Friday, February 8, 2013

W.Va. DEP Submits 'Modified' Horizontal Drilling Rule To Legislature

Provided is a link to the Horizontal Development Rule (35 C.S.R. 8 ) as filed pursuant to the state’s Natural Gas Horizontal Well Control, which became effective on Dec. 4, 2011. This rule contains recent modifications by the W.Va. Department of Environmental Protection.  The rule now will be considered by lawmakers during the upcoming 2013 session of the West Virginia Legislature.  That 60-day session starts next week on February 13. Click to read the rule:

(NOTE: To see final modifications done by the WV DEP, please go to this web page, and click on the Microsoft Word document 9/14/2012.  The modifications are indicated in red.)