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RULE §3.97Underground Storage of Gas in Salt Formations

  (2) Alternative monitoring. As an alternative to plugging a gas storage well that has been permanently deactivated, an operator may request approval by the Commission or its designee of a plan to convert the well to a monitor well. A pressure monitoring plan must be submitted to the Commission along with the request to convert the well to a monitoring well.

(q) Penalties.

  (1) Penalties. Violations of this section may subject the operator to penalties and remedies specified in Texas Natural Resources Code, Title 3; Texas Utilities Code, Chapter 121; and other statutes administered by the Commission.

  (2) Certificate of compliance. The certificate of compliance for any underground gas storage facility may be revoked in the manner provided in §3.73 of this title (relating to Pipeline Connection; Cancellation of Certificate of Compliance; Severance) for violation of this section.

(r) Applicability of other Commission rules and orders. The owner or operator of an underground gas storage facility is not relieved by this section of compliance with any other requirement of Chapters 3, 4, 7, or 8 of this title (relating to Oil and Gas Division; Environmental Protection; Gas Services Division; or Pipeline Safety Regulations).

Source Note: The provisions of this §3.97 adopted to be effective January 1, 1994, 18 TexReg 8871; amended to be effective November 24, 2004, 29 TexReg 10728; amended to be effective January 30, 2007, 32 TexReg 289; amended to be effective July 2, 2012, 37 TexReg 4892

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