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HB 213/LM (BR 331) - R. Adkins, H. Collins, J. Gooch Jr., K. Hall, M. King, J. Richards, K. Sinnette, F. Steele, T. Thompson, B. Yonts

     AN ACT relating to the capture and transportation of carbon dioxide.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 154 to allow transmission pipeline companies to condemn for lands and materials needed to construct, operate, and maintain a carbon dioxide transmission pipelines; require the proceedings be the same as under the Eminent Domain Act of Kentucky; declare that the pipeline is a public use; amend KRS 154.27.010 to include transmission pipeline under the definition of "eligible project" and define "transmission pipeline"; amend KRS 154.27-020 to require a transmission pipeline to have a capital investment of $50,000,000 to qualify for energy independence incentives; and amend KRS 353.500 to include transmission of carbon dioxide for enhanced oil recovery, sequestration, or other carbon management under the jurisdiction of the state for purposes of regulation.


     HCS/LM - Retain original provisions of HB 213; remove carbon dioxide pipeline from regulatory authority of the Kentucky Division of Oil and Gas.

     SCS/LM - Retain original provisions of HB 213/GA; place carbon dioxide transmission pipelines under the siting authority of the Kentucky State Board on Electric Generation and Siting; require the carbon dioxide pipeline to obtain a siting certificate from the board before it is eligible to use condemnation authority under the Eminent Domain Act; amend the definition of carbon dioxide pipeline so that it does not have to originate from a facility; give the Kentucky Public Service Commission the authority to monitor compliance of interstate carbon dioxide pipelines with federal pipeline safety laws; prescribe the contents of the application including setbacks and public notice to the board for a construction certificate; require the board to act on the application in 90 days; prescribe a method for the board to advise and the applicant to revise the application to obtain approval of the application; define "storage" and amend a definition to require that nuclear power facilities have a plan for the storage of nuclear waste rather than a means for permanent disposal; amend KRS 278.610 to delete the requirement that the Public Service Commission certify the facility as having a means for disposal of high-level nuclear waste; change all references to the disposal of nuclear waste to the storage of nuclear waste; prohibit construction of low-level waste disposal sites in the Commonwealth except as provided in KRS 211.852; require the Public Service Commission to determine whether the construction or operation of a nuclear power facility, including ones constructed by entities regulated under KRS Chapter 96, would create low-level nuclear waste or mixed wastes that would be required to be disposed of in low-level nuclear waste disposal sites in the Commonwealth; repeal KRS 278.605.

     SCA (1/Title, T. Jensen) - Make title amendment.

     Jan 7-introduced in House
     Jan 11-to Natural Resources & Environment (H)
     Feb 1-posted in committee
     Feb 11-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 12-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 16-placed in the Orders of the Day
     Feb 19-3rd reading, passed 91-5-1 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 22-received in Senate
     Feb 24-to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 22-taken from committee; 1st reading; returned to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 23-taken from committee; 2nd reading; returned to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 25-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Mar 26-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 26, 2010; 3rd reading, passed 30-8 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; received in House; to Rules (H)

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