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Guidelines for Permit Amendments

Brine Mining Injection Wells

Statewide Rule 81
Filing Requirements To Amend: Solution Mining Interval Cavern Capacity Well Location Well Configuration Injection Pressure Injection Rate Permit Monitoring Conditions
Application Form (Form H-2) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Surface owenrship service list and plat Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
O&G operators service list and plat Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Area of Review Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes, if the change requires examination of this information
Schematic of facility No No Yes No No No Yes, if the change requires examination of this information
Topographic map Yes, if the change involves stratigraphic identification different from previous application Yes, if the change involves stratigraphic identification different from previous application Yes No No No Yes, if the change requires examination of this information
Aquifer datasheet Yes, if the change involves stratigraphic identification different from previous application Yes, if the change involves stratigraphic identification different from previous application Yes No No No Yes, if the change requires examination of this information
GAU letter Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes, if the change requires examination of this information
Groundwater monitoring plan Yes Yes Yes Yes, if the change involves casing depths No No Yes
Copies of well report documents referenced by H-2 instruction item no. 9 Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes, if the change requires examination of this information
Wellbore diagram Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes, if the change requires examination of this information
List of logs to be run Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes, if the change requires examination of this information
Annotated well log Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes, if the change requires examination of this information
Injection water source information Yes Yes Yes No No Yes, if changed injection rate results in using different water source Yes, if the change requires examination of this information
Description of injection procedure Yes, if the change requires examination of this information Yes, if the change requires examination of this information Yes, if the change requires examination of this information Yes, if the change requires examination of this information Yes, if the change requires examination of this information Yes, if the change requires examination of this information Yes, if the change requires examination of this information
Description of MIT procedure No No No Yes, if the change involves method of completion No No Yes, if the change requires examination of this information
Sonar survey No Yes, if cavern size has reached 1 million bbl No No No No No