The Division of Oil and Gas inspectors have the authority to inspect any well site at any time. If a violation is observed, the operator will be notified by certified mail of the type of violations and the corresponding statute. The operator will have an allotted time frame to contact the inspector and correct the violation. If the operator fails to correct the violation, the division may forfeit the operator's bond. Operators should maintain a current address with the division at all times.
A bond may be forfeited by the Division of Oil and Gas for any violation of oil and gas statutes or regulations. Bond forfeiture proceedings may begin if a well operator does not correct a violation within the allotted time after receiving the Notice of Violation from this division.