The Oil, Gas, & Minerals Division (OGMD), within the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), has responsibility for approving the transfer of oil or gas, brine disposal, secondary recovery, or hydrocarbon storage well permits under the authority of Part 615 Supervisor of Wells (formerly Public Act 61 of 1939, as amended), of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended (NREPA). The purposes of these permits are to prevent surface and underground waste and to protect correlative rights.
A. NAME OF PERMIT OR APPROVAL:
Request for Transfer of Permit
B. STATUTORY AUTHORITY:
Part 615, Supervisor of Wells, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, Public Act 451 of 1994, as amended (MCL 324.61501-324.61527)
C. APPLICABLE REGULATION:
Oil and Gas Operations (R 324.206(6), (7), (8) and R 324.207)
D. SUMMARY OF PERMIT/APPROVAL PROCESS:
If a permittee of a well conveys their rights in the well as an owner to another person, then a request for the transfer of the permit to the acquiring person shall be submitted to the OGMD.
Applicant must comply with all applicable rules, regulations, permit conditions, and stipulations set forth in the application
None, except providing proper bonding as described in Section 3.1 (D)(6)
Public hearing before the Supervisor of Wells, then to Circuit Court
This is considered a modification of an existing permit (see Section 5.7.2.) The decision maker for this approval is the bonding specialist of the Permits and Bonding Unit, OGMD. Individuals may get notice of applications to transfer by contacting the Permits and Bonding Unit of OGMD. Current well permittees may be found on the oil and gas well database at: http://www.deq.state.mi.us/geowebface/.
E. ADMINISTERING AGENCY:
EGLE; Oil, Gas, & Minerals Division; Permits and Bonding Unit; P.O. Box 30256; Lansing, Michigan 48909-7756