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(A) If an operator (or its officers, employees, agents, contractors, subcontractors or representatives) fails to comply with any requirement of a oil or gas well permit (including any requirement incorporated by reference as part of the permit), the City Secretary shall give written notice to the operator specifying the nature of the alleged failure and giving the operator a reasonable time to cure, taking into consideration the nature and extent of the alleged failure, the extent of the efforts required to cure, and the potential impact on the health, safety, and welfare of the community. In no event, however, shall the cure period be less than 30 days unless the alleged failure presents a risk of imminent destruction of property or injury to persons or unless the alleged failure involves the operator's failure to provide periodic reports. The city may issue a stop work order under the Fire Code.
(B) If the operator does not cure the alleged failure within the time specified by the city, the city may notify the Railroad Commission and request that the Railroad Commission take appropriate action (with a copy of such notice provided to the operator), and the city may pursue any other remedy available under this chapter.
(C) If the operator does not cure the alleged failure within the time specified by the city, the city may upon recommendation of the City Engineer:
(1) Recommend to the City Council that the oil or gas well permit be suspended until the alleged failure is cured; or,
(2) If the operator fails to initiate and diligently pursue a cure, recommend to the City Council that the oil or gas well permit be revoked.
(D) The decision of the city to recommend suspension or revocation of an oil or gas well permit shall be provided to the operator in writing at least 10 days before any action by the City Council.
(E) If an oil or gas well permit is revoked, the operator may submit an application for a new oil or gas well permit for the same well.
(Ord. 618, passed 3-20-2006)