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(225 ILCS 730/) Well Abandonment Act.

225 ILCS 730/0.01

    (225 ILCS 730/0.01) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 5200)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Well Abandonment Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

225 ILCS 730/1

    (225 ILCS 730/1) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 5201)
    Sec. 1. It is the duty of the permittee of any well drilled or deepened for oil or gas, to file all geophysical logs and a well drilling report of said well in the office of the State Geological Survey of the University of Illinois within 90 days after drilling ceases.
    The well drilling report: (1) shall show the character and depth of the formations passed through or encountered in the drilling of the well, particularly showing the depth and thickness of oil-bearing strata, and gas-bearing strata, (2) shall show the position and thickness of coal beds and deposits of mineral materials of economic value, and (3) shall give the location of the hole.
    The Department of Natural Resources shall supply to the Illinois State Geological Survey a copy of each permit, showing the location of the well.
(Source: P.A. 98-346, eff. 8-14-13.)

225 ILCS 730/2

    (225 ILCS 730/2) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 5202)
    Sec. 2. The Department of Natural Resources shall notify the permittee, at the time a permit is issued, either to collect or not to collect for the Geological Survey, drill cuttings representing each 5 feet of the distance drilled in cable tool wells and each 10 feet of the distance drilled in rotary wells based upon information supplied by the Geological Survey. Information as to the approved method of collecting drill cuttings shall be obtained from the Geological Survey by the person or persons responsible for the drilling of the well.
    Intervals for which drill cuttings are required may be core drilled, in which case representative samples of the core as determined by the Geological Survey shall be submitted to the Geological Survey in lieu of drill cuttings. Cores of intervals for which drill cuttings are not required, and which are not submitted to the Geological Survey, shall be available, in their entirety, as recovered, to authorized representatives of the Geological Survey for inspection and sampling; provided that the sampling shall not involve the removal of any complete section of the core unless complete removal is authorized by the permittee.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)

225 ILCS 730/3

    (225 ILCS 730/3) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 5203)
    Sec. 3. All geophysical logs and well drilling reports supplied to the Geological Survey in accordance with the provisions of this Act, all sample descriptions compiled by the Survey from examination of drill cuttings or cores, and all completion reports received from the Department of Natural Resources shall be available for public inspection except as to the information that the permittee of the well requests be kept confidential. The requirement that the Geological Survey keep certain information confidential shall not prohibit the use of the information for research purposes, provided the Survey does not publish specific data or identify the well from which the data were taken or interpreted. No such information shall be kept confidential for more than 2 years from the date the permit was issued.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)

225 ILCS 730/4

    (225 ILCS 730/4) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 5204)
    Sec. 4. The Geological Survey shall issue a receipt for each geophysical log and well drilling report within 15 days of receipt of the geophysical log or well drilling report. The issuance of a receipt shall be deemed acceptance of the log or report by the Survey.
(Source: P.A. 87-744.)