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Utah Division of Oil, Gas & Mining Briefing Session 12/09/2020

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DECEMBER

DECEMBER AGENDA

BEFORE THE BOARD OF OIL, GAS AND MINING

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

IN AND FOR THE STATE OF UTAH

A public meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 9, 2020.

The meeting will be conducted electronically as directed by the Board Chair. A copy of the Board Chair’s written directive executed in accordance with Utah Code Ann. § 52-4-207(4) and (5) is attached. In the event the Chairman’s directive is lifted before the prescribed hearing date, the meeting will be held in the auditorium of the Department of Natural Resources, 1594 West North Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Division of Oil, Gas and Mining will conduct a Briefing Session at 9:00 a.m.:

1. Update on Penalties Rulemaking

2. Update on Orphan Wells

3. Other

4. Next Month’s Agenda and Division Calendar

5. Opportunity for Public Comment

Public Comment for the Briefing Session may be provided by clicking on the following link: https://forms.gle/ttYzRsBY5einG5L39. Public Comment will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. There will be no Public Comment accepted during the electronically conducted hearing before Board hearing.

The Board will hear the following Matters at or around 10:00 a.m.:

1. Docket No. 2020-015 Cause No. 076-02

PATMOS ENERGY LLC

(This matter was continued from the October 28, 2020 Hearing.)

2. Docket No. 2020-027 Cause No. 196-52

PACIFIC ENERGY & MINING COMPANY

(This matter was continued from the October 28, 2020 Hearing.)

3. Docket No. 2020-034 Cause No. 476-01

WESTSTAR EXPLORATION COMPANY

Utah Division of Oil, Gas & Mining Briefing Session 12/09/2020

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Utah Division of Oil, Gas & Mining Hearing 12/09/2020

https://youtu.be/jWzNEtPYKJ8

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Transcripts of the formal items will be available for review at the Division offices approximately fifteen business days after the hearing date. Copies of individual transcripts may be purchased from Advanced Reporting Solutions, 159 West Broadway, Broadway Lofts, Suite 100, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101, ph.: 801-746-5080.

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Utah Division of Oil, Gas & Mining Briefing Session 10/28/2020

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OCTOBER

OCTOBER AGENDA

BEFORE THE BOARD OF OIL, GAS AND MINING

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

IN AND FOR THE STATE OF UTAH

A public meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The meeting will be conducted electronically as directed by the Board Chair. A copy of the Board Chair’s written directive executed in accordance with Utah Code Ann. § 52-4-207(4) and (5) is attached. In the event the Chairman’s directive is lifted before the prescribed hearing date, the meeting will be held in the auditorium of the Department of Natural Resources, 1594 West North Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Division of Oil, Gas and Mining will conduct a Briefing Session at 9:00 a.m.:

1. Oil and Gas Program Legislative Audit Update

2. Board Hearing Schedule for 2021

3. Other

4. Next Month’s Agenda and Division Calendar

5. Opportunity for Public Comment

Public Comment for the Briefing Session may be provided by clicking on the following link: https://forms.gle/AkfWfRxSCK7jVULaA. Public Comment will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. There will be no Public Comment accepted during the electronically conducted hearing before Board hearing.

The Board will hear the following Matters at or around 10:00 a.m.:

1. Docket No. 2020-015 Cause No. 076-02

- PATMOS ENERGY LLC

(This matter was continued from the September 23, 2020 Hearing.)

2. Docket No. 2020-020 Cause No. RMNRL-2020-01

–Formal Rulemaking to Amend the Mineral Program Rules Pertaining to Small Mine Operations Resulting from Senate Bill 131.

and

Docket No. 2020-021 Cause No. RMNRL-2020-02

– Formal Rulemaking to Amend the Mineral Program Rules Pertaining to Mining Operations Resulting from House Bill 294.

(The rules were published in the State Bulletin on September 15, 2020. The public comment period closed on October 15, 2020. The Division will ask the Board to adopt the rules as submitted to the Office of Administrative Rules.)

3. Docket No. 2020-023 Cause No. S/057/0010A

–PINE RIDGE CAPITAL, LLC;

(This matter was continued from the September 23, 2020 Hearing.)

4. Docket No. 2020-027 Cause No. 196-52

–PACIFIC ENERGY & MINING COMPANY

(This matter has been continued to the December 9, 2020 Hearing.)

5. Docket No. 2020-031 Cause No. 130-05

–EP ENERGY E&P COMPANY, L.P.

(EP Energy’s three concurrently filed Request’s for Agency Action for Cause Nos. 130-02, 130-03, and 130-04, have been consolidated with Docket No. 2020-031 Cause No. 130-05.)

6. Docket No. 2020-032 Cause No. 600-03

–OVINTIV PRODUCTION INC.

7. Docket No. 2020-033 Cause No. RO&G-2020-02

– Rulemaking to Develop Procedures for Assessing Administrative Penalties Resulting from Senate Bill 148.

