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Map Legend
Tank Battery Permit Pending Approved Permit Spill Flowline Flowline (other end location unknown)
Producing Well Water Test Results Horizontal Drilling Plugged and Abandoned Dry and Abandoned Abandoned Location: Permit Vacated; per Operator, Well has not been Spudded
Inspection Pit Approved Permit to Drill Wellbore; not yet Reported as Spudded; Includes Expired Permits Shut-in Well: Completed Wellbore is not Producing but is Mechanically Capable of Production Temporarily abandoned Well: Completed Wellbore not Mechanically Capable of Production without Intervention Drilling Wellbore: well has been Spudded but is not yet Reported as Completed Injection Wellbore for Waste Disposal or Secondary Recovery
Active Well : Gas Storage Well Completion or Monitor Well (Manually Assigned by COGCC Staff) Waiting for Completion: Well has been Drilled but not yet Reported as Completed Suspended Permit: Permit to Drill is Suspended until an Issue is Resolved Commingled: Multiple Wellbores Completed and Producing from the same Formation in the Well Abandoned Drilled Wellbore or Vacated Permit for Wellbore that will not be Drilled or the well has been abandoned Domestic Gas Well School

Complaints

The following 20 complaint(s) have been assigned to Routt County, Colorado:

  • Date Received: Aug. 14, 2017 Document No.: 200443615 ODOR ROUTT Operator: Swn Production Company Llc Facility: Dill Gulch Description: At my house last night, very strong smell of petroleum. From the Pratt site I think? Very strong petroleum smell inside my house. Very strong petroleum smell inside my house Resolution:
  • Date Received: Aug. 10, 2016 Document No.: 200440048 ONSITE INSPECTION REQUEST ROUTT Operator: Swn Production Company Llc Facility: NORTH HAYDEN 7-88 Description: We recently scoped (FLIR camera) the “NE Hayden - SWN” well, #05-107-06266, for hydrocarbon emissions. This well appears to be capped and not producing in 2016, and therefore no emission are expected. We found that all three liquids tanks were emitting hydrocarbon vapors (https://youtu.be/Wz1i9YuMhQE). We have passed this information on to SWN with no response, so we are coming to you. If this well is capped, perhaps there are still hydrocarbons left in the tanks and volatilizing?? We cannot find an air emission permit so we do not know if this is a permitted emission. Regardless, this appears to be an unnecessary VOC emission. Can COGCC get this venting stopped?? Resolution: No violations were found.
  • Date Received: Dec. 22, 2014 Document No.: 200419996 GROUND WATER ROUTT Operator: Swn Production Company Llc Facility: Dill Gulch Description: Carmen Ashbaugh contacted me at 10:34 AM on 12/22/2014 with concerns of oil in the water. She explained that her house is South of Hayden Colorado in Routt county off of CR59 located on Johnson Ranch in Bill Gulch. Carmen Ashbaugh had knowledge that Southwestern Energy had completed a frac nearby - 1 mile or so. Mrs. Ashbaugh's concern is that her water well and 2 others have been affected. She explained that oil residue is present in her water and leaves oil rings in her tub and sink. Resolution: all details of closure can be found in supporting documents.
  • Date Received: Nov. 12, 2013 Document No.: 200389321 SIGNS ROUTT Operator: Antelope Energy Company Llc Facility: STATE OF COLORADO Description: COGCC staff contacted by Routt County LGD to inspect location 05-107-06127 because location was "overgrown with weeds, the signs aren't correct, the access road is overgrown." Resolution:
  • Date Received: Nov. 12, 2013 Document No.: 200389321 SIGNS ROUTT Operator: Antelope Energy Company Llc Facility: STATE OF COLORADO Description: COGCC staff contacted by Routt County LGD to inspect location 05-107-06127 because location was "overgrown with weeds, the signs aren't correct, the access road is overgrown." Resolution:
  • Date Received: May 15, 2013 Document No.: 200380116 TRASH ROUTT Operator: Swepi Lp Facility: Trout Creek Description: it was reported that some trash was left behind from drilling. Resolution:
  • Date Received: May 15, 2013 Document No.: 200380116 ROADS ROUTT Operator: Swepi Lp Facility: Trout Creek Description: it was reported that access roads were not being maintained properly and surface of road was very rutted. Resolution:
  • Date Received: May 15, 2013 Document No.: 200380116 STORMWATER BMPs ROUTT Operator: Swepi Lp Facility: Trout Creek Description: it was reported that some silt from road was draining into field. Resolution:
