TERO Ordinance

Title XIII Chapter 7. Liaison Officers

(CHAPTER AMENDED AS PER RESOLUTION NO. 231 5-87-2, DATED 02/25/87)

Sec. 701. Requirement for liaison officers.

(a) Any covered entity engaged in:

(1) geophysical exploration on trust land;

(2) drilling for oil and gas on trust land; or

(3) geophysical exploration or drilling for oil and gas on fee land where a right-of-way has been granted across trust land to facilitate the activity on fee land, shall employ a Liaison Officer.

(b) Any covered entity constructing a road, power line, telephone line, water line, sewer line, or oil or gas transportation line or other public utility:

(1) across trust land; or

(2) across fee land if a right-of-way has been granted across trust land to facilitate the construction, shall employ a Liaison Officer if the total cost of the project is expected to exceed twenty thousand dollars ($20,000.00).

 
Sec. 702. Duration.

The Liaison Officer shall be employed:

(a) on a geophysical project or project subject to Section 701 (b) from the start of the project, ordinarily beginning with the surveying, through the final inspection of the Tribes;

(b) on drilling for oil and gas from site preparation through completion, or plugging and abandonment, of the well.