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Rio Blanco County 40.0 Oil & Gas

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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 768 complaint(s) have been assigned to Rio Blanco County 40.0 or have not been assigned to a county:

  • 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 Operator Facility: Description: Complainant called Jennifer Simmons Town of Frederick Planning Director about a well on her property that was fenced but had no wellhead operator information. Jennifer was trying to find out which well it was and what may be needed to resolve the problem . Resolution:
  • Date Received: Dec. 12, 2011 Document No.: 200342070 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: I was called by Robin Schischikowsky at 2:39 pm on 12/12/11. She said that Pioneer was in violation of the Huffman Lease and agreement with The Madrid Canyon Landowners Asociation. She said she mailed the information to Dave Neslin because she didn't have my address. Resolution: (2/23/12) 9:45 am - I call and leave message. At 4:30 pm - I call and leave message. (2/24/12) 9:23 am I call and leave mesage. At 11:55 am - Mrs. Schischikowsky calls me back. I repeat our conversation of Dec. 19,2011 and let her know that according to the COGCC legal department (Peter Gowen) the state does not get involved with contracts between Operators and Land Owners. I also let her know that the list of wells that she sent me had all been electrified. The well BGR 12-11 was in compliance with the COGCC noise regulations. She thanked me and said she would recheck her lists of wells to be electrified.
  • Date Received: March 13, 2012 Document No.: 200343260 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Horrible heavy industrial fumes in the air coming from well drilling and installation of gas pipelines. The fumes made me feel dizzy and nauseous for several days. Resolution:
  • Date Received: March 13, 2012 Document No.: 200343264 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Truck leaving site was leaking produced water all over the soil. Resolution: JIM PRECUP CONDUCTED SITE INSPECTION ON SATURDAY MARCH 3,2 012. MEET WITH COMPLAINANTS AND REVIEWED SITE. ENCANA PROVIDED MANIFEST AND PHOTO OF SITE. ENCANA ENVIRONMENTAL STAFF OVERSAW CLEANUP.
  • Date Received: March 13, 2012 Document No.: 200343266 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Large Halliburton truck left Hwy 34 through my and neighbor fence, airborne and turned over on my property. Halliburton removed truck but made no attempt to contact me or clean up site. I had to contact them. Several requests from them for me to come to site. So far no payment to me for my time, trouble and expenses. They did repair some of fence and did enviro clean up as 3 or 4 spots of fuel and oil spill. I will seed grass and water in spring. Chronolgy attached. Resolution: commerical vehehcile accidents are not within jurisdction fo the COGCC. Spills/relases from commercial vehicles on covered by State Patrol and CDPHE.
  • Date Received: March 19, 2012 Document No.: 200343703 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant alleges family health issues and is concerned it could be related to groundwater quality and possible impacts from oil & gas. Has not observed any changes to water quality since well was drilled ten years ago, just wants to eliminate oil & gas as a possible issue. Noted H2S odor in water shortly after well was drilled. Has never performed any maintenance or treated well for bacteria since the well was drilled. Reference DWR Permit #238878 located NESE18, 7N, 64W. Nearest O&G well = 123-30110 approx 1550' SE. Mailing address is P.O. 352, Galeton, CO 80622. Resolution: Analytical results did not indicate any impact related to oil & gas. Overall water quality was good. Presence of IRB detected in the well. Water quality results with guidance information regarding bacteria in water wells was provided to well owner by email.
  • Date Received: March 24, 2012 Document No.: 200344222 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Ms. Hansen is concerned with end of Petroglpyh active remediation last year and would like water well sampled and analyzed with respect to possible increase in methane in groundwater Resolution: No impacts to groundwater quality at the Hanson domestic water well were noted at this time. Overall water quality is acceptable with pH outside the groundwater standard range. All other tested parameters are within the groundwater standards established by the WQCC of the CDPHE. Cessation of active remediation by Petroglyph last summer has not caused any impacts to the Hanson's water quality at this time.
