Flood the COGCC by March 1 with Comments on Extraction Permit Applications for Livingston and Interchange Pads

UPDATE – 2/23/18 @ 4 p.m. from the City 

Director Lepore has agreed to extend the deadline for the Form 2As for the Livingston Pad (Doc Number 401477008) and the Interchange A & B Pad (Doc Number 401477000) by five days. Therefore, the new deadline for public comment on these Pending Location Assessment Permits will be 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 1st.

Please help us flood the State COGCC by March 1 with objections to any further permitting on the Livingston and Interchange Pads.   As it stands right now, the Livingston Pad can be approved administratively, without a hearing, anytime after March 1.  Given the tremendous inadequacies, errors and gaps in Extraction’s Drilling Plan submitted to the City, we need to get the COGCC’s attention on all of our concerns.  Any and all of your concerns are valid for submission in comments to the COGCC.  Feel free to repeat any comments that you submitted to the City on the Drilling Plan earlier.

With the March 1 extension, only the Form 2As are available for comment.  Follow these links:

To Comment on the Livingston Pad: https://cogcc.state.co.us/publicComment/?doc_num=401477008

To Comment on the Interchange A & B Pads: https://cogcc.state.co.us/publicComment/?doc_num=401477000

Here is a further description of the process once you follow the above links:

Review the document and attachments.

Click the “Make Comment” button.

Check the “I’m not a robot” button.

Fill out the requested fields (it is recommended that you write your comments into a word processing application beforehand and paste it into the comment field).

Click Submit Comment.

You should receive a confirmation message:  “Your comment has been successfully submitted.”

The COGCC screens public comments for inappropriate language, so there is a delay in posting public comments.

Call the COGCC at 303-894-2100 8-5 M-F for further assistance.

The COGCC responded to complaints from Broomfield citizens and Staff on February 15 by posting a new interface for submitting comments.  However, residents are occasionally reporting that there are still glitches with the posting and publication of comments.

We would encourage you to check to see if your comments are posted the next day after you post them (to allow for COGCC screening).  However, the COGCC stated on 2/26 that, “In the past week we have received a very large number of comments, many of which are quite lengthy, so it will be more than just a few days before they are available for viewing.”

Also, the COGCC has acknowledged that comments may irregularly end up being posted in one of 2 places:

  1. Your comments might be at the end of the pad’s Form 2A PDF.    OR
  2. Your comments might be on the pad’s Form 2A “Public Comment” page itself under “Existing Public Comments.”

If you do not see your comments posted, check your SPAM folder for a returned to sender email notifying you that your message was rejected. There is a list of intended recipients on this email. Please email these individuals directly for resolution.

Also, the State will send an auto-reply message for the Yahoo email accounts that is the result of a a state-wide protocol.

 

These were the original general comment instructions as posted on the City’s website:

Extraction Oil and Gas has submitted to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) Form 2 and Form 2A permit applications concerning location assessment for wells on the Interchange and Livingston well sites in Broomfield.

On 1-25-18, staff at the COGCC determined these applications for permits to be complete.  This does not mean the permits are approved.  This means the COGCC staff has completed its review and a comment period has begun.  The initial 20 day comment period was February 14, 2018, however Broomfield has requested and received a 10 day extension.  So the comment period is through February 24, 2018.

COGCC 305.d. on Comment periods states that: “The Director shall not approve a Form 2A, or any associated Form 2, for a proposed Well or Production Facility during the comment period, and shall accept and immediately post on the Commission’s website any comments received from the public, the Local Governmental Designee, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, or Colorado Parks and Wildlife regarding the proposed Oil and Gas Location.”