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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 773 complaint(s) have been assigned to Baca County, Colorado or have not been assigned to a county:

  • Date Received: May 7, 2010 Document No.: 200247064 INACTIVE WELL BACA Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: STATE-ST JOHN Description: Landowner wants well removed if not in use. Resolution: Operator is in compliance due to valid mechanical integrity test
  • Date Received: April 6, 2011 Document No.: 200306685 PIPELINE BACA Operator: Jones Energy Ltd Facility: BACA GAS GATHERING SYSTEM Description: Complaintant alleges pipeline was not properly marked and Jones Energy is not a member of Colorado One Call system Resolution: NOAv issued
  • Date Received: Aug. 3, 2012 Document No.: 200358512 SOIL CONTAMINATION BACA Operator: Sovereign Operating Company Llc Facility: Bishop Gas Processing & Compressor Description: Mr. Bishop observed that liquid wastes from a sulfur removal process were dumped on property he owns and that he has a surface lease with Sovereign to use a 2 acre tract near their gas plant for storage or materials and as a stagin area. Resolution: Complaint closed with issuance of NOAV. Letter summarizing actions to date mailed to Mr. Bishop.
  • Date Received: April 11, 2013 Document No.: 200378182 ODOR BACA Operator: Murfin Drilling Company Inc Facility: LANSING D SAND UNIT Description: Mike Leonard contacted Mr. Tanner via telephone. Mr tanner stated oil is still in berms and have bad odor Resolution: Field inspection performed 4/12/2013 found oily soil in berms and odors observed at lease. Violation inspection was issued (COGCC Document # 668200469). Operator contacted COGCC and removed soil on 4/13/2013. Follow up inspection on 4/30/2013 (COGCC Doc # 668600707) found soil removed and no odor observed. at that time.
  • Date Received: May 9, 2019 Document No.: 200447279 ORPHANED EQUIPMENT BACA Operator: Executive Properties Inc Facility: NEWMAN Description: In farm Section 13-32-42 in Baca Co. Colorado and in the middle of this field at approximately GPS coordinates Latitude 37.2574, longitude -102.10227 there is a riser that appears to be from a drilled and abandoned well. There is a pipe fence around the area. This is south of Baca County road V and at approximately at county road 53.7 although that road doesn't exist. I am also told that there is another drilled and abandoned well in the same section and I do not know if it has been reclaimed or is a danger if I till the ground where it is or not. I do not know the location of the 2nd well. This riser endangers my equipment in our farming operation and could pose a threat if I should contact it with an implement. The fence also prohibits me from farming the area it encloses. I believe that this is not a producing well. The Baca Co. Assessor's office lists the wells as belonging to Executive Properties with the names of Newman 1-13 and Newman 2-13. I have not been able to contact them. Resolution: Pipeline operator will contact land owner and resolve the issues directly with him.
  • Date Received: Jan. 8, 2010 Document No.: 200226446 ROADS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: hard to get top Resolution:
  • Date Received: Feb. 17, 2010 Document No.: 200231269 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Requesting a baseline water test of their domestic water well. Resolution: No ID'd impacts from O&G development. Good WQ. Iron-reducing bacteria and coliform bacteria present.
  • Date Received: Feb. 23, 2010 Document No.: 200232081 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant alleges impact to domestic water well from nearby oil & gas operations. May have been a nearby flowline leak in the past 1-1.5 years. Claims there is oil in the water well. Resolution: Based on water sample results and inspections of surrounding oil & gas facilities, there is no data that would indicate the water quality in the Schwisow domestic water well has been impacted by nearby oil and gas operations. Reference letter to Evelyn Schwisow dated 3/25/10 COGCC Doc#2605871.
  • Date Received: Oct. 26, 2010 Document No.: 200240657 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Request for baseline water well sampling before drilling rig moves in nearby Resolution: SUMMARY LETTER SENT TO LANDOWNER.
  • Date Received: April 5, 2010 Document No.: 200240660 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Domestic water wells contaminated Resolution: I told Ms. Meixsell that the COGCC was aware of two wells impacted on Divide Creek and that the impacts were being investigated to determine what had happened. She asked that she be kept informed on the progress. I told her I did not think I could release much information about private water wells to parties who did not own the wells. She reported that she is friends with the owners so can find out information from them.
  • Date Received: March 25, 2010 Document No.: 200240714 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Bob Ashleigh called to request that his water well be sampled. It has not been sampled since it was installed, about three years ago. He does not have a complaint per se, just a request for sampling. Resolution: SUMMARY LETTER SENT TO LANDOWNER.
  • Date Received: April 6, 2010 Document No.: 200240886 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Surface owner contacted J. Axelson and D. Baldwin to express concern about potential impacts to water quality and water rights from O&G development in the area. Follow up contact between S. Lindblom and surface owner determined that collecting pre-development water samples from springs, domestic well and irrigation wells would be appropriate. Resolution:
  • Date Received: May 3, 2010 Document No.: 200245915 ROADS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: ROAD MATAINENCE OF HORSHOE CANYON RD. Resolution: COGCC INSPECTED THE ROAD AFTER WORK DONE BY OPERATER AND CONCLUDED THAT ROAD WAS IN COMPLIANCE WITH COGCC RULES. LETTER WAS SENT TO ROBERT SWAN STATING SAME.
  • Date Received: Feb. 17, 2010 Document No.: 200248051 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Van Artsdalen reported that he has recently had two small fires in the shed near his domestic well. He thinks the fires may have resulted from buildup of methane from his nearby water well or from seepage of methane through the ground under the shed. Resolution: Letter summarizing investigation and conclusions that no impacts from nearby CBM operations were observed in the soil gas survey and water quality invetigation. Pressure tank can vent and release combustible gas in shed where fire occurred. No gas was measured as seeping into shed from ground under and around the shed.
  • Date Received: May 10, 2010 Document No.: 200248357 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mrs. Brown reported that combustible gas detectors in two areas of her home alarmed within 30 minutes of one another in the past week. Home is near the Primero school along Hwy. 12 in Las Animas county. Alarm system was installed in 2007 during the Raton Basin Baseline Phase II investigation. Resolution: Summary letter indicating no observed impacts from nearby CBM activities were observed. Shallow coals are present in and around the Primero School area including near the Brown house and perhaps under the home. Advised the Browns to ensure the gas detectors installed as a COGCC project in 2007 are kept in good repair and tested frequently. Disucssed in person with Mrs. Brown previuosly that if botha alarms sound and then go off with ventilation of house that the threshold for the alrams was probably exceeded (10% of LEL). Appropriate actions then are to call emergency responders if alrams do not cease.
  • Date Received: May 27, 2010 Document No.: 200252371 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: complaint Resolution: test complete
  • Date Received: April 5, 2010 Document No.: 200256067 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant is concerned that Kinder Morgan's Doe Canyon CO2 Plant is producing excessive vibration which is traveling east to their residence and causing their house to vibrate. Resolution: COGCC has no rules regarding vibration
  • Date Received: June 21, 2010 Document No.: 200256155 RECLAMATION Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Unreclaimed abandoned lease road. Resolution: Resolution with response dated 6/21/2010. Not enough information to verify with any other documentation
  • Date Received: June 23, 2010 Document No.: 200257289 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant is worried that surrounding oil & gas development could impact his water well. Requested baseline groundwater sampling. Resolution: Based on the available information gathered to date, there are no indications of historic oil & gas related impacts to the water well. The COGCC maintains a water quality database where the analytical results from the water well will be recorded. If oil & gas development does occur near your home in the future, and you experience changes in your water quality, COGCC will use this baseline sample to compare to future water sample results from your well if requested.
  • Date Received: June 25, 2010 Document No.: 200257750 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Message on Rifle office complaint line: from Richard & Cathy Williams (live on Chipperfield Lane), 10:27 AM 6/25/2010 : There is a workover on the pad "behind Smith's" which has been blowing a diesel horn every minute or so. Do they have to do that? 876-0350. Resolution: No source of Air horn was found.
  • Date Received: July 30, 2010 Document No.: 200264608 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Saturday, July 17th I noticed there was utility locates on the tank battery while looking at my wheat crop. walked over to the separator and noticed oil has surfaced in about a 4-5 foot radius on the west side of the main storage tank. On Monday, July 26 was out to the farm for barley harvest adn noticed the start of the excavation. Tuesday July 27th actually visited the damage site, noticed that the excavation hole had ground water with oil present. Wednesday morning July 28th visited the damed site again, excavation is expanding easterly with contaminated soil evident and ground water contamination with oil. colled COGCC at lunch time left a message and spote to Steven Lindblom around 2:30 pm. Steven came to the site at 4 pm on the 28th to view the damage. This is the third such oil damage spill in the sw quarter. 12-5 and 13-5 had the same problem near the storage tank last year with ground water contamination. Observation wells are in place. Several years ago the Pan Am K2 had the exact same problem near the storage tank with ground water contamination. I have aslo had noise issues with Kerr-McGee from the nw 1/4 of section 5. I finally sold the W 1/2 of the SW 1/4 in early 2010 to escape the nuisance of having to live near the Kerr-McGee operations. Overall Kerr-McGee has been a very poor excuse for an oil company on the property I have owned and currently own. I sincerely hope that each and everyone of the people from Kerr-McGee associated with my property at some point have the same problems on their own personal property that they have created for me on mine due to extremely poor management. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Aug. 3, 2010 Document No.: 200264857 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Very noisy. Exceeds allowable db levels (no attempt to contain noise). Noise and activity increase during night hours (7 pm - 7 am). Lighting trained direct towards homes. Trucks coming and going at all hours (loud beeping). Rig is most active and noisy at night. We cannot sleep!! Resolution: This location was checked by Jim Precup and the Rig was shut down and awaiting transport trucks to move it. The only engine running was the generator. I visited with the driller and asked them to adjust the lighting so it did not shine on the houses to the north. I also stipulated that on no condition should they create an unsafe working condition to accomodate this action. I passed the information to Stuart Elsworth and he said he would contact the complainant and let them know.
