Regulatory Matters

Kiefaber & Oliva LLP's attorneys provide experienced counsel and representation to clients concerning regulatory matters involving agencies including the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Texas Railroad Commission, the Texas General Land Office (GLO), and United States Environmental Protection Agency and state environmental and other agencies having authority over exploration, production, or land matters. We advise clients concerning the applicable agency or agencies that have oversight, the timing associated with submitting filings, public notice and comment periods, and the time frame required for agency action.

We also advise clients on the applicable state and federal laws, rules and regulations that have an impact on oil and gas operations. We work closely with clients in the preparation of necessary permit applications and requests for securing the required authorizations for exploration, production, interest pooling, and other matters.

We represent clients before agencies charged with implementing such laws, rules and regulations, and represent clients in responding to agency inquiries. In the event of an unfavorable agency determination, we are available to represent clients in the course of administrative appeals and litigation as necessary.