OG Chevron 10 Wells 06122020


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Conservation (DOC)
Document Title
OG Chevron 10 Wells 06122020
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Present Land Use
McKittrick Oil Field

Document Description
The proposed project consists of drilling Ten new wells in the McKittrick Oil Field in Kern County. The proposed wells are located in a densely developed oil field, within a parcel under active oil production, and are consistent with Kern County’s General Plan and Zoning Ordinance. API # Well Name API # Well Name 0403068585 Del Monte 2513 0403068559 Del Monte 3279 0403068560 Del Monte 3116I 0403068561 Del Monte 2678I 0403068562 Del Monte 3714 0403068563 Del Monte 3619 0403068564 Del Monte 3319I 0403068565 Del Monte 3917 0403068566 Del Monte 3411 0403068567 Del Monte 3413I

Contact Information
Larry Kleinecke
California Department of Conservation
Lead/Public Agency
801 K Street, MS 18-05
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 445-9686

Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
Project Applicant


35°18'37.5"N 119°38'18.5"W

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
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 McKittrick 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
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 wells will be installed within an existing oil field and involve no expansion of use of the oil field.
Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
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.


Notice of Exemption
NOE OG Chevron 10 Wells 06122020   PDF 261 K

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