OG CRPC 6 Wells 07142020

Summary

SCH Number
2020070282
Lead Agency
Conservation, Department of (California Department of Conservation)
Document Title
OG CRPC 6 Wells 07142020
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
7/14/2020
Project Applicant
California Resources Production Corporation
Present Land Use
Mount Poso Oil Field

Document Description
The proposed project consists of drilling six 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 0403068769 Security 1515LVH 0403068770 Vedder 1038LVH 0403068771 Glide-Vedder 1313LVH 0403068772 Vedder Rall 1048LVH 0403068773 Glide-2 1109TVH 0403068774 Security 1506LVH

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

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

Location

Coordinates
35°35'1.8"N 118°57'36.8"W
Counties
Kern
Township
27S
Range
28E
Section
16
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 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
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 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
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 CRPC 6 Wells 07142020   PDF 262 K

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