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Recording Now Available for Online Data Virtual WorkshopRecording Now Available for Online Data Virtual WorkshopNow available online is the video recording from our Introductory session on CalGEM's online tools for accessing state oil and gas data via CalGEM's data portals.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CalGEM-Online-Data-Virtual-Workshops.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CalGEM-Online-Data-Virtual-Workshops.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=202021-05-03T19:00:00Z
State Invites Applications for Projects to Protect Agricultural Lands ForeverState Invites Applications for Projects to Protect Agricultural Lands ForeverThe California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) seeks applications for round 7 of the cap-and-trade funded Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program, which limits sprawl, strengthens the agricultural economy, and helps California meet its climate change goals.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/State-Invites-Applications-Projects-Protect-Ag-Lands-Forever-Reduce-Emissions.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/State-Invites-Applications-Projects-Protect-Ag-Lands-Forever-Reduce-Emissions.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1642021-04-30T16:00:00Z
Job Posting: Senior Engineering GeologistJob Posting: Senior Engineering GeologistThe California Geological Survey (Department of Conservation) is seeking to hire a Senior Engineering Geologist for its Geologic and Landslides Mapping unit. Visit https://bit.ly/3xejohC for job description, application instructions, and more. The application deadline is May 19, 2021.https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=241665, Link to job posting at CalCareershttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=772021-04-21T18:00:00Z
We’re Listening: Sessions on Racial Equity and Ag Land ConservationWe’re Listening: Sessions on Racial Equity and Ag Land ConservationStarting April 20, our Division of Land Resource Protection and the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) are hosting online listening sessions to gather feedback and ideas from the public regarding equity components of the Sustainable Agriculture Lands Conservation Program (SALC).https://calconservation.blog/2021/04/19/were-listening-sessions-on-racial-equity-and-ag-land-conservation/, https://calconservation.blog/2021/04/19/were-listening-sessions-on-racial-equity-and-ag-land-conservation/https://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1632021-04-20T02:45:00Z
Nature-Based Solutions and 30 by 30 Virtual Regional WorkshopsNature-Based Solutions and 30 by 30 Virtual Regional WorkshopsRegister now to provide input on California's commitment to conserve 30 percent of the state's land and coastal waters by 2030 and accelerate nature-based solutions to address climate change.https://resources.ca.gov/Initiatives/Expanding-Nature-Based-Solutions, https://resources.ca.gov/Initiatives/Expanding-Nature-Based-Solutionshttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1622021-04-19T23:30:00Z
CalGEM Online Data: Virtual WorkshopsCalGEM Online Data: Virtual WorkshopsThis month we hosted introductory sessions on CalGEM’s new online tools for accessing state oil and gas data via CalGEM’s data portals: WellSTAR, WellSTAR Data Dashboard, and Well Finder.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CalGEM-Online-Data-Virtual-Workshops.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CalGEM-Online-Data-Virtual-Workshops.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1612021-04-14T20:00:00Z
Help California Map Recent LandslidesHelp California Map Recent LandslidesThe California Recent Reported Landslides Database is an online map showing the locations, photos, and other attributes of recent landslides in California. This map depends on volunteer reports from people like you! Visit the database to learn more.https://cadoc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=bc48ad40e3504134a1fc8f3909659041, Link to the web apphttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=492021-04-01T19:00:00Z
New Tsunami Hazard Maps Issued for Alameda, Monterey, San Mateo CountiesNew Tsunami Hazard Maps Issued for Alameda, Monterey, San Mateo CountiesToday the California Geological Survey releases interactive maps covering three more counties: Alameda, Monterey, and San Mateo. These maps allow users to enter an address to determine whether the property is within an area that may be subject to tsunami flooding.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/New-Tsunami-Hazard-Maps-Alameda-Monterey-San-Mateo.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/New-Tsunami-Hazard-Maps-Alameda-Monterey-San-Mateo.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1602021-03-23T16:00:00Z
