Kan. Admin. Regs. § 82-3-1400 - Hydraulic fracturing treatment; definitions

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

The terms and definitions in K.A.R. 82-3-101 shall apply to K.A.R. 82-3-1400 through 82-3-1402, in addition to the following terms and definitions:

(a) "Base fluid" means the primary fluid, as measured by volume, used in a hydraulic fracturing treatment.
(b) "Chemical" means any element, chemical compound, chemical substance, or combination thereof that has a specific identity.
(c) "Chemical abstracts service registry number" and "CAS number" mean the unique identification number assigned to a chemical by the chemical abstracts service.
(d) "Chemical constituent" means any chemical or chemical concentration intentionally added to a base fluid.
(e) "Chemical disclosure registry" means the publicly available web site database managed by the ground water protection council and the interstate oil and gas compact commission and known as "fracfocus," or any other database authorized by order of the commission.
(f) "Health professional" means a physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, registered nurse, emergency medical technician, or similar individual who is licensed in that individual's state of practice.
(g) "Hydraulic fracturing fluid" means the base fluid, each proppant, and all chemical constituents used in a hydraulic fracturing treatment.
(h) "Hydraulic fracturing treatment" means all stages in a well completion utilizing hydraulic fracturing fluid under pressure to create fractures in a targeted geological formation.
(i) "Manufacturer" means an entity that produces finished goods from raw materials.
(j) "Proppant" means each material used in a hydraulic fracturing treatment for the purpose of propping open fractures.
(k) "Service company" means an entity that performs a hydraulic fracturing treatment.
(l) "Supplier" means an entity that provides chemical constituents for hydraulic fracturing fluid.
(m) "Trade secret" has the meaning specified in K.S.A. 60-3320, and amendments thereto.


Kan. Admin. Regs. § 82-3-1400
Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 55-152; effective Dec. 2, 2013.

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