Kan. Admin. Regs. § 82-3-1203 - Permit required; permit application

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021

(a) No operator shall test, construct, convert, operate, or abandon a storage facility, or drill, complete, service, operate, or plug any storage well, without first obtaining a permit from the conservation division. No operator shall be eligible for a permit without first obtaining a license.
(b) Each operator applying for a permit shall submit a permit application on a form provided by the conservation division at least 180 days before the operator intends to perform any compressed air energy storage activities. The operator shall submit an original and two copies of the application.
(c) Each operator shall submit the following with the permit application:
(1) The operator name and license number;
(2) the name of the proposed compressed air energy storage facility;
(3) the permit application fee and any applicable plan fees pursuant to K.A.R. 82-3-1223;
(4) a signed statement verifying that the operator possesses the necessary surface and mineral rights for operation of the storage facility;
(5) plan view maps pursuant to subsection (d);
(6) a site selection plan pursuant to K.A.R. 82-3-1208;
(7) a drilling and completion plan pursuant to K.A.R. 82-3-1209;
(8) a storage facility integrity plan pursuant to K.A.R. 82-3-1210;
(9) if the permit application is for cavern storage, a cavern storage well workover plan pursuant to K.A.R. 82-3-1211;
(10) a storage well integrity plan pursuant to K.A.R. 82-3-1212 or K.A.R. 82-3-1213;
(11) a long-term monitoring, measurement, and testing plan pursuant to K.A.R. 82-3-1214 or K.A.R. 82-3-1215;
(12) a safety and emergency response plan pursuant to K.A.R. 82-3-1216;
(13) a plugging-monitoring status plan pursuant to K.A.R. 82-3-1218;
(14) a plugging plan pursuant to K.A.R. 82-3-1219;
(15) a decommissioning plan pursuant to K.A.R. 82-3-1221; and
(16) any other information that the conservation division may require, if clarification of submitted information is needed for the director to consider the application.
(d) Each operator shall submit the following maps with the permit application:
(1) A plan view map showing the locations of all plugged or unplugged wells of any type, including any well used for production of oil or gas, water supply or injection, solution mining, storage operations, monitoring, or corrosion control, within a one-quarter mile radius of the proposed storage facility boundary;
(2) the plan view map listed in paragraph (d)(1) overlaid with a surface topography map; and
(3) a plan view map, surface topography map, and aerial photo identifying any of the following within a two-mile radius of each proposed storage facility boundary:
(A) Manufactured surface structure, including any industrial or agricultural facility;
(B) utility having a right-of-way, including any wind generator, electrical transmission line, or pipeline;
(C) incorporated city or township;
(D) active or abandoned excavated mine cavity, including the room and tunnel layout;
(E) active or abandoned solution mining facility, including any well;
(F) active or abandoned LPG, crude oil, or natural gas storage facility, including any well;
(G) active or abandoned underground porosity gas storage facility;
(H) navigable water; and
(I) floodplain or area prone to flooding.
(e) After reviewing any permit application, one of the following shall be issued by the director:
(1) A permit pursuant to the permit application;
(2) a permit that includes additional requirements agreed upon by the applicant and the director; or
(3) a permit denial, including an explanation of why the permit is denied.
(f) Each operator shall submit the updated information in paragraphs (c)(5) through (c)(16) within 30 days of a request by the director, if updated information is necessary for full consideration of the permit application.


Kan. Admin. Regs. § 82-3-1203
Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 2011 Supp. 66-1274; effective Dec. 21, 2012.

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