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Methane Task Force to Host Third Public Meeting on February 21Methane Task Force to Host Third Public Meeting on February 21The Methane Task Force is joint effort led by CalGEM & California Air Resources Board (CARB) seeking to identify and respond to methane leaks from oil infrastructure near communities and address the outsized impact methane has on climate change. Join us for our third meeting at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 21.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Methane-Task-Force.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Methane-Task-Force.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2182023-01-24T22:30:00Z
SB 1137 First Emergency Implementation Regulations Adopted SB 1137 First Emergency Implementation Regulations Adopted On January 6, CalGEM’s emergency regulations to support implementation of Senate Bill 1137 were approved by the Office of Administrative Law, filed with the Secretary of State, and made effective the same day. https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/SB1137.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/SB1137.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2162023-01-18T17:00:00Z
Job Posting: California State Geologist (JC-348617)Job Posting: California State Geologist (JC-348617)The California Geological Survey is seeking candidates for the CALIFORNIA STATE GEOLOGIST position. The State Geologist is responsible for directing and overseeing all aspects of the California Geological Survey. Candidates must be registered per the Geologist and Geophysicist Act (CA PRC § 677).https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=348617, CalCareershttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1342023-01-06T19:00:00Z
Help California Map Recent LandslidesHelp California Map Recent LandslidesThis map depends on volunteer reports from people like you! The California Reported Landslides Database is an online map showing the locations, photos, and other attributes of recent landslides in California.https://cadoc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=bc48ad40e3504134a1fc8f3909659041, California Reported Landslides maphttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=492023-01-01T16:00:00Z
CGS 2023 Wall Calendar Now AvailableCGS 2023 Wall Calendar Now AvailableThe California Geological Survey 2023 wall calendar is available as a high-quality print, PDF file, or JPG image. Get yours today!https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/publications/cgs-calendar, Calendarhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1322022-12-23T01:00:00Z
CGS Note 48 update: Checklist for Engineering Geology & Seismology Reports, 2022CGS Note 48 update: Checklist for Engineering Geology & Seismology Reports, 2022Note 48 aka "Checklist for the review of Engineering Geology and Seismology Reports for California Public Schools, Hospitals, and Essential Services Buildings" is the guide CGS uses to evaluate geologic reports prepared under CCR Title 24, California Building Code. This supersedes the 2019 version.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/reviews/school-hospital-and-environmental-reviews#Note48, Link to description of CGS Note 48https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=562022-12-21T16:00:00Z
Did You Feel It? Magnitude 6.4 Quake Reminds Californians to Stay PreparedDid You Feel It? Magnitude 6.4 Quake Reminds Californians to Stay PreparedA M6.4 earthquake just offshore of Humboldt County early Tuesday. The quake is associated with 2 deaths, several injuries, power outages, damage to structures, and scores of aftershocks, including 3 over M4. California Geological Survey scientists are helping to assess the effects and damage.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/earthquakes, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/earthquakeshttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2172022-12-20T19:30:00Z
$74 Million Awarded to Conserve 54,000 Acres of Agricultural Lands$74 Million Awarded to Conserve 54,000 Acres of Agricultural LandsToday the California Strategic Growth Council approved recommendations by Department of Conservation for $74 million in grants to protect 54,000 acres of agricultural lands at risk of development. The investments are part of Round 8 of the Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation (SALC) Program.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/grant-programs/SALCP/Pages/Index.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/dlrp/grant-programs/SALCP/Pages/Index.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2152022-12-15T22:00:00Z
Six new geologic maps!Six new geologic maps!That's right, new maps just in time for the holidays: Elledge Peak 24k, Burnt Peak and Neenach School 24k, Landers-Yucca Valley North 24k, Merced 100k, and Oakdale 100k. Get them at our Preliminary Regional Geologic Maps page.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/rgm/preliminary, Preliminary Geologic Mapshttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1292022-12-12T16:00:00Z
