Babst Calland: ODNR Releases Draft Rules on Horizontal Well Site Construction

By Michael T. Altvater

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, on February 21, 2014, published  several draft rules concerning horizontal well site construction and an update to the industry standards referenced in its rules on oil and gas well drilling, permitting and safety. The public comment period for the draft rules ends on March 10, 2014. A subsequent thirty-day comment period will be announced after the draft rules are formally proposed. The draft rules and an electronic form for the submission of comments can be accessed here.

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