OG Chevron 0403067260

Summary

SCH Number
2019120558
Lead Agency
Conservation, Department of (California Department of Conservation)
Document Title
OG Chevron 0403067260
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
12/23/2019
Project Applicant
Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
Present Land Use
Kern River Oil Field

Document Description
The proposed project consists of drilling one new well in the Kern River Oil Field in the City of Bakersfield. The proposed well is located on a densely developed oil field, within a parcel under active oil production, and is consistent with Bakersfield’s General Plan and Zoning Ordinance. API # Well Name 04003067260 Rasmussen 422H

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

Coordinates
35°25'37.1"N 118°58'26"W
Cities
Bakersfield
Counties
Kern
Township
29S
Range
28E
Section
04
Base
MD B&M

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 Kern River 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 0403067260   PDF 168 K

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