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Oil Well Ordinance

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Staff is collecting preliminary comments on the existing regulations for oil well drilling and production during Fall 2018 and Winter 2019. The comments will be considered during the writing process for the Oil Well Ordinance amendment to Title 22.

On March 29, 2016, the Board of Supervisors instructed the Department of Regional Planning to amend Title 22, the Planning and Zoning Code, in order to (1) require a Conditional Use Permit for all oil and gas facilities in unincorporated Los Angeles County and (2) update regulations for oil and gas facilities to reflect best practices and current mitigation methods and technologies, minimize environmental impacts, and protect sensitive uses and populations.

This project will impact oil and gas well drilling and operations in unincorporated Los Angeles County only. This project will not impact oil and gas well drilling and operations within the Baldwin Hills Community Standards District and the Newhall Ranch Specific Plan.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the Los Angeles County Fire Department are considering revisions to other Titles in the County Code related to this project.

For information on all of the Department of Regional Planning’s studies and reports on oil wells in unincorporated Los Angeles County: http://planning.lacounty.gov/dev/oil-gas.

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