Title 47, Mines and Mining
Chapter 3, Oil and Gas Wells – Geologic Information, and Prevention of Waste
Information on this page is specific to proposed statutory changes for Idaho Code Title 47, Chapter 3
At the April 12, 2022 special Commission meeting, the Commission discussed final changes to the fifth draft and voted on different sections in the statute. The Department will be presenting a sixth draft text for a vote at the May 19, 2022 regular Commission meeting. No written comment period will be done but oral public comments will be accepted at the Commission meeting. Sign-ups are required, please see the OGCC Agenda for more information.
Legislative changes are being considered to modify Idaho Code § 47-3. If this process is completed, these changes would be presented to the 2023 Idaho Legislature.
Initial focus will be on providing additional clarity in the following areas:
- Definitions: There are some terms defined that are not included in the body of the title. Conversely, there are some terms in the body that are not defined.
- Composition of the Commission: Are there changes needed to help us fulfill the regulatory role?
- Reporting requirements.
- Providing clarity when establishing “Just and Reasonable” Factors.
- Other items as needed.
For oil and gas related technical questions:
Mick Thomas, Division Administrator
IDL Boise Staff Office
For administrative questions:
IDL Boise Staff Office
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Boise, ID 83702
|Draft Text - statutory changes||Date Posted ||Written comment period opens||Written comment period closes|
|Draft Text #1||11/12/2021||11/16/2021||11/30/2021|
|Draft Text #2||12/30/2021||01/05/2022||01/12/2022|
|Draft Text #3||02/08/2022||02/15/2022||02/22/2022|
|Draft Text #4||03/11/2022||None - This draft is for the public comment session on March 16, 2022.|
|Draft Text #5||04/08/2022||None|
|Draft Text #6||05/13/2022||None|
|Comment submitted by||Date Received
|Stuart Grimes, City of Fruitland||11/23/2021|
|Betty Coppersmith, OGCC||11/26/2021|
|Doug Paddock, Idaho Organization of Resource Councils||11/30/2021|
|Michael Christian, Snake River Oil and Gas, LLC||11/30/2021|
|James Piotrowski, Citizens Allied for Integrity and Accountability||11/30/2021|
|Michael Christian, Snake River Oil and Gas, LLC||01/12/2022|
|James Piotrowski, Citizens Allied for Integrity and Accountability||01/12/2022|
|Michael Christian, Snake River Oil and Gas, LLC||02/22/2022|
|Fruitland Public Comment Session sign-in sheet||03/16/2022|
|Fruitland Public Comment Session Recording||03/16/2022|
|Document||Comment Period||Date Posted
|Comment Summary||03/16/2022 - public comment session||04/08/2022|
The Department will be presenting a sixth draft text for a vote to the Commission at the May 19, 2022 regular meeting. No written comment period will be done but oral public comments will be accepted at the Commission meeting. Sign-ups are required, please see the OGCC Agenda for more information.
08/04/2021 Regular Meeting – OGCC Meeting Materials
11/16/2021 Regular Meeting – OGCC Meeting Materials
01/05/2022 Special Meeting – OGCC Meeting Materials
02/15/2022 Regular Meeting – OGCC Meeting Materials
04/12/2022 Special Meeting – OGCC Meeting Materials
05/19/2022 Regular Meeting – OGCC Meeting Materials
Links to current rules and statutes can be found on the Rules & Statutes page of the OGCC website.
Information about the State of Idaho Executive Agency Legislation Process is available on the Division of Financial Management website.