Office of Conservation

The Office of Conservation rules are contained in Title 43 of the Louisiana Administrative Code. The Division of Administration, Office of the State Register, is the official authority responsible for Executive Orders issued by the Governor, the Louisiana Administrative Code, and the monthly Louisiana Register. The Louisiana Administrative Code is a state-certified publication that provides a set of permanent rules which have been formally adopted or amended by Louisiana state agencies.

The State Register offers Office of Conservation rules on its Web site. Connect to the the complete list of Titles of the Louisiana Administrative Code, Title 43 for more information.

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Advanced Notices of Possible Rulemaking Actions


Proposed Rules

Rule Notice of Intent* Louisiana Register (Published) Public Hearing Public Comment Deadline Reports Effective Date
SWO-29-R-FY17/18
Fee Schedule
NOI Sumbitted 8/9/2017 8/20/2017   Hand Delivered or USPS Mail Only
4:30 p.m.
9/11/2017
» Initial Report
» Attachment 1
» Attachment 2
Anticipated 11/20/2017
LAC 43:XIX Chapter 5 Statewide Order No. 29-B
E&P Waste Transfer Pipeline Systems
NOI Submitted 12/5/2016     Hand Delivered or USPS Mail Only
4:00 p.m.
12/12/2016
» Initial Report
» Attachment 1
» Attachment 2 
» Post Hearing Report
3/20/2017
LAC 43:XIX.104 Statewide Order No. 29-B
For Compliance with Act 634 of 2016
NOI Submitted 11/10/2016     Hand Delivered or USPS Mail Only
4:00 p.m.
12/12/2016
» Initial Report
» Attachment 1
» Attachment 2
» Post Hearing Report
3/20/2017
SWO-29-R-FY16/17
Fee Schedule
NOI Submitted 8/10/2016 8/20/2016   Hand Delivered or USPS Mail Only
4:30 p.m.
9/12/2016
» Initial Report
» Attachment 1
» Attachment 2
» Attachment 3
» Summary Report
» Summary Attachments
» Summary Receipts
11/20/2016

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*Disclaimer: The notices accessible within these pages, as required by Act 401 of 2014,  are not certified as the official copies published in the State Register as they may be subsequently revised by the Office of State Register pursuant to La. R.S. 49:983 prior to publishing. Access to official copies of rule making notices are available from the Office of State Register found at this website.


Emergency Rules


Recent Rule Changes

Updated Forms:


Title 43
Natural Resources

Part IX Office of Conservation Natural Gas Policy Act

Chapter 1. NGPA Well Category Determination Rules and Procedures

Chapter 3. Tight Formation Rules and Procedures

Part XI Office of Conservation Pipeline Division

Subpart 1. Natural Gas and Coal

Subpart 2. Underwater Obstructions

Subpart 3. Pipeline Safety

Subpart 4. Carbon Dioxide

Subpart 5. Compressed Natural Gas

Part XIII Office of Conservation Natural Gas Pipeline Safety

Subpart 1. General Provisions

Subpart 2. Transportation of Natural and Other Gas by Pipeline

Subpart 3. Transportation of Natural and Other Gas by pipeline: Minimum Safety Standards

Subpart 4. Drug and Alcohol Testing

Part XV Office of Conservation Surface Mining

Subpart 1. General Information

Subpart 2. Areas Unsuitable for Mining

Subpart 3. Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Operations Permits and Coal Exploration and Development Procedures Systems

Subpart 4. Bond and Insurance Requirements for Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Operations

Subpart 5. Permanent Program Performance Standards

Subpart 6. Abandoned Mine Lands

Part XVII Office of Conservation Underground Injection Control

Subpart 1. Statewide Order No. 29-N-1
Chapter 1. Class I, III, IV and V Injection Wells

Subpart 2. Statewide Order No. 29-N-2
Chapter 2. Class I Hazardous Waste Injection Wells

Subpart 3. Statewide Order No. 29-M
Chapter 3. Hydrocarbon Storage Wells in Salt Dome Cavities

Subpart 4. Statewide Order No. 29-M-2
Chapter 31. Disposal of Exploration and Production Waste in Solution-Mined Salt Caverns

Subpart 5. Statewide Order No. 29-M-3
Chapter 33. Class III (Solution-Mining) Injection Wells

Part XIX Office of Conservation

General Operations

Unitization Guidelines

Subpart 1. Statewide Order No. 29-B
Chapter 1. General Provisions

Chapter 3. Pollution Control - Onsite Storage, Treatment and Disposal of Exploration and Production Waste (E&P Waste) Generated from the Drilling and Production of Oil and Gas Wells (Oilfield Pit Regulations)

Chapter 4. Pollution Control (Class II Injection/Disposal Well Regulations)

Chapter 5. Off-site Storage, Treatment and/or Disposal of Exploration and Production Waste Generated from Drilling and Production of Oil and Gas Wells

Subpart 2. Statewide Order No. 29-R- 17/18
Chapter 7. Fees (Fees Schedule)

Subpart 3. Statewide Order No. 25
Chapter 9. Reporting

Subpart 4. Statewide Order No. 29-B-a
Chapter 11. Required Use of Storm Chokes

Subpart 5. Statewide Order No. 29-C-4
Chapter 13. Multiple Completions

Subpart 6. Statewide Order No. 29-D-1
Chapter 15. Commingling of Oil and Gas Production

Subpart 7. Statewide Order No. 29-E
Chapter 19. Oil and Gas Well Spacing

Subpart 8. Statewide Order No. 29-F
Chapter 21. Allowable Production of Natural Gas

Subpart 9. Statewide Order No. 29-G-1
Chapter 23. Automatic Custody Transfer

Subpart 10. Statewide Order No. 29-H-1
Chapter 25. New Pools

Subpart 11. Statewide Order No. 29-J
Chapter 27. Tubingless Completions

Subpart 12. Statewide Order No. 29-K-1
Chapter 29. Substitute Unit Wells

Subpart 13. Statewide Order No. 29-L-3
Chapter 31. Termination of Units

Subpart 14. Statewide Order No. 31-A
Chapter 33. Record Keeping and Report Filing

Subpart 15. Statewide Order No. 45-I-A
Chapter 35. Gas/Oil Ratios, Allowables and Venting of Natural Gas

Subpart 16. Statewide Order No. 151-A-2
Chapter 37. Statewide Crude Oil Depth Bracket Allowable Schedule

Subpart 17. Procedures for Hearings and Unit and Survey Plat Requirements
Chapter 39. Hearings
Chapter 41. Unit and Survey Plats

Subpart 18. Statewide Order No. 29-S

Subpart 19. Enhanced Recovery

 

Title 33
Environmental Quality

Part V Office of Conservation Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety

Chapter 301 through 313