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Permitting Solutions

Reagan Smith prepares Federal Drilling Permits, Floodplain Permits, Storm Water Discharge Permits, Local and State Permitting and Permit Compliance. We are experienced in obtaining all levels of governmental permits including city, county, state and federal. Each agency has specific guidelines and procedures. We are well versed in administrative law and work with the law firm of St. John, Griffin & Krieg, PLLC.

Federal Drilling Permits  (Application for Permit to Drill)

A BLM Application for Permit to Drill (APD) is required when a well is drilled on a BLM or BIA lease. If you plan on drilling an oil and gas well on BIA managed land or BLM managed land you are required to submit an APD to the appropriate BLM office. A BLM APD is a detailed document describing your project, its purpose, and ancillary matters associated with drilling the well. This document is reviewed by several departments within the BLM. Typical lead-time for approval is 45 – 60 days from submittal.

Reagan Smith Energy Solutions, Inc. streamlines the frustrations associated with drilling permits. We have a full-service department dedicated to completing, filing and ensuring your Application for Permit to Drill (APD) is submitted and approved within a reasonable time to meet your rig schedule requirements. Reagan Smith is experienced with the process and has developed relationships with the agencies across the country to facilitate a streamlined process dedicated to your needs.  Large projects that include multiple wells can be bundled together for efficiency. For more information please contact Scott St. John at sstjohn@rsenergysolutions.com.

Floodplain Permits

Floodplain management is the operation of a community program of corrective and preventative measures for reducing flood damage.  These measures take a variety of forms and generally include requirements for zoning, subdivision or building, and special-purpose floodplain ordinances.

Reagan Smith Energy Solutions can prepare and submit your floodplain drilling application to the local Floodplain Administrator. Our engineering staff will develop a mitigation plan, also called a flood proofing plan that may include: (1) Raising well pad to meet elevation requirements to avoid flooding; (2) Elevate berms around tank battery, well head, or Horse Head pump; and/or (3) Tie-down configuration for tanks, heaters, separators, etc. Once the plan is developed, the application is prepared and submitted to the appropriate agency.  As your representative, we will attend any required approval meetings to present and explain the plan.  For more information please contact Scott St. John at sstjohn@rsenergysolutions.com.

BLM Site Specific ROW

The BLM Wind Policy authorizes a private site-specific ROW for the testing and monitoring of individual meteorological towers and instrumentation facilities (3-year term).  As with all projects proposed on federally-managed lands, wind energy projects on BLM lands are subject to review under NEPA.  Please contact Monica Smith Griffin at msmith@rsenergysolutions.com for more information.

BLM Testing and Monitoring Grant

The BLM Wind Policy authorizes a private ROW for testing and monitoring with a renewable 3-year term for larger testing and monitoring areas.   As with all projects proposed on federally-managed lands, wind energy projects on BLM lands are subject to review under NEPA.  Please contact Monica Smith Griffin at msmith@rsenergysolutions.com  for more information.

BLM Project Development Grant

The BLM Wind Policy authorizes a private ROW for long-term commercial wind energy projects (unlimited term, generally 30 to 35 years).  As with all projects proposed on federally-managed lands, wind energy projects on BLM lands are subject to review under NEPA.  Please contact Monica Smith Griffin at msmith@rsenergysolutions.com for more information.

Agency Permits

Reagan Smith Energy Solutions, Inc. is experienced in obtaining all levels of government permits including city, county, state and federal.  Each agency has specific guidelines and procedures.  We are well versed in administrative law and if need be work with the law firm of St. John, Griffin  & Krieg, P.L.L.C.   Please contact Scott St. John at sstjohn@rsenergysolutions.com for all your permitting needs.

Permit Compliance

Upon issuance of a permit, our staff prepares an approved permit package which includes a compiled stipulations list, approved permit and necessary forms to comply with the permit.  We will ensure the client is aware of important stipulations and deadlines.  We also maintain a copy of the permit on file and log expiration dates for future notices to the client.  We are always available for technical assistance, agency follow up and backup documentation.  Please contact Scott St. John at sstjohn@rsenergysolutions.com for more information.

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