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Noise Standards Proposed for Natural Gas Operations

January 15, 2003
Posted At: 5:05 p.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. --The state Oil and Gas Commission could adopt noise standards for operation and maintenance of natural gas lines and related operations under a bill filed Wednesday.

Republican Representative John Paul Verkamp of Greenwood filed the bill. It that says the commission should consult data from the federal Environmental Protection Agency and consider risks to public health in setting the standards.

If a company was in violation, the commission could order it to follow the standards, including taking action to enjoin such conduct from happening again. One who willingly violates the standards would face a fine of up to $20,000, and each day of noncompliance would count as a separate violation.

With the attorney general's agreement, the commission director could settle such claims. If the offending person moved to comply within three months, up to 75 percent of that fine could be returned.

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