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26.19.01.00.htm 26.19.01.00. Title 26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Subtitle 19 OIL AND GAS RESOURCES Chapter 01 Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Authority: Environment Article, §14-103, Annotated Code of Maryland
26.19.01.01.htm 26.19.01.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In this subtitle, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Angular deviation and directional survey" means a well survey that indicates, at frequent intervals, the amount and azimuth that the hole has departed from vertical.2) "Annular space" means the area between the outer casing and the wall of a borehole.. 3) "Barrel" means a unit of measure for crude oil equal to 42 U.S. gallons.. 4) "Blowout" means an unc
26.19.01.02.htm 26.19.01.02. 02 Accident Notification.. In addition to any other notifications required by law or permit, the permittee shall report to the Natural Resources Police Force 24-hour Communications Section at (410) 974-3181 or (800) 628-9944 immediately, but not later than 2 hours after detection of, any condition such as fires, breaks, leaks, escapes, spills, overflows, or other occurrences that create a safety or pollution hazard. The permittee shall remain available until clearance to l
26.19.01.03.htm 26.19.01.03. 03 Seismic Permit Application Procedures.. A. A person may not conduct seismic operations in the State without obtaining a seismic permit from the Department.B. A seismic permit may not be transferred or renewed without written permission of the Department.. C. Application Procedures for an Applicant.. 1) A seismic permit application shall be:. a) On a form provided by the Department;. b) Completed and signed by the seismic contractor or the contractor's authorized agent..
26.19.01.04.htm 26.19.01.04. 04 Use of Explosives in Seismic Operations.. A. Persons using explosives in seismic operations shall comply with all applicable local, State, and federal laws and regulations that control the handling or detonation of explosive materials.B. The use of explosives in seismic operations on or in the waters of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries is prohibited.C. Use of explosives shall be conducted by a person licensed to handle explosives under Article 38A, §28 and 29, Annotated Co
26.19.01.05.htm 26.19.01.05. 05 Completion of Seismic Permit Operations.. A. Within 30 days after the completion of seismic work, the permittee shall notify the Department of the status of the operation in writing.B. Reclamation work shall be completed within 30 days of the completion of seismic work as required by the permit.
26.19.01.06.htm 26.19.01.06. 06 Drilling and Operating Permit Application Procedures for the Applicant.. A. A person proposing to conduct any of the following operations to obtain or increase the production of oil or gas within the State shall first obtain a drilling and operating permit from the Department before the person:1) Prepares a well site for the operation;. 2) Drills a well for oil or gas;. 3) Redrills at a location previously permitted;. 4) Deepens an existing well drilled for oil or gas;.
26.19.01.07.htm 26.19.01.07. 07 Drilling and Operating Permit Application Review Procedures for the Department.. A. Following receipt of a permit application, the Department shall conduct a review for completeness and notify the applicant of any application deficiencies.B. When the Department determines that all information is included and in proper form, it shall notify the applicant that the application is considered complete and provide for public involvement in the Department's review by
26.19.01.08.htm 26.19.01.08. 08 Review Procedures for Drilling and Operating in the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area.. A. Following receipt of a permit application for a project located in the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area, the Department shall send a copy of the permit application and all accompanying documents to the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Commission for review and recommendations.B. The Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Commission shall submit written recommendations on the application to the Department with
26.19.01.09.htm 26.19.01.09. 09 Criteria for Approval of Drilling and Operating Permit.. A. The Department may not issue a drilling and operating permit for drilling in the waters or tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay.B. The Department may not issue a drilling and operating permit to drill in the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area unless the applicant has obtained written approval from the Critical Area Commission.C. Except as provided in §D of this regulation, the Department may not issue a permit to drill a wel
26.19.01.10.htm 26.19.01.10. 10 Drilling and Operating Requirements and Permit Conditions.. A. The permit shall contain an effective date and an expiration date, and shall be valid for a period not to exceed 5 years.B. The permit shall be renewed by the Department upon written application by the permittee not less than 2 weeks before expiration unless:1) The information required by this regulation is not submitted;. 2) Any of the reasons for denial listed in Environment Article, §14-109(b)6
26.19.01.11.htm 26.19.01.11. 11 Oil and Gas Correlative Rights.. A. Unless the drilling and operating permit provides for controlled directional drilling or estimated natural deviation, a well may not vary more than 3 degrees from the vertical.B. If a permittee needs to deviate more than 3 degrees from the vertical, the permittee shall notify the Department. Deviations larger than 3 degrees from vertical may be permitted by the Department in order to straighten the hole, sidetrack impenetr
26.19.01.12.htm 26.19.01.12. 12 Requirements for Plugging of Oil or Gas Wells.. A. Upon the abandonment or ending of operation of any dry hole, gas or oil well, storage well, pressure maintenance well, or stratigraphic well, the permittee shall plug the hole.B. The permittee shall notify the Department at least 72 hours before plugging operations.. C. A dry hole shall be plugged within 60 days of completion of the well or before removal of the drill or completion rig, whichever occurs first.
26.19.01.13.htm 26.19.01.13. 13 Oil and Gas Bond Performance and Release Procedures.. A. The liability on the performance bond required in Regulation .06C(5) of this chapter is conditioned on compliance with the law, regulations, permit, orders of the Department, and the regulations and approvals, if any, of the Critical Area Commission under COMAR 27.01 and shall continue until the:1) Ownership of the well has changed and the permits have been transferred, with Departmental approval, at which time the sel
26.19.01.14.htm 26.19.01.14. 14 Modification, Termination, or Transfer of Drilling and Operating Permits.. A. A person holding a valid drilling and operating permit, and who proposes to conduct any of the following operations in an effort to obtain or increase the production of oil or gas within the State, shall obtain a modification of the drilling and operating permit from the Department before the person:1) Recompletes a well in a different reservoir or formation;.
26.19.01.15.htm 26.19.01.15. 15 Violations of Statutory, Regulatory, or Permit Requirements.. A. A person who violates or causes an act which violates a provision of Environment Article, §14-101―14-120, Annotated Code of Maryland, and this chapter, or who violates or fails to comply with a permit or an order of the Department when due notice is given, is guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, the violator is subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000 per day for each day of the offense
26.19.01.9999.htm 26.19.01.9999. Administrative History Effective date: November 25, 1991 (18:23 Md. R. 2487). Regulation .01B amended effective February 15, 1993 (20:3 Md. R. 258). Regulation .06E and F amended effective February 15, 1993 (20:3 Md. R. 258). Regulation .09K amended effective February 15, 1993 (20:3 Md. R. 258). Regulation .10 amended effective February 15, 1993 (20:3 Md. R. 258). Regulation .11A―C amended effective February 15, 1993 (20:3 Md. R. 258).
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