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Natural Gas Horizontal Well Control Act (West Virginia)

Eligibility 
Utility
Fed. Government
Commercial
Agricultural
Investor-Owned Utility
State/Provincial Govt
Industrial
Construction
Municipal/Public Utility
Local Government
Residential
Installer/Contractor
Rural Electric Cooperative
Tribal Government
Low-Income Residential
Schools
Retail Supplier
Institutional
Multi-Family Residential
Systems Integrator
Fuel Distributor
Nonprofit
General Public/Consumer
Transportation
Program Info
State 
West Virginia
Program Type 
Siting and Permitting
Provider 
Department of Environmental Protection

The Natural Gas Horizontal Well Control Act regulates the construction, alteration, enlargement, abandonment and removal of horizontal wells and associated water and wastewater use and storage. The Act defines a horizontal well as “any well site, other than a coalbed methane well, drilled using a horizontal drilling method, and which disturbs three acres or more of surface, excluding pipelines, gathering lines and roads, or utilizes more than two hundred ten thousand gallons of water in any thirty day period.”

Detailed information related to horizontal well permit applications is available on the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection website: http://www.dep.wv.gov/oil-and-gas/Horizontal-Permits/Pages/default.aspx