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.

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​​SB 551 -- Cost Estimate Regulations

​​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 begins​ a 45-day public comment process that will end on October 4, 2023.  Please see the Notice of Proposed Action for additional information on ways to make a public comment on this item.

Any interested person, or his or her authorized representative, may present, either orally or in writing, comments regarding the proposed action at the virtual public hearing to be held on October 3​, 2023, at 5:30 pm​.

Register for the public hearing on zoom by clicking HERE​.

Or join by Telephone:​
For English:  1-888-808-6929 | Passcode: 847183​
For Spanish: 1-888-455-1820 | Passcode: ​8977635 ​​

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