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Regulation #7-459: Oil and Gas Wells

Updates existing requirements regarding drilling, casing, cementing, testing, monitoring and plugging of oil and gas wells.

Regulation Details
IRRC Number 2857 Proposed Regulation Received June 25, 2010
Agency Name Environmental Quality Board PA Bulletin Publish Date July 10, 2010
Regulation Status Final-Form Close of Public Comment August 09, 2010
PA Code 25 Pa. Code Chapter 78 Final Due By August 19, 2012
Analysts Assigned Michaele A. Totino  (MAT)
Fiona E. Wilmarth  (FEW)
IRRC Comments Due September 08, 2010
Final-Form Regulation Received October 12, 2010
Public Meeting Date November 18, 2010
Published as Final February 05, 2011
Actions Taken
IRRC Approval November 18, 2010
Senate Committee Deems Regulation Approved November 17, 2010
House Committee Deems Regulation Approved November 17, 2010

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Public Comments on Proposed Regulation

August 30, 2010

August 23, 2010

August 23, 2010

August 23, 2010

August 23, 2010

Legislative Comments (on the Proposed and Final Regulation)

November 16, 2010

IRRC Comments on Proposed Regulation

September 8, 2010

Public Comments on Final Regulation
PENNFUTURE JOHN BAILLIE November 15, 2010
PA AMERICAN WATER CO ZIELINSKI November 12, 2010

Legislative Comments (on the Proposed and Final Regulation)

REP VITALI & 22 OTHER REPS November 16, 2010

IRRC Order(s)

APPROVAL November 18, 2010

In addition to comments, IRRC occasionally receives other correspondence and written materials from state agencies and the legislature regarding pending regulations. These documents can be found on this portion of our website.

SGNG CO September 23, 2010
TRANSCRIPT 06-19-10 MINNICK August 18, 2010
TRANSCRIPT 07-21-10 XIA August 18, 2010
TRANSCRIPT 07-22-10 HAZLETT August 18, 2010
TRANSCRIPT 07-22-10 JONES August 18, 2010