Barrett encourages gas well owners to have their say

For Immediate Release:
July 4, 2011

The MNR currently has a private gas well policy posted to the Environmental Registry. This notice was first published April 26, 2011 with a 45 day comment period. The policy was re-published on June 9, 2011 to extend the comment period to July 8, 2011. It can be viewed here.

The purpose of this posting is to consult on a draft internal operating policy directive to define the licensing criteria for private wells which have not been previously licensed under the Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Act.

Interested parties can submit their comments online; however submissions can also be sent to:

Jennifer Dunlap
Senior Policy Advisor
Ministry of Natural Resources
Policy Division
Natural Heritage, Lands and Protected Spaces Branch
Lands and Non-Renewable Resources Section
300 Water Street
Peterborough Ontario
K9J 8M5
Phone: (705) 755-2902
Fax: (705) 755-1267


For more information, please contact MPP Toby Barrett at: (416) 325-8404,

(519) 428-0446 or 1-800-903-8629