Please Attend the State (COGCC) Hearings on Monday, December 11

Way to go, Broomfield!  Yes, Broomfield, be proud that things may be moving in a positive direction after the Nov. 7 local elections!  And thank you for your tremendous turnout at the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) hearings on Oct. 30 and 31 to express your concerns related to the Extraction Spacing Unit Applications.

However, we still need to be persistent in encouraging the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) to make major regulatory and administrative changes related to oversight of residential drilling to protect our health and safety.  So please again consider making citizen comments at the COGCC hearings on Monday, Dec. 11 in Denver.  Please see the details below.

WHY SHOULD YOU COME?

Although we realize it represents a big effort to attend, these are the reasons that you should consider attending:

WHEN SHOULD YOU COME?

Please come at 9 a.m. (but no later than 10 a.m.) if you want to speak.  You should be allowed 2 to 3 minutes to speak. Signups for 10 am comments will begin sometime after 9 am. Look for a signup sheet held by a COGCC administrator on a clipboard as soon as you arrive.

WHERE IS IT LOCATED?

COGCC Main Office: 1120 Lincoln Street, Suite 801 Denver, CO 80203     Phone: 303-894-2100 / Fax: 303-894-2109

Hearings are on the eighth floor.  Check in at Suite 801.

We encourage people to carpool.  Parking is available in the Chancery Building where the hearings are being held at 1120 Lincoln Street.

WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT? 

Be aware that the State may make you wait in the hall and come into the hearing room in small groups to speak.  You may also have to pass through a metal detector.

IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT DOWNTOWN BUT WANT TO WATCH THE LIVE PROCEEDINGS:

Videos of the proceedings will be found here.

IF YOU WANT TO WRITE THE COGCC:

Call (303) 894-2100 or Email dnr.ogcc@state.co.us

WHAT’S AHEAD FOR BROOMFIELD AT THE COGCC AFTER THE DEC. 11 HEARINGS?
We can expect both Extraction and Crestone to file Forms 2 and 2a (which describes the project in detail) and forced pooling applications at some point.  When further applications are filed, we will let you know.  The date of their filing will determine when those applications are heard at the COGCC scheduled hearings, which are slated at the beginning of the year for Jan. 29/30, March 19/20, and April 30/May 1.
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Background Information

A map of proposed Extraction well pad locations is available here.

The COGCC agenda can be found here when it is available (likely to be around Wed, Dec. 6).

The entire docket with detailed descriptions of the spacing units can be found here.