Reducing Impacts of New PIT Rules on Small Producers (07123-07)

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology - Principal Investigator:  Robert Balch

Objective:  To minimize the impact of new “pit rules” on New Mexico’s small producers, thus minimizing the added cost of compliance and increased difficulty of permitting future drilling and production wells.  A wide selection of data needed for compliance will be made available, in acceptable automated formats, to allow faster applications without the necessity of expensive surveys in most areas.  In addition, maps of leaching potential and site risk will be generated to allow quick review of compliance issues and potential remediation expenses for all potential drill sites in New Mexico’s producing regions.
 
Period of Performance:  August 6, 2008 to August 5, 2011

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