FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2020
Megan Castle, COGCC Community Relations Supervisor/Communications Manager
Megan.Castle@state.co.us, (303) 513-2713
CORRECTION: Commission Hearing is Wednesday, June 24
Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission Announces June Hearing
COGCC Hearing held June 24
DENVER - The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) invites the public and stakeholders to attend the Commission’s June Hearing online. COGCC Director Robbins will provide SB 19-181 updates including the transition to the professional commission, rulemaking and the Commission will have discussion following.
COGCC Director Robbins thanked the current 9-member volunteer commission for their service, which ends June 30: “Last year, you answered the call to implement SB 19-181, changing the COGCC’s mission from “fostering” oil and gas development to “regulating” in a manner that is protective of public health, safety, welfare, wildlife and the environment.”
“Your efforts will shape the future of our state’s relationship with oil and gas operations to be more protective for all Coloradans. We have already seen the benefits of your good work with the Flowlines and Wellbore Integrity Rulemakings. Thank you for serving as a commissioner with the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission.”
June COGCC Hearing Information:
Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Time: 9 a.m. - Noon, or when adjourned
Location: NOTE: There will not be an in-person location meeting for this Hearing.
Remote Access (Zoom): NOTE: COGCC encourages attendees to join using the computer, not phone, for best participation and interaction.
Remote Access (ZOOM) Information:
Computer - https://zoom.us/j/2761805299
Phone - +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID - 276 180 5299
Further information & Agenda: https://cogcc.state.co.us/reg.html#/hearings
Public Comment: Please sign up using this online form, available on the COGCC website, to provide public comment at the Commission's virtual June 24 hearing. The form will close at 10 p.m., June 23. Written comments may also be submitted to email@example.com.
SB 19-181 ensures that oil and gas development and operations in Colorado are regulated in a manner that protects public health, safety, welfare, the environment and wildlife resources. The COGCC is in the midst of reviewing its rules and procedures to evaluate what changes are required to reflect the new law’s requirements. On Nov. 21, 2019, the Commission adopted Flowline rules and Wellbore Integrity Rules on June 10, 2020. The Commission will take up additional SB 19-181 rulemakings at future Commission hearings, including rulemakings around Mission Change, Cumulative Impacts and Alternative Location Analysis, which begins Aug. 24, 2020.
To learn more about participating, upcoming hearings, the rulemaking schedule, or to comment using the online portals, visit the COGCC website: cogcc.state.co.us.