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The following rule developments are being considered. Please provide comments in the time frames indicated. 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 RSMo., 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.

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 and view a complete list of the regulations visit http://dnr.mo.gov/redtapereduction.

Rules in Initial Development

10 CSR 50-1.020 General Procedures - Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 50-1.030 Definitions - Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 50-1.050 Assessment of Costs - Proposed Amendment

10 CSR 50-2.010 Operator License - Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 50-2.020 Bonds - Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 50-2.030 Application for Permit to Drill, Deepen, Plug-Back, or Recomplete - Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 50-2.040 Drilling and Completion - Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 50-2.050 Samples, Logs, and Completion Reports - Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 50-2.055 Injection Wells, Mechanical Integrity Testing, and Well Stimulation Treatment - Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 50-2.060 Shut-In Wells, Plugging, and Conversion to Water Well - Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 50-2065 Operations - Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 50-2.080 Record Retention and Reporting - Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 50-2.090 Disposal of Fluids by Injection - Proposed Amendment

10 CSR 50-3.010 Spacing Units for Primary Production - Proposed Amendment

 

Rules on Public Notice

10 CSR 50-1.010 Organization - Proposed Rescission Published February 1, 2018, Missouri Register

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.


Well Construction Rules

Section 256.605 RSMo., 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 and view a complete list of the regulations visit https://dnr.mo.gov/redtapereduction.

Rules in Initial Development

10 CSR 23-1.010 Definitions Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 23-1.040 Modification by the Division Proposed Amendment
1 0 CSR 23-1.050 Qualifications Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 23-1.075 Disciplinary Action and Appeals Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 23-1.090 Permit Requirement Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 23-1.105 Permit Renewal Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 23-1.140 Vehicle and Machine Registration Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 23-1.160 Mail and Notification Procedures Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 23-2.010 Fee Structure Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 23-2.020 Certification and Registration Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 23-3.010 Location of Wells Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 23-3.020 General Protection of Groundwater Quality and Resources Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 23-3.030 Standards for Construction of Water Wells Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 23-3.050 Pump Installation Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 23-3.080 Liners Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 23-3.090 Regionalization Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 23-3.110 Plugging of Water Wells Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 23-4.050 General Protection of Groundwater Quality and Resources Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 23-4.060 Construction Standards for Monitoring Wells Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 23-4.080 Plugging of Monitoring Wells Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 23-5.030 General Protection of Groundwater Quality and Resources Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 23-5.040 Location of Heat Pump Wells Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 23-5.050 Construction Standards for Closed-Loop Heat Pump Wells Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 23-5.060 Construction Standards for Open-Loop Heat Pump Systems That Use Groundwater Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 23-5.080 Plugging of Heat Pump Wells Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 23-6.020 General Protection of Groundwater Quality and Resources Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 23-6.030 Location of Test Holes Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 23-6.040 Construction Standards for Test Holes Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 23-6.050 Plugging of Test Holes Proposed Amendment

The Missouri Geological Survey will hold several stakeholder meetings across the state to discuss and receive feedback on the proposed amendments. If you plan to attend one of the meetings, please review the draft rules in advance.

Feb. 13, 6-8 p.m., Southwest Regional Office, 2040 West Woodland, Springfield
Feb. 14, 1-3 p.m., Joplin Public Library, 1901 East 20th St., Joplin
Feb. 16, 1-3 p.m., Missouri Geological Survey, 1251 Gale Drive, Rolla
Feb. 21, 1-3 p.m., Missouri Department of Conservation, 3500 East Gans Road, Columbia
Feb. 22, 1-3 p.m., Missouri Department of Conservation, 783 Thunder Mountain Road, Camdenton
Feb. 27, 6-8 p.m., Southeast Regional Office, 2155 North Westwood Blvd., Poplar Bluff
Feb. 28, 1-3 p.m., St. Louis Regional Office, 7545 South Lindberg, Ste. 210, St. Louis

In case of inclement weather, please call 573-368-2165 or 573-368-2100 to verify if the meeting has been cancelled.


Rules on Public Notice

10 CSR 23-1.020 Application to All Wells - Proposed Rescission Published February 1, 2018, Missouri Register
10 CSR 23-3.025 Public Water Supply - Notification to Division - Proposed Rescission Published February 1, 2018, Missouri Register

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.