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the California Specific Exam and
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Hydrogeology Certification Exam Links (Current as of 4/1/2017)
All references noted with an * are Board Specified References

CA Board - Exam Blueprint/Reference List -
Hydrogeology Exam Blueprint
CHG Examination Reference List
Guidelines for Reports -
Guidelines For Preparing Geologic Reports For Regional-Scale Environmental & Resource Management Planning - California Geological Survey Note 52
Suggestions to Authors of Reports of the U.S. Geological Survey
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
* US Bureau of Reclamation - Ground Water Manual
* US Department of Agriculture - RUSLE Handbook
California Hydrogeology Links -
* CA DWR Bulletin 118 - California’s Groundwater (2003 Update)
California Water Plan Update (2013)
* USGS Professional Paper 1766 - Groundwater Availability of the Central Valley Aquifer
Regulations, Standards and Guidelines -
California Regulations, Standards and Guidelines -
* California Environmental Protection Act (CalEPA)
* California State Water Resources Control Board Leaking Underground Fuel Tank (LUFT) Guidance Manual
* CCR Title 22, Division 4, Chapter 15, Article 4, Section 64431 - CA Code of Regulations - Maximum Contaminant Levels - Inorganic Chemicals
* CCR Title 23 - Waters
CCR Title 23, Division 3, Chapter 15 - CA Code of Regulations - Discharges of Hazardous Waste to Land
CCR Title 23, Division 3, Chapter 16 - CA Code of Regulations - Underground Tank Regulations
* CCR Title 27, Division 2, Chapter 3, Section 20415 - SWRCB - General Water Quality Monitoring and System Requirements
* CCR Title 27, Division 2, Chapter 3, Section 20425 - SWRCB - Evaluation Monitoring Program.
* CCR Title 27, Division 2, Chapter 4, Section 22101 - CalRecycle-Corrective Action Cost Estimate Requirements
* California Water Code
* Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act 1998 (changes as of 2015)
* California Well Standards
* State Water Resources Control Board Resolution Number 88-63
CCR Title 27 - CA Code of Regulations - Environmental Protection - Division 2 - Solid Waste
U.S. Regulations, Standards and Guidelines -
EPA - Environmental Laws
* EPA - Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
* EPA - Clean Water Act (CWA)
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 (a pdf file)
Plugging and Abandoning Injection Wells
LNAPL Info
DNAPL Info
Brownfields Info
General Geology Links -
Topographic Map Symbols
Map Scales
USGS Time Scale
Remote Sensing
Aerial Photographs and Satelite Images
Professional Practice and Ethics Guidelines -
AEG Professional Practice Handbook
AGI Guidelines for Ethical Professional Conduct
California's Code of Professional Standards
AIPG Code of Ethics

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