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Upcoming Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Wellbore Integrity Hearing

  • 1.  Upcoming Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Wellbore Integrity Hearing

    Posted 06-08-2020 11:09
    UPDATE -- On June 5, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) announced the following upcoming Wellbore Integrity Rulemaking Hearing to implement the ongoing SB19-181 mandated COGCC Mission Changes.

    Read more about SB19-181 here: https://cogcc.state.co.us/sb19181.html#/overview


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    June 5, 2020

    CONTACT:

    Megan Castle, COGCC Community Relations Supervisor/Communications Manager

    Megan.Castle@state.co.us, (303) 513-2713

    Twitter: @ColoradoOGCC

     

    Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission Announces Wellbore Integrity Rulemaking Hearing, June 10-11

    SB 19-181 Wellbore Integrity Rulemaking protects groundwater over the lifecycle of the well  

    DENVER - The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) invites the public and stakeholders to attend the Commission’s June Wellbore Integrity Rulemaking Commission Hearing, June 10-11. The Wellbore Integrity rulemaking, required by SB 19-181, proposes to improve oversight through the entire lifecycle of the oil and gas well, ensuring protection of groundwater resources.

     

    “From permitting to construction, to production, and until a well is plugged, the COGCC has oversight and responsibility to protect groundwater resources that Colorado needs for residential, commercial, agricultural and recreational needs,” said COGCC Director Jeff Robbins. “The COGCC Staff worked with a diverse group of stakeholders and the Water Quality Control Division to deliver these proposed rules to cover the life of the well and improve protections for the environment and our groundwater. The draft rules reflect broad consensus across multiple stakeholder perspectives on almost all issues, which shows how COGCC Staff, sister state agencies and our stakeholders can work together to find solutions to complex issues.”

     

    June COGCC Hearing Information: 

    Date: Wednesday & Thursday, June 10-11, 2020

    Time: 9 a.m. until 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.

    ·     Phone:  (669) 900-6833

    ·     Computer:  https://zoom.us/j/2761805299

    ·     Meeting ID:  276 180 5299 

    Further information & Agenda:  https://cogcc.state.co.us/reg.html#/hearings

     

    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. 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.   

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