The bill requires:
No later than January 1, 2023, the oil and gas conservation commission (commission) to promulgate rules to require an oil and gas operator to conduct meter certification and calibration on an annual basis and submit an annual report to the commission that describes the results of that meter certification and calibration;
- No later than February 1, 2025, the state auditor to select a random sample of operators (random sample) and provide the list of operators in the random sample to the
commissionoil and gas conservation commission (commission), the executive director of the department of revenue (executive director), and the division of administration in the department of public health and environment (division);
- No later than April 15, 2025, the commission, executive director, and division to submit certain reporting information for the operators in the random sample for calendar year 2023 and other information to the state auditor;
- No later than May 1, 2025, the state auditor to commence conducting or cause to be conducted a performance audit based on the information submitted by the commission, the executive director, and the division; and
- No later than March 1, 2026, the state auditor to prepare a report and recommendations based on the performance audit, which the state auditor will present to the legislative audit committee.
The bill also establishes a maximum penalty of $1,000 per day per violation for oil and gas operators in relation to violations related to the filing of air pollution emission notices with the division.
(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)