Free Tsunami Webinar!Free Tsunami Webinar!The TsunamiZone will host a free webinar entitled "Tsunami: Fast, Furious, and Fascinating" on Tuesday, March 23, from 2:00 to 3:00 PDT. Presenters will be Cindy Pridmore of CGS and Yvette LaDuke of Cal OES. Register at http://bit.ly/tsunamiwebinarcahttps://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EXgPaaMhQv-UD1n5G5GfPA, Webinar registration pagehttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=782021-03-22T21:50:00Z
CGS Releases New Tsunami Hazard Maps for Los Angeles CountyCGS Releases New Tsunami Hazard Maps for Los Angeles CountyAs California begins Tsunami Preparedness Week, the California Geological Survey (CGS) has released a new interactive Tsunami Hazard Area map for Los Angeles County.The map allows users to type in an address to determine whether the property is within a zone. https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/Tsunami-Prep-Week-CGS-Issues-New-Tsunami-Maps-LA.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/Tsunami-Prep-Week-CGS-Issues-New-Tsunami-Maps-LA.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1592021-03-22T17:00:00Z
California Geological Survey Issues New Tsunami Maps for North CoastCalifornia Geological Survey Issues New Tsunami Maps for North CoastOn the 10-year remembrance of a tsunami that devastated Japan and damaged many California ports and harbors, the California Geological Survey (CGS) today released two new maps created to ensure public safety on the North Coast.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CGS-Issues-New-Tsunami-Maps-North-Coast.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CGS-Issues-New-Tsunami-Maps-North-Coast.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1582021-03-11T15:00:00Z
30-day Notice of Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of Non-substantive Changes30-day Notice of Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of Non-substantive ChangesEffective February 16, 2021, pursuant to PRC 2760, a 30-day notice of public hearing to consider adoption of regulatory changes will commence. The hearing is scheduled for the March 18, 2021 Board Meeting via Microsoft Teams. The hearing covers non-substative changes to 14 CCR 3720 - 3725.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=192021-02-16T20:00:00Z
State Lands Commission and CalGEM Announce Oil Well Abandonment MilestoneState Lands Commission and CalGEM Announce Oil Well Abandonment MilestoneThe State Lands Commission, in collaboration with the Department of Conservation’s California Geological Energy Management Division (CalGEM), has plugged and abandoned all 50 wells on Rincon Island and all 24 state onshore production wells.https://slc.ca.gov/content-types/slc-and-calgem-announce-oil-well-abandonment-milestone/, https://slc.ca.gov/content-types/slc-and-calgem-announce-oil-well-abandonment-milestone/https://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1562021-02-04T18:00:00Z
San Fernando ’71: Looking Back at the Earthquake that Made Us SaferSan Fernando ’71: Looking Back at the Earthquake that Made Us SaferOn February 9, 1971 at 6:01 a.m., a devastating magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck the densely populated metro area of Los Angeles, leaving death and destruction in its wake. Fifty years later, the California Geological Survey shares unpublished archival photos and looks back at lessons learned. https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/earthquakes/san-fernando, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/earthquakes/san-fernandohttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1572021-02-04T00:00:00Z
Q&A with California Geological Survey Librarian for #LibraryShelfieDayQ&A with California Geological Survey Librarian for #LibraryShelfieDayMost folks don’t know that the DOC is home to the California Geological Survey library–full of geologic resources, maps and rare books dating back to the 1600s! We ask our resident librarian Amy Loseth a few questions about library life on #LibraryShelfieDay, January 27.https://calconservation.blog/2021/01/27/qa-with-california-geological-survey-librarian-amy-loseth-for-libraryshelfieday/, https://calconservation.blog/2021/01/27/qa-with-california-geological-survey-librarian-amy-loseth-for-libraryshelfieday/https://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1552021-01-28T01:00:00Z
Vaccinate All 58Vaccinate All 58Learn more about Covid-19 vaccines through this survey.https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YF8KGLW?source=ca&src=GpO8Z2weyOx2t6Uy3ns399rxivu7f4Tk, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YF8KGLW?source=ca&src=GpO8Z2weyOx2t6Uy3ns399rxivu7f4Tkhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1542021-01-26T20:00:00Z
