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California Accepting Applications for State Geologist VacancyCalifornia Accepting Applications for State Geologist VacancyVacant since 2018, the California State Geologist provides technical information and advice to the Governor, State agencies, and the public on issues pertaining to California geology, geologic hazards, engineering geology, and mineral resources. Click/tap this news item for more information.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Pages/state-geologist-position.aspx, SMGB web page: State Geologist Position Openinghttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=402020-01-21T22:00:00Z
Engineering Geologist Exams are OpenEngineering Geologist Exams are OpenThe EG, Senior EG, and Supervising EG exams are back online and active at CalCareers.ca.gov! Be sure to take the exam(s) with the most recent publish date (1/21/2020), as some older exam links are still active. Click/tap this news item to access the exams.https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHRPublic/Search/ExamSearchResults.aspx#kw=Engineering Geologist (9PB74-9PB75-9PB76)&depid=1&postdays=90, Link to list of exams on CalCareershttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=572020-01-21T20:00:00Z
Anniversary of the 1994 Northridge EarthquakeAnniversary of the 1994 Northridge EarthquakeOn January 17, 1994, a magnitude 6​.7 earthquake centered in Northridge struck the southern California area. Known as the Northridge Earthquake, it caused at least 57 fatalities, injured thousands, and cost billions of dollars.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Pages/Earthquakes/Northridge_Anniversary.aspx, Northridge Earthquake pagehttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=42020-01-13T08:00:00Z
CGS Note 48 update-Checklist for Engineering Geology and Seismology ReportsCGS Note 48 update-Checklist for Engineering Geology and Seismology ReportsCGS uses Note 48 (Checklist for the Review of Engineering Geology and Seismology Reports for California Public Schools, Hospitals, and Essential Services Buildings) to evaluate geologic reports prepared under CCR Title 24, California Building Code. Click/tap this news item to download the update.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/reviews/school-hospital-and-environmental-reviewshttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=562020-01-10T16:00:00Z
Get your 2020 CGS Calendar todayGet your 2020 CGS Calendar todayThe 2020 California Geological Survey calendar is available in two ver​sions. Download it today, or request a printed copy.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/publications/cgs-calendar, CGS Calendar pagehttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=552020-01-02T18:00:00Z
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
Help California Map Recent LandslidesHelp California Map Recent LandslidesThe California Recent Reported Landslides Database is a new online map showing the locations, photos, and other attributes of recent landslides in California. This map depends on volunteer reports from people like you! To learn more, visit our Official Releases page.https://bit.ly/338SkB8, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/official-releases?panel=recent-landslides-accordion#recent-landslides-parenthttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=492020-01-01T23:00:00Z
State Awards Nearly $57 Million Conserve Agricultural LandsState Awards Nearly $57 Million Conserve Agricultural LandsThe California Strategic Growth Council, in coordination with the Department of Conservation, awards agricultural land use planning and land conservation that will keep valuable farm and ranch lands available for agricultural production. https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/State-Awards-$57-Million-Conserve-Agricultural-Lands.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/State-Awards-$57-Million-Conserve-Agricultural-Lands.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1262019-12-18T21:00:00Z
Cymric Oil Field Surface Expressions MapCymric Oil Field Surface Expressions MapCalGEM (formerly DOGGR) has developed an interactive map of surface espressions and their status in the Kern County Cymric oil field. CalGEM issued Notices of Violation and an Order to remediate the expressions, which are unlawful in California.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Chevron-Cymric-oil-spill.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dog/Pages/Chevron-Cymric-oil-spill.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=132019-12-18T19:00:00Z
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
Uduak-Joe Ntuk Takes Reins at DOGGRUduak-Joe Ntuk Takes Reins at DOGGRUduak-Joe Ntuk was appointed State Oil & Gas Supervisor—head of DOC's Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources—by Governor Newsom effective November 18. He was petroleum administrator for the City of Los Angeles since 2016.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/About-Us/Uduak-Joe-Ntuk.aspx, /index/Pages/About-Us/Uduak-Joe-Ntuk.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1242019-11-18T21:00:00Z
Idle Well Program Report (2018)Idle Well Program Report (2018)With proactive legislation and regulations, CalGEM (formerly DOGGR) has made significant progress to identify idle wells and work with operators to reduce their idle well inventory.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/idle_well/Pages/idle-well-program-report.aspx, Idle Well Program Report (2018)https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=142019-11-14T00:00:00Z
