RS 56:700.5     

§700.5. Facilities reports; survey of obstruction; labelling

            A. Within 180 days of the effective date of this Act, the secretary shall prepare a detailed file of all structures and facilities located on state waterbottoms within the boundaries of this fund. In developing the file the secretary may require the owners and operators of state mineral leases and pipelines rights of way to furnish information relative to the location, description and nature of facilities, both active and abandoned, on and beneath the state's waterbottoms.

            B. The secretary of the Department of Natural Resources shall establish and classify all potential hazards to commercial fishing caused by oil and gas exploration, development, and production activities in Louisiana waters, including all obstructions on the bottom, throughout the water column, and on the surface. The survey shall be completed on or before October 1, 1980.

            C. The secretary of the Department of Natural Resources shall establish regulations for all materials, equipment, tools, containers, pipelines, and other items used within Louisiana waters by the oil and gas industry to be properly stamped or labelled, wherever practicable, with the owner's identification prior to actual use. These regulations shall be consistent with labelling regulations promulgated by the U.S. Department of Interior pursuant to the provisions of Title IV of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Amendments of 19781.

            Added by Acts 1979, No. 673, §1.

            143 U.S.C.A. 1841 et seq.

NOTE: See R.S. 56:700.6 regarding the termination of Part after June 30, 2022.