On May 2, 2019, COGCC Hearing Manager Larsen announced the first Rulemaking Hearing to implement SB19-181. This Rulemaking will adopt changes to the 500-Series Rules to (1) appoint Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) to conduct hearings and make determinations, (2) allow ALJs to make a record and issue recommendations to the Commission and (3) amend theRead More...
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May 2, 2019
FIRST COGCC RULEMAKING ANNOUNCED TO IMPLEMENT SB19-181
April 26, 2019
THREE NEW MEMBERS OF THE DNR FORMALLY ANNOUNCED
On April 26, 2019, the Colorado Department of Natural Resources announced the appointments of three new members of Director Gibbs’ Executive Officer Team:Read More...
April 19, 2019
COGCC ISSUES DIRECTOR’S DRAFT OBJECTIVE CRITERIA AND GUIDANCE DOCUMENT TO IMPLEMENT SB19-181
On April 19, 2019, the COGCC issued the Director’s draft Objective Criteria and a Guidance Document to address the COGCC’s implementation of SB19-181. Objective Criteria: The Objective Criteria apply to APDs (Form 2), Location Assessment Permits (Form 2A), Request to Vent or Flare (Form 4), Intent to Plug (Form 6), Centralized E&P Waste Management FacilityRead More...
April 16, 2019
GOVERNOR POLIS SIGNS SB19-181 INTO LAW
On April 16, 2019, Governor Polis signed SB19-181 into law and the legislation is now immediately effective. Prior to the signing, Director Robbins presented several important updates regarding the Commission’s implementation of SB19-181. First, the April 29-30, 2019 COGCC Hearing has been rescheduled to May 20-21, 2019 under the new 9-member Commission. The new volunteerRead More...
April 3, 2019
SB19-181 PASSES THROUGH SENATE AND WILL BECOME LAW UPON GOVERNOR SIGNATURE
On April 3, 2019, the Colorado Senate passed SB 19-181, which will become law once the Governor signs the bill. Once SB 19-181 is signed by the Governor, the Commission will be reformed to have 9 members representing the following perspectives: 1. Oil and gas industry expert 2. Local government official 3. Environmental protection expertRead More...