Compliance & Risk Management

​The DOC regulates specific aspects of oil, gas, and geothermal energy production; surface mining operations and associated land reclamation; and establishes regulatory zones related to certain seismic hazards that can impact local land use.

Compliance & Risk Management

 

 

30 Years After Loma Prieta, CGS Continues Quake Safety Work30 Years After Loma Prieta, CGS Continues Quake Safety WorkAs the 30th anniversary of the devastating Loma Prieta Earthquake approaches, it’s time to take stock of California’s preparedness. This week's Notes From the Field blog post explains how our California Geological Survey (CGS) has a large role to play in that area.https://calconservation.blog/2019/10/14/30-years-after-loma-prieta-cgs-continues-to-ensure-safety-of-california/, https://calconservation.blog/2019/10/14/30-years-after-loma-prieta-cgs-continues-to-ensure-safety-of-california/https://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1222019-10-14T21:00:00Z
California Announces New Oil and Gas InitiativesCalifornia Announces New Oil and Gas InitiativesCalifornia establishes an immediate moratorium on cyclic steaming—a high-pressure extraction practice—launches a new effort to strengthen health and safety protections near oil and gas facilities, and initiates third-party review of hydraulic fracturing permitting.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/California-Establishes-Moratorium-on-High-Pressure-Extraction.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/California-Establishes-Moratorium-on-High-Pressure-Extraction.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1252019-11-19T18:00:00Z
CalGEM Replaces DOGGR, Bringing New Focus with New NameCalGEM Replaces DOGGR, Bringing New Focus with New NameEffective January 1, 2020, California’s regulatory entity for oil, gas, and geothermal production has an updated focus and a new name: the California Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM).https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/California-Oil-Gas-Regulator-Has-New-Name-Focus.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/California-Oil-Gas-Regulator-Has-New-Name-Focus.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1272020-01-02T18:00:00Z
Public Health Early Input Community MeetingsPublic Health Early Input Community MeetingsCalGEM is prioritizing health and safety, with a focus on underserved communities. Staff have been conducting early input public community meetings across the state as they begin work toward a public health rulemaking discussion draft.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Public-Health.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Public-Health.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1282020-03-02T23:00:00Z
State Oil & Gas Supervisor Orders AllenCo to CloseState Oil & Gas Supervisor Orders AllenCo to CloseThe Order to AllenCo Energy, Inc., is to permanently close its Saint James drill site in South Central Los Angeles. Among other requirements, the company must plug and abandon (permanently seal) its 21 wells. https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/AllenCo.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/AllenCo.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1302020-03-06T20:00:00Z
COVID-19 UpdatesCOVID-19 UpdatesGet the latest information with the California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response website.https://www.https://covid19.ca.gov/, https://www.https://covid19.ca.gov/https://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1312020-04-10T00:00:00Z