State Mining and Geology Board Rulemaking Package #7 - OTC AppealsState Mining and Geology Board Rulemaking Package #7 - OTC AppealsThe SMGB will commence a formal 45-day public comment period for revisions to Title 14 of the CCR, Division 2, Chapter 8, Subchapter 1, Article 14, pertaining to Appeals of Orders to Comply with SMARA. The extended 45-day public comment period will run from November 1 – December 31, 2019.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Pages/Rulemaking/index.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Pages/Rulemaking/index.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=152019-10-31T22:00:00Z
SMGB Rulemaking Package #8 - Forfeiture of Financial Assurance MechanismsSMGB Rulemaking Package #8 - Forfeiture of Financial Assurance MechanismsThe SMGB will commence a formal 45-day public comment period for revisions to Title 14 of the CCR, Division 2, Chapter 8, Subchapter 1, Article 11.5, pertaining to Forfeiture of Financial Assurance Mechanisms. An extended 45-day public comment period will run from November 1 – December 31, 2019.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Pages/Rulemaking/index.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Pages/Rulemaking/index.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=162019-10-31T22:00:00Z
State Mining and Geology Board Rulemaking Package #4b - Reclamation Plan AppealsState Mining and Geology Board Rulemaking Package #4b - Reclamation Plan AppealsThe SMGB will commence a formal 45-day public comment period for revisions to Title 14 of the CCR, Division 2, Chapter 8, Subchapter 1, Article 5, pertaining to Reclamation Plan Appeals. An extended 45-day public comment period will run from November 1 – December 31, 2019.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Pages/Rulemaking/index.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Pages/Rulemaking/index.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=142019-10-31T21:00:00Z
New Document Submittal ProcessNew Document Submittal ProcessThe Division of Mine Reclamation created a centralized email address for Lead Agencies submitting required documents to the Division.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dmr/publications/Pages/Index.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dmr/publications/Pages/Index.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/dmr/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=82019-10-18T19:00:00Z
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
DOC Awards Nearly $2 Million in GrantsDOC Awards Nearly $2 Million in GrantsClimate adaptation and resilience projects around the state will benefit from the $1.9 million DOC has awarded to 22 land trusts and local or regional governments. Some funds will support planning, others will conserve agricultural land, all will benefit Californians. https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/DOC-Awards-$1-9-Million-Local-Regional-Planning-Land-Trust-Capacity-Projects.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/DOC-Awards-$1-9-Million-Local-Regional-Planning-Land-Trust-Capacity-Projects.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1212019-10-10T22:00:00Z
DOGGR Issues $2.7 Million Fine to ChevronDOGGR Issues $2.7 Million Fine to ChevronCalifornia oil and gas regulators have issued a penalty of over $2.7 million to Chevron for numerous violations at the Cymric Oil Field in Kern County, where pools of oil and water have been allowed to seep to the surface.http://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/DOGGR-Issues-$2-7-Million-Fine-to-Chevron.aspx, http://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/DOGGR-Issues-$2-7-Million-Fine-to-Chevron.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1202019-10-02T23:00:00Z
AllenCo Oil Production Facility UpdateAllenCo Oil Production Facility UpdateThe operator of an oil production facility in a South Central Los Angeles neighborhood seeks approval to restart operations after shutting down for uncontrolled emissions and violations of State statutes and regulations.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/AllenCo.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dog/Pages/AllenCo.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=122019-09-27T23:00:00Z
A Hollywood-Sized TsunamiA Hollywood-Sized TsunamiThe current story line of the Fox TV show “9-1-1” involves a giant tsunami wiping out the Santa Monica Pier. It may be entertaining, but is it scientifically accurate? Not so much, according to scientists with the California Geological Survey. To see where tsunami flooding could occur, visit: www.tsunami.ca.gov.https://calconservation.blog/2019/09/25/as-seen-on-tv-could-a-hollywood-sized-tsunami-hit-santa-monica/, https://calconservation.blog/2019/09/25/as-seen-on-tv-could-a-hollywood-sized-tsunami-hit-santa-monica/https://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1192019-09-25T19:00:00Z
DOC’s Abandoned Mine Lands Unit Helps Community Get on the Road to RecoveryDOC’s Abandoned Mine Lands Unit Helps Community Get on the Road to RecoveryDOC’s Abandoned Mine Lands Unit recently provided emergency funding to help Nevada County protect public safety by fixing slumping spots in a major roadway. What’s the connection? The axle-bending potholes were caused by century-old underground mine workings.https://calconservation.blog/2019/08/13/docs-abandoned-mine-lands-unit-helps-community-get-on-the-road-to-recovery/, https://calconservation.blog/2019/08/13/docs-abandoned-mine-lands-unit-helps-community-get-on-the-road-to-recovery/https://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1182019-08-13T21:00:00Z
