COGIS - Complaint Reports

Form 18/18A                                                    Related   Doc
Date Rec'd: 12/30/2010 Method Received:   
DocNum: 200290366 Routed to Agency:  
Complaint Type: API number:   05-123-26651

Complainant Information

Name: MIKE VAUGHN
Address: 12575 TUCSON ST  HNDERSON , CO 80640
Date Received: 12/30/2010
Connection to Incident: LANDOWNER

Description of Complaint:

Operator: NOBLE ENERGY INC
Oper. No.

100322

Date of Incident: 12/30/2010
Type of Facility: WELL
Well Name/No.  
County Name: WELD
Operator contact:
qtrqtr: SENW section: 21 township: 1N range: 65W meridian: 1


Complaint Issue
Issue:     Assigned To:    Margaret Ash Status:     Resolved     4/1/2011
Description: See scanned complaint form.
Resolution: MARCH 10, 2011 MET WITH MR. MIKE VAUGHN ON LOCATION. HE POINTED OUT AREA WHERE RECLAMATION ACTIVITIES HAD CREATED SMALL RIDGE AROUND PERIMETER OF WELL AND FOUND PIECE OF BARBED WIRE. VEGETATION WAS MINIMAL AND NOT CONSISTENT WITH NEARBY FIELD. AGREED TO HAVE NRCS OR LCS PERSONNEL TO REVIEW SEED MIX AND AND SOIL PREP WORK. DAN NOSAL WITH NRCS AND NOBLE REP MET ONSITE. AGREE TO RESEED AND DO ADDITIONAL SOIL WORK. DAN SUGGESTED THT AREA BE FENCED WHILE RE-VEGETATION IS PROGRESSING.
Letter Sent?:     N Report Links:     

Issue:     RECLAMATION Assigned To:    Margaret Ash Status:     Resolved     12/1/2011
Description: THE RECLAMATION PROCESS PERFORMED ON THIS WELL SITE HAVE AND REMAIN BELOW ANY ERASONABLE EXPECTATIONS. THE SOIL CONSERVATION COMMISSION HAS ADVISDED ME THE SEED UTLILIZED IS IMPROPER FOR THE SOIL CONDITIONS AND THAT NOBLE NEVER CONTACTED THE SOIL CONSERVATION COMMISSION AS THEY ARE REQUIRED TO DO PRIOR TO REPLANTING. NOBLE HAS NOT MOWED THE PROPERTY NOT MAINTAINED THE WEEDS, THERE ARE DISTANCT UNACCEPTABLE RIDGES STILL VISIBLE AROUND THE WELLSITE. SEE SCANNED IMAGINE FOR ADDTIONAL REMARKS.
Resolution: Local conservation agent, NRCS, and Noble met onsite to review. PArties agreeed that additional work needed to be completed. Riges contoured, seed canged.
Letter Sent?:     N Report Links:     


Other Notifications
Date:    3/25/2011 Agency:    DGS Contact:    Andrea Wang
Response or Details
Margart Ash forwrded Mike Vaughn email to Andrea Wang regarding site reclamation and provided information that a site visit with NRCS would be scheduled.
 
Date:    3/24/2011 Agency:    NRCS Contact:    Thomas Ebert
Response or Details
Margaret Ash called NRCS. LEft message for Thomas Ebert. Discussed with other staff possibility for onsite meeting to look at revegetation issue. For the visit NRCS will look at seed mix and young growth.
 
Date:    3/24/2011 Agency:    surface owner Contact:    Mike Vaughn
Response or Details
Email response to Mike that COGCC would contact NRCS to see if site visit could be scheuduled.
 
Date:    3/10/2011 Agency:     Contact:    Mike Vaughn
Response or Details
Margaret Ash met Mike Vaughn near wellsite to discuss complaint. Vegetation had been mowed and was not activeley growing at the time. Mr. Vaughn concerned that new growth is cheat grass. Per cent cover seemed adequate for interim reclamation but agreed to met with NRCS to discuss seed mix and the new growth. Did find piece of barbed wire approximatly 75 feet NE of wellhead. Regrading and recontournig also seemed adequate. The issues described as "ridges" did not appear to be significant. Only visible in one area, din not seem to be inconsistent with nearby pastures that we drove through to access the site. Notified Noble of barbed wire.
 
