IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE — WATER RIGHTS AND RECLAMATION
GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES ACT
42-4009. Well abandonment — Report — Action by director. (a) Within five (5) days after the completion of the abandonment of any well or injection well, the owner or operator of the abandoned well or injection well shall report, in writing to the director on such form as may be prescribed by the director, on all work done with respect to the abandonment.
(b) If the director finds that the abandonment failed to comply with the director’s approval order or is otherwise not in compliance with this act or any regulation or order adopted or issued pursuant hereto, the director may issue an order disapproving such abandonment and/or requiring the person who abandoned the well or injection well to comply with the provisions of this act and any valid order or regulation adopted pursuant hereto or to do anything necessary to avoid waste and to protect life, property, and the natural resources of this state. Any owner or operator who receives a disapproval order under this section is a person who has commenced to abandon a well or injection well without approval, for purposes of any civil or criminal relief available under this act.
[42-4009, added 1972, ch. 301, sec. 10, p. 749; am. 1974, ch. 20, sec. 57, p. 533.]