State Mining and Geology Board Rulemaking Package #7 - OTC AppealsState Mining and Geology Board Rulemaking Package #7 - OTC AppealsEffective August 13, 2019, a 30-day notice of public hearing to consider adoption of regulatory changes will commence. The public hearing is scheduled for the September 12, 2019 SMGB meeting and covers Title 14 of the CCR, Division 2, Chapter 8, Subchapter 1, Articles 7 and 14.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Pages/Rulemaking/index.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Pages/Rulemaking/index.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=122019-08-13T17:00:00Z
SALC Draft Minimum Deed Terms Available for Public CommentSALC Draft Minimum Deed Terms Available for Public CommentSustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation (SALC) is restructuring language to clarify the program's required easement terms, in part to provide grantees with greater flexibility to attach or integrate these terms into an existing easement. The public comment period is open until November 6, 2019. https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/grant-programs/SALCP, SALC program pagehttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=52019-08-10T00:00:00Z
State Mining and Geology Board Rulemaking Package #3 - InspectionsState Mining and Geology Board Rulemaking Package #3 - InspectionsOn July 30, 2019, the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved Rulemaking Package #3 pertaining to conduct of surface mine inspections. The regulatory language and forms MRRC-1 and NOCI-1 will become effective on January 1, 2020.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Pages/Rulemaking/Package-3.aspx, Rulemaking Package https://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=112019-08-06T16:00:00Z
New Landslides DatabaseNew Landslides DatabaseThe California Geological Survey has unveiled an interactive, web-based tool to provide information about recent landslides, including the timing and location of various landslide types. Landslides cause billions of dollars in damages annually, and sometimes threaten life and safety. https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/official-releases, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/official-releaseshttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1162019-07-29T15:00:00Z
Stakeholder SurveyStakeholder SurveyPreservation of agricultural lands is a critical component of the State’s integrated climate change strategy. The DOC invites stakeholders to complete a survey to inform development of regional strategies to implement programs that meet conservation needs. This survey will close on July 31, 2019.https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WCLDW23, stakeholder surveyhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=42019-07-25T21:00:00Z
California Geological Survey Scientists Respond to Big SoCal EarthquakesCalifornia Geological Survey Scientists Respond to Big SoCal EarthquakesCalifornia Geological Survey scientists rushed to the Ridgecrest-Trona area after the July 4-5 earthquakes to gather data important to protecting public safety in the future. Read about it in DOC's "Notes From the Field" blog.https://calconservation.blog/2019/07/12/california-geological-survey-scientists-respond-to-big-socal-earthquakes/, Link to "Notes From the Field" blog entryhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=502019-07-12T15:00:00Z
About the Ridgecrest EarthquakesAbout the Ridgecrest EarthquakesCalifornia Geological Survey (CGS) scientist Jeremy Lancaster discusses the big earthquakes in the Ridgecrest area. A team of CGS scientists is surveying the area after last week’s magnitude 6.4 and 7.1 quakes. Be prepared: Aftershocks are waning but still possible.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_f_POxcwnnc&feature=youtu.be, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_f_POxcwnnc&feature=youtu.behttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1172019-07-08T22:00:00Z
Land Trust Listening Tour ReportLand Trust Listening Tour ReportIn 2018 the Department of Conservation (DOC) conducted interviews with forty conservation organizations and spent five days visiting local partners in order to learn about the challenges and issues facing land trusts. DOC has now released the related report.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/Pages/Outreach Materials.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/Pages/Outreach Materials.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=32019-07-01T18:00:00Z
State Mining and Geology Board Package #8, Financial Assurance ForfeitureState Mining and Geology Board Package #8, Financial Assurance ForfeitureThe SMGB will commence a 30-day notice of prelimary public hearing to consider regulatory changes. The public hearing is scheduled for the July 11 SMGB meeting and covers Articles 5 and 11.5 of Title 14, Division 2, Chapter 8, Subchapter 1 of the California Code of Regulations.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Pages/Rulemaking/index.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Pages/Rulemaking/index.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=102019-06-10T20:00:00Z
