Rules, Regulations & Policies

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The Rules and Regulations of the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources are found in the North Dakota Century Code and North Dakota Administrative Code.

Links below are maintained by North Dakota Legislative Council.

Rules currently in effect can be viewed by clicking on the links below. 

Rules Approved by the Commission - Effective 4/1/2022 

North Dakota Century Code

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North Dakota Century Code

Chapter 32-40.2 Environmental Audits – Violations

Chapter 38-08 Control of Gas and Oil Resources

Chapter 38-08.1 Geophysical Exploration Requirements

Chapter 38-11.1 Oil and Gas Production Damage Compensation

Chapter 38-11.2 Subsurface Exploration Damages

Chapter 38-22 Carbon Dioxide Underground Storage

North Dakota Administrative Code

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North Dakota Administrative Code

Chapter 43-02-03 Oil and Gas Conservation

Chapter 43-02-04 Natural Gas Well Status Determinations (Repealed effective July 1, 1996)

Chapter 43-02-05 Underground Injection Control

Chapter 43-02-06 Royalty Statements

Chapter 43-02-08 Stripper Well and Stripper Well Property Determination

Chapter 43-02-09 Workover Projects (Repealed effective April 1, 2018)

Chapter 43-02-10 Certification of Secondary and Tertiary Recovery Projects - Determination of Incremental Production

Chapter 43-02-11 Certification of Shallow Gas Wells

Chapter 43-02-12 Geophysical Exploration Requirements

Chapter 43-05-01 Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide