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Oil and Gas: Rulemaking for IDAPA 20.03.16
Rules Governing Oil and Gas Leasing on Idaho State Lands

Overview

Given the increase in oil and gas leasing activities in Idaho during the past decade, the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) has identifed the need to update the oil and gas leasing rules (IDAPA 20.03.16, last revised in 1988) to provide clarity to the parties impacted by these rules and to bring the rules up to date with current leasing and auction practices, terms, and fees.

Status of Rulemaking

The rules were adopted by the Idaho Legislature during the 2017 legislative session. See Senate Concurrent Resolution 120 here.

Rulemaking Timeline


DATE ACTION
July 6, 2016 Publication of Notice of Intent to Promulgate Rules - Negotiated Rulemaking - Administrative Bulletin, Volume 16-7, page 75
October 13, 2016 Public Hearing

Public Meetings

Public meetings on the negotiated rulemaking will be held as follows:

DATE/TIME LOCATION AGENDA
Friday, July 15, 2016 9:00 a.m. MDT Capitol Building, Room WW02, Lincoln Auditorium, 700 W. Jefferson Street, Boise, Idaho 7/08/16
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 9:00 a.m. MDT Capitol Building, Room WW02, Lincoln Auditorium, 700 W. Jefferson Street, Boise, Idaho 7/15/16
Thursday, October 13, 2016 9:00 a.m. MDT Boise, Idaho N/A

Public Comments on Proposed Rule

Surface Owner Protections Joe Morton 07/14/16
Consistency with IDAPA 20.07.02, Royalties Doug Paddock, IORC 07/19/16
Lease Term, Depth Restrictions - continuous drilling operations, shut-in Fee, Tract Nominations, Auction Payment, Royalty Payments Michael Christian 07/19/16

Negotiated Rule Drafts

Drafts of additional edits to the proposed negotiated rule are below.

DRAFT NUMBER DATE POSTED
Draft Text 071516 07/08/15
Draft Text 072016 07/19/15

Staff Contacts

    Endowment Leasing Bureau
    300 N. 6th St., Suite 103
    Boise, ID 83702
    (208) 334-0200

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