The Department of Conservation’s Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (Division) is charged with implementing Section 3208.1 of the Public Resources Code (PRC). As a result, the Division developed the Construction-Site Plan Review Program to assist local permitting agencies in identifying and reviewing the status of oil or gas wells located near or beneath proposed structures.
Before issuing building or grading permits, local permitting agencies review and implement the Division’s preconstruction well requirements. Interaction between local permitting agencies and the Division helps resolve land-use issues and allows for responsible development in oil and gas fields.
The Construction Site Review process varies depending on where the land being developed is located. The review process for land located in parts of Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside Counties (Division District 1) is slightly different from the Construction Site Review process for the other Division district offices.
For details on the program, click on the map for the area you are interested in, or click on the district of interest on the Contacts list.