15A NCAC 05H .1314 PERMIT RELEASE
(a) The permittee may request the Department to release the oil or gas well and all affected areas associated within the well site and return any remaining bond in accordance with Rule .1406 of this Subchapter.
(b) The Department shall not approve an oil or gas well permit release unless the requirements for Rule .1406 of this Subchapter have been met and all oil or gas well plugging and abandonment fees and notices have been received.
(c) The Department shall release any remaining bond to the permittee after finding that that the well site has been reclaimed as stated in the Reclamation Plan.
History Note: Authority G.S. 113-391(a6);
Eff. March 17, 2015.