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California Department of Water Resources https://water.ca.gov/ Contact Information

In 1956, the Legislature passed a bill creating DWR to plan, design, construct, and oversee the building of the nation's largest state-built water development and conveyance system. Today, DWR protects, conserves, develops, and manages much of California's water supply including the State Water Project which provides water for 25 million residents, farms, and businesses.

Working with other agencies and the public, DWR develops strategic goals, and near-term and long-term actions to conserve, manage, develop, and sustain California's watersheds, water resources, and management systems. DWR also works to prevent and respond to floods, droughts, and catastrophic events that would threaten public safety, water resources and management systems, the environment, and property.

Balancing the State's water needs with environmental protection remains a long-term challenge.

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California Division of Mine Reclamation http://www.conservation.ca.gov/dmr Contact Information

The Division of Mine Reclamation (DMR) was created to provide a measure of oversight for local governments as they administer the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA) within their respective jurisdictions. To accomplish this goal, the Division of Mine Reclamation may provide comments to lead agencies on a mining operation’s reclamation plan and financial assurance and may initiate compliance actions that encourage SMARA compliance. While the primary focus is on existing mining operations and the return of those mined lands to a usable and safe condition, issues relating to abandoned legacy mines are addressed through the Abandoned Mine Lands program.

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California Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources http://www.conservation.ca.gov/dog Contact Information

The Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources oversees the drilling, operation, maintenance, and plugging and abandonment of oil, natural gas, and geothermal wells. The regulatory program emphasizes the wise development of oil, natural gas, and geothermal resources in the state through sound engineering practices that protect the environment, prevent pollution, and ensure public safety.

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California Environmental Protection Agency https://calepa.ca.gov/ Contact Information

The California Environmental Protection Agency's mission is to restore, protect and enhance the environment, to ensure public health, environmental quality and economic vitality. This mission is fulfilled by developing, implementing and enforcing environmental laws that regulate air, water and soil quality, pesticide use and waste recycling and reduction.

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California Geological Survey http://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs Contact Information

CGS's mission is to provide scientific products and services about the state's geology, seismology and mineral resources that affect the health, safety, and business interests of the people of California.

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California Governor's Office of Emergency Services http://www.caloes.ca.gov/ Contact Information

The mission of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services is to protect lives and property, build capabilities, and support communities for a resilient California

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California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment https://oehha.ca.gov/ Contact Information

OEHHA’s mission is to protect and enhance public health and the environment by scientific evaluation of risks posed by hazardous substances.

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California State Mining and Geology Board http://www.conservation.ca.gov/smgb Contact Information

The mission of the State Mining and Geology Board is to provide profession​al expertise and guidance, and to represent ​the State's interest in the development, utilization, and conservation of mineral resources, the reclamation of mined lands, and the development and dissemination of geologic and seismic hazard information to protect the health and welfare of the people of California.

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Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup https://crew.org/

The Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup (CREW) is a coalition of private and public representatives working together to improve the ability of communities throughout the Cascadia Region to reduce the effects of earthquakes and related hazards, such as tsunami.

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Clay Minerals Society http://www.clays.org/

The Clay Minerals Society is an international organization devoted to the study of clays and clay minerals.

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