The deadline to become a party in the COGCC neighborhood drilling rulemaking is
MONDAY October 19
. A "party" in the rulemaking does not commit you to participate in the rulemaking process, but it does give you the ability to participate in the rulemaking to the extent you choose. A party can draft and receive prehearing statements and responses from other parties, participate in a prehearing conference, and provide testimony at rulemaking. If you do not request party status by the Monday deadline, you will have less time to speak to the Commission during the hearing, and fewer opportunities to impact the final COGCC rules.
In addition, contact the Adams County Commissioners and Thornton City Council Members to make sure Adams County and the City of Thornton have requested party status. We need our elected officials to take an active role in the COGCC rulemaking process.