Abandonment and Change-of-Status of Wells
In the event any injection or associated monitoring well is abandoned, either temporarily or permanently, the well owner shall notify the Director within 15 days and the well(s) shall be abandoned in accordance with one of the following procedures or other alternatives approved by the Director based on a demonstration of not adversely affecting human health or the environment:
Procedures for temporarily abandoned wells.
Procedures for permanently abandoned wells.
Exploratory or test wells, constructed for the purposes of obtaining information regarding an injection well site, shall be permanently abandoned in accordance with Subparagraph (2) of this Rule upon completion of their exploratory or testing status.
An injection well shall be permanently abandoned by the drilling contractor before removing his equipment from the site if the well casing has not been installed or has been removed from the well bore.
To properly abandon a well, a form must be completed. You can get the form by clicking the following link: