All owners, contractors and persons or organizations in control of wells being drilled, reworked, reconditioned, deepened, plugged back, produced, shut-in, or plugged prior to abandonment shall use all reasonable means to safeguard against hazards to life, limb and property and are subject to and shall comply with safety rules herein specified. Chapter 1501:9-9 of the Administrative Code with the exception of paragraphs (A)(10) and (D) of rule 1501:9-9-05 of the Administrative Code shall not apply to operations extant prior to the effective date of these rules. The chief or inspectors, as authorized under section 1509.03 of the Revised Code, may issue orders to any owner, contractor or person or organization who is in violation of Chapter 1501:9-9 of the Administrative Code. Such orders must specify the nature of the violation and what steps are required by the chief or inspectors to remedy the violation. The chief, as authorized in section 1509.04 of the Revised Code, may apply for an injunction to the court of common pleas in the county in which any violation occurs. Any operator, contractor or person or organization who is in violation of Chapter 1501:9-9 of the Administrative Code shall also be subject to penalties prescribed in section 1509.99 of the Revised Code.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/29/2003 and 12/29/2008
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1509.23
Rule Amplifies: 1509.23
Prior Effective Dates: 1/3/69, 1/31/83