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Geological Survey Rules in Development 

The following rule developments are being considered.  The Regulatory Impact Report provides information on the rule development. Please provide comments in the time frames indicated. All comments received will be posted with responses prior to filing as a proposed rulemaking. Once filed and published in the Missouri Register, there will be another opportunity to comment during the proposed rulemaking open comment period and public hearing prior to adoption. Thank you for your interest and assistance in developing these rules.

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Oil and Gas Council Rules

Comments to any proposed draft may be submitted to Sheri Fry at sheri.fry@dnr.mo.gov or by mail at P.O. Box 250, Rolla, MO 65402.

10 CSR 50-1 Organization, Purpose and Definitions, 10 CSR 50-2 Oil and Gas Drilling and Production, 10 CSR 50-3 Spacing Units for Oil and Gas Pools, 10 CSR 50-4 Authorization for Pooling Units and 10 CSR 50-5 Unitization of Oil and Gas Fields or Pools

Staff from the Missouri Geological Survey will conduct a stakeholder meeting for the purpose of obtaining comments on proposed changes to the Oil and Gas Council rules, 10 CSR 50.  Comments and input will be used to draft revised rules.  The meeting will be held at 1 p.m., April 24, 2014, at the Department's Kansas City Regional Office, 500 NE Colbern Road, Lee's Summit, MO  64086.  Agenda

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Missouri Well Construction Rules

Comments to any proposed draft may be submitted to Sheri Fry at sheri.fry@dnr.mo.gov or by mail at P.O. Box 250, Rolla, MO 65402.

Following is the link to the rulemaking strategy developed by staff for the review of the Missouri Well Construction Rules. If you have any questions, please contact Sheri Fry at 573-368-2115 or via email at sheri.fry@dnr.mo.gov.
Rulemaking Strategy

Staff from the department’s Geological Survey Program, Wellhead Protection Section, will be conducting a stakeholder meeting for the purpose of obtaining comments on proposed amendments to the rules listed below. This is the point in the rulemaking process to provide your comments on the draft proposals.  

draft-csr-1023-1.030-3-20-14 Types of Wells

draft-csr-1023-3.010-3-20-14 Locations of Wells

draft-csr-1023-3.020-3-20-14 General Protection of Groundwater Quality and Resources

The meeting will be held at the location below and will be held from 6-8 p.m.

April 1, 2014
Department of Natural Resources
Elm Street Conference Center
Roaring River Conference Room
1730 E. Elm Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
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10 CSR 23-3 Well Construction Code
Staff from the department’s Geological Survey Program, Wellhead Protection Section, will be conducting stakeholder meetings for the purpose of obtaining comments on possible changes to Chapter 3 of the Missouri Well Construction Rules. These changes may potentially change how water wells are drilled in the State of Missouri.  Please plan to attend one of these meetings; your input is important in determining how we proceed with these changes. 

The meetings will be held at the locations below and will be held from 6 – 8 p.m.

March 18, 2014                                                          March 19, 2014
St. Louis County Library                                               Department of Natural Resources
Daniel Boone Branch                                                    Southeast Regional Office
Red Room                                                                    2155 N. Westwood Blvd
300 Clarkson Road                                                      Poplar Bluff, MO  63901
Ellisville, MO  63011

March 25, 2014                                                          April 8, 2014
Department of Natural Resources                                 Missouri Department of Conservation
Southwest Regional Office                                            3500 E. Gans Road
2040 W. Woodland                                                     Columbia, MO  65201
Springfield, MO  65807

April 9, 2014  
Department of Natural Resources
Kansas City Regional Office
500 NE Colbern Road
Lees Summit, MO  64086

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10 CSR 23-1.075 Disciplinary Actions and Appeals Procedures
House Bill 28 – Missouri Well Construction Rules (10 CSR 23-1.075)

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The 2013 legislative session saw the passing of House Bill 28, which amended many of the laws relating to the state’s natural resources, including the Water Well Driller’s Act.  Specifically, changes to Section 256.630, RSMo rendered the Missouri Well Construction Rule on Disciplinary Action and Appeals (10 CSR 23-1.075), invalid.

Section 621.250 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri (RSMo) was amended to include the Water Well Driller’s Act, Chapter 256.600 – 256.640.  This law now states, “All authority to hear contested case administrative appeals granted in chapters … 256 … shall be transferred to the administrative hearing commission ... For appeals pursuant to … chapter 256 … the administrative hearing commission shall render a final decision rather than a recommended decision.”

Simply put, all appeals will now be heard by the Administrative Hearing Commission, whose decision will be final.  Staff  have begun a new rulemaking to address these changes.  In the interim, the procedure to file an appeal with the Commission may be found online at moga.mo.gov/statutes/C600-699/6210000250.htm (see Section 621.250).

Questions regarding this change should be directed to Sheri Fry at 573-368-2115.

The draft language reflects HB 28 which was passed during the last legislative session. 

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