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.
On February 8, 2022, CalGEM released a second pre-rulemaking Discussion Draft for the purpose of receiving public input on proposed statewide regulations for geothermal wells. The comment period closed on April 8, 2022. CalGEM staff are reviewing comments received and updating the draft rules as appropriate.
From February 16, 2018 through March 30, 2018, CalGEM accepted public comment on the first pre-rulemaking Discussion Draft of proposed Statewide Geothermal Regulations. Department staff reviewed the public feedback received and made changes to the comprehensive Discussion Draft that is being released in 2022.