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25 Pa. Code § 78a.105. Revocation of inactive status.

§ 78a.105. Revocation of inactive status.

 The Department may revoke inactive status and may order the immediate plugging of a well if one of the following applies:

   (1)  The well is in violation of the act or regulations administered by the Department.

   (2)  The operator of the inactive well has become insolvent, to the extent that the plan provided under §  78a.102 (relating to criteria for approval of inactive status) is no longer viable to return the well to active status, or the operator otherwise demonstrates a lack of ability or intention to comply with applicable laws and regulations.

   (3)  The condition of the well no longer satisfies the requirements of section 3214 of the act (relating to inactive status) and §  78a.102 and § §  78a.103 and 78a.104 (relating to annual monitoring of inactive wells; and term of inactive status).

   (4)  The owner or operator is unwilling or unable to perform his obligations under the act.

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  78a.91 (relating to general provisions); and 25 Pa. Code §  78a.101 (relating to general provisions).

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