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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 in Initial Development

None at this time.

Rules on Public Notice

None at this time.

Rules in Final Development

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

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

Decisions Completed

10 CSR 50-1.010 Organization

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 Installation 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 in Initial Development

None at this time.

Rules on Public Notice

None at this time.

Rules in Final Development

10 CSR 23-1.010 Definitions
10 CSR 23-1.030 Type of Wells
10 CSR 23-1.040 Modification by the Division
10 CSR 23-1.050 Qualifications
10 CSR 23-1.060 Application for a Permit
10 CSR 23-1.075 Disciplinary Action and Appeals
10 CSR 23-1.080 Denial of Application
10 CSR 23-1.090 Permit Requirement
10 CSR 23-1.105 Permit Renewal
10 CSR 23-1.130 Reinstatement
10 CSR 23-1.140 Vehicle and Machine Registration
10 CSR 23-1.155 Well Drilling and Pump Installation Machine Registration
10 CSR 23-1.160 Mail and Notification Procedures
10 CSR 23-2.010 Fee Structure
10 CSR 23-2.020 Certification and Registration
10 CSR 23-3.010 Location of Wells
10 CSR 23-3.020 General Protection of Groundwater Quality and Resources
10 CSR 23-3.030 Standards for Construction of Water Wells
10 CSR 23-3.040 Well Casing Seals and Connections
10 CSR 23-3.050 Pump Installation
10 CSR 23-3.060 Certification and Registration Reports
10 CSR 23-3.070 Plastic Well Casing
10 CSR 23-3.080 Liners
10 CSR 23-3.090 Regionalization
10 CSR 23-3.100 Sensitive Areas
10 CSR 23-3.110 Plugging of Water Wells
10 CSR 23-4.010 Definitions
10 CSR 23-4.020 Certification and Registration of Monitoring Reports
10 CSR 23-4.030 Location of Wells
10 CSR 23-4.050 General Protection of Groundwater Quality and Resources
10 CSR 23-4.060 Construction Standards for Monitoring Wells
10 CSR 23-4.080 Plugging of Monitoring Wells
10 CSR 23-5.010 Definitions
10 CSR 23-5.020 Certification and Registration of Heat Pump Systems
10 CSR 23-5.030 General Protection of Groundwater Quality and Resources
10 CSR 23-5.040 Location of Heat Pump Wells
10 CSR 23-5.050 Construction Standards for Closed-Loop Heat Pump Wells
10 CSR 23-5.060 Construction Standards for Open-Loop Heat Pump Systems That Use Groundwater
10 CSR 23-5.080 Plugging of Heat Pump Wells
10 CSR 23-6.010 Definitions
10 CSR 23-6.020 General Protection of Groundwater Quality and Resources
10 CSR 23-6.030 Location of Test Holes
10 CSR 23-6.040 Construction Standards for Test Holes
10 CSR 23-6.050 Plugging of Test Holes
10 CSR 23-6.060 Confidentiality of Registration Report Forms

Decisions Completed

10 CSR 23-1.020 Application to All Wells
10 CSR 23-3.025 Public Water Supply – Notification to Division
10 CSR 23-5.070 Closed-Loop Heat Pump Systems That Use Refrigerants as the Heat Transfer Fluid

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.


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