  • Date Received: Aug. 3, 2010 Document No.: 200264901 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: We live at 6595 Saddleback Ave, Firestone, CO, 80504. Just south of our home is a drilling rig set up by Ensign, just East of our library on a lot within a few hundred feet of our residential area. The rig is extremely noisy, and my guess in the 70-90 Db range. The noise levels are at their highest after dark, when the work seems to increase. It is noisy at all times, but as I write this on Sunday night at 9PM, it is very, very loud, and I am the second row of homes in. I am a trained sound technician, and know sound levels. This is extreme and beyond normal noise levels, not to mention the bright lights they have trained directly at our homes. The rig has been on site for over two weeks, running 24 hours/ day, with increased levels of activity and noise at night. It has the entire neighborhood on edge, with some folks even leaving their homes to get sleep and peace and quiet. There has been absolutely no attempt by Ensign to contain the noise or lights. Trucks come and go at all times of day and especially night, with their loud beeping tones waking us up at all hours. The rig itself is extremely noisy and no sound barriers have been set up. Sleeping through the night has become immpossible, much less a quiet nieghborhood to enjoy. Please help us!! We are at our wits end! Jeff Bowen 720-413-2682 Resolution:
  • Date Received: Aug. 4, 2010 Document No.: 200265193 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: On or around June 1, 2010, I was notified by my tenant, Kevin Davis, that he had discovered a ruptured buried pipeline which was gushing large quantities of fluid. He immediately notified Dale Hart, the field maintenance person. This spill alsmot certainly exceeded 5 barrels and may have exceeded 20 barrels. To date, as per section 906(c), NO effort has been made by Western Operating to notify or consult with the landowner/surface owner although remediation has begun. Since Western Operating has an extensive history of non-notification and/or non remediation, I protest this occurance in the strongest terms. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Aug. 12, 2010 Document No.: 200266694 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Bob Remmerde called to request that his domestic water well be sampled. Gunnison Energy is preparing to drill nearby and he is concerned about his well. Resolution: SUMMARY LETTER SENT TO LANDOWNER.
  • Date Received: Aug. 17, 2010 Document No.: 200267615 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Recently started having problems with white powdery substance on washed dishes. Difficult to remove. Wants to know if it is caused by vicinity gas wells. Resolution: Water tested high in minerals (Ca and Mg) and very hard. Residue likely due to hard water. Recent heavy monsoonal moisture may have flushed minerals into the well. See document #1733451 for details. No impact from oil & gas evident.
  • Date Received: Sept. 13, 2010 Document No.: 200271005 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Thermogenic gas discovered in water well during baseline sampling. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Aug. 18, 2010 Document No.: 200272418 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Linda Dixon called to request that her domestic water well be sampled before Antero starts drilling nearby next Monday Resolution: No impacts from O&G drilling per letter by Linda Spry O'Rourke dated 1/5/2010.
  • Date Received: Aug. 19, 2010 Document No.: 200272422 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Molley Ring called to request father-in-law's water well be sampled prior to Antero drilling nearby. LSO spoke with Peter Guy (Molley's relative) who requested that his water well be sampled. Resolution: No oil & gas impacts found during domestic well sampling. Closed per A. Fischer by D. Andrews. Refer to Doc. # 01667680
  • Date Received: Sept. 23, 2010 Document No.: 200272563 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Well water has sulfur odor and black silty looking particles in it. Want to know if this is due to oil and gas drilling in the area. Replaced hot water heater and pressure tank in 2008. Resolution: Water quality is good and w/in drinking water standards except Mn is a bit above (0.53 mg/l vs. 0.50 mg/l). Hard water. Very aggressive IRB and SRB bacteria present. Likely cause of sulfur odors and sheens. Recommend disinfection of well and system. See document #1733463.
  • Date Received: Sept. 27, 2010 Document No.: 200272765 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: See attached (scanned image) details of adverse easement surface violations. Resolution: The issues noted involve private agreements between two parties concerning property law. Unfortunately, the COGCC has no statutory authority in such matters. For reference the duties and powers of the Commission are outlined in the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Act (Title 34, Article 60, as amended). COGCC Rule 215 applies to oil and gas operations and does not apply to land survey work conducted under property law.
  • Date Received: Sept. 24, 2010 Document No.: 200272771 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Burge has noted that groundwater pumped from his domestic well has become bubbly and cloudy in the last month or so. Water had previously been cloudy and milky before regular use this past summer. Mr. Burge is concerned that remediation efforts as part of the Petroglyph MIMMP activities may be having an impact on gorundwater quality in his water well. Resolution: No impacts from mitigation activities in nearby area noted in analytical data. Concentration of dissolved methane was lower than previous sampling. Nearly all well head montiorings in last two years have indicated methane at 0% by volume with one sporadic high of 19% in August 2010.
  • Date Received: Oct. 1, 2010 Document No.: 200274522 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Waller is concerned about possible impacts from upstream CBM pits and discharges on water in his two wells near the Apishipa River near Aguilar. Resolution: letter summarizing the results of most recent samplign and analyses mailed to Mr. Waller. No impacts noted in current testing nor were any significant changes in major ion compositon noted over the last five years.
  • Date Received: Oct. 1, 2010 Document No.: 200274541 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Waller is concerned about possible impacts to shallow groundwater in his domestica well form upstream discharges and pit associated with CBM operations. Resolution: Summary letter mailed to Mr. Waller. No impacts from CBM operations including permitted discharge noted in analytical data.
  • Date Received: Aug. 23, 2010 Document No.: 200274735 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Wayne Pollard came into the Rifle COGCC office to request that his two domestic water wells be sampled prior to Antero drilling a well on adjacent property. Resolution: No oil & gas impacts found during domestic well sampling. Closed per A. Fischer by D. Andrews. Refer to Doc. # 01667679
  • Date Received: Aug. 23, 2010 Document No.: 200276199 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Pollard requested that his second water well be sampled, as Antero will be drilling nearby soon. Resolution: No oil & gas impacts found during domestic well sampling. Closed per A. Fischer by D. Andrews. Refer to Doc. # 01667679
  • Date Received: Aug. 25, 2010 Document No.: 200276200 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Tamburello requested that his two water wells be sampled prior to Antero drilling nearby begins. Resolution: SUMMARY LETTER SENT TO LANDOWNER.
  • Date Received: Aug. 25, 2010 Document No.: 200276201 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Tamburello requested that his second well be sampled prior to Antero drilling begins nearby. Resolution: SUMMARY LETTER SENT TO LANDOWNER.
  • Date Received: Aug. 30, 2010 Document No.: 200276203 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Roark called to request that his water well be sampled prior to Antero drilling nearby. Resolution: SUMMARY LETTER SENT TO LANDOWNER.
  • Date Received: Oct. 8, 2010 Document No.: 200276750 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant lives next to a field where drilling fluids are being dumped. Estimates that it is a 50 to 80 acre wheat field where hundreds of loads of solids and fluids have been dumped for the last 2-years. The material has not been incorporated into native soil. Material is being trucked in dump trucks and tanker trucks. Noted company signs on some trucks operated by Ensign & Integrity. Believes the fluids are coming from the 70 Ranch. Field is located 0.25-miles east of CR 61 off south side of Hwy 34. Property owner may be Carlson. Resolution: NOAV issued to Bonanza Creek Energy Operating Company for improper land application of bentonitic drilling fluids. Material had been placed greater than 3-inches in areas and was not incorporated within 10-days of application. NOAV required incorporation of fluids into native soil within 10-days and submittal of waste generator information and documentation that fluids do not contain contaminants in excess of Table 910-1 levels.
  • Date Received: Aug. 17, 2010 Document No.: 200277433 SURFACE WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: During a field trip to West Divide Creek on Lisa Bracken's property, vigourous bubbling was observed from the bed of West Divide Creek when the creekbed was walked upon. Resolution: Complaint closed per the October 19, 2010 letter and associated data to Ms. Lisa Bracken. A. Fischer February 9, 2015.
  • Date Received: Oct. 18, 2010 Document No.: 200277684 DUST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Would you be able to help with this problem. I live on county road 342 Fairview and Hwy 330E just into Mesa County. Oxy is operating wells in the area and hasn't done any maintenance on the road this summer. I have spoke Oxy and Mesa county and still have the issue. OXY is complaining that most of the traffic isn't theirs and it's not their problem. Resolution: Oxy appliled Mag Chloride.
  • Date Received: Oct. 26, 2010 Document No.: 200280234 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Well water tested 20.57 mg/l methane in September. Test requested by renter living in home and OK'd by owner. Wants to know what this is from. Did not think it existed in the past. Resolution: Home going to auction - new homeowner's pending. COGCC contact information for follow-up relayed to bank and auction house. No one living in home right now. Awaiting contact from new owner and/or bank. Will initiate a new complaint under new name at that time.
  • Date Received: Oct. 29, 2010 Document No.: 200281727 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Pumping units in oilfield are generating too much noise Resolution: Issued NOAV
  • Date Received: Nov. 1, 2010 Document No.: 200281807 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Gena Vale called to request that COGCC collect samples from her domestic well to establish basleine conditions in advance of any oil and gas development in the area. Resolution: Samples collected and analyzed. No constituents of concern detected. Letter sent.
  • Date Received: Nov. 1, 2010 Document No.: 200282140 SOIL CONTAMINATION Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complaint alleges "several barrels of oil" spilled on Javernick Oil lease in "section 21". See attached document #02021108 Resolution: Field inspection on 10/28/2010 of all wells in section 21 reveals no evidence of a "several barrel" spill of oil. There was a small amount of stained dirt on the tank pad are at the Fee 5 350. However this would be considered a deminimus amount and according to Mr. Javernick is being remediated.
