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NR 2001-47
May 23, 2001

Contact: Carol Dahmen
Mark Oldfield
Don Drysdale
Ed Wilson
(916) 323-1886

BOARDMAN NAMED DEPUTY SUPERVISOR OF COALINGA OFFICE
FOR DOC'S DIVISION OF OIL, GAS AND GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES

COALINGA -- Timothy S. Boardman, a Fresno State University graduate who has been with the California Department of Conservation for more than 18 years, has been appointed Deputy Supervisor of the DOC-Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources District 5 field office in Coalinga.

The Fresno native previously was in the division's El Centro office as the District Geothermal Engineer. Boardman, 45, is working in Coalinga for the second time in his career. He was assigned to that office as an Energy and Mineral Resources Engineer after leaving private industry to join the Department of Conservation.

Boardman earned his degree in geology at CSUF and is state-certified as both a geologist and hydrogeologist. He worked exclusively with geothermal energy in his previous assignment but will be involved primarily with oversight of oil and natural gas operations in Coalinga.

California is the fourth-largest oil producer in the nation. Tens of thousands of California jobs are supported directly or indirectly by the industry.

The Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources ensures the safe exploration and development of energy resources. It oversees the construction, operation and closure of oil, gas and geothermal wells, an important step in guarding drinking and agricultural waters against pollution.

In addition to regulating oil, gas and geothermal wells, the Department of Conservation studies and maps earthquakes and other geologic phenomena; maps and classifies areas containing mineral deposits; ensures reclamation of land used for mining; administers agricultural and open-space land conservation programs; and promotes beverage container recycling.

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