Oil and Gas: Rulemaking for IDAPA 20.03.16
Rules Governing Oil and Gas Leasing on Idaho State Lands
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
Negotiated rulemaking was completed and the Department submitted the Proposed Rule to the Office of Administrative Rules. This starts a formal rulemaking process that is required for the rules to be considered by the 2017 Legislature. The Proposed Rule will be published in the October 5th Administrative Bulletin, which will start a 21-day comment period. Please see the timeline below for more details.
The submitted Proposed Rule can be downloaded here: Proposed Rule IDAPA 20.03.16
This version is provided to give the public the opportunity to view the content of the proposed rule before the Bulletin is published. However, this version may vary slightly from the version published in the October 5th Bulletin.
Comments submitted on the Proposed Rule must address the version of the rules published in the October 5th Bulletin. Therefore, comments must be received during the 21-day comment period (October 5 - October 26) to be considered for changes to the Pending Rule that will be sent to the 2017 Legislature. This formal rulemaking process is generally described in Idaho Code 67-5221 through 5224.
• Comments accepted: October 5 – October 26
Those interested in participating in the rulemaking process may do so by attending scheduled meetings or submitting comments during any allowed comment period to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|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 on the negotiated rulemaking will be held as follows:
|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|