  • Date Received: Nov. 2, 2010 Document No.: 200282150 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: PDC plans 8 wells on property adjacent to Simmons property. Simmons would like baseline samples collected from his water well. Resolution: Subject permits adjacent to complainant property were abandoned (AL) in April 2011. Wells were repermitted in May 2011 on complainant's property, and subsequently abandoned in August 2012. 1 horizontal evaluation well was permitted (August 2012) moved in consultation with complainant and drilled on complainant's property in December 2012. No further requests for groundwater sampling were made during onsite consultation. No samples were collected by COGCC. Complaint closed administratively during review of unresolved complaints February 2015 - GPD
  • Date Received: Nov. 1, 2010 Document No.: 200282152 SPILLS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Caller had heard of truck drivers being fired for not dumping waste in Gibson Gulch and that others were hired who did dump waste into Gibson Gulch. Caller wanted to know what COGCC was doing and why the public was not informed. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Nov. 1, 2010 Document No.: 200282160 SPILLS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Caller reported that she was stopped at intersection beside Stop & Save on Highway 133 near Paonia, when a tractor trailer, going west on Highway 133, with 'huge horizontal drums' (cylindrical tanks) on it, that had liquid leaking out of the back tank as the truck drove along. She reported that the two back tire sets were drenched in the liquid and were spattering the liguid as the truck drove along. She reported that it was a 'dirty white tractor rig' but she did not get the company name or the license plate number. After the truck passed, she checked the fluid on the road by touching it. She reported the fluid had viscosity and smelled funny. She has called the EPA hotline to report and Bruce Bertram, Delta County coordinator for oil & gas, and the State Patrol. Caller suggested that trucks such as this should have signs on the back like "If I am leaking, call this number", much like the "How am I driving?" signs that are on many big trucks. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Oct. 14, 2010 Document No.: 200282170 SPILLS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Caller wants to know why the public wasn't informed and what the COGCC is doing about Antero dumping waste in Gibson Gulch draw? She reported that she heard three truck drivers were fired by Antero because they refused to dump waste into Gibson Gulch, but they were replaced with others who did dump waste into Gibson Gulch. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Nov. 15, 2010 Document No.: 200284005 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Bill Irwin of the Navajo Ranch Homeowner's Association submitted a letter requesting baseline water quality sampling of wells belonging to the Association or the Navajo Ranch Water District due to his concerns about potential drilling in the subdivision or upstream of the alluvial channel where most of the water wells were drilled. Resolution: Summary letter with baseline results sent to Mr. Baldwin of the Navajo Western Water District. No observed impacts from oil and gas activities at this time.
  • Date Received: Nov. 12, 2010 Document No.: 200284500 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Ida called qith a question on her royalty check; she has not been receiving them for some time. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Nov. 22, 2010 Document No.: 200284636 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant noticed unusual odor & taste in water recently and is concerned that it could be related to oil & gas activity in the vicinity of their property. Complainant also believes that the water is causing skin irritation. Resolution: TDS and pH exceeded the CDPHE secondary drinking water standard. The result for sulfate was the same as the CDPHE standard. None of the other analyzed constituents exceeded the CDPHE primary or secondary drinking water standards. The water sample did not contain the organic compounds benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene or xylenes, which are often associated with contamination from petroleum hydrocarbons. The water sample contained a trace of methane less than the theoretical threshold level of 1.1 mg/L that could result in accumulation of methane in confined, unventilated spaces and potentially be explosive. The overall quality of the water is similar to water produced from other water wells in Weld County, Colorado. Based on the available information gathered to date, there are no indications of oil & gas related impacts to the water well.
  • Date Received: Oct. 19, 2010 Document No.: 200285191 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner requested that her well be sampled prior to drilling commencing nearby. Resolution: SUMMARY LETTER SENT TO LANDOWNER.
  • Date Received: Oct. 19, 2010 Document No.: 200285192 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Land owner requested that her second well be sampled prior to drilling nearby Resolution: SUMMARY LETTER SENT TO LANDOWNER.
  • Date Received: Oct. 19, 2010 Document No.: 200285193 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Land owner called to request that the stream going through her property, serving her livestock, be sampled prior to drilling activity in the area. Resolution: SUMMARY LETTER SENT TO LANDOWNER.
  • Date Received: Oct. 20, 2010 Document No.: 200285194 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner called to request that his domestic well be sampled prior to drilling activities in the area. Resolution: SUMMARY LETTER SENT TO LANDOWNER.
  • Date Received: Nov. 30, 2010 Document No.: 200285224 OPERATOR RELATIONSHIP Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Rubicon operations are in violatio of SUA. Production facilities not adequately addressed in SUA. More equipment than typical for th earea. Power line installed without consultation. Excess surface disturbance. Resolution: Dispute between operator and landowner is outside the jurisdiction of the COGCC.
  • Date Received: Nov. 30, 2010 Document No.: 200285368 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Bill Strudley reported rotten egg smell coming from his tap water (from domestic water well) when he returned from out of town last night. Resolution: Letter discussing results of analytical sample was sent via certified mail to the Strudleys. Laboratory analysis of well water did not indicate any impact from oil and gas activities nearby. Bacterial analyses did indicate that bacteria are present in water well. Brochures regarding common problems with domestic well systems and treatments for them were included in the letter. Certified mail receipt shows letter received by Strudleys on 12/24/2010.
  • Date Received: Dec. 21, 2010 Document No.: 200288794 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Marcy Hart contacted COGCC regarding a request to obtain baseline samples from their domestic water well in advance of oil and gas activity related to the Niobrara Formation in Elbert County Resolution: Laboratory analysis of water samples collected 12/22/2010 showed no consituents of concern present.
  • Date Received: Dec. 21, 2010 Document No.: 200288862 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mrs. Hall called expressing concern about the impacts of potential oil and gas development related to the Niobrara play in Elbert County and requested that COGCC sample approximately 30 wells in the subdivision. COGCC suggested that a group of 5 wells in the area wuld provide sufficient data to characterize overall groundwater quality in the area. COGCC agreed to meet Mrs. Hall on 12/22 to discuss her concerns and determine the appropriate points for sample collection. Resolution: Lindblom met with Ms. Hall at property and discussed COGCC rules regarding regarding environmental protection and the permitting process. Ms. Hall decided to postpone baseline sampling until permits are received by COGCC.
  • Date Received: Dec. 23, 2010 Document No.: 200290044 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Low rumbling, thunder-like noises, lasting about 10 seconds, and repeating at intervals of 5-10 minutes between. Seems like noises are coming from the west, possibly around Schwartz or Price well pads, maybe a little north of them. Rumbling started about 12:30pm 12/23/2010 and is ongoing at 14:30 12/23/2010. Landowner concerned that something abnormal is occurring at an oil and gas well. Weather is semi-sunny, temp about 50, no thunderstorms occurring. Resolution: Duplicate of Complaint 200290045. Complaint closed.
  • Date Received: Dec. 23, 2010 Document No.: 200290045 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner on 6500 Road, south of Silt, is hearing low rumbling (thunder-like) that lasts about 10 seconds, and repeats at 5-10 minute intervals. Sounds like it's coming from west of her property, possibly from near Schwartz or Price well pads or maybe north of them. Landowner is concerned that a pressure problem is developing on a well. Resolution: Area searched, no noise noted. Operator contacted. Complaint closed by Annie Eckman.
  • Date Received: Oct. 27, 2010 Document No.: 200290084 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner requested that his water well be sampled prior to drilling activity nearby. Resolution: No impacts to domestic well found in baseline sampling. Closed by A. Eckman
  • Date Received: Oct. 29, 2010 Document No.: 200290087 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner requested that his well be sampled prior to drilling activity nearby. Resolution: Water well sampling done in response to request by landowner to establish baseline conditions prior to O&G drilling in area. No impacts found, see doc #2231130. A. Eckman for A. Fischer.
  • Date Received: Nov. 1, 2010 Document No.: 200290089 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner requested that their water well be sampled prior to drilling activity nearby. Resolution: No oil and gas impacts found during domestic water well sampling. Per A. Fischer by D. Andrews. Refer to Doc No. 1667686
  • Date Received: Oct. 28, 2010 Document No.: 200290090 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner requested that their well be sampled prior to drilling activity nearby. Resolution: At present there is no data that would indicate the water quality in your well has been impacted by nearby oil and natural gas drilling and operations PER letter by Linda Spry O'Rourke 10/19/2012
  • Date Received: Oct. 27, 2010 Document No.: 200290092 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner requests that their water well be sampled prior to drilling nearby begins. Resolution: SUMMARY LETTER SENT TO LANDOWNER.
  • Date Received: Oct. 27, 2010 Document No.: 200290113 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner requested that his water well be sampled prior to drilling in the area. Resolution: At present there is no data that would indicate the water quality in your well has been impacted by nearby oil and natural gas drilling and operations PER letter by Linda Spry O'Rourke dated June 28, 2012.
  • Date Received: Nov. 9, 2010 Document No.: 200290154 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Request to sample domestic water well; landowner concerned it may be impacted by nearby drilling activity. Facility number 703240 for water well. Resolution: No impacts to water well by O&G activites per letter by Linda Spry O'Rourke dated 2/4/2011.
  • Date Received: Nov. 16, 2010 Document No.: 200290183 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner requests that his water well be sampled before drilling nearby begins. Resolution: No impact to domestic well by O&G activities. Closed by A. Eckman.
  • Date Received: Nov. 18, 2010 Document No.: 200290185 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner requests that his well be sampled before drilling begins nearby. Resolution: Letter send to landowner with water well sampling results indicating no impacts from O&G drilling (Document #1667677). A. Eckman for A. Fischer 2/20/13
  • Date Received: Dec. 29, 2010 Document No.: 200290310 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Domestic water well had strong odors, sometimes dark purple water comes out of faucets in house. Lee reports that goats raised for milk and cheese are having a high rate of birth defects. Concerned that Antero facility ~650 feet away is affecting them. Resolution: No impacts to domestic well from O&G activity found. See doc #1667684. A Eckman for A Fischer 5/6/2013
  • Date Received: Jan. 3, 2011 Document No.: 200290641 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Fiona Lloyd sent an email stating that there was a terrible smell of fuel oil (or something like it) at her house at 11.15 am (on Thursday, December 30, 2010). She asked if COGCC could ivestigate. Fiona Lloyd Juniper Ridge Ranch 1491 CR 237 Silt Co 81652 home 970 876 0268 cell 970 989 8273 Resolution: No violations found
  • Date Received: Jan. 11, 2011 Document No.: 200291810 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: OFTEN EXPERIENCE THE ODORS OF OIL AND GAS FACILITIES AT OUR HOUSE AND AT VARIOUS LOCATION ON OUR RANCH. THE ODORS ARE ESPECIALLY NOTICABLE ON WEEKENDS. WILLIAMS FACLITIES IN 2,1,11,12 T6S, R96W Resolution: Noav issued.