  • Date Received: March 7, 2012 Document No.: 200344226 AIR QUALITY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: APRIL BEACH CALLED THE CDPHE ENVIRONMENTAL RELEASE AND INCIDENT SYSTEM REPORT ON MARCH 7, 2012. CDPHE FORWARDED TO COGCC. DESCRIPTION OF CALL: THE CALLER LISTED ABOVE CONTACTED THE COLORADO EMERGENCY AND INCIDENT REPORTING LINE TO REPORT A VERY STRONG SMELL OF NATURAL GAS IN THE AREA OF ABOVE LISTED ADDRESS. BECAUSE OF THE NATURE OF THE CALL THE CALLER WAS INSTRUCTED TO DIAL 911. Resolution:
  • Date Received: March 27, 2012 Document No.: 200344545 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mrs. Angely is concerned about water quality changes as active remediation stopped last summer. Resolution: No new water quality impacts noted after cessation of active mitigation program in summer of 2011.
  • Date Received: March 28, 2012 Document No.: 200344610 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Speh stated that he thought methane concentrations had risen starting in fall 2011. Resolution: Summary letter mailed to Mr. Speh. Water quality is good with safety concerns due to the elevated concentration of dissolved methane. Water well construction report indicates the source of water in the well is a coal/sandstone layer. Isotopic ratio analysis indicates the methane is possibly from thermally immature coals and is not of similar isotopic composition to methane produced prior to 2007 from Petroglyph's CBM wells. Isotopic composition of methane fromt he Speh well is not similar to the methane found to be present in impacted water wells in an area to the south and west of the Speh home. No impacts to groundwater quality at the Speh well from past CBM operations noted at this time. No impacts to groundwater quality noted at this time from the now shut-down active remediation conducted by Petroglyph in the area to the south and west of the Speh property.
  • Date Received: March 29, 2012 Document No.: 200344752 SOIL CONTAMINATION Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: DOUG GRANT IS CONCERNED THAT SOILS FROM JULY 2010 PIPELINE LEAK ARE NOT BEING REMEDIATED. Resolution: SEE REMEDIATION #5171. NOAV #200268806
  • Date Received: March 29, 2012 Document No.: 200344757 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant requested baseline water sample from domestic water well DWR Permit #209202 located SENE 29, T-7-N, R-63-W, Weld County. Resolution: Water quality results do not indicate any oil & gas impacts.
  • Date Received: April 4, 2012 Document No.: 200345653 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Weld County Environmental Health Services received a complaint from Mr. Eugene Reiber regarding apparent dumping of drilling fluids on a property next to his business. Weld County forwarded to COGCC. Address of property receiving waste 288 1st Ave, Greeley, CO 80631 reportedly owned by Brian Harrell. Resolution: Complaint was referred to Weld County as a land use violation because waste was not being managed in accordance with 907.d.(3)B.
  • Date Received: April 9, 2012 Document No.: 200346052 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: On Friday, March 30, my husband observed an oil-type substance on the creek banks and in Sprin Gulch creek on our property and upstream from our property. The Lone pine (Spaulding lease) oil field is located just upstream of our property on the Lone Pine Ranch. On Saturday, March 31 we were fixing fence at the confluence of Spring Gulch and Hell Creek. We both observed black, oil substance on the creek banks, up on the flood plain, in the remaining snow banks, and smelled a strong odor of diesel/hydrocarbon. On Monday, April 2 I contacted Alex Fischer and subsequently met with a COGCC field representative on-site at approximately 10:30 am. Spring Gulch/Hell Creek flow into the North Fork of the North Platte river. Resolution: No oil and gas impacts were noted in the potable water well. The Operator (Lone Pine) is/has been upgrading treatment process system to eliminate the potential for further releases. Additionally, Facility ID: 115241 has ceased operation and is being closed. Please see REM # 7048, DOC # 2224904.