  • Date Received: May 15, 2013 Document No.: 200380116 SURFACE WATER ROUTT Operator: Swepi Lp Facility: Trout Creek Description: it was reported that a stock pond has never silted out before and this year the pond was filled with silt and complaint believes it is a result of access road and/or pad. Resolution:
  • Date Received: May 14, 2013 Document No.: 200380379 ROADS ROUTT Operator: Swepi Lp Facility: Trout Creek Description: gravel from snow plowing has been plowed off of road and into agriculture field. roads have not been maintained; there are large ruts on road making it difficult for surface owner to complete agriculture activity. Resolution:
  • Date Received: May 14, 2013 Document No.: 200380379 STORMWATER BMPs ROUTT Operator: Swepi Lp Facility: Trout Creek Description: a stock pond has silted out. Resolution:
  • Date Received: May 14, 2013 Document No.: 200380379 WILDFIRE ROUTT Operator: Swepi Lp Facility: Trout Creek Description: roads have not been maintained; there are large ruts on road making it difficult for surface owner to complete agriculture activity. Resolution:
  • Date Received: May 14, 2013 Document No.: 200380379 TRASH ROUTT Operator: Swepi Lp Facility: Trout Creek Description: Trash from drilling was left behind Resolution:
  • Date Received: July 23, 2012 Document No.: 200356899 ACCESS ROUTT Operator: Ephphatha Llc Facility: DRY CREEK UT HD 31 Description: Complaintant explained to inspector Neidel that the workover Rig was outside of the surface use easement; 7/20/2012. Upon 7/20/2012 inspection of location the Rig and supporting equipment were using access road and pad that was constructed for production of well. It was suggested to complainant that the issue may be one of a civil matter. Resolution: access issues were addressed by the Routt county. COGCC has been informed that the operator has a surface use agreement with the surface owner.
  • Date Received: July 23, 2012 Document No.: 200356899 SOIL CONTAMINATION ROUTT Operator: Ephphatha Llc Facility: DRY CREEK UT HD 31 Description: Complainant explained to Inspector Neidel that he witnessed employees on location placing dirt over oil contaminated soil; 7/19/2012. Inspector dug around (with shovel, on 7/20/2012) in the area of concern and smelled what appears to be hydrocarbon. COGCC environmental was notified and will be collecting samples on the location on 7/27/2012. Resolution: Complaint closed based on remediation project number 7539. The project addressed issues raised in this complaint and identified and remediated all soil contamination on this location.
  • Date Received: May 10, 2012 Document No.: 200350753 OTHER ROUTT Operator: True Oil Llc Facility: Breeze Unit Description: Routt County asked for assistance from COGCC of clean-up and compliance of this well site in August 2011. An official complaint form was not filled at that time due to COGCC contacting True Oil. Due to a recent inspection showing continued non-compliance and new concerns at the site a complaint form is being submitted. Site Inspection shows: Interim reclamation still not completed, pit still no reclaimed and is again filled with water and oily residue - no liner could be seen, fence down, erosion on stock piles which is traveling into pit, erosion beginning along edges of well pad - no BMPS for erosion along pad. No adequate containment area (recent scraping of dirt around holding tanks); containment area not lined - oil from tanks leaking in containment area, FRAC TANKS - top hatches open, terrible odor in area, frac fluid leaking from top hatch traveling down tank and onto ground. Routt County asked for assistance in clean-up and compliance of this area in August 2011. Trash has been removed but nothing else completed. Pictures can be emailed. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Dec. 1, 2011 Document No.: 200331374 TRASH ROUTT Operator: True Oil Llc Facility: Breeze Unit Description: 3 bottles filled with oil on location, they are assumed to be trash. There is a bag of trash Resolution:
  • Date Received: Dec. 1, 2011 Document No.: 200331374 STORMWATER BMPs ROUTT Operator: True Oil Llc Facility: Breeze Unit Description: topsoil stock pile is just off the pad, there are no BMP's in place to keep soil from washing away. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Dec. 1, 2011 Document No.: 200331374 PITS ROUTT Operator: True Oil Llc Facility: Breeze Unit Description: pit is still open from drilling. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Aug. 2, 2011 Document No.: 200316794 OTHER ROUTT Operator: Booco'S Contract Services Inc Facility: GRASSY CREEK COAL CO Description: THIS IS AN ACTIVE PUMPJACK. OIL AROUND WELL HEAD. BUBBLES COMING TO SURFACE AROUND WELL HEAD UP THROUGH STANDING OIL. SEEPING INTO GROUND AROUND WELL. EXHAUST ARE - OIL OR DIESEL ON GROUND. SEE ATTACHED PICS. Resolution:

NOAVs

COGCC has issued 47 NOAVs in Routt County, Colorado:

Document No.: 200389198 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 200389196 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 200234948 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 200234959 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 200234951 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 200234936 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 200234930 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 200234909 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 200266843 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 200266829 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 200266819 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: Form 27 still (09/14/2011) in draft form -- doc # 2121169. will close out/finalize.

Document No.: 200266837 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 200266824 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 200266814 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 200284167 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: master valve was placed on wellhead and backside

Document No.: 200283708 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 200284137 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 200302257 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: all required documentation was provided by operator.

Document No.: 200312087 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: Source of bubbles was at nipple on Braden head. Leak was repaired and verified by inspector to no longer be venting gas.

Document No.: 200317248 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: See AOC Cause No.1V, Docket 1303-OV-05, Order 1V-405. Well was plugged and abandoned on June 13, 2013. No further action.

Document No.: 200317247 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 200317246 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: Location has changed operator. Most issues have been resolved, corrective actions that have yet to be completed are being addressed with remediation number 6139. singed NOAV was NOT recived from Booco's Contract Services Inc.

Document No.: 200317252 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: After issuance of NOAV inspector was made aware of the fact that not all tanks at load out were property of the lyster oil, the tanks in the containment to the left (as viewed from below grade facing up toward tanks) were property of Booco contract services. Inspector is closing NOAV without receipt

Document No.: 200327812 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: Document was returned to COGCC on 11/30/2011 but not closed until 7/30/2013 because location had not achieved compliance until that date.

Document No.: 200332041 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 200331411 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: NOAV closed without signed document from operator. Issues addressed on NOAV have been resolved.

Document No.: 200345348 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: No Action.

Document No.: 200375243 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: No Further Action

Document No.: 200380672 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: Prior to closing NOAV inspector talked to surface owner to insure they did not have an objection to the closing of this document.

Document No.: 200381697 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment: Note: this NOAV has been rfescinded and NOAV 200387458 has been issued.

