Bill Summary for H 1184 (2011-2012)

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May 29 2012

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View NCGA Bill Details2011-2012 Session
House Bill 1184 (Public) Filed Tuesday, May 29, 2012
TO CLARIFY THAT THE BAN ON DISCHARGE OF WASTES TO THE SUBSURFACE OR GROUNDWATER OF THE STATE BY MEANS OF WELLS APPLIES TO THE INJECTION OF FLUIDS USING A WELL FOR THE PURPOSE OF OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION OR PRODUCTION.
Intro. by Faison.

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Amends GS 143-214.2 (prohibited discharges) to consider the injection of fluids into the state’s subsurface for the purpose of oil and gas conservation as a discharge of waste into the state’s subsurface or groundwater, thereby prohibiting the discharge. Appropriates $50,000 to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to implement the act.

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