Regulation of Oil and Gas Resources (Florida)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Florida

Applies to States or Provinces Florida
Name Regulation of Oil and Gas Resources (Florida)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Safety and Operational Guidelines
Affected Technologies Natural Gas
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15


It is the public policy of the state to conserve and control the natural resources of oil and gas, and their products; to prevent waste of oil and gas; to provide for the protection and adjustment of the rights of landowners, producers, and interested parties; and to safeguard the health, property and public welfare of the citizens of said state and other interested persons. The Division of Resource Management within the Department of Environmental Protection is responsible for regulating the production and conservation of oil and gas resources. This legislation contains more information on the scope of the Division's powers; permitting procedures for exploration, development, and production permits; and well spacing and pooling. Additional regulations can be found in chapter 62C of the Florida Administrative Code.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Nathan Smith
Department Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Division Bureau of Mining and Minerals Regulation - Oil and Gas Section
Address 2051 East Paul Dirac Drive - M.S. 715
Place Tallahassee, Florida
Zip/Postal Code 32310
Phone (850) 488-8217
Phone 2 (850) 413-8192
Fax (850) 488-1254

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Fla. Stat. 377.01 through 377.43

Authority 2: Fla. Admin. Code 62C