NOTICE OF INTENT TO AMEND/ADOPT 
RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE 
WYOMING OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION

        Pursuant to Wyo. Stat. 16-3-103 et seq., the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (WOGCC) is proposing to adopt, update and amend procedural rules found in Chapter 1 and 5, for the purpose of adopting as much of the Office of Administrative Hearings Uniform Rules for Contested Cases (OAH Rules) as is consistent with the specific and distinct requirements of the agency, pursuant to W.S. 16-3-103(j)(i).

        The WOGCC is also proposing to adopt rules and regulations related to Uniform Procedures, Fees, Costs and Charges for Inspecting, Copying, and Producing Public Records, promulgated by the Department of Administration and Information pursuant to W.S. 16-4-204(e). It is proposed that the rule be adopted in whole as new Chapter 6.

        These proposed rule amendments meet minimum substantive state statutory requirements pursuant to Wyo. Stat. 16-3-103(g). These rules are not adopted, amended or repealed to comply with federal law or regulatory requirements, pursuant to Wyo. Stat. 16-3-103(a)(i)(F). These rules have been determined to not constitute a taking, pursuant to W.S. 9-5-304. A copy of the assessment is available upon request to the Oil and Gas Supervisor.

        Written comments regarding the proposed amendments may be submitted by: MAIL to the State Oil and Gas Supervisor, P.O. Box 2640, Casper, Wyoming 82602-2640; E-MAIL to WOGCC_rules@wyo.gov; or, FACSIMILE addressed to the State Oil and Gas Supervisor at 307-234-5306. Comments must be received no later than 12:00 p.m. on July 28, 2017, to be considered.

        No public hearing on the proposed rules has been scheduled. A public hearing will be held to discuss the proposed rules if requested by twenty-five (25) persons, a government subdivision or by an association having not less than twenty-five (25) members. Request for a public hearing may be address to: Public Hearing Request, Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission, P.O. Box 2640, Casper, WY 82602-2640.

        The proposed amendments will be considered by the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission at its regularly scheduled meeting date on TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2017, AT 9:00 A.M., in the Conference Room of the Office of the State Oil and Gas Supervisor, 2211 King Boulevard, Casper, Wyoming. Any interested firm, person, or corporation may appear at the time and place aforesaid to be heard by the Commission.

        Copies of these proposed amended and/or new chapters are available on the Commission’s website at http://wogcc.state.wy.us; the Secretary of State’s website at https://rules.wyo.gov/; by request via e-mail to Mark Watson (mark.watson@wyo.gov) or Karla Sanford (karla.sanford@wyo.gov); by fax at 307-234-5306; or, by telephone at 307-234-7147.

        Any person may urge the agency not to adopt the rules as proposed and also request the agency to state its reasons for overruling the consideration urged against adoption. Requests for an agency response must be made prior to or within thirty (30) days after adoption of the rule, must be in writing, and must be addressed to:

                                                                                                            Mark Watson, State Oil and Gas Supervisor
                                                                                                            P.O. Box 2640
                                                                                                            Casper, Wyoming, 82602-2640

        These rules are not adopted, amended or repealed to comply with federal law or regulatory requirements. These rules have been determined to not constitute a taking, pursuant to W.S. 9-5-304.

        DATED this 30th day of May, 2017.

                                                                                                            /s/ Mark Watson,
                                                                                                            State Oil and Gas Supervisor