A public hearing of the proposal was held on February 9, 2017 (see video-taped public comments below).
On February 14, the public comment period was extended 15 days, from 5 p.m. February 16 to 5 p.m. March 3, 2017.

Submit comments to the Department of Conservation by email to: comments@conservation.ca.gov
or by facsimile (FAX) to (916) 324-0948, or by mail to:
Department of Conservation
801 K Street, MS 24-02
Sacramento, CA 95814
ATTN: Aquifer Exemption

The written comment period closes at 5 p.m. on March 3, 2017.

Call or write to your elected representatives and the state officials:
Urge your elected representatives to contact the state officials listed below to oppose the above exemptions.

Write letters to the editors of local media and share on social media. RESIST!
Elected representatives:

Download copies of PMC letters to Gov. Jerry Brown and Secretary John Laird for samples.

Contact your Elected representatives:                    

Assemblymember Anna Caballero
318 Cayuga Street, Suite 206
Salinas, CA 93901
Tel: (831) 759-8676
Fax: (831) 759-2961
Assemblymember Mark Stone
Monterey County District Office:
99 Pacific Street, Ste 575-G
Monterey, CA 93940
Tel: (831) 649-2832
Fax: (831) 649-2935
Senator Bill Monning, Senate Majority Leader
Monterey District Office
99 Pacific Street, Suite 575-F
Monterey, CA 93940
Tel: (831) 657-6315
Fax: (831) 657-6320
Edmund G. Brown Jr Governor
State of California
c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814

Contact your State Officials:

Jonathan Bishop
Chief Deputy Director
State Water Resources Control Board
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA, 95814
John Laird, Secretary
California Natural Resources Agency
1416 Ninth Street, Suite 1311
Sacramento, CA 95814
David Bunn, Director
California Conservation Department
801 K Street, MS 24-01
Sacramento, CA  95814
Tel: (916) 322-1080
Fax: (916) 445-0732
Kenneth A. Harris, Jr.
State Oil and Gas Supervisor
California Department of Conservation
Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources
801 K Street, MS 18-05
Sacramento, CA 95814-3530

Contact the Monterey County Board of Supervisors:

Luis Alejo, District 1
168 West Alisal, 2nd Floor
Salinas, CA  93901
Mary Adams, District 5
Monterey Courthouse
1200 Aguajito Rd., Ste. 1
Monterey, CA  93940
John M. Phillips, District 2
Castro Plaza
11140 Speegle St.
P.O. Box 787
Castroville, CA  95012
Jane Parker, District 4
2616 1st Ave.
Marina, CA  93933
Simon Salinas, District 3
168 W. Alisal, 3rd Floor
Salinas, Ca  93901
Clerk  of the Board
(for all supervisors)

For additional information about the aquifer exemption proposal, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/SanArdo-McCool-Aquifer-Exmptn

Background on San Ardo McCool Ranch Application for Aquifer Exemption:
The California Department of Conservation, Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (“Division”), with the concurrence of the State Water Resources Control Board (“State Water Board”), is considering a proposal to expand the current aquifer exemption designation for the Lombardi and Aurignac Sands of the Monterey Formation in and around the San Ardo and McCool Ranch Oil Fields, located in Monterey County about 2 miles southeast of the town of San Ardo, along Highway 101 at Alvarado Rd. Subject to approval by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), the proposed aquifer exemption would allow the State, in compliance with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, to approve Class II injection into the identified area for enhanced oil recovery or for injection disposal of fluids associated with oil and gas production.



Comments to Deny Monterey County Aquifer Exemptions- DOGGR Hearing

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