OG Holmes 2 Wells 04152020

Summary

SCH Number
2020050082
Lead Agency
Conservation, Department of (California Department of Conservation)
Document Title
OG Holmes 2 Wells 04152020
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
5/5/2020
Project Applicant
Project Applicant: Holmes Western Oil Corporation
Present Land Use
Coalinga Oil Field

Document Description
The proposed project consists of drilling two new wells in the Coalinga Oil Field in Fresno 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 Fresno’s General Plan and Zoning Ordinance. API # Well Name 0401926397 Unspecified 2-11 0401926396 Unspecified 1-11

Contact Information
Tharon Wright
California Geologic Energy Management Division
801 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

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

Location

Coordinates
36°7'25.8"N 120°22'43"W
Counties
Fresno
Township
21S
Range
15E
Section
05
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 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
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 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 Holmes 2 Wells 04152020   PDF 280 K

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