Department of Natural Resources - Saltwater Operation - Definitions.

Published: 1982-06-01

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(A) "Person" means any political subdivision, department, agency, or instrumentality of this state; the United States and any department, agency, or instrumentality thereof; and any legal entity defined as a person under section 1.59 of the Revised Code.

(B) "Chief" means chief, division of oil and gas.

(C) "Division" means division of oil and gas, Ohio department of natural resources.

(D) "Producer" means the owner of a well capable of or producing oil or gas or both.

(E) "Saltwater" means any and all nonpotable water resulting, obtained, or produced from the exploration, drilling, or production of oil or gas.

(F) "Subject tract" means a tract upon which a person proposes to drill, reopen, deepen, plug back, or rework a well for the injection of saltwater.

(G) "Well" means any borehole, whether drilled or bored, within the state, for production, extraction, or injection of any gas or liquid mineral, excluding potable water to be used as such, but including natural or artificial brines and oil field waters.

(H) "Existing well" means any well for which a drilling permit was issued by the division prior to June 1, 1982.

(I) "Injection well owner" means a person with the right to inject saltwater on a subject tract.

(J) "Barrel" means a quantity of liquid equal to forty-two U.S. gallons.

(K) "Mg/L" means milligrams per liter.