Bill Text: TX SB185 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Engrossed


Bill Title: Relating to disclosure requirements regarding certain oil or gas well accidents.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-16 - Referred to Energy Resources [SB185 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-SB185-Engrossed.html
 
 
  By: Miles S.B. No. 185
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to disclosure requirements regarding certain oil or gas
  well accidents.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter D, Chapter 91, Natural Resources
  Code, is amended by adding Section 91.118 to read as follows:
         Sec. 91.118.  APPLICATION FOR PERMIT FOR WELL ADJACENT TO
  WELL BLOWOUT SITE IN CERTAIN COUNTIES. (a)  The commission by rule
  shall require that an applicant for a permit to drill an oil or gas
  well in a county with a population of more than 750,000 disclose to
  the commission in the application that the applicant was the
  operator of an oil or gas well:
               (1)  located at a site adjacent to the site of the
  proposed well;
               (2)  drilled through or into the same formations as the
  proposed well is to be drilled; and
               (3)  from which an uncontrolled release of a
  subterranean fluid containing oil, gas, or condensate or of a well
  fluid caused by a loss of well control occurred while the applicant
  operated the oil or gas well.
         (b)  The rules may include criteria for determining whether a
  site is adjacent to another site for the purposes of this section.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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