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Well Spacing and Compulsory Integration

Well spacing in new fields and compulsory integration in New York are governed by Titles 5 and 7, respectively, of the Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Law. These titles were significantly amended on August 2, 2005. Hearing processes required by the amended statute are conducted as described in DEC Program Policy DMN-1: Public Hearing Processes for Oil and Gas Well Spacing and Compulsory Integration. Currently scheduled hearings are listed in the Mineral Resources Environmental Notice Bulletin

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