Community Engagement and Public Transparency

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The California Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM) is committed to​​​ public transparency
and serving the communities and residents of California through providing responsive information as
requested, educational resources, an​​​​​​​​​d enga​gement opportunities.​​

Contact the Public Transparency Office

For outreach, community engagement, public information
requests, or to be added to the CalGEM listserv, please email

Community Concerns

For information on submitting a community concern and who
to contact for urgent oil and gas operation matters, visit our 
Community Concerns page. To report oil and gas operation concerns, suspected problems, or
complaints, please ​email​


Upcomin​​g Events​​​​



​​Archived Events​​

Summer 2023 CalGEM Public M​eeting on Draft Orphan Well Expenditure Plan 

On , July 18, 2023:, CalGEM​​ gave an overview of the proposal to permanently plug and seal orphan wells using state and federal funds.​ 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.​

2023 Methane Task Force
Summer 2022 CalGEM Online Data Virtual Workshops
State Abandonments Contractor Town Hall, May 6, 2022

Winter 2022 CalGEM Online Data Virtua​l Workshops​

Summer 2021 CalGEM Online Data Virtual Workshops

Spring 2021 CalGEM Online Data Virtual Workshops

Outreach Resources

  • ​​CalGEM FAQs​
  • Fact Sheets (coming soon)