State Mining and Geology Board Package #4 (b), Reclamation Plan AppealsState Mining and Geology Board Package #4 (b), Reclamation Plan AppealsThe SMGB will commence a 30-day notice of prelimary public hearing to consider regulatory changes. The public hearing is scheduled for the July 11 SMGB meeting and covers Articles 5 and 11.5 of Title 14, Division 2, Chapter 8, Subchapter 1 of the California Code of Regulations.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Pages/Rulemaking/index.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Pages/Rulemaking/index.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=92019-06-10T20:00:00Z
Special Report 245: Concrete Aggregate Resources in the Greater Sacramento AreaSpecial Report 245: Concrete Aggregate Resources in the Greater Sacramento AreaThis report is the first mineral land classification study of concrete aggregate resources to cover all lands within the newly defined Greater Sacramento Area Production-Consumption (P-C) Region. Among the findings: Urban expansion in the P-C Region threatens to preclude mineral resource extraction.https://bit.ly/2YFQrsg, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/official-releases?panel=sr-245-accordion#sr-245-parenthttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=462019-06-03T21:00:00Z
Regional Forest and Fire Capacity Program Funding AwardsRegional Forest and Fire Capacity Program Funding AwardsThe Natural Resources Agency announced $20 million in funding awards distributed to eight grant recipients.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/grant-programs/Pages/Regional-Forest-and-Fire-Capacity-Program.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/grant-programs/Pages/Regional-Forest-and-Fire-Capacity-Program.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=22019-05-29T00:00:00Z
Aliso Canyon Root Cause Analysis ReleasedAliso Canyon Root Cause Analysis ReleasedThe California Public Utilities Commission and DOC have announced that Blade Energy Partners has completed its independent root cause analysis of the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility leak. https://www.cpuc.ca.gov/aliso/, https://www.cpuc.ca.gov/aliso/https://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1142019-05-17T18:35:00Z
California’s Non-Fuel Mineral Production in 2017California’s Non-Fuel Mineral Production in 2017California ranked fifth—after Nevada, Arizona, Texas, and Alaska—in the value of non-fuel mineral production in 2017, according to a new report. The market value of these minerals - lead by construction sand and gravel - was about $3.6 billion. https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/minerals/mineral-production, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/minerals/mineral-productionhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1132019-05-09T16:00:00Z
June 20: Public Comment Deadline for Cat Canyon Aquifer ExemptionJune 20: Public Comment Deadline for Cat Canyon Aquifer ExemptionDOC's Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources, with the preliminary concurrence of the State Water Resources Control Board, is considering a proposal to exempt the oil-bearing portions of the Sisquoc and Monterey Formations in the Cat Canyon oil field.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Aquifer-Exemptions-Status.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1122019-05-06T23:00:00Z
Anniversary of the 1906 Great San Francisco Earthquake and FireAnniversary of the 1906 Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire"At 5:12 A.M. on Wednesday, April 18th, 1906, the earth shook with a terrific force..." Discover gripping first-hand accounts of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake in this excerpt from CGS Special Publication 125. [Eleven-megabyte PDF file]https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Documents/SP_125-excerpt-SF-earthquake-and-fire-of-1906.pdf, Special Publication 125 [EXCERPT]: The Centennial of the Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=442019-04-18T07:00:00Z
​​​​Rulemaking ​Package #4 (a), Financial Assurance Cost Estimate (FACE) Appeals​​​​Rulemaking ​Package #4 (a), Financial Assurance Cost Estimate (FACE) AppealsThe SMGB will commence a 15-day public comment period for revisions to Article 7 of Title 14, Division 2, Chapter 8, Subchapter 1 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR), pertaining to Financial Assurance Cost Estimate (FACE) appeals.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Pages/Rulemaking/Package-4 (a).aspx, http://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Pages/Rulemaking/Package-4 (a).aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=32019-04-10T20:00:00Z
​​​​​​Rulemaking ​Package #3 - Inspections, Inspection Report Form, and NOCI​​​​​​Rulemaking ​Package #3 - Inspections, Inspection Report Form, and NOCIThe SMGB will commence a 15-day public comment period for revisions to Article 1 of Title 14, Division 2, Chapter 8, Subchapter 1 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR), pertaining to conduct of surface mine inspections. https://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Pages/Rulemaking/Package-3.aspx, http://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Pages/Rulemaking/Package-3.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=52019-04-10T20:00:00Z
DOW R.G.C. 10 ("Marina del Rey") Well Remediation UpdatesDOW R.G.C. 10 ("Marina del Rey") Well Remediation UpdatesThe DOW R.G.C. 10 well in Marina Del Rey is now permanently sealed following a blowout on January 11, 2019. https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/DOW-RGC10-well.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dog/Pages/DOW-RGC10-well.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=102019-04-10T19:00:00Z
