The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (AOGCC) has proposed a repeal of regulation changes in 20 AAC 25. of the Alaska Administrative Code. Specific regulations proposed for repeal are as follows: 20 AAC 25.037 well control requirements for other drilling and completion operations; 20 AAC 25.047 reserve pits and tankage; 20 AAC 25.225 potential of gas wells; 20 AAC 25.245 common production facilities; 20 AAC 25.260 illegal production; 20 AAC 25.528 open pit storage of oil; and 20 AAC 25.320 filing of forms.

AAOGC intends for the repeal to eliminate outdated or duplicative regulations.

Public comments regarding the proposed regulation changes must be submitted by 4:30 pm on December 10, 2019. Written comments may be submitted to the following address:

Jody Colombie
333 West 7th Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska  99501

Comments may also be submitted by fax (to (907) 276-7542) or email (to

Written comments may also be submitted at a hearing on December 10, 2019, at the above address, which will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Additional details regarding comment submission, along with directions for requesting a copy of the proposed regulation changes, may be viewed here.

Upon closure of the public comment period, AOGCC may either adopt the repeal or other provisions relating to the same subject, without further notice, or they may decide to take no action.