House Bill 491

Last Action posted in committee
Title AN ACT relating to carbon management and making an appropriation therefor.
Bill Documents Bill
Bill Request Number 1321
Sponsor B. Yonts
Summary of Original Version Create new sections of KRS Chapter 353 declaring carbon dioxide management and storage to be important goals; declare certain geologic strata to be the property of the Commonwealth; direct the Division of Oil and Gas Conservation to develop a regulatory plan for development of geologic carbon dioxide storage including condemnation powers; provide minimum requirements for permitting; create an assessment against carbon dioxide generators per ton of carbon dioxide stored; direct the secretary of the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet to negotiate with bordering states to resolve issues of geologic carbon storage; create the Kentucky Carbon Storage Authority to take ownership of closed and stable carbon storage facilities; create the Kentucky carbon storage fund for management and liability of closed carbon storage facilities; create mechanism for assessment fee to be adjusted.
Index Headings of Original Version Coal - Carbon dioxide storage, underground
Environment and Conservation - Carbon dioxide storage, underground
Oil and Natural Gas - Carbon dioxide storage, underground


  • introduced in House
  • to Natural Resources & Environment (H)
  • posted in committee

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