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Title Acceptable forms of alternative documentation that may be accepted in lieu of a cement bond log for the water protection string
Document ID DGO-G-1
Summary On November 28, 2016, DMME published the final updates of its Gas and Oil Regulation (4VAC25-150 et seq.) in Volume 33, Number 7 of the Virginia Register of Regulations. 4VAC25-150-280(C) contains the following requirement: Each permittee completing a well shall complete a cement bond log for the water protection string. Permittees may petition the director to submit alternative documentation that demonstrates effective bond between the casing and the formation. This requirement helps to ensure well integrity and the protection of groundwater resources. However, mechanisms other than a cement bond log exist that can demonstrate effective bond between the casing and the formation. The purpose of this document is to establish those acceptable forms of alternative documentation. The regulations take effect December 28, 2016.
Latest Revision 12/28/2016
pdf View document text     Posted On 12/28/2016                 Document on Town Hall
Explanation or Citations ยง 45.1-361.27(E)(5) 4VAC25-150-280

This document applies to the following chapters
[4 VAC 25-150] Gas and Oil Regulation


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