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For the purpose of this article, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
CIRCULATING MUD PIT. The working pit from which drilling muds are continuously recirculated during the drilling process into and from the drilling hole, for the purpose of flushing cuttings from the drill bit, and as a lubricant to reduce torque, drag, heat, friction and differential sticking during the drilling process.
DISPOSAL WELL. Any well drilled or actually used for injection of salt water or other substances into the earth at a point other or different than the point of extraction or production thereof from the earth.
MUD. The drilling fluid used and recirculated through the drilling hole as a lubricant to reduce torque, drag, heat, friction and differential sticking and to flush drill bit cuttings from the hold during the drilling process.
MUD PROGRAM. The planned usage of drilling fluid lubricants, specifying with particularity the type, name and physical and chemical composition and characteristics of all ingredients thereof, together with such laboratory and other technical data as may be necessary or required by the Municipal Building Inspector to evaluate the same as pollutive, deleterious or otherwise.
OIL OR GAS WELL. Includes any well drilled, operated or maintained for the production of oil gas, casinghead gas or any of them or their by-products or derivatives.
RESERVE PIT. Any excavation, pit or receptacle designed or actually used to receive, store or hold rocks, drill bit cuttings, shale, sand, fresh water or drilling mud which contains no salt water, oil, oil derivations, caustics, acids or other deleterious substances harmful to soil, vegetation or injurious to animal or human life.
SLUSH PIT. Any excavation, pit or receptacle designed or actually used to receive, store or hold waste oil, oil derivatives, sand, salt water or other waste products or deleterious substances produced or used in the drilling, swabbing, cleaning or re-working of any oil, gas or disposal well.