BEFORE THE OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION
OF THE STATE OF COLORADO
IN THE MATTER OF THE RULES AND REGULATIONS ) CAUSE NO. 1
OF THE COLORADO OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION )
COMMISSION, ADAMS COUNTY, COLORADO ) ORDER NO. 1‑57
REPORT OF THE COMMISSION
This cause came on for hearing before the Commission on June 19, 1995 at 8:30 a.m. in Suite 801, The Chancery Building, 1120 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado, after giving Notice of Hearing as required by law, on the amended application of the Third Creek Country Ranchette Homeowners for an order to establish the SEĽ NEĽ of Section 10, Township 2 South, Range 66 West, 6th P.M., Adams County, as a high density area.
The Commission finds as follows:
1. The Third Creek Country Ranchette Homeowners, as applicants herein are interested parties in the subject matter of the above‑referenced hearing.
2. Due notice of the time, place and purpose of the hearing has been given in all respects as required by law.
3. The Commission has jurisdiction over the subject matter embraced in said notice and of the parties interested therein, and jurisdiction to promulgate the hereinafter prescribed order.
4. Effective May 20, 1992, the Commission adopted Rule 127. into the Rules and Regulations of the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission which allows tracts of land to be designated as high density areas upon application, notice and hearing before the Commission.
5. HS Resources, Inc., filed a protest to the original application and upon meeting with the applicants, the dispute was resolved.
6. That having reviewed the Application, the Protest, the Amended Application, the Settlement Agreement and the Stipulated Motion for Entry of An Order, the Commission should enter an order designating the SEĽ NEĽ of Section 10, Township 2 South, Range 66 West, 6th P.M., Adams County, as a high density area.
O R D E R
NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, that the SEĽ NEĽ of Section 10, Township 2 South, Range 66 West, 6th P.M., Adams County, is hereby designated as a high density area.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, that, 1. Any well drilled in the above-described area shall comply with the following rules:
A. Surface locations of wellheads shall be located not less than 350 feet from any dwelling or facility as defined above.
B. Production tanks and/or associated on-site production equipment shall be located not less than three hundred fifty (350) feet from any dwelling or facility as defined above.
C. All pumps, pits, wellheads and production facilities shall be adequately fenced to prevent access by unauthorized persons.
D. Where possible, operators shall provide for the development of multiple reservoirs by drilling on existing pads or by multiple completions or commingling in existing wellbores (see Rule 320). If any operator asserts it is not possible to comply with, or requests relief from, this requirement, the matter shall be set for hearing by the Commission and relief granted as appropriate.
E. Exceptions to the location requirements set out in 1 and 2 above may be granted by the Director if Rule 316 has been complied with and if a copy of waivers from each person owning an occupied building or building permitted for construction within three hundred fifty (350) feet of the proposed location is submitted as part of the Form 2, and the proposed location complies with all other safety requirements of the rules and regulations. An election by any person to construct a building less than three hundred fifty (350) feet from an existing well or production facility, constitutes an election to waive the three hundred fifty (350) foot setback rule.
F. The setback restrictions contained in Rule 603 b. shall not apply to wells existing as of May 30, 1992, unless so ordered by the Commission after application, notice and hearing.
G. All other setbacks or safety requirements set out in the rules and regulations of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission shall apply but in the event of a conflict, the more specific requirement shall control.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, that the provisions in the above order shall become effective forthwith.
Entered this day of , 1995, as of June 19, 1995.
OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION
OF THE STATE OF COLORADO
Patricia C. Beaver, Secretary
Dated at Suite 801
1120 Lincoln Street
Denver, Colorado 80203
July 12, 1995