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Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Laws, Rules and Regulations

Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Laws

The policy statement for the Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Law is posted on the Division of Mineral Resources Oil & Gas home page. Complete text of the law can be found at the New York State Legislation website (link leaves DEC website). From the opening page select "ENV" for Environmental Conservation Law, then pick Article 23 or Article 71 and the relevant Title.

Article 23 - Mineral Resources

Title 1 - (23-0101 - 23-0102) Definitions
Title 3 - (23-0301 - 23-0313) General Provisions
Title 5 - (23-0501 - 23-00503) Well Permits and Well Spacing in Oil and Natural Gas Pools and Fields
Title 7 - (23-0701) Voluntary Integration and Unitization in Oil and Natural Gas Pools and Fields
Title 9 - (23-0901) Compulsory Integration and Unitization in Oil and Natural Gas Pools and Fields
Title 11 - (23-1101 - 23-1103) Leases for Production and Storage of Oil and Gas on State Lands
Title 13 - (23-1301 - 23-1307) Underground Storage of Gas
Title 17 - (23-1701 - 23-1727) Liquefied Natural Gas and Petroleum Gas
Title 19 - (23-1901 - 23-1903) Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Regulation and Reclamation Fee
Title 21 - (23-2101) Interstate Compact to Conserve Oil and Gas
Title 23 - (23-2301 - 23-2311) Rerefining of Used Oil
Title 23 - (23-2401 - 23-2401) New York State Oil Energy Conservation Program
Title 27 - (23-2701 - 23-2723) New York State Mined Land Reclamation Law

Article 71 - Enforcement

Title 13 - (71-1301 - 71-1311) Enforcement of Article 23

Rules and Regulations for Oil, Gas and Solution Mining

Part
550 Promulgation and Enforcement of Rules and Regulations
551 Reports and Financial Security
552 Permits to Drill, Deepen, Plug Back or Convert Wells
553 Well Spacing
554 Drilling Practices and Reports
555 Plugging and Abandonments
556 Operating Practices
557 Secondary Recovery and Pressure Maintenance
558 Transportation
559 "Bass Island" Regulations


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