(A) Irrespective of any other provision in this chapter, the injection of gas into or storage of gas in a mineable coal seam, whether or not such coal seam is being mined, and the injection of gas into or storage of gas in a coal seam which has been mined, and the appropriation of any coal seam or any interest therein, is prohibited.
(B) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prohibit any necessary use of the surface of the earth above a coal mine, or the drilling of a well through a coal mine for use in storing gas in a gas storage reservoir or in producing natural gas or crude oil.
(C) Nothing in this chapter shall apply to the extraction of native natural gas, or the use of natural gas for recycling purposes in connection with the recovery of crude oil, or the primary or secondary recovery of crude oil, or shall prohibit the mining of coal.
Cite as R.C. § 1571.07
History. Effective Date: 10-29-1995