HB 2598

Altering Definitions in Aboveground Storage Tank Act

This bill would change the definition of above-ground storage tanks so as to permit locating these tanks containing brine or fracking fluid within the area immediately above a public source water intake. A floor amendment in the House shifted inspection of tanks completely to tank owners.

Sponsors: Chuck Horst

ISSUES: Pure Water

CWV Position: Opposes

Status: Introduced 2/18/21; referred to Energy and Manufacturing Committee; 2/24/21 passed out of E&M Committee but referred to Health and Human Resources Committee; passed out of Health and Human Resources Committee 3/5/21; Passed House 3/10/21; Introduced in Senate 3/12/21; referred to Judiciary Committee 3/12/21;