HB 2598

Altering Inspection Requirements for Certain Aboveground Storage Tanks

This bill exempts tanks containing brine or other fluids used in hydrocarbon production of 210 barrels or less located in the zone of critical concern nearest to drinking water intakes from inspection by the DEP. Inspection responsibility would be shifted entirely to the tank owners.

Sponsors: Chuck Horst

ISSUES: Pure Water

CWV Position: Opposes

Status: Introduced 1/12/22, referred to Energy and Manufacturing Committee; 2/10/22 committee substitute bill; 2/14/22 House floor amendment; 2/15/22 passed House and sent to Senate; introduced in Senate 2/16/22, referred to Energy, Industry and Mining Committee; tabled