Announcing CGS Note 56: Geology, Soils, and EcologyAnnouncing CGS Note 56: Geology, Soils, and EcologyCGS Notes are uncomplicated pamphlets that focus on California's geology. Note 56 discusses how geology influences soil development and ecosystems in California. It's perfect for educators, students, and everyday geology enthusiasts.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/publications/cgs-notes, CGS Noteshttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1332022-12-06T01:00:00Z
Update on Wells, Inspections, and RepairsUpdate on Wells, Inspections, and RepairsRead the latest statement on well activity in Kern and Los Angeles counties.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/State-Oil-and-Gas-Supervisor-Issues-Statement-on-Two-Bakersfield-Long-Term-Idle-Wells.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/State-Oil-and-Gas-Supervisor-Issues-Statement-on-Two-Bakersfield-Long-Term-Idle-Wells.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2022022-12-05T22:00:00Z
Land Repurposing Program Round 2 Guidelines Now AvailableLand Repurposing Program Round 2 Guidelines Now AvailableRound 2 Multibenefit Land Repurposing Program (MLRP) Draft Guidelines are available for public comment until December 30. The MLRP program funds groundwater sustainability projects that reduce groundwater use, repurpose irrigated agricultral land, and provide wildlife habitat. https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/grant-programs/Pages/Multibenefit-Land-Repurposing-Program.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/grant-programs/Pages/Multibenefit-Land-Repurposing-Program.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2142022-11-28T20:00:00Z
SR 253: PCC Aggregate in the Western Ventura-Simi Production-Consumption RegionsSR 253: PCC Aggregate in the Western Ventura-Simi Production-Consumption RegionsSpecial Report 253 is the second update Mineral Land Classification report for Portland cement concrete (PCC) aggregate in Ventura County. SR 253 reevaluates PCC aggregate resources, permitted reserves, past production, and includes an updated 50-year projection of demand in the WVS P-C Regions.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/publications/releases, /cgs/publications/releaseshttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1252022-11-23T00:30:00Z
Did You Feel It? M5.1 Quake East of San Jose Reminds Californians to Be PreparedDid You Feel It? M5.1 Quake East of San Jose Reminds Californians to Be PreparedBookmark the California Geological Survey's earthquake page for preparation resources - including what to do before, during, and after a quake. Aftershocks should be expected over the next hours to days, and with every earthquake comes a small chance of it being followed by a larger earthquake.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/earthquakes, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/earthquakeshttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2132022-10-25T19:00:00Z
CalGEM to Host Public Workshop on Senate Bill 1137 ImplementationCalGEM to Host Public Workshop on Senate Bill 1137 ImplementationRegister for a virtual public workshop on the recently passed bill which establishes health protection zones near oil & gas operations. CalGEM will review requirements established by SB 1137, discuss the plan for implementation of early provisions, and provide the opportunity for public comments.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CalGEM-Host-Public-Workshop-SB1137-Implementation.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CalGEM-Host-Public-Workshop-SB1137-Implementation.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2122022-10-18T19:00:00Z
Williamson Act Program Now Hosting Open Office HoursWilliamson Act Program Now Hosting Open Office HoursPlease join the Williamson Act team for technical assistance during new virtual open hours, hosted the third Thursday of every month. The first session kicks off October 20 from11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Learn more and sign up here.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/wa/Pages/Index.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/dlrp/wa/Pages/Index.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=92022-10-14T00:00:00Z
New Tsunami Hazard Area Maps for Seven CountiesNew Tsunami Hazard Area Maps for Seven CountiesCalifornia Geological Survey issued new Tsunami Hazard Area maps for the counties of San Diego, Ventura, Santa Cruz, Marin, Sonoma, Napa, and Solano. This release completes Tsunami Hazard Area mapping for the entire coast of California.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/California-Completes-Coastal-Mapping-Tsunami-Risk-Addition-Seven-Counties-.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/California-Completes-Coastal-Mapping-Tsunami-Risk-Addition-Seven-Counties-.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2112022-10-07T17:00:00Z