Copies of the agenda are available at www.ogm.utah.gov and at the administrative offices. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons requiring auxiliary communicative aids and services to enable them to participate in this hearing should call Julie Ann Carter at (801) 538-5277, at least three working days prior to the hearing. One or more members of the Board may participate electronically pursuant to R641-100-600. The specified meeting location would serve as the anchor location for participation by the public.

Utah Division of Oil, Gas & Mining Briefing Session 10/28/2020

https://youtu.be/IMz-fYz2_FE

Utah Division of Oil, Gas & Mining Hearing 10/28/2020

https://youtu.be/bXDadKXbC18

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Transcripts of the formal items will be available for review at the Division offices approximately fifteen business days after the hearing date. Copies of individual transcripts may be purchased from Advanced Reporting Solutions, 159 West Broadway, Broadway Lofts, Suite 100, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101, ph.: 801-746-5080.

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Utah Division of Oil, Gas & Mining Hearing 1/29/2020

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JANUARY

JANUARY AGENDA

BEFORE THE BOARD OF OIL, GAS AND MINING

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

IN AND FOR THE STATE OF UTAH

A public meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, in the auditorium of the Department of Natural Resources, 1594 West North Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. The meeting will be streamed live on the Department of Natural Resources YouTube channel. The link for the Briefing Session is https://youtu.be/Yz8NoWqRxJk, and the link for the Board Hearing is https://youtu.be/wQL15ILE1WU.

The Division of Oil, Gas and Mining will conduct a Briefing Session at 9:00 a.m.:

1. Creating and Improving Safety Culture in the Oil, Gas and Mining Industry

(Presentation by CultureQuantified)

2. Oil & Gas Program Inspection Prioritization

3. Other

4. Next Month’s Agenda and Division Calendar

5. Opportunity for Public Comment

The Board will hear the following Matters at 10:00 a.m.:

1. Per Acre Bonding Costs for Small Mines and Exploration – The Division will present information about average costs per acre for reclamation, followed by an opportunity for public comment. The Board will be asked to approve a figure that will be used for bonding small mines and exploration operations.

2. Docket No. 2019-024 Cause No. RMNRL-2019-01 – In the matter of Formal Rulemaking to amend the Mineral Program rules pertaining to Suspension of Operations, rules: R647-1-106, R647-2-102, R647-2-115, R647-3-101, R647-3-102, R647-3-113, R647-3-117, R647-4-102, R647-4-117, R647-4-121, and R647-5-101 of the Utah Admin. Code.

(This matter was continued from the December 11, 2019, Board Meeting. The Comment period closed on January 22, 2020. The Division will ask the Board to adopt the rules as submitted to the Office of Administrative Rules.)

3. Docket No. 2019-025 Cause No. 139-169 – In the matter of the Request for Agency Action of ALTAMONT ENERGY OPERATING LLC for an order amending the Board’s orders in Docket No. 2019-006, Cause No. 139-163 and Docket No. 2018-005, Cause No. 139-154, and establishing one overlapping 2,560-acre Section Line Unit for the production of oil, gas and associated hydrocarbons from the Lower Green River-Wasatch (Colton) Formations in Sections 1, 2, 11 and 12, Township 2 South, Range 2 West, U.S.M. all in Duchesne County, Utah.

(This matter was continued from the December 11, 2019, Board Meeting.)

4. Docket No. 2019-026 Cause No. 007-15 – In the matter of the Notice of Agency Action by the Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining seeking an order: (1) Authorizing the Division to seek penalties against SPENCER K. BARTON in a civil proceeding; (2) Forfeiting the reclamation bond provided by Spencer K. Barton for the Academy #1 Well; and (3) Authorizing the Division to use the amount forfeited to plug and reclaim the well secured by this surety which is located in Emery County, Utah, Township 20S Range 7E, Section 15.

(This matter was continued from the December 11, 2019, Board Meeting.)

5. Docket No. 2019-027 Cause No. 194-03 – In the matter of the Request for Agency Action of WESCO OPERATING, INC. for orders authorizing the flaring of gas from the Blue Hills Gas Plant located in the SW¼SE¼ of Section 20, Township 23 South, Range 19 East, SLM, Grand County, Utah.

(This matter was continued from the December 11, 2019, Board Meeting.)

6. Docket No. 2017-013-A Cause No. RO&G-2017-01-A – In the matter of Formal Rulemaking associated with the 2017 and 2018 legislative amendments concerning forced pooling.

(The BOGM will briefly discuss the status of the formal rulemaking regarding compulsory pooling and procedures moving forward.)

7. Docket No. 2017-013 Cause No RO&G-2017-01 – In the matter of Informal Rulemaking associated with the 2017 and 2018 legislative amendments concerning forced pooling and the need to initiate rulemaking on other emerging matters, including but not limited to, rulemaking on operatorship designation.

(The BOGM will discuss the status of any proposed new rules for compulsory pooling and will discuss the status of rulemaking on operatorship and horizontal drilling. The BOGM will also discuss legislation and future rulemaking pertaining to enforcement and consolidation of regulatory authority pertaining to the Division and BOGM issuing fines and penalties.)