New Jersey Revised Statutes § 13:1m-11 - Permit For Plugging, Abandonment

13:1M-11. Permit for plugging, abandonment
No person shall plug and abandon an oil or gas well except in accordance with a permit issued therefor by the Department of Environmental Protection pursuant to this section. An application for this permit shall be made on forms prescribed and supplied by the department and shall contain at least the following information:

a. The name and address of the owner;

b. The signature of the owner or his authorized agent and when an authorized agent signs an application it shall be accompanied by a certified copy of his appointment as an agent of the owner;

c. The location of the well, as identified by the municipal tax map by lot and block;

d. Designation of well by name and number;

e. The total depth of the well to be plugged;

f. The date and amount of last production from the well; and

g. Any other data the department may require.

An application for a permit to plug and abandon a well shall be accompanied by a fee, established in accordance with a fee schedule adopted by the department by rule or regulation, reflecting the costs of reviewing and processing the application. No well plugging or abandonment operation shall commence unless the holder of a permit provides at least five days' notice to the State Geologist, to the owner of the land upon which the well is located, to the owners or agents of adjoining land, and to adjoining well owners or agents of his intention to abandon the well, and of the time when plugging operations will commence.

L. 1985, c. 432, s. 11, eff. Jan. 13, 1986.

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