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Babst Calland: ODNR Releases 2012 Ohio Oil And Gas Summary
Posted on 3 Dec 2013 by Babst Calland

By Michael T. Altvater The Ohio Department of Natural Resources released its annual oil and gas summary for 2012. The summary provides a comprehensive review of oil and gas permitting, drilling and production activity across the entire state of Ohio... Read More

Ohio Amends the Oil and Gas Law
Posted on 20 Jun 2012 by Babst Calland

On June 11, 2012, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed Senate Bill 315 (S.B. 315), found at http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=129_SB_315 , into law, making significant amendments to various aspects of Ohio's Oil and Gas law, R.C. 1509. The... Read More

Babst Calland: Cincinnati Bans UIC Wells Within City Limits
Posted on 10 Aug 2012 by Babst Calland

On August 1, 2012, Cincinnati became the first locality in Ohio to ban underground injection wells. The City Council, citing an inability to assess the risks to public health, safety and welfare of injected waste, voted unanimously on Ordinance No. 314... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Regulatory Lead Time an Important Consideration in Development of Ohio Drilling Units
Posted on 23 Jan 2013 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Kathy Milenkovski and Neal Pierce During the past year, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources has conducted hearings on three applications for unitized operation under Ohio Revised Code 1509.28. Additional hearings are on the schedule for January... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Ohio DNR Sets New Brine Transport, Disposal Standards
Posted on 14 Mar 2012 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Armando F. Benincasa and J. Kevin West The new regulatory framework makes Ohio's rules for brine monitoring and disposal among the nation's toughest. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) developed the new regulations after researching... Read More