Office of Oil, Gas, and Minerals
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.
Public Meeting on DEQ Application for Primacy of the Underground Injection Control Program for Class II Wells
The Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Office of Oil, Gas, and Minerals (OOGM) will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., at Lansing Community College, West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing, Michigan 48917. The DEQ’s OOGM intends to submit an application to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to assume primacy for the regulation of Class II injection wells pursuant to Section 1425 of the Safe Drinking Water Act.
For more information please see our brief: BRIEFING REPORT STATE OF MICHIGAN APPLICATION FOR CLASS II UNDERGROUND INJECTION CONTROL PRIMACY
Additional information, including the draft application will be posted by November 26, 2014.
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 were scheduled for July 15 in Gaylord and July 16 in Lansing. Interested parties can view or download a copy of the current draft of the proposed Hydraulic Fracturing Rules.
Hydraulic fracturing has been in the news, but this process for enhancing gas and oil production is far from new. To reveal some facts about what fracking is, how it works, and insights on some common fracking myths select the link below:
Fracking Questions and Answers
More information about Hydraulic Fracturing
Maps showing the distribution of hydraulically fractured wells in Michigan
Active Permits and Applications for high volume hydraulic fracturing and a
List of high volume Hydraulic Fracturing active permits and applications.
Maps showing the distribution of Oil and Gas wells in Michigan
Oil and Gas Well Locations Map
Oil and Gas Well Locations in the Southern Peninsula Map
Programs and Resources
Rules and Regulations