In This Issue

Kentucky Proposed Regulation Amendments for Gathering Line Operation and Drilling or Plugging Wells in the Vicinity of Gas Storage Reservoirs

[805 KAR 1:080 Gas Storage Reservoirs and 1:190 Gathering Line]

Updated forms are now available for operators of gathering lines installed under permits issued after March 18, 2004. New operator license and renewal applications shall now be submitted with completed and notarized “Application for Gathering Line Operator’s License” Form OG-2 along with associated fees on or before the expiration date of a current license.

Additionally, the Kentucky DNR Division of Oil and Gas is amending regulations related to coal bed methane wells drilled through gas storage fields in order to protect the integrity of the reservoirs. Storage operators will now be able to file an objection and request a hearing in response to many types of proposed well activity within their storage reservoir protection zones within five days of receipt of a well operator’s application.