Provincial Operating Standards (Ontario, Canada)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|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|
|Implementing Sector|| State/Province
|Start Date|| 2002-01-24
|Program Administrator||Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources|
|Primary Website|| http://www.raqsb.mto.gov.on.ca/techpubs/ops.nsf/opshomepage
|Last Review|| 2014-09-15
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.
|Department||Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources|
|Address||300 Water Street|
|Address 2||P.O. Box 7000|
|Zip/Postal Code||K9J 8M5|
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 Enacted|| 1990