For Operators - Underground Injection Control

Owners/operators of UIC wells and facilities in California are required to abide by certain laws and regulations to obtain a permit to operate injection wells. On April 1, 2019, new mandates took effect.

The Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) recently hosted an informational workshop regarding implementation of the new regulations. This UIC Workshop Presentation highlights those requirements and enhancements of prior regulations. 

UIC Program Requirements

*Any injection project requires a review and concurrence from the California Water Boards. DOGGR recently signed an updated MOA (PDF) with the water boards on how UIC projects are documented and processed. Injection projects under review (PDF).

**Compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) must be documented if your proposed project requires a discretionary permit or approval from DOGGR.


Ongoing Requirements

UIC Project Application Status

Application Status by District

Project Review Status from California Water Boards (PDF)


Aquifer Exemptions Status