Form C-144 "Pit, Below-Grade Tank, or Proposed Alternative Method Permit or Closure Plan Application" - New Mexico

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Form C-144
State of New Mexico
District I
Revised April 3, 2017
1625 N. French Dr., Hobbs, NM 88240
Energy Minerals and Natural Resources
District II
For temporary pits, below-grade tanks, and
Department
811 S. First St., Artesia, NM 88210
multi-well fluid management pits, submit to the
District III
Oil Conservation Division
appropriate NMOCD District Office.
1000 Rio Brazos Road, Aztec, NM 87410
For permanent pits submit to the Santa Fe
1220 South St. Francis Dr.
District IV
Environmental Bureau office and provide a copy
1220 S. St. Francis Dr., Santa Fe, NM 87505
Santa Fe, NM 87505
to the appropriate NMOCD District Office.
Pit, Below-Grade Tank, or
Proposed Alternative Method Permit or Closure Plan Application
Type of action:
Below grade tank registration
Permit of a pit or proposed alternative method
Closure of a pit, below-grade tank, or proposed alternative method
Modification to an existing permit/or registration
Closure plan only submitted for an existing permitted or non-permitted pit, below-grade tank,
or proposed alternative method
Instructions: Please submit one application (Form C-144) per individual pit, below-grade tank or alternative request
Please be advised that approval of this request does not relieve the operator of liability should operations result in pollution of surface water, ground water or the
environment. Nor does approval relieve the operator of its responsibility to comply with any other applicable governmental authority's rules, regulations or ordinances.
1.
Operator: ________________________________________________________________ OGRID #:_________________________________________
Address: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Facility or well name: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________
API Number: _____________________________________________
OCD Permit Number: ______________________________________________
U/L or Qtr/Qtr ______________ Section ____________ Township ____________ Range ____________ County: ________________________________
Center of Proposed Design: Latitude ______________________________ Longitude ________________________________ NAD83
Surface Owner:
Federal
State
Private
Tribal Trust or Indian Allotment
2.
Pit: Subsection F, G or J of 19.15.17.11 NMAC
Temporary:
Drilling
Workover
Permanent
Emergency
Cavitation
P&A
Multi-Well Fluid Management
Low Chloride Drilling Fluid
yes
no
Lined
Unlined Liner type: Thickness _________mil
LLDPE
HDPE
PVC
Other ___________________________
String-Reinforced
Liner Seams:
Welded
Factory
Other _______________________ Volume: __________bbl Dimensions: L______ x W______ x D______
3.
Below-grade tank: Subsection I of 19.15.17.11 NMAC
Volume: _____________________bbl Type of fluid: ______________________________________________
Tank Construction material: ___________________________________
Secondary containment with leak detection
Visible sidewalls, liner, 6-inch lift and automatic overflow shut-off
Visible sidewalls and liner
Visible sidewalls only
Other ________________________________________________
Liner type: Thickness ___________________mil
HDPE
PVC
Other _____________________________________
4.
Alternative Method:
Submittal of an exception request is required. Exceptions must be submitted to the Santa Fe Environmental Bureau office for consideration of approval.
5.
Fencing: Subsection D of 19.15.17.11 NMAC (Applies to permanent pits, temporary pits, and below-grade tanks)
Chain link, six feet in height, two strands of barbed wire at top (Required if located within 1000 feet of a permanent residence, school, hospital,
institution or church)
Four foot height, four strands of barbed wire evenly spaced between one and four feet
Alternate. Please specify________________________________________
Form C-144
Oil Conservation Division
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Form C-144
State of New Mexico
District I
Revised April 3, 2017
1625 N. French Dr., Hobbs, NM 88240
Energy Minerals and Natural Resources
District II
For temporary pits, below-grade tanks, and
Department
811 S. First St., Artesia, NM 88210
multi-well fluid management pits, submit to the
District III
Oil Conservation Division
appropriate NMOCD District Office.
