PAL Reabold 072-00-0001

Summary

SCH Number
2021110405
Public Agency
California Department of Conservation (DOC)
Document Title
PAL Reabold 072-00-0001
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
11/24/2021
Document Description
The proposed new project is to allow disposal of waste water into a Class II Water Disposal well proposed to be installed in an existing well boring (Ginochio 41-17, API #0401300019) in the Brentwood oil field. The well is currently listed as plugged and abandoned. Reabold California’s lease currently has two producing wells with production approaching 300 barrels of oil per day (bopd) and 300 barrels of water per day (bwpd). Current practice is to truck produced waters off-site for disposal. The proposed project is to convert an existing well into a water disposal well, eliminating the need for routine trucking of water from the lease and restoring reservoir pressure that resulted from historic production. The well will re-inject water from the currently producing Mokelumne River Formation - Second Massive Sand interval into the historically productive Mokelumne River - Third Massive Sand. The injection zone is a hydrocarbon producing zone and is an exempt aquifer as defined by the 1981 Brentwood Oil Field primacy boundary, which was submitted to the US EPA in 1982 with the Primacy Application.

Contact Information

Name
Larry Kleinecke
Agency Name
California Department of Conservation
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Counties
Kern
Township
01N
Range
02E
Section
17
Base
MD B&M

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15261
Reasons for Exemption
The project is statutorily exempt because the UIC project proposes re-drilling an existing well approved before April 5, 1973 and re-purposing associated piping and equipment. The UIC activities do not involve a greater degree of responsibility and control over the project as a whole than did approval of the existing well.

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301
Reasons for Exemption
The project is categorically exempt from CEQA under the “Class 1” (14 CCR §15301) exemption per the CEQA Guidelines and CalGEM’s regulations (14 CCR §1684.1) because the project proposes minor alteration of an existing previously permitted well involving a negligible expansion of former use.
County Clerk
Contra Costa

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