House Bill 199

Actions
Last Action 03/18/19: signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 021)
Title AN ACT relating to oil and gas.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Impact Statements Corrections Impact
Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 1007
Sponsor J. Gooch Jr.
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 353.510 to add definitions for "control person," "eligible well," and "orphan well"; amend KRS 353.562 to change the name of the Kentucky abandoned storage tank reclamation fund to the Kentucky abandoned storage tank and orphan well reclamation fund; set forth the purposes of the fund and allowable expenditures from the fund; authorize the Energy and Environment Cabinet to contract with private parties for remediation or reclamation projects; amend KRS 353.563 to authorize the Energy and Environment Cabinet to take the same actions to address improperly abandoned wells as currently allowed for abandoned storage tank facilities; amend KRS 353.564 to provide for forfeiture of equipment or product remaining at an orphan well or abandoned storage tank facility site; allow the Energy and Environment Cabinet or its agents to include the forfeited equipment or product as part of the reclamation or remediation project; add eligible and orphan wells to the project prioritization order for moneys to be disbursed from the fund; allow the Energy and Environment Cabinet to disregard priority if doing so would be cost-efficient or otherwise demonstrably beneficial; allow the Energy and Environment Cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations to provide further detail as to the prioritization of wells and abandoned storage tank facilities to be reclaimed or remediated; amend KRS 353.590 to prohibit persons under 18 years of age from receiving a permit under KRS Chapter 353; replace the bond schedule for shallow wells with a bonding formula of two dollars for every foot of true vertical well depth for all shallow wells bonded after the effective date of the Act; establish a new tier structure for shallow well blanket bonds; establish requirements for shallow bonds and blanket bonds; establish procedures for well operator transfers; establish procedures for well closure orders; amend KRS 353.593 to require appeals from final orders issued by the Department for Natural Resources to be taken to the Energy and Environment Cabinet's Office of Administrative Hearings; amend KRS 353.655 to remove exceptions to the prohibition on the use of shackle rods or related cables; amend KRS 353.710 to allow the Department for Natural Resources to bring suit against a person violating KRS 353.500 to 353.720 in Franklin Circuit Court; amend KRS 353.991 to establish penalties for violations of KRS 353.500 to 353.720 or 353.735 to 353.747; provide that penalties recovered from the section be deposited in the oil and gas well plugging fund; amend KRS 353.180 to conform; create a new section of KRS 353.500 to 353.720 to establish eligibility requirements for permit issuance or transfers under KRS Chapter 353; allow the Energy and Environment Cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations relating to compliance with the eligibility requirements under the section; repeal and reenact KRS 353.730 as a new section of KRS 353.500 to 353.720; amend KRS 353.570 to conform; create a new noncodified section to provide for the transfer of records and funds from the Kentucky abandoned storage tank reclamation fund to the Kentucky abandoned storage tank and orphan well reclamation fund.
Index Headings of Original Version Environment and Conservation - Abandoned storage tank facilities and wells, remediation and reclamation of
Oil and Natural Gas - Abandoned storage tank facilities and wells, remediation and reclamation of
Oil and Natural Gas - Bonds and blanket bonds for shallow wells, establishment of
Pollution - Abandoned storage tank facilities and wells, remediation and reclamation of
Safety - Abandoned storage tank facilities and wells, remediation and reclamation of
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Energy and Environment Cabinet, Office of Administrative Hearings, oil and gas violations, appeals
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Energy and Environment, promulgation of administrative regulations, oil and gas wells
Public Protection - Abandoned storage tank facilities and wells, remediation and reclamation of
Local Mandate - Bonds and blanket bonds for shallow wells, establishment of
Corrections Impact - Bonds and blanket bonds for shallow wells, establishment of
Votes Vote History

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02/05/19
  • introduced in House
02/06/19
  • to Natural Resources & Energy (H)
02/11/19
  • posted in committee
02/14/19
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
02/15/19
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 19, 2019
02/21/19
  • 3rd reading, passed 99-0
02/22/19
  • received in Senate
02/26/19
  • to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
02/27/19
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
02/28/19
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
03/05/19
  • posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 5, 2019
  • 3rd reading, passed 37-0
03/06/19
  • received in House
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • delivered to Governor
03/18/19
  • signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 021)


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