Inspections of surface mines must be conducted by an inspector who has a certificate of completion of an inspection training workshop on file with the Lead Agency and DMR no later than July 1, 2020. Surface mine inspectors must renew their certificate of completion every five years.
Description: This workshop focuses on conducting SMARA inspections, including observing and measuring site conditions, updating financial assurances, and completing the inspection form. Each workshop consists of a two-day course with one day of classroom training and one day in the field at a local mine site. For ease of attendance, DMR is offering inspection workshops in different regions of the state.
Target Audience: Designed to train lead agency staff and their consultants who conduct inspections of surface mining operations. Though these workshops are open to the public, registration priority is given to lead agency staff and consultants working for lead agencies that are directly involved in conducting mine inspections. Others will be placed on a waiting list and added as space is available.
Current Workshop Schedule
Below are dates for the Inspector Training Workshops. This schedule will be updated to display remaining dates and locations.
To register for a workshop, please visit our Registration Page.
May 14 and 15, 2019
Regional Water Quality Control Board
Main Conference Room
364 Knollcrest Drive
Redding, CA 96002
July 23 and 24, 2019
San Luis Obispo County
San Luis Obispo Library
995 Palm Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
September 17 and 18, 2019
Rural County Representatives of California
1215 K Street, Suite 1650
Sacramento, CA 95814
November 13 and 14, 2019
Granite Construction Company
38000 Monroe Street
Indio, CA 92203
Workshops are scheduled from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please call (916) 323-9198 for more information.
For technical issues related to the Registration site, please contact April Balestreri at (916) 324-0713.