Title 52 - Oil & Gas Code

§52-318.21. Short title - Seismic Exploration Regulation Act - Definitions.

          A. Sections 318.21 through 318.23 of this title shall be known and may be cited as the "Seismic Exploration Regulation Act".

          B. As used in the Seismic Exploration Regulation Act:

                    1. "Seismic exploration" means the drilling of seismograph test holes and use of surface energy sources such as weight drop equipment, thumpers, hydropulses or vibrators, and any of the activities associated therewith;

                    2. "Operator" or "applicant" means a person or entity who is either the owner of the right to conduct seismic exploration or acting on behalf of the owner;

                    3. "Surface estate" means the same as defined in Section 802 of this title; and

                    4. "Surface owner" means the owner or owners of record of the surface estate of the property upon which the seismic exploration is to occur, based upon the records of the county clerk of the county within which the surface estate is actually located.

Added by Laws 1998, c. 354, § 1, emerg. eff. June 5, 1998. Amended by Laws 2012, c. 220, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2012; Laws 2012, c. 229, § 1, emerg. eff. May 9, 2012.

                    NOTE: Laws 2012, c. 220, § 1 and Laws 2012, c. 229, § 1 made identical changes to this section.