Electronic Filings For The Oil, Gas & Solution Salt Mining Regulatory Program
Registration to Use OGePermit
Operators applying for a Permit to Drill, Deepen, Plug Back, or Convert a Well under Article 23 of the Environmental Conservation Law may submit their permit application electronically via the Division of Mineral Resources' secure OGePermit application. OGePermit speeds and improves the accuracy of permit applications. Data entry is completed by the applicant. Guided data entry and quality control scripts ensure a more complete and accurate submission. The process is paperless except for the submission of a Certification form, the submission of payment, the stamped well plat, and a spacing map, if necessary. A User Guide is available.
One important feature is the applicant's ability to track the review process online. For applicants that commonly file similar types of applications, there is also an ability to create custom templates. These templates allow the applicant to store common well-based information, including standard casing and cementing data, which speeds the completion of multiple applications.
Before an operator can access and utilize OGePermit, they need to file a Registration to File Electronic Submission Form with DEC. The Registration to File Electronic Submission Form (PDF) (90 KB) sets up two levels of authorized company representatives. The first level is a Data Entry Group; the Data Entry Group may create applications and save them, but cannot submit them. The second level is a Data Submission Group. The Data Submission Group is a subset of the names listed in Box 7 of the Organizational Report Form (PDF) (161 KB), that must be on file with the Division. Box 7 identifies those individuals who can submit filings for the company. The Data Submission Group can create and submit applications themselves and/or view, edit and submit the applications created by others in their organization. The Data Submission Group will receive e-mails from the system and can check on the processing of applications.
Once the DEC receives and approves the Registration to File Electronic Submission Form, staff will create the user name and initial password for the user. After logging in the first time, the user will be prompted to change their password. Additional information on the login process and password selection is available as a separate document, which is provided when DEC approves the aforementioned registration form. Part of the login and set-up process is the creation of challenge questions. DEC maintains the password as an encrypted file and is unable to tell the applicant the password. The user can query the system for their password through the answering of the challenge questions. Upon request DEC can reset a password, but again, the applicant will need to reset the password on first login.
For additional information on the using OGePermit or the application process, please review the linked documents on this page or contact the Division of Mineral Resources.