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Rulemaking for IDAPA 20.07.02: Rules Governing Conservation of Oil and Natural Gas in the State of Idaho

Docket 20-0702-2401

Purpose of Rule

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The Idaho Department of Lands administers IDAPA 20.07.02, Rules Governing Conservation of Oil and Natural Gas in the State of Idaho under the authority of Title 47, Chapter 3, Idaho Code. 

IDAPA 20.07.02 defines and clarifies the procedures for regulating oil and gas exploration and development activities on public and private lands in the state. These rules are required for the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to fulfill their duty to prevent waste, protect correlative rights, and prevent pollution of fresh water supplies during the exploration and production of oil and gas resources.

Following Executive Order 2020-01, Zero-Based Regulation, this rule chapter is scheduled for a comprehensive review in 2024 with the goal of simplifying the rules for increased clarity and ease of use. 

Current Status

Negotiated rulemaking April 3 to May 31, 2024: the public is invited to attend scheduled meetings and submit written comments on the draft rule changes.

Please put IDAPA 20.07.02 in your subject line.

How to send your comments during the open comment periods:

Through the Idaho Department of Lands website: Submit a Comment  (online comment form)

By mail to: 

Idaho Department of Lands
Attn: James Thum – Rulemaking
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0050

By fax to: (208) 334-3698

By email to: rulemaking@idl.idaho.gov 

Please put IDAPA 20.07.02 in your subject line.

Negotiated Rulemaking

Negotiated rulemaking is a process in which all interested parties and the agency seek consensus on the content of a rule. Public meetings are an opportunity for all interested persons to discuss possible changes to the rule, and the public may also submit written comments.

Notice of Intent to Promulgate Rules – Negotiated Rulemaking, Idaho Administrative Bulletin Volume 24-4, April 3, 2024, pages 32-34

Draft Rulemaking Timeline – 03/12/2024

Zero Based Prospective Analysis Form – 02/22/2024

Thursday, April 11, 2024, 1:00pm (MT) on Draft Text #1

Idaho Department of Lands Boise Staff Office
Garnet Conference Room
300 N. 6th St., Suite 103
Boise, Idaho 83702

To attend by Zoom: https://idl.zoom.us/j/89113664775?pwd=R1JZYUZQUk5hNWVWT1AyTTdVUTV1UT09
To attend by telephone call: 1 (253) 215 8782
Meeting ID: 891 1366 4775
Passcode: 736013

Monday, April 15, 2024, 1:00pm (MT) on Draft Text #1

Fruitland City Hall
Council Chambers
200 S. Whitley
Fruitland, ID 83619

To attend by Zoom: https://idl.zoom.us/j/89113664775?pwd=R1JZYUZQUk5hNWVWT1AyTTdVUTV1UT09
To attend by telephone call: 1 (253) 215 8782
Meeting ID: 891 1366 4775
Passcode: 736013

Monday, April 29, 2024, 1:00pm (MT) on Draft Text #2

Idaho Department of Lands Boise Staff Office
Garnet Conference Room
300 N. 6th St., Suite 103
Boise, Idaho 83702

To attend by Zoom: https://idl.zoom.us/j/89113664775?pwd=R1JZYUZQUk5hNWVWT1AyTTdVUTV1UT09
To attend by telephone call: 1 (253) 215 8782
Meeting ID: 891 1366 4775
Passcode: 736013

Tuesday, May 21, 2024, Oil and Gas Conservation Commission regular meeting, 1:30pm (MT) on Draft Text #3 

  • The Commission will accept public comment on the rules at the regular meeting. 

Draft Text #1

  • Posted on 04/05/2024
  • Meeting discussion – 04/11/2024 and 04/15/2024
  • Written comment deadline – 04/19/2024

Draft Text #2

  • Posted on 04/26/2024
  • Meeting discussion – 04/29/2024
  • Written comment deadline – 05/03/2024

Draft Text #3 – redline
Draft Text #3 – clean copy

  • Posted on 05/16/2024
  • OGCC regular meeting, presentation to the OGCC and opportunity for public comment – 05/21/2024
  • Written comment deadline – 05/31/2024

Related Documents

Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Documents

  • November 14, 2023 – approval to promulgate rules – Memo
  • February 20, 2024 – informational update – Memo

Contact

James Thum, Oil and Gas Program Manager
jthum@idl.idaho.gov 
208-334-0243

 

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