Kan. Admin. Regs. § 82-3-135a - Notice of application

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

(a) Scope. Except as otherwise provided in K.A.R. 82-3-100, 82-3-108, 82-3-109, 82-3-138, 82-3-203, 82-3-208, 82-3-209, 82-3-300, and 82-3-300a, the notice requirements in this regulation shall apply to each application for an order or permit filed pursuant to any regulation, special order, or statutory provision for the conservation of crude oil and natural gas or for the protection of fresh and usable water.
(b) Production matters. Except as otherwise provided in K.A.R. 82-3-100, 82-3-108, 82-3-109, 82-3-138, 82-3-203, 82-3-208, 82-3-209, 82-3-300, and 82-3-300a, each applicant for an order filed pursuant to K.A.R. 82-3-100 through K.A.R. 82-3-314 shall give notice of the application on or before the date the application is filed with the conservation division by mailing or delivering a copy of the application to the following:
(1) Each operator or lessee of record within a one-half mile radius of the well or of the subject acreage; and
(2) each owner of record of the minerals in unleased acreage within a one-half mile radius of the well or of the subject acreage.
(c) Environmental matters. Each applicant for an order or permit filed pursuant to K.A.R. 82-3-400 through 82-3-412 and K.A.R. 82-3-600 through 82-3-607 shall give notice of the application on or before the date the application is filed with the conservation division by mailing or delivering a copy of the application to the following:
(1) Each operator or lessee of record within a one-half mile radius of the well or of the subject acreage;
(2) each owner of record of the minerals in unleased acreage within a one-half mile radius of the well or of the subject acreage; and
(3) the landowner on whose land the well affected by the application is located.
(d) Publication of notice. Notice of the application shall be published in at least one issue of the official county newspaper of each county in which the lands affected by the application are located. In addition, notice of applications relating to production matters shall also be published in at least one issue of the Wichita Eagle newspaper.
(e) Protest. Once notice of the application is published pursuant to subsection (d), the application shall be held in abeyance for 15 days for production matters and 30 days for environmental matters, pending the filing of any protest pursuant to K.A.R. 82-3-135b . If a valid protest is filed or if the commission, on its own motion, deems that there should be a hearing on the application, a hearing shall be held. The applicant shall publish notice of the hearing pursuant to K.A.R. 82-3-135 .

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Kan. Admin. Regs. § 82-3-135a
Authorized by K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 55-152, K.S.A. 55-704, K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 55-901; implementing K.S.A. 55-605, K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 55-901, K.S.A. 55-1003; effective April 23, 1990; amended Oct. 24, 2008; amended Aug. 16, 2013.

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