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District 5 - Coal Mine Safety and Health

Important Reminder- Requirements for Oil and Gas Wells

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Please be reminded that 30CFR 75.1700 requires the maintenance of barriers around oil and gas wells in all areas of the mine, regardless if the area is sealed, second mined, or in active workings. The requirements of 30CFR 75.1700 apply to oil and gas wells that exist before an area is mined or wells that are created after coal mining occurred.