On Wednesday at 4:00 and then on Thursday at 2:00 Ventura County Planning is processing two different applications for Mirada Petroleum of Santa Paula. They are a relatively small oil and gas operator with a few dozen wells in and around the Upper Ojai Valley.
Project 1- LU15-0060 (Nesbitt lease) Mirada has applied to "reactivate" three wells they promised to abandon in 2013 (and for use of K road). Abandoning those wells was a condition of a permit they were granted (in 2013) for more wells in another spot.
That scoping hearing for a Subsequent EIR is set for
Wednesday, October 7 at 4:00 pm
in the Santa Cruz Conference Room
at the Government Center on Victoria.
NO decision is made at this meeting. Here is a link to the info on that meeting/project:
link to notice of preparation and scoping hearing: http://www.ventura.org/rma/planning/pdf/nop/PL15-0060_NOP_KB.pdf
Link to CUP from 2013, with Condition 27 showing wells MUST be abandoned : http://vcportal.ventura.org/rma/planning-archives/pdf/meetings-agendas-archives/PD/2013/04-25-2013/LU11-0041.pdf
Project 2: PL13-0158 (Agnew Lease) Mirada has applied for three new wells, one redrill of an existing well, 25 more years, and use of Koenigstein Road.
The Planning Director hearing is set for
Thursday, October 8 at 2:00 pm.
in Santa Cruz Conference Room
at County Government Center
staff report: http://www.ventura.org/rma/planning/pdf/meeting%20agendas/PD/2015/10-08-15_KB_PL13-0158.pdf
The County planner for both projects is Kristina Boero, she can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org, ph# 805/654-2467