Rule 74:12:07:01 Requirements for injection well application and modifications.
for injection well application and modifications. The injection of any
substance for the purpose of maintaining reservoir pressure, for enhanced
recovery operations, for disposal of exploration and production waste, or for
storage of hydrocarbons that are liquid at standard temperature and pressure
may be permitted by the secretary pursuant to the procedures set out in this
chapter and chapter 74:12:09. To obtain a permit to inject, an applicant must
demonstrate that the project will not cause any degradation of freshwater
resources or other mineral resources, except where an aquifer exemption is
approved. The secretary may not allow any major modification of the permit
unless the permit is modified utilizing the notice of recommendation procedure
in chapter 74:12:09.
This section does not apply to well
stimulation including acidizing, hydraulic fracturing (fracing), shooting, or
other accepted oil field practices used to improve oil and gas recovery.
38 SDR 117, effective January 12, 2012.
Authority: SDCL 45-9-11, 45-9-13, 45-9-73.
Implemented: SDCL 45-9-11, 45-9-13, 45-9-73.
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