Geologic Energy Management Laws and Rulemaking

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM)​ prioritizes protecting public health and safety and ​the environment in its oversight of the oil, natural gas, and geothermal industries in California.

Current Laws

​Active Rulemaking​​​​

​​Well Stimulation Treatment Permitting ​Phase-Out

On February 9, 2024 the Department of Conservation’s Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM) released the Well Stimulation Permitting Phase-Out regulation for official public comment under the Administrative Procedures Act. The release begins a 45-day public comment period that ends on March 27, 2024.  All comments received will be considered for incorporation into the regulation.​​​


A public hearing will be held at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, March 26, 2024.
To register for the zoom event, click ​HERE​​​​. 

Or join by telephone:
​​404-443-6397 (English) 888-455-1820 (Español)
​877-336-1831 (English) Código: 3167375
Conf Code: 148676

PLEASE NOTE: : The proposed rulemaking action would not amend CalGEM’s regulations for geothermal operations and would not impact geothermal development.
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SB 551 -- Cost Estimate Regulations

On January 2, 2024, the Department of Conservation sent public notice to interested parties regarding a modification to the text of the proposed regulations in the rulemaking action entitled Cost Estimate Regulations for Oil & Gas Operations. The public notice initiated a second 15-day public comment period that ended on January 17, 2024.


The following documents relied upon have been added to the record.

  • Department of Conservation, Cost Estimate Regulations for Oil and Gas Operations, Public Hearing Presentation

On November 27, 2023, the Department of Conservation sent public notice to interested parties regarding a modification to the text of the proposed regulations in the rulemaking action entitled Cost Estimate Regulations for Oil & Gas Operations. The public notice initiated a 15-day public comment period that ended on December 12, 2023.



On August 18, 2023, the Department of Conservation’s California Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM) released the Cost Estimate Regulations Oil & Gas Operations for official public comment under the Administrative Procedures Act.​ ​The release began a 45-day public comment period that ended on October 4, 2023. All comments received will be considered for incorporation into the regulations.​.

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Past Rulemaking

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