Legislature(1995 - 1996)
1996-02-28 House JournalFull Journal pdf
1996-02-28 House Journal Page 2909 HB 394 The House Special Committee on Oil & Gas has considered: HOUSE BILL NO. 394 An Act authorizing a program of natural gas and coal bed methane development licensing and leasing; relating to regulation of certain natural gas exploration facilities and coal bed methane exploration facilities for purposes of preparation of discharge 1996-02-28 House Journal Page 2910 HB 394 prevention and contingency plans and compliance with financial responsibility requirements; amending the duties of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission as they relate to natural gas exploration activities and coal bed methane exploration activities; and amending the exemption from obtaining a waste disposal permit for disposal of waste produced from coal bed methane drilling. and recommends it be replaced with: CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 394(O&G) An Act authorizing shallow bed natural gas leasing; relating to regulation of natural gas exploration facilities for purposes of preparation of discharge prevention and contingency plans and compliance with financial responsibility requirements; exempting response and prevention activities associated with shallow bed natural gas leasing as a use for which money in the oil and hazardous substance release prevention and response fund is authorized; and substituting in the exemption from obtaining a waste disposal permit for disposal of waste produced from drilling a reference to shallow bed natural gas for a reference to coal bed methane. The report was signed by Representative Rokeberg, Chair, with the following individual recommendations: Do pass (2): Rokeberg, Ogan No recommendation (4): Brice, B.Davis, G.Davis, Williams Amend (1): Finkelstein The following fiscal notes apply to CSHB 394(O&G): Fiscal note, Dept. of Natural Resources, 2/28/96 Zero fiscal note, Dept. of Environmental Conservation, 2/28/96 HB 394 was referred to the Resources Committee.