Provincial Operating Standards (Ontario, Canada)

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Place Ontario

Applies to States or Provinces Ontario
Name Provincial Operating Standards (Ontario)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations, Fees, Safety and Operational Guidelines, Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Natural Gas
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Start Date 2002-01-24

Program Administrator Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source


The Provincial Operating Standards set the technical minimum requirements for cover wells and works regulated under the Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Act. These standards are the minimum requirements for the design, installation, operation, abandonment and safety of wells and works, but are not intended for use as a design handbook.

In addition, the Standards outline the permitting process for injection wells in connection with a project for enhancing oil or gas recovery. The Standards also outline the requirements for minimum safety measures, such as blowout prevention, the disposal of waste, and operating standards for production. Also covered are the fees required for facilities to pay to the Oil and Gas Trust.

Policy Contact

Department Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

Address 300 Water Street
Address 2 P.O. Box 7000
Place Peterborough, Ontario
Zip/Postal Code K9J 8M5
Phone 705-755-2000

Fax 705-755-1677

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

Authority 1: Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Act R.S.O. 1990 c.P.12
Date Effective 2010
Date Enacted 1990