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 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
If you would like additional information, or updates on the Michigan application please email: DEQ-OOGM-UIC-Application@michigan.gov periodic updates will be sent out as they are made available.
DRAFT UIC APPLICATION
New Administrative Rules Addressing Hydraulic Fracturing
On March 11, 2015, revisions to Administrative Rules for Part 615, Supervisor of Wells, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, Public Act 451 of 1994, as amended (Part 615) became effective. The revised administrative rules now contain additional requirements when completing a well using high volume hydraulic fracturing by modifying Rule 201 and adding Part 14 High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing. The revised administrative rules also contained other minor updates related to definitions, injection, and spacing issues. Interested parties can view and download the newly Revised Part 615 Administrative Rules.
The OOGM will be publishing new forms shortly for operator use to comply with the new permitting, completion, and reporting requirements. If you are a permittee that intends to make application or complete a well utilizing high volume hydraulic fracturing prior to these forms being available, please contact the agency.
The OOGM will no longer be publishing MSDS sheets according to the new rules. An advance list of pre-disclosed chemicals which are anticipated for use in high volume hydraulic fracturing will be posted along with permit application on the weekly permit list. The administrative rules now require the formal chemical disclosure to be reported on the FracFocus chemical registry. Interested parties may access chemical disclosures at that site.
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
Rules and Regulations