(A) Distances between boundaries of gas storage reservoirs, reservoir protective areas, coal mines, coal mine protective areas, and wells, as shown on the most recent maps of storage reservoirs and of coal mines filed with the division of oil and gas resources management or the division of mineral resources management as required by this chapter and sections 1563.03 to 1563.05 of the Revised Code, may be accepted and relied upon as being accurate and correct, by operators of coal mines and operators of reservoirs. Data, statements, and reports filed with either division as required by this chapter and sections 1563.03 to 1563.05 of the Revised Code may be likewise accepted and relied upon. However, the gas storage well inspector or any reservoir operator or coal mine operator, or any other person having a direct interest in the matter, may at any time question the accuracy or correctness of any map, data, statement, or report so filed, with either division by notifying both divisions thereof in writing. Such notice shall state the reasons why the question is raised. When any such notice is so filed, the gas storage well inspector shall proceed promptly to hold a conference on the question thus raised, as provided in section 1571.10 of the Revised Code.
(B) If, in any proceeding under this chapter, the accuracy or correctness of any map, data, statement, or report, filed by any person pursuant to the requirements of this chapter is in question, the person so filing the same shall have the burden of proving the accuracy or correctness thereof.
(C) The operator of a gas storage reservoir shall, at all reasonable times, be permitted to inspect the premises and facilities of any coal mine any part of the boundary of which is within any part of the boundary of such gas storage reservoir or within its protective area, and the operator of a coal mine shall, at all reasonable times, be permitted to inspect the premises and facilities of any gas storage reservoir any part of the boundary of which or any part of the protective area of which is within the boundary of such coal mine. In the event that either such reservoir operator or such coal mine operator denies permission to make any such inspection, the chief of the division of oil and gas resources management on the chief's own motion, or on an application by the operator desiring to make such inspection, upon a hearing thereon if requested by either operator, after reasonable notice of such hearing, may make an order providing for such inspection.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.
Effective Date: 06-14-2000