Regulatory Oversight

California Resources Corporation (CRC) is an active and constructive participant in the state’s development of legislation, regulation and energy policy. Our operations are governed by tens of thousands of regulatory and permit requirements from 26 federal and state agencies, as well as our host cities and counties, and we have a demonstrated commitment to regulatory compliance. As regulations are proposed or implemented, we offer constructive suggestions on how to meet the objectives in the most efficient manner possible.

Federal and state agencies that regulate, permit or inspect our operations include:

Federal Agencies

  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
  • U.S. Department of the Interior
    • Bureau of Land Management
    • Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
    • Fish and Wildlife Service
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • U.S. Department of Transportation
    • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
    • Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

State Agencies

  • Air Quality Management Districts or Air Pollution Control Districts
  • California Coastal Commission
  • California Department of Conservation, Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources
  • California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Occupational Safety and Health
  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife
    • Office of Spill Prevention and Response
  • California Department of Water Resources
  • California Energy Commission
  • California Environmental Protection Agency
    • Air Resources Board
    • Department of Toxic Substances Control
    • Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
    • State Water Resources Control Board
    • Regional Water Quality Control Boards
  • California Office of Emergency Services
  • California Public Utilities Commission
  • California State Fire Marshal
  • California State Lands Commission

We take proactive measures to identify, report and resolve regulatory questions or issues in cooperation with government agencies. We disclose material claims as well as proceedings asserted by government agencies for fines or penalties of $100,000 or more under environmental laws and regulations in our quarterly or annual reports as applicable. In addition, when an issue is raised about our operations, whether by our own employees, our partners, suppliers or vendors, our neighbors or regulatory agencies, we focus on determining whether there is any effect on workplace health and safety, our neighboring communities or the environment. We investigate such issues thoroughly and promptly implement actions to mitigate any effects and definitively resolve the matter.