Reporting requirements. The owner or operator shall submit reports to the Director as follows:
(1) For Class I wells, quarterly reports on:
(1) For Class I wells, quarterly reports on:
(i) The physical, chemical, and other relevant characteristics of the injection fluids;
(ii) Monthly average, maximum, and minimum values for injection pressure, flow rate and volume, and annular pressure;
(iii) The results from ground-water monitoring wells prescribed in paragraph (g)(1)(iii) of this section;
(iv) The results of any test of the injection well conducted by the owner or operator during the reported quarter if required by the Director; and
(v) Any well work over performed during the reported quarter.
(2) For Class II wells:
(i) An annual report to the Director summarizing the results of all monitoring, as required in paragraph (g)(2) of this section. Such summary shall include monthly records of injected fluids, and any major changes in characteristics or sources of injected fluids. Previously submitted information may be included by reference.
(ii) The owner or operator of hydrocarbon storage and enhanced recovery projects may report on a field or project basis rather than on an individual well basis where manifold monitoring is used.
(3) For Class III wells:
(i) Quarterly reporting on all monitoring, as required in paragraph (g)(3) of this section;
(ii) Quarterly reporting of the results of any periodic tests required by the Director that are performed during the reported quarter;
(iii) Monitoring may be reported on a project or field basis rather than an individual well basis where manifold monitoring is used.
(i) Retention of records. The owner or operator shall retain records of all monitoring information, including the following:
(1) Calibration and maintenance records and all original strip chart recordings for continuous monitoring instrumentation, and copies of all reports required by this section, for a period of at least three years from the date of the sample, measurement, or report. This period may be extended by request of the Director at any time; and
(2) The nature and composition of all injected fluids until three years after the completion of any plugging and abandonment procedures specified under § 144.52(l)(6). The Director may require the owner or operator to deliver the records to the Director at the conclusion of the retention period. For EPA administered programs, the owner or operator shall continue to retain the records after the three year retention period unless he delivers the records to the Regional Administrator or obtains written approval from the Regional Administrator to discard the records.
(j) Notice of abandonment.
(1) The owner or operator shall notify the Director, according to a time period required by the Director, before conversion or abandonment of the well.
(2) For EPA-administered programs, the owner or operator shall notify the Regional Administrator at least 45 days before plugging and abandonment. The Regional Administrator, at his discretion, may allow a shorter notice period.
(k) Plugging and abandonment report. For EPA-administered programs, within 60 days after plugging a well or at the time of the next quarterly report (whichever is less) the owner or operator shall submit a report to the Regional Administrator. If the quarterly report is due less than 15 days before completion of plugging, then the report shall be submitted within 60 days. The report shall be certified as accurate by the person who performed the plugging operation. Such report shall consist of either:
(1) A statement that the well was plugged in accordance with the plan previously submitted to the Regional Administrator; or
(2) Where actual plugging differed from the plan previously submitted, an updated version of the plan, on the form supplied by the Regional Administrator, specifying the different procedures used.
(l) Change of ownership or operational control. For EPA-administered programs:
(1) The transferor of a Class I, II or III well authorized by rule shall notify the Regional Administrator of a transfer of ownership or operational control of the well at least 30 days in advance of the proposed transfer.
(2) The notice shall include a written agreement between the transferor and the transferee containing a specific date for transfer of ownership or operational control of the well; and a specific date when the financial responsibility demonstration of § 144.28(d) will be met by the transferee.
(3) The transferee is authorized to inject unless he receives notification from the Director that the transferee has not demonstrated financial responsibility pursuant to § 144.28(d).
(m) Requirements for Class I hazardous waste wells. The owner or operator of any Class I well injecting hazardous waste shall comply with § 144.14(c). In addition, for EPA-administered programs the owner or operator shall properly dispose of, or decontaminate by removing all hazardous waste residues, all injection well equipment.
40 CFR § 144.28
The following requirements apply to the owner or operator of a Class I, II or III well authorized by rule under this subpart, as provided by 144.21 and 144.22(d).