HOUSE BILL No. 2448
Section 1. K.S.A. 2002 Supp. 55-1,115 is hereby amended to read as
follows: 55-1,115. (a) On or before July 1, 2002, the state corporation
commission shall adopt rules and regulations governing underground po-
rosity storage of natural gas. Such rules and regulations shall include the
permitting, monitoring and inspecting of underground porosity storage
of natural gas and the closure and abandonment of such underground
porosity storage of natural gas. Such rules and regulations may establish
fees for permitting, monitoring, inspecting and closing or abandoning
underground porosity storage of natural gas.
(b) No hydrocarbon storage shall be allowed in any underground for-
mation if water within the formation contains less than 5,000 milligrams
per liter chlorides, except that the provisions of this subsection shall not
prohibit the storage of hydrocarbons in an underground porosity storage
facility if such storage facility was in use before July 1, 2001.
(c) The provisions of K.S.A. 55-162 and 55-164, and amendments
thereto, shall apply to violations of the rules and regulations adopted
pursuant to this section.
(d) As used in this section and K.S.A. 55-150, 55-155, 55-182 and 74-
623, and amendments thereto, ``underground porosity storage'' means the
storage of hydrocarbons in underground, porous and permeable geolog-
ical strata which have been converted to hydrocarbon storage.
Sec. 2. K.S.A. 2002 Supp. 55-1,115 is hereby repealed.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
publication in the statute book.
Approved April 14, 2002.
Date Composed: 10/29/2003 Date Modified: 10/29/2003