  • Date Received: Jan. 18, 2011 Document No.: 200292575 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner would like baseline sampling of her well. She reports that a gas well has been drilled a little less a mile east of her, and permits are in place for a gas well about a mile north of her location. Resolution: No oil & gas impacts found during domestic well sampling. Closed per A. Fischer by D. Andrews. Refer to Doc. # 01667683
  • Date Received: Jan. 19, 2011 Document No.: 200292591 TRASH Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Jolly states there are empty paint buckets, wooden spools, junk boards, cardboard boxes and electric fence wire left on locations in the Jolly Ranch Resolution: NOAV's issued for trash found at following leases (with NOAV document): Jolly Ranch 2-1 (200292673), Jolly Ranch 4-13 (200292691), Jolly Ranch 10-1 SWD (200292693).
  • Date Received: Jan. 20, 2011 Document No.: 200292667 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Request for one of three wells serving Asguard subdivision have baseline sampling conducted. due to proximity of planned gas well. Resolution: No oil & gas impacts found during domestic well sampling. Closed per A. Fischer by D. Andrews. Refer to Doc. # 01667681
  • Date Received: Jan. 20, 2011 Document No.: 200292670 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Request for second of three wells serving Asguard subdivision have baseline sampling conducted. due to proximity of planned gas well. Resolution: No oil & gas impacts found during domestic well sampling. Closed per A. Fischer by D. Andrews. Refer to Doc. # 01667681
  • Date Received: Jan. 20, 2011 Document No.: 200292671 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Request for third of three wells serving Asguard subdivision have baseline sampling conducted. due to proximity of planned gas well. Resolution: No oil & gas impacts found during domestic well sampling. Closed per A. Fischer by D. Andrews. Refer to Doc. # 01667681
  • Date Received: Jan. 24, 2011 Document No.: 200292857 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner wants his well tested prior to drilling nearby. Resolution: No oil & gas impacts found during domestic well sampling. Closed per A. Fischer by A Eckman. Refer to doc # 01667687
  • Date Received: Dec. 28, 2010 Document No.: 200292915 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner contacted COGCC and requested that baseline water samples be collected from the domestic well (permit #159680). Resolution: Laboratory analysis showed no constituents above WQCC standards.
  • Date Received: Jan. 25, 2011 Document No.: 200292957 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner contacted COGCC and requested that baseline water samples be collected from the domestic well (permit #163662). Resolution: No analytes detected above WQCC standards.
  • Date Received: Dec. 23, 2010 Document No.: 200292966 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner contacted COGCC and requested that baseline water samples be collected from the domestic well (permit #194346?). Resolution: Letter sent. No oil and gas impacts noted. Overall water quality very good.
  • Date Received: Dec. 23, 2010 Document No.: 200292988 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner contacted COGCC and requested that baseline water samples be collected from the domestic well (permit #210069). Resolution: Laboratory and field data indicate no oil and gas related impacts. Overall water quality good.
  • Date Received: Dec. 23, 2010 Document No.: 200292990 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner contacted COGCC and requested that baseline water samples be collected from the domestic well (permit #177117). Resolution: Water sampled 1/12/2011. No oil and gas impacts noted. Good water quality.
  • Date Received: Dec. 28, 2010 Document No.: 200292992 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner contacted COGCC and requested that baseline water samples be collected from the domestic well (permit #189407). Resolution: Overall water quality good. No oil and gas impacts noted.
  • Date Received: Jan. 3, 2011 Document No.: 200292994 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner contacted COGCC and requested that baseline water samples be collected from the domestic well (permit #5883). Resolution: Letter sent. No oil and gas related impacts noted in laboratory or field data. Overall water quality very good.
  • Date Received: Jan. 5, 2011 Document No.: 200293007 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner contacted COGCC and requested that baseline water samples be collected from the domestic well (permit #197443). Resolution: Letter sent. No O&G related impacts noted.
  • Date Received: Jan. 13, 2011 Document No.: 200293024 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner contacted COGCC and requested that baseline water samples be collected from the domestic well. Resolution: Letter sent. No oil and gas related impacts noted.
  • Date Received: Feb. 8, 2011 Document No.: 200295273 SPILLS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant said that "drilling sludge" was released on Weld County Road 51 between Galeton and Hwy 14 (7N64W). Release happened on 2/7/11 sometime before 13:00. A person came back with a skid-steer and bladed the material into the road ditch. Complainant talked to equipment operator who said the material was "drilling sludge." The complainant did not get a company name. Material was reportedly released over a 3-mile section of the road. Complainant is concerned about possible contamination to property. Resolution: The generator of the spilled material was never identified. It could never be shown that the material was E&P waste. Noble Energy voluntarily cleaned the material from the shoulder of the road even though the spill was not related to any of their operations. Inspection performed on 2/15/11 documented that no residual material from spill remained on shoulder.
  • Date Received: Jan. 19, 2011 Document No.: 200296307 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Mike Miller contacted COGCC requesting baseline samples from his water well in advance of oil and gas development in the area. NWNW Sec. 13 T7S R64W. Permit number 183773, Depth 365 ft. Only sample location is after pressure tank near well head. Resolution: Discussed with landowner that COGCC has one pending permit application in Elbert County in T6S R64W. At this time, will give priority to sampling wells in proximity to the pending permit. Provided website guidance and how to search for pending permits and how to search via MapGuide. Noted that COGCC would be happy to assist with providing sample parameters and lab contact information.
  • Date Received: Feb. 14, 2011 Document No.: 200296310 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Baker called to request base line water samples from his well and will have other neighbors send in requestst also. This request is in response to a permit application filed by Renegade (#1633021). Resolution: Letter sent 6/23/2011. Complaint closed.
  • Date Received: Feb. 14, 2011 Document No.: 200296317 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Caller has some questions regarding fracing that Noble Energy might be doing and how that could impact the environment. Caller is a part-royalty owner and is considering if she wants to remain such. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Feb. 10, 2011 Document No.: 200296387 ONSITE INSPECTION REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Received onsite request from landowner. Contacted landowner. No specific issues a t his time but wanted opportunity to have onsite if SUA negotiations do not work out. Resolution: Complaint closed. Memo sent to landowner and Andy Peterson.
  • Date Received: Feb. 17, 2011 Document No.: 200296411 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Due to past water well complaint, COGCC collected sample from well in July 2008 (Ref Complaint #200192755). Results indicated biogenic methane unrelated to O&G. Complainant has noticed a change in water since last sample described as a different odor. Also, she is concerned that neighbors say their water gets murky everytime there is drilling in the area and she is concerned about reports of diesel being used for fracing. Resolution: The water sample did not contain concentrations of VOCs, SVOCs or TPH above the method detection limits. The composition of gas in the water is not similar to the composition of natural gas produced from deeper formations such as the Niobrara, Codell or J Sand. The isotopic composition of the methane in the well indicates biogenic gas unrelated to thermogenic gas produced from gas wells in the vicinity. In addition, the isotopic composition of the gas is similar to other samples collected from domestic water wells completed in the Laramie-Fox Hills in the vicinity of the Brenimer water well. Based on the information gathered to date, there are no indications of oil & gas related impacts to the water well. Reference summary letter document #2213153.
  • Date Received: Feb. 17, 2011 Document No.: 200296426 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Received request for baseline water sampling. Resolution: Discussed with landowner that COGCC has one pending permit application in Elbert County in T6S R64W. At this time, will give priority to sampling wells in proximity to the pending permit. Provided website guidance and how to search for pending permits and how to search via MapGuide. Noted that COGCC would be happy to assist with providing sample parameters and lab contact information.
  • Date Received: Feb. 17, 2011 Document No.: 200296428 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Received request for baseline water sampling. SWSE 12 6S 64W. Permit number 4814. Resolution: Discussed with landowner that COGCC has one pending permit application in Elbert County in T6S R64W. At this time, will give priority to sampling wells in proximity to the pending permit. Provided website guidance and how to search for pending permits and how to search via MapGuide. Noted that COGCC would be happy to assist with providing sample parameters and lab contact information.
  • Date Received: Feb. 17, 2011 Document No.: 200296430 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Received request for baseline water sampling. NESE 18 6S 64W. Permit numbe 113709. Resolution: Closed complaint 5/7/15 based on notes from Steve Lindblom, who handled this complaint in 2011. Steve's notes say "Discussed with landowner that COGCC has one pending permit application in Elbert County in T6S R64W. At this time, will give priority to sampling wells in proximity to the pending permit. Provided website guidance and how to search for pending permits and how to search via MapGuide. Noted that COGCC would be happy to assist with providing sample parameters and lab contact information."
  • Date Received: Feb. 17, 2011 Document No.: 200296431 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Received request for baseline water sampling. NWSW 1 6S 64W. Permit number 223037. Resolution: Letter sent 6/23/2011. Complaint closed
  • Date Received: Feb. 17, 2011 Document No.: 200296432 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Received request for baseline water sample. NESW 2 6S 64W. Permit number 222482. Resolution: Letter sent 6/24/2011. Complaint closed
  • Date Received: Feb. 17, 2011 Document No.: 200296433 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Received request for baseline water sampling. SESW 2 6S 64W. Permit number 242181. Resolution: Water quality was found to be outstanding
  • Date Received: Feb. 17, 2011 Document No.: 200296434 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Received request for baseline water sampling. SESW 2 6S 64W. Permit number 223653. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Feb. 17, 2011 Document No.: 200296435 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Received request for baseline water sampling. NESE 18 6S 64W. Permit number 181427. Resolution: Discussed with landowner that COGCC has one pending permit application in Elbert County in T6S R64W. At this time, will give priority to sampling wells in proximity to the pending permit. Provided website guidance and how to search for pending permits and how to search via MapGuide. Noted that COGCC would be happy to assist with providing sample parameters and lab contact information.
