OG Webber 2 Wells 09172020

Summary

SCH Number
2020090366
Lead Agency
Conservation, Department of (California Department of Conservation)
Document Title
OG Webber 2 Wells 09172020
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
9/18/2020
Project Applicant
Bob Webber Drilling Company
Present Land Use
Honey Lake Wildlife Area

Document Description
The proposed project consists of abandoning two orphan wells in the Honey Lake Wildlife Area in Lassen County. The orphan wells have not been operated for over 20 years and their abandonment is required by CalGEM. Permits for the wells have been issued. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife concurs with the Department of Conservations assessment that this project is exempt under CEQA. API # Well Name 0403520004 903 0403520005 904

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
40°18'55.6"N 120°18'33.6"W
Counties
Lassen
Township
28N
Range
15E
Section
05
Base
MD B&M

Notice of Exemption

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 were installed in 1981 and will be abandoned following CalGEM regulations and guidance and involve no expansion of use of the wells.
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 upland habitat and adjacent to maintenance access roads and does not require the removal of healthy, mature scenic trees.
Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15330
Reasons for Exemption
Class 30 – Minor Actions to Prevent, Minimize, Stabilize or Eliminate the Release or Threat of Hazardous Waste or Hazardous Substances: The project is categorically exempt from CEQA under the “Class 30” (14 CCR 15330) exemption per the CEQA Guidelines because the project involves a minor cleanup action taken to prevent or eliminate the release or threat of release of a hazardous waste or substance. The cleanup action cost is less than $1 million.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
NOE OG Webber 2 Wells 09172020   PDF 252 K

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