The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will publish on its website proposed rules on baseline water testing by the end of the week.
Baseline tests are water quality tests conducted before oil and gas drilling. The commission’s website is http://wogcc.state.wy.us/.
Also by the end of the week, a notice will be published in Wyoming newspapers to inform the public about the proposed new rules and soliciting public comment, Grant Black, Wyoming state oil and gas supervisor, said Tuesday at a commission meeting.
The commission will take public comment for at least 45 days, and then have a hearing on whether to adopt the new rules. The hearing could be as soon as November, Black said.