Document No.: 200387458 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 200389195 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401724680 Rule: 1002.f Rule Description: Stormwater Management Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 1002.f.(2)A., Energy Investments Inc (“Operator”) shall implement and maintain Best Management Practices (“BMPs”) including such measures as covering materials and activities and stormwater diversion to minimize contact of precipitation and stormwater runoff with materials, wastes, equipment, and activities with potential to result in discharges causing pollution of surface waters. On March 3, 2017, COGCC Staff conducted an inspection of the Wolf Mountain #15-2-7-87 (API No. 05-107-06222, “Well”) Location and observed lube oils stored at the wellhead and on the pumpjack base with no secondary containment or covering. In the associated Field Inspection Report, No. 673404171, COGCC Staff instructed Operator to install or repair required BMPs per Rule 1002.f., by April 14, 2017. COGCC Staff conducted follow up inspections of the Well Location on August 7, 2017 (Field Inspection Report No. 689800143), and May 22, 2018 (Field Inspection Report No. 689800143). COGCC Staff observed that there was still no secondary containment/covering for the lube oil storage as of the August 2017 inspection, and that, while Operator had added a containment box to the pumpjack area by the May 2018 inspection, lube oils were still stored at the wellhead and on the pumpjack base outside of the containment box with inadequate or absent BMPs. Operator failed to implement and maintain measures to minimize contact of precipitation and stormwater runoff with the stored lube oils at the wellhead and pumpjack, in violation of Rule 1002.f.(2)A. Enforcement Action: Corrective Action Description: Operator shall immediately install or repair BMPs to contain and/or cover the lube oils to minimize contact of precipitation and stormwater with such materials. Operator shall submit a Form 4 Sundry notice which provides photographic evidence of the completed BMPs. Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401724680 Rule: 912.b Rule Description: Venting or Flaring Natural Gas - Notice and Prior Approval Required Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 912.b., except for gas flared or vented during an upset condition, well maintenance, well stimulation flowback, purging operations, or a productivity test, Energy Investments Inc (“Operator”) shall flare or vent gas from a well only after Operator has given notice to and obtained approval from COGCC on a Sundry Notice (“Form 4”) stating the estimated volume and content of the gas. On August 7, 2017, COGCC Staff conducted an inspection of the Wolf Mountain #15-2-7-87 (API No. 05-107-06222, “Well”) and observed the well pumping, that gas was being vented or flared during non-upset conditions, and that the ECD/flare was not lit (Field Inspection Report No. 689800143, “Inspection”). COGCC Staff conducted an audit of Operator’s records. No Form 4 requesting approval to vent or flare was submitted until August 18, 2017, (Form 4 No. 401381184). In addition to requesting approval to vent or flare, Operator also stated in Form 4 No. 401381184 that the Well averaged 93 Mcf monthly production of natural gas. COGCC approved Operator’s Form 4 No. 401381184 vent/flare request on October 19, 2017. Operator reported monthly natural gas production of 93 Mcf each of the months of July 2015 through May 2018, with a monthly average of 86 Mcf for all reported months (August 2013 through May 2018). For every month with reported natural gas production, Operator reported identical volumes of natural gas “Used”; including reporting 93 Mcf each produced and used, consistently each month during the period encompassing the Inspection and COGCC’s approval of Form 4 No. 401381184 (July through October, 2017). Operator performed unauthorized venting or flaring of natural gas from the Well, in violation of Rule 912.b. Enforcement Action: Corrective Action Description: In its Rule 522.d.(2) Answer, due within 28 days of the Operator’s receipt of the NOAV, Operator shall document an internal procedure to ensure that, in the future, it obtains all required approvals prior to venting or flaring a well. Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401811668 Rule: 319.b.(3) Rule Description: Temporary Abandonment - 6 Months to Plug unless extended Alleged Violation Description: COGCC Rule 100 defines a well as temporarily abandoned (“TA”) if the well becomes incapable of production (for example, through the removal of necessary production equipment or a well that has all downhole completed intervals isolated with a plug set above the highest perforation). Pursuant to Rule 319.b.(3), Sagouspe* Jean P (ID No. 10055, "Operator") shall abandon any well which has ceased production or injection and is incapable of production or injection within six months thereafter unless the well passes a successful mechanical integrity test (“MIT”) per Rule 326, and the time is extended by the Director upon application by the owner. Pursuant to Rule 311., Operator shall submit Well Abandonment Reports (“Form 6”): (a) prior to the abandonment of a well for COGCC approval of the abandonment plan; and (b) within 30 days after abandonment. On August 1, 2016, COGCC Staff conducted an inspection of Operator’s Bear Victor #16-11 (API No. 05-107-06041, “Well”) and observed that the well was TA. (Field Inspection Report No. 673403457). Conservatively assuming the date of this inspection to be the date the Well became TA, Operator was required by Rule 319.b to plug and abandon the Well no later than February 1, 2017. As of October 26, 2018, Operator has not submitted a Form 6 indicating the Well has been or is planned to be abandoned; nor has Operator submitted evidence of a successful MIT and request to extend the TA time. Operator failed to abandon the Well within six months ceasing production and becoming incapable of production, violating Rule 319.b.(3). Enforcement Action: Corrective Action Description: Operator shall plug and abandon the well, including timely submitting all required notices, forms, and reports; and timely obtaining all required approvals. Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401811689 Rule: 319.b.(3) Rule Description: Temporary Abandonment - 6 Months to Plug unless extended Alleged Violation Description: COGCC Rule 100 defines a well as temporarily abandoned (“TA”) if the well becomes incapable of production (for example, through the removal of necessary production equipment or a well that has all downhole completed intervals isolated with a plug set above the highest perforation). Pursuant to Rule 319.b.