Draft EIR CarbonFrontier CCS Project by Aera Energy, LLC

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Draft EIR CarbonFrontier CCS Project by Aera Energy, LLC
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Oil and Gas Exploration and Production / A (Exclusive Agriculture), A-1 (Limited Agriculture, NR (20) (Natural Resources – 20 acre min) / 8.1 (Intensive Agriculture), 8.3 (Extensive Agriculture), 8.4 (Mineral and Petroleum), 8.1/2.5 (Intensive Agriculture – Flood Hazard Overlay), 8.3/2.5 (Extensive Agriculture – Flood Hazard Overlay), 8.4/2.5 (Mineral and Petroleum – Flood Hazard Overlay).
Document Description
The proposed project would construct and operate a CCS facility for permanent underground storage of up to 40 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the storage space (referred to as the 64 Zone reservoir) on approximately 12,362 surface acres in the North and South Belridge oilfield in unincorporated Kern County. The CCS facility would be comprised of four (4) CO2 capture sites which consist of one (1) pre-combustion and three (3) post-combustion sources, up to nine (9) Class VI underground injection control (UIC) wells, up to eight (8) monitoring wells, and approximately 14.5 miles of CO2 facility pipelines. The proposed CCS project would capture CO2 from an initial source of existing produced gas streams (pre-combustion) and emissions from existing stationary sources (post-combustion) within the South Belridge Oil Field and transport the CO2 through a facility pipeline to the North Belridge oilfield for injection at up to the nine (9) dedicated Class VI UIC wells. The proposed CO2 underground storage pace, which is approximately 2,290 acres in size (maximum modeled CO2 plume area), would be located within the North Belridge oilfield within the CCS Surface Land Area rights held by Aera Energy and other private owners. Oil and gas production activities would cease within the established CCS underground geologic formation where CO2 would be stored, prior to commencement of the proposed project.

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
Lerdo Highway and State Highway 33
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
SR 33

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 Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), California Department of Transportation, District 6 (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 Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Office of Historic Preservation
Development Types
Other (Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS))
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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