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- Beginning on January 1, 2014, operators of these facilities must apply for a temporary authorization, known as a Chief’s Order, to install new facilities or continue to operate existing facilities.
- After the Chief promulgates the new rules, all facilities operating under a Chief’s Order and new facilities will be required to obtain a permit in conformance with the new rules.
The Division of Oil and Gas Resource Management intends to propose the new rules in early 2014. Guidelines for applying for Chief’s Orders for interim authority to install or operate facilities have been posted on ODNR’s website and are available here.