New Tsunami Hazard Area Maps for Seven CountiesNew Tsunami Hazard Area Maps for Seven CountiesToday the CGS issued new Tsunami Hazard Area (THA) maps for the counties of San Diego, Ventura, Santa Cruz, Marin, Sonoma, Napa, and Solano. This release completes THA mapping for the entire coast of California.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/tsunami, Take me therehttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1242022-10-07T14:00:00Z
Methane Task Force to Host Second Public Meeting on Oct. 20Methane Task Force to Host Second Public Meeting on Oct. 20Join us Oct. 20 at 5:30 p.m. for a task force update on efforts to address methane emissions. CalGEM will also share efforts underway to prepare to implement Senate Bill 1137, including forthcoming public engagement opportunities. The meeting will include time for public comment.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/Methane-Task-Force-Sets-Date-Second-Public-Meeting-Oct-20.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/Methane-Task-Force-Sets-Date-Second-Public-Meeting-Oct-20.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2102022-10-04T17:00:00Z
Public Comment Workshop on Well Screening Methodology plan: Register nowPublic Comment Workshop on Well Screening Methodology plan: Register nowCalGEM is holding a public comment workshop on the screening metholodogy developed to screen, rank, and prioritize California's more than 5,300 orphan, deserted, and potentially deserted wells to be permanently plugged and sealed. https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7dNMbhFzT0uRyOpDtPNjJA, https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7dNMbhFzT0uRyOpDtPNjJAhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=332022-09-21T18:00:00Z
Learn More About the Methane Task ForceLearn More About the Methane Task ForceThe Methane Task Force is a joint effort led by CalGEM and California Air Resources Board and seeks to identify and respond to methane leaks from oil infrastructure near communities, as well as address the outsized impact methane has on climate change. Learn more here.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Methane-Task-Force.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Methane-Task-Force.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2082022-09-19T15:00:00Z
CalGEM Orphan Well Screening Methodology Available for Public CommentCalGEM Orphan Well Screening Methodology Available for Public CommentCalGEM is developing a methodology to screen, rank, and prioritize California's 5,300+ orphan, deserted, and potentially deserted wells to be permanently plugged & sealed. Public comment on the draft screening methodology is open through October 7.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Orphan-Well-Screening-Methodology.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Orphan-Well-Screening-Methodology.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2092022-09-16T16:00:00Z
CalGEM Online Data: August & September Virtual WorkshopsCalGEM Online Data: August & September Virtual WorkshopsCalGEM continues its series of online data workshops with sessions available August 30, 31, and September 1. The workshops introduce CalGEM's online tools for accessing state oil and gas data: WellSTAR, WellSTAR Data Dashboard, and Well Finder.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CalGEM-Online-Data-Virtual-Workshop-Summer.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CalGEM-Online-Data-Virtual-Workshop-Summer.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2072022-08-17T21:00:00Z
Take the Precision Electronics Specialist examination todayTake the Precision Electronics Specialist examination todayThe PRECISION ELECTRONICS SPECIALIST examination is open indefinitely at https://bit.ly/3x0dhfG. Precision Electronics Specialists install, maintain, and repair components of California's earthquake detection network. Take the exam now so you'll be eligible when a PES position opens.https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Exams/Bulletin.aspx?examCD=0PBGX, Link to exam posting at CalCareershttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=832022-08-10T23:00:00Z
New Publications AvailableNew Publications AvailableIn case you missed it: we recently published a statewide radon report, four new geologic maps, and a bunch of new geospatial data for the California Geologic Atlas map series. It's all on our Publications Announcements page. Check it out!https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/publications/releases, Publications Announcementshttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1162022-08-08T22:00:00Z
