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(a) The drilling preparation used in wells drilled with rotary equipment shall be capable of sealing off each oil, gas, brine or fresh water stratum above the producing horizon or objective formation and shall be capable of preventing blowouts and flows of salt or fresh water in accordance with good well drilling practice. Rotary tools shall have the innermost string of casing equipped with a blowout preventer, properly installed and tested prior to drilling into any formation likely to contain oil or gas.
(b) Wells drilled with cable tools shall have the innermost string of casing equipped with a high-pressure master gate valve and control head, and an oil saver, securely anchored by concrete, prior to drilling onto any formation likely to contain oil or gas.
(c) When drilling any well for oil or gas, the drilling rig shall have a blowout preventer, in good working order, attached to the drilling equipment to prevent gas or oil from blowing out of control, causing damage to the surrounding area or the wasting of natural resources.
(d) Increasing porosity and permeability of any pay horizon or potential pay horizon by means of explosives is strictly prohibited.
(e) All moveable valves and access points in the producing complex shall be made vandal-proof with all appropriate methods, such methods to be submitted to the Manager for final approval.
(f) All crews shall be trained in the operation of the blowout preventer, control head and related equipment, and all equipment to be used shall be in good condition.
(g) All gas and oil lines shall be buried at a minimum depth of thirty inches.
(h) Openings in tanks in excess of four inches in diameter shall be equipped with gratings not greater than four inches by four inches.
(i) Cuttings or residual materials accumulated in the pits upon completion of drilling shall be treated in the same way as those which fall under regulations for special permit areas, as required by Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil and Gas.
(j) Weeds shall be kept cleared at all times from inside the tank battery fencing and shall be cut outside the perimeter of the fencing to a distance of at least thirty-six inches.
(k) Shut-off valves on lines coming from the well, located in the tank battery, shall be positioned within the fencing perimeter and no closer than fifteen feet to tanks, separators, regulators, meters, etc., to permit access by emergency personnel in the event of a fire.
(l) All gates surrounding wells, tanks, pumps and similar devices that permit access to the site shall be kept locked at all times, except when maintenance activities are in progress and/or when products are being removed.
(m) All drilling within 1,000 feet of any floodway, wetland or body of water used as a public water supply shall utilize the same requirements as established for special permit areas by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil and Gas.
(n) Address numbers no less than ten inches in height shall be displayed at the access road entrance to all sites.
(o) All operations shall be shut in or enclosed when any heating of products takes place.
(Ord. 94-165. Passed 1-4-95.)