  • Date Received: Feb. 17, 2011 Document No.: 200296436 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Received request for baseline water sampling. SESW 18 6S 64W. Permit number 220283. Resolution: Discussed with landowner that COGCC has one pending permit application in Elbert County in T6S R64W. At this time, will give priority to sampling wells in proximity to the pending permit. Provided website guidance and how to search for pending permits and how to search via MapGuide. Noted that COGCC would be happy to assist with providing sample parameters and lab contact information. Baseline and post drilling sampling are part of the mineral lease.
  • Date Received: Feb. 17, 2011 Document No.: 200296437 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Received request for baseline sampling. NWSE 18 6S 64W. Permit number 175947. Resolution: Discussed with landowner that COGCC has one pending permit application in Elbert County in T6S R64W. At this time, will give priority to sampling wells in proximity to the pending permit. Provided website guidance and how to search for pending permits and how to search via MapGuide. Noted that COGCC would be happy to assist with providing sample parameters and lab contact information.
  • Date Received: Feb. 17, 2011 Document No.: 200296438 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Received request for baseline water sampling. NESE 18 6S 64W. Permit number 140929. Resolution: Discussed with landowner that COGCC has one pending permit application in Elbert County in T6S R64W. At this time, will give priority to sampling wells in proximity to the pending permit. Provided website guidance and how to search for pending permits and how to search via MapGuide. Noted that COGCC would be happy to assist with providing sample parameters and lab contact information.
  • Date Received: Feb. 17, 2011 Document No.: 200296439 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Received request for baseline water sampling. NWNE 18 6S 64W. Permit number 143602. Resolution: Received request for baseline water sampling. NWNE 18 6S 64W. Permit number 143602. February 16, 2011
  • Date Received: Feb. 17, 2011 Document No.: 200296442 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Recveived request for baseline water sampling. NWSW 14 6S 65W. Permit number 129782. Resolution: Discussed with landowner that COGCC has one pending permit application in Elbert County in T6S R64W. At this time, will give priority to sampling wells in proximity to the pending permit. Provided website guidance and how to search for pending permits and how to search via MapGuide. Noted that COGCC would be happy to assist with providing sample parameters and lab contact information. 2/16/2011
  • Date Received: Feb. 17, 2011 Document No.: 200296444 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Received request for baseline water sampling. NWSW 1 6S 64W. Permit number 222785. Resolution: Letter sent 7/5/2011. Complaint closed.
  • Date Received: Feb. 17, 2011 Document No.: 200296445 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Received request for baseline water sampling. SWNE 26 6S 65W. Permit number 165959. Resolution: Discussed with landowner that COGCC has one pending permit application in Elbert County in T6S R64W. At this time, will give priority to sampling wells in proximity to the pending permit. Provided website guidance and how to search for pending permits and how to search via MapGuide. Noted that COGCC would be happy to assist with providing sample parameters and lab contact information.2/15/2011
  • Date Received: Feb. 17, 2011 Document No.: 200296446 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Received request for baseline water sampling. SWNE 2 6S 64W. Permit number 233852. Resolution: Received request for baseline water sampling. SWNE 2 6S 64W. Permit number 233852. 2/15/2011
  • Date Received: Feb. 17, 2011 Document No.: 200296450 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Received request for baseline water sampling. SWNW 14 6S 65W. Permit number 99299. Resolution: Discussed with landowner that COGCC has one pending permit application in Elbert County in T6S R64W. At this time, will give priority to sampling wells in proximity to the pending permit. Provided website guidance and how to search for pending permits and how to search via MapGuide. Noted that COGCC would be happy to assist with providing sample parameters and lab contact information.
  • Date Received: Feb. 17, 2011 Document No.: 200296486 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Received request for baseline water sampling. NESW 10 6S 65 W. Permit number 45215. Resolution: Discussed with landowner that COGCC has one pending permit application in Elbert County in T6S R64W. At this time, will give priority to sampling wells in proximity to the pending permit. Provided website guidance and how to search for pending permits and how to search via MapGuide. Noted that COGCC would be happy to assist with providing sample parameters and lab contact information.
  • Date Received: Feb. 17, 2011 Document No.: 200296492 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Received request for baselione water sampling. NWSW 10 6S 65W. Permit number 045869-F. Resolution: Received request for baselione water sampling. NWSW 10 6S 65W. Permit number 045869-F.
  • Date Received: Feb. 17, 2011 Document No.: 200296496 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Received request for baseline water sampling. NESE 18 6S 64W. Permit number 108107 Resolution: Discussed with landowner that COGCC has one pending permit application in Elbert County in T6S R64W. At this time, will give priority to sampling wells in proximity to the pending permit. Provided website guidance and how to search for pending permits and how to search via MapGuide. Noted that COGCC would be happy to assist with providing sample parameters and lab contact information.
  • Date Received: Feb. 24, 2011 Document No.: 200297571 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant has had issues with odor in basement dating back to 2006. Odors were described as sewer odor until 2007 at which time it went away. In 2008 a new odor was described as gas smell. Complainant believes that the changes in odor correspond with drilling of nearby gas well. A radon mitigation system was recently installed over sump in basement and odor has subsided. Complainant is still concerned that gas could be getting into basement and is now being vented outside towards neighbors houses. Several other houses in development have had similar problems. Resolution: No indication of natural gas in exhaust of mitigation system from complainants basement. No evidence of problems with O&G wells in vicinity that could be source of odor. No evidence that suggests odors are related to O&G activity in any way.
  • Date Received: Feb. 28, 2011 Document No.: 200298250 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Water well owner would like to have their water well sampled. Well has odor. Resolution: Analysis results from water well sampling shows no impacts from oil & gas operations on water well.
  • Date Received: March 10, 2011 Document No.: 200300643 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Water well has gas in it. Tested for methane = 25.75 mg/l CH4. Resolution: Gas from area gas wells (BH, INT, PR) does not match Cox gas. Will continue to assess new data as it becomes available but unable to link the Cox gas to area gas production wells. Most similar to a nearby domestic water well.
  • Date Received: March 10, 2011 Document No.: 200300646 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Concerned vicinity gas wells might be impacting her water well. Resolution: No evidence of O&G impacts to well water. See document #1733495 for details. NFA.
  • Date Received: March 14, 2011 Document No.: 200300863 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner requests baseline water well sampling prior to O&G development in the area. Resolution: Landowner requests baseline water well sampling prior to O&G development in the area.
  • Date Received: March 14, 2011 Document No.: 200300894 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: COGCC Hotline received 2 calls from residents of Sagebrush Sub in Firestone concnering noise. Load banging, going on and on, overnight, can't sleep. Operation has been going on for some. Clanging went on through night, even with TV it was really really loud. Resolution:
  • Date Received: March 18, 2011 Document No.: 200302305 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: D Kubeczko received phone call from Nate Dutton (970) 285-1920 at about 9 a.m. 3/18. He was very agitated (1) by noise/venting from "Wallace Creek Compressor" and (2) the perceived non-responsiveness of the COGCC personnel. The compressor was extremely loud, scaring his horses. Mr. Dutton lives ~ 1/4 mile east of the facility. (306 Road, south of I-70). (He lives within 1/4 mile of the Mesa county Line, but I think his residence is in GarCo). "Someone (from COGCC) needs to step up the plate" in regards keeping the operators (Noble, in this case) from violating noise/air quality like they do. Resolution:
  • Date Received: March 29, 2011 Document No.: 200305284 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner called to request baseline water sampling in advance of O&G development in the area. SE Section 10 T6S R64W. Water well permit number 46180-F. Resolution: Letter sent 7/5/2011. Complaint closed
  • Date Received: March 29, 2011 Document No.: 200305286 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner called to request baseline water sampling in advance of O&G development in the area. NWSW Section 1 T6S R64W. Water well permit number 223038. Resolution: Letter sent 7/5/2011. Complaint closed
  • Date Received: March 29, 2011 Document No.: 200305287 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner called to request baseline water sampling in advance of O&G development in the area. NESE Section 14 T6S R64W. Water well permit number 60420-F. Resolution: Landowner called to request baseline water sampling in advance of O&G development in the area. NESE Section 14 T6S R64W. Water well permit number 60420-F.
  • Date Received: March 29, 2011 Document No.: 200305288 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner called to request baseline water sampling in advance of O&G development in the area. NESE Section 2 T6S R64W. Water well permit number 220636. Resolution: Letter sent 7/6/2011. Complaint closed
  • Date Received: March 29, 2011 Document No.: 200305289 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner called to request baseline water sampling in advance of O&G development in the area. SWNE Section 2 T6S R64W. Water well permit number 222483. Resolution: Letter sent 7/6/2011. Complaint closed
  • Date Received: March 29, 2011 Document No.: 200305318 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner called to request baseline water sampling in advance of O&G development in the area. NWNW Section 1 T6S R64W. Water well permit number 235850. Resolution: Letter sent 7/6/2011. Complaint closed
  • Date Received: March 29, 2011 Document No.: 200305385 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner called to request baseline water sampling in advance of O&G development in the area. SE Section 18 T6S R64W. water well permit number 214337. Resolution: Discussed with landowner that COGCC has one pending permit application in Elbert County in T6S R64W. At this time, will give priority to sampling wells in proximity to the pending permit. Provided website guidance and how to search for pending permits and how to search via MapGuide. Noted that COGCC would be happy to assist with providing sample parameters and lab contact information
  • Date Received: March 31, 2011 Document No.: 200305751 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner called to request baseline water sampling in advance of O&G development in the area. SE 18 6S 64W. Water well permit number 214337. Resolution:
  • Date Received: March 31, 2011 Document No.: 200306018 LIGHTING Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Northern Colorado Astronomical Society is stating lights are not being sheilded. Resolution: Operator is willing to work with the NCAS, contact information was given to complaintant to express concerns, if they are still present.
