OG Aera 0401926340

Summary

SCH Number
2020020512
Lead Agency
Conservation, Department of (California Department of Conservation)
Document Title
OG Aera 0401926340
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
2/27/2020
Project Applicant
Aera Energy, LLC
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 in a densely developed oil field, within a parcel under active oil production and is consistent with Fresno County’s General Plan and Zoning Ordinance. The new well is part of Underground Injection Control Project No. 15000004. API # Well Name 0401926340 S32CL-3-3DI

Contact Information
Larry Kleinecke
Geologic Energy Management Division
801 K Street MS 18-05
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 445-9686
larry.kleinecke@conservation.ca.gov

Location

Coordinates
36°14'10.7"N 120°22'10.7"W
Counties
Fresno
Township
19S
Range
15E
Section
32
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 CalGEM identified administrative boundaries of the Coalinga oil & gas field that were approved prior to April 5, 1973 (pre-CEQA). CalGEM 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 CalGEM’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 Aera 0401926340   PDF 183 K

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