Rule 74:12:02:01 Requirements to drill, deepen, or reenter for oil or gas.
to drill, deepen, or reenter for oil or gas. A person drilling for oil and
gas must obtain a permit to drill, deepen, or reenter a well before initiating
drilling activities. The secretary may issue a permit to drill upon receipt of
(1) Organization report,
including the name and address of the registered agent and parent companies;
(2) Application for permit
to drill on a form provided by the secretary;
(3) A plat map certified by
a surveyor registered in South Dakota and depicting proposed access roads;
(4) The permit fee required
by SDCL 45-9-4;
(5) A plugging and
performance bond consisting of a financial instrument approved by the
(6) A surface restoration
bond consisting of a financial instrument approved by the department, if the
surface owner or lessee or a successor is not a party to the oil and gas
(7) Certification of
negotiation with surface owner or lessee;
(8) A bonding company
(9) Plans and
specifications showing the construction details for any proposed site,
including the size and location of all pits on the site, as well as a
cross-section of the pit, showing the soil types;
(10) A completed
certification of applicant form required by SDCL 1-40-27;
(11) A completed permission
to inspect form required by § 74:12:08:03;
(12) The source of the
applicant's legal right to enter and initiate drilling on the affected land.
38 SDR 117, effective January 12, 2012.
Authority: SDCL 45-9-11, 45-9-13.
Implemented: SDCL 1-40-27, 45-9-4, 45-9-15, 45-9-73.
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