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January 8, 2018

Boulder County Participates in Public Hearing on COGCC Flowline Rulemaking

Boulder County Participates in Public Hearing on
COGCC Flowline Rulemaking


Boulder County, Colo. - In response to the Firestone explosion and tragedy, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) is conducting a Rulemaking on their new/revised Flowline regulations. The hearing for this rulemaking is being held today and tomorrow, Jan. 8 - 9, 2018 (view agenda).

County staff and officials are spearheading efforts in the rulemaking process to influence the scope of the proposed rules, to coordinate with other local governments to divide and cover significant topics, and to draft and submit prehearing statements.

Specifically:

  • Boulder County has teamed up with the cities of Longmont and Lafayette to form a group called the “Affiliated Local Governments.” Together, our communities are participating in the COGCC Flowline Rulemaking process. View the Affiliated Local Governments’ Prehearing Statement.
  • This morning, Boulder County Commissioner Elise Jones testified at the flowline rulemaking public hearing (read Elise's comments).
  • Over the next two days, Land Use Chief Planner (and Local Government Designee), Kimberly Sanchez, and Boulder Office of Emergency Management Director, Mike Chard, will be testifying to the county's major points (primarily requesting pipeline mapping).

An update to this message will be sent when the COGCC adopts its new flowline regulations.


More information about the Flowline Rulemaking can be found on COGCC’s website at http://cogcc.state.co.us/reg.html#/rules/flowlinerulemaking

Follow all county-related oil and gas activity on Boulder County's Oil and Gas Development webpage: https://www.bouldercounty.org/property-and-land/land-use/planning/oil-gas-development/

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