Week of Nov. 11-17, 2018
As oil and gas development moves forward in Broomfield, you can expect frequent updates, information and public engagement opportunities through this email and the redesigned website, Broomfield.org/oilandgas.  

Update on 11/6 Odor Complaint
On Tuesday, November 6, multiple odor complaints were received, stating that there was a smell of sulfur or rotten eggs.  After the odor complaints were received, there was an initial response taken by the North Metro Fire Rescue Department, Broomfield Emergency Management, Broomfield Public Health, Broomfield Public Works, and Extraction Oil and Gas.  As a follow up to the initial response, Broomfield staff discussed the issue with Dan Bon with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Since the Colorado Air Monitoring Mobile Lab (CAMML) has been deployed since October 29, 2018, Broomfield staff inquired about hydrogen sulfide (H2S) levels during the time of the complaints.  Dr. Bon stated that from 6-10 a.m. on November 6, 2018, there were H2S levels that were slightly above baseline. He went on say that this was considered unremarkable and would not have raised a concern. He only noted it because of the Broomfield inquiry. This level is not a violation of any applicable air standards. As a routine practice, Broomfield will utilize air monitoring partners to provide data associated with odor and air quality complaints.  View the 11/6 notice here .

Statement From Highlands Resource Corporation
The following statement was just issued by Highlands Resource Corporation:  After listening to community concerns and considering all of the factors relating to its proposed development of 5,200 acres of leasehold in Jefferson County, Highlands Natural Resources has determined that the best course of action is to withdraw all of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) spacing and permit applications associated with Rocky Flats, Standley Lake and the dog park.  This determination comes after extensive discussions with communities and other stakeholders, including people who live in the project area, mineral owners, county, state and federal representatives, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, COGCC and others.  Highlands appreciates the concerns and debate raised by its Jefferson County development plans and is taking the conscious step back from its development plans to affirm its commitment to being a responsible and transparent operator within the state of Colorado.

Installation of Air Quality Monitoring Stations
Ajax Analytics will begin deploying its air quality monitoring stations November 16.  Read the full notice here.

Erie's Acme Pad Permit Applications
As of November 15, 2018, ten Form 2 applications for the Acme Pad in Erie were posted to the COGCC website.  No Form 2A location assessment applications for the Acme Pad have been posted yet.  The posting of these Form 2 applications initiates the comment period which will end on December 5, 2018, unless a 10 day extension is requested, which will push the comment period to December 15, 2018. A map of the drilling plan exhibit from one of the posted Form 2 applications which shows 30 horizontal wells are to be drilled to the north of the Acme Pad can be viewed here.

Saturday Pipeline Work - Public Notice
Weather permitting, pipeline work for Saturday, Nov. 17 is expected to take place on Segment 1 and Segment 12. View Public Notice.


Local Government Designee:

Tami Yellico
Ph: 303.438.6300
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