1000 Rio Brazos Road, Aztec, NM 87410
For permanent pits submit to the Santa Fe
1220 South St. Francis Dr.
District IV
Environmental Bureau office and provide a copy
1220 S. St. Francis Dr., Santa Fe, NM 87505
Santa Fe, NM 87505
to the appropriate NMOCD District Office.
Pit, Below-Grade Tank, or
Proposed Alternative Method Permit or Closure Plan Application
Type of action:
Below grade tank registration
Permit of a pit or proposed alternative method
Closure of a pit, below-grade tank, or proposed alternative method
Modification to an existing permit/or registration
Closure plan only submitted for an existing permitted or non-permitted pit, below-grade tank,
or proposed alternative method
Instructions: Please submit one application (Form C-144) per individual pit, below-grade tank or alternative request
Please be advised that approval of this request does not relieve the operator of liability should operations result in pollution of surface water, ground water or the
environment. Nor does approval relieve the operator of its responsibility to comply with any other applicable governmental authority's rules, regulations or ordinances.
1.
Operator: ________________________________________________________________ OGRID #:_________________________________________
Address: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Facility or well name: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________
API Number: _____________________________________________
OCD Permit Number: ______________________________________________
U/L or Qtr/Qtr ______________ Section ____________ Township ____________ Range ____________ County: ________________________________
Center of Proposed Design: Latitude ______________________________ Longitude ________________________________ NAD83
Surface Owner:
Federal
State
Private
Tribal Trust or Indian Allotment
2.
Pit: Subsection F, G or J of 19.15.17.11 NMAC
Temporary:
Drilling
Workover
Permanent
Emergency
Cavitation
P&A
Multi-Well Fluid Management
Low Chloride Drilling Fluid
yes
no
Lined
Unlined Liner type: Thickness _________mil
LLDPE
HDPE
PVC
Other ___________________________
String-Reinforced
Liner Seams:
Welded
Factory
Other _______________________ Volume: __________bbl Dimensions: L______ x W______ x D______
3.
Below-grade tank: Subsection I of 19.15.17.11 NMAC
Volume: _____________________bbl Type of fluid: ______________________________________________
Tank Construction material: ___________________________________
Secondary containment with leak detection
Visible sidewalls, liner, 6-inch lift and automatic overflow shut-off
Visible sidewalls and liner
Visible sidewalls only
Other ________________________________________________
Liner type: Thickness ___________________mil
HDPE
PVC
Other _____________________________________
4.
Alternative Method:
Submittal of an exception request is required. Exceptions must be submitted to the Santa Fe Environmental Bureau office for consideration of approval.
5.
Fencing: Subsection D of 19.15.17.11 NMAC (Applies to permanent pits, temporary pits, and below-grade tanks)
Chain link, six feet in height, two strands of barbed wire at top (Required if located within 1000 feet of a permanent residence, school, hospital,
institution or church)
Four foot height, four strands of barbed wire evenly spaced between one and four feet
Alternate. Please specify________________________________________
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6.
Netting: Subsection E of 19.15.17.11 NMAC (Applies to permanent pits and permanent open top tanks)
Screen
Netting
Other_____________________________________
Monthly inspections (If netting or screening is not physically feasible)
7.
Signs: Subsection C of 19.15.17.11 NMAC
12”x 24”, 2” lettering, providing Operator’s name, site location, and emergency telephone numbers
Signed in compliance with 19.15.16.8 NMAC
8.
Variances and Exceptions:
Justifications and/or demonstrations of equivalency are required. Please refer to 19.15.17 NMAC for guidance.
Please check a box if one or more of the following is requested, if not leave blank:
Variance(s): Requests must be submitted to the appropriate division district for consideration of approval.
Exception(s): Requests must be submitted to the Santa Fe Environmental Bureau office for consideration of approval.
9.
