RELATES TO: KRS 353.550, 353.735-353.747
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 353.540, 353.745
NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 353.540 authorizes the department to promulgate administrative regulations to administer KRS 353.500 to 353.720. KRS 353.745 authorizes the Division of Oil and Gas Conservation to charge a fee, not to exceed fifty (50) dollars, to provide funds to meet the requirements of KRS 353.735 to 353.747. This administrative regulation provides general information concerning the timeframes associated with the submittal of directional and inclination surveys and establishes the fee and details to whom the fee applies and the appropriate time for submittal.
Section 1. Directional and Inclination Surveys. The operator of a well drilled in an active mining area or through a workable coal bed that is not in an active mining area shall submit the results of the directional or inclination survey required by KRS 353.739(1) within thirty (30) days from the drilling of the well.
Section 2. Fee Submittal. (1) Each application for an oil or gas permit shall be accompanied by a fee of fifty (50) dollars for each application for an oil or gas permit in addition to any other fee required for these applications.
(2) All fees required shall accompany the application for wells proposed to be drilled pursuant to the provisions of KRS 353.735 to 353.747 in the form of a personal check, cashier's check, or money order payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer. A permit application shall not be processed unless the application fee has been paid.
(3) All fees shall be for the sole use of the Division of Oil and Gas Conservation in the administration of its programs and shall be in addition to money appropriated by the General Assembly for the use of the cabinet. (36 Ky.R. 193; Am. 789; 1024; eff. 10-23-2009.)