For your research:
I used a computer program to grab every single regulation of the NYS DEC found here:
I then searched for the following key words
Oil Gas Drilling Well Mining
Here are the results, including section headings.
I believe most of these existing regulations are from 1972.
The entire text of the rule may not be there -- just the lines
which match any of these words: OIL, GAS, WELL, MINE or MINING, PIPELINE, or DRILLING
Note well that this needs some cleanup. It's 1.0 MB right now.
There are false hits, like any rule which contains the phrase "As well as"
I will eventually do some additional filtering to improve this.
But it may be useful to you if you search this document for
something like "gas well", note the section number,
then go read the actual rule.
Which refers to the rules here:
If you will be using this file,
please save a copy locally,
as my server has limited bandwidth.
Have fun -- BH
May you, and all beings
be happy and free from suffering :)
-- ancient Buddhist Prayer (Metta)