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Posted on: November 16, 2017

Oil and gas hearing updates

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The Lafayette City Council is dedicated to protecting the health, safety, and welfare of residents from the potential impacts of oil and gas operations. They are exploring many fronts to address the pending 8 North LLC applications.  Staff has recently received updates on the following events and dates;

Spacing and Density Hearing on January 29/30, 2018: At this meeting the COGCC will consider 8 North LLC’s spacing and density application in Lafayette and Boulder County.  The public is allowed to speak for 3 minutes during Public Comment. When finalized, the meeting agenda will be published on this COGCC webpage. Meetings typically begin at 9:00am and are held at the COGCC offices:
The Chancery Building
1120 Lincoln Street, Suite 801
Denver, CO 80203

Public Forum Request – At the December 11 COGCC meeting, Lafayette will be formally requesting the Commission hold a special, local public forum in Lafayette for residents to speak about the potential health, safety, and welfare impacts of the 8 North LLC operations on the community. The COGCC is not required to schedule a public forum and has already administratively denied this request.  If the City’s appeal is approved, a public forum will be scheduled to be held sometime before January 29.
***12/12/17 update: The COGCC denied this request.***

Flowline Rulemaking: As a result of the flowline explosion in Firestone this year, ten (10) local governmental agencies have aligned and are collaborating to provide the COGCC with direction on proposed oil and gas flowline rulemaking.  The COGCC has agreed to hold a special meeting on January 8/9, 2018, to conduct flowline rulemaking which will, in part, consider the coalition’s recommendations.  There will be some form of public comment during this meeting, but details are pending at this point.  The agencies involved are:
Lafayette                                      Adams County
Boulder County                          Thornton
Longmont                                    Brighton
Fort Collins                                  Gunnison County
City/County of Broomfield        NW Council of Governments Water Quality/Quantity Committee

The City's Oil and Gas Information and Resources webpage provides a number of resources for residents looking to gather information including;

* A timeline of actions being taken by Lafayette City Council to address potential Oil and gas issues in Lafayette

* Oil and gas FAQs

* Lafayette well maps

* Public participation at the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC)

Also included on this page is a link to the Boulder County Oil and Gas Development webpage. This page will provide information and updates regarding the spacing and drilling request recently filed by 8 North LLC with the state Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC).

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