1509.70 Definitions.

As used in sections 1509.70 to 1509.77 of the Revised Code:

(A) "Class 1 property" means property owned or controlled by a state agency concerning which there are no encumbrances or deed restrictions that limit the exploration or drilling for oil or gas on the property.

(B) "Class 2 property" means property that is owned or controlled by a state university or college or that is owned or controlled by another state agency concerning which there is a federal encumbrance or monetary interest that limits or prohibits the exploration or drilling for oil or gas on the property.

(C) "Class 3 property" means property owned or controlled by a state agency to which all of the following apply:

(1) The property is not a class 2 or class 4 property.

(2) The property is of insufficient size or shape to meet the requirements for drilling a well on the property established under section 1509.24 or 1509.25 of the Revised Code.

(3) The property is necessary for pooling with other parcels of property for the purpose of forming a drilling unit in order to meet the requirements for drilling a well established under section 1509.24 or 1509.25 of the Revised Code.

(D) "Class 4 property" means property owned or controlled by a state agency concerning which there is a provision in the deed that limits the exploration or drilling for oil or gas on the property.

(E) "Formation" means any of the following:

(1) The distance from the surface of the land to the top of the Onondaga limestone;

(2) The distance from the top of the Onondaga limestone to the bottom of the Queenston formation;

(3) The distance from the bottom of the Queenston formation to the top of the Trenton limestone;

(4) The distance from the top of the Trenton limestone to the top of the Knox formation;

(5) The distance from the top of the Knox formation to the basement rock.

(F) "State agency" means both of the following:

(1) "State agency" as defined in section 1.60 of the Revised Code;

(2) "State university or college" as defined in section 3345.12 of the Revised Code.

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.35, HB 133, §1, eff. 9/30/2011.