1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Environmental Conservation
  4. Article 23: Mineral Resources
  5. Title 19: Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Regulation and Reclamation Fee


Section 23-1903 Imposition of oil, gas and solution mining regulation and reclamation fees

Environmental Conservation (ENV)

Imposition of oil, gas and solution mining regulation and

   reclamation fees.

  1. When a permit is granted to a person by the department pursuant to section 23-0305 of this article to drill a well or when a person converts a well to one subject to the oil, gas and solution mining law, such person shall pay to the department:

  a. A one hundred dollar fee to be credited to the oil and gas account established under chapter fifty-eight of the laws of nineteen hundred eighty-two; and

  b. A fee in accordance with the depth drilled or expected to be drilled as set forth below:

   0- 500ft. - $ 190

   501- 1000ft. - $ 380

  1001- 1500ft. - $ 570

  1501- 2000ft. - $ 760

  2001- 2500ft. - $ 950

  2501- 3000ft. - $1,140

  3001- 3500ft. - $1,330

  3501- 4000ft. - $1,520

  4001- 4500ft. - $1,710

  4501- 5000ft. - $1,900

  5001- 5500ft. - $2,090

  5501- 6000ft. - $2,280

  6001- 6500ft. - $2,470

  6501- 7000ft. - $2,660

  7001- 7500ft. - $2,850

  7501- 8000ft. - $3,040

  8001- 8500ft. - $3,230

  8501- 9000ft. - $3,420

  9001- 9500ft. - $3,610

  9501-10,000ft.- $3,800

  over 10,000ft.- $3,800 plus $190 for each incremental 500

  feet of depth over 10,000 feet.

  A person who has paid the fees described shall not be required to pay any additional fee for a well conversion. The fee for well deepening permits pertaining to wells for which a well drilling permit was issued after August twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred eighty-one, shall be calculated on the basis of the additional depth drilled.

  In the event the actual depth drilled exceeds the depth expected to be drilled, an additional amount shall be paid such that the total fee paid shall be in accordance with the schedule set forth in this paragraph.

  2. Upon requesting from the department any determination under the Natural Gas Policy Act, such person shall pay a fifty dollar fee per well for each such determination.