​​​​​Active Rulemaking​​s

​The Department of Conservation (DOC) is responsible for conducting rulemakings to adopt and amend regulations covering a variety of areas. See information and documents related to the DOC’s current rulemaking efforts below. 

For information about rulemaking efforts from previous years, visit Past Rulemakings.  

Gas Pipeline Mapping System

(for active gas pipelines in sensitive areas)

Pre-Rulemaking

On May 17, 2019, DOC's Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM, formerly DOGGR) released pre-rulemaking discussion drafts of regulations and specifications for the purpose of receiving public input on the development of digital submission guidelines for mapping of active gas pipelines in sensitive areas. DOC staff is reviewing public feedback on the drafts.


Geothermal Regulations

Pre-Rulemaking

From February 16 - March 30, 2018, CalGEM accepted public comment on a pre-rulemaking draft (discussion draft) of proposed Statewide Geothermal Regulations, including two proposed forms. DOC staff is reviewing public feedback on the draft and forms.​




Well Construction

The Department of Conservation, Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM, formerly DOGGR) intends to take a fresh look at building upon the existing regulatory framework for well construction and address issues identified by CalGEM and other key stakeholders.​​