Well Permitting Process
Well Permitting Requirements to Drill, Deepen, Plug Back and Convert for Oil, Gas, Solution Salt Mining and Other Regulated Wells
- An application for a Permit to Drill, Deepen, Plug Back or Convert a Well, and
- A description of the proposed drilling program, three copies of a plat, the permit fee, and an Environmental Assessment Form (EAF)
Issuance of a Permit to Drill, Deepen, Plug Back or Convert a Well by the Department is required prior to commencement of operations.
The permit grants the owner/operator permission to carry out operations for which the permit is granted.
The operations must be commenced within the 180 day permit period.
All well owners drilling wells under permits issued by the Division of Mineral Resources must use a drilling contractor that is registered with the Division. A listing of registered drilling contractors and well plugging contractors can be obtained from the DMN searchable database.
More about Well Permitting Process:
- Electronic Filings for the Oil, Gas & Solution Salt Mining Regulatory Program - This page explains how to submit an electronic application to drill, deepen or plug back a well subject to Article 23 of the ECL.
- Drilling Permit Application - All well owners must secure a Permit prior to commencing any regulated activity including preparatory work on the well site. These permits are issued by the NYSDEC Division of Mineral Resources.
- Well Permit Fee Calculator - Regulated Well Permit Depth Fee Calculator.
- Division of Mineral Resources Environmental Assessment Form (EAF) for Well Permitting - NYSDEC Division of Mineral Resources Environmental Assessment Form.