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Notice of Opportunity for Hearing

In the matter of the petition of
Gulf Exploration Co., Oklahoma City,        
Oklahoma, ror an order to establish a
field for the production of oil and gas         Oil & Gas
from the Leo Sands of the Minnelusa         Case No. 2-2021
Formation, consisting of all of Section 10,
Township 10 South, Range 1 East,
Fall River County, approximately ten miles
Southwest of Edgemont, South Dakota, with
spacing of one well per 40-acre tract, each
well to be located not closer than 200 feet
from the spacing unit boundary, and not
closer than 800 feet to the nearest well drilled
to or producing from the leo sands of the
minnelusa formation; and for other relief as
the board deems appropriate.
Notice is hereby given to Gulf Exploration Company, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and to all interested persons that the Board of Minerals and Environment, hereinafter “board,” will hold a contested case hearing on the above described matter on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at 10:15 a.m. CDT at the Matthew Environmental Education and Training Center, Joe Foss Building, 523 East Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501, for the purpose of hearing the above matter if any party intervenes and requests a hearing as provided by law.
The board has jurisdiction and legal authority to issue orders for the development of the oil and gas resources of the state pursuant to South Dakota Codified Laws (SDCL) Chapters 45-9 and
1-26 and to Administrative Rules of South Dakota (ARSD) 74:09 and 74:12. The hearing is an adversary proceeding and any party has the right to be represented by a lawyer. These and other due process rights will be forfeited if they are not exercised at the hearing. The board may approve, conditionally approve, or deny the application. The board’s decision will be based upon the evidence received at the hearing. The board’s decision may be appealed to the Circuit Court and the State Supreme Court as provided by law.
If the amount in controversy exceeds two thousand five hundred dollars or if a property right may be terminated, any party to the contested case may require the agency to use the Office of Hearing Examiners by giving notice of the request to the agency no later than ten days after service of a notice of hearing issued pursuant to SDCL Chapter 1-26-17.
Any person who wishes to intervene in this proceeding as a party must file a petition to intervene pursuant to ARSD 74:09:01:04 on or before April 28, 2021. The above described matter will only be heard before the board if a person intervenes in this proceeding.  If no petition to intervene is filed, the Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources will approve or conditionally approve the application in accordance with SDCL 45-9-74.
Notice is further given to individuals with disabilities that this hearing is being held in a physically accessible place.  Please notify the Department of Environment and Natural Resources at least 48 hours before the public hearing if you have a disability for which special arrangements must be made at the hearing. The telephone number for making special arrangements is (605) 773-4201.
The application and notice of recommendation are also posted on the department’s website at: and  Additional information about this application is available from Mike Lees, Administrator, Minerals and Mining Program, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, 523 East Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501, telephone (605) 773-4201, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dated: April 8, 2021
Hunter Roberts,
Published once at the total approximate cost of $52.44
Published: April 8, 2021

Fall River County Herald Star

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