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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.



CGS Library Closures Announcedhttp://conservation.ca.gov/cgs/information/publications/library/Pages/Library.aspx, CGS Library ScheduleThe California Geological Survey library in Sacramento will be closed August 13-17. Our apologies for any inconvenience.2018-07-10T07:00:00ZCGS Library Closures Announced
CGS Publishes Annual Minerals Reporthttp://conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Documents/NON-FUEL_2016_Final_6-11-2018.pdf, Latest CGS Annual Minerals Report AvailableThe California Geological Survey provides an annual summary exclusive of oil, gas, geothermal, and coal. In 2016, California ranked fourth among the states in non-fuel mineral production.2018-06-18T07:00:00ZCGS Publishes Annual Minerals Report
No July State Mining Board Meetinghttp://conservation.ca.gov/smgb/agendas/Pages/2018-Meeting-Schedule.aspx, Next SMGB Meeting is August 9The State Mining and Geology Board will conduct its next monthly meeting on August 9. The agenda will be published July 25.2018-05-30T07:00:00ZNo July State Mining Board Meeting



Aug. 15 Public Meeting Slated in Coalingahttp://conservation.ca.gov/dog/Pages/Aquifer_Exemptions.aspx#coalinga-jacalitos, Aquifer Exemption Meeting in CoalingaState regulators will accept public comments through August 15 about a proposed aquifer exemption expansion in two Fresno County oil fields. A public meeting is scheduled in Coalinga.2018-07-13T07:00:00ZAug. 15 Public Meeting Slated in Coalinga
Aquifer Exemption Meeting in Bakersfieldhttp://conservation.ca.gov/dog/Pages/Aquifer_Exemptions.aspx#edison, August 2 Aquifer Exemption MeetingState regulators will hold a public meeting on August 2 in Bakersfield to receive comments about a proposed aquifer exemption expansion in the Edison oil field in Kern County.2018-07-02T07:00:00ZAquifer Exemption Meeting in Bakersfield



State Oil and Gas Regulators Form Office of Enforcementhttp://www.consrv.ca.gov/index/news/Documents/2018-07%20new%20DOGGR%20enforcement%20unit%20%20announced.pdf, State Oil and Gas Regulators Form Office of EnforcementDOC launches an Office of Enforcement within its Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) to enhance compliance with public safety and environmental regulations and the administration of enforcement actions.2018-07-16T07:00:00ZState Oil and Gas Regulators Form Office of Enforcement
State Finalizes Underground Gas Storage Regulationshttp://www.consrv.ca.gov/index/Documents/2018-06%20Underground%20Gas%20Storage%20Regulations%20Approved.pdf, State Finalizes Underground Gas Storage RegulationsOn October 1, rigorous new regulations aimed at protecting health and safety go into effect, concluding an effort that began during the Aliso Canyon leak of 2015-16.2018-06-29T07:00:00ZState Finalizes Underground Gas Storage Regulations
New Regulations for Oil & Gas Production Pipelineshttp://www.consrv.ca.gov/index/Documents/2018-05%20AB%201420%20pipeline%20regulations%20approved.pdf, Assembly Bill 1420 Pipeline Regulations ApprovedNew regulations for certain pipelines associated with California oil and gas production have been approved, giving regulators additional tools to protect public health, safety, and the environment.2018-06-18T07:00:00ZNew Regulations for Oil & Gas Production Pipelines



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.2016-05-31T07:00:00ZThis 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?2016-05-31T07:00:00ZPreparing 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?2016-05-31T07:00:00ZAll About Earthquakes