Natural Resources Commissioner Mike Menge has named an acting deputy commissioner and three acting division directors to fill vacancies in the department. All appointments are effective immediately, the department said in an afternoon release.
Ed Fogels, project manager with the Office of Project Management and Permitting, will serve as acting deputy commissioner of the department, responsible for all departmental operations other than oil and gas and pipeline issues.
Bill Van Dyke, acting deputy director of the Division of Oil and Gas, will serve as acting director of the division.
Randy Bates, deputy director of the Office of Project Management and Permitting, will serve as acting director of that office.
Dick Mylius, deputy director of the Division of Mining, Land and Water, will serve as acting director of the division.
Editorís note: The full story will be in the Nov. 6 issue of Petroleum News