SB 134 (BR 472) - D. Ridley
AN ACT relating to oil and gas wells.
Amend KRS 353.560 to require the Division of Oil and Gas Conservation to promulgate administrative regulations relating to tank batteries; amend KRS 353.590 to permit forfeited bond fees to be used in reclamation operations for tank batteries and gathering lines associated with abandoned wells; amend KRS 353.5901 to include power line location in well operations and reclamation proposals; require mediators to consider power line placement in their reports if an agreement between the well operator and surface owner cannot be reached.
SB 134 - AMENDMENTS
HCS - Direct the Division of Oil and Gas Conservation to promulgate administrative regulations relating to tank batteries within 2 years of the effective date of the Act; specify what must be included in the administrative regulations; transfer $500,000 each fiscal year from the petroleum storage tank environmental assurance fund to the oil and gas well plugging fund for the purpose of remediating tank batteries and associated pits; clarify that placement of power lines to be installed in order to support oil and gas operations must be included in operations and reclamation proposals; and clarify that placement of power lines to be installed in order to support oil and gas operations must be considered by mediators when determining the reasonable use of the surface by the well operator.
HCA (1/Title, J. Gooch Jr.) - Make title amendment.
Feb 12-introduced in Senate
Feb 23-to Natural Resources and Energy (S)
Feb 26-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Feb 27-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 5-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 5, 2009; 3rd reading, passed 36-0; received in House
Mar 6-to Natural Resources & Environment (H)
Mar 9-posted in committee; posting waived
Mar 10-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar; recommitted to Natural Resources & Environment (H); posting waived; posted in committee
Mar 11-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1)