18.38.180   OIL PRODUCTION.
   Oil Production, as defined in Chapter 18.36 (Types of Uses), including abandonment of wells, is subject to the provisions of Chapter 17.12 (Oil Drilling and Production Regulations) of the Anaheim Municipal Code, and to the following additional provisions.  If any regulations contained in this section are inconsistent with any regulations in Chapter 17.12, the more restrictive regulations shall apply.
   .010   Maximum Drill Site Area.  No drill site shall be larger than two and one-half (2.5) acres, or be of such size or shape that it cannot be contained within a three hundred thirty (330) by three hundred thirty (330) square foot rectangle.
   .020   Maximum Number of Wells.  The number of wells that may be drilled shall not exceed one (1) well to each five (5) acres in the leased area.
   .030   Minimum Distance Between Drill Sites.  The minimum distance between drill sites shall be one thousand three hundred twenty (1,320) feet.  For the purpose of this subsection, the drill site for an oil well existing on December 1, 1965, shall be deemed to be all of the area within one hundred (100) feet from the center of the oil well.
   .040   Minimum Distance Between Drill Sites and Dwellings or Other Structures.  No oil well shall be drilled within one hundred fifty (150) feet of any dwelling, nor shall any dwelling be constructed within one hundred fifty (150) feet of any oil well.
   .050   Permitted Hours of Operation for Oil Wells Located Near Dwellings and Other Structures.  Any site preparation, drilling or operation of any oil well shall be conducted only between the hours of seven a.m. and seven p.m., if at the time of application for a permit to drill, any of the following conditions exist:
      .0501   Twenty-five (25) or more dwellings are located within one thousand three hundred twenty (1,320) feet of the proposed well;  or
      .0502   Six (6) or more dwellings are located within six hundred sixty (660) feet of the proposed well;  or
      .0503   Any legally established structure used for housing of mentally or physically ill or aged persons, having five (5) or more beds, is located within six hundred sixty (660) feet of the proposed well.
   .060   Site Development Standards.
      .0601   Roads and Excavations.  Roads and other excavations shall be planned, constructed and maintained so as to provide stability of fill, minimize disfigurement of the landscape, maintain natural drainage, and minimize erosion.
      .0602   Cut and Fill Slopes.  No slope or cut or fill shall have a gradient steeper than one (1) foot rise in one (1) foot horizontal measurement.  If it is impractical to provide such gradient, due to the soil condition, the condition of the terrain, or the size or length of the cut and fill required, a steeper gradient may be approved in connection with the conditional use permit, if it is determined that compliance with the requirement is impractical and that the integrity of the neighborhood will be maintained.
      .0603   Enclosure of Drill Sites Required.  Prior to commencing drilling operations, the drill site shall be enclosed by a minimum eight (8) foot high solid redwood fence or solid masonry wall, as measured from the highest adjacent grade, except on those sides where a natural or artificial barrier of equal or greater solidity and height exists.  Solid redwood board gates shall be installed and equipped with keyed locks, and shall be kept locked at all times when the drill site is unattended.  Any and all supporting members of the fence shall be on the interior side of said fence.  Following installation, the fence or wall shall thereafter be properly maintained.
      .0604   Landscaping Requirements.
         .01   All excavated slopes, both cut and fill, shall be planted and maintained with grasses, plants and/or shrubs during drilling and production operations to an extent reasonably comparable with the general status of undisturbed surfaces in the vicinity.
         .02   Shrubs shall be planted and maintained along the exterior of the required fence or wall enclosing the drill site.  This requirement shall not be construed to limit or prohibit additional site beautification by landscaping or other planting.
      .0605   Off-Street Parking Required.  An off-street parking area containing not less than five (5) spaces shall be provided for each well being drilled, and shall be surfaced and maintained in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 18.42 (Parking and Loading) of this title.
      .0606   Signs Permitted.  No sign that is visible from outside the drill site shall be permitted or allowed to remain any place on the drill site, except for signs required by law, warning signs and/or “no trespassing” signs.
      .0607   Pipelines.  All off-site pipelines serving the drill site shall be underground.
      .0608   Sanitary Facilities.  Sanitary facilities shall be provided at the drill site and shall be in accordance with the standards of the Orange County Health Department.
   .070   Drilling Standards.  The following standards shall apply if, at the time of application for a permit, as required by Chapter 17.12 (Oil Drilling and Production Regulations), any of the conditions described in subsection 18.38.180.050 (Permitted Hours of Operation for Oil Wells Located Near Dwellings and Other Structures) of this section exist.
      .0701   Soundproofing.  Any derrick and all drilling machinery that produces noise shall be enclosed with soundproofing material, which shall be maintained in a clean and serviceable condition.
      .0702   Lights.  All lights shall be directed or shielded so as to confine direct rays to the drill site.
      .0703   Delivery of Equipment.  The delivery or removal of equipment or material from a drill site shall be limited to the hours between seven a.m. and seven p.m., except in case of emergency.
      .0704   Drill Pipe Storage.  No drill pipe shall be racked and made up, except between the hours of seven a.m.  and seven p.m., except within the derrick.
      .0705   Power Sources.  All power sources shall be electric motors or muffled internal combustion engines.
   .080   Production Operation Standards.
      .0801   Underground Installation of Well-Head Equipment Required.  All well-head equipment shall be installed in cellars, and no portion of such equipment shall project above the surface of the surrounding ground.
      .0802   Motive Power Location and Soundproofing Requirements.  Motive power for production operations shall be located on the drill site, and shall be completely enclosed in a building or buildings insulated with sound-deadening materials.  Such buildings shall be of residential appearance, and no portion thereof shall exceed sixteen (16) feet in height.
      .0803   Maximum Storage Tank Capacity.  The capacity of storage tanks at a drill site shall not exceed a total aggregate capacity of two thousand (2,000) barrels, excluding processing equipment.
      .0804   Well Servicing.  No well servicing shall be performed, except between the hours of seven a.m.  and seven p.m.,  if at the time of well servicing or maintenance any of the conditions described in subsection 18.38.180.050 (Permitted Hours of Operation for Oil Wells Located Near Dwellings and Other Structures) of this section exist, except in case of emergency.
      .0805   Oil Removal.  Oil produced at the drill site shall be removed therefrom by an underground pipeline or pipelines.  Such pipeline or pipelines shall be constructed within one hundred eighty (180) days after the date the first well in the drill site is completed.
      .0806   Equipment Storage.  No material, machinery or vehicle, which is not for immediate use or servicing of an installation, shall be stored on the drill site.
      .0807   Site and Installation Maintenance.  The drill site and all permanent installations shall be maintained in a neat, clean and orderly condition, and all surfaces of permanent installations within the drill site shall be painted and maintained in a neat and orderly manner.
      .0808   Height of Installation.  Except as otherwise specifically permitted herein, no permanent installation at the drill site shall project more than eight (8) feet above the surface of the surrounding ground.
      .0809   Gas Burning.  Natural gas shall not be vented to the atmosphere, nor burned by open flare.  (Ord. 5920 § 1 (part); June 8, 2004.)