Seismic Hazard Zone Maps for Bay Area counties become officialSeismic Hazard Zone Maps for Bay Area counties become officialCalifornia Geological Survey released five official Seismic Hazard Zones maps affecting communities in Contra Costa and San Mateo counties. The maps identify areas with potential for earthquake-induced landslides and liquefaction, and come with requirements for landowners and local governments.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/official-releases, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/official-releaseshttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1112019-04-04T18:30:00Z
Can your boat outrun a Tsunami? Can you surf a Tsunami?Can your boat outrun a Tsunami? Can you surf a Tsunami?Two new posters from the CGS outline the reasons why being in the water during a tsunami is not safe. Be "Tsunami Tsmart!"https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/tsunami/education, CGS Tsunami Education pagehttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=432019-03-26T07:00:00Z
Tsunami Preparedness Week, March 25-29, 2019Tsunami Preparedness Week, March 25-29, 2019The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and the California Geological Survey commemorate Tsunami Preparedness Week. Click/tap this news item to access our Tsunami page.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/tsunami, CGS Tsunami pagehttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=412019-03-25T07:00:00Z
Nearly $2 Million in Grants Issued to Protect and Restore State ForestsNearly $2 Million in Grants Issued to Protect and Restore State ForestsEight organizations have received $1.85 million in grants to hire watershed coordinators who will build local capacity to improve forest health.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/State-Issues-Nearly-$2-Million-in-Grants--to-Build-Local-Capacity-to-Protect-and-Restore-State-Forests.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/State-Issues-Nearly-$2-Million-in-Grants--to-Build-Local-Capacity-to-Protect-and-Restore-State-Forests.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1102019-03-21T21:00:00Z
New Regulations for Idle Oil and Gas Wells to Safeguard Public, EnvironmentNew Regulations for Idle Oil and Gas Wells to Safeguard Public, EnvironmentDOC announces final approval of new regulations that will protect the environment and ensure that the oil and gas industry is financially responsible for testing, remediating, and, if necessary, permanently sealing idle oil and gas wells. The new regulations will become effective April 1. https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/State-Issues-New-Regulations-for-Idle-Oil-and-Gas-Wells-to-Safeguard-Public-and-Environment.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/State-Issues-New-Regulations-for-Idle-Oil-and-Gas-Wells-to-Safeguard-Public-and-Environment.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1092019-03-21T18:00:00Z
Anniversary of the 1933 Long Beach EarthquakeAnniversary of the 1933 Long Beach EarthquakeOn March 10, 1933, a large earthquake tore through the city of Long Beach, prompting the California State Legislature to pass the Field Act.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Pages/Earthquakes/LongBeach.aspx, Long Beach Earthquake pagehttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=312019-03-09T08:05:00Z
Improving California WatershedsImproving California WatershedsA new Sierra Institute report backed by DOC says the state’s investment in community-based watershed initiatives sparked “institutional evolution.” California’s watersheds and their ecosystems provide vital clean water, abundant timber resources, habitat for thousands of species, and scenic beauty.https://sierrainstitute.us/watershed-program-study-officially-released-by-the-california-department-of-conservation/, https://sierrainstitute.us/watershed-program-study-officially-released-by-the-california-department-of-conservation/https://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1082019-03-01T21:00:00Z
California's Exposure to Volcanic HazardsCalifornia's Exposure to Volcanic HazardsA new report states that a volcanic eruption in California is almost as likely as a big earthquake. The USGS is the principal author of the study; the California Geological Survey and Governor’s Office of Emergency Services contributed.https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/sir20185159?fbclid=IwAR0J1tzi3-e3pZtTkmJOCUu52m9hBdTf-FtJSpwlIUupBvG3ooiuCqaOBAw, https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/sir20185159?fbclid=IwAR0J1tzi3-e3pZtTkmJOCUu52m9hBdTf-FtJSpwlIUupBvG3ooiuCqaOBAwhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1072019-02-27T00:00:00Z
Santa Clara County Makes Ag Land Conservation a PrioritySanta Clara County Makes Ag Land Conservation a PriorityOur Division of Land Resource Protection is helping to make Santa Clara county more sustainable through Sustainable Ag Lands Conservation planning grants. Read more in our blog, Notes from the Field. https://calconservation.blog/2019/02/22/santa-clara-county-makes-ag-conservation-a-priority/, https://calconservation.blog/2019/02/22/santa-clara-county-makes-ag-conservation-a-priority/https://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1062019-02-22T18:00:00Z