  • Date Received: April 6, 2011 Document No.: 200306752 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: EPA-Chuck Tinsly called saying a women complained to him about water trucks travelling from a location south of Grover into Greeley. She followed the trucks to a point where they connected to hoses near the 32 well pad on 29th Street SE Greeley. Resolution: Chuck Tinsley-EPA
  • Date Received: April 3, 2011 Document No.: 200306878 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Land owner stated that on4/2/11 his pond was off colored and had an odor. Land owner reported that there was a dead fish and a dead bird next to the pond. Land owner provided pictures and a sample of the water on 4/3/11. Resolution: Braden head pressure checked on wells in the area. No violation found.
  • Date Received: March 8, 2011 Document No.: 200307461 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Lisa Bracken PO Box 30 Silt, CO 81652 Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Linda Spry O’Rourk Environmental Protection specialist II 707 Wapiti Ct., suite 204 Rifle,CO 81650 March 08, 2011 Re: Complaint of thermogenic gas expressing into West Divide Creek Dear Mrs. O’Rourk, I am writing to inform the COGCC and other interested parties with jurisdiction in this matter, of the recently discovered presence of what appears to be thermogenic gas in West Divide Creek. Results from a soil/gas survey conducted on September 03, 2010 by Vista Geo-Science and EnCana Oil and Gas USA reveal the presence of heavier hydrocarbons together with a higher concentration of methane. These heavier hydrocarbons include ethane, propane, butanes and pentanes. Whereas EnCana has characterized this gas as “biogenic”, a July 2008 letter from Mr. Chesson of the COGCC stated: >>Begin letter<< "As you know since 2004, the COGCC staff has responded to your concerns about potential gas seepage along West Divide Creek on your property and to date we have not found any indication that the seepage you have observed is related to oil and gas activity. Last year both EnCana and COGCC investigated a similar allegation and samples were collected in November and December 2007. In 2004, I personally collected gas samples from your beaver ponds and at other locations of concern to you. Since 2004, samples have been collected at 9 different locations. These samples have been collected by COGCC staff and 3rd party consultants on behalf of EnCana. These samples have been analyzed for a variety of parameters including natural gas compounds (methane, ethane, propane, butane, pentane, hexanes), heavier hydrocarbon compounds including benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylenes (BTEX), stable isotopes of methane, bacteria (iron related, sulfate reducing, and slime), major anions and cations, and other field and laboratory tests. To date, BTEX compounds have not been detected in any of the samples. Although methane has been detected, s Resolution: Complaint closed per Document Numbers: <br> <br>2437123 Rule Engineering 1/28/15 Status Report <br>400760870 Approved Sundry Submittal of Well Abandonment documentation <br>2313734 Monitoring Well Abandonment Form <br>2313735 Monitoring Well Abandonment Spreadsheet <br>1949129 Conditionally Approved Sundry proposing modifications to remediation program (reduction in sampling points and frequency and shut-off of air sparging system) . <br> <br>A. Fischer February 12, 2015
  • Date Received: April 18, 2011 Document No.: 200307796 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Garfield County received a complaint, left on Friday 4/15/2011 regarding the Baily compressor station noise level being high. Garfield County personnel have visited the site and feel that the noise level is higher than it should be, however windy conditions are making exact noise levels difficult to obtain. Resolution:
  • Date Received: April 26, 2011 Document No.: 200308337 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Water well owner requested sample for baseline purposes. Apollo Operating has staked well locations on their property. There are also several producing O&G wells within 1-mile radius of water well located in SWSW Sec 20, T-7-N, R-64-W, Weld County. Resolution: Water quality results do not indicate any impacts related to existing oil & gas operations in vicinity. Summary letter sent on 5/25/11.
  • Date Received: May 2, 2011 Document No.: 200309041 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Water well owner requested baseline analysis. Lives approximately 1-mile from the Pawne 2-16-1 (123-31432). Resolution: Water quality results are consistent with other samples collected by COGCC in vicinity. No indication of water quality impacts associated with oil & gas.
  • Date Received: May 3, 2011 Document No.: 200309349 PIPELINE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Daryl Cox called to report a leaking pipeline, located 1/2 mile from CR 320 up Porcupine Creek Road, where the overhead transmission lines cross the road. He reported there were three steel pipelines lying on the surface and they were actively leaking. Resolution:
  • Date Received: May 18, 2011 Document No.: 200310558 STORMWATER BMPs Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Platte called about Noble "5" acre pad near wetland. Runoff causing problems with wetland and pond. Resolution:
  • Date Received: May 19, 2011 Document No.: 200310601 SETBACKS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: phone call received by OGCC operator regarding staked location for new well in tank battery near adjacent property owner Resolution: contacted operators - Great Western and Bayswater to locate facilities in coordination with neighbors to extent possible. Instructed the complainant how to view and comment on pending Form 2As.
  • Date Received: May 20, 2011 Document No.: 200310606 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Bueland plans to build additional structures on his property. he was told by Adams county Planning to send notice to COGCC. Resolution: Information sent on well lcoations in 5,1S,67W. Including "select" and aerial photo map.
  • Date Received: May 27, 2011 Document No.: 200311209 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner called to request baseline water sampling in advance of oil and gas activities in the area. Location is SWNW section 2 T6S R64W. Water well permit number 234870. Resolution: Steve Lindblom sent letter to complainants July 6, 2011 (Doc # 200311209). Administratively closed 5/23/2015.
  • Date Received: June 7, 2011 Document No.: 200312179 LEAKING WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Preliminary information provided by Kent Kuster - CDPHE. GD follow up with complainant to determine location. E-Mail received from CDPHE: From: Laplante, Christopher S. Sent: Monday, June 06, 2011 2:18 PM To: Kuster, Kent; McMillan, Mark Subject: Report of Gas Well Venting Kent, I received a phone call today from a frustrated gas well owner. Her name is Katherine and her phone number is 970-487-3143. She indicated that Encana operates the Atkins 26-4 well on her property and that the well was venting gas significantly last night. Ultimately, her neighbor was able to “shut in” the venting at around 9pm last night. Katherine’s lawyer recommended that she call and report the incident. Based on information she shared with me, Encana has not responded to her request to evaluate and resolve the problem. I am not certain if this would be something for you or the COGCC to follow up on. However, if you believe it is, please do so. Thank you, Christopher Laplante Oil & Gas Team Permitting Supervisor Air Pollution Control Division Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment phone: 303-692-3216 e-mail: christopher.laplante@state.co.us Resolution:
  • Date Received: June 29, 2011 Document No.: 200314139 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant came back after weekend and had black stains on water fixtures. Also noticed an oily odor associated with water. There are O&G wells being frac'd and drilled within 1-mile of residence and they are concerned the changes in the water could be related to oil & gas activity. Resolution: The water sample collected from the Cottrell water well contained iron, manganese, sulfate and Total Dissolved Solids above the CDPHE secondary drinking water standards. None of the analyzed constituents exceeded the CDPHE primary drinking water standards. The water sample did not contain concentrations of BTEX or TPH above the method detection limits. In addition, the water sample did not contain detectable concentrations of methane. The odor associated with the water that was described in the complaint may be related to the SRB in the well. The black particles may indicate scaling associated with sulfate and other minerals detected in the water. Proper treatment of the well to remove the bacteria may help to improve the overall quality of the water. Based on the information gathered to date, there are no indications of oil & gas related impacts to the water well. As a result, the complaint regarding potential impacts to groundwater quality is closed.
  • Date Received: July 7, 2011 Document No.: 200314759 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner called to requets baseline water sampling in advance of oil and gas activity in the area. Section 28 T7s R64W. Water well permit number 258014. Elbert County. Resolution: Notified Mr. Zlatev that lab pH was not measured due to oversight by COGCC contractor and that field pH was abnormaly high. COGCC may need to resample well for lab pH if laboratory has not retained sufficient sample volume to test for pH. Mr. Zlatev expressed appreciation for the call.
  • Date Received: July 15, 2011 Document No.: 200315183 SURFACE WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: CBM water outfall (from Eichler property) is discharged directly into SawMill spring which intersects the Apishapa River. The EC reading upstream of the SawMill intersection was 0.73 and the EC reading on the Apishapa downstream of the SawMill intersection was 1.17 (sampled on July 3, 2011 on Apishapa). Uncontained fracing chemicals from any of the associated wells feeding the outfall would have entered SawMill and the Apishipa. There is no verification system (monitoring over time) to assure protection of surface and groundwater from fracing chemicals and CBM water salts. The buildup of alkalinity is appearing downstream on Ranch in the soils from the CBM water. Foam from the wells is reaching the SawMill spring. Resolution: Forwarded Pioneer response to Mr. Valentine by email along with discussion regarding CPDHE having sole authority in Colorado over permitted discharges to surface water.
  • Date Received: July 18, 2011 Document No.: 200315285 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner contacted COGCC to request baseline water testing from the High Tower Spring in S/2 Sec. 13 T10N R 58W in advance of O & G exploration seismic activity in the area. Resolution: COGCC contractor (Terracon) contacted landowner and sampled spring on 7/13/2011. Water Well Field Data Form complaint #200315286
  • Date Received: July 18, 2011 Document No.: 200315286 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner contacted COGCC to request baseline water sampling from High Tower Spring in advance of O&G explaoration seismic work in the area. S/2 Sec. 13 T10n R58W. Resolution: COGCC contractor (Terracon) contacted Mr. Stanley and collected water samples from the spring on 7/13/2011.
