805 KAR 9:050. Gas storage reservoirs;
drilling, plugging in vicinity.
RELATES TO: KRS 349.035
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 349.115
NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS
349.115 authorizes the Department for Natural Resources to promulgate all
rules, administrative regulations, and amendments to implement the provisions
of KRS Chapter 349, governing coal bed methane wells. This administrative
regulation establishes requirements for the protection of the integrity of gas
storage reservoirs by requiring that certain techniques of drilling, casing,
operating and plugging be applied if a coal bed methane well is to be drilled
in the vicinity of a gas storage reservoir.
Section 1. Any coal bed methane well
proposed to be drilled in the vicinity of an underground gas storage reservoir
shall comply with the requirements of 805 KAR 1:080 as if an oil and gas well.
(31 Ky.R. 1471; Am. 1966; eff. 6-8-2005.)