Kan. Admin. Regs. § 82-3-606 - Chemical dumping prohibited; penalty
Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021
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82-3-606. Chemical dumping prohibited; penalty. (a) The dumping or release of chemical substances and other nonexempt waste associated with any drilling or production operation, as listed in K.A.R. 28-31-3, into pits or diked areas shall be strictly prohibited. Nonexempt waste shall include the following:
(1) Unused acids, or any other unused substances brought onto the lease for potential use in drilling or production operations;
(2) oil and gas service company wastes, including empty drums, spent solvents, rinsate, spilled chemicals, and waste acid;
(3) used equipment lubrication oils and hydraulic fluids; and
(4) sanitary wastes, drums, insulation, and other miscellaneous solid waste.
(b) Any operator or contractor found to be responsible for the dumping or release of chemical substances or nonexempt wastes shall be assessed a $1,000 penalty for the first violation, a $5,000 penalty for the second violation, and a $10,000 penalty for the third violation. Under this regulation, operators and contractors shall be considered responsible for the actions of their subcontractors. (Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 55-152, K.S.A. 2000 Supp. 55-164, as amended by L. 2001, ch. 5, sec. 191, and K.S.A. 2000 Supp. 74-623, as amended by L. 2001, ch. 191, sec. 16; effective April 23, 1990; amended April 23, 2004.)