15A NCAC 05H .2007 Monitoring and reporting

(a) The permittee shall monitor all onsite E & P waste storage and disposal structures and facilities for compliance with the approved E & P Waste Management Plan.

(b) The permittee shall inspect all pits or open tanks after a rain event of one half inch or more in a 24-hour period to ensure structures have not been impaired and have the required freeboard. If impairment of a pit or open tank is noted during the course of inspection, the impairment shall be recorded on a monitoring and maintenance log. The log shall include:

(1) the permittee's name, address, telephone number, fax number, and email address;

(2) the county and nearest city or town where the oil or gas well is located;

(3) the property street address, or nearest address to the ingress and egress point leading from a public road to the well pad;

(4) the API number, the lease name, and the oil or gas well name and number;

(5) the date of inspection, name of the inspector;

(6) the location of impairment of the pit or tank;

(7) if a spill or release was observed;

(8) any necessary repair work and the date(s) all repairs were completed; and

(9) the signature of person conducting the inspection.

(c) If the impairment of the structure of the pit or open tank results in a spill or release, the permittee shall comply with the requirements for reporting, repair, and remediation in accordance with Rule .2005 of this Section.

(d) The permittee shall submit the Form 24 Annual E & P Waste Management Report to the Department in accordance with Rule .0201 of this Subchapter no later than April 1st of each year for the previous calendar year, regardless of whether any oil or gas wells are installed at a well pad during the calendar year covered by the report. The Form 24 Annual E & P Waste Management Report shall include:

(1) the permittee's name, address, telephone number, fax number, and email address;

(2) the county and nearest city or town where the oil or gas well is located;

(3) the property street address, or nearest address to the ingress and egress point leading from a public road to the well pad;

(4) the API number, the lease name, and the oil or gas well name and number;

(5) the quantity of drill cuttings that have been disposed of at off-site solid waste landfills;

(6) the permit number, name, and location of the solid waste facility;

(7) the monthly quantity, in barrels, of liquid E & P waste produced in the drilling, stimulation, alteration, and production of an oil or gas well; and

(8) the records of when pits were serviced due to inadequate freeboard, and the actions that were taken to restore the three feet of required freeboard.

 

History Note: Authority 113-391(a)(5)i; 113-391(a)(5)k;

Eff. March 17, 2015.