3560 State Lands Commission
Program Descriptions


The State Lands Commission oversees efficient and safe development of mineral resources that are located on state lands. The State also has a beneficial interest in the Long Beach tidelands oils fields, and as such, the Commission participates in the safety and fiscal oversight of these fields. The program objectives are to: manage the responsible extraction of oil, gas, geothermal resources and other minerals; collect revenues generated consistent with the best interests of the state, and ensure that public safety and environmental protection are maintained at the highest possible standards in the development of these resources through engineering review, marine facility inspections, and safety audits. The Commission also adopts regulations for the prevention of oil spills, the safe operation of offshore facilities and program and financial audits to ensure the state receives fair value for the development of its resources.