Date:    3/10/2011 Agency:    COGCC Contact:    Margaret Ash
Response or Details
MARGARET ASH MET MIKE VAUGHN ONSITE TO REVIEW COMPLAINT ISSUES. PIECE OF WIRE FOUND NE OF WELL HEAD IN PASUTE AREA NEAR FORMER SITE BOUNDARY. DISCUSSED MOWING AND ACCESS ISSUES. LANDONWER WOULD LIEK 48 HOURS NOTICE OF WORK ON PROPERTY. LANDOWNER NOT STATISFIED WTH REVEG. COGCC TO CONTACT NRCS DURING ACTIVE GROWING SEASON TO RECHECK STATUS OF REVEG AND WILL CONTACT NOBLE ABOUT DEBRIS (BARBED WIRE) NOTICE FOR DOING WORK ONSITE.
 
Date:    1/28/2011 Agency:    COGCC Contact:    MARGARET ASH
Response or Details
MARGARET ASH AND ED BINKLEY - AREA SUPERVISOR CONDUCTED SITE INSPECTION OF WELL HEAD AND TANK BATTERY. WELL SITE AND LOCATION PASSED INTERIM RECLAMATION.
 
Date:    1/26/2011 Agency:    DGS Contact:    ANDREA WANG
Response or Details
MEETING WITH NOBLE ENERGY AT COGCC OFFICE. NOBLE PROVIDED TIMELINE FOR RECLAMATION, DETAILS ON SEED MIX, WEED MANAGEMENT. JIM PRECUP ATTENDED MEETING AND STATED THAT WEED MANAGMENT NEEDED IMPROVEMENT.
 
Date:    1/11/2011 Agency:    Complainant Contact:    Mike Vaughn
Response or Details
Trying to set up time to conduct site visit. Mr. Vaughn will call next week when snow is gone.
 
Date:    12/30/2010 Agency:    COGCC Contact:    Margaret Ash
Response or Details
Left voice mail NOble.
 
Date:    12/30/2010 Agency:    Noble Energy, Inc. Contact:    Stephan Flaherty
Response or Details
Margaret Ash sent email: The COGCC has received a complaint (#200290366) from a land owner concerning reclamation, weeds and other issues. This complaint relates to the Noble ENTERPRISE- USX XX, 21-6, 05-123-26651. To resolve the complaint the COGCC will hold an onsite meeting with Noble and the land owner. The COGCC also plans to request that the county extension agent and county weed manager also attend. For the meeting Noble shall provide: 1. Copy of weed management plan. 2. Schedule showing when site was mowed and if weed control applications were made. 3. Seed mix and method of determining mix. 4. Time line showing reclamation tasks and procedures. 5. Response to landowners claim that visible ridges remain.
 
Date:    12/30/2010 Agency:    Weld County Extension Contact:    Stephanie Carter
Response or Details
Ms Carter referred Adrian Carter with Boulder County as agronomist in area.
 
Date:    12/30/2010 Agency:    Boulder Contact:    Adrain Carter
Response or Details
Left voice mail requesting assistnace in addressing complaint regarding seed mix and soil types near Hnderson Colorado.
 
Date:    12/30/2010 Agency:     Contact:    Mike Vaughn
Response or Details
 
Date:    12/30/2010 Agency:    COGCC Contact:    Margaret Ash
Response or Details
Mike Vaughn called to discuss issues. Onsite meeting to be scheduled on Jan. 10, 2011.
 
Date:    12/30/2010 Agency:    Noble Contact:    Dan Kelly
Response or Details
Dan Kelley called to discuss issues and data requested in email to Stephen Flaherty. Indicated tht th eintial date of 01-06-11 might not be enough time to get all of the data organized. M. Ash indicated 1-06 date was tenative and dependenat on weather and availability of other parties.
 

Final Resolution
Date Case Closed? Letter Sent? COGCC person
4/1/2011 Y Margaret Ash

MARCH 10, 2011 MET WITH MR. MIKE VAUGHN ON LOCATION. HE POINTED OUT AREA WHERE RECLAMATION ACTIVITIES HAD CREATED SMALL RIDGE AROUND PERIMETER OF WELL AND FOUND PIECE OF BARBED WIRE. VEGETATION WAS MINIMAL AND NOT CONSISTENT WITH NEARBY FIELD. AGREED TO HAVE NRCS OR LCS PERSONNEL TO REVIEW SEED MIX AND AND SOIL PREP WORK.




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