Signal Hill Petroleum Conditional Use Permit 97-03 Extension Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Signal Hill
Document Title
Signal Hill Petroleum Conditional Use Permit 97-03 Extension Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
residential, commercial, industrial
Document Description
Signal Hill Petroleum (SHP) is requesting a permit extension of 20 years for Conditional Use Permit (CUP) 97-03 to continue their existing oil and gas production, storage, processing, and shipping of materials at seven existing drill sites located throughout the City of Signal Hill. The Signal Hill Petroleum Conditional Use Permit 97-03 Extension Project (Project) would not alter the scope of SHP’s existing operations. No physical expansion of existing facilities is proposed and all operations (existing and proposed) would continue to occur within the existing permitted CUP site footprints. SHP proposes to install new equipment within the existing natural gas processing facility at CUP Site #2 and drill up to 46 new wells within the seven drill sites over the 20-year period of the CUP. All other operational activity, such as site maintenance, inspections, redrilling and well operation, and fluid processing would remain the same. SHP would continue to operate the CUP facilities (drill sites and central processing facilities) in accordance with the existing City Municipal Oil and Gas Code, CUP conditions of approval, and mitigation measures, and in continued compliance with existing county, state, and federal requirements, including those published by CalGEM. SHP is seeking to modify CUP 97-03 with the following objectives: 1. Extend the life of the CUP by an additional 20-year term, to expire in 2042. 2. Continue existing consolidated drill site operations, including drilling new wells within the existing CUP footprint on an as needed basis, to continue providing a local source of high-quality oil, natural gas, and electricity, and install upgrades to a natural gas processing system.

Contact Information

Colleen Doan
Agency Name
City of Signal Hill
Job Title
Community Development Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Signal Hill
Los Angeles
State Highways
405, 710, 1
Other Location Info
7 drill sites all located within the City of Signal Hill

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 Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (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 Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Other (Continued operation of seven drill sites)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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