COGIS - Complaint Reports

Form 18/18A                                                    Related   Doc
Date Rec'd: 6/3/2011 Method Received:   
DocNum: 200320763 Routed to Agency:  
Complaint Type: API number:   05-123-10406

Complainant Information

Name: Dorothy Mintle
Address: 13229 WCR 19.5  Ft Lupton , CO 80621
Date Received: 6/3/2011
Connection to Incident: lrandowne

Description of Complaint:

Operator: MARTIN EXPLORATION MANAGEMENT CO
Oper. No.

53985

Date of Incident: 6/3/2011
Type of Facility: WELL
Well Name/No.  
County Name: WELD
Operator contact:
qtrqtr: NENW section: 20 township: 2N range: 66W meridian: 1


Complaint Issue
Issue:     VEGETATION Assigned To:    Robert Chesson Status:     Resolved     9/14/2011
Description: Property owner reporting tenent farmer reporting "stunted" vegetation (corn) in area coinciding with former well. Also reporting "mushy" soils.
Resolution: Based on the COGCC investigation, there does not appear that the earlier “stunted” vegetation has any connection to former O&G operations on this property. Vegetation effects are attributed to surface or shallow subsurface (less than 2 feet deep) and are the result of either natural soils conditions or the effects of farming practices and/or pest/weed control on the adjacent road.
Letter Sent?:     Y Report Links:     

Other Notifications
Date:    9/13/2011 Agency:    COGCC Contact:    Bob Chesson
Response or Details
Field inspector Jim Precup visited site (early June). Did not observe any "mushy" area but planted corn appears "stunted" when compared to adjacent cultivated areas. Bob Chesson (EPS)visted site (early June). No "mushy" soils observed. Vegetation appears to be "stunted" when compated to adjacent areas. No visual soils differneces based on inspection of shallow depth holes. No soils gases (CO, CH4) detected with gas meter. Further investigation anticipated after new fiscal year (July 2011).
 
Date:    9/1/2011 Agency:    COGCC Contact:    Bob Chesson
Response or Details
Inspected location with AgriTech Consulting agricultural specialist. Vegetation observed to be similar to surrounding areas (corn now 6 to 7 feet tall) and no evidence of any stunted growth. Arig. specialist noted that based on earlier observation of subdued growth with young plants verses later normal growth of mature plants indicates a growth limiting factor located in the surface or near surface as opposed to a limiting growth factor at depth (corn root depth normally equal to height of plant(6-inch plant = 6-inch rooth depth, 7-foot height = 7-foot depth of root system). Growth limiting factors for a immature plant could include soils salinity, localized differences in soils, farming chemical application (such as fertilzers, pesticides, herbicides, or nutrent additions), farming practices (tilling depths and/or frequencies), and because of close proximity to road, pest/weed control activities on road ROW may have affected local soils.
 

Final Resolution
Date Case Closed? Letter Sent? COGCC person
9/14/2011 Y Robert Chesson

Based on the COGCC investigation, there does not appear that the earlier “stunted” vegetation has any connection to former O&G operations on this property. Vegetation effects are attributed to surface or shallow subsurface (less than 2 feet deep) and are the result of either natural soils conditions or the effects of farming practices and/or pest/weed control on the adjacent road.




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