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California Geothermal Drilling & Well Development(5-CA)

Developers must obtain a Permit to Conduct Geothermal Operations from the California Department of Conservation, Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) before drilling may commence at the project site. Developers must submit a Notice of Intent to Drill a Geothermal Resource Well (NOI) to DOGGR for review. Developers must obtain a bond for the well and must submit the necessary drilling fees to DOGGR. Following review, DOGGR will issue a Permit to Conduct Geothermal Operations to the developer.

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Determine Which State and Federal Permits Apply

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Permitting at a Glance

California Federal

Drilling & Well Field Permit Agency: California Department of Conservation, Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources Bureau of Land Management
Drilling & Well Field Permit: Before drilling can commense, an approved Notice of Intention (NOI) to Drill (OGG105) must be approved by the appropriated DOGGR District Office. The application is required for temperature gradient wells, exploratory wells, Observation wells and injection wells. Geothermal Drilling Permit (Form 3260-002)

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