PRIOR PRINTER'S NO. 3593
PRINTER'S NO. 3838
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY PICKETT, BAKER, BOBACK, CLYMER, EVERETT, GROVE, C. HARRIS, HEFFLEY, MAJOR, MILLARD, R. MILLER, MURT, O'NEILL, SONNEY, WATSON, WHITE, DeLUCA AND GINGRICH, MAY 29, 2014
AS REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AS AMENDED, JUNE 24, 2014
1Providing for operators of unconventional wells to make certain
2reports to the Department of Environmental Protection;
3imposing duties on the department; and repealing provisions
4in Title 58 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes.
7Section 1. Short title.
10Section 2. Definitions.
16"Operator." A well operator.
1equivalent stratigraphic interval where natural gas generally
2cannot be produced at economic flow rates or in economic volumes
3except by vertical or horizontal well bores stimulated by
4hydraulic fracture treatments or by using multilateral well
5bores or other techniques to expose more of the formation to the
10Section 3. Unconventional well reports.
11(a) Duty to report.--The operator of an unconventional well
12shall file with the department, on a form provided by the
13department, a monthly report specifying the amount of production
14on the most well-specific basis available.
15(b) Timing and contents.--The initial report under this act
16shall be filed by <-February 15, March 31, 2015, and specify the
17status of each well. In subsequent reports, only changes in
18status must be reported. Subsequent monthly reports shall be
19filed with the department <-on or before the 15th day of each
20month <-within 45 days after the close of the reporting period and
21shall include production data from the preceding reporting
23(c) Use of reports.--The Commonwealth may utilize
24information contained in reports filed under this act in
25enforcement proceedings, in making designations or
26determinations under section 1927-A of the act of April 9, 1929
27(P.L.177, No.175), known as The Administrative Code of 1929, or
28in aggregate form for statistical purposes.
4Section 4. Repeals.
5Repeals are as follows:
10Section 5. Effective date.
11This act shall take effect as follows: