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The following rule developments are being considered. 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.

Oil and Gas Rules | Well Construction Rules


Oil and Gas Rules

Section 259.010 creates the eight member State Oil and Gas Council. The council adopts and amends rules and regulations pursuant to Chapter 259, RSMo, to govern the oil and gas industry in Missouri, to establish standards for well drilling or operation, underground storage of hydrocarbons, and the production of oil and/or gas, and to establish fees to administer the law.

Department staff have been working with stakeholders to develop a group of proposed changes to the Oil and Gas Council Rules in Title 10, Division 50 of the Code of State Regulations (10 CSR 50). The department is utilizing stakeholder input to prepare an initial draft of the proposed rule amendments.

Rules Review

In January 2017, Governor Greitens signed Executive Order 17-03, which requires each executive agency to review every regulation under its jurisdiction in the Code of State Regulations. The Geological Survey Program currently is reviewing its State Oil and Gas rules pursuant to the Executive Order. To learn more about the regulation review, view a complete list of the regulations, and provide comments, visit http://dnr.mo.gov/redtapereduction.

Rules in Initial Development

None at this time.

Rules on Public Notice

None at this time.

Rules in Final Development

None at this time.

Decisions Completed

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
10 CSR 50-5 Unitization of Oil and Gas Fields or Pools

The new rules, amendments, and recisions became effective March 30, 2016. Assessment of fees began Jan. 1, 2017.

Overview of Rule RevisionsPDF Document (10/19/16)

If you have any questions, please contact the Geological Survey Program at gspgeol@dnr.mo.gov or by mail at PO Box 250, Rolla MO  65402.


Well Construction Rules

Section 256.605 creates the nine member Well Installation Board. The board adopts and amends rules and regulations pursuant to Chapter 536, RSMo, to govern the regulation of the well, heat pump, monitoring well, and pump installation industry in Missouri, to establish standards that will protect Missouri's groundwater, and to establish fees to administer the law.

Rules Review

In January 2017, Governor Greitens signed Executive Order 17-03, which requires each executive agency to review every regulation under its jurisdiction in the Code of State Regulations. The Geological Survey Program currently is reviewing its Missouri Well Construction rules pursuant to the Executive Order. To learn more about the regulation review, view a complete list of the regulations, and provide comments, visit http://dnr.mo.gov/redtapereduction.

Rules in Initial Development

None at this time.

Rules on Public Notice

None at this time.

Rules in Final Development

None at this time.

Decisions Completed

None at this time.

If you have any questions, please contact the Geological Survey Program at gspgeol@dnr.mo.gov or by mail at PO Box 250, Rolla MO  65402.


Learn about the Rules in Development Process.