3480 Department of Conservation
2440 - STATE MINING AND GEOLOGY BOARD
The Board serves as a regulatory and policy body for the state's geology, geologic and seismologic hazards, conservation of mineral resources, and reclamation of mined lands. The Department's California Geological Survey and the Office of Mine Reclamation provide the engineering, technical expertise, and support functions for the reports, plans, and maps which the Board approves. The Board also serves as an appeals body for mining operations that have been issued notices of violations or orders to comply, and disputes with local lead agencies.