PRC 421 Decommissioning Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California State Lands Commission (SLC)
Document Title
PRC 421 Decommissioning Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
Recreation; Oil and gas wells below coastal bluff adjacent to Sandpiper Golf Course.

Document Description
Two piers and caissons, supporting two wells, formerly produced oil and gas from the offshore Lease PRC 421. The two wells have been idle since 1994 and were plugged and abandoned pursuant to California Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM) regulatory specifications in May and September 2019. The decommissioning project would remove the two piers and caissons and other infrastructure, including two pipelines and the access road and supporting rock revetment.

Contact Information
Eric L Gillies
California State Lands Commission
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant
100 howe Ave., Ste 100-South
Sacramento, CA 95825

Phone : (916) 574-1900


Santa Barbara
Southern California
Cross Streets
Hollister Avenue
State Highways
Pacific Ocean
Other Location Info
Sandpiper Golf Course, near Hollister Ave.

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Oil and Gas Decommissioning)
Local Action
Coastal Permit State Lands Lease
Project Issues
Aesthetics Air Quality Biological Resources Coastal Zone Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Energy Geology/Soils Greenhouse Gas Emissions Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mineral Resources Noise Public Services Recreation Solid Waste Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources Vegetation Wetland/Riparian
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Coastal Commission (CCC) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Energy Commission California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
PRC 421 Decommissioning NOP June 2021   PDF 755 K Summary_Form_PRC421 Decommissioning   PDF 585 K
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
PRC_421_Decommissioning_NOC   PDF 294 K
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]
2021060145_NAHC Comment   PDF 309 K

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