Please Submit Comments for Four Interchange and Northwest Wells by Feb. 27

Thank you for submitting your concerns over the past six months to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) regarding 79 wells of the 84 well Broomfield Extraction project.  We need your help again to submit your comments on drilling permits for four wells by Feb. 27.

On January 28, the COGCC posted four Extraction Form 2 applications on their website which included two for the Interchange A Pad and two for the Northwest B Pad. These four wells were included in the original count of the total number of wells approved by the COGCC Form 2A “location assessment permits” for these pads and also in the number allowed in the Operator Agreement between Extraction and the City.

The chart below shows how many Form 2s have been approved, how many are posted for review and comment, and how many have not been posted yet.  There is only one Form 2 of the 84 wells which Extraction has not yet submitted to the COGCC.  It is a western boundary well off of the Livingston Pad about which Wildgrass residents in Section 12 & 13 have been objecting for several months based on preliminary notices and the fact that Extraction would not acknowledge their mineral rights in that area.

Suggestions for Comments

 

Form 2s deal primarily with the downhole operations (inside the well) and geologic considerations, including safety concerns.  Feel free to repeat whatever safety concerns you previously submitted on the Livingston and Interchange 2 and 2A Forms when you comment on these new drilling permits.

301 Broomfield Health and Safety First sent a Jan. 7 letter to City Council and Staff requesting updates on several aspects of oil and gas development in Broomfield. Several neighborhood groups and individuals contributed to the requests.   You can review this letter here for possible statements to include in your COGCC permit comments.

How to Submit Comments

 Comments must be submitted before Feb. 27  for these 4 Interchange and Northwest wells.

To make comments on the wells, you can follow these links:

401504448 Interchange A S22-30-1C   https://cogcc.state.co.us/publicComment/?doc_num=401504448

401504460  Interchange A S22-30-21N  https://cogcc.state.co.us/publicComment/?doc_num=401504460

401504546 Northwest B S20-25-18N  https://cogcc.state.co.us/publicComment/?doc_num=401504546

401504547Northwest B S20-25-19N https://cogcc.state.co.us/publicComment/?doc_num=401504547

 

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 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 2 PDF.    OR
  2. Your comments might be on the pad’s Form 2 “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 state-wide protocol.  Regardless of the message, the COGCC says it is receiving comments from Yahoo accounts.