210. Signs and Markers The operator shall mark each and every well in a conspicuous place, from the time of initial drilling until final abandonment, as follows:
A. Drilling and recompletion operations. Directional signs, no less than three (3) and no more than six (6) square feet in size, shall be provided during any drilling or recompletion operation, by the operator or drilling contractor. Such signs shall be at locations sufficient to advise emergency crews where drilling is taking place; at a minimum, such locations shall include (i) the first point of intersection of a public road and the rig access road and (ii) there after at each intersection of the rig access route, except where the route to the rig is clearly obvious to uninformed third parties. Signs not necessary to meet other obligations under these rules shall be removed as soon as practicable after the operation is complete.
B. Permanent Designations. 1. Wells. Within sixty (60) days after the completion of a well, a permanent sign shall be located at the wellhead which shall identify the well and provide its legal location, including the quarter quarter section. When no associated battery is present, the additional information required under rule 210.b.(2) shall be required on the sign. 2. Batteries. Within sixty (60) days after the installation of a battery, a permanent sign shall be located at the battery. At the option of the operator, or at the request of local emergency response authorities, the sign may be placed at the intersection of the lease access road with a public, farm or ranch road if the referenced battery is readily apparent from such location. Such sign, which shall be no less than three (3) square feet and no more than six (6) square feet, shall provide: the name of the operator; a phone number at which the operator can be reached at all times; a phone number for local emergency services (911 where available); the lease name or well name(s) associated with the battery; the public road used to access the site; and, the legal location, including the quarter quarter section. In lieu of providing the legal location on the permanent sign, it may be stenciled on a tank in characters visible from one-hundred (100) feet.
C. Centralized E&P Waste Management Facilities. The main point of access to a centralized E&P waste management facility shall be marked by a sign captioned "(operator name) E&P waste management facility". Such sign, which shall be no less than three (3) square feet and no more than six (6) square feet shall provide: a phone number at which the operator can be reached at all times; a phone number for local emergency services (911 where available); the public road used to access the facility; and, the legal location, including quarter quarter section, of the facility.
D. General Sign Requirements. No sign required under this rule 210 shall be installed at a height exceeding six (6) feet. Operators shall maintain signs in a legible condition, and shall replace damaged or vandalized signs within sixty (60) days. New operators shall update signs within sixty (60) days after change of operator approval is received from the commission.