The Oil, Gas, & Minerals Division (OGMD), within the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), has the responsibility for issuing permits for changes of well status under the authority of Part 625, Mineral Wells (formerly Public Act 315 of 1969, as amended), of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended (NREPA). The purpose of this permit is to prevent surface and underground waste.
A. NAME OF PERMIT OR APPROVAL:
Application to Change Well Status, Form EQP 7200-6
B. STATUTORY AUTHORITY:
Part 625, Mineral Wells,Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, Public Act 451 of 1994, as amended
C. APPLICABLE REGULATION:
Mineral Wells (R 299.2246 and R 299.2247)
D. SUMMARY OF PERMIT/APPROVAL PROCESS:
Converting or changing the status of mineral wells.
The application identifies the proposed operation and sets forth a plan for protecting all oil, gas, brine, or fresh water strata which have been penetrated
Applicant must comply with all applicable statutes, rules, permit conditions, and stipulations set forth in the application.
This is considered a modification of an existing permit (see Section 5.7.8.) The decision maker for this approval is the Mineral Well Specialist in the Mining and Mapping Unit of the OGMD. Mineral well data is not currently available online. Comments or complaints about a mineral well or its related facility may be directed to the Mineral Well Specialist of the Mining and Mapping Unit of OGMD.
E. ADMINISTERING AGENCY:
EGLE; Oil, Gas, & Minerals Division; Minerals and Mapping Unit; P.O. Box 30256; Lansing, Michigan 48909-7756