Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission Announces July 9th Hearing

COGCC’s new professional commission to host first hearing, July 9 
DENVER – The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) invites the public and stakeholders to attend the newly appointed Commission’s first Hearing, July 9. Required by SB 19-181, the COGCC transitioned from a volunteer to a professional, full-time 5-member commission structure on July 1. Learn more about the new commission and members at https://cogcc.state.co.us/about.html#/commissioners.

“We are looking forward to introducing the new commissioners to our staff, stakeholders and the public at this first hearing,” said COGCC Chair Jeff Robbins. “The combined experience and knowledge of the new commission brings new, added capacity to help protect public health, safety, welfare, wildlife and the environment. We are all excited to participate in the next phases of SB 19-181 rulemakings and to ensure that Colorado’s oil and gas industry operates in the most protective manner. ”
July COGCC Hearing Information:
  • Date: Thursday, July 9, 2020
  • Time: 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Location: NOTE: There will not be an in-person location meeting for this Hearing.
  • Remote Access (Zoom): NOTE: COGCC encourages attendees to join using the computer, not phone, for best participation and interaction.
  • Phone: (669) 900-6833
  • Computer: https://zoom.us/j/276180529
  • Meeting ID: 276 180 5299
  • Further information & Agenda: https://cogcc.state.co.us/reg.html#/hearings

SB 19-181 ensures that oil and gas development and operations in Colorado are regulated in a manner that protects public health, safety, welfare, the environment and wildlife resources. The COGCC is in the midst of reviewing its rules and procedures to evaluate what changes are required to reflect the new law’s requirements. On Nov. 21, 2019, the Commission adopted Flowline rules and Wellbore Integrity rules on June 10. The Commission will take up additional SB 19-181 rulemakings at future Commission hearings, including rulemakings around Mission Change, Cumulative Impacts and Alternative Location Analysis, which begins Aug. 24, 2020.
Click here for Commissioner Bios, and, to learn more about participating, upcoming hearings, the rulemaking schedule, and how to comment using the online portals, visit the COGCC website: cogcc.state.co.us.

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