Legislature(1995 - 1996)
1996-04-15 House JournalFull Journal pdf
1996-04-15 House Journal Page 3737 HB 394 The Finance Committee 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 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 1996-04-15 House Journal Page 3738 HB 394 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(FIN) An Act authorizing shallow natural gas leasing from sources within 3,000 feet of the surface; relating to regulation of natural gas exploration facilities for purposes of preparation of discharge prevention and contingency plans and compliance with financial responsibility requirements; addressing the relationship between shallow natural gas and other natural resources; and adding, in the exemption from obtaining a waste disposal permit for disposal of waste produced from drilling, a reference to shallow natural gas. The report was signed by Representatives Hanley and Foster, Co- chairs, with the following individual recommendations: Do pass (7): Hanley, Mulder, Martin, Kohring, Kelly, Therriault, Foster No recommendation (1): Grussendorf The following fiscal notes apply to CSHB 394(FIN): Fiscal note, Dept. of Natural Resources, 2/28/96 Zero fiscal note, Dept. of Environmental Conservation, 2/28/96 HB 394 is on today's calendar.