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  • March 29, 2019 COLORADO HOUSE PASSES SB19-181 WITH AMENDMENTS

    On March 29, 2019 the Colorado House passed SB19-181 with the following 12 amendments: L.142 – Provides for heightened LDAR and emissions requirements  L.143 – Amended the duties of the Director L.144 – Provides that the Technical Review Board cannot consider economic considerations L.147 – Allows for maintained jurisdiction by the Southern Ute Indian Reservation;

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  • March 15, 2019 ADDITIONAL AMENDMENTS ADOPTED TO SB19-181

    SB19-181 was introduced in the House on March 14, 2019 and it will be assigned to the following three House Committees: Energy & Environment, Finance, and Appropriations. The Bill passed through the Senate with a few additional amendments. A summary of the most significant SB19-181 amendments approved in the Senate follows: Royalty rate for pooling

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  • March 11, 2019 COGCC DIRECTOR ROBBINS ANNOUNCES CRITERIA FOR DIRECTOR REVIEW OF A PENDING PERMIT

    At the COGCC Hearing on March 11, 2019, Director Robbins presented the following Criteria that he is utilizing to hold and review Form 2 drilling permits and Form 2A oil and gas location permits: (1) Locations within 1500’ of residence or high occupancy building (2) Locations within a Municipality (3) Locations within 1500’ of Municipal

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  • March 10, 2019 SB19-181 PASSES THROUGH 3 SENATE COMMITTEE HEARINGS

    SB19-181 passed through all 3 Senate Committee Hearings and will proceed to the House for 3 additional Committee hearings. To date, 9 Amendments have been passed through the Senate Committee. The latest Amendments require the Director, within 30 days of the effective date of the statute, to publish criteria for permit review related to the

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  • March 6, 2019 SB19-181 PASSES THROUGH SENATE TRANSPORTATION AND ENERGY COMMITTEE

    SB19-181 was heard in the Senate Transportation & Energy Committee on March 6, 2019 with 12 hours of testimony from both proponents and opponents. The Bill passed through the first Committee on a 4-3 party line vote with 5 approved Amendments. The Bill will pass through 5 additional Committees and will be heard next in

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