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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.



Two New Geologic Maps Available http://conservation.ca.gov/cgs, CGS Issues New MapsThe California Geological Survey has released two new geologic maps. The first covers part of Modoc County. The second covers portions of Sierra and Nevada counties. See CGS' recent releases.2017-10-16T07:00:00ZTwo New Geologic Maps Available
U.S. EPA Approves Kern County Aquifer Exemptionhttp://conservation.ca.gov/dog/Pages/Aquifer_Exemptions.aspx#jasmin, Jasmin Aquifer Exemption ApprovedThe U.S. EPA has approved the State's application for an expansion of the aquifer exemption in the Jasmin oil field in Kern County.2017-10-06T07:00:00ZU.S. EPA Approves Kern County Aquifer Exemption
Request for Qualifications – CEQA Contractorhttp://conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Documents/RFQceqa-October%202017-Final.pdf, Request for QualificationsThe State Mining and Geology Board is seeking a contractor to perform environmental assessments for potential future reclamation activities at various mine sites.2017-10-05T07:00:00ZRequest for Qualifications – CEQA Contractor



Sespe, Elk Hills Aquifer Exemptionshttp://conservation.ca.gov/dog/Pages/Aquifer_Exemptions.aspx, Comment on Sespe, Elk Hills ProposalsPublic hearings for aquifer exemption proposals in the Elk Hills oil field in Kern County and the Sespe oil field in Ventura County will be held October 24. Written comments can be submitted now.2017-09-11T07:00:00ZSespe, Elk Hills Aquifer Exemptions
Comment on Pipeline Regulationshttp://conservation.ca.gov/dog/general_information/Pages/Pipelines.aspx, Pipeline Testing Regulation Comments Are Being AcceptedDOC has announced that public comments about pipeline testing regulations will be accepted until 5 p.m. November 10, 20172017-09-25T07:00:00ZComment on Pipeline Regulations



State Remediating Oil Wells in Fresno Areahttp://conservation.ca.gov/index/news/Documents/2017-11%20State%20Remediating%20Deserted%20Oil%20Wells%20in%20Fresno%20County%20field.pdf, DOC Plugging Deserted Oil Wells in Fresno CountyState regulators have begun the process of permanently sealing six deserted wells in the Raisin City oil field southeast of Fresno to protect the public and environment. 2017-08-16T07:00:00ZState Remediating Oil Wells in Fresno Area
New Earthquake Studyhttps://usgs.gov/news/harvesting-earthquake-fault-slip-f-rom-laser-images-napas-vineyards, Studies of 2014 Napa Earthquake Produce New InformationThe California Geological Survey contributed to a new study of the 2014 South Napa earthquake that suggests that earthquake-related deformation just below the Earth's surface can be quite different from how it is expressed at the surface.2017-07-31T07:00:00ZNew Earthquake Study
State Inspections Confirm Safety of Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facilityhttp://conservation.ca.gov/dog/Pages/AlisoCanyon.aspx, http://conservation.ca.gov/dog/Pages/AlisoCanyon.aspxhttp://conservation.ca.gov/index/news/Documents/SP%202017-10%20State%20Inspections%20Confirm%20Safety%20of%20Aliso%20Canyon_SP_Final.pdf, en EspanolFollowing months of rigorous inspection and analysis of wells at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility state engineering and safety enforcement experts have concluded the facility is safe to operate and can reopen at a greatly reduced capacity.2017-07-19T07:00:00ZState Inspections Confirm Safety of Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility



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/earthquakes.aspx, All About EarthquakesDo you know what causes an earthquake and why California has so many of them?All About Earthquakes