Pennsylvania bill-PA SB790
Here is a message I just received from PSLS:
Senate Bill 790 proposes to amend the current law regulating conventional oil and gas wells (Act 13 of 2012). SB 790 removes the requirement that plats accompanying permit applications need to be prepared by a “competent engineer or competent surveyor.”
In place of a competent engineer or surveyor, SB 790 substitutes “a person trained in the preparation of plats.” The contents of the plat are spelled out in the bill and clearly require preparation by a competent engineer or competent surveyor. For example, one of the plat components reads as follows:
“(vi) the proposed location of the well determined by plat, along with the courses and distances of the location from two or more permanent identifiable points or landmarks on the tract boundary corners;”
A win in the battle for the rights of incompetent surveyors and engineers.
Yikes, cause oil wells don't have ownership rights associated with them.