Oil & Gas Update at Jan. 28 Board of County Commissioners’ Public Meeting

The following is a press release from Boulder County and is published by Longmont Observer as a public service.

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2019-board-county-commissioners (Photo courtesy of Boulder County)

 On Tuesday, Jan. 28 the Board of County Commissioners will hold a public meeting to receive an update from county staff on the progress of Boulder County’s oil and gas regulations (Article 12 of the Land Use Code). This will be a public meeting; no public comment will be taken, but interested members of the public are encouraged to attend.

What: Update on Progress of Boulder County’s Oil and Gas Regulations
When: 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020
Where: Boulder County Commissioners Hearing Room, Third Floor, Boulder County Courthouse, 1325 Pearl St., Boulder

A temporary moratorium on the acceptance and processing of new oil and gas development applications and seismic testing in unincorporated Boulder County is in effect until March 28, 2020.

Background

On June 4, 2019, the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved authorization for text amendments to the Boulder County Land Use Code in Docket DC-19-0002: Proposed Boulder County Land Use Code Text Amendments related to Article 12 – Special Review for Oil and Gas Operations.

Staff requested the BOCC authorize text amendments to Article 12 of the Land Use Code in light of SB19-181 (Protect Public Welfare Oil and Gas Operations), which was signed into law on April 16, 2019.

Comments on the county’s oil and gas development regulations update may be sent via email to oilgascomment@bouldercounty.org.


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