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Job Posting: Civil EngineerJob Posting: Civil EngineerThe California Geological Survey is seeking a CIVIL ENGINEER for its Seismic Hazards Program. Visit https://bit.ly/2BVsh7x for job description, application instructions, and more. The application deadline is July 9, 2020.https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=206974, Link to job posting at CalCareershttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=672020-07-02T03:00:00Z
Job Posting: Engineering GeologistJob Posting: Engineering GeologistThe California Geological Survey is seeking an ENGINEERING GEOLOGIST for its Forest and Watershed Geology Program. Visit https://bit.ly/2ZI5Qev for job description, application instructions, and more. The application deadline is July 9, 2020.https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=206980, Link to job posting at CalCareershttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=682020-07-02T03:00:00Z
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
Job Posting: Civil EngineerJob Posting: Civil EngineerThe California Geological Survey is seeking a CIVIL ENGINEER for its Forest and Watershed Geology Program. Visit https://bit.ly/2Yxuu1I for job description, application instructions, and more. The application deadline is July 7, 2020.https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=206396, Link to job posting at CalCareershttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=662020-06-25T20:30:00Z
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 has 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
Job Posting: Engineering GeologistJob Posting: Engineering GeologistThe California Geological Survey is seeking a ENGINEERING GEOLOGIST for its Mineral Resources Program. Visit https://bit.ly/2AUO5QN for job description, application instructions, and more. The application deadline is July 2, 2020.https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=206249, Link to job posting at CalCareershttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=642020-06-23T20:30:00Z
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
Senior Precision Electronics Specialist exam is onlineSenior Precision Electronics Specialist exam is onlineThe SENIOR PRECISION ELECTRONICS SPECIALIST examination is now open at CalCareers.ca.gov. Electronic specialists play a critical role in our earthquake engineering program. Visit https://bit.ly/2XQsbFt for eligibility requirements, instructions, and more. The exam cutoff date is Dec. 31, 2020.https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Exams/Bulletin.aspx?examCD=0CM01, Link to exam posting at CalCareershttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=602020-06-02T00:00:00Z
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
Tsunami Preparedness Week, March 23-27, 2020Tsunami Preparedness Week, March 23-27, 2020The 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=412020-03-22T07:00:00Z
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
Funding Available for Ag Land ConservationFunding Available for Ag Land ConservationIn its sixth year, cap-and-trade funded SALC Program requests grant applications to protect agricultural land and support infill development; pre-proposals due by April 30.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/SALC-2020-Funding-Available-for-Ag-Land-Conservation.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/SALC-2020-Funding-Available-for-Ag-Land-Conservation.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=1292020-03-02T21:00:00Z
Public Comment Period Open for Watershed Restoration and Conservation GrantsPublic Comment Period Open for Watershed Restoration and Conservation Grants$8,500,000 in bond funding is available to resource conservation districts through solicitation for watershed restoration projects and conservation projects on agricultural lands. Public comments will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on April 01, 2020.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=62020-03-02T18:00:00Z
SALC Guidelines and Request for Grant ApplicationsSALC Guidelines and Request for Grant ApplicationsThe application period is now open for the ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation (SALC) Program. Applications for agricultural conservation acquisition and agricultural conservation planning grants are due on August 28, 2020.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/grant-programs/SALCP/Pages/Index.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/grant-programs/SALCP/Pages/Index.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=72020-03-02T18:00:00Z
Public Input Sought on Habitat and Oil and Gas Activities Planning AgreementPublic Input Sought on Habitat and Oil and Gas Activities Planning AgreementThe California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) seeks comments on a proposed planning agreement among CDFW, CalGEM, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and Aera Energy related to developing habitat conservation and natural community conservation plans and oil and gas activities.https://wildlife.ca.gov/Conservation/Planning/NCCP/Plans/Aera-SW-San-Joaquin, NCCP Plan Summary - Aera Energy Southwest San Joaquin Valley HCP/NCCPhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/calgem/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=162020-02-24T21:00:00Z
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 exam links are still active. Click/tap this news item to visit the CalCareers Exam Search web page.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=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
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
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
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! 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 to Conserve Agricultural LandsState Awards Nearly $57 Million to 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