PRC 421 Decommissioning Project

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California State Lands Commission (SLC)
Document Title
PRC 421 Decommissioning Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
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
Agency Name
California State Lands Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


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

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State 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 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), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
Development Types
Other (Oil and Gas Decommissioning)
Local Actions
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


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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