Appeal for Well Maintenance ZAI set for September 14 before City Planning Commission

Thursday, September 14, 2023

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Presentation and Public Hearing

On September 14, 2023, the City Planning Commission will hear the appeals for ZA-2022-8997-ZAI-1A. Los Angeles City Planning staff will provide a presentation responding to the appeals and there will be an opportunity for public comment.

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Case No. ZA-2022-8997-ZAI is a citywide Zoning Administrator’s Interpretation (ZAI) applicable to all oil/gas well operations in the City of Los Angeles. The ZAI interprets what specific terminology found in the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) means in the context of oil drilling regulations. The term “to maintain [an oil well]” or “maintained” is in reference to well maintenance activities that are performed on oil/gas wells throughout the city, most notably at large drill sites located in residential neighborhoods. The Chief Zoning Administrator published the ZAI on January 17, 2023. The appeal period for the ZAI ended on February 1, 2023. Los Angeles City Planning (LACP) received three (3) appeals in total before the appeal period ended.

ZA-2022-8997-ZAI Determination | Appeal Applications and Justifications | Staff Report

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For additional information, contact:
Edber Macedo, Los Angeles City Planning
200 North Spring Street, Room 763
Los Angeles, CA, 90012
(213) 978-1318


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