The Department of Conservation (DOC) is responsible for conducting rulemakings to adopt and amend regulations covering a variety of areas. See information and documents related to the DOC’s current rulemaking efforts below. For information about rulemaking efforts from previous years, visit Past Rulemakings
Idle Wells Regulations Update - AB 2729
Current Status: Formal Public Comment Period:
On July 27, 2018, the Department of Conservation sent public notice to interested parties related to Requirements for Idle Well Testing and Management. The publication of this notice initiated a public comment period that ends on September 13, 2018.
In 2017, the Department accepted public comments on pre-rulemaking draft regulations (a discussion draft) related to updates to Idle Well Regulations implementing the provisions of AB 2729 (Williams, Chapter 272, Statutes of 2016). The official rulemaking process will commence with the release of the formal draft regulations.
Discussion draft regulations [PDF]
Public Notice [PDF]
Underground Injection Control (UIC) Update
Current Status: Formal Public Comment Period
On July 27, 2018, the Department of Conservation sent public notice to interested parties related to Updated Underground Injection Control Regulations. The publication of this notice initiated a public comment period that ends on September 13, 2018.
In 2017, the Department accepted public comment on the released Version 2 of pre-rulemaking draft regulations (discussion draft). The Division provided two separate drafts for review. One indicates the changes to current regulations, while the second draft shows the changes since the original discussion draft. The official rulemaking process will commence with the release of the formal draft regulations.
Discussion Draft Version 2 (amends current regulations)
Discussion Draft Version 2 (amends original Discussion Draft)
Version 1 of Discussion Draft Regulations
From January 21-March 4, 2016 the Department released Version 1 of its discussion draft regulations and held an informal public comment period.
Discussion Draft Version 1
Statewide Geothermal Regulations
Current Status: Pre-Rulemaking:
From February 16-March 30, 2018, the Department is accepting public comment on a pre-rulemaking draft (discussion draft) of proposed Statewide Geothermal Regulations, including two proposed forms. Information regarding the process to submit comments and attend a public workshop can be found by clicking on the link for the public notice provided below.
Statewide Geothermal Regulations Discussion Draft
Public Workshop Notice