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
commission shall adopt rules and regulations governing underground
rosity storage of natural gas. Such rules and regulations shall
permitting, monitoring and inspecting of underground porosity
of natural gas and the closure and abandonment of such
porosity storage of natural gas. Such rules and regulations may
fees for permitting, monitoring, inspecting and closing or
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
per liter chlorides, except that the provisions of this
subsection shall not
prohibit the storage of hydrocarbons in an underground porosity
facility if such storage facility was in use before July 1,
(c) The provisions of K.S.A. 55-162 and
55-164, and amendments
thereto, shall apply to violations of the rules and regulations
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
storage of hydrocarbons in underground, porous and permeable
ical strata which have been converted to hydrocarbon storage.
Sec. 2. K.S.A. 2002 Supp. 55-1,115 is hereby
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force
from and after its
publication in the statute book.
Approved April 14, 2003.