Final Grant Guidelines Released for Regional Forest & Fire Capacity ProgramFinal Grant Guidelines Released for Regional Forest & Fire Capacity ProgramThese grants support regional leadership to build local capacity and fund projects that create fire-adapted communities and landscapes by improving ecosystem health, community wildfire preparedness, and fire resilience.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/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2062022-07-22T19:00:00Z
2019 California Non-Fuel Mineral Production report is now available2019 California Non-Fuel Mineral Production report is now availableCalifornia remains one of the largest producers of non-fuel minerals in the United States. This report summarizes the state’s mineral resource production exclusive of oil, gas, coal, and geothermal energy. It discusses the commodities produced as well as trends in commodity production.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/minerals/mineral-production, Take me therehttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1102022-07-22T00:00:00Z
CalGEM Releases Request for Information on Acid Treatment Data ReportingCalGEM Releases Request for Information on Acid Treatment Data ReportingCalGEM releases a Request for Information (RFI) seeking stakeholder input on opportunities to strengthen regulations related to acid treatment data reporting. Read more here.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Acid-Treatment-Data.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Acid-Treatment-Data.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=322022-07-19T14:00:00Z
Demonstrating Climate & Housing Sustainability in Yolo CountyDemonstrating Climate & Housing Sustainability in Yolo CountyConservation partnered with California Strategic Growth Council on a field tour of projects that demonstrate how environmental- and people-centered land use bring California closer to its climate goals. Explore the trip recap and see project photos in a new blog post.https://calconservation.blog/2022/07/01/demonstrating-climate-housing-sustainability-in-yolo-county/, https://calconservation.blog/2022/07/01/demonstrating-climate-housing-sustainability-in-yolo-county/https://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2052022-07-01T21:00:00Z
30th Anniversary of the Landers-Big Bear Earthquakes30th Anniversary of the Landers-Big Bear EarthquakesWe commemorate the 30th anniversary of the June 28, 1992 Landers-Big Bear earthquakes with a special web page. The events contributed significantly to our understanding of earthquakes including the recognition that multiple faults can rupture together during a single earthquake.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/earthquakes/landers-bigbear?utm_source=cgs+home&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=earthquake+anniversary, Take me therehttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1092022-06-28T19:00:00Z
Engineering Geologist exams are onlineEngineering Geologist exams are onlineThe Engineering Geologist (EG), Senior EG, and Supervising EG exams are open at CalCareers.ca.gov. Be sure to take the EG exam(s) with the most recent publish date (1/21/2020), as some older exams are obsolete but still active. Click/tap this news item to visit the exams at CalCareers.https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHRPublic/Search/ExamSearchResults.aspx#kw=%22Engineering%20Geologist%22&depid=1, Link to exam search on CalCareers websitehttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=572022-06-01T15:00:00Z
Millions in Grants Awarded to Support Regional Responses Water ChallengesMillions in Grants Awarded to Support Regional Responses Water ChallengesToday we announce the award of more than $40 million to regional organizations working to reduce groundwater reliance and create local environmental and economic opportunities through land-use changes. These are the first recipients of the funding from the Multibenefit Land Repurposing Program.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/Millions-State-Grants-Awarded-Support-Regional-Responses-Challenging-Water-Supplies.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/Millions-State-Grants-Awarded-Support-Regional-Responses-Challenging-Water-Supplies.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2042022-05-25T17:00:00Z
3D Geo: It's about Groundwater, Carbon, and More3D Geo: It's about Groundwater, Carbon, and MoreThe CGS has launched a 3D Geological Modeling project to support California's efforts in sustainable groundwater management, carbon sequestration, seismic hazard mitigation, and mineral resource evaluations. Visit our new Geological Modeling web pages to learn about the exciting potential of 3D Geo!https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/3dgeo, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/3dgeohttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1032022-05-19T00:00:00Z
