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.
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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