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Crestone Submittal Received for the Goltl Pad
On January 25, 2019, Crestone Peak Resources (Crestone) submitted a document to the Planning Director described as "feedback, additional information, or additional documentation."  This was submitted in response to Broomfield's comments and requests regarding Crestone's Use be Special Review (USR) application for the proposed Goltl oil and gas well pads.  A map of the proposed Goltl can be viewed  here.  Crestone originally submitted a Use by Special Review application, which can be viewed  here, for the Goltl  pads on February 23, 2018.  Broomfield provided  comments on Crestone's application on April 24, 2018, and a Notice of New Oil and Gas Regulations on July 13, 2018. 
 
Crestone's submittal documents, received on January 25, 2019, regarding the USR can be viewed  here.  Staff is beginning its review of this extensive document. Comments on the Crestone USR application and subsequent materials can be sent to:  oilandgasapplication@broomfield.org.

Baseline Sound Studies Received for United, Northwest, Livingston Pads
The City and County of Broomfield has received the required baseline noise monitoring reports for the Livingston, Northwest A and B, and United Pads.  The baseline monitoring reports for the Interchange A and B Pads were received in December 2018.  All of the reports were prepared and submitted by ENGR, Extraction's third-party consultant.  The Operator Agreement requires Extraction to complete a baseline noise mitigation study at each well site.  In addition, the Comprehensive Drilling Plan requires Extraction to conduct the baseline noise studies prior to the start of construction of the pad site.  In October of 2018, CCOB staff approved the third party consultant used to conduct the noise monitoring studies, along with the sites used, and the process associated with the study.  CCOB staff are currently reviewing the noise studies and will provide additional information when the review is complete.  The reports can be viewed through the following links,  United East United South United West Northwest A East Northwest A West Northwest B East Northwest B West Livingston East Livingston North , and  Livingston South .

Public Notice for Pipeline Work on Sections 5 & 6
Installation of a pipeline gathering system (indicated by the colored line in the map in the public notice) will facilitate future delivery of produced oil, gas, and water from well sites to processing/delivery sites outside of Broomfield. The pipeline installation will occur in phases.  It is anticipated that work on Sections 5 and 6 are scheduled to begin January 31, 2019. The full public notice, including a map of the area can be viewed  here .

Four Form 2 Applications Filed for Interchange A and Northwest B Pads
On January 28, 2019, the COGCC posted four (4) Form 2 applications on their website: two for the Interchange A Pad and two for the Northwest B Pad.  The posting of these Form 2 applications initiates the comment period that will end on February 17, 2019, unless it is extended by the COGCC. Broomfield requested a 10-day extension, and the COGCC extended the comment period to February 27, 2019.

The chart below shows how many Form 2s have been approved, how many are posted for review and comment, and how many have not been posted yet.


COGCC Server Issues for Notices and Comments
Broomfield notified the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) that Broomfield's Local Government Designee (LGD) did not receive notice of certain well applications. COGCC confirmed that notifications are not being consistently sent out. The COGCC believes this issue began on or around 1/18/2019.  The COGCC stated that there has been an issue with comments on permits not being recorded in every case. Unfortunately, neither the COGCC nor the commenters are receiving error messages that the notifications or comments are not being received.
 
The COGCC does not manage the server system that controls this portion of the system. COGCC indicates that they have been working closely with the State Office of Information Technology to identify the problem and remedy it. When the problem is repaired COGCC will notify the LGD and will extend or re-open comment periods as necessary and work with affected parties to remedy any other issues.

UPDATE - COGCC Server Issues for Notices and Comments Have Been Resolved
On January 31, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) notified Local Government Designees that COGCC's IT issues have been resolved.  That local governments are about to receive a great number of notifications that haven't been sent.  The COGCC Interim Director has directed its staff to extend comment periods an extra 20 days for any permits affected by this outage.
 
As reported on January 30th, the CCOGCC confirmed that notifications were not being consistently sent out. The COGCC believed this issue began on or around 1/18/2019. The COGCC stated that there had been an issue with comments on permits not being recorded in every case. Unfortunately, neither the COGCC nor the commenters are receiving error messages that the notifications or comments are not being received.

Public Notice for Pipeline Work on Section 4
Installation of a pipeline gathering system (indicated by the colored line on the map in the public notice linked below) will facilitate future delivery of produced oil, gas, and water from well sites to processing/delivery sites outside of Broomfield. The pipeline installation will occur in phases.  Work on Section 4 is scheduled to begin Feb. 4, 2019. The full public notice, including a map of the area, can be viewed  here .