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This page contains Public Hearing notices for promulgations of administrative regulation amendments.  These notices comply with the notification requirements of KRS 13A and will be removed once an administrative regulation completes the promulgation process.

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Administrative Regulations

Office of Administrative Hearings

400_KAR_1_110.pdf This administrative regulation is being amended to reinforce the Office of Administrative Hearings' existing practice of generally allowing regulated entities to challenge both fact of violation and penalty in a Penalty Assessment Hearing if the fact of violation has not already been adjudicated.  The amendment also provides the Office of Administrative hearings the authority to send out notice of assessment conference by standard mail rather than certified mail.

Division of Oil and Gas

805_KAR_1_001.pdf This administrative regulations is being created to consolidate most of the definitions for terms used in 805 KAR Chapter 1 into one administrative regulation.

805_KAR_1_020.pdf This administrative regulation is being amended to introduce requirements related to coalbed methane drilling and updates material incorporated by reference.

805_KAR_1_030.pdf This administrative regulation is being amended to introduce requirements related to coalbed methane drilling related to plat requirements.

805_KAR_1_050.pdf This administrative regulation is amended to provide options that are available to oil and gas operators related to bonding oil and gas wells including coalbed methane wells and updates material incorporated by reference.

805_KAR_1_060.pdf This administrative regulation is being amended in order to incorporate by reference the Kentucky Abandoned Storage Tank and Orphan Well fund prioritization schedule.

805_KAR_1_080.pdf This administrative regulation administrative incorporates information related to coal bed methane wells drilled through gas storage reservoirs.

805_KAR_1_110.pdf This administrative regulation is being amended to provide information on what happens if a mechanical integrity test (MIT) results in a failure and incorporates updated and new forms.

805_KAR_1_120.pdf This administrative regulation is being amended in order to introduce requirements related to coalbed methane wells related to drilling or operating a well deeper than the permitted depth.

805_KAR_1_140.pdf This administrative regulation is being amended to incorporate information related to permitting directional and horizontal wells for the purpose of coalbed methane extraction.  This amendment also updates the form incorporated by reference.

805_KAR_1_170.pdf This amendment clarifies coalbed methane wells now fall under the provisions of this administrative regulation and updates material incorporated by reference.

805_KAR_1_180.pdf This administrative regulation is being amended to incorporate information related to production reporting for coalbed methane wells and update the form incorporated by reference.

805_KAR_1_190.pdf This administrative regulation is being amended to incorporate information related to gathering lines and updates forms incorporated by reference

805_KAR_1_200.pdf This administrative regulation is being amended to introduce general permitting, bonding, and fee information and includes information related to testing permits.  This amendment also updates forms incorporated by reference.

805_KAR_9_011.pdf This administrative regulation repeals 805 KAR Chapter 9.  This chapter held information related to the coalbed methane program that has now been incorporated by reference in 805 KAR Chapter 1.  

Division of Mine Safety

805_KAR_3_100.pdf This administrative regulation is being amended to correct an issue regarding rollover protection for excavators that were manufactured prior to 2011.

805_KAR_3_110.pdf The amendment to the administrative regulation will require miners to wear 100 square inches of reflective material in underground coal mines and 50 square inches of reflective material on surface mines.  The amendment also requires miners in underground mines to wear a flashing personal safety light while on foot and are on an active working section.

Division of Mine Permits

405_KAR_10_001.pdf This administrative regulation is being amended to define the term “Long term treatment”.

405_KAR_10_015.pdf This administrative regulation is being amended to alter the Cabinet’s approach to address long term treatment costs by changing the multiplier applied when calculating the additional bond for sites with long-term treatment drainage.  The amendment also removes language that allows the permittee to submit a remediation plan in lieu of the additional bond.

405_KAR_10_001_AAC.pdf Amended After Comments – This administrative regulation was amended in response to a comment received during the public comment period.

405_KAR_Chapter 10_SOC.pdf Statement of Consideration of 405 KAR 10:001 and 10:015 – The Statement of Consideration includes the Department’s response to comments received and a summary of actions taken.