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Conditions of Approval
The Approved Form 2A permit will be posted at the location during construction, drilling, and completions operations.
Approval of this form is an approval of the NTO request only. Areas detailed in the attached map are not a final delineation of the exact areas needed for production operations or interim reclamation, and are only an estimate. Future assessments regarding the size and extent of the areas needed for production may be determined on the ground by reclamation staff during a field inspection.
Financial assurance bond will not be released until the location meets Rule 1003, including vegetation standards.

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Fencing: The location will be fenced unless specified by the surface owner.
Dust control
Dust mitigation measures shall include but are not limited to the use of speed restrictions, regular road maintenance, restrictions of construction activities during high wind days, and silica dust controls when handling sand used in hydraulic fracturing operations. The access road will be constructed with road base aggregate material. Additional management practices such as road surfacing, wind breaks and barriers may be used.
Emissions mitigation
Green Completions: Test separators and associated flow lines and sand traps shall be installed on-site to accommodate Green completion techniques pursuant to COGCC Rules. Ward will utilize ECDs with adequate capacity, will be flanged to route gas to other or permanent oxidizing equipment and shall be provided with the equipment needed to maintain combustions where noncombustible gases are present.
Emissions mitigation
Green Completions: Pipeline infrastructure is in place prior to completions operations to ensure saleable gas, once hydrocarbons are cut, is sent directly to sales without flaring during flowback. Ward intends to tie into the existing pipeline immediately.
Final Reclamation
Identification of Plugged and Abandoned Wells: Pursuant to Rule 319.a.(5)., once the well has been plugged and abandoned, Ward will identify the location of the wellbore with a permanent monument that will detail the well name and date of plugging.
Final Reclamation
Well site cleared. Within 90 days subsequent to the time of plugging and abandonment of the entire site, superfluous debris and equipment shall be removed from the site.
General Housekeeping
Guy Line Anchors: All guy line anchors left buried for future use will be identified by a marker of bright color not less than four feet in height and not greater than one foot east of the guy line anchor.
General Housekeeping
Removal of Surface Trash: Ward agrees that all trash, refuse pipe, equipment, liquids, chemicals of other materials that are not necessary for the continued operations of the wells will be removed and disposed of no later than 30 days after completion. No such items will be burned or buried on location.
Interim Reclamation
Rehabilitation of unneeded, previously disturbed areas will consist of back sloping, and contouring all cut & fill slopes. These areas will be reseeded. The portions of the cleared well site not needed for operational and safety purposes will be recontoured to the original contour if feasible, or if not feasible, to an interim contour that blends with the surrounding topography as much as possible. Sufficient level area will remain for setup of a workover rig and to park equipment. In some cases, rig anchors may need to be pulled and reset after recontouring to allow for maximum interim reclamation.
Material Handling and Spill Prevention
To ensure protection for the surface during fracturing treatment, the location will be specifically constructed to contain any releases or spills. Secondary containment from any chemical spills or leaks will surround any trucks that carry, mix, or add chemicals to the flow stream as well as connections that could possibly leak fluid. Should any spill or release occur, every reasonable step will be taken to quickly remediate the area disturbed. One to seven audio, visual, olfactory inspections per week will be recorded and kept in the district office and available to regulatory agencies. Records will be kept electronically indefinitely. Ward will also abide by EPA mandated SPCC rules to ensure proper fluid containment.
Material Handling and Spill Prevention
Control of Fire Hazards: Ward and its contractor’s employ best management practices during the drilling and production of its wells and facilities. They will comply with appropriate COGCC and any county rules concerning fire and safety. Ward will ensure that any flammable material will remain no less than 25 feet from the wellhead (s), tanks and separator(s). Any electrical equipment installations inside the bermed area will comply with API RP 500 classifications and comply with the current electrical code as adopted by Colorado.
Material Handling and Spill Prevention
Berm Construction: A steel containment berm or structure will be erected around the oil and water storage tanks. The berm will enclose an area sufficient to contain and provide secondary containment for 150% of the largest single tank. The berm will be inspected at least every 14 calendar days while the site is under construction and within 24 hours of a precipitation event. Inspection records will be kept on file for a minimum of three (3) years from expiration or inactivation of permit coverage. These records will be made available to the regulatory agencies upon request.
Material Handling and Spill Prevention
Tank specifications: Tanks shall be constructed and maintained in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association Code 30 (2008 version). All tanks will be visually inspected once a day for issues. Recorded inspections will be conducted once a month pursuant to 40 CFR §112.
Material Handling and Spill Prevention
Operator acknowledges and will comply with COGCC policy for Bradenhead Monitoring during Hydraulic fracturing treatments in the Greater Wattenberg Area dated May 29, 2012.
Noise mitigation
Noise: Baseline noise monitoring and testing will be conducted prior to the commencement of construction. Sound mitigation will be designed based on the results of the study to meet or exceed COGCC noise requirements. During completion activities, onsite equipment shall be positioned to take full advantage of the sound mitigation measures provided by sound walls, well pad grading, and surrounding topography. Sound wall(s) will remain in place through the end of completions operations. At a minimum sound walls will be placed on the north and east side of the well pad to provide mitigation to the nearby building units.
Odor mitigation
Ward will comply with Rule 805 and Department of Public Health and Environment, Air Quality Control Commission, Regulation No. 2 Odor Emission, 5 C.C.R. 1001-4, Regulation No. 3 (5 C.C.R. 1001-5), and Regulation No. 7 Section XVII.B.1 (a-c) and Section XII. They will utilize an Emission Control Devices to reduce odor emissions during production.
Light sources during all phases of operations will be directed downwards and away from occupied structures. Permanent lighting will be installed around the facility to allow both the operator and haulers to conduct safe operations at night. All lights will be directed down toward the location or shielded so no light pollution leaves the facility.
Development from existing well pads: In order to reduce surface disturbance, Ward is permitting this 2A as a multi wellpad.
Pursuant to Rule 804, the tank battery shall be painted in uniform, non-contrasting, non-reflective color tones with the colors matched to but slightly darker than the surrounding landscape.
Storm Water/Erosion Control
Ward will maintain a Stormwater Management Plan with site specific measurements to assess erosion control. Ward will make thorough inspections, in accordance with the requirements set forth by CDPHE Water Quality Division (WQD). The inspection schedule is as follows: While site is under construction, an inspection is required at least every 14 calendar days; Post storm event inspections must be conducted within 24 hours after the end of any precipitation or snowmelt event that causes surface erosion. Inspection records will be kept on file for a minimum of three (3) years from expiration or inactivation of permit coverage. These records will be made available to the regulatory agencies upon request.
Traffic control
Ward will construct all leasehold road to accommodate local emergency vehicle access requirements and will be maintained in a reasonable condition.