CalGEM Releases 2020 Annual Permit SummaryCalGEM Releases 2020 Annual Permit SummaryThe California Geologic Energy Management (CalGEM) Division reported today that 2020 permits to drill new wells (all well types) in California were down nearly 23% compared to 2019. And for the second consecutive year, well plugging permits outpaced new drilling permits.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CalGEM-Releases-2020-Annual-Permit-Summary.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CalGEM-Releases-2020-Annual-Permit-Summary.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1532021-01-21T01:25:00Z
$1.5M in Grants Awarded to Support State's Groundwater Management Plan$1.5M in Grants Awarded to Support State's Groundwater Management PlanDOC today annouced five watershed coordinator grants totaling $1.5 million to support regional sustainable groundwater management goals. The grants will go to organizations around the state within medium- and high-priority groundwater basins.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/Watershed-Coordinator-Grants-sustainable-groundwater.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/Watershed-Coordinator-Grants-sustainable-groundwater.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1522021-01-19T19:45:00Z
2021 California Geological Survey Calendar Now Available2021 California Geological Survey Calendar Now AvailableCGS continues its annual tradition of designing beautiful wall calendars featuring geologic scenes within the state. Download this year's calendar now! Limited hardcopies are also available for purchase.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/publications/cgs-calendar, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Pages/Publications/Calendar.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1512021-01-08T23:00:00Z
Draft Public Health Regulations UpdateDraft Public Health Regulations UpdateConsistent with Executive Order N-79-20, CalGEM planned to release its draft regulations this month, but this timeline was extended to enable input and guidance from an independent public health expert panel. Informed by the expert panel, draft regulations will now be posted online in Spring 2021.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=1502021-01-01T00:00:00Z
$52M Awarded to Conserve Agricultural Lands, Reduce Emissions$52M Awarded to Conserve Agricultural Lands, Reduce EmissionsWith the goal of conserving productive ag land, boosting local land-use planning, contributing to infill development, and reducing carbon emissions, the California Strategic Growth Council today approved Division of Land Resource Protection recommendations for more than $52 million in state grants.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/$52-Million-Awarded-to-Conserve-Agricultural-Lands,,-Reduce-Emissions.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/$52-Million-Awarded-to-Conserve-Agricultural-Lands,-Reduce-Emissions.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1492020-12-18T17:00:00Z
$2 Million in Watershed Restoration and Conservation Grants Announced$2 Million in Watershed Restoration and Conservation Grants AnnouncedToday DOC awards $2 million in first-of-their-kind grants for watershed restoration and conservation projects on agricultural lands in Marin, Sonoma, Kings and Ventura counties. Each grant went to a locally focused ​Resource Conservation District (RCD). https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/RCD-Watershed-Restoration-and-Conservation-Grants-Announced.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/RCD-Watershed-Restoration-and-Conservation-Grants-Announced.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1482020-11-13T19:10:00Z
CGS Virtual Career Fair is November 10CGS Virtual Career Fair is November 10Interested in seismology, electronics, or engineering? Attend our job fair for more info on joing the CGS team and how to apply. Vacancies for Senior Precision Electronics Specialists (SPES) and Seismological Instrument Technician I, II, & III (SIT). https://www.facebook.com/calconservation/photos/a.218384144978348/1832054370277976/, https://www.facebook.com/calconservation/photos/a.218384144978348/1832054370277976/https://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1472020-10-26T23:05:00Z
