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(a) Any owner or lessee of land who discovers an abandoned gas or oil well shall immediately notify the Fire Division and/or the City Engineer.
(b) Any person who discovers an abandoned gas or oil well during the development of land or the construction of a building shall immediately cease all operations until notice of the discovery is given to the Engineer and the Fire Chief and until such well is treated in accordance with this chapter.
(c) No person engaged in any phase of construction shall remove any casing or piping of an abandoned well until such well has been reported to the Chief of the Ohio Division of Oil and Gas and the Fire Chief. No construction shall take place either over or near an abandoned gas or oil well until such well has been inspected and the recommended type of treatment has been made by the Chief of the Division in conformity with the laws of the state and this chapter.
(Ord. 80-O-104, passed 2-17-1981)