| (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.
(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
|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