- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 46. Water, Air, Energy, and Environmental Conservation
- Chapter 4. Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Control
- Section 50. Exemptions.
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AS 46.04.050. Exemptions.
- (a) The provisions of AS 46.04.030
, 46.04.040, and 46.04.060 do not apply to an oil terminal facility that
has an effective storage capacity of less than 5,000 barrels of crude oil or less than 10,000 barrels of noncrude oil.
- (b) The provisions of AS 46.04.030
and 46.04.040 do not apply to a natural gas
production facility and a natural gas terminal facility; for purposes of this subsection, "natural gas
production facility" and "natural gas terminal facility" mean a platform, facility, or structure that, except for storage of
refined petroleum products in a quantity that does not exceed 10,000 barrels, is used solely for the production, compression,
storage, or transport of natural gas.
- (c) The provisions of AS 46.04.030 and 46.04.040 do not apply to a natural gas exploration facility
if the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has determined under AS 31.05.030 (l) that evidence obtained through evaluation
demonstrates with reasonable certainty that all of the wells at a natural gas exploration facility will not penetrate a
formation capable of flowing oil to the ground surface. If the drilling of a well at an exploration facility exempted under
this subsection does penetrate a formation capable of flowing oil to the surface, the owner or operator shall submit an oil
discharge prevention and contingency plan and proof of financial responsibility to the department to meet the requirements
of AS 46.04.030 and 46.04.040. For purposes of this subsection, "natural gas
exploration facility" means a platform, facility, or structure that, except for storage of refined petroleum products in a
quantity that does not exceed 10,000 barrels, is used solely for the exploration for natural gas.
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