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Rulemaking | Oil, Gas, Helium, and Geothermal Resources

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12 A.A.C. 7, Article 1 – Oil, Gas, Helium, and Geothermal Resources


The Arizona Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (AZOGCC) seeks to update rules that it committed to update in its Five-Year Review submitted to the Governor's Regulatory Review Council (GRRC). This rulemaking will modify Arizona Administrative Code (A.A.C.) Title 12, Chapter 7 to accomplish the following goals: 

  1. Clarify terms in the rules to harmonize them with the statutes and provide clarity generally; and 
  2. Modify rules to support more secure financial assurance, prepare the AZOGCC for potentially regulating artificial stimulation through the Aquifer Protection Program and the Underground Injection Control Program, update well spacing requirements, and require electronic submittals. 

This rulemaking will ensure AZOGCC’s rules adequately protect public health and the environment and provide clarity for regulated parties.  


  • Notice of Docket Opening | View >
  • Governor’s Regulatory Review Council Study Session | July 25, 2023 | View >
  • Governor’s Regulatory Review Council Meeting | Aug. 1, 2023 | View >

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