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36.22.1409    HEARINGS

(1) For new wells or projects a petition for hearing of the application for underground injection must be filed in triplicate with the board. Upon receipt of the petition, the board will set a hearing date for the application, and cause notice of the hearing to be published as provided in 82-11-141 , MCA. Notice of hearings will be first published at least 30 days in advance of the hearing date.

(2) Administrative approval may be given for an additional well or recompletion of an existing well within a previously approved area or enhanced recovery project, provided that the applicant demonstrates through the application that the well requested has substantially the same characteristics and operating parameters previously approved by the board for injection wells in the project.

History: 82-11-111, MCA; IMP, 82-11-111, 82-11-121, 82-11-123, 82-11-124, 82-11-127, 82-11-137, MCA; NEW, 1992 MAR p. 2171 and 1996 MAR p. 1308, Eff. 5/10/96; AMD, 1996 MAR p. 1308, Eff. 5/10/96.

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