SB4 Environmental Impact Report

Pursuant to Senate Bill 4 (Pavley, 2013) State Oil & Gas Supervisor Steven Bohlen, head of the Department of Conservation's Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (Division), acting as Lead Agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), certified on July 1, 2015 an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the project listed below.

Project Title: Analysis of Oil and Gas Well Stimulation Treatments in California

The EIR may be downloaded as PDF files. The entire EIR can be downloaded. The PDF files can also be downloaded by section or subsection.  Please note that some of these files are extremely large and may require longer download times.

 

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State Oil and Gas Supervisor's Certification Statement1144KB 
            Table of Contents - Volume I76.9KB
            Executive Summary1022.1KB 
            A - Introduction 1.2MB 
             B - Draft Environmental Impact Report Review Comments307.4KB  
C - Responses to Review Comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report
 
            C.1 - Introduction 187.2KB 
             C.2 - Global Responses to Major Comments1.9MB
             C.3 - Comments from Federal Agencies231.5KB
             C.4 - Comments from State Agencies197.5KB
             C.5 - Comments from Elected Officials188.8KB
             C.6 - Comments from Local Agencies728.9KB
             C.7 - Comments from Oil and Gas Industry Representatives2.0MB
             C.8 - Comments from Organizations and Companies1.3MB
             C.9 - Comments from Private Individuals783.3KB
             C.10 - Comments from Public Meetings536.5KB
            D - Revisions to the Draft Environmental Impact Report Map Book1.5MB
Appendix 1 – Draft Environmental Impact Report Comment Correspondence and Public Meeting Transcripts
            Appendix 1 A. Federal Agencies.pdf806.3KB
            Appendix 1 B. State Agencies.pdf1.6MB
            Appendix 1 C. Elected Officials.pdf1011.0KB
            Appendix 1 D. Local Agencies.pdf17.6MB
Appendix 1 E. Oil and Gas Industry Representatives- E1 through E6.pdf14.9MB
            Appendix 1 E. Oil and Gas Industry Representatives- E7 through E13.pdf28.2MB
            Appendix 1 E. Oil and Gas Industry Representatives- E14-1 through E14-363.pdf62.1MB
            Appendix 1 E. Oil and Gas Industry Representatives- E14-364 through E14-454.pdf6.6MB
            Appendix 1 E. Oil and Gas Industry Representatives- E14-454 (2).pdf10.3MB
            Appendix 1 E. Oil and Gas Industry Representatives- E14-454 (3).pdf7.5MB
            Appendix 1 E. Oil and Gas Industry Representatives- E14-455 through E14-461.pdf6.6MB
            Appendix 1 F. Groups and Organizations- F1 through F17.pdf27.3MB
            Appendix 1 F. Groups and Organizations- F18 through F37.pdf14.7MB
            Appendix 1 F. Groups and Organizations- F38-1 through F38-205.pdf31.3MB
            Appendix 1 F. Groups and Organizations- F38-205 through F38-268.pdf19.1MB
            Appendix 1 F. Groups and Organizations- F39-1 through F39-24.pdf23.5MB
            Appendix 1 F. Groups and Organizations- F39-24 through F39-29.pdf18.6MB
            Appendix 1 F. Groups and Organizations- F39-29 through F41.pdf27.5MB
            Appendix 1 G. Individuals- G1 through G298.pdf17.7MB
            Appendix 1 G. Individuals- G299 through G449.pdf8.5MB
            Appendix 1 H. Public Meeting Transcripts- H1 through H3.pdf10.7MB
            Appendix 1 H. Public Meeting Transcripts- H4 through H6.pdf9.5MB
             Table of Contents - Volume II192.4KB
             Executive Summary1.1MB  
             1 - Introduction239.3KB
            2 - Regulatory Framework for the Division of Oil Gas, and Geothermal Resources 1.1MB
            3 - Other Relevant Regulatory Schemes470.4KB
4 - Scope and Intent of the Environmental Impact Report399.3KB
            5 - Location and Regional Setting for the Project and Alternatives (Figures 5-1 through 5-9)322.0KB
            6 - Overview of California's Oil and Gas Resources (Figures 6-3 through 6-4)789.1KB
            7 - Description of the Project (Figures 7.5-1 through 7.5-6)3.4MB
            8 - Description of the Alternatives (Figures 8-1 through 8-6)609.1KB
9 - Overall Approach to the Environmental Analysis471.6KB
            10 - Programmatic Level Analysis of the Project203.6KB
            10.1 - Aesthetics669.7KB
            10.2 - Agriculture and Forestry Resources (Figures 10.2-1a through 10.2-4)638.9KB
            10.3 - Air Quality (Figures 10.3-1 through 10.3-2)925.7KB
            10.4 - Biological Resources: Terrestrial Environment (Figures 10.4-1 through 10.4-11)1.3MB
            10.5 - Biological Resources: Coastal and Marine Environment633.1KB
            10.6 - Coastal Processes and Marine Water Quality1.8MB
            10.7 - Commercial and Recreational Fishing (Figures 10.7-1)464.2KB
