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Docket No. 20-0000-2000F

Omnibus Rulemaking for the Idaho Administrative Procedures Act (IDAPA)

IDAPA 20.07.02 – Rules Governing Conservation of Oil and Natural Gas in the State of Idaho – Docket No. 20-0000-2000F

Information on this page is specific to IDAPA 20.07.02 – Rules Governing Conservation of Oil and Natural Gas in the State of Idaho. 

Information on other IDAPA 20 – Rules of the Idaho Department of Lands, can be found on the Idaho Department of Lands Omnibus Rulemaking webpage.

Status of Rulemaking

At the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission special meeting on February 18, 2020, the OGCC adopted these rules as temporary to be effective upon adjournment sine die of the 2020 legislative session in the event the Legislature did not approve the rules. The Legislature did not approve the pending rules, and the temporary rules became effective March 20, 2020. The temporary rules were published in a special edition of the Administrative Bulletin in April 2020.

The Department updated the OGCC on the current status of this rulemaking at the August 5, 2020 regular Commission meeting. The Department submitted an appropriate Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Docket No. 20-0000-2000F which included IDAPA 20.07.02, Rules Governing Conservation of Oil & Natural Gas in the State of Idaho, and it was published as a proposed rule in a special edition of the Administrative Bulletin on September 16, 2020. No changes have been made to the rule that was approved by the OGCC on February 18, 2020.

CONTACTS

For oil and gas related technical questions:

Mick Thomas, Division Administrator
IDL Boise Staff Office
208-334-0298 Phone

For administrative questions on rulemaking:

Amy Johnson, Rulemaking Coordinator
IDL Boise Staff Office
208-334-0255 Phone
rulemaking@idl.idaho.gov

On October 20, 2020, the OGCC voted to adopt the proposed rule as the pending fee rule for IDAPA 20.07.02. The Notice of Omnibus Rulemaking – Pending Fee Rule was published in the Administrative Bulletin on November 18, 2020.

The IDL rule dockets are submitted to the Senate Resources and Environment Committee and the House Resources and Conservation Committee:

The 2021 Legislature did not approve the pending rules, and the temporary rules will become effective July 1, 2021. The temporary rules will be published in a special edition of the Administrative Bulletin in July 2021. See the Docket No. 20-0000-2100F page for more information.

Documents Required by the Idaho Administrative Procedure Act

Notice of Adoption of Temporary Rule published in a special edition of the Administrative Bulletin, Volume 20-4SE, on April 15, 2020:

Notice of Proposed Fee Rule published in a special edition of the Administrative Bulletin, Volume 20-9SE, on September 16, 2020:

Notice of Adoption of Pending Fee Rules published in a special edition of the Administrative Bulletin, Volume 20-11SE, on November 18, 2020:

  • Notice of Omnibus Rulemaking – Adoption of Pending Fee Rules – Docket No. 20-0000-2000F; page 983 (IDAPA 20.07.02 begins on page 1152)

Public Comment Opportunities on Proposed Rules

The public hearing was held on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 9:00am (MT). No oral comments were received on IDAPA 20.07.02. The written public comment period was September 16 through October 7, 2020. No written comments were received on IDAPA 20.07.02. Comments on other IDAPA 20, Rules of the Idaho Department of Lands are posted on the Idaho Department of Lands Omnibus Rulemaking webpage.

Overview

Rulemaking initiated to ensure the continuity of previously approved administrative rules under IDAPA 20, rules of the Idaho Department of Lands. These rules are necessary to protect the public health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Idaho and confer a benefit on its citizens. On February 18, 2020, the OGCC adopted IDAPA 20.07.02 as presented in the pending rule docket adopted by the OGCC in September 2019 and submitted to the 2020 Legislative Session. See the Docket No. 20-0000-1900F page for information on that rulemaking.

The IDAPA 20, Idaho Department of Lands fee rule chapters are listed below:

20.02.14, Rules for Selling Forest Products on State-Owned Endowment Lands
20.03.01, Rules Governing Dredge and Placer Mining Operations in Idaho
20.03.02, Rules Governing Mined Land Reclamation
20.03.03, Rules Governing Administration of the Reclamation Fund
20.03.04, Rules for the Regulation of Beds, Waters, and Airspace Over Navigable Lakes in the State of Idaho
20.03.05, Riverbed Mineral Leasing in Idaho
20.03.08, Easements on State Owned Lands
20.03.09, Easements on State Owned Submerged Lands and Formerly Submerged Lands
20.03.13, Administration of Cottage Site Leases on State Lands
20.03.14, Rules Governing Grazing, Farming, Conservation, Noncommercial Recreation, and Communication Site Leases
20.03.15, Rules Governing Geothermal Leasing on Idaho State Lands
20.03.16, Rules Governing Oil and Gas Leasing on Idaho State Lands
20.03.17, Rules Governing Leases on State-Owned Submerged Lands and Formerly Submerged Lands
20.04.02, Rules Pertaining to the Idaho Forestry Act and Fire Hazard Reduction Laws
20.06.01, Rules of the Idaho Board of Scaling Practices
20.07.02, Rules Governing Conservation of Oil and Natural Gas in the State of Idaho

Related Documents

02/18/2020 Special Meeting – OGCC Approved Memo for Adoption of Temporary Rule / OGCC Final Minutes

08/05/2020 Regular Meeting – Information Item Memo for Proposed Rule / OGCC Final Minutes 

 10/20/2020 Regular Meeting – OGCC Approved Memo for Adoption of Pending Rule

Land Board documents for other IDAPA 20 rules can be found on the Idaho Department of Lands Omnibus Rulemaking webpage. 

DFM Memo 01/31/2020 – Preparing Administrative Rules for Post-Sine Die

Information about the State of Idaho rulemaking process is available on the Office of the Administrative Rules Coordinator website.

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