Round 8 Funding Open for Land Conservation Program Round 8 Funding Open for Land Conservation Program Sustainable Agricultural Land Conservation Program (SALC) opened its eighth funding round with the adoption of guidelines by the Strategic Growth Council. We invite applications fo projects that protect ag land and reduce greehouse gases. Get the Final Guideliens and Solicitation Package here. https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/grant-programs/SALCP/Pages/Program-Guidelines.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/grant-programs/SALCP/Pages/Program-Guidelines.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2002022-05-03T16:00:00Z
State Abandonments Contractor Town HallState Abandonments Contractor Town HallCalGEM is hosting a virtual presentation for potential contractors interested in bidding on upcoming plug and abandonment projects to plug and abandon orphan wells. The presentation will focus specifically on wage requirements relating to public works contracts. Registration is open. https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EkjGrW8LR_6NYt7TqRVq-w, https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EkjGrW8LR_6NYt7TqRVq-whttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=312022-05-02T15:20:00Z
Remembering the 1992 Cape Mendocino Earthquake and TsunamiRemembering the 1992 Cape Mendocino Earthquake and TsunamiOn April 25, 1992, a large earthquake rocked the Cape Mendocino area of Humboldt County in California, producing a small but important tsunami that arrived at the coast within 20 minutes. [Read More]https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/earthquakes/cape-mendocino, To the Batmobile!https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1042022-04-25T15:00:00Z
From Watershed Health Seeds to Landscape-Scale ReturnsFrom Watershed Health Seeds to Landscape-Scale ReturnsEarlier this week, U.S. Forest Service announced awards for 10 landscape scale projects in the American west – two in California, and both supported by our Division of Land Resource Protection forest health and watershed coordinator grants.https://calconservation.blog/2022/04/21/watershed-health-seeds-landscape-scale-returns/, https://calconservation.blog/2022/04/21/watershed-health-seeds-landscape-scale-returns/https://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1992022-04-21T19:00:00Z
VIDEO: The Benefits of Land RepurposingVIDEO: The Benefits of Land RepurposingWat​ch Department of Conservation Director David Shabazian explain a brief history of land repurposing in California, and how the new Mutibenefit Land Repurposing Program can support climate-resilient communities.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/Benefits-of-Land-Repurposing.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/Benefits-of-Land-Repurposing.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1982022-04-08T17:30:00Z
Proposed Regulations regarding Cost Estimates for Oil and Gas OperatorsProposed Regulations regarding Cost Estimates for Oil and Gas OperatorsCalGEM is soliciting public comment on pre-rulemaking draft regulations that would establish criteria and requirements for oil and gas operators to estimate and report their total liability to plug and abandon all of their wells and to decommission all attendant production facilities.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/rulemaking.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/rulemaking.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=302022-04-07T16:55:00Z
Lompoc Aquifer Exemption ProposalLompoc Aquifer Exemption ProposalCalGEM released for public comment the Lompoc Aquifer Exemption proposal, public notice of a public hearing, and other supporting documents. Read more and register for the April 12 online hearing here.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Aquifer-Exemptions-Status.aspx#Lompoc, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Aquifer-Exemptions-Status.aspx#Lompochttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1972022-04-05T19:00:00Z
CalGEM Virtual Briefings on State Abandonments and Orphan WellsCalGEM Virtual Briefings on State Abandonments and Orphan WellsCalGEM will hold a series of informal meetings on state abandonments and orphan wells in March and April. The meetings will introduce CalGEM’s efforts to increase state abandonments of orphan and deserted wells.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CalGEM-Virtual-Briefings-State-Abandonments-Orphan-Wells.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CalGEM-Virtual-Briefings-State-Abandonments-Orphan-Wells.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1962022-03-22T14:00:00Z
