Emergency Pit

Definition(s)


Emergency Pit

“Emergency pit” means a pit that is constructed as a precautionary matter to contain a spill in the event of a release.

Source: Oil and Gas, New Mexico Administrative Code Title 19, Chapter 15, January 2013. Regulations

 

Emergency Pit

“Emergency pit” means a pit used for the storage of excessive or unanticipated amounts of fluids during an immediate emergency situation in the drilling or operation of a well, such as a well blowout or a pipeline rupture. This does not include a spill prevention structure required by local, state, or federal regulations.

Source: Corporation Commission, Oil and Gas Conservation, Oklahoma Administrative Code 165:10, February 2013. Regulations