Oil & Gas Program Rulemaking
Rules Subject to Legislative Review
To view the draft oil and gas rules, 15A NCAC 05H, adopted by the Mining and Energy Commission and approved by the Rules Review Commission, click here. The rules are pending legislative review.
Rules Published in Register
As required by law, the draft rules were published in the North Carolina Register Volume 29, Issue 2 - Date: July 15, 2014, with the exception of rule 15A NCAC 05H .2103. This rule was inadvertently omitted from the July 15, 2014 publication and was later published inVolume 29, Issue 3 - Date: Aug. 1, 2014
Public Comment Period
The Mining and Energy Commission held a comment period July 15 - Sept. 30, 2014 to receive public input on the draft rules. Comments were received via U.S Postal Service, email, petition and verbally at four public hearings. All public comments and audio files from the public hearings are available for review on this website.
Four public hearings were held by the Mining and Energy Commission for the public to present written and verbal comments on the draft rules. Meeting were held on the following dates:
Online Comment Submittal
To submit written electronic comments please click on one of the rule/section headings below. A pop-up email window will open for you to write your comments to be sent to staff for compilation for the Mining and Energy Commission. Please ensure that the email you send has the correct email and a subject line showing the rule section on which you are commenting. You will recieve an automatic response email stating that you comment has been recieved. Doing so will allow DEMLR staff and the Commission to more efficiently read and respond to your remarks:
Definitions (Section 0.0100)
Alternatively, hard copy written comments may be submitted to the address below from July 15 through Sept. 30, 2014:
Mining & Energy Commission
NOTE: EMAIL LINKS IN THE RULE SECTIONS LISTING ARE NO LONGER ACTIVE. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD HAS CLOSED.