OG PRE Resources 0408322969


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Conservation, Department of (California Department of Conservation)
Document Title
OG PRE Resources 0408322969
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
PRE Resources, LLC
Present Land Use
Santa Maria Valley Oil Field

Document Description
The proposed project consists of drilling one new well in the Santa Maria Valley Oil Field in Santa Barbara County. The proposed well is located on a developed oil field, within a parcel under active oil production, and is consistent with Santa Barbara County’s General Plan and Zoning Ordinance. API # Well Name 0408322969 SMVU Union-Bradley I K-1

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

Phone : (916) 445-9686


Santa Barbara
Other Location Info
34.91507200, -120.41025833

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
15261(b) - Ongoing Project: The project is statutorily exempt from CEQA under the Ongoing Project exemption (PRC 21169; 14 CCR 15261(b)) because the Division identified administrative boundaries of the Santa Maria Valley oil & gas field that were approved prior to April 5, 1973 (pre-CEQA). Division permit approvals for oil & gas activities within this field occurred before April 5, 1973 and those permit approvals occurring after that date do not involve a greater degree of responsibility or control over the project as a whole than did the prior approvals.
Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Class 1 – Existing Facility: 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 well will be installed within an existing oil field and involves no expansion of use of the oil field.
Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Class 4 – Minor Alterations to Land: 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 developed oil field and does not require the removal of healthy, mature scenic trees.


Notice of Exemption
NOE OG PRE Resources 0408322969   PDF 176 K

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