California State Mining and Geology Board

The State Mining and Geology Board (SMGB) serves as a regulatory, policy, and hearing body representing the State's interests in geology, geologic, and seismologic hazards, conservation of mineral resources, and reclamation of mining lands.

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State Geologist Position Opening The State Mining and Geology Board and the Department of Conservation are accepting applications for the position of State Geologist. The California State Geologist serves as the head of the California Geological Survey (CGS), one of the largest state surveys in the nation.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Pages/state-geologist-position.aspx, http://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Pages/state-geologist-position.aspx2018-11-02T16:30:00Z
Preliminary Review Maps of new Seismic Hazard Zones released by CGSOn October 4, 2018, the California Geological Survey (CGS) released Preliminary Review Maps of five new Seismic Hazard Zones located within the counties of Contra Costa and San Mateo. Please click/tap for further information.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Pages/Seismic-Hazard-Zone-Maps.aspx, http://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Pages/Seismic-Hazard-Zone-Maps.aspx2018-10-04T23:00:00Z
​​​​Rulemaking ​Package #4 (a), Financial Assurance Cost Estimate (FACE) AppealsThe SMGB will commence a formal 45-day public comment period for revisions to Article 7 of Title 14, Division 2, Chapter 8, Subchapter 1 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR), pertaining to Financial Assurance Cost Estimate (FACE) appeals.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Pages/Rulemaking/Package-4 (a).aspx, http://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Pages/Rulemaking/Package-4 (a).aspx2018-09-28T23:00:00Z
​​​​​​Rulemaking ​Package #3 - Inspections, Inspection Report Form, and NOCIThe SMGB will commence a formal 45-day public comment period for revisions to Article 1 of Title 14, Division 2, Chapter 8, Subchapter 1 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR), pertaining to conduct of surface mine inspections. https://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Pages/Rulemaking/Package-3.aspx, http://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Pages/Rulemaking/Package-3.aspx2018-09-28T23:00:00Z