Ala. Admin. Code r. 400-1-1-.01 - Applicability
The following rules and regulations shall govern onshore lands operations. These rules apply to all lands within the territorial jurisdiction of the State, except those lands in Mobile Bay and coastal areas of Baldw in and Mobile Counties overlain by water. However, the rules governing onshore lands operations do not apply to coalbed methane gas operations. Wells drilled from surface locations in submerged offshore lands to onshore bottom hole locations shall be permitted, drilled, completed, and plugged pursuant to offshore rules and regulations, but shall be spaced on a spacing unit in accordance with onshore rules and regulations. Wells drilled from onshore surface locations to bottom hole locations in submerged offshore lands shall be permitted, drilled, completed, and plugged pursuant to onshore rules, but shall be spaced in accordance with the offshore rules. The Supervisor may require notice and hearing on any permit application in which the operator requests approval to drill a well from a surface location in submerged offshore lands to an onshore bottom hole location or from an onshore surface location to a bottom hole location underlying submerged offshore lands.
Author: Marvin Rogers
Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, §§ 9-17-1, et seq.
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