Siting Criteria (regarding permitting): 19.15.17.10 NMAC
Instructions: The applicant must demonstrate compliance for each siting criteria below in the application. Recommendations of acceptable source
material are provided below. Siting criteria does not apply to drying pads or above-grade tanks.
General siting
Ground water is less than 25 feet below the bottom of a low chloride temporary pit or below-grade tank.
Yes
No
-
NM Office of the State Engineer - iWATERS database search;
USGS;
Data obtained from nearby wells
NA
Yes
No
Ground water is less than 50 feet below the bottom of a Temporary pit, permanent pit, or Multi-Well Fluid Management pit .
NA
NM Office of the State Engineer - iWATERS database search; USGS; Data obtained from nearby wells
Within incorporated municipal boundaries or within a defined municipal fresh water well field covered under a municipal ordinance
Yes
No
adopted pursuant to NMSA 1978, Section 3-27-3, as amended. (Does not apply to below grade tanks)
-
Written confirmation or verification from the municipality; Written approval obtained from the municipality
Within the area overlying a subsurface mine. (Does not apply to below grade tanks)
Yes
No
-
Written confirmation or verification or map from the NM EMNRD-Mining and Mineral Division
Within an unstable area. (Does not apply to below grade tanks)
Yes
No
-
Engineering measures incorporated into the design; NM Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources; USGS; NM Geological
Society; Topographic map
Yes
No
Within a 100-year floodplain. (Does not apply to below grade tanks)
-
FEMA map
Below Grade Tanks
Within 100 feet of a continuously flowing watercourse, significant watercourse, lake bed, sinkhole, wetland or playa lake (measured
Yes
No
from the ordinary high-water mark).
-
Topographic map; Visual inspection (certification) of the proposed site
Yes
No
Within 200 horizontal feet of a spring or a fresh water well used for public or livestock consumption;.
-
NM Office of the State Engineer - iWATERS database search; Visual inspection (certification) of the proposed site
Temporary Pit using Low Chloride Drilling Fluid
)
(maximum chloride content 15,000 mg/liter
Within 100 feet of a continuously flowing watercourse, or any other significant watercourse or within 200 feet of any lakebed, sinkhole,
Yes
No
or playa lake (measured from the ordinary high-water mark). (Applies to low chloride temporary pits.)
-
Topographic map; Visual inspection (certification) of the proposed site
Within 300 feet from a occupied permanent residence, school, hospital, institution, or church in existence at the time of initial
Yes
No
application.
-
Visual inspection (certification) of the proposed site; Aerial photo; Satellite image
Within 200 horizontal feet of a spring or a private, domestic fresh water well used by less than five households for domestic or stock
Yes
No
watering purposes, or 300feet of any other fresh water well or spring, in existence at the time of the initial application.
NM Office of the State Engineer - iWATERS database search; Visual inspection (certification) of the proposed site
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Within 100 feet of a wetland.
-
US Fish and Wildlife Wetland Identification map; Topographic map; Visual inspection (certification) of the proposed site
Yes
No
Temporary Pit Non-low chloride drilling fluid
Within 300 feet of a continuously flowing watercourse, or any other significant watercourse, or within 200 feet of any lakebed, sinkhole,
or playa lake (measured from the ordinary high-water mark).
-
Topographic map; Visual inspection (certification) of the proposed site
Yes
No
Within 300 feet from a permanent residence, school, hospital, institution, or church in existence at the time of initial application.
-
Visual inspection (certification) of the proposed site; Aerial photo; Satellite image
Yes
No
Within 500 horizontal feet of a spring or a private, domestic fresh water well used by less than five households for domestic or stock
watering purposes, or 1000 feet of any other fresh water well or spring, in the existence at the time of the initial application;
Yes
No
-
NM Office of the State Engineer - iWATERS database search; Visual inspection (certification) of the proposed site
Within 300 feet of a wetland.
