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With a team of scientists and other dedicated professionals, the Department of Conservation administers a variety of programs vital to California's public safety, environment and economy. The services DOC provides are designed to balance today's needs with tomorrow's obligations by fostering the wise use and conservation of energy, land and mineral resources.




Four Earthquake Zone Maps Released, Official Alquist-Priolo MapsFour new and revised Alquist-Priolo maps that impact the cities of Beverly Hills, Culver City, Los Angeles, Napa, Santa Monica, Vallejo, and West Hollywood now released.2017-07-13T07:00:00ZFour Earthquake Zone Maps Released
Mount Poso Aquifer Exemption, U.S. EPA has approved a fourth aquifer exemption application from the state, for the Mount Poso oil field.2017-04-19T07:00:00ZMount Poso Aquifer Exemption
New DOC Maps Website Available, new geospatial data and map website consolidates DOC’s prolific collection of GIS mapping data into one interactive portal.2017-03-06T08:00:00ZNew DOC Maps Website Available



Surface Mine Inspections, Board to consider approval and adoption of final draftThe State Mining & Geology Board will consider adoption and approval of the final draft of proposed amended regulatory language at its August 10 meeting in Sacramento.2017-07-12T07:00:00ZSurface Mine Inspections
Comment on `Discussion Draft' of Regulations, Opportunity to commentDOC is accepting public comments on “discussion draft” regulations for AB 1420 (pipeline-related) and AB 2729 (idle well-related) through July 21 and August 21, respectively. Public meetings slated in Bakersfield.2017-06-29T07:00:00ZComment on `Discussion Draft' of Regulations



State Inspections Confirm Safety of Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility, months of rigorous inspection and analysis of wells at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility state engineering and safety enforcement experts have concluded the facility is safe to operate and can reopen at a greatly reduced capacity.2017-07-19T07:00:00ZState Inspections Confirm Safety of Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility
Resource Conservation Districts Receive Grants, Grants Issued to Fund Local Projects, will provide Resource Conservation Districts with funds to help California achieve greenhouse gas reduction goals. Map included.2017-06-16T07:00:00ZResource Conservation Districts Receive Grants
Proposed Gas Storage Regulations,, has released for public review proposed regulations to further enhance the safe operation of natural gas storage facilities.2017-05-19T07:00:00ZProposed Gas Storage Regulations



This Week's CA Earthquakes, Recent Earthquakes in California and NevadaThis site shows the location and size of earthquakes in the last week.This Week's CA Earthquakes
Preparing for an Earthquake, Preparing for an EarthquakeDo you know what to do before, during, and after an earthquake?Preparing for an Earthquake
All About Earthquakes, All About EarthquakesDo you know what causes an earthquake and why California has so many of them?All About Earthquakes