Bat Week Interview with an Environmental Scientist & Wildlife BiologistBat Week Interview with an Environmental Scientist & Wildlife BiologistTo bring attention to this year's Bat Week, this week on the blog we spoke to Trinity Smith, an environmental scientist and wildlife biologist in DMR's Abandoned Mine Lands Unit. Abandoned mines may be hazardous to the public, but valuable habitat for wildlife such as bats. https://calconservation.blog/2020/10/26/bat-week-interview-environmental-scientist-wildlife-biologist/, https://calconservation.blog/2020/10/26/bat-week-interview-environmental-scientist-wildlife-biologist/https://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1462020-10-26T22:00:00Z
Acting State Geologist on CGS Efforts to Keep Californians SafeActing State Geologist on CGS Efforts to Keep Californians SafeWith the anniversaries of two major earthquakes coming up, Acting State Geologist Steve Bohlen talks about the California Geological Survey's ongoing efforts to keep Californians safe.https://youtu.be/8fYcKtjrbGM, https://youtu.be/8fYcKtjrbGMhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1452020-10-16T22:00:00Z
Get Ready to ShakeOutGet Ready to ShakeOutJoin the Department of Conservation in participating in the Great California ShakeOut on October 15. This year's theme is Safe at Home. Do you know what to do in an earthquake? Read more and plan your drill now.https://www.shakeout.org/california/, https://www.shakeout.org/california/https://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1442020-10-07T19:00:00Z
Blog Update: CGS Geologists Assess Fire Burn Areas for Landslide PotentialBlog Update: CGS Geologists Assess Fire Burn Areas for Landslide PotentialWildfires are a disaster that can spawn yet another disaster: debris flows. CGS scientists continue to deploy as part of a CAL FIRE-led cross agency team – Watershed Emergency Response Teams (WERTs) – studying the damage of wildfires and determining the risk of debris flow.https://calconservation.blog/2020/09/01/cgs-geologists-assess-multiple-fire-burn-areas-for-landslide-potential/, https://calconservation.blog/2020/09/01/cgs-geologists-assess-multiple-fire-burn-areas-for-landslide-potential/https://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1432020-10-01T19:00:00Z
CGS releases "A History of California’s State Geological Surveys, 1850-2015"CGS releases "A History of California’s State Geological Surveys, 1850-2015"As one of the first and longest-operating agencies in the state, the California Geological Survey has weathered more than 165 years of change. Special Publication 126 is a book chronicling the activities of California’s geological surveys between 1850 and 2015. 660 pages. $75. Hard copy only.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/publications/releases, Official releases pagehttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=692020-08-17T18:00:00Z
California Geological Survey Issues New Tsunami Maps for Humboldt CountyCalifornia Geological Survey Issues New Tsunami Maps for Humboldt CountyCGS today released two tsunami hazard maps for Humboldt County. One shows potential tsunami inundation – how far inland a surge of ​seawater might go in a worst-case scenario event. The other map shows where evacuees from a pending tsunami should go to ensure their safety.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CGS-Issues-New-Tsunami-Maps-for-Humboldt-County.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CGS-Issues-New-Tsunami-Maps-for-Humboldt-County.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1422020-08-13T15:40:00Z
Public Health Meeting of Government RegulatorsPublic Health Meeting of Government RegulatorsCalGEM has invited government regulators to a meeting on August 6. This is an information session with the two objectives of government information sharing & gathering questions from the public about related oversight and regulation of the oil & gas industry.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/publichealth, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/publichealthhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=192020-07-24T01:00:00Z
Funding Available to Hire Local Watershed CoordinatorsFunding Available to Hire Local Watershed CoordinatorsThis week in our Notes from the Field blog, we announce a funding opportunity that allows local entities to hire watershed coordinators. The purpose of this role is to develop plans and projects to improve watershed health, and to achieve state and local natural resources goals. https://calconservation.blog/2020/07/06/funding-available-to-hire-local-watershed-coordinators/, https://calconservation.blog/2020/07/06/funding-available-to-hire-local-watershed-coordinators/https://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1412020-07-06T21:00:00Z
