Reports on DOGGR Meeting
BAN FRACKING RALLY AND PROTEST OUTSIDE STATE SPONSORED HEARING BY DOGGR
3-4 PM AND ALSO DURING THE HEARING TILL 8 PM.
Come when you can for as long as you can in solidarity with
Sierra Club, Ventura350, 350 Santa Barbara, and Californians Against Fracking (a coalition including Center for Biological Diversity, Food & Water Watch, & CREDO)
Governor Jerry Brown’s oil & gas officials at Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) released draft regulations for fracking & extreme oil extraction. The hearing in Ventura is about the content and scope of the EIR which is explained briefly here.
The Sierra Club provides the key criticisms of the regulations here. The regulations are technically the subject of hearings in Santa Maria on January 13 and in Long Beach on January 6, while the hearing in Ventura is technically about what the content and scope of the Ventura District EIR should be.
Written comments may be sent by regular U.S. Mail or other carrier to:
Ms. Adele LagomarsinoCalifornia Department of Conservation
Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resource
801 K Street, MS 18-00 Sacramento, CA 95814-353
Written comments submitted via e-mail communication are encouraged. Include your name and return address in the message and send with attachments to: SB4EIR@conservation.ca.gov
Our fundamental message: “Ban Fracking Now!”
Ventura Rally starts at 3 until sometime after 4 pm. We will protest outside the hearing from 4 to 8 pm. You are encouraged to go to the hearing and deliver public comment in person or in writing.
Follow on Twitter @Ventura350 (will be set up soon, if not already).
LOCATION: Ventura College Performing Arts Theater
Directions: parking is located along Loma Vista and in lots off of Loma Vista north of gym. Bbetween Day Rd. and Ashwood on Loma Vista. https://www.venturacollege.edu/departments/academic/theatre_arts/current_works.shtml
MORE INFORMATION/BACKGROUND INFO.
The California Department of Conservation, through its Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR), pursuant to newly enacted legislation (SB 4 (Pavley) / Public Resources Code section 3161, subdivisions (b)(3) and (4)), will prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to evaluate the impacts of existing and potential future oil and gas well stimulation treatments occurring within California (the Proposed Project). DOGGR, acting as the lead agency, will prepare a Draft and Final EIR consistent with the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) (Public Resources Code Division 13, commencing with Section 21000) and the State CEQA Guidelines (California Code of Regulations Chapter 3, commencing with Section 15000). Through this Notice, DOGGR solicits public and regulatory agency input as to the scope and content of the EIR.
The scoping process under CEQA will assist DOGGR in determining the scope, focus and content of the EIR. Scoping helps to identify the range of actions, alternatives, environmental effects, and mitigation measures to be analyzed in depth. Scoping is also an effective way to bring together and address the concerns of the public, affected agencies, stakeholders, and other interested parties.
Scoping, however, is not conducted to resolve differences concerning the merits or wisdom of the Proposed Project or to anticipate the outcome of the decision making-process. Rather, the purpose of scoping is to help ensure that a com- prehensive EIR is prepared.
Members of the public, affected federal, State, and local agencies, stakeholders, interest groups, and any other interested parties may participate in the scoping process. Comments can be given verbally by attending the scheduled scoping meeting.
*Note: this .pdf says the 9th (it is old information). It has been confirmed here at the link at the top of this page that the meeting is on January 8, 4-8 pm. This pdf is just provided for the other information it has. Alternative link for .pdf http://www.conservation.ca.gov/dog/Documents/SB%204%20EIR%20Notice%20of%20Preparation.pdf
Thanks to Jan D.