Regulators look for ineffective and outdated rules

State regulators in Oklahoma are attempting to comply with an order from Gov. Kevin Stitt for all state agencies to identify costly, ineffective, duplicative and outdated regulations.

Gov. Stitt issued Executive Order 2020-03 on February 3 of this year and this week, the Corporation Commission’s Petroleum Storage Tank Division launched an effort to identify rules that fall under the categories cited by the governor.

The Division management issued a notice this week asking for input from the oil and gas industry.

The specific chapters concerning the Petroleum Storage Tank Division needing to be reviewed are the following:

         •         Chapter 15 Fuel Inspection

        •          Chapter 16 Antifreeze

        •          Chapter 25 Underground Storage Tanks

        •          Chapter 26 Aboveground Storage Tanks

        •          Chapter 27 Indemnity Fund

        •          Chapter 29 Corrective Action of Petroleum Storage Tank Releases

Those who might have suggestions about outdated or duplicative rules and regulations are asked to communicate with Travis Weedn at on or before Friday, April 24, 2020. Since the Commission’s Jim Thorpe building is closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, communication with Weedn obviously has to be done by telephone or by email.

Source: OCC