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Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Oil & Gas Markets


Public Hearings for Rules

The Natural Resources Commission has scheduled two public hearings to take comments about the proposed rules for the Division of Oil & Gas. The hearings are:

  • Monday, April 24, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. EDT at the Hampton Inn Anderson, 2312 E. Hampton Drive, Anderson, IN 46013.
  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. CDT at the Hampton Inn Evansville Airport, 5701 U.S. 41 North, Evansville, IN 47711.

Proposed Changes to Oil and Gas Rules

The Division of Oil and Gas has proposed new comprehensive rules (LSA #16-230) governing oil and gas well activities under IC 14-37 by adding a new 312 IAC 29. The proposed rules were approved for preliminary adoption by the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) on May 12, 2016. This action also proposes to repeal existing rules at 312 IAC 16.

Information about the rule including a timeline for various actions necessary before the rule becomes final may be viewed under the “Rulemaking Docket” heading at You may need to scroll through the list of actions in the Rulemaking Docket to find information for “Oil & Gas (312 IAC 29)”.

The timeline is anticipatory and subject to change. Updates regarding anticipated dates for: publishing the proposed rules in the Indiana Register; the scheduling of any public hearings; and instructions and deadlines for filing comments to the NRC on the proposed rules are also included at that location. Interested persons are encouraged to visit the Rulemaking Docket on the NRC’s website periodically to stay current on changes which may occur.

Comments on the rule may be submitted through the “Rulemaking Docket” be selecting the “comment on this rule” link or by regular mail to the following address:

Natural Resources Commission
Division of Hearings
Indiana Government Center North, Room N501
100 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204