OG Chevron 0401926317

Summary

SCH Number
2019100388
Lead Agency
Conservation, Department of (California Department of Conservation)
Document Title
OG Chevron 0401926317
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
10/21/2019
Project Applicant
Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
Present Land Use
Coalinga Oil Field

Document Description
The proposed project consists of drilling one new well in the Coalinga Oil Field in Fresno County. The proposed well is located on a densely developed oil field, within a parcel under active oil production, and is consistent with Fresno County’s General Plan and Zoning Ordinance. API # Well Name 0401926317 Unspecified 8-1

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
20S
Range
14E
Section
24
Base
MD B&M
Other Location Info
36.170186, -120.407883

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15261(b)
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 Coalinga 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
15301
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
15304
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 densely developed oil field and does not require the removal of healthy, mature scenic trees.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
NOE OG Chevron 0401926317   PDF 163 K

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