Kan. Admin. Regs. § 82-3-1305 - Venting and flaring
Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021
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82-3-1305. Venting and flaring. (a) The venting and flaring requirements in K.A.R. 82-3-208 and K.A.R. 82-3-314 shall not apply to any horizontal well.
(b) The following venting and flaring requirements shall apply to each horizontal well:
(1) No operator shall vent gas from any horizontal well.
(2) Each operator flaring gas from a horizontal well shall meet the following requirements:
(A) The operator shall ensure that the site is inspected and approved by the appropriate district office before the commencement of flaring.
(B) The operator shall file an affidavit on a form supplied by the commission within five days after commencement of flaring.
(C) The operator may flare gas for a maximum of 30 producing days following the initial horizontal completion or recompletion.
(i) A "producing day" shall mean any day in which fluid is produced at the well.
(ii) When counting the producing days for flaring purposes, the producing days may be consecutive or intermittent, or both.
(D) The operator may submit a written request to flare for an additional 30 producing days. The request shall be granted by the director if the operator demonstrates that additional flaring is necessary to prevent waste and will not violate correlative rights. Only one additional flaring period of 30 producing days may be authorized by the director.
(E) No operator shall flare gas for more than 60 producing days without commission approval of an application for an exception according to K.A.R. 82-3-100.
(F) The operator shall continuously meter, measure, or monitor the flared gas and shall retain the chart or record for at least two years. The operator shall provide the conservation division with a copy of the chart or record within five business days of receipt of any request. (Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 55-152; effective Aug. 16, 2013.)