Community Cabinet Town Hall
If you have questions or concerns about drilling in or near your community, including air quality, water quality, and noise issues, please contact the resources below.
Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR)
John Geroch, Chief Deputy
801 K Street, MS 18-00, Sacramento, CA 95814-3530 ‖ Phone: (916) 445-9686, Fax: (916) 323-0424
5816 Corporate Ave., Suite 200, Cypress, CA 90630-4731 ‖ Phone: (714) 816-6847, Fax: (714) 816-6853
DOGGR supervises the drilling, operation, maintenance, and plugging and abandonment of onshore and offshore oil, gas, and geothermal wells, preventing damage to: (1) life, health, property, and natural resources; (2) underground and surface waters suitable for irrigation or domestic use; and (3) oil, gas, and geothermal reservoirs.
To join the Listserv for information about fracking regulations, go to www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/MailingLists.aspx.
Well records are open to public inspection and can be viewed by contacting (714) 816-6847.
AIR QUALITY CONCERNS
South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD)
Dr. Barry Wallerstein, Executive Officer
Phone: (909) 396-2100
21865 Copley Dr., Diamond Bar, CA 91765 ‖ Phone: (909) 396-2000
AQMD is the air pollution control agency for all of Orange County and the urban portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. It is responsible for controlling emissions primarily from stationary sources of air pollution.
Help AQMD protect public health by calling 1-800-CUT SMOG (1-800-288-7664) to report excessive odors, smoke, dust, or other air contaminants. Complaints can also be filed online at http://www3.aqmd.gov/webappl/complaintsystemonline/NewComplaint.aspx.
WATER QUALITY CONCERNS
Los Angeles Regional Water Board (LARWB)
Samuel Unger, Executive Officer
Phone: (213) 576-6605
320 W. 4th Street, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90013 ‖ Phone: (213) 576-6600, Fax: (213) 576-6640
LARWB protects ground and surface water quality in the Los Angeles Region, including the coastal watersheds of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, along with very small portions of Kern and Santa Barbara Counties. It seeks to increase the level of groundwater protection through permitting, monitoring, inspections and enforcement to ensure that groundwater resource remains available for use during droughts and for future generations.
If you have seen an activity which you believe may be a violation of water quality or water right laws, contact the LARWB at the address above or online at http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/database/CalEPA_Complaint/index.cfm.
Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD)
4040 Paramount Blvd., Lakewood, CA 90712 ‖ Phone: (562) 921-5521, Fax: (562) 921-6101
WRD works with local water agencies and the Regional Water Board to monitor groundwater quality and provides water quality reports on their web sites.
Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD)
Noise Abatement (non-emergency) – (877) ASK-LAPD (275-5273)
Noise Enforcement Team (construction-related noise) – (213) 996-1250