-
US Fish and Wildlife Wetland Identification map; Topographic map; Visual inspection (certification) of the proposed site
Yes
No
Permanent Pit or Multi-Well Fluid Management Pit
Within 300 feet of a continuously flowing watercourse, or 200 feet of any other significant watercourse, or lakebed, sinkhole, or playa
lake (measured from the ordinary high-water mark).
Yes
No
-
Topographic map; Visual inspection (certification) of the proposed site
Within 1000 feet from a permanent residence, school, hospital, institution, or church in existence at the time of initial application.
-
Visual inspection (certification) of the proposed site; Aerial photo; Satellite image
Yes
No
Within 500 horizontal feet of a spring or a fresh water well used for domestic or stock watering purposes, in existence at the time of
initial application.
Yes
No
-
NM Office of the State Engineer - iWATERS database search; Visual inspection (certification) of the proposed site
Within 500 feet of a wetland.
Yes
No
-
US Fish and Wildlife Wetland Identification map; Topographic map; Visual inspection (certification) of the proposed site
10.
Temporary Pits, Emergency Pits, and Below-grade Tanks Permit Application Attachment Checklist: Subsection B of 19.15.17.9 NMAC
Instructions: Each of the following items must be attached to the application. Please indicate, by a check mark in the box, that the documents are
attached.
Hydrogeologic Report (Below-grade Tanks) - based upon the requirements of Paragraph (4) of Subsection B of 19.15.17.9 NMAC
Hydrogeologic Data (Temporary and Emergency Pits) - based upon the requirements of Paragraph (2) of Subsection B of 19.15.17.9 NMAC
Siting Criteria Compliance Demonstrations - based upon the appropriate requirements of 19.15.17.10 NMAC
Design Plan - based upon the appropriate requirements of 19.15.17.11 NMAC
Operating and Maintenance Plan - based upon the appropriate requirements of 19.15.17.12 NMAC
Closure Plan (Please complete Boxes 14 through 18, if applicable) - based upon the appropriate requirements of Subsection C of 19.15.17.9 NMAC
and 19.15.17.13 NMAC
Previously Approved Design (attach copy of design)
API Number: _______________________ or Permit Number: _________________________
11.
Multi-Well Fluid Management Pit Checklist: Subsection B of 19.15.17.9 NMAC
Instructions: Each of the following items must be attached to the application. Please indicate, by a check mark in the box, that the documents are
attached.
Design Plan - based upon the appropriate requirements of 19.15.17.11 NMAC
Operating and Maintenance Plan - based upon the appropriate requirements of 19.15.17.12 NMAC
A List of wells with approved application for permit to drill associated with the pit.
Closure Plan (Please complete Boxes 14 through 18, if applicable) - based upon the appropriate requirements of Subsection C of 19.15.17.9 NMAC
and 19.15.17.13 NMAC
Hydrogeologic Data - based upon the requirements of Paragraph (4) of Subsection B of 19.15.17.9 NMAC
Siting Criteria Compliance Demonstrations - based upon the appropriate requirements of 19.15.17.10 NMAC
Previously Approved Design (attach copy of design)
API Number: _______________________ or Permit Number: _________________________
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12.
Permanent Pits Permit Application Checklist: Subsection B of 19.15.17.9 NMAC
Instructions: Each of the following items must be attached to the application. Please indicate, by a check mark in the box, that the documents are
attached.
Hydrogeologic Report - based upon the requirements of Paragraph (1) of Subsection B of 19.15.17.9 NMAC
Siting Criteria Compliance Demonstrations - based upon the appropriate requirements of 19.15.17.10 NMAC
Climatological Factors Assessment
Certified Engineering Design Plans - based upon the appropriate requirements of 19.15.17.11 NMAC
Dike Protection and Structural Integrity Design - based upon the appropriate requirements of 19.15.17.11 NMAC
Leak Detection Design - based upon the appropriate requirements of 19.15.17.11 NMAC
Liner Specifications and Compatibility Assessment - based upon the appropriate requirements of 19.15.17.11 NMAC
Quality Control/Quality Assurance Construction and Installation Plan
Operating and Maintenance Plan - based upon the appropriate requirements of 19.15.17.12 NMAC
Freeboard and Overtopping Prevention Plan - based upon the appropriate requirements of 19.15.17.11 NMAC
Nuisance or Hazardous Odors, including H
S, Prevention Plan
2
Emergency Response Plan
Oil Field Waste Stream Characterization
Monitoring and Inspection Plan
Erosion Control Plan
Closure Plan - based upon the appropriate requirements of Subsection C of 19.15.17.9 NMAC and 19.15.17.13 NMAC
13.
