wells in the San Ardo Oil Field in Monterey County. The proposed wells are located on a densely developed oil field, within a parcel under active oil production, and are consistent with Monterey County’s Use Permit.

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
Monterey
Township
23S
Range
10E
Section
03
Base
MD B&M
Other Location Info
35.965026, -120.882681

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15261(b)
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 San Ardo oil field and issued permits in this oil field pre-CEQA (before April 5, 1973). New permits issued in this developed area of the San Ardo oil field are considered part of an ongoing project and exempt from further CEQA reviews.
Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301
Reasons for Exemption
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.
Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304
Reasons for Exemption
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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