Kentucky Revised Statutes
Includes enactments through the 2023 Regular Session
The KRS database was last updated on 09/27/2023
.005 Legislative findings, purpose, and public policy.
.010 Definitions for chapter.
.015 Application for permits -- Contents, distribution, and filing of plats -- Notice to record owners, licensees, and permittees -- Information required to accompany plats or exhibits.
.020 Filing of objections to drilling -- Filing of real property interest claims -- Issuance of drilling permit -- Department to notify Division of Mine Permits of applications to drill -- Appeal to review board.
.025 Procedure for plugging and abandoning wells -- Request for hearing -- Exception -- Rights of coal interest holder.
.030 Establishment of rules and procedures for mining through coalbed methane well -- Coalbed Methane Well Review Board to hold hearings and issue orders and mine-through certificates -- Determination of compensation for all parties interested in coalbed methane wells -- Appeal of review board's decisions to Circuit Court -- Escrow of funds.
.035 Application of chapter -- Prohibition of waste -- Permits required -- Notification to state and federal agencies.
.040 Prohibited drilling activities -- Filing requirements for permit application -- Appeal -- Waiver -- Filing of maps and plans -- Denial of permit.
.045 Voluntary pooling agreements.
.050 Requirements and procedures for stimulating workable coal seam -- Contents and construction of agreements to stimulate -- Request for hearing -- Liability of well operator.
.055 Coalbed Methane Well Review Board established -- Board attached to Department of Natural Resources within Energy and Environment Cabinet.
.060 Powers and duties of Coalbed Methane Well Review Board -- Promulgation of administrative regulations.
.065 Authority of Coalbed Methane Well Review Board to hear and rule upon appeals of actions of the Department of Natural Resources -- Hearings.
.070 Powers of Coalbed Methane Well Review Board to take actions necessary to prevent waste and protect rights of owners -- Objections by holders, lessors, and lessees -- Hearings.
.075 Spacing requirements for vertical and horizontal coalbed methane wells.
.080 Authority of Coalbed Methane Well Review Board to issue pooling orders.
.085 Duties of person requesting pooling order -- Notice to interested persons -- Review board to rule on request for pooling order -- Contents of pooling order -- Rights and financial shares of interested parties -- Escrow account.
.090 Civil actions to review orders issued by Coalbed Methane Well Review Board -- Procedure -- Jurisdiction of Circuit Court.
.095 Procedure and requirements for drilling coalbed methane well.
.100 Preservation of strings of casing in producing wells.
.105 Procedure for plugging well -- Rights and duties of various parties -- Restoration of surface.
.110 Department of Natural Resources to supervise drilling, casing, plugging, and filling of coalbed methane wells -- Department to hold hearings and issue orders.
.115 Department of Natural Resources to adopt rules and administrative regulations after notice and hearing -- Operators to submit production information annually.
.120 Well operators to execute bonds or blanket bonds in favor of department -- Establishment of coalbed methane well plugging fund -- Operators' civil and criminal liability.
.125 Permittee to file information for transmittal to the Kentucky Geological Survey -- Samples of cuttings -- Confidentiality of information -- Exception.
.130 Compliance with KRS 353.5901 and 353.595 -- Applicants to submit operations and reclamation proposal at time of filing of application.
.135 Expiration of coalbed methane well permit -- Extension of permit term.
.140 Establishment of affirmative defense for willful trespass arising from coalbed methane drilling operations.
.145 Authorization for Department of Natural Resources and Attorney General to bring suit in Circuit Court to restrain violations under this chapter.
.150 Protection of rights in water resources -- Responsibility of operators to protect and preserve water supply.
.160 Construction and interpretation of chapter.