1501:9-1-07 Prevention of contamination and pollution.

All persons engaged in any phase of operation of any well or wells shall conduct such operation or operations in a manner which will not contaminate or pollute the surface of the land, or water on the surface or in the subsurface.

(A) All persons engaged in any phase of operation of any well or wells shall conduct such operation or operations in a manner which will not contaminate or pollute the surface of the land, or water on the surface or in the subsurface

(B) In urbanized areas, to minimize off-site sedimentation, erosion and to control the surface flow of water, the well owner and or authorized representative must follow the best management practices (BMPs) for oil and gas well site construction manual, dated April 30, 2005 that can be located at http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/mineral/oil/index.html or by contacting the division of mineral resources management, as provided by the chief. BMPs and other design standards other than provided by the chief maybe used if a well owner or their authorized representative demonstrates that the alternative BMP or practices minimize erosion to the same degree as the BMP's provided by the chief.

Effective: 08/11/2005
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/05/2005 and 08/11/2010
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1509.03 , 1509.23
Rule Amplifies: 1509.02 , 1509.03 , 1509.06 , 1509.072
Prior Effective Dates: 11/1/67, 12/29/03