Monday, August 22, 2011

Office Of Oil & Gas Submits Emergency Rules Covering Horizontal Drilling Regulations

The W.Va. DEP’s Office of Oil & Gas has finalized and submitted its emergency rules to the W.Va. Secretary of State’s Office. The rules were developed as part of an Executive Order issued on July 12 by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. The rules, which outline new regulatory guidelines and procedures for horizontal drilling activities in West Virginia, become effective after approval by the Secretary of State or the 42nd day after filing, whichever occurs first.

Click to see emergency rules.