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Details of Tracking Number  2019-00794

CCR details

Tracking Number 2019-00794
Type of Filing Permanent Rule
Department 400 Department of Natural Resources
Agency 404 Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
CCR Number 2 CCR 404-1

Proposed rule

Notice Filed with SOS 12/31/2019
Rule ProposedRuleAttach2019-00794.pdf
Additional Information AddInfoAttach2019-00794.pdf
Statutory Authority The Commission has the authority to conduct this rulemaking pursuant to §§ 25-8-202(7)(a), 34 60-105(1), 34-60-106(1)(c), 34-60-106(2), 34-60-106(2.5)(a), 34-60-107, and 34-60-108, C.R.S.
Description of Subjects/Issues On April 16, 2019, Governor Polis signed Senate Bill 19-181 into law. Senate Bill 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. Senate Bill 19-181’s amendments to the Oil and Gas Conservation Act (“Act”), §§ 34-60-101–131, C.R.S., are effective as of April 16, 2019, the date the Governor signed the bill into law. Senate Bill 19-181 amends, among other provisions of the Act, § 34-60-106(18), C.R.S., directing: The commission shall promulgate rules to ensure proper wellbore integrity of all oil and gas production wells. In promulgating the rules, the commission shall consider incorporating recommendations from the State Oil and Gas Regulatory Exchange and shall include provisions to: (a) Address the permitting, construction, operation, and closure of production wells; (b) Require that wells are constructed using current practices and standards that protect water zones and prevent blowouts; (c) Enhance safety and environmental protections during operations such as drilling and hydraulic fracturing; (d) Require regular integrity assessments for all oil and gas production wells, such as surface pressure monitoring during production; and (e) Address the use of nondestructive testing of weld joints.
Submitted in response to issues raised by COLS/OLLS?
Is this rule adopted in response to recent legislation?
Hearing Date 02/26/2020
Hearing Time 09:00 AM
Hearing Location Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, 1120 Lincoln St., Ste. 801, Denver, CO 80203
Contact Name Mimi Larsen
Contact Title Hearings Manager
Contact Telephone 303-892-2100
Contact email mimi.larsen@state.co.us

Adopted rule

Adopted Rules
AGO requested date

Termination information

Date 02/14/2020
Reason This rulemaking was re-noticed. Please see tracking number 2020-00079 for the re-noticed rulemaking.