Proposed Closure: 19.15.17.13 NMAC
Instructions: Please complete the applicable boxes, Boxes 14 through 18, in regards to the proposed closure plan.
Type:
Drilling
Workover
Emergency
Cavitation
P&A
Permanent Pit
Below-grade Tank
Multi-well Fluid Management Pit
Alternative
Proposed Closure Method:
Waste Excavation and Removal
Waste Removal (Closed-loop systems only)
On-site Closure Method (Only for temporary pits and closed-loop systems)
In-place Burial
On-site Trench Burial
Alternative Closure Method
14.
Waste Excavation and Removal Closure Plan Checklist: (19.15.17.13 NMAC) Instructions: Each of the following items must be attached to the
closure plan. Please indicate, by a check mark in the box, that the documents are attached.
Protocols and Procedures - based upon the appropriate requirements of 19.15.17.13 NMAC
Confirmation Sampling Plan (if applicable) - based upon the appropriate requirements of Subsection C of 19.15.17.13 NMAC
Disposal Facility Name and Permit Number (for liquids, drilling fluids and drill cuttings)
Soil Backfill and Cover Design Specifications - based upon the appropriate requirements of Subsection H of 19.15.17.13 NMAC
Re-vegetation Plan - based upon the appropriate requirements of Subsection H of 19.15.17.13 NMAC
Site Reclamation Plan - based upon the appropriate requirements of Subsection H of 19.15.17.13 NMAC
15.
Siting Criteria (regarding on-site closure methods only): 19.15.17.10 NMAC
Instructions: Each siting criteria requires a demonstration of compliance in the closure plan. Recommendations of acceptable source material are
provided below. Requests regarding changes to certain siting criteria require justifications and/or demonstrations of equivalency. Please refer to
19.15.17.10 NMAC for guidance.
Ground water is less than 25 feet below the bottom of the buried waste.
Yes
No
-
NM Office of the State Engineer - iWATERS database search; USGS; Data obtained from nearby wells
NA
Ground water is between 25-50 feet below the bottom of the buried waste
Yes
No
-
NM Office of the State Engineer - iWATERS database search; USGS; Data obtained from nearby wells
NA
Ground water is more than 100 feet below the bottom of the buried waste.
Yes
No
-
NM Office of the State Engineer - iWATERS database search; USGS; Data obtained from nearby wells
NA
Within 100 feet of a continuously flowing watercourse, or 200 feet of any other significant watercourse, lakebed, sinkhole, or playa
Yes
No
lake (measured from the ordinary high-water mark).
-
Topographic map; Visual inspection (certification) of the proposed site
Within 300 feet from a permanent residence, school, hospital, institution, or church in existence at the time of initial application.
Yes
No
-
Visual inspection (certification) of the proposed site; Aerial photo; Satellite image
Within 300 horizontal feet of a private, domestic fresh water well or spring used for domestic or stock watering purposes, in existence
Yes
No
at the time of initial application.
-
NM Office of the State Engineer - iWATERS database; Visual inspection (certification) of the proposed site
Written confirmation or verification from the municipality; Written approval obtained from the municipality
Yes
No
Within 300 feet of a wetland.