  • Date Received: April 11, 2012 Document No.: 200346740 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Surface owner requests baseline water well sample prior to O&G activity in the area. Resolution: Water well sampling conducted 4/17/2012 indicated no impacts from O&G activity. Letter sent. Closed per A Fischer by A Eckman 7/23/2012.
  • Date Received: April 16, 2012 Document No.: 200347180 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: MR BOOTH CALLED COMPLAINING ABOUT NOISE. HE SIAD THE DRILLING RIG WAS TOO LOUD - ABOVE RESIDNEETIAL STANDARDS. Resolution:
  • Date Received: April 23, 2012 Document No.: 200347364 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: COMPLAINANT CALLED 24 HOUR NUMBER ON SUNDAY 4-22-2012 AND STATED ABOUT SMELLS FROM THE SU 33-10-24-3 COMPRESSOR STATION NEAR HERE HOUSE. Resolution: SEE SITE INSPECTION REPORT #661700261. INTERMITTENT ODORS OUTSIDE OF NOISE WALLS.
  • Date Received: March 8, 2012 Document No.: 200347443 DUST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant called about truck traffic and stated he was asthamtic. Intergity Trucking is contractor working for Noble drilling rigs. Near Weld Cty Rd 52 and 89. Resolution: INTEGIRTY TRYCKING WATERED ROAD DAY OF COMPLAINT.
  • Date Received: April 30, 2012 Document No.: 200348645 ONSITE INSPECTION REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowners are requesting a description or diagram of the proposed drilling location; dimensions of the drill site; topsoil managment practices to be employed; and the location of associated production or injection facilities; pipelines, roads, and any other areas ot be used for oil and gas operations. As of 4/30/2012. No approved or pending PNR permits in Lincoln County. Resolution: Onsite Performed
  • Date Received: May 1, 2012 Document No.: 200348803 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Weld County contacted COGCC to interpret water quality results received from private water well owner in northern Weld County. Chesapeake Energy had sampled the well as part of their baseline sampling program. They provided letter to water well owner with results dated 1/25/12. Evidently well owner was upset because nobody ever explained the results to them, although contact information for EPA Water Systems Council was provided. Resolution: Water results were entered into CSU Extension Water Quality Interpretation Tool and sent to Weld County. Also provided County with CDPHE interpretation brochure and copy of bulletin on protecting water wells to provide other water well owners with similar complaints in future.
  • Date Received: May 1, 2012 Document No.: 200348823 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant alleges violations to Rule 907.d.(3)B regarding land application of drilling fluids on neighbors property. Fluids have not been incorporated into native soil and land is zoned commercial with no agricultural use that would benefit from soil amendment. Resolution: NOAV#200356552 was issued to Carrizo Oil & Gas for failure to comply with land application requirements in Rule 907.d.(3)B. Carrizo discontinued use of location and had all drill cuttings and fluids incorporated into native soil. Waste generator information for all waste disposed at location was provided. Carrizo submitted Form 27, which documented soil sampling/analysis that verified compliance with Table 910-1 standards (reference remediation #7279). The Greene Farm land application Facility #429354 was changed to closed status.
  • Date Received: May 2, 2012 Document No.: 200348971 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Water well complaint. Strong FE smell, oily spots in the water. Resolution: Please see complaint number 200353662.
  • Date Received: May 16, 2012 Document No.: 200350994 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Concerns regarding groundwater quality subsequent to cessation of Petroglyph operations and mitigation closure. Resolution: Overall groundwater quality is good with safety concerns with repsect to dissolved methane concentrations. No negative impacts to groundwater quality from MIMMP activities noted at this time.
  • Date Received: May 16, 2012 Document No.: 200350995 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Concerns regarding groundwater quality following cessation of Petroglyph operations and mitigation closure Resolution: Letter summarizing results of sampling and analysis mailed to Mr. Hopke. Oxidative degradation trend in methane isotopic data over last five years noted. Overall water quality is good with no tested analyte present over groundwater standard thresholds. No negative impacts from cessation of active remediation noted at this time.
