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​​​​​​Welcome to the State Mining & Geology Board (SMGB)

The SMGB represents the State's interest in the development, utilization and conservation of mineral resources; reclamation of mined lands; development of geologic and seismic hazard information; and to provide a forum for public participation​.

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News​

 
The SMGB's regulations pertaining to the designation of mineral lands in the North San Francisco Bay
​P-C Region were approved by OAL on February 9, 2016, and became effective April 1, 2016. ​

Meeting Information​

  • The next meeting is scheduled for June 9, 2016 in Sacramento.  The agenda notice will be published on May 25.​

SMGB Authorities​

The SMGB is composed of nine members appointed by the Governor, and confirmed by the Senate, for four-year terms. The SMGB serves as a regulatory, policy, and appeals body representing the State's interests in geology, geologic and seismologic hazards, conservation of mineral resources and reclamation of lands following surface mining activities.

The SMGB operates within the Department of Conservation, and is granted certain autonomous responsibilities and obligations under several statutes including the Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zoning Act, the Seismic Hazards Mapping Act, and the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act. The SMGB's general authority is granted under Public Resources Code (PRC) Sections 660-678. Specifically, PRC Section 662(b) requires all SMGB members to "represent the general public interest".

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