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Oil & Gas Program - Energy Section
The Oil and Gas Program in the Energy Section of the Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources administers and enforces the provisions of the Oil and Gas Conservation Act and serves as staff to the Mining and Energy Commission.
The Oil and Gas Program assists the N.C. Mining and Energy Commission (MEC) in developing a modern regulatory program for the management of oil and gas exploration and development in the state, including the use of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing. This occurred following General Assembly ratification in July 2012 of the “Clean Energy and Economic Security Act,” or Session Law 2012-143.
The Mining and Energy submitted rules to the Office of Administrative Hearings for publication in July 2014. The rules may be viewed and commennted on at the Public Comment Meeting page of the MEC.
The current staff of the Oil and Gas Program are as follows:
Walt Haven, P.G. - Oil & Gas Program Supervisor 919-707-9234
Ryan Channell, P.G. - Senior Geologist 919-707-9236
Katherine Marciniak, P.G. - Senior Specialist 919-707-9231
Rosalind Harris - Office Administrator 919-707-9234
DEMLR/Oil & Gas Program
1612 MSC, Raleigh, NC 27699-1612
For additional information, please contact Oil and Gas Program Supervisor Walt Haven at 919-707-9234.
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Public Comment on Draft Oil and Gas Rules:
The Oil and Gas rules, as drafted by the Mining and Energy Commission, are currently available for public comment. The Rules were published in the following editions of the NC Register:
North Carolina Register: Volume 29, Issue 3 - Date: August 1, 2014 This file will load a pdf document that includes the published rule 15A NCAC 05H .2103* (Timing and Notice of Reclamation) text. This rule was inadvertently omitted from the Volume 29, Issue 2, Date: July 15, 2014 publication.
*The offical Public Comment Period will remain open for Rule 15A NCAC 05H .2103 from August 1, 2014 to September 30, 2014.
North Carolina Register: Volume 29, Issue 2 - Date: July 15, 2014* This file will load a pdf document that includes the published rule text.
*The offical Public Comment Period will remain open through September 15, 2014.