Kern River Eastridge Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Project by Chevron U.S.A Inc.

Summary

SCH Number
2024040081
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Kern River Eastridge Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Project by Chevron U.S.A Inc.
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Received
Present Land Use
Oil and Gas Exploration and Production / A (Exclusive Agricultural); A-1 (Limited Agricultural); M-1 (Light Industrial); and NR(5) (Natural Resources – 5 acres) / 2.4 (Steep Slope); 8.3 (Extensive Agriculture); 8.4 (Mineral and Petroleum); R-MP (Mineral & Petroleum); LI (Light Industrial); R-EA (Extensive Agricultural); OS (Open Space)
Document Description
Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report for the following requests from the Kern County Planning and Natural Resources Department: (a) General Plan Amendment No. 1, Map No. 103-4 to the Metropolitan Bakersfield General Plan to amend Map Code Designation from LI (Light Industrial) on approximately 39 acres to Service Industrial (SI); (b) Zone Classification Changes (ZCC), as follows: 1. ZCC No. 94, Map No. 81 • From A-1 (Limited Agriculture) to A (Exclusive Agriculture) on approximately 532 acres. 2. ZCC No. 24, Map No. 81-36 • From A-1 (Limited Agriculture) to A (Exclusive Agriculture) on approximately 200 acres. 3. ZCC No. 8, Map No. 82 • From A-1 (Limited Agriculture) to A (Exclusive Agriculture) on approximately 215 acres; • NR (5) (Natural Resources – 5 acres) to A (Exclusive Agriculture) on approximately 285 acres. 4. ZCC No. 3, Map No. 103-3 • From A-1 (Limited Agriculture) to A (Exclusive Agriculture) on approximately 435 acres; 5. ZCC No. 1, Map No. 103-4 • From A-1 (Limited Agriculture) to A (Exclusive Agriculture) on approximately 509 acres; • From LI (Light Industrial) to M-2 (Medium Industrial) on approximately 39 acres. 6. ZCC No. 1, Map No. 103-5 • From A-1 (Limited Agriculture) to A (Exclusive Agriculture) on approximately 633 acres. (c) Conditional Use Permit (CUP), as follows: 1. CUP No. 52, Map No. 81 to allow for the construction and operation of a CCS facility within the A (Exclusive Agriculture) Zone District on approximately 532 acres. 2. CUP No. 6, Map No. 81-36 to allow for the construction and operation of a CCS facility within the A (Exclusive Agriculture) Zone District on approximately 200 acres. 3. CUP No. 9, Map No. 82 to allow for the construction and operation of a CCS facility within the A (Exclusive Agriculture) Zone District on approximately 4,995 acres. 4. CUP No. 1, Map No. 103-3 to allow for the construction and operation of a CCS facility within the A (Exclusive Agriculture) Zone District on approximately 435 acres. 5. CUP No. 1, Map No. 103-4 to allow for the construction and operation of a CCS facility within both the A (Exclusive Agriculture) Zone District on approximately 509 acres and the M-2 (Medium Industrial) Zone District on approximately 39 acres. 6. CUP No. 2, Map No. 103-5 to allow for the construction and operation of a CCS facility within the A (Exclusive Agriculture) Zone District on approximately 633 acres. CCS has been determined to be a storage operation under the Kern County Zoning Ordinance, Section 19.08.085 and Section 19.06.020. Therefore, CCS in either existing formations or tanks is an allowed use with a CUP in the following districts: • A District (Exclusive Agriculture) • M-2 District (Medium Industrial) • M-3 District (Heavy Industrial) Implementation of the proposed project would also require permits from the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in compliance with the Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program for Class VI injection wells (40 CFR 146.81 et seq.).

Contact Information

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

Location

Cities
unincorporated Oildale (Bakersfield)
Counties
Kern
Regions
Unincorporated
Cross Streets
China Grade Loop and Getty Fwy
Zip
93308
Total Acres
7,343
Parcel #
Multiple
State Highways
178
Railways
N/A
Airports
Meadows Field
Schools
Lifehouse Christian Academy, St John Vianney Academy, Highland E
Waterways
N/A
Township
Multip
Range
Mulitp
Section
Multip
Base
MDB&M

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 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 Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Other (Carbon Capture and Storage)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, 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

Attachments

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 Agency(ies)]

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