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The county is requesting your review and feedback on its study identifying the impacts of oil and gas traffic on the county’s road network. The Community and Economic Development Department has been working with TischslerBise and Felsburg, Holt & Ullevig, to develop and recommend a traffic impact fee for oil and gas development. On Aug. 9, 16, and 21, the county held three informational meetings to solicit input from the oil and gas industry and county residents on the study. After the public meetings, the consulting team finalized the methodology for the study, including the public input received in August. After carefully analyzing all avaliable data, the team has completed a draft study and preliminary recommendation on impact fees.

The county welcomes input on the study. Please review and provide comments prior to close of business on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. You can provide comments through email to the following address: cdougherty@adcogov.org or by mail at the following address: 4430 S. Adams County Parkway, Brighton, CO 80601. Christine Dougherty is the Oil and Gas Liaison for Adams County and can also be contacted by phone to answer questions at 720.523.6891. Adams County Oil & Gas Proposed Regulation Changes

This is a notice for proposed regulation amendments relating to new residential development and existing Oil & Gas infrastructure, and expiration dates for Administrative Use by Special Review Permits. We value your input and would like to provide an opportunity for you to give feedback. All written comments should be submitted prior to close of business on Monday, April 2, 2018 which can be provided through e-mail to the following address: jrutter@adcogov.org or mailed to; Attn: Jen Rutter, 4430 S. Adams County Parkway Brighton, CO 80601.

UPDATE (5/15/2018): In a Study Session on May 1, 2018, the County Commissioners directed staff to continue with stakeholder outreach on the proposed residential construction setbacks from oil and gas wells, flowlines, and tank batteries. I will be in touch over the next month with information about the next steps in that process.

The Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) governs the permitting and regulation of oil and gas wells throughout the state. Adams County has limited authority when it comes to the oversight of oil and gas operations within unincorporated areas of the county.

On March 22, 2016, Adams County approved amendments to the Development Standards and Regulations related to the local approval process for oil and gas development. The current regulations require all oil and gas operators to obtain approval for any new oil and gas facilities on a site-specific basis. There are two options for an operator to obtain County approval of a new oil and gas facility location:

The Special Use Permit option requires a public hearing before the Board of Adjustment (BOA). In lieu of an SUP, an operator may elect to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the County. Operators who hold MOUs with the County must also receive a site-specific permit in the form of an Administrative Use by Special Review. The Development Standards and Regulations outline the processes for obtaining an SUP, an MOU, and an AUSR permit in detail. Click here to download a larger version of the flow chart at right that depicts the AUSR permit process.

The county strives to make available timely and accurate information on all types of development within unincorporated areas. In order to better inform the public about oil and gas operations in the unincorporated areas of Adams County, the county provides a Weekly Oil and Gas Activity Report. The data supplied in the activity report is collected primarily from the COGCC. The report includes state and county permit status updates, maps of well pad locations, and information about any reported spills.

The inspector position was created when the Adams County Board of Commissioners entered into an agreement with the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) in an effort to increase public outreach and provide administration of the county’s new oil and gas regulations approved in March 2016. Under this agreement, the inspector position is funded by the county, trained by the COGCC, and is inspecting on behalf of both agencies.