PRINTER'S NO. 2082
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
1353
Session of
2020
INTRODUCED BY MUTH, KEARNEY, SANTARSIERO, SCHWANK, SABATINA,
DINNIMAN AND FARNESE, OCTOBER 16, 2020
REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY, OCTOBER 16, 2020
AN ACT
Amending Title 58 (Oil and Gas) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated
Statutes, in development, further providing for relationship
to solid waste and surface mining.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 3273.1(a) and (b) of Title 58 of the
Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes are amended to read:
ยง 3273.1. Relationship to solid waste and surface mining.
(a) General rule.--[The obligation to] An owner or operator
of a well shall obtain a permit and post a bond under Articles
III and V of the act of July 7, 1980 (P.L.380, No.97), known as
the Solid Waste Management Act, and [to] provide public notice
under section 1905-A(b)(1)(v) of the act of April 9, 1929
(P.L.177, No.175), known as The Administrative Code of 1929, for
any pit, impoundment, method or facility employed for the
disposal, processing or storage of residual wastes generated by
the drilling of an oil or gas well or from the production of
wells which is located on the well site.[, shall be considered
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to have been satisfied if the owner or operator of the well
meets the following conditions:
(1) the well is permitted under the requirements of
section 3211 (relating to well permits) or registered under
section 3213 (relating to well registration and
identification);
(2) the owner or operator has satisfied the financial
security requirements of section 3225 (relating to bonding)
by obtaining a surety or collateral bond for the well and
well site; and
(3) the owner or operator maintains compliance with this
chapter and applicable regulations of the Environmental
Quality Board.]
(b) Noncoal surface mining.--Obligations under the act of
December 19, 1984 (P.L.1093, No.219), known as the Noncoal
Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act, or a regulation
promulgated under the Noncoal Surface Mining Conservation and
Reclamation Act, for any borrow area where minerals are
extracted solely for the purpose of oil and gas well
development, including access road construction, shall be
considered to have been satisfied if the owner or operator of
the well meets the following conditions [imposed under
subsection (a)(1) and (2) and]:
(1) the well is permitted under the requirements of
section 3211 (relating to well permits) or registered under
section 3213 (relating to well registration and
identification);
(2) the owner or operator has satisfied the financial
security requirements of section 3225 (relating to bonding)
by obtaining a surety or collateral bond for the well and
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well site; and
(3) the owner or operator maintains compliance with this
chapter and applicable regulations of the Environmental
Quality Board.
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Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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