  • Date Received: July 20, 2011 Document No.: 200315506 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Water well at property has reported poor quality and odors (per renters) over the past 9-12 months. Used to be very good. Thinks it may be due to oil and gas operations in the area. Resolution: Visit by Clint Brooks, Brooks Water Well Service, identified broken water lines and a bad pump. Probable cause of poor water quality. Brooks working w/ well owner on needed repairs. Does not appear attributable to O&G activities at this time.
  • Date Received: July 20, 2011 Document No.: 200315508 NOTIFICATION Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Chevron did not notify landowners prior to excavation work on produced water flowline. Numerous young ponderosa trees were removed that the owner would have transplanted w/ notice. Resolution: 7-day notification does not extend to pipelines. Consultation is required, but it is incumbent upon landowner to demonstrate consultation did not occur and an onsite meeting was held in May 2011. Informed the landowner they could pursue this if desired, but they needed to provide the necessary proof of lack of consultation.
  • Date Received: Aug. 1, 2011 Document No.: 200316626 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Traffic from local oil&Gas operations is excessive, and vehicles are exceeding the posted speed limit. Resolution: Information has been passed on to the operator and county personnel. This complaint is entirely on a county road way. Operator has voluntarily placed a sandwich board on the county road limiting the speed of its employees and contractors.
  • Date Received: Aug. 2, 2011 Document No.: 200316905 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: operator was venting something at 4am this morning 8/2/11. Resolution: .
  • Date Received: Aug. 9, 2011 Document No.: 200317266 FIRE HAZARD Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Home explosion on CR 103E in the town of Red Mesa on July 9, 2011. Screening of home next door triggered methane LEL readings. Concerned there may be a relationship to area oil and gas wells. Requested assistance in investigating this possibility. Resolution: No impacts from area o&g identified from soil gas survey and water well testing. See document #1733525 for details. Results sent to Fort Lewis Mesa Fire Protection District, well owner and LPCO EOM.
  • Date Received: Aug. 10, 2011 Document No.: 200317370 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Carolyn Myers contacted COGCC requesting a baseline water sample from her domestic well (permit #1288551) in Sec. 33 T11S R64W. Resolution: The nearest approved permit to the north is the Renegade well in Sec. 10 T 6S R 64W (34 miles away) and to the south is the Ultra Resources permit in Sec. 32 T15S R64W (25 miles away). COGCC staff told Mrs. Myers her request would be entered as a complaint and an alert would be placed on the MapGuide to notify permitting staff to let COGCC environmental staff know if there are pending permits in the vicinity of the Myers well, and COGCC would collect samples when development activity is in reasonable proximity to the Myers water well. Mr.s Myers was very insistent that we collect samples soon. COGCC staff explained that samples have been collected from the Dawson aquifer between the Myers well and the proposed Renegade well and that impacts would be manifested at those locations well before they would be observed at the Myers well. Staff also described that groundwater moves slowly and for any impacts to reach the Myers water well would take many, many years and likely not occur in any case as well as the fact that a baseline sample closer to the start of O&G development activities would be more valuable than one collected possibly years in advance of drilling. Staff noted that the decision was not arbitrary, was not based upon manpower or budget concerns, but was in staff's opinion a sound, reasonable decision based upon an understanding of hydrogeology and that COGCC would collect samples when there is a reasonable chance of an impact from oil and gas exploration and production activities.
  • Date Received: Aug. 22, 2011 Document No.: 200318710 DUST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Large amount of dust caused by EnCana operations on Grass Mesa. Resolution: No dust was observed during inspection,
  • Date Received: Aug. 30, 2011 Document No.: 200319568 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: I am writing a formal complaint due to recent earthquakes in and around Trinidad area. Since 2001 the area has seen an historic amount of earthquakes. I have family that has lived in that area since the 1850’s and no one has ever spoken about earthquakes. I want assurance that the state of Colorado is going to investigate any link related to the elevated coal bed methane extractions that area taking in these areas. I would also like to have an explanation of the 2001 earthquakes. I know that a strip mine near Weston was using explosives when earthquakes ravaged the area. Was an investigation done on this matter linking the earthquakes to strip mining? I am very concerned because I am a home owner in Cokedale (5A Maple St, Cokedale, CO) and have some sever cracking in my walls and foundation problems. This house is over 100 years old and was in sound condition before the start of the earthquakes in 2001. I demand a formal explanation as to when the state will investigate this matter or if any other agency is investigating. May I have you look to Arkansas? This state recently shut down all natural gas drilling because they are having earthquakes in an area that has no faults. Please be non-partisan and look into this matter. Do what is right for the people of Colorado. Resolution: Forwarded to Colorado Geologic Survey
  • Date Received: Sept. 26, 2011 Document No.: 200322559 RECLAMATION Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: PDC LEFT LARGE ROCKS IN FIELD AFTER WELLS WERE DRILELD. WEEDS AROUDN THE ROCKS ALSO. HAVE TRIED FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND HAVE TALKED TO PDC BUT NOTHING HAPPENS. MAKES IT DIFFICULT TO GET FARM EQUIPMENT IN FIELD. Resolution: Reclamation Specialist contacted Aaron Clyncke with PDC Energy to discuss complaint. Mr. Clyncke stated that he would have a crew remove rocks and debris within 24 hrs. Reclamation Specialist inspected location with Marlene Ritcher on 09/28/2011 and determined that rocks and debris had been removed. Complaint has been resolved to complainant’s satisfaction.
  • Date Received: Oct. 5, 2011 Document No.: 200324171 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mrs. Angely is concerned about possible continued impacts to groundwater at her well from Petroglyph's operations. Also part of EPA frac study. Resolution: Letter summarizing analytical data from samples collected by COGCC mailed to Mrs. Angely. Groundwater quality is poorer than when well first sampled in 2007. Concentrations of TDS, Mn, sulfate and fluoride exceed groundwater standards. Only fluoride exceeded CDPHE WQCC groundwater standards in 2007. Concentration of dissolved methane still high enought ot pose a safety hazard if water brought directly into the home.
  • Date Received: Oct. 5, 2011 Document No.: 200324174 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. and Mrs Bounds are concerned about water quality and continued presence of methane in groundwater at their well as a result of Petroglyph's operations. Also part of EPA frac study. Resolution: Letter summarizing results of most recent sampling and analyses mailed to the Bounds. Water is of good quality with safety concerns with respect to concentration of dissolved methane if brought directly into enclosed space of home. Overall water quality is similar to when well first sampled in 2007.
  • Date Received: Sept. 26, 2011 Document No.: 200324209 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Nearby landowner called with concern about drill cutting being placed on propoerty near his house. He stated that the ground water is very shallow in the area (less than 3 feet. It looked like it was pooling and not being tilled in properly. Resolution: Operational concerns have been corrected and site work is being conducted as required by COGCC rules. Complaint is resolved in that no violation of COGCC rules exists at the location.
  • Date Received: Sept. 26, 2011 Document No.: 200324291 RECLAMATION Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: PDC LEFT LARGE ROCKS IN FIELD AFTER WELLS WERE DRILLED. HAVE CONTACTED THEM ABOUT THIS BUT HAVE HAD NO RESPONSE. Resolution: Reclamation Specialist contacted Aaron Clyncke with PDC Energy to discuss complaint. Mr. Clyncke stated that he would have a crew remove rocks and debris within 24 hrs. Reclamation Specialist inspected location with Marlene Ritcher on 09/28/2011 and determined that rocks and debris had been removed. Complaint has been resolved to complainant’s satisfaction.
  • Date Received: Sept. 30, 2011 Document No.: 200324314 RECLAMATION Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: COMPLAINANT CALLED ABOUT SEISMIC WORK THT HAD LEFT HOLES IN HIS FIELD. HE SAID THE OPERATOR WOULD NOT RESPOND. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Sept. 26, 2011 Document No.: 200324328 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: CR 50 &61 INTERSECTION NOBLE IS MOVING IN SMALL CITY, TRAFFIC, TRUCKS DRIVING TOO FAST, LOTS OF TRUCKS, NOISE: BACK UP ALARMS, CAN HEAR OVER GNERAL ROAR OF THE RIG NOISE BUT BACK UP ALARMS GO ALL NIGHT ARE DIFFICULT TO DEAL WITH. HAVING TROUBLE SLEEPING. HAVE CONTACTED NOBLE BUT THEY ARE RUDE, GENERALLY UNRESPONSIVE. HE IS CONCNRED ABOUT MINERAL INTEREST AND ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES. TRUCKS DRIVING TOO FAST, DUST FROM TRUCKS AND PAD Resolution:
  • Date Received: Oct. 13, 2011 Document No.: 200325687 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Glen Lindsey of Spanich Peaks Vilalge Tract II Water Association requested baseline testing of water well used by the Association because of concerns about future drilling in the area. Resolution: Summary letter mailed to association president. Overall water quality is good and source is likely shallow groundwater in the area.
  • Date Received: Oct. 26, 2011 Document No.: 200326551 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Ms. Campbell is concerned about possible methane presence in her well and water pumped from her well. Resolution: No impacts to water quality in the Campbell domestic well from past CBM activities observed at this time. Complaint closed with no actions taken. Dissolved methane concentration is well below safety threshold and none of the more than 35 screenings of the Campbell wellhead have detected combusitble gases.
  • Date Received: Nov. 14, 2011 Document No.: 200328097 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: "We were awaken at about 6:00 am to an extreme road on 11/08/11. They told us that Williams was blowing out a gas line north of Parachute CO. we were not notified of this event. The roar continued for about 30 minutes. We wer unaware what Williams may be blown inopt the air around us. The intial road exceeded the COGCC nopise limit of 75db(A) in the hours from 7:00 pm to the next 7:00 AM for an indsutrial zone. Williams should be fined for exceeding Rule 802. IN addtion we shoudl have beenotified of this even so that we coudlhave left our home and the area for th duratin of the event. In this case, Wililams is not whosing consideration for its neighbors's health ande welfare. Resolution: Enterprise was contacted during field operations. Noise was due to work on mid stream line during the morning of 11/8/11
  • Date Received: Dec. 2, 2011 Document No.: 200331509 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Several gas wells in the area and is concerned there may be impacts to his water wells. Recent workover activity in the area. Resolution: No impacts identified. See document #1733534. NFA.