US Fish and Wildlife Wetland Identification map; Topographic map; Visual inspection (certification) of the proposed site
Yes
No
Within incorporated municipal boundaries or within a defined municipal fresh water well field covered under a municipal ordinance
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adopted pursuant to NMSA 1978, Section 3-27-3, as amended.
-
Written confirmation or verification from the municipality; Written approval obtained from the municipality
Yes
No
Within the area overlying a subsurface mine.
-
Written confirmation or verification or map from the NM EMNRD-Mining and Mineral Division
Yes
No
Within an unstable area.
-
Engineering measures incorporated into the design; NM Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources; USGS; NM Geological
Society; Topographic map
Yes
No
Within a 100-year floodplain.
Yes
No
FEMA map
-
16.
On-Site Closure Plan Checklist: (19.15.17.13 NMAC) Instructions: Each of the following items must be attached to the closure plan. Please indicate,
by a check mark in the box, that the documents are attached.
Siting Criteria Compliance Demonstrations - based upon the appropriate requirements of 19.15.17.10 NMAC
Proof of Surface Owner Notice - based upon the appropriate requirements of Subsection E of 19.15.17.13 NMAC
Construction/Design Plan of Burial Trench (if applicable) based upon the appropriate requirements of Subsection K of 19.15.17.11 NMAC
Construction/Design Plan of Temporary Pit (for in-place burial of a drying pad) - based upon the appropriate requirements of 19.15.17.11 NMAC
Protocols and Procedures - based upon the appropriate requirements of 19.15.17.13 NMAC
Confirmation Sampling Plan (if applicable) - based upon the appropriate requirements of 19.15.17.13 NMAC
Waste Material Sampling Plan - based upon the appropriate requirements of 19.15.17.13 NMAC
Disposal Facility Name and Permit Number (for liquids, drilling fluids and drill cuttings or in case on-site closure standards cannot be achieved)
Soil Cover Design - based upon the appropriate requirements of Subsection H of 19.15.17.13 NMAC
Re-vegetation Plan - based upon the appropriate requirements of Subsection H of 19.15.17.13 NMAC
Site Reclamation Plan - based upon the appropriate requirements of Subsection H of 19.15.17.13 NMAC
17.
Operator Application Certification:
I hereby certify that the information submitted with this application is true, accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief.
Name (Print): _________________________________________________________
Title: ______________________________________________
Signature:_______________________________________________________________
Date: ____________________________________________
e-mail address:________________________________________________________
Telephone: ___________________________________________
18.
OCD Approval:
Permit Application (including closure plan)
Closure Plan (only)
OCD Conditions (see attachment)
OCD Representative Signature: _________________________________________________________ Approval Date: _______________________
Title: _______________________________________________________
OCD Permit Number:_______________________________________
19.
Closure Report (required within 60 days of closure completion): 19.15.17.13 NMAC
Instructions: Operators are required to obtain an approved closure plan prior to implementing any closure activities and submitting the closure report.
The closure report is required to be submitted to the division within 60 days of the completion of the closure activities. Please do not complete this
section of the form until an approved closure plan has been obtained and the closure activities have been completed.
Closure Completion Date:___________________________
20.
Closure Method:
Waste Excavation and Removal
On-Site Closure Method
Alternative Closure Method
Waste Removal (Closed-loop systems only)
If different from approved plan, please explain.
21.
Closure Report Attachment Checklist: Instructions: Each of the following items must be attached to the closure report. Please indicate, by a check
mark in the box, that the documents are attached.
Proof of Closure Notice (surface owner and division)
Proof of Deed Notice (required for on-site closure for private land only)
Plot Plan (for on-site closures and temporary pits)
Confirmation Sampling Analytical Results (if applicable)
Waste Material Sampling Analytical Results (required for on-site closure)
Disposal Facility Name and Permit Number
Soil Backfilling and Cover Installation
Re-vegetation Application Rates and Seeding Technique
Site Reclamation (Photo Documentation)
On-site Closure Location: Latitude _________________________ Longitude ___________________________ NAD:
1927
1983
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