Recirculated Draft EIR Carbon TerraVault I (Kern County) by California Resources Corporation (CRC)

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Recirculated Draft EIR Carbon TerraVault I (Kern County) by California Resources Corporation (CRC)
Document Type
EIR - 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 Overlay); 8.4 (Mineral and Petroleum); and 8.4/2.4 (Mineral and Petroleum & Steep Slope).
Document Description
A proposed CCS facility for permanent underground storage of up to 48 million tons of CO2 in two reservoir formations on approximately 9,104 surface acres in the Elk Hills Oilfield in unincorporated Kern County and the related initial source for the capture of CO2. The land acreages of the CCS Land Surface Area, which comprises the Conditional Use Permit being considered, has been reduced from the original 9,130 acres to 9, 104 acres through changes in the location of the facility onsite pipeline. The initial source of CO2 is the pre-combustion oilfield gas from infield locations, including uses associated with the existing Elk Hills Power Plant. Maximum injection per year from future sources would be up to 2, 210,000 tons per year divided between the two formations (R-26 and A1-A-2). The facility consists of an underground pore space, approved by the EPA as the “area of review” where CO2 will become permanently mineralized into rock, the CCS Surface Land Area over the underground storage area where limited uses will be permitted, approval of six (6) EPA Class VI UIC wells, conversion and creation of wells for CO2 leak monitoring and seismic activity, approximately 11 miles of facility and injection underground pipeline for capture of pre-combustion gas, and the related infrastructure improvements for the capture, transfer, and permanent storage of CO2.

Contact Information

Keith Alvidrez
Agency Name
Kern County Planning and Natural Resources Department
Job Title
Planner II
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Unincorporated Area
Cross Streets
Skyline Road and Elk Hills Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
SR 58
California Aqueduct

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 Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), 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 Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), 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
Development Types
Other (Carbon Capture and Storage and initial source)
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

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