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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.

 

 

Two New Geologic Maps Available http://conservation.ca.gov/cgs, CGS Issues New MapsThe California Geological Survey has released two new geologic maps. The first covers part of Modoc County. The second covers portions of Sierra and Nevada counties. See CGS' recent releases.2017-10-16T07:00:00ZTwo New Geologic Maps Available
U.S. EPA Approves Kern County Aquifer Exemptionhttp://conservation.ca.gov/dog/Pages/Aquifer_Exemptions.aspx#jasmin, Jasmin Aquifer Exemption ApprovedThe U.S. EPA has approved the State's application for an expansion of the aquifer exemption in the Jasmin oil field in Kern County.2017-10-06T07:00:00ZU.S. EPA Approves Kern County Aquifer Exemption
Request for Qualifications – CEQA Contractorhttp://conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Documents/RFQceqa-October%202017-Final.pdf, Request for QualificationsThe State Mining and Geology Board is seeking a contractor to perform environmental assessments for potential future reclamation activities at various mine sites.2017-10-05T07:00:00ZRequest for Qualifications – CEQA Contractor

 

 

SMGB to Meet December 14http://conservation.ca.gov/smgb/agendas/Pages/2017-Meeting-Schedule.aspx, December Mining & Geology Board MeetingThe next meeting of the State Mining and Geology Board is December 14 in Indio. The final agenda will be published November 29. Check back for more details.2017-11-13T08:00:00ZSMGB to Meet December 14
Poso Creek Aquifer Exemptionhttp://conservation.ca.gov/dog/Pages/Aquifer_Exemptions.aspx#PosoCreek, Public Meeting Set on Poso Creek Aquifer Exemption ProposalState regulators are considering an aquifer exemption proposal in the Poso Creek Oil Field in Kern County. A public hearing will be held November 29 in Bakersfield.2017-10-30T07:00:00ZPoso Creek Aquifer Exemption

 

 

State Remediating Oil Wells in Fresno Areahttp://conservation.ca.gov/index/news/Documents/2017-11%20State%20Remediating%20Deserted%20Oil%20Wells%20in%20Fresno%20County%20field.pdf, DOC Plugging Deserted Oil Wells in Fresno CountyState regulators have begun the process of permanently sealing six deserted wells in the Raisin City oil field southeast of Fresno to protect the public and environment. 2017-08-16T07:00:00ZState Remediating Oil Wells in Fresno Area
New Earthquake Studyhttps://usgs.gov/news/harvesting-earthquake-fault-slip-f-rom-laser-images-napas-vineyards, Studies of 2014 Napa Earthquake Produce New InformationThe California Geological Survey contributed to a new study of the 2014 South Napa earthquake that suggests that earthquake-related deformation just below the Earth's surface can be quite different from how it is expressed at the surface.2017-07-31T07:00:00ZNew Earthquake Study
State Inspections Confirm Safety of Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facilityhttp://conservation.ca.gov/dog/Pages/AlisoCanyon.aspx, http://conservation.ca.gov/dog/Pages/AlisoCanyon.aspxhttp://conservation.ca.gov/index/news/Documents/SP%202017-10%20State%20Inspections%20Confirm%20Safety%20of%20Aliso%20Canyon_SP_Final.pdf, en EspanolFollowing 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

 

 

This Week's CA Earthquakeshttp://scedc.caltech.edu/recent/, 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 Earthquakehttp://conservation.ca.gov/index/Earthquakes/Pages/qh_earthquakes_what.aspx, Preparing for an EarthquakeDo you know what to do before, during, and after an earthquake?Preparing for an Earthquake
All About Earthquakeshttp://conservation.ca.gov/index/Earthquakes/Pages/earthquakes.aspx, All About EarthquakesDo you know what causes an earthquake and why California has so many of them?All About Earthquakes