OG Chevron 12 Wells 07242020

Summary

SCH Number
2020070470
Lead Agency
Conservation, Department of (California Department of Conservation)
Document Title
OG Chevron 12 Wells 07242020
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
7/24/2020
Project Applicant
Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
Present Land Use
McKittrick Oil Field

Document Description
The proposed project consists of drilling 12 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 0403068827 3566W 0403068834 SP 68 4272W 0403068839 SP 68 4572 0403068840 SP 68 4462 0403068841 3971 0403068842 4166 0403068843 3565 0403068844 4063 0403068845 SP 68 4973 0403068846 SP 68 4369 0403068847 SP 68 4768 0403068848 SP 68 4565

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°19'51.4"N 119°39'26"W
Counties
Kern
Township
30S
Range
22E
Section
07
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 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
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 Chevron 12 Wells 07242020   PDF 262 K

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