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ERG West Cat Canyon Revitalization Plan

[Information up to date as of 05/11/2018]

What’s New

The Draft EIR is due to be released for public review in late May-early June 2018. The Notice of Availability and the Draft EIR will be posted below upon release. The Draft EIR will be available for review for 45 days. Comments on the Draft EIR may transmitted to P&D via email, phone, letter, or orally at a public comment hearing to be held in Santa Maria. This hearing is tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 25, 2018 at the Betteravia Government Center in the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, 511 East Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria, beginning at 6:00 pm. A separate notice for the public comment hearing will be posted here in advance of the hearing in June.

Recent Activities

  • A Notice of Preparation was released of an Environmental Impact Report (County Case Number 15EIR-00000-00004). A Scoping Meeting was held on September 16, 2015.

  • The Board of Supervisors approved a contract for Aspen Environmental Group to prepare an Environmental Impact Report for the project on March 3, 2015.

  • The application was determined to be complete on October 2, 2014.

  • ERG re-submitted an application for an Oil Drilling and Production Plan and a Development Plan on September 14, 2014.

  • The application was determined to be incomplete on July 3, 2014.

  • ERG submitted an application for an Oil Drilling and Production Plan and a Development Plan on June 3, 2014.

  • Project Description

    The WCCPP project includes the development of 233 new thermally enhanced (steam injection) wells, installation of four additional steam generators, and replacement of the existing 4-inch diameter fuel gas pipeline with an 8-inch diameter line. The project includes 10 new well pads, 1 new steam generator pad, and the use of 91 existing pads for a total of 102 well and equipment pads, the installation of inner-field piping and other supporting equipment. All proposed facilities would be located on approximately 75 acres within ERG’s 8,054-acre West Cat Canyon property holdings. Existing ERG operations include 185 active or idle non-thermal wells and 314 active or idle thermal wells. Water for steaming the proposed wells would be obtained from the brine water produced by ERG’s field operations on the Project property.

    Project Area Map

    ERG West Cat Canyon Project Area


    Permit Application Materials

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