OG Chevron 6 Wells 11132019

Summary

SCH Number
2019110579
Lead Agency
Conservation, Department of (California Department of Conservation)
Document Title
OG Chevron 6 Wells 11132019
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
11/27/2019
Project Applicant
Chevron
Present Land Use
San Ardo Oil Field

Document Description
The proposed project consists of drilling 6 new wells in the San Ardo Oil Field in Monterey County. The proposed wells are located on an existing pad in a densely developed oil field, within a parcel under active oil production and is consistent with Monterey County’s General Plan and Zoning Ordinance.

Contact Information
Tharon Wright
Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources
801 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 445-9686
tharon.wright@conservation.ca.gov

Location

Coordinates
35°57'49.8"N 120°51'52.4"W
Counties
Monterey
Township
23S
Range
10E
Section
02
Base
MD B&M

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15261 (b)
Reasons for Exemption
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 San Ardo 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
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 involves no expansion of use of the oil field.
Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304
Reasons for Exemption
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 6 Wells 11132019   PDF 1703 K

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