COVID-19 Compliance TransparencyCOVID-19 Compliance TransparencyCalGEM expects operators to remain in compliance with permit & regulatory requirements to protect public health, safety, and the environment. Due to the pandemic, the State Oil and Gas Supervisor stated specific time-limited remedies will be considered. View requests, resulting decisions here.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/requests-regulatory-flexibility-covid-19.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/requests-regulatory-flexibility-covid-19.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=182020-06-26T01:00:00Z
Owens Lake Earthquake near Lone PineOwens Lake Earthquake near Lone PineA magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck the Owens Valley in eastern California on June 24, 2020 at 10:40:49 local time. Initially reported as M 6.0, the U.S. Geological Survey downgraded it to M 5.8. Click/tap this news item for detailed information from the U.S.G.S. (opens an external website).https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ci39493944/executive, USGS web page for this eventhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=652020-06-24T17:45:00Z
CalGEM Public Health Rulemaking Moves into Comment ReviewCalGEM Public Health Rulemaking Moves into Comment ReviewOutreach that began with regional meetings and moved digitally after the COVID-19 pandemic concludes with input gathered in person, by email, instant poll, survey. All comments will be reviewed and considered as we move toward a discussion draft of rulemaking.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/publichealth, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/publichealthhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1402020-06-15T17:00:00Z
Protecting Our Food Supply Through a Pandemic [webinar recap]Protecting Our Food Supply Through a Pandemic [webinar recap]In our blog this week, DLRP Director Keai'i Bright weighs in on the policy discussion around supply chain disruptions caused by COVID-19. The pandemic has highlighted the essential role of local farmers in ensuring a reliable and healthy food supply for California and the country.https://calconservation.blog/2020/06/12/protecting-californias-food-supply-through-the-covid-19-pandemic-a-webinar-recap/, https://calconservation.blog/2020/06/12/protecting-californias-food-supply-through-the-covid-19-pandemic-a-webinar-recap/https://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1392020-06-12T19:00:00Z
CGS Shares Expertise During Nevada’s Largest Temblor in 65 YearsCGS Shares Expertise During Nevada’s Largest Temblor in 65 YearsThe largest earthquake in Nevada in 65 years drew the attention at the California Geological Survey – not because it caused significant damage – but because it helps paints a clearer picture of what’s going on under the Earth’s surface in our state.https://calconservation.blog/2020/06/03/california-geological-survey-shares-expertise-during-nevadas-largest-temblor-in-65-years/, https://calconservation.blog/2020/06/03/california-geological-survey-shares-expertise-during-nevadas-largest-temblor-in-65-years/https://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1382020-06-03T19:30:00Z
40th Anniversary of Mammoth Lakes Earthquakes40th Anniversary of Mammoth Lakes EarthquakesOn May 25, 1980–nearly one week after the spectacular eruption of the Mount St. Helens volcano–a magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocked through Mammoth Lakes, CA. Recap seismic activity that followed on this week's Notes from the Field blog post.https://calconservation.blog/2020/05/22/the-mammoth-lakes-earthquakes-40th-anniversary/, https://calconservation.blog/2020/05/22/the-mammoth-lakes-earthquakes-40th-anniversary/https://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1372020-05-22T18:00:00Z
CalGEM Sets Online Meetings for Public Health Rules, June 10 Comment DeadlineCalGEM Sets Online Meetings for Public Health Rules, June 10 Comment DeadlineCalGEM is holding regional and statewide digital meetings to seek public input on regulations to better protect public health near oil production. Other ways to comment also are available, with a new deadline of June 10.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/publichealth, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/publichealthhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1362020-05-05T20:00:00Z
Funding Available for Riparian Corridor Restoration and Conservation GrantsFunding Available for Riparian Corridor Restoration and Conservation GrantsThe Department of Conservation is pleased to announce $8.5 million in grant funding is available to Resource Conservation Districts for riparian corridor restoration and conservation grants. Applications are due July 15. https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/grant-programs/Pages/Working-Lands-and-Riparian-Corridors-Program.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/grant-programs/Pages/Working-Lands-and-Riparian-Corridors-Program.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=82020-05-04T23:00:00Z
