(1) Sixty days after the initiation of the boring of test holes or the initiation of other underground exploration, investigation, or experimentation, related to the possible future development of geothermal resources, and at 60-day intervals for the duration of the investigation, every person shall submit a periodic field report to the department.

(2) Each periodic field report for its reporting period shall include:

(a) the location of holes drilled or underground experiments performed;

(b) the number, depth, and diameter of all hole(s) drilled;

(c) the kinds of well logs taken;

(d) the kinds of measurements taken (such as heat flow measurements) ;

(e) the casing installed, removed, or altered in any way;

(f) the methods of closing, plugging, or abandoning of any holes;

(g) the kinds of sampling, such as coring or cuttings taken;

(h) any other methods or activities which the department may require.

History: 75-20-1001, MCA; IMP, 75-20-1001, MCA; NEW, Eff. 10/5/74; TRANS, from DNRC, 1996 MAR p. 2863.