            10.8 - Cultural Resources (Figures 10.8-1 through 10.8-12)1.4MB
            10.9 - Paleontological Resources871.0KB
            10.10 - Environmental Justice597.1KB
            10.11 - Geology, Soils, and Mineral Resources (Figures 10.11-1 through 10.11-20)916.8KB
            10.12 - Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Figures 10.12-1 through 10.12-3)895.7KB
            10.13 - Hazards and Hazardous Materials974.0KB
            10.14 - Groundwater Resources (Figures 10.14-1 through 10.14-19)1.7MB
            10.15 - Surface Water Resources (Figures 10.15-1 through 10.15-12)963.3KB
            10.16 - Land Use and Planning651.6KB
             10.17 - Noise and Vibration1.5MB
            10.18 - Population and Housing650.8KB
            10.19 - Public Services559.5KB
             10.20 - Recreation (Figures 10.20-1 through 10.20-3)595.4KB
            10.21 - Risk of Upset/Public and Worker Safety (Figures 10.21-1 through 10.21-6)1.3MB
            10.22 - Transportation and Traffic (Figures 10.22-1 through 10.22-7)707.7KB
            10.23 - Utilities and Service Systems544.3KB
             Table of Contents - Volume III287.2KB
             11 - Programmatic Level Analysis of Specific Oil and Gas Fields (Figures 11.0-1 through 11.0-3)447.1KB
             11.1 - Aesthetics591.0KB
             11.2 - Agriculture and Forestry Resources (Figures 11.2-1a through 11.2-2)314.7KB
             11.3 - Air Quality439.9KB
             11.4 - Biological Resources: Terrestrial Environment (Figures 11.4-1 through 11.4-6)1.7MB
             11.5 - Biological Resources: Coastal and Marine (Figures 11.5-1 through 11.5-4)571.5KB
             11.6 - Coastal Processes and Marine Water Quality (Figure 11.6-1 through 11.6-2)401.0KB
             11.7 - Commercial and Recreational Fishing436.6KB
             11.8 - Cultural Resources (Figures 11.8-1 through 11.8-4)1.1MB
             11.9 - Paleontological Resources (Figures 11.9-1 through 11.9-2)689.5KB
             11.10 - Environmental Justice458.8KB
             11.11 - Geology, Soils, and Mineral Resources (Figures 11.11-1 through 11.11-16)626.0KB
             11.12 - Greenhouse Gas Emissions300.3KB
             11.13 - Hazards and Hazardous Materials679.9KB
             11.14 - Groundwater Resources (Figures 11.14-1 through 11.14-15)904.6KB
             11.15 - Surface Water Resources (Figures 11.15-1 through 11.15-4)288.4KB
            11.16 - Land Use and Planning755.5KB 
            11.17 - Noise and Vibration 609.3KB  
            11.18 - Population and Housing 587.4KB  
            11.19 - Public Services 618.5KB  
            11.20 - Recreation (Figures 11.20-1 through 11.20-2609.3KB 
            11.21 - Risk of Upset/Public and Worker Safety 455.4KB  
            11.22 - Transportation and Traffic (Figures 11.22-1 through 11.22-2704.9KB 
            11.23 - Utilities and Service Systems 612.7KB 
 12 - Environmental Analysis of the Alternatives
             12-1 - Introduction 265.1KB   
            12.2 - No Future Well Stimulation Treatments Alternative (Alternative 1) 1006.7KB 
             12.3 - No Future Well Stimulation Practices Outside of Existing Oil and Gas Field Boundaries (Alternative 2) 960.3KB  
            12.4 - Well Pad Consolidation Alternative (Alternative 3) 841.7KB 
            12.5 - Urbanized Area Protection Alternative (Alternative 4) 688.7KB 
            12.6 - Active Fault Zone Restrictions Alternative (Alternative 5) 640.7KB 
            12.7 - No Project Alternative (Alternative 6) 445.1KB 
             13 - Cumulative Impact Analysis963.8KB
             14 - Comparison of Alternatives 748.3KB 
             15 - Other CEQA Considerations 491.9KB 
             16 - Public Participation and Noticing 232.7KB 
             17 - References and Organizations/Persons Consulted 1.2MB 
             18 - List of Acronyms 223.0KB 
             19 - List of Preparers and Reviewers 322.2KB 
             Appendix A - Oil and Gas Glossary of Terms 491KB 
             Appendix B - Text of Senate Bill No. 4369.4KB
             Appendix C - Well Stimulation Treatment Neighborhood Notification Form 150.9KB 
             Appendix D - Guidelines and Environmental Checklist for Future Environmental Reviews and Clearances 826.1KB 
             Appendix E - Emission Calculation Examples – Well Stimulation Treatments 263.3KB 
             Appendix F - California History, Prehistory, and Cultural Resources Types 1.7MB 
             Appendix G - Descriptions of Native American Tribes and Reservations 546.9KB 
             Appendix H - Paleontological Resources Assessments for the Wilmington and Sespe Oil and Gas Fields 4.7MB 
             Appendix I - Chemicals Used in Hydraulic Fracturing555.4KB  
             Appendix J - Groundwater Basin Data for Study Regions 1 through 6 1.5MB  
             Appendix K - Summary of National Train Accident Data for Class I Railroads (excluding Amtrak) 365.7KB  
  Documents referenced in the EIR365.7KB