Celebrate Earth Day All Week With Virtual Activities Celebrate Earth Day All Week With Virtual Activities The blog this week is all about Earth Day! Join us and other environmentally-focused state departments in fun and educational events planned by the California Natural Resources Agency.https://calconservation.blog/2020/04/20/celebrate-earth-day-week-with-us-virtually/, https://calconservation.blog/2020/04/20/celebrate-earth-day-week-with-us-virtually/https://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1352020-04-21T19:00:00Z
Watershed Coordinator Grant Program Accepting CommentsWatershed Coordinator Grant Program Accepting CommentsThe public comment period for the draft Solicitation and Application for 2020 Sustainable Groundwater Management Watershed Coordinator Program Grants is open until 11:59 p.m. April 30​.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/grant-programs/watershed/Pages/Index.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/grant-programs/watershed/Pages/Index.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1342020-04-13T21:00:00Z
CGS' Janis Hernandez Lends a Hand After Puerto Rico QuakeCGS' Janis Hernandez Lends a Hand After Puerto Rico QuakeIn the blog this week, Janis Hernandez, a senior engineering geologist who heads California Geological Survey’s LA office, shares her experience responding to the earthquake swarm that hit the island December 2019 - January 2020.https://calconservation.blog/2020/04/07/geological-surveys-janis-hernandez-lends-a-hand-after-puerto-rico-quake/, https://calconservation.blog/2020/04/07/geological-surveys-janis-hernandez-lends-a-hand-after-puerto-rico-quake/https://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1332020-04-10T22:00:00Z
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
Well Stimulation Permits: National Laboratory Scientific ReviewWell Stimulation Permits: National Laboratory Scientific ReviewIn November, CalGEM requested third-party scientific review of pending well stimulation permit applications to ensure the state’s technical standards for public health, safety, and environmental protection are met prior to approval of each permit. https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Well-Stim-National-Lab-Scientific-Review.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Well-Stim-National-Lab-Scientific-Review.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=172020-04-03T21:00:00Z
Rulemaking Package #8, Forfeiture of Financial Assurance MechanismsRulemaking Package #8, Forfeiture of Financial Assurance MechanismsThe SMGB will commence a 15-day public comment period for revisions to 14 CCR Article 11.5, Section 3810-3817 pertaining to Forfeiture of Financial Assurance Mechanisms on March 20, 2020 and will run through April 5, 2020.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Pages/Rulemaking/Package-8.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Pages/Rulemaking/Package-8.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=182020-03-20T21:00:00Z
Temporary Closure of the CGS Library and Publications Sales DeskTemporary Closure of the CGS Library and Publications Sales DeskIn an effort to protect public health and the safety of our visitors and staff as the state responds to the continued threat of COVID-19, the California Geological Survey Library and Publications Sales Desk have temporarily suspended operations.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/library, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/libraryhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=582020-03-20T18:00:00Z
March 16-April 10 Public Health Meetings PostponedMarch 16-April 10 Public Health Meetings PostponedCalGEM is postponing the meetings consistent with Governor Newsom’s directive to implement social distancing and to cancel or postpone large events to slow the spread of COVID-19. https://www.conservation.ca.gov/publichealth, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/publichealthhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1322020-03-13T18:15:00Z
30-day Notice of Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of Regulatory Changes30-day Notice of Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of Regulatory ChangesEffective March 13, 2020, pursuant to PRC Section 2760, a 30-day notice of public hearing to consider adoption of regulatory changes will commence. The hearing is scheduled for the April 16, 2020 SMGB meeting and covers Title 14 of the CCR, Division 2, Chapter 8, Articles 5, 11.5, 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=172020-03-13T17:00:00Z
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
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