36.22.1240 REPORT OF WELL STATUS CHANGE
(1) The owner or operator of any oil, gas, service, or injection well must report the change in status of such well from active to inactive or from producing to nonproducing status if such well was idle for six or more consecutive months. If the owner or operator expects that the well will be returned to an active or producing status within six months of the date idled, filing of the report may be deferred until the end of such six month period, and the report need not be filed if the well is returned to service during that period. Such reports are due within 30 days of the date of status change or within 30 days after the end of the deferred reporting period and must include the date of and reason for the well status change. A report describing a change to inactive or nonproducing status must outline the operator's plan and a time frame for returning the well to active or producing status, plugging, or other intended action.
History: 82-11-111, MCA; IMP, 82-11-111, 82-11-121, 82-11-123, 82-11-124, MCA; NEW, 1993 MAR p. 152, Eff. 7/1/93.