(3), Sagouspe* Jean P (ID No. 10055, "Operator") shall abandon any well which has ceased production or injection and is incapable of production or injection within six months thereafter unless the well passes a successful mechanical integrity test (“MIT”) per Rule 326, and the time is extended by the Director upon application by the owner. Pursuant to Rule 311., Operator shall submit Well Abandonment Reports (“Form 6”): (a) prior to the abandonment of a well for COGCC approval of the abandonment plan; and (b) within 30 days after abandonment. On August 1, 2016, COGCC Staff conducted an inspection of Operator’s Tow Creek #7-14 (API No. 05-107-06050, “Well”) and observed that the well was TA. (Field Inspection Report No. 673403456). Conservatively assuming the date of this inspection to be the date the Well became TA, Operator was required by Rule 319.b to plug and abandon the Well no later than February 1, 2017. As of October 26, 2018, Operator has not submitted a Form 6 indicating the Well has been or is planned to be abandoned; nor has Operator submitted evidence of a successful MIT and request to extend the TA time. Operator failed to abandon the Well within six months ceasing production and becoming incapable of production, violating Rule 319.b.(3). Enforcement Action: Corrective Action Description: Operator shall plug and abandon the well, including timely submitting all required notices, forms, and reports; and timely obtaining all required approvals. Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 200389196 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 200389198 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 200283708 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 200284137 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 200317247 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 200387458 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 200389195 Enforcement Action: Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401811668 Rule: 319.b.(3) Rule Description: Temporary Abandonment - 6 Months to Plug unless extended Alleged Violation Description: COGCC Rule 100 defines a well as temporarily abandoned (“TA”) if the well becomes incapable of production (for example, through the removal of necessary production equipment or a well that has all downhole completed intervals isolated with a plug set above the highest perforation). Pursuant to Rule 319.b.(3), Sagouspe* Jean P (ID No. 10055, "Operator") shall abandon any well which has ceased production or injection and is incapable of production or injection within six months thereafter unless the well passes a successful mechanical integrity test (“MIT”) per Rule 326, and the time is extended by the Director upon application by the owner. Pursuant to Rule 311., Operator shall submit Well Abandonment Reports (“Form 6”): (a) prior to the abandonment of a well for COGCC approval of the abandonment plan; and (b) within 30 days after abandonment. On August 1, 2016, COGCC Staff conducted an inspection of Operator’s Bear Victor #16-11 (API No. 05-107-06041, “Well”) and observed that the well was TA. (Field Inspection Report No. 673403457). Conservatively assuming the date of this inspection to be the date the Well became TA, Operator was required by Rule 319.b to plug and abandon the Well no later than February 1, 2017. As of October 26, 2018, Operator has not submitted a Form 6 indicating the Well has been or is planned to be abandoned; nor has Operator submitted evidence of a successful MIT and request to extend the TA time. Operator failed to abandon the Well within six months ceasing production and becoming incapable of production, violating Rule 319.b.(3). Enforcement Action: Corrective Action Description: Operator shall plug and abandon the well, including timely submitting all required notices, forms, and reports; and timely obtaining all required approvals. Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401811689 Rule: 319.b.(3) Rule Description: Temporary Abandonment - 6 Months to Plug unless extended Alleged Violation Description: COGCC Rule 100 defines a well as temporarily abandoned (“TA”) if the well becomes incapable of production (for example, through the removal of necessary production equipment or a well that has all downhole completed intervals isolated with a plug set above the highest perforation). Pursuant to Rule 319.b.(3), Sagouspe* Jean P (ID No. 10055, "Operator") shall abandon any well which has ceased production or injection and is incapable of production or injection within six months thereafter unless the well passes a successful mechanical integrity test (“MIT”) per Rule 326, and the time is extended by the Director upon application by the owner. Pursuant to Rule 311., Operator shall submit Well Abandonment Reports (“Form 6”): (a) prior to the abandonment of a well for COGCC approval of the abandonment plan; and (b) within 30 days after abandonment. On August 1, 2016, COGCC Staff conducted an inspection of Operator’s Tow Creek #7-14 (API No. 05-107-06050, “Well”) and observed that the well was TA. (Field Inspection Report No. 673403456). Conservatively assuming the date of this inspection to be the date the Well became TA, Operator was required by Rule 319.b to plug and abandon the Well no later than February 1, 2017. As of October 26, 2018, Operator has not submitted a Form 6 indicating the Well has been or is planned to be abandoned; nor has Operator submitted evidence of a successful MIT and request to extend the TA time. Operator failed to abandon the Well within six months ceasing production and becoming incapable of production, violating Rule 319.b.(3). Enforcement Action: Corrective Action Description: Operator shall plug and abandon the well, including timely submitting all required notices, forms, and reports; and timely obtaining all required approvals. Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401724680 Rule: 1002.f Rule Description: Stormwater Management Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 1002.f.(2)A., Energy Investments Inc (“Operator”) shall implement and maintain Best Management Practices (“BMPs”) including such measures as covering materials and activities and stormwater diversion to minimize contact of precipitation and stormwater runoff with materials, wastes, equipment, and activities with potential to result in discharges causing pollution of surface waters. On March 3, 2017, COGCC Staff conducted an inspection of the Wolf Mountain #15-2-7-87 (API No. 05-107-06222, “Well”) Location and observed lube oils stored at the wellhead and on the pumpjack base with no secondary containment or covering. In the associated Field Inspection Report, No. 673404171, COGCC Staff instructed Operator to install or repair required BMPs per Rule 1002.f., by April 14, 2017. COGCC Staff conducted follow up inspections of the Well Location on August 7, 2017 (Field Inspection Report No. 689800143), and May 22, 2018 (Field Inspection Report No. 689800143). COGCC Staff observed that there was still no secondary containment/covering for the lube oil storage as of the August 2017 inspection, and that, while Operator had added a containment box to the pumpjack area by the May 2018 inspection, lube oils were still stored at the wellhead and on the pumpjack base outside of the containment box with inadequate or absent BMPs. Operator failed to implement and maintain measures to minimize contact of precipitation and stormwater runoff with the stored lube oils at the wellhead and pumpjack, in violation of Rule 1002.f.(2)A. Enforcement Action: Corrective Action Description: Operator shall immediately install or repair BMPs to contain and/or cover the lube oils to minimize contact of precipitation and stormwater with such materials. Operator shall submit a Form 4 Sundry notice which provides photographic evidence of the completed BMPs. Final Resolution Comment:

