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Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) released for Chevron decommissioning project; public comment welcome

Chevron is working to secure permits to decommission and remediate its Carpinteria Oil and Gas Processing Facility, and the City has released a Draft Environmental Impact Report for the proposed project, which the public can now review. The Decommissioning Project would demolish and remove surface and subsurface facilities and then remediate impacted soils and groundwater at the onshore Carpinteria Oil and Gas Processing Facility, located on Dump Road. The project also includes the demolition and removal of offshore pipelines associated with the facility located within State Waters. The Draft EIR describes the proposed project, identifies its potential environmental effects and proposed mitigation measures, and considers possible project alternatives.

The City will be accepting public comments on the adequacy of the Draft EIR until Jan. 15 at 5 p.m. To review the Draft and/or submit a comment, visit .

The City will also hold a hearing with the Environmental Review Committee to consider the Draft EIR on Monday, Dec. 18, at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 5775 Carpinteria Ave. The public is invited to attend and provide comment at the ERC meeting.