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Resource Management Services: Mineral Resources, Parts 550-559 (New York)

Eligibility 
Commercial
Construction
Industrial
Investor-Owned Utility
Municipal/Public Utility
Tribal Government
Utility
Program Info
State 
New York
Program Type 
Environmental Regulations
Provider 
NY Department of Environmental Conservation

This section establishes a Bureau of Mineral Resources within the Department of Environmental Conservation, which has the authority to regulate the exploration and mining for oil and gas resources in New York State. The regulations include permitting and reporting requirements for exploration or production well drilling or deepening, well spacing, drilling practices, well plugging and abandonment, secondary recovery and pressure maintenance, and transportation of oil or gas products. Special regulations apply to mining activities located on Bass Island.