Oil & Gas Development Public Hearing - Thursday, May 16

Monday, May 13, 2013

Boulder County to hold public hearing on transportation fees and amendments to the transportation section of the oil and gas regulations

Comments on other aspects of oil and gas development will be taken at the conclusion of the hearing on transportation-related items


Boulder County, Colo. – The Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on May 16 to determine appropriate transportation fees for oil and gas activities in the unincorporated county based on the county consultant's final Oil & Gas Roadway Impact Study and associated public comments.


During the hearing the County Commissioners will also consider amendments to the transportation sections of the county’s oil and gas regulations approved in Docket DC-12-0003 earlier this year.


What:              Public hearing on oil and gas transportation fees and amendments to the transportation section of the oil and gas regulations contained in the Boulder County Land Use Code

When:             Thursday, May 16, 4 p.m.

Where:            Boulder County Courthouse, third floor, 1325 Pearl St., Boulder (map)


Public testimony on the proposed transportation fees and transportation-related amendments will be taken following the staff presentation (each speaker is allowed 3 minutes). Written comments are also encouraged and can be emailed to commissioners@bouldercounty.org or submitted in hard copy at the hearing.


New Addition to Public Hearing:

In response to requests to have an opportunity to address the county commissioners on other issues related to oil and gas development in Boulder County, the commissioners will stay beyond the conclusion of the transportation-related items to take additional comments. Comments will be limited to 3 minutes each and there will be a separate speaker sign-up sheet for the added public session. 


It is requested that speakers allow the commissioners to conclude the public hearing on transportation fees and transportation-related amendments before bringing other issues to the podium. Also, while comments about the current moratorium on new oil and gas development applications are welcome, the commissioners will not be taking any actions concerning the moratorium (which expires June 10) at the public hearings on May 16.


For more information about the county’s role in oil and gas development, upcoming meetings and public involvement opportunities, visit the county’s Oil and Gas Development webpage or contact Jim Webster at 720-564-2600 or jbwebster@bouldercounty.org.


Barbara Halpin
Boulder County Public Information Officer

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