CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming could be closer to getting a permanent oil and gas supervisor.

The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has been getting new applications for the job since state lawmakers relaxed qualifications for the job. The commission plans to interview the next round of candidates for the job on March 12.

Commission member Ryan Lance told the Associated Press that the panel is working to set up interviews with two candidates so far.

Previously, the supervisor had to be a licensed engineer or geologist in Wyoming but lawmakers removed that requirement at the request of the commission.

It offered the job to a candidate in November, but that person turned it down.

Bob King has been serving as interim supervisor since Tom Doll quit in June.