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The Resource Management Agency strives to ensure that its customer service standards are consistent with the Agency’s Mission Statement:

The mission of the Resource Management Agency, in cooperation with the public and our partner agencies, is to protect the consumer and community’s health, safety and environment by carrying out adopted laws and policies, and educating, assisting and empowering Ventura County residents and businesses to be good stewards of the land and our resources.


In addition, RMA has identified those core values which will guide us in carrying out our mission. These values are directly related to our customer service and include:

  • Honesty, hard work and ethical behavior

  • Transparency and accountability

  • Equitable treatment and respect of all constituents

  • Excellence in service delivery

If the Lead Agency finds that the project may have a significant impact on the environment and that there are no obvious measures the applicant can take to mitigate potential problems, an EIR will be required. An EIR may also be required if further study is needed to provide information necessary in determining whether or not the project could have a significant impact.

Case Number PL13-0158
Carbon California Company, LLC, Applicant 

Notice of Availability and Intent to Adopt a Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report - Document Link:

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Guide to the Reader
  4. Table of Contents
  5. Executive Summary
  6. 1.0 - Introduction
  7. 2.0 – Project Description
  8. 3.0 – Environmental Setting
  9. 4.0 – Environmental Impact Analysis
  10. 5.0 – Other Required Sections
  11. 6.0 – Alternatives
  12. 7.0 – References and Preparers
  13. Appendix A – December 14, 2017, Writ of Mandate
  14. Appendix B – Air Quality Impact Assessment; Sespe Consulting (January 2, 2019 & May 29, 2019)
  15. Appendix C – Traffic Study, Associated Transportation Engineers; October 2, 2019
  16. Appendix D – VCAPCD Agnew Lease Permit to Operate
  17. Appendix E – VCAPCD PEETS Emission Factors for Crude Oil Wells
  18. Appendix F – AB 52 Notification of Consultation Opportunity
  19. Appendix G – 2016 SR & Koenigstein Road Analysis & Ventura County Analysis Review Memorandum
  20. Appendix H – Transcript of July 28, 2016 Ventura County Planning Commission Hearing for the Nesbitt Oil Well Project (PL15-0060)
  21. Appendix I – County of Ventura, November 21, 2019 Ventura County Public Works Agency Transportation Department Memorandum
  22. Appendix J – Caltrans Letter dated September 28, 2015

 Project Description:  The applicant requests that a modification of Conditional Use Permit (CUP) No. 3543 be granted to authorize the continued operation and maintenance of an existing oil and gas exploration and production operation (Agnew lease area) for an additional 25-year period.  If granted, the operation could consist of a total of five oil and gas wells on an existing pad that include the drilling of two new oil wells and re-drill of one existing well. The use Koenigstein Road for access to the project site, and the full-time use of an existing on-site gas flare, and a change in the authorized access to the existing oil and gas facility during drilling and production operations is also proposed. Access to the lease area would be made by the use of Koenigstein Road to and from Highway 150 during drilling and production operations. A private driveway connected to Koenigstein Road would provide direct access to the drilling site. 

List of Potentially Significant Environmental Impacts Identified:
Potentially significant but mitigable impacts to traffic safety and circulation.

The project site is located approximately 2,000 feet north of State Highway 150 and adjacent to Koenigstein Road.

Review Period Start and End Date:
May 5, 2020 to June 19, 2020

Case Planner:
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