The Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Act was enacted by the legislature and approved by the governor of Nebraska on April 27, 1959. The act became effective September 28, 1959. Rules were adopted by the commission, after public hearing, which became effective October 17, 1959. During the first two years of its administration the commission heard and issued orders upon eighty-five applications and in addition issued numerous administrative orders. A large majority of the cases heard involved applications for approval of unit operations and secondary recovery projects and exceptions from established wellspacing patterns. Observation has demonstrated that a very definite pattern has evolved in relation to matters of practice and procedure in the administration of the act. It is proposed here to examine and discuss matters pertaining to this practice and procedure in the light of controlling legislation, the rules of the commission, judicial authorities, and personal observations made during the course of such administration.
Lowell C. Davis,
Practice and Procedure in Administration of the Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Act,
41 Neb. L. Rev. 545
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