  • Date Received: June 8, 2012 Document No.: 200352990 PROPERTY DAMAGE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Mitchek alledges that Vecta damaged crops during seismic work 1 1/2years ago. He sadi they agreed to pay for crops at that time, but now refuswes to do so. Resolution: After review it there is no apparent COGCC Rule vioaltion. I contacted Mr. Mitchek via telephone and explained COGCC Staff position and also, informed him that he has the right to bring the issue in front of the Commission. He asked for conct information as to that end and I said i would include it in an email to him. He also asked that since Vecta had not returned his calls, I if would approach them to contact him. I agreed and contacted Mr. Russell with the request, Mr. Russel said he would contact Mr. Mitchek.
  • Date Received: June 18, 2012 Document No.: 200353749 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Is concerned that oil and gas activity is impacting his water well. Initially this morning 6/18/2012 water was clear and then later in the morning dark brown/black substance in water and floating on top. Sheen observed on substance. Stains sink and toilet. Does not appear greasy. Pattern of water use is unchanged over tha past several days. Resolution: Water sample results show no indication of O&G impacts. Letter sent with analytical results.
  • Date Received: July 27, 2012 Document No.: 200357961 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant requested baseline water quality sample. Water well DWR Permit #25387-A located Sec 23, T-5-N, R-65-W. Resolution: Water quality results did not indicate any impacts related to oil & gas.
  • Date Received: Aug. 6, 2012 Document No.: 200358398 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant alleges E&P Waste violations on neighbors property owned by Gardiners Go-fers LLC. He is concerned that contamination could impact his property. He has observed piles of what appears to be drilling mud/cuttings, gray-black mud, and liner mixed into the material. Property is located Sections 7 & 8, T-11-N, R-53-W and Sec 12, T-11-N, R-54-W. He noted strong paraphin odor. He thought there could be hundreds of loads dumped on the property. Resolution: East Cheyenne Gas Storage submitted Sundry Form 4 (Doc #1761387) for beneficial reuse of drilling mud and cuttings on Gardiner Ranch. Material was sampled and analyzed to verify compliance with Table 910-1 standards. Beneficial reuse plan was conditionally approved on 2/27/13, for one time application to ranch roads. Land owner reported that all material was spread in accordance with approved plan on 6/10/13. Left phone message with complainant on 6/19/13, detailing corrective actions and complaint closure.
  • Date Received: Aug. 14, 2012 Document No.: 200360246 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner noticed recent change in water quality in domestic water well and is unsure of the cause. Would like water tested. Resolution: Water well sample results show no evidence of any O&G impacts. Please see file for data, etc.
  • Date Received: Aug. 21, 2012 Document No.: 200360679 ONSITE INSPECTION REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner requested onsite inspection for the Knoss 6-21 proposed by Nighthawk Production. Issues relate to location of the access road and production flow line. Resolution: Landowner withdrew request for onsite inspection.
  • Date Received: Aug. 28, 2012 Document No.: 200361432 PROPERTY DAMAGE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Gas seeps on Outcrop are increasing. Wants to know what BP is going to do about it. Resolution: Civil issue. Provided data to Mr. Varcoe and referred him back to BP. NFA.
  • Date Received: Oct. 1, 2012 Document No.: 200365093 FENCING Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Ms. Jeanne Babin called with concerns that a Bill Barret location on County Road R east of Cahone,CO has a pit that does not have adequate fencing to prevent wildlife access. She said the fence is approximately six feet in height and constructed of wire that has 4" x 4" holes. She said there is no smaller fencing at the bottom to prevent small animal access. Sha feels that the flags across the top of the pit are not adequate to prevent birds from landing in the pit. Resolution: Conducted site inspection on 10/412, found pit fencing inadequate for proximity to sensitive wildlife area (elk). Found material outsdie fence and off lined pit area. Also found undesirable amounts of frac sand still on location. Issