HB2878 AMT Miley 3-2

    Delegate Miley moves to amend the title:

    “A Bill to amend and reenact §22-6-1, §22-6-8 and §22-6-9 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, and to amend said code by adding thereto a new article, designated §22-6A-1,§22-6A-2, §22-6A-3, §22-6A-4, §22-6A-5, §22-6A-6, §22-6A-7, §22-6A-8, §22-6A-9, §22-6A-10, §22-6A-11,§22-6A-12 and §22-6A-13; and to amend and reenact §22-7-3 of said code, all relating to the regulation of oil and gas wells; providing definitions; requiring disclosure of binding contract; providing additional notice requirements to surface owners; requiring operators to take certain actions to assist surface owners; establishing new regulatory scheme for horizontal shallow wells; providing purpose and findings for horizontal shallow wells regulation; requiring compliance with other programs; requiring certification from department of highways; establishing well location restrictions an exceptions thereto; providing agency inspection requirements; authorizing predrilling water well inspections; establishing hydraulic fracturing fluids monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting requirements; providing requirements associated with pits and impoundments; establishing a water management plan; establishing requirements relating to water withdrawals; providing limitations on local ordinances; prohibiting construction on certain surface owners without authorization; requiring reports to the legislature; authorizing legislative rulemakings upon certain findings; establishing permit application rulemaking authority; and expanding timber compensation requirements for lost timber removed during oil and gas well activities.”