Office of Oil, Gas, and Minerals
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Who We Are and What We Do
The mission of the Office of Oil, Gas, and Minerals (OOGM) is to promote the best use of Michigan's non-renewable geological resources for their social and economic benefits while protecting associated resource values, property rights, the environment, and public health and safety. Contact us.
Weekly List of Application and Permits for Oil and Gas Wells
Rules about hydraulic fracturing to be promulgated.
The DEQ is proceeding with promulgation of rules on hydraulic fracturing. The rules cover water withdrawals, baseline water quality sampling, monitoring and reporting, and chemical additive disclosure. They will also update well spacing requirements and clarify terms describing well locations and drilling tracts. The promulgation process is expected to take six to nine months and will include public hearings and a public comment period. View or download a copy of the current draft of the proposed Hydraulic Fracturing Rules.
The DEQ appreciates your input during the rule making process and will solicit comments during the formal public comment period and public hearing. Please wait to submit your comments on the proposed rule changes during that formal process.
Select the following link to request notification of Public Hearings about Hydraulic Fracturing Rules.