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Office of Oil, Gas, and Minerals
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Who We Are and What We Do
The mission of the Office of Oil, Gas, and Minerals (OOGM) is to promote the best use of Michigan's non-renewable geological resources for their social and economic benefits while protecting associated resource values, property rights, the environment, and public health and safety. Contact us.
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Rules about hydraulic fracturing to be promulgated.
The DEQ is proceeding with promulgation of rules on hydraulic fracturing. The rules cover water withdrawals, baseline water quality sampling, monitoring and reporting, and chemical additive disclosure. They will also update well spacing requirements and clarify terms describing well locations and drilling tracts.
Public hearings on the proposed rules are scheduled for July 15 in Gaylord and July 16 in Lansing. Interested persons can submit written or verbal comments on the proposed rules at the public hearings, or they can submit written comments directly to the DEQ at any time until July 31. Click Here: Notice of Public Hearing for Part 615 Rule Revisions for details on the hearings and submittal of comments. View or download a copy of the current draft of the proposed Hydraulic Fracturing Rules.
The DEQ appreciates your input during the rule making process and is soliciting comments during the formal public comment period from the public until July 31, 2014.
Select the following link to comment on the DEQ Hydraulic Fracturing Rules.