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  256.615.  Abandoned wells, plugging required — test holes, plugging — confidentiality of information — penalty. — 1.  Wells abandoned by the landowner after August 28, 1991, shall be plugged or caused to be plugged by the landowner according to the regulations developed pursuant to sections 256.600 to 256.640.  If the department makes a finding that certain unusual conditions exist at a well, the department may require that the same be plugged by a permitted well driller.

  2.  Any test hole which is drilled for underground exploration shall be plugged in accordance with rules and regulations developed pursuant to sections 256.600 to 256.640.

  3.  Any information obtained by the department which identifies a test hole or a monitoring well which was drilled in the exploration for minerals shall remain confidential and shall not be released by the division for a period of ten years following the receipt of the information which initially identified the test hole or monitoring well.  The person submitting the report or the person for whom the well was drilled may request that such information remain confidential for an additional five years and the division shall grant such request.  Any employee of the division who discloses confidential information shall be subject to disciplinary action by the division and is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.


(L. 1991 S.B. 221)

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