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Guidelines for Permit Amendments-Disposal Into Non-Productive Formations


Statewide Rule 9

Filing RequirementsTo Amend Injection IntervalTo Amend Injection PressureTo Amend Injection VolumeTo Amend to CommercialTo Amend Injection Fluid Type
Filing Fee + Surcharge: 
$250 per well
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Application Form: 
(Form W-14)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Electric Log Yes, unless previously filed No No No No
GAU W-14 Review Letter Yes, unless previously filed in the last 5 years No No No No
Area of Review: 
Map of Wells
Yes, if current permit issued before 4/1/82 or change is uphole No No No No
Area of Review: 
Table of Wells
Yes, if current permit issued before 4/1/82 or change is uphole No No No No
Step-Rate Test No Yes, If pressure > 0.5 psi/ft. No No No
Ownership Survey Map to 
show wells/operator within 
one-half mile radius
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Notify: 
Operators of wells within 
one-half mile radius
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Notify: 
Surface Owner
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Notify: 
Adjacent Surface Owners
No No No Yes No
Notify: 
County Clerk
Yes No No Yes Yes
Notify: 
City Clerk
Yes, if within city limits No No Yes, if within city limits Yes, if within city limits
Notify: 
Publication
Yes No No Yes, Specify "Commercial Well" No
Seismic Survey Yes Yes Yes No No


Please direct questions or comments to: Technical Permitting, (512) 463-6792

Last Updated: 7/7/2017 2:26:51 PM