§ 78a.25. Conferencesgeneral.
(a) If a timely objection to the location is filed by the coal owner or operator under § § 78a.2278a.24 (relating to objections by owner or operator of coal mine; time for filing objections by owner or operator of coal mine; and information to be provided with objections by owner or operator of coal mine), or if objections are made by the Department, the Department will fix a time and place for a conference within 10 calendar days from the date of service of the objections upon the well operator, unless all parties agree to an extension of time for the conference.
(b) The Department may decide not to hold a conference if it determines that the objections are not valid or if the objection is resolved.
(c) The Department will attempt to schedule the conference as late as possible in the 10-day period if the well is subject to the Coal and Gas Resource Coordination Act (58 P.S. § § 501518). The Department will not schedule a conference under section 3212 of the act (relating to permit objections) if it receives written notice that the gas well operator or the coal mine owner or operator has made a written request to convene a panel to resolve objections to the location of a gas well over which a panel has jurisdiction in accordance with § § 78a.2978a.33.
(d) The conference will be governed by § § 78a.2678a.28 (relating to agreement at conference; continuation of conference; and final action if objections do not proceed to panel).
(e) The Department or a person having a direct interest in the subject matter of the act may request a conference any time to attempt to resolve by mutual agreement a matter arising under the act.
This section cited in 25 Pa. Code § 78a.30 (relating to jurisdiction of panel).
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