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WV GOVERNOR SIGNS LEGISLATION ALLOWING WVDEP TO APPROVE WELL PAD PERMIT TRANSFERS

February 11, 2015

By: Robert G. McLusky

West Virginia Governor Tomblin has signed a bill allowing  horizontal well pad permit transfers under WV Code 22-6A-7.   The bill was signed by the Governor on February 4 and effective upon passage.    Prior to this amendment, WVDEP would not transfer well pad permits in an asset sale, and required the buyer to re-apply for new permits.  A link to the history of the bill appears here.

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