Public Comment - Mission Change Rules 800, 900, & 1200

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.

On May 1st, staff released draft strawdog 800, 900 and 1200 Series Mission Change Rules. The 800, 900 and 1200 Series Rules have not yet been formally noticed, the COGCC wants to hear from members of the public on these draft strawdog Rules. Below is a form to provide thoughts and ideas on how the Commission may approach adopting these 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 Change Round 2Please see the attached PDF for a written copy of testimony presented on behalf of Oregon Physician ...PortlandOR07/28/2020
Mission Change Round 2My name is Nicholas Lippman. I am a resident of Northglenn and I am writing on behalf of myself and ...NorthglennCO07/01/2020
Mission Change Round 2My name is Alexander Lippman. I am a resident of Northglenn and I am writing on behalf of myself an ...NorthglennCO07/01/2020
Mission Change Round 2My name is Lee Cassin and I live in rural Mesa County. Thank you for your efforts to implement SB-1 ...DebequeCO06/27/2020
Mission Change Round 2To the COGCC: Residents on Colorado’s West Slope in small communities like Battlement Mesa or on 10 ...Grand JunctionCO06/19/2020
Mission Change Round 2Rule 900 requires operators prevent adverse environmental impacts on air, water, soil and biologica ...Fort CollinsCO06/15/2020
Mission Change Round 2We have known for decades that a climate crisis was approaching, and have done little to change out ...Fort CollinsCO05/20/2020
Mission Change Round 2Oil and gas development is bad for the air, it's bad for our water supply, it's bad for our environ ...LonfmonrCO05/20/2020
Mission Change Round 2See attachedLa PlataNM05/20/2020
Mission Change Round 2Dear Commissioners, I would like to encourage you to consider the following in regards to regulatio ...Fort CollinsCO05/20/2020