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Engineering Geology Certification Exam Links -- (Current as of 4/1/2017)
All references noted with an * are Board Specified References

CA Board - Exam Blueprint/Reference List -
Engineering Geology Exam Blueprint
CEG Examination Reference List
Guidelines for Reports -
Guidelines for Reviewing Geologic Reports - California Geological Survey Note 41
Guidelines For Preparing Geologic Reports For Regional-Scale Environmental & Resource Management Planning - California Geological Survey Note 52
Guidelines For Engineering Geologic Reports For Timber Harvest Plans - California Geological Survey Note 45
Suggestions to Authors of Reports of the U.S. Geological Survey
Engineering Geology Geology Links -
Grouting and Cement Aggregate
Portland Cement - Concrete Pavement
Grouting Methods
The Landslides Handbook - USGS Circular 1325
Engineering Geology Field Manual
* Caltrans - Soil and Rock Logging, Classification and Presentation Manual
Seismic Hazards Links -
California's Hospital Seismic Safety Law
Focal Mechanisms (Beachball Theory)
Notable California Earthquakes
Seismic Regulations, Standards and Guidelines -
* Special Publication 42 - Fault Rupture Hazard Zones in California Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zoning Act
* Special Publication 117A: Guidelines for Evaluating and Mitigating Seismic Hazards in California (2008)
Special Publication 118: Recomended Criteria for Delineating Seismic Hazard Zones in California (2004)
Recommended Procedures for Implementation of DMG Special Publication 117: Guidelines for Analyzing and Mitigating Liquefaction Hazards in California
Recommended Procedures for Implementation of DMG Special Publication 117: Guidelines for Analyzing and Mitigating Landslide Hazards in California
Seismic Hazards Zonation Program
Seismic Hazards Mapping Act
CGS Note 49 - Guidelines for Evaluating the Hazard of Surface Fault Rupture
Hydrogeology Links -
Heath - Basic Ground-Water Hydrology: Water Supply Paper 2220
Hem - Study and Interpretation of the Chemical Characteristics of Natural Water: Water Supply Paper 2254
Keys - Borehole Geophysics Applied to Ground-Water Investigations: Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations, Book 2, Chapter E-2
California Hydrogeology Links -
CA DWR Bulletin 118 - California’s Groundwater (Update 2003)
California Water Plan Update (2013)
Hydrogeology Regulations, Standards and Guidelines -
California Regulations, Standards and Guidelines -
* ASTM D1587 - 08 - Standard Practice for Thin-Walled Tube Sampling of Soils for Geotechnical Purposes
* California Public Resource Code - No specifications on what part of the code were given by the Board
* CCR Title 5, Division 1, Chapter 13, Subchapter 1 School Facilities Construction
* Cal/OSHA, CCR Title 8 - No specifications on what is required by the Board but would suggest
Title 8, Subchapter 4, Construction Safety Orders
* CCR Title 14 - Natural Resources
CCR Title 23 - Division 3 - Chapter 15 - California Code of Regulations - Discharges of Hazardous Waste to Land
CCR Title 23 - Division 3 - Chapter 16 - California Code of Regulations - Underground Tank Regulations
CCR Title 27 - California Code of Regulations - Solid Waste
* CCR Title 27, Environmental Protection, Division 2, Solid Waste, Chapter 3 Criteria for All Waste Management Units, Facilities, and Disposal Sites
California Water Code
Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act 1998 (changes as of 2015)
* CCR Title 24 - California Building Standards Code - Volume 2, Chapters 16, 16A, 18, 18A, and Appendix J
California Well Standards
U.S. Regulations, Standards and Guidelines -
EPA - Environmental Laws
U.S. Drinking Water Standards
Well-Head Protection: A Guide for Small Communities
EPA Septic Systems - Guidance, Manuals and Policies
Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems Manual (2002)
Design Manual: Onsite Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Systems (1980)
Abandoned Mine Site Characterization and Cleanup Handbook
Plugging and Abandoning Injection Wells
LNAPL Info
DNAPL Info
Brownfields Info
General Geology Links -
Topographic Map Symbols
Map Scales
Geological Society of America Time Scale
USGS Geologic Time Scale
Remote Sensing - Landsat
Aerial Photographs and Satelite Images
Professional Practice and Ethics Guidelines -
California's Code of Professional Standards
AEG Professional Practice Handbook
AGI Guidelines for Ethical Professional Conduct
AIPG Code of Ethics

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