Kan. Admin. Regs. § 82-3-1008 - Safety inspections
Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021
This regulation shall be effective on and after October 29, 2002.
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82-3-1008. Safety inspections. (a) Annual safety inspections required. Each operator of an underground porosity gas storage facility shall conduct an annual safety inspection of the facility and shall file with the conservation division a written report consisting of the inspection procedure and results within 30 days following completion of the inspection. The operator shall notify the conservation division at least 10 days before each inspection so that a representative of the conservation division can be present to witness the inspection. An extension of time to conduct an inspection may be granted only upon a showing of good cause.
(b) Inspection criteria. Each inspection shall include verification of all of the following:
(1) All gas storage well manual valves are in normal operating condition.
(2) All surface automatic shut-in safety valves are in normal operating condition.
(3) Wellheads and all related equipment are in normal operating condition.
(4) All warning signs, safety fences or barriers, and security equipment meet the requirements of the operator's safety plan.
(c) Penalty. The failure to comply with the requirements of this regulation shall be punishable by a $500 penalty per occurrence. Each day that a violation of this regulation continues may be considered a separate violation. The penalties specified in this subsection may be increased by the commission if it finds that aggravating factors exist. This regulation shall be effective on and after October 29, 2002. (Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 55-152, K.S.A. 2001 Supp. 55-162, 55-164, 55-1,115, and 74-623; effective, T-82-6-27-02, July 1, 2002; effective Oct. 29, 2002.)