Kern County Oil and Gas Permitting
The Kern County Zoning Ordinance contains provisions for local permitting of oil and gas production. Specifically, Chapter 19.98 (Oil and Gas Production) provides development standards for all future oil and gas exploration, extraction, operations, and production activities in the unincorporated Kern County. The Amendment to the Kern County Zoning Ordinance related to Chapter 19.98 and other oil and gas provisions in the Zoning Ordinance was approved on November 9, 2015, and became effective on December 9, 2015.
The Project Boundary (Local Permitting Boundary Area) encompasses 3,110 square miles and generally includes the San Joaquin Valley Floor portion of Kern County up to an elevation of 2,000 feet. The boundary includes: west side-the San Luis Obispo County line, north side- the Kings and Tulare county lines, east and south sides-the 2,000-foot elevation contours, squared off to the nearest section line.
Oct 30, 2020
Draft Supplemental Recirculated Environmental Impact Report available October 30, 2020
Jul 9, 2020
Report - Kern County Oil and Gas Property Tax Revenue (2018-2019) Analysis: County, Cities, Schools and Special DistrictsThe Report was made available July 9, 2020
Apr 29, 2020
Notice of Preparation available April 29, 2020
Dec 11, 2018
The SEIR was certified on December 11, 2018
Dec 9, 2015
The EIR was approved on November 9, 2015, and became effective on December 9, 2015