Chapter 78.52 RCW



HTMLPDF 78.52.001Declaration of purpose.
HTMLPDF 78.52.010Definitions.
HTMLPDF 78.52.025Hearings and meetings of department.
HTMLPDF 78.52.030Employment of personnel.
HTMLPDF 78.52.031Conduct of hearingsEvidence.
HTMLPDF 78.52.032Hearing examiners.
HTMLPDF 78.52.033Failure of witness to attend or testifyContempt.
HTMLPDF 78.52.035Attorney for department.
HTMLPDF 78.52.037State oil and gas supervisorDeputy supervisorsEmployment of personnel.
HTMLPDF 78.52.040Duty and powers of departmentIn general.
HTMLPDF 78.52.050Rules, regulations, and ordersTime and place of hearingNotices.
HTMLPDF 78.52.070Hearing upon petitionTime for action.
HTMLPDF 78.52.100RecordsCopies as evidenceCopies to be furnished.
HTMLPDF 78.52.120Drilling permit requiredNotice.
HTMLPDF 78.52.125Environmental impact statement required when drilling affects surface waters of the stateDrilling may be denied, when.
HTMLPDF 78.52.130Waste prohibited.
HTMLPDF 78.52.140Carbon black and carbon productsPermit required.
HTMLPDF 78.52.150Investigations authorized.
HTMLPDF 78.52.155InvestigationsPowers and duties.
HTMLPDF 78.52.200Development units authorized for known pools.
HTMLPDF 78.52.205Development units to be prescribed for pool after discoveryTemporary development units.
HTMLPDF 78.52.210Development unitsSize and shape.
HTMLPDF 78.52.220Development unitsLocation of well.
HTMLPDF 78.52.230Development unitsOrder must cover entire poolModifications.
HTMLPDF 78.52.240Development unitsPooling of interests.
HTMLPDF 78.52.245Pooling orderAllocation of production.
HTMLPDF 78.52.250Pooled interests in well in development unitAllocation of costsRights of owners.
HTMLPDF 78.52.253Pooling agreement, offer to pool, pooling orderFairness to nonconsenting, unleased owners.
HTMLPDF 78.52.255Operations on development unit deemed operations on each tractProduction allocated to tract deemed produced from each tractShut-in well considered on each tractLease on part of tract excluded from unit.
HTMLPDF 78.52.257Dissolution of pooling orderInterests covered by terminated leaseModification or termination of pooling orderExtension of dissolution of pooling order.
HTMLPDF 78.52.260"Wildcat" or "exploratory" well data confidential.
HTMLPDF 78.52.270Limitation of production to "oil allowable"Proration.
HTMLPDF 78.52.280Determining market demandNo undue discrimination in proration of "allowable."
HTMLPDF 78.52.290Limitation of production to "gas allowable"Proration.
HTMLPDF 78.52.300Limitation of gas production from one pool.
HTMLPDF 78.52.310Proration of allowable production in poolPublication of ordersEmergency orders.
HTMLPDF 78.52.320Compliance with limitation or proration required.
HTMLPDF 78.52.330Unit operation of separately owned tracts.
HTMLPDF 78.52.335Unit operation of pools.
HTMLPDF 78.52.345Ratable purchase of oil from owners or operators of pool required.
HTMLPDF 78.52.355Ratable purchase of gas from owners or operators of pool required.
HTMLPDF 78.52.365Enforcement of RCW 78.52.345 and 78.52.355.
HTMLPDF 78.52.450Participation of public lands in unit plan.
HTMLPDF 78.52.460Unit plan not deemed monopolistic.
HTMLPDF 78.52.463Suspension of operations for violationNoticeOrderHearingStay of order.
HTMLPDF 78.52.467Illegal oil, gas, or productSale, purchase, etc., prohibitedSeizure and saleDeposit of proceeds.
HTMLPDF 78.52.470Objections to orderHearing requiredModification of order.
HTMLPDF 78.52.480Appeal from order or decisionRights of department.
HTMLPDF 78.52.490AppealHow taken.
HTMLPDF 78.52.530ViolationsInjunctions.
HTMLPDF 78.52.540ViolationsInjunctions by private party.
HTMLPDF 78.52.550ViolationsPenalty.
HTMLPDF 78.52.560Hydraulic fracturingProhibited for the exploration and production of oil and natural gas.
HTMLPDF 78.52.900Short title.
HTMLPDF 78.52.910Construction1951 c 146.
HTMLPDF 78.52.920Severability1951 c 146.


Franchises on county roads and bridges: Chapter 36.55 RCW.
Gas and hazardous liquid pipelines: Chapter 81.88 RCW.
Interstate oil compact commission, governor may join: RCW 43.06.015.
Oil or natural gas exploration in marine waters: RCW 90.58.550.