California State Mining and Geology Board

​​​​​​​​​​​​The State Mining and Geology Board (SMGB) serves as a regulatory, policy, and hearing body representing the State's interests in geology, geologic, and seismologic hazards, conservation of mineral resources, and reclamation of mining lands.

 

 

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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
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
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
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