Natural Gas Horizontal Well Control Act (West Virginia)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place West Virginia


   

Name Natural Gas Horizontal Well Control Act (West Virginia)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Natural Gas
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province



























Program Administrator West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection - Office of Oil and Gas
Primary Website http://www.legis.state.wv.us/WVCODE/ChapterEntire.cfm?chap=22&art=6A



Last Review 2014-09-15


Information Source http://www.dep.wv.gov/oil-and-gas/Horizontal-Permits/Pages/default.aspx


Summary

The Natural Gas Horizontal Well Control Act regulates the construction, alteration, enlargement, abandonment and removal of horizontal wells and associated water and wastewater use and storage. The Act defines a horizontal well as “any well site, other than a coalbed methane well, drilled using a horizontal drilling method, and which disturbs three acres or more of surface, excluding pipelines, gathering lines and roads, or utilizes more than two hundred ten thousand gallons of water in any thirty day period.”

Detailed information related to horizontal well permit applications is available on the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection website: http://www.dep.wv.gov/oil-and-gas/Horizontal-Permits/Pages/default.aspx



Policy Contact

Contact Name Gene Smith, Asst. Chief
Department Department of Environmental Protection
Division Office of Oil and Gas
Address 601 57Th St., SE

Place Charleston, West Virginia
Zip/Postal Code 25304
Phone 304-926-0499 Ext. 1652


Email Gene.C.Smith@Wv.Gov
Website http://www.dep.wv.gov/oil-and-gas/Horizontal-Permits/Pages/default.aspx
     
     

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Authority 1: 22 CSR 6A




















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