​Environmental Unit

In conjunction with geologists, staff review and provide comments on reclamation plans and plan amendments and review environmental documents prepared pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act when appropriate.  Field investigations of existing and proposed mine sites may also be conducted to evaluate the practicality of proposed reclamation.  Enforcement action support provided when appropriate.  Public SMARA workshops and technical training seminars are also held to support best mine reclamation practices and to share information.