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SCHOOL REVIEWS 

The Seismic Hazards Program (SHP) provides techincal information and advice to the Division of State Architect (DSA) regarding geologic hazards. Using CGS Note 48, Checklist for the Review of Engineering Geology and Seismology Reports for California Public Schools, Hospitals, and Essential Services Buildings (2013), CGS’s SHP staff prepare memoranda documenting their geologic reviews of hazard reports prepared by consultants. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Download DSA Interpretation of Regulations A-4.13.

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HOSPITAL REVIEWS

The Seismic Hazards Program (SHP) provides technical information and advice to the Office of Statewide Health, Planning and Development (OSHPD) regarding geologic hazards.  Using CGS Note 48, Checklist for the Review of Engineering Geology and Seismology Reports for California Public Schools, Hospitals, and Essential Services Buildings, CGS’s SHP staff prepare memoranda documenting their geologic reviews of hazard reports prepared by consultants.  These review memoranda are submitted to OSHPD for incorporation into their project decision making process. 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEWS

Periodically, and as necessary, the Seismic Hazards Program (SHP) provides technical information and advice regarding geologic hazards to local jurisdictions to aid in the preparation of environmental review documents and/or the hazard element of a given region’s general plan.

  

NOTE 48 (2013)

Note 48 is used by the California Geological Survey (CGS) to review the geology, seismology, and geologic hazards evaluated in reports that are prepared under California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 24, California Building Code. CCR Title 24 applies to California Public Schools, Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities, and Essential Services Buildings. The Building Official for public schools is the Division of the State Architect (DSA). Hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilities in California are under the jurisdiction of the Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development (OSHPD). The California Geological Survey serves under contract with these two state agencies.

http://www.consrv.ca.gov/CGS/information/publications/cgs_notes/note_48/note_48.pdf
 

Contact information regarding technical questions:
    Jennifer Thornburg
    California Geological Survey
    801 K Street, MS 12-32
    Sacramento, CA 95814-3531
    Jennifer.Thornburg@conservation.ca.gov 
    916.445.5488

    Anne Rosinski  
    California Geological Survey 
    345 Middlefield Road, MS 520
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    Anne.Rosinski@conservation.ca.gov
    650.688.6373

  

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