WEST virginia legislature
2021 regular session
Senate Bill 404
By Senators Smith, Ihlenfeld, Lindsay, Jeffries, and Hamilton
[Passed March 18, 2021; in effect 90 days from passage]
AN ACT to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §22-6A-7a, relating to applications for modifications of well permits under the Natural Gas Horizontal Well Control Act; providing for an application fee of $2,500 to modify an existing permit issued by the Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Oil and Gas; and providing that the secretary may allow and deny said modification applications and may create forms.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
ARTICLE 6A. NATURAL GAS HORIZONTAL WELL CONTROL ACT.
§22-6A-7a. Modifications of permits.
A permit issued pursuant to this article may be modified to address changes to the permit if the secretary determines that the modification fully meets all applicable requirements and is consistent with the issuance of the original permit.
The secretary may deny the application for a permit modification as outlined for new permits under this article.
A request to modify a permit issued pursuant to this article shall be on forms prescribed by the secretary and accompanied by a fee of $2,500.