Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources

 

  Underground Gas Storage - Permanent Rulemaking

Formal Rulemaking:
 
On May 19, 2017, the Department of Conservation sent public notice to interested parties related to Requirements for California Underground Gas Storage Projects.  The publication of this notice initiates a public comment period that will end on July 13, 2017 at 5:00pm. 
 
Pre-Rulemaking:
 

On July 8, 2016, the California Department of Conservation publicly released pre-rulemaking draft regulations (Discussion Draft) for the purpose of receiving public input on the development of updates to the regulations governing the Division's Gas Storage Program.

The release of this Discussion Draft initiated a public comment period that ended on
August 22, 2016.  The comments received throughout this period were reviewed and considered as the Department updated the draft regulations.  Below, the Department offers two versions of draft regulations.  One version is the Discussion Draft as released to the public on July 8, 2016.  The second version shows changes made since the release on July 8, 2016. 

From February 17, 2016 through March 18, 2016 the Department of Conservation held an informal public comment period to outline the Division's immediate regulatory goals regarding Underground Gas Storage, and to solicit specific input on how best to accomplish these goals.  View the regulatory goals and questions.       
 
EMERGENCY RULEMAKING

 

On October 13, 2016,, the Department of Conservation provided notice to the public that a request to readopt emergency regulations will be filed with the Office of Administrative Law.

Notice to Request to Readopt Emergency Regulations

Text of the Proposed Emergency Regulations

On July 14, 2016, the Department of Conservation provided notice to the public that a request to readopt emergency regulations will be filed with the Office of Administrative Law. The underground gas storage emergency regulations were readopted on August 1, 2016.

Notice of Request to Readopt Emergency Regulations

Text of the Proposed Emergency Regulations

OAL Approval

Department of Conservation filed an emergency regulatory action with the Office of Administrative Law on January 26, 2016.

Text of Proposed Emergency Regulations

Notice of Proposed Emergency Rulemaking and Finding of Emergency

Comment Response

Final Text of Emergency Regulations (effective 2-5-2016)

OAL Approval