Laws and Regulations

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Active Rulemaking

2018: Proposed Underground Injection Control Regulations (PDF)

Oil and Gas Production: Water Use: Reporting, Senate Bill 1281 (2014)

2018: Proposed Idle Wells Regulations (PDF)

Oil and Gas: Operations, Assembly Bill 2729 (2016)

​Laws, Regulations, and Notices

2018: Gas Pipeline Regulations (PDF)

Oil and Gas: Pipelines, Assembly Bill 1420 (2015)

2018: Underground Gas Storage Regulations (PDF)

U.S. Dept. of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

PRC10 California Statutes and Regulations for the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources January 2018 (PDF)

California Laws for the Conservation of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources and the California Code of Regulations (Title 14, Division 2, Chapters 2, 3 and 4).

2016: Aquifer Exemption Compliance Schedule Regulations (PDF)

EPA:  Regulations for Granting Aquifer Exemptions

2015: Well Stimulation Treatment Regulations (PDF)

Oil and Gas: Well Stimulation, Senate Bill 4 (2013)

Field Rules

Pursuant to California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 14, Division 2, Chapter 4, Section 1722 (k), the State Oil and Gas Supervisor may establish Field Rules for any oil and gas pool or zone in a field when sufficient geologic and engineering data is available from previous drilling operations. The Division has established Field Rules for those fields where geologic and engineering information is available to accurately describe subsurface conditions. These Field Rules identify downhole conditions and well construction information that oil and gas operators should consider when drilling and completing onshore oil and gas wells. 

San Joaquin Valley Oil Spill Reporting Criteria (PDF)

This Field Rule established crude oil spill reporting criteria for oil and gas fields located in Kern, Kings, Tulare, Fresno, Madera and Merced counties.


Notice to Operators

1915: First laws governing oil and gas drilling in California (PDF)