Oil Fields Information - Disposal Ponds

Produced Water Pond Work Plan

A Work Plan was prepared by Central Valley Water Board staff in November of 2014 identifying work needed to be completed and an implementation schedule for completion of this progrm by the end of 2016. Status reports will be posted here periodically to identify where we are in the process.

2016 March 9 Public Workshop on the Regulation of Oil Fields

2016 March 9 Public Workshop on the Regulation of Oil Fields

Produced Water Pond Lists

Central Valley Water Board staff has prepared a list of ponds in the Central Valley Region that are, or have been, used for disposal of water produced as a by-product of oil production (produced water). This list is dynamic and will be periodically updated as new information is received or as the status of ponds change. Questions may be directed to Dale Harvey at (559) 445-6190 or by email at Dale.Harvey@waterboards.ca.gov.

California Water Code Section 13267 Orders

California Water Code Section 13267 Orders seeking information regarding active produced water disposal ponds from 77 Oil and Gas Operators in the Central Valley Region. Questions and comments may be directed to Clay Rodgers at (559) 445-5116 or by e-mail at Clay.Rodgers@waterboards.ca.gov.

Notices of Applicability Issued for R5-2017-0036

Notices of Applicability Issued for coverage under General Order R5-2017-0036 - Waste Discharge Requirements General Order for Oil Field Discharges to Land, General Order Number Three

  • Central California Oil Company, Pyramid Hills Oil Field, Getty, Bocqueraz, and SB Leases, Notice of Applicability Issued 8 February 2018
  • Engineers Oil Company, Midway Sunset Oil Field, Section 14 Lease, Notice of Applicability Issued 29 August 2017