(a) The Department shall collect data, retain records, and produce reports pursuant to G.S. 113-391(b).
(b) If information collected during predrilling exploration activities or geophysical surveys related to oil or gas exploration and development is of a confidential nature, then upon request of the permittee, the State Geologist shall hold such information in confidence until the information is no longer confidential in accordance with Rule .0707 of this Subchapter.
(c) The permittee shall retain all data, records, reports, logs, and samples associated with oil or gas well drilling, completion, production, and plugging and abandonment until released to the Department. The permittee shall transfer all records or copies within five years of the release of an Oil or Gas Permit in accordance with Rule .1314 of this Subchapter to the State Geologist for permanent public record retention.
History Note: Authority G.S. 113-391(a)(5)(k); 113-391(b); 113-391(b1);
Eff. March 17, 2015.