Session Law

Identifying Information:L. 2003 ch. 077
Other Identifying Information:2003 House Bill 2448
Tax Type:Other
Brief Description:An Act concerning certain underground storage of hydrocarbons; amending K.S.A. 2002 Supp. 55-1,115 and repealing the existing section.
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CHAPTER 77

HOUSE BILL No. 2448


An Act concerning certain underground storage of hydrocarbons; amending K.S.A. 2002

Supp. 55-1,115 and repealing the existing section.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

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 K.S.A. 2002 Supp. 55-1,115 is hereby repealed.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.


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Date Composed: 10/29/2003 Date Modified: 10/29/2003