Carbon TerraVault 1 by California Resources Corporation

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Carbon TerraVault 1 by California Resources Corporation
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Oil and Gas Exploration and Production/Zoning: A (Exclusive Agriculture); A-1 (Limited Agriculture)/General Plan: 8.3 (extensive Agriculture); 8.3/2.1 (Extensive Agriculture & Seismic Hazard); 8.4 (Mineral and Petroleum)
Document Description
The Carbon TerraVault 1 Project, as proposed by California Resources Corporation would develop an approximate 5,745 acre carbon capture and sequestration field, associated Class VI geologic sequestration injection wells, and related improvements for storage of Carbon Dioxide (CO2). The proposed project would take local industrial sources of CO2 that are transported by a combination of truck, pipeline and/or rail to the dedicated Class VI injection wells for the project. Potential sources and locations of sources will be specifically identified and analyzed to the extent legally required by CEQA in the Draft EIR. The CO2 would then be injected into identified geographically confined reservoirs for storage in perpetuity. This area has been identified as a location suitable for such storage and a potential to provide a contribution to the goals of California for carbon neutrality by 2045 by reducing industrial uses to no net contribution and potentially supporting direct removal of CO2 from the air. California executive order B-55-18 mandates that the state achieve carbon neutrality by 2045 and maintain net negative emissions thereafter. The project, as proposed, has the capacity for up to 48 million metric tons of estimated storage and capable of sequestrating over 1 million metric tons of CO2 per year.

Contact Information

Cindi Hoover, Supervising Planner
Agency Name
Kern County Planning and Natural Resources Department
Job Title
Supervising Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Skyline Road and Elk Hills Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
58 W
Elk Hills - Buttonwillow
California Aqueduct
Other Location Info
Section 12 of Township 30 South, Range 22 East, sections 7, 8, 17, 18, 22, 25, 26, 27, 35 and 36 of Township 30 South, Range 23 East, and section 31 Township 30 South, Range 24 East, Mount Diablo Base and Meridian (MDBM)

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (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 Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Development Types
Other (Carbon capture and sequestration)
Local Actions
Rezone, Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


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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