The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality regulates the underground storage of natural gas or liquid hydrocarbons and carbon dioxide. Prior to the use of any underground reservoir for the storage of natural gas and prior to the exercise of eminent domain by any person, firm, or corporation having such right under laws of the state of Louisiana, the commissioner, shall have found all of the following:
Class I, III, IV and V injection wells require a permit issued by the Executive Director of the Department of Environmental Quality; Class V injection wells utilized in the remediation of groundwater associated with underground and aboveground storage tanks regulated by the Corporation Commission and Wells used for the recovery, injection or disposal of mineral brines are exempt.
All water wells, monitoring wells, unused water test wells and water test holes used or capable of being used as to avoid pollution of water-bearing strata.
This statute declares underground storage of natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas to be in the public interest if it promotes the conservation of natural gas and permits the accumulation of natural gas reserves. Under this statute, a person, partnership, limited liability company, corporation, association, or municipal corporation authorized to transport or distribute natural gas as a public utility within this state for ultimate public use or consumption may exercise the right of eminent domain in certain circumstances.
Any natural gas public utility may appropriate for its use for the underground storage of natural gas any subsurface stratum or formation in any land which the commission shall have found to be suitable and in the public interest for the underground storage of natural gas, and in connection therewith may appropriate such other interests in property as may be required adequately to examine, prepare, maintain and operate such underground natural gas storage facilities.
This rule governs the construction, installation, upgrading, use, maintenance, testing, and closure of underground storage tanks, including certification requirements for individuals who install, repair, retrofit, upgrade, perform change-in-service, close, or tightness test underground storage tank systems or install, repair, upgrade, or test corrosion protection on underground storage tank systems.
This chapter constitutes rules for all underground storage tank facilities- including registration, reporting, permitting, certification, financial responsibility and to protect human health and the environment.
The Underground Storage Tank Regulations for the Certification of Persons who Install, Alter, and Remove Underground Storage Tanks applies to any project that will install, alter or remove underground storage tank systems in Mississippi. These regulations mandates that no person may install, alter, or remove underground storage tank systems in this state unless that person holds current certification from the Department of Environmental Quality.
The Underground Storage Tank Regulations is relevant to all energy projects that will require the use and building of pipelines, underground storage of any sorts, and/or electrical equipment. The term Underground Storage Tank (UST) does not include any pipe facility (including gathering lines) regulated under: The Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968 (49. U.S.C. App. 1971), The Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Act of 1979 (49 U.S.C. App. 2001), an intrastate pipeline facility regulated under state laws comparable to this these.