OG CRPC 11 Wells 07022020


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Conservation, Department of (California Department of Conservation)
Document Title
OG CRPC 11 Wells 07022020
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
California Resources Production Corporation
Present Land Use
Mount Poso Oil Field

Document Description
The proposed project consists of drilling 11 new wells in the Mount Poso 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 0403068664 Alta Vedder 1014LVH 0403068665 Vedder Rall 1044LVH 0403068666 Security 1515LVH 0403068667 Sarrett Fee 1128LVH 0403068668 Vedder Rall 1058LVH 0403068669 Vedder 1012LVH 0403068670 Sarrett Fee 1135LVH 0403068671 Vedder 1045LVH 0403068679 Vedder 1057LVH 0403068680 Vedder Rall 1043LVH 0403068681 Alta Vedder 1019TVH

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

Phone : (916) 445-9686


35°36'27.3"N 118°58'18.1"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 Mount Poso 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 CRPC 11 Wells 07022020   PDF 283 K

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