Schedule

As of June 24, 2019 

Date Time Agenda Topics Location
Thurs, Sept. 12 4:30-6:30 p.m. Open House Fort Collins (200 W. Oak St., Hearing Room) 

Weds, Sept. 25

4:30-7:30 p.m. Refined draft standards and procedures Fort Collins (200 W. Oak St., Hearing Room)
Weds, Oct. 30 4:30-7:30 p.m. Refined draft standards and procedures Loveland (200 Peridot Ave, Big Thompson Room)

 

This site is under construction and will be updated from time to time. 

Given the increased oil and gas activity occurring on the Front Range and in Larimer County, and the recent changes of SB 19-181, a volunteer Oil and Gas Task Force is charged with assisting staff in the development of local draft regulations to supplement State regulations that mitigate impacts on land use, public health and the environment. 

Colorado SB 19-181 was signed into law by the Governor on April 16, 2019.  One of the major provisions of the new law is that it provides local governments greater authority in the siting and surface impacts of oil and gas operations.  Furthermore, the law requires the Colorado Oil and Gas Commission (COGCC) regulate oil and gas operations in a manner that protects public health, safety, welfare, and the environment and wildlife resources. 


Task Force members will be responsible for the following tasks:

  1. Learn about and understand the extent of local jurisdiction authority in Colorado regarding oil and gas regulations.
  2. Monitor and respond to state legislative changes that might affect local authority regarding oil and gas regulations.
  3. Review examples of regulations from other Colorado counties (e.g., Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, and Weld) and determine what approaches may work for Larimer County. Topics to address may include but are not limited to:  review procedures, notification and meetings, standards for water supply and quality, drainage, air quality, land disturbance, environment and natural resources, pipelines, operational methods, traffic management, roads and access, noise and visual impacts, traffic impact fees, emergency preparedness, financial assurance and decommission, and other mitigation measures.   
  4. Review and provide input on draft oil and gas regulations developed by County staff, striving to reach agreement to advise staff, Planning Commission, and Board of County Commissioners. 
  5. Provide a recommendation related to final set of oil and gas regulations. 
  6. During the process, give advice and feedback regarding community engagement strategies for the project.
 

Contact Us

Lesli Ellis, AICP CEP
Community Development Director
Ph: (970) 498-7690 | Email Leslie

Matthew Lafferty, AICP
Principal Planner
Ph: (970) 498-7721 | Email Matt