40 CFR 147.102 - Aquifer exemptions.

§ 147.102 Aquifer exemptions.
(a) This section identifies any aquifers or their portions exempted in accordance with §§ 144.7(b) and 146.4 of this chapter at the time of program promulgation. EPA may in the future exempt other aquifers or portions, according to applicable procedures, without codifying such exemptions in this section. An updated list of exemptions will be maintained in the Regional office.
(b) The following aquifers are exempted in accordance with the provisions of §§ 144.7(b) and 146.4 of this chapter for Class II injection activities only:
(1) The portions of aquifers in the Kenai Peninsula, greater than the indicated depths below the ground surface, and described by a 1/4 mile area beyond and lying directly below the following oil and gas producing fields:
(i) Swanson River Field—1700 feet.
(ii) Beaver Creek Field—1650 feet.
(iii) Kenai Gas Field—1300 feet.
(2) The portion of aquifers beneath Cook Inlet described by a 1/4 mile area beyond and lying directly below the following oil and gas producing fields:
(i) Granite Point.
(ii) McArthur River Field.
(iii) Middle Ground Shoal Field.
(iv) Trading Bay Field.
(3) The portions of aquifers on the North Slope described by a 1/4 mile area beyond and lying directly below the Kuparuk River Unit oil and gas producing field.
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§ 147.102 Aquifer exemptions.

(a) This section identifies any aquifers or their portions exempted in accordance with §§ 144.7(b) and 146.4 of this chapter at the time of program promulgation. EPA may in the future exempt other aquifers or portions, according to applicable procedures, without codifying such exemptions in this section. An updated list of exemptions will be maintained in the Regional office.

(b) The following aquifers are exempted in accordance with the provisions of §§ 144.7(b) and 146.4 of this chapter for Class II injection activities only:

(1) The portions of aquifers in the Kenai Peninsula, greater than the indicated depths below the ground surface, and described by a 1/4 mile area beyond and lying directly below the following oil and gas producing fields:

(i) Swanson River Field - 1700 feet.

(ii) Beaver Creek Field - 1650 feet.

(iii) Kenai Gas Field - 1300 feet.

(2) The portion of aquifers beneath Cook Inlet described by a 1/4 mile area beyond and lying directly below the following oil and gas producing fields:

(i) Granite Point.

(ii) McArthur River Field.

(iii) Middle Ground Shoal Field.

(iv) Trading Bay Field.

(3) The portions of aquifers on the North Slope described by a 1/4 mile area beyond and lying directly below the Kuparuk River Unit oil and gas producing field.

Title 40 published on 2015-07-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 40 CFR Part 147 after this date.

  • 2015-11-10; vol. 80 # 217 - Tuesday, November 10, 2015
    1. 80 FR 69629 - Request for Comment: Kentucky Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program; Primacy Approval
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      ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
      Notice of public comment period and opportunity to request a public hearing.
      Comments will be accepted on or before December 23, 2015. Requests for a public hearing must be received by December 9, 2015. Requests for a hearing should be mailed to Nancy Marsh (see the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section). The EPA will determine by December 11, 2015, whether there is sufficient interest to warrant a public hearing. If determined to be warranted, the public hearing will be held on December 16, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. in Conference Room #D16 at the Department for Natural Resources, #2 Hudson Hollow, Frankfort, KY 40601. For additional information regarding the public hearing, please contact Nancy Marsh.
      40 CFR Part 147