Document No.: 401724680 Rule: 912.b Rule Description: Venting or Flaring Natural Gas - Notice and Prior Approval Required Alleged Violation Description: Pursuant to Rule 912.b., except for gas flared or vented during an upset condition, well maintenance, well stimulation flowback, purging operations, or a productivity test, Energy Investments Inc (“Operator”) shall flare or vent gas from a well only after Operator has given notice to and obtained approval from COGCC on a Sundry Notice (“Form 4”) stating the estimated volume and content of the gas. On August 7, 2017, COGCC Staff conducted an inspection of the Wolf Mountain #15-2-7-87 (API No. 05-107-06222, “Well”) and observed the well pumping, that gas was being vented or flared during non-upset conditions, and that the ECD/flare was not lit (Field Inspection Report No. 689800143, “Inspection”). COGCC Staff conducted an audit of Operator’s records. No Form 4 requesting approval to vent or flare was submitted until August 18, 2017, (Form 4 No. 401381184). In addition to requesting approval to vent or flare, Operator also stated in Form 4 No. 401381184 that the Well averaged 93 Mcf monthly production of natural gas. COGCC approved Operator’s Form 4 No. 401381184 vent/flare request on October 19, 2017. Operator reported monthly natural gas production of 93 Mcf each of the months of July 2015 through May 2018, with a monthly average of 86 Mcf for all reported months (August 2013 through May 2018). For every month with reported natural gas production, Operator reported identical volumes of natural gas “Used”; including reporting 93 Mcf each produced and used, consistently each month during the period encompassing the Inspection and COGCC’s approval of Form 4 No. 401381184 (July through October, 2017). Operator performed unauthorized venting or flaring of natural gas from the Well, in violation of Rule 912.b. Enforcement Action: Corrective Action Description: In its Rule 522.d.(2) Answer, due within 28 days of the Operator’s receipt of the NOAV, Operator shall document an internal procedure to ensure that, in the future, it obtains all required approvals prior to venting or flaring a well. Final Resolution Comment:

Air Quality (PM2.5 ug/m3)

EPA has taken no air quality samples in Routt County, Colorado.