CalGEM Releases Holser Aquifer Exemption ProposalCalGEM Releases Holser Aquifer Exemption ProposalCalGEM released for public comment the Holser Aquifer Exemption proposal, public notice of a public hearing, and other supporting documents. Get full details here.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Aquifer-Exemptions-Status.aspx#Holser, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Pages/Aquifer-Exemptions-Status.aspx#Holserhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1952022-03-17T15:00:00Z
Draft Geothermal Regulations Released for Public CommentDraft Geothermal Regulations Released for Public CommentCalGEM released an updated Discussion Draft proposing updates to the statewide regulations for geothermal wells for public input. Due to a workshop schedule conflict, comment period has been extended to April 8. Public comments can be submitted to geothermalregulations@conservation.ca.gov.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/rulemaking.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/rulemaking.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1932022-03-14T17:00:00Z
Forest Biomass to Carbon-Negative Biofuels Pilot ProgramForest Biomass to Carbon-Negative Biofuels Pilot ProgramThe DOC is piloting a biofuels program to address issues of forest health and wildfire risk, and to provide a model for rural economic opportunity. BONUS: Geologic sequestration of CO2 coming from biofuels development could be a pathway for California to achieve carbon negativity. [Read More]https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/fbp, Take me therehttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1052022-03-11T16:00:00Z
Final Land Repurposing Program Guidelines ReleasedFinal Land Repurposing Program Guidelines ReleasedDOC is pleased to announce the release of the 2022 Multibenefit Land Repurposing Program (MLRP) Program Guidelines and Solicitation Notice. Application deadline for the program is April 1, 2022.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/grant-programs/Pages/Multibenefit-Land-Repurposing-Program.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/dlrp/grant-programs/Pages/Multibenefit-Land-Repurposing-Program.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1942022-02-24T20:00:00Z
CalGEM Online Data Virtual Public Workshops Feb. 8, 9, & 10CalGEM Online Data Virtual Public Workshops Feb. 8, 9, & 10The latest series of online data virtual workshops start tomorrow. These workshops introduce attendees to WellSTAR, WellSTAR Data Dashboard, Well Finder - online tools for accessing state oil and gas data, including compliance & violation records, and incident reports.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CalGEM-Online-Data-Workshops-February.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CalGEM-Online-Data-Workshops-February.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1892022-02-07T17:00:00Z
Tonga Tsunami: Summary of Effects in CaliforniaTonga Tsunami: Summary of Effects in CaliforniaAlthough tsunami waves produced by a volcanic eruption across the Pacific Ocean in mid-January were small, they nonetheless did millions of dollars in damage to property and infrastructure in California. https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/tsunami/tonga, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/cgs/tsunami/tongahttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1922022-02-02T19:00:00Z
TSUNAMI SURVEY: Share your experience with usTSUNAMI SURVEY: Share your experience with usThe California Tsunami Program (CGS, Cal OES, and others) wants to hear how the January 15 tsunami affected you, California. Your input will help us better understand the event and improve our preparedness and response strategies. Please take the survey today at https://arcg.is/1Duvmy0https://arcg.is/1Duvmy0, Tsunami Surveyhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=972022-01-20T16:50:00Z
Public Comment Workshops for Multibenefit Land Repurposing ProgramPublic Comment Workshops for Multibenefit Land Repurposing ProgramJoin us Jan. 18 and Jan. 20 for two public comment workshops about the proposed Multibenefit Land Repurposing Program before program guidelines are finalized.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/grant-programs/Pages/Multibenefit-Land-Repurposing-Program.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/grant-programs/Pages/Multibenefit-Land-Repurposing-Program.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1912022-01-18T17:00:00Z
CalGEM Conducts Aerial Monitoring for Methane EmissionsCalGEM Conducts Aerial Monitoring for Methane EmissionsUnder its renewed mandate to protect public health and the environment, California Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM) is now using ​​drone flights to monitor fugitive methane emissions from oil and gas facilities.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CalGEM-Aerial-Surveillance-Monitor-Methane-Emissions.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/CalGEM-Aerial-Surveillance-Monitor-Methane-Emissions.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1902022-01-13T19:00:00Z