Mineral Test Hole Regulatory Act (Tennessee)

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Place Tennessee


   
Applies to States or Provinces Tennessee
Name Mineral Test Hole Regulatory Act (Tennessee)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations, Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Coal with CCS, Natural Gas
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province



























Program Administrator Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
Primary Website http://www.lawserver.com/law/state/tennessee/tn-code/tennessee_code_title_60_chapter_1_part_5
Applicable Jurisdiction Statewide


Last Review 2014-09-15


Information Source http://www.tn.gov/environment/permits/mineral.shtml


Summary

The Mineral Hole Regulatory Act is applicable to any person (individual, corporation, company, association, joint venture, partnership, receiver, trustee, guardian, executor, administrator, personal representative or private organization of any kind) who wishes to drill a mineral test hole (any hole in excess of one hundred (100) feet drilled during the exploration for minerals but shall exclude auger drilling in surficial or otherwise unconsolidated material, drilling in conjunction with mining or quarrying operations, and drill holes for the exploration of oil and/or gas, water, structural foundations, and seismic surveys) must obtain a permit from the supervisor of the Geology division of the Department of Environment and Conservation (#CN-0695). The purpose of the Mineral Test Hole Regulatory Act is to regulate the drilling of mineral test holes in order to prevent the pollution of potable water resources, both surface and subsurface, as the result of the introduction of undesirable substances, including natural brines, oil, gas, or mineralized waters through the process of the drilling of mineral test holes and provide basic geologic data to the state relating to oil, gas and water occurrences.



Policy Contact

Contact Name Oil and Gas Section
Department Tennessee Department Of Environment and Conservation
Division Water Pollution Control
Address 13th Floor L&C Tower, 401 Church St., Nashville, TN, 37243



Phone 615-532-1504


Email ask.tdec@tn.gov

Contact Name Ron Zurawski
Department Tennessee Department Of Environment and Conservation
Division Geology
Address 13th Floor L&C Tower, 401 Church St., Nashville, TN, 37243



Phone 615-532-1502


Email ask.geology@tn.gov

     

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Rule of Tennessee Department of Conservation # 0950-01-01 through 0950-01-06
Date Effective 1999-01-01



Authority 2: Tenn Code 60-1
Date Effective 1999-01-01


















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