North Dakota - 1151 - 2017

To amend and reenact section 38-08-04 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the reporting of well pad or oil and gas production facility fluid spills.

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Added On: 02-15-2017
Updated On: 08-30-2017
Status: Enacted
Primary Sponsors: Oley Larsen (Republican), Donald Schaible (Republican), Jessica Unruh (Republican)

Actions (18)

  • 01-03-2017 - Introduced, first reading, referred Energy and Natural Resources Committee
  • 01-12-2017 - Committee Hearing 02:00
  • 01-23-2017 - Reported back amended, do pass, amendment placed on calendar 11 2 1
  • 01-24-2017 - Amendment adopted, placed on calendar
  • 01-25-2017 - Second reading, passed, yeas 82 nays 11
  • 02-17-2017 - Introduced, first reading, referred Energy and Natural Resources Committee
  • 02-17-2017 - Received from House
  • 03-09-2017 - Committee Hearing 02:00
  • 03-24-2017 - Reported back amended, do pass, amendment placed on calendar 6 1 0
  • 03-27-2017 - Amendment adopted, placed on calendar
  • 03-27-2017 - Second reading, passed as amended, yeas 31 nays 14
  • 03-28-2017 - Returned to House (12)
  • 04-04-2017 - Second reading, passed, yeas 83 nays 8
  • 04-04-2017 - Concurred
  • 04-05-2017 - Signed by President
  • 04-06-2017 - Signed by Speaker
  • 04-07-2017 - Sent to Governor
  • 04-10-2017 - Signed by Governor 04/07

Votes (3)

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Sponsors (6)

News (5)

ND House passes eliminating reporting of small oil spills, but landowners opposed - The Dickinson Press
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Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:33:00 GMT

Supporters of the bill say reporting small spills that are contained to sites designed to protect the environment is an administrative burden on the state. But there was no fiscal note with the bill so it's unclear what cost savings the bill would ...

Oil spill reporting bill gets mixed reviews - Bismarck Tribune
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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 01:15:53 GMT

... and gas industry, supported the bill, emphasizing the administrative burden the reporting standard places on public employees. Under the current system, she estimates 80 county and state employees get email notices about every spill, regardless of ...

North Dakota Senate approves bill that reduces oil spill reporting - Bismarck Tribune
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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:09:42 GMT

“We used to have the assurance that every spill over 1 barrel would be reported and the state would be watching what happens on a location to keep the oil companies in compliance on cleanups,” Jensen said. “We will no longer will have that assurance.”.

Legislative session includes 12 or more bills that would reshape oil sector - Williston Daily Herald
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Fri, 07 Apr 2017 05:12:11 GMT

From water sales and oil patch funding to pipeline restoration and spill reporting, the North Dakota Legislature has a dozen or more bills it is considering to further shape and refine the oil and gas sector. The exact outcome of the bills, as always ...

North Dakota House passes new rule for reporting oil spills -
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Wed, 01 Feb 2017 15:58:21 GMT

North Dakota HB 1151 states companies no longer need to report spills of crude oil, produced water or natural gas that are contained to a well site or production location and are less than 10 barrels, or 420 gallons. Supporters of the bill say it will ...