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Public invited to comment on rules for oil and gas development


RALEIGH – Officials with the state Mining and Energy Commission are seeking public input on proposed rules for regulating oil and gas development in North Carolina.

Written comments from the public will be accepted at three public hearings and may also be submitted at any time July 15 – Sept. 15. Hard copy written comments should be sent to:

Oil and Gas Program,

DENR-Division of Energy Mineral and Land Resources

1612 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1612

Written comments may also be submitted electronically through the state Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources website at: .

The public hearings are scheduled for:

· 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Aug. 20 at the McKimmon Center,1101 Gorman St., Raleigh

· 5ż9 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Wicker Center,1801 Nash St., Sanford

· 5–9 p.m. Aug. 25 at Rockingham High School,180 High School Rd., Reidsville

The complete text of the proposed rules and proposed revisions to existing rules are available online at: .

The public comment period ends at 5 p.m. Sept. 15.

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