OG Seneca 6 Wells 09102019

Summary

SCH Number
2019090257
Lead Agency
Conservation, Department of (California Department of Conservation)
Document Title
OG Seneca 6 Wells 09102019
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
9/10/2019
Project Applicant
Seneca Resources Company, 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 zoning code. API # Well Name API# Well Name 0401926250 35A-5010 0401926291 33A-5005 0401926292 22A-1004 0401926293 2A-1020 0401926295 11A-1005 0401926294 2A-1003

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
19S
Range
15E
Section
35
Base
MD B&M
Other Location Info
36.235569, -120.316155

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 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.
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
NOE OG Seneca 6 Wells 09102019   PDF 154 K

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