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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.




Three Earthquake Zone Maps Now Official, Official Alquist-Priolo MapsThree Revised Official Alquist-Priolo maps that impact the cities of Arcadia, Los Angeles, Monrovia, Pasadena, San Marino, and South Pasadena are now official.2017-06-15T07:00:00ZThree Earthquake Zone Maps Now Official
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



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. Public meetings slated in Bakersfield.2017-06-15T07:00:00ZComment on `Discussion Draft' of Regulations
Natural Gas Storage Regulations, public is invited to comment on proposed regulations for natural gas storage facilities through July 13. Hearings will be held in Sacramento and Los Angeles.2017-05-19T07:00:00ZNatural Gas Storage Regulations



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. Also in Spanish. Map included.2017-06-16T07:00:00ZResource Conservation Districts Receive Grants
DOC Seeks Comments on Early Draft of Underground Injection Regulations,, public is invited to submit comments through June 26 on a second “discussion draft” of underground injection regulations.DOC Seeks Comments on Early Draft of Underground Injection Regulations
Proposed Gas Storage Regulations, today 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