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25 Pa. Code § 78a.86. Defective casing or cementing.

§ 78a.86. Defective casing or cementing.

 In a well that has defective, insufficient or improperly cemented casing, the operator shall report the defect to the Department within 24 hours of discovery by the operator and shall correct the defect. The operator shall correct the defect or submit a plan to correct the defect for approval by the Department within 30 days. If the defect cannot be corrected or an alternate method is not approved by the Department, the well shall be plugged under § §  78a.91—78a.98 (relating to plugging).

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  78a.81 (relating to general provisions); 25 Pa. Code §  78a.102 (relating to criteria for approval of inactive status); and 25 Pa. Code §  78a.103 (relating to annual monitoring of inactive wells).

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