The Oil, Gas, & Minerals Division (OGMD), within the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), has responsibility for approving requests to operate a central production facility under the authority of Part 615, Supervisor of Wells (formerly PA 61 of 1939, as amended), of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended (NREPA). The purpose of this approval is to properly account for oil and gas production so that it can be allocated correctly to maintain correlative rights.
A. NAME OF PERMIT OR APPROVAL:
Approval to operate a central production facility
B. STATUTORY AUTHORITY:
Part 615, Supervisor of Wells, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, Public Act 451 of 1994, as amended (MCL 324.61501 - 324.61527)
C. APPLICABLE REGULATION:
Oil and Gas Operations, R 324.510 (Central Production Facility)
D. SUMMARY OF PERMIT/APPROVAL PROCESS:
A permittee of a well shall not begin the operation of a central production facility without the approval of the Supervisor.
Detailed plan and description of proposed facility.
The location of the Central Production Facility.
The identification of wells to be connected to the Central Production Facility.
Identification of fluid stream to be commingled.
A schematic of the fluid streams including the location of all of the following
Applicant must comply with all applicable statutes, rules, permit conditions, and stipulations set forth in the approval of the application
Public input opportunity is provided prior to construction of the surface production facility (see Chapter 5.7.2), which is prior to this Central Production facility approval. The decision-maker in this process is the Assistant Supervisor of Wells, which was delegated from the Supervisor of Wells (the Director of EGLE). Complaints or comments regarding the facility are addressed by District Office field staff.
E. ADMINISTERING AGENCY:
EGLE; Oil, Gas, & Minerals Division; Petroleum Geology and Production Unit; P.O. Box 30256, Lansing, Michigan 48909-7756