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Proposed Oxy Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Project
Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) an international oil and gas exploration and production company is proposing the construction and operation of a new oil and gas production facility (Facility) to develop a portion of the Dominguez Oil Field that has been out of production for many years. OXY proposes to construct a Facility located at 1450 -1480 Charles Willard Street, consisting of up to 202 wells (2 existing test wells and approximately 130 new production wells, 65 salt water injection wells, four salt water production wells and one slurry injection well), an oil and gas processing facility, water treatment, water injection operations, slurry injection or disposal operations, an electrical connection, emergency flare, and shipping and pipeline facilities to produce and transport approximately 6,000 barrels per day of oil and three million standard cubic feet per day of natural gas.

Directional drilling techniques will be used in order to pinpoint oil reservoirs at depths of 4,000 to 13,500 feet. The proposed project does not include the use of hydraulic fracturing.

The Facility will be constructed within a 30-foot high walled 6.5 acre site, with the drill rig mast enclosed and designed to be visually compatible with the existing industrial and commercial buildings at the Dominguez Technology Centre. Air quality, geology/soils, hazards/hazardous materials, hydrology/water quality, noise, and transportation/traffic are the environmental areas that may be adversely affected by the proposed project.

The analysis of impacts concluded that noise due to off-site pipeline and electrical conduit construction may exceed the City’s significance threshold for noise even after implementing the imposed mitigation measures. The DEIR has concluded that impacts to all other CEQA topic areas will be less than significant or less than significant after mitigation.



The DEIR is available for the 45-day public review period. Hard copies of the DEIR are available for review at City Hall at 701 E. Carson Street, Carson Library at 151 E. Carson Street, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library at 17906 S. Avalon Boulevard. CDs of the DEIR can be purchased from City Hall or the electronic version of the DEIR can be accessed by the link to the right.

Comments or questions relative to the environmental analysis will be accepted during the initial 45-day public review and comment period and the 15-day extension beginning Thursday, January 23, 2014 and ending March 25, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. Please send any comments to Saied Naaseh at the address below, fax to (310) 835-5749, or e-mail to snaaseh@carson.ca.us no later than 6:00 p.m., Monday, March 25, 2014. Please include your name, address, and phone number with your reply.

 

To obtain additional information, please contact the Saied Naaseh, Associate Planner, City of Carson 701 East Carson Street, Carson, CA 90745, (310) 952-1761, or snaaseh@carson.ca.us 

 

 

 


UPDATE

City extends the Draft EIR public review period for 15 days. Written comments on the Draft EIR must be submitted to Saied Naaseh at the address below, faxed to (310) 835-5749, or e-mailed to snaaseh@carson.ca.us  no later than March 25, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.