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66-1278. Same; agents of commission; right of ingress and egress; restoration of premises. (a) In performing investigations or administrative functions relating to prevention of pollution of the soil or waters of the state, the commission or the commission's duly authorized representative may enter any property or facility which is subject to the provisions of K.S.A. 66-1274, and amendments thereto, for the purpose of observing, monitoring, collecting samples, examining records and facilities to determine compliance or noncompliance with state laws and rules and regulations relating to air pollution, water pollution, soil pollution or public health or safety.

(b) The representatives of the commission shall have the right of ingress and egress upon any lands to clean up pollution from the storage of compressed air over which the commission has jurisdiction pursuant to K.S.A. 66-1274, and amendments thereto. Such representatives shall have the power to occupy such land if necessary to investigate and clean up such pollution or to investigate and plug any such compressed air energy storage well. Any representative entering upon any land to investigate and clean up such pollution or to investigate and plug any such compressed air energy storage well shall not be liable for any damages necessarily resulting therefrom, except damages to growing crops, livestock or improvements on the land. Upon completion of activities on such land, such representative shall restore the premises to the original contour and condition as nearly as practicable.

History: L. 2009, ch. 141, ยง 38; May 28.

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