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With a team of scientists and other dedicated professionals, the Department of Conservation administers a variety of programs vital to California's public safety, environment and economy. The services DOC provides are designed to balance today's needs with tomorrow's obligations by fostering the wise use and conservation of energy, land and mineral resources.

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Mount Poso Aquifer Exemptionhttp://conservation.ca.gov/dog/Pages/Aquifer_Exemptions.aspx#mountposo, http://conservation.ca.gov/dog/Pages/Aquifer_Exemptions.aspx#mountposoThe U.S. EPA has approved a fourth aquifer exemption application from the state, for the Mount Poso oil field.2017-04-19T07:00:00ZMount Poso Aquifer Exemption
CGS 2017 Volcano-Themed Calendarhttp://conservation.ca.gov/cgs, http://conservation.ca.gov/cgsThe 2017 volcano-themed California Geological Survey calendar can be downloaded in either a horizontal or vertical format (see "recent releases").CGS 2017 Volcano-Themed Calendar
New DOC Maps Website Availablehttps://maps.conservation.ca.gov/, https://maps.conservation.ca.gov/A new geospatial data and map website consolidates DOC’s prolific collection of GIS mapping data into one interactive portal.2017-03-06T08:00:00ZNew DOC Maps Website Available

 

 

Natural Gas Storage Regulationshttp://conservation.ca.gov/dog/general_information/Pages/UGSRules.aspx, http://conservation.ca.gov/dog/general_information/Pages/UGSRules.aspxThe public is invited to comment on proposed regulations for natural gas storage facilities through July 13. Hearings will be held in Sacramento and Los Angeles.2017-05-19T07:00:00ZNatural Gas Storage Regulations
Public Can Comment on Underground Injection Discussion Draft Version 2http://conservation.ca.gov/dog/general_information/Pages/UICupdate.aspx, http://conservation.ca.gov/dog/general_information/Pages/UICupdate.aspxThe public comment period on a second “discussion draft” of regulations for the Underground Injection Control Program has been extended 30 days. Comments will now be accepted through June 26. A public workshop will be held May 24 in Bakersfield.2017-05-09T07:00:00ZPublic Can Comment on Underground Injection Discussion Draft Version 2

 

 

Proposed Gas Storage Regulationshttp://conservation.ca.gov/index/news/Documents/2017-08%20Proposed%20%20Natural%20Gas%20Storage%20Regulations%20Released.pdf, http://conservation.ca.gov/index/news/Documents/2017-08%20Proposed%20%20Natural%20Gas%20Storage%20Regulations%20Released.pdfDOC today released for public review proposed regulations to further enhance the safe operation of natural gas storage facilities.2017-05-19T07:00:00ZProposed Gas Storage Regulations
SALC Ag Conservation Easement Funding Availablehttp://sgc.ca.gov/resource%20files/20170425-SALCPressRelease2017AppRelease.pdf, http://sgc.ca.gov/resource%20files/20170425-SALCPressRelease2017AppRelease.pdfIn its third year, the cap-and-trade funded SALC Program commits millions to shielding agricultural land from development.2017-04-25T07:00:00ZSALC Ag Conservation Easement Funding Available
Aquifer Exemptions Approvedhttp://conservation.ca.gov/index/news/Documents/2017-02%20U%20S%20%20EPA%20approves%20three%20Kern%20County%20aquifer%20exemptions.pdf, http://conservation.ca.gov/index/news/Documents/2017-02%20U%20S%20%20EPA%20approves%20three%20Kern%20County%20aquifer%20exemptions.pdfThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved aquifer exemption applications for three Kern County oil fields.2017-02-10T08:00:00ZAquifer Exemptions Approved

 

 

This Week's CA Earthquakeshttp://scedc.caltech.edu/recent/, Recent Earthquakes in California and NevadaThis site shows the location and size of earthquakes in the last week.This Week's CA Earthquakes
Preparing for an Earthquakehttp://conservation.ca.gov/index/Earthquakes/Pages/qh_earthquakes_what.aspx, Preparing for an EarthquakeDo you know what to do before, during, and after an earthquake?Preparing for an Earthquake
All About Earthquakeshttp://conservation.ca.gov/index/Earthquakes/Pages/qh_earthquakes.aspx, All About EarthquakesDo you know what causes an earthquake and why California has so many of them?All About Earthquakes