As we noted in a prior post, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management has been working on a horizontal well pad construction rule package. On March 20, 2015 the Division filed the rule package with Ohio’s Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR). A public hearing will be held at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Building E-1 Assembly Center at 2045 Morse Road in Columbus, Ohio 43229 on April 23, 2015 starting at 10:00 a.m. Any person affected by the proposed rule package may present their comments orally or in writing at the hearing.

Click on the links below to read the rule package. You can also follow the progress of the rule package on the Division’s website.

Statement of Intent

Executive Summary

1501:9-2-01 Definitions

1501:9-2-02 Horizontal Well Site Construction

1501:9-12 Industry Standards