Public Comment - Mission Change Rulemaking

The Oil and Gas Conservation Commission of the State of Colorado (“Commission”) is considering amendments to the Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure, 2 C.C.R. 404-1 (“Rules”). On April 16, 2019, Governor Polis signed SB19-181, which changed the mandate of the Commission from fostering oil and gas development to regulating oil and gas development “in a reasonable manner to protect and minimize adverse impacts to public health, safety, and welfare, the environment and wildlife resources.” §34-60-106(2.5)(a), C.R.S. This rulemaking will change the rules and regulations governing the mandate of the Commission.

While the Mission Change rulemaking has not yet been formally noticed, the COGCC wants to hear from members of the public on this important topic. Below is a form to provide thoughts and ideas on how the Commission may approach adopting rules that implement SB 19-181’s Mission Change.

Please note, that the Mission Change Rulemaking is not the only rulemaking contemplated by SB 19-181. Additional SB 19-181 rulemakings will be noticed and conducted at a later date. The purpose of the Mission Change rulemaking is to make necessary changes to Commission rules to reflect the Commission’s new mission to regulate the development and production of natural resources of oil and gas in the state of Colorado in a manner that protects public health, safety, welfare, the environment and wildlife, as required by SB 19-181.

Mission ChangeI support Governor Polis's SB19-181, and its mandate to regulate oil and gas development “in a reas ...Glenwood SpringsCO04/29/2020
Mission ChangeI moved to Battlement Mesa, Colorado in 1996. I became involved in gas and oil issues right away, l ...Grand JunctionCO04/29/2020
Mission ChangeI am writing today to ask the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) to continue its ...BroomfieldCO04/29/2020
Mission ChangeI am writing today to ask the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) to continue its ...Grand JunctionCO04/29/2020
Mission ChangeDear Members of the COGCC, My name is Shaina Oliver Denver resident, Indigenous mother of four. De ...DenverCO04/29/2020
Mission ChangeI believe we should take this dreadful situation we are in and use it as an opportunity. The oil an ...MontezumaCO04/29/2020
Mission ChangePlease delay the rulemaking until such time as every pertinent and relevant parties can be availabl ...RifleCO04/29/2020
Mission ChangePlease establish rules for the health and safety of the people now, do not permit drilling and frac ...ParachuteCO04/29/2020
Mission ChangeIt is imperative that COGCC implement the spirit and letter of SB 181 by putting the health and saf ...LakewoodCO04/28/2020
Mission ChangeI am the Mayor of the Town of Paonia and have attached my comments below. Thank youPaoniaCO04/28/2020