  • Date Received: Dec. 2, 2011 Document No.: 200331571 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Concerned area O&G activity may be impacting his water well and wants it tested to be sure. Resolution: No identified impacts to water quality. See document #1733533 for details. NFA.
  • Date Received: Dec. 5, 2011 Document No.: 200331596 ACCESS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: County has told PDC that they need to move trucks off county road while accessing tank battery and well equipment. PDC has told rpoperty owner they have righ to the additional property access without negotiations. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Dec. 20, 2011 Document No.: 200334815 SPILLS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Anonymous caller from Gunnison County area was reporting information they received through email about a "recent" spill of produced water, which workers found behind a liner. Caller wanted to confirm if Gunnison Energy had had a recent spill, last Friday in particular. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Jan. 5, 2012 Document No.: 200336515 SPILLS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complaint relayed by CDPHE Case#2012-0012; complainant reported CDPHE that he regularly witnesses "Fracking trucks" dumping "remains" in a ditch along the frontage road, on the South side of I-70 midway between Silt and Rifle. He stated that this has gone on for months, it occurs 24 hours a day and most occurs within the same 50 yard stretch. He is concerned that waste will drain to waterway. Resolution: I, Soraya Baroumand, and Bill West, District 45 Water Commissioner, met with Alina Vazquez of the EPA Criminal Investigation Division, at the locations previously reported as areas of alleged illegal dumping along an irrigation ditch; namely, a large dirt parking area adjacent south of the I-70/Garfield County Airport eastbound exit ramp, and at turnout areas on the frontage road, west of Mamm Creek Road alongside the”Last Chance Ditch”. During our field visit of March 6, 2012, diversion of irrigation water via pumping and hauling was observed, (as I previously observed and January and February 2012). Screens and hoses appeared clean and no leaks from the bobtail trucks and associated equipment were observed. Furthermore, bobtail units observed were designated for freshwater hauling only. Also, no surficial staining or discharge at the ditch access turnouts was observed. The surface water diversion is known as the Alternate Points of Diversion for the Last Chance Ditch per court decree 05CW52 of the District Court in Water Division 5. The Last Chance Ditch is administered by the district 45 Water Commissioner year round. Further information regarding these points of diversions, pumping sites, or other water right matters can be obtained by contacting Bill West, District 45 Water Commissioner at 970 930-5365 or via email: william.west@state.co.us If there questions, comments or concerns regarding this complaint or other like matter, please contact me at 970-876-9910 or 970-620-3277 or soraya.baroumand@state.co.us Thank you.
  • Date Received: Jan. 11, 2012 Document No.: 200337027 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Fullmer contacted COGCC on 12/6 to request a baseline water sample from his domestic well in NESE 5 1N 62W. Permit number 285270. COGCC contacted Nick Watkins at Chesapeake Energy to determine if Chesapeake was planning to collect water samples from Mr. Fullmer's well. Mr. Watkins responded that they were not as they were not certain of their planned activities for the area. COGCC collected samples on 1/10/2012. Resolution: Analytical results from well water samples collected on 1/10/2012 did not indicate impacts from O&G activity. Closed per A Fischer. A Eckman 7/23/2012
  • Date Received: Jan. 19, 2012 Document No.: 200338122 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Pellagrini complained on 12/20/2011 that he could here horizontal drilling activity occurring under his house Resolution: No violation of COGCC rules could be found.
  • Date Received: Jan. 19, 2012 Document No.: 200338125 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Pellagrini said he is being bothered by noise from compressor operating day and night for last two weeks, but wasn't sure where it was comong from Resolution: Upon inspection it was determined no compression equipment had been used for any activities. All activities occurred during daylight hours. No basis for issuing violation was found.
  • Date Received: Jan. 20, 2012 Document No.: 200338290 WEEDS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Received complaint via e-mail in Denver office on 1-5-2012 from Mr. Ervin Mitchek. Alleging Vecta Oil & Gas caused noxious weed growth during Seismic operations. Resolution: Met with Ervin Mitchek 1/11/2012 on site and did not observed any evidence of noxious weed growth.
  • Date Received: Jan. 25, 2012 Document No.: 200338759 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant requested baseline water quality sample from livestock water well prior to planned horizontal O&G well to be drilled by PDC. Reference DWR Permit #281138 located SWNE Sec 20, T-6-N, R-64-W. Resolution: Latest sampling results show that methane was not detected at a concentration of <0.005 mg/l. There is no evidence of oil and gas impact to the water well at this time.
  • Date Received: Jan. 26, 2012 Document No.: 200338824 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: SEISMIC ACTIVITY. VECTA CAUSED SOIL EROSION AND COMPACTION, CROP DAMAGE, AND SPREAD NOXIOUS WEEDS ON THE SUBJECT LANDS. VECTA HAS REFUSED TO RESTORE THE PROPERTY. LEGAL: W1/2 OF 5-13-47 AND E1/2 7-13-47, CHEYENNE COUNTY, COLORADO Resolution: See letter sent Document #200338824
  • Date Received: Jan. 31, 2012 Document No.: 200339396 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Town of Aguilar requested baseline testing of groundwater sources to their municipal supply wells due to oil and gas production activities upstream in the Apishapa river drainage basin and the shallow wells developed in alluvial valleys. Resolution: Summary letter and remaining paper copy of results mailed to Mayor Larson. No impacts to shallow groundwater from CBM operations observed in results available at present.
  • Date Received: Feb. 6, 2012 Document No.: 200340052 SPILLS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: email received by C.Canfield: Good morning Chris; Attached are several photos I photographed this afternoon. ( Feb 6, 2012) The camera is facing south on County Rd #335, directly south of Silt, CO. I do not recall these ice (water) flows being here previously in past years. By the discoloration, this is not fresh ground water. This shows a huge amount of water flow, coming from several areas, however with this being the Winter season, any ground water levels would be much lower than would be shown here. Also one would believe this was a constant flow to achieve such high level of ice. This can not be from run-off as the ridge is not that high, and the height of the ice, as shown in the last 2 photos. I would have to ask, is it possible this is water from drilling or fracking from over the hill on County Rd #335? Antero does have permits staked nearby. The coloration does suggest Production Water that Antero uses very often. Would reply as soon as you have a conclusion? Resolution: I chipped off a chunk of ice from the toe of the ice flow, which was slowly melted and bottled for the laboratory sample. I was not able to 'trim' the chuck well, and so some of the surface ice flow was included in the sample. Because the surface of the ice flow toe was adjacent to the roadway, it had received some splatter from of the roadway during wet weather. The analytical results (attached) report a very low concentration of diesel range organics, which I interpret to be from the roadway splash. The level is very low, and if the seep/flow were from produced water, I would expect a much higher concentration of hydrocarbon constituents. I would have also expected potassium and chloride concentrations to be several orders of magnitude higher than what was reported in the sample if the ice was from the freezing of produced water. The total dissolved solids are within the range I typically see from shallow groundwater aquifers in this area. Produced water typically has total dissolved solids at concentrations an order of magnitude higher than this as well. So, to conclude, I did not see any analytical evidence to indicate that the ice flow was the result of released produced water migrating through the subsurface. The flow appears to be from a natural seep of shallow groundwater.
  • Date Received: Feb. 13, 2012 Document No.: 200340260 CHEMICAL HAZARD Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: A TANKER TRUCK HAULING PRODUCED WATER TO LARAMIE II WAS DRIVING EAST ON 58 9/16 RD WHEN HE DROVE OFF SHOULDER, ROLLING DOWN AN EMBANKMENT ONTO OUR HAY PASTURE SPILLING PRODUCED WATER, DIESEL AND ENGINE FLUIDS (CONTAMINENTS HAZARDOUS TO HUMANS & ANIMALS). BUZZARD CR. RD. IS UNSAFE FOR HEAVY INDUSTRIAL VEHICLES (4TH ACCIDENT IN 9 MOS.). SPEED LIMIT SHOULD BE REDUCED FROM 20MPH TO 10MPH FOR THESE TRUCKS OR AN ALTERNATE ROUTE CONSIDERED. TRUCK SPILLED WITHIN 10 FEET OF SPRINGS DITCH THAT FLOWS DIRECTLY INTO BUZZARD CR. PRODUCED WATER SHOULD BE CONSIDERED "HAZARDOUS MATERIALS" SO THAT RESPONSE TO ACCIDENTS ARE ADEQUATE. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Feb. 13, 2012 Document No.: 200340261 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Water well owner requested baseline sample. Resolution: Baseline sample collected and analyzed. No indication of oil & gas impacts.
  • Date Received: Feb. 14, 2012 Document No.: 200340311 ONSITE INSPECTION REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Proosed location of ptroduction facilities creating unreasonable loss of crop lands; alternative locations for production facilities creat health and safety concerns Resolution: Onsite Performed
  • Date Received: Feb. 15, 2012 Document No.: 200340386 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Danny Sarchet requested a baseline water sampling as he is concerned about the health of his children. He is living on a 2.5 acre parcel and has received approval from his landlord for water sampling. Resolution: Mr. Danny Sarchet requested a baseline water sampling as he is concerned about the health of his children. He is living on a 2.5 acre parcel and has received approval from his landlord for water sampling.
  • Date Received: Feb. 15, 2012 Document No.: 200340387 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Kevin Grein requested a baseline water sample from his well in advance of further drilling activity in his area. Resolution: Results of water well sampling done on 2/24/2012 indicate no impacts from O&G activity. Closed per A. Fischer by A. Eckman 8/8/2012.
  • Date Received: Feb. 15, 2012 Document No.: 200340410 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mrs. Cahill requested baselne water sampling from her domestic well in advance of oil and gas development in the area. Resolution: Water well sampling conducted by COGCC on 12 February 2012 showed no impacts from O&G activities. Closed per Alex Fischer. A Eckman
  • Date Received: Feb. 16, 2012 Document No.: 200340486 PIPELINE Operator: Invalid Op