Statutes and Regulations

Surface Mining and Reclamation Act of 1975 (SMARA)

SMARA Statutes​ and Regulations ​        ​Ongoing Rulemaking

Under this Act, Public Resources Code Sections 2710 et seq. and its regulations at 14 California Code of Regulations Section 3500 et seq., the Board provides a comprehensive surface mining and reclamation policy to assure that adverse environmental impacts are minimized and mined lands are reclaimed. SMARA also encourages the production, conservation, and protection of the State's mineral resources.

ALQUIST-PRIOLO EARTHQUAKE FAULT ZONING ACT (EFZA)

EFZA Statutes       EFZA Regulations 

Under this Act, Public Resources Code Section 2621 through Section 2630, and its regulations at 14 California Code of Regulations Section 3600 et seq., the Board is authorized to represent the State's interests in establishing guidelines and standards for geological and geophysical investigations and reports produced by the California Geological Survey, public sector agencies, and private practitioners. The Board is also authorized to develop specific criteria through regulations to be used by Lead Agencies in complying with the provisions of the Act so as to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public.


SEISMIC HAZARDS MAPPING ACT (SHMA)

SHM Statutes          SHM Regulations

Under this Act, Public Resources Code Section 2690 through 2699.6 and its regulations at 14 California Code of Regulations Section 3720 et seq., the Board is authorized to provide policy and guidance through regulations for a statewide seismic hazard mapping and technical advisory program to assist cities, counties, and State agencies in fulfilling their responsibilities for protecting the public health and safety from the effects of strong ground shaking, liquefaction or other ground failure, landslides and other seismic hazards caused by earthquakes, including tsunami and seiche threats. 

Memoranda of Understanding (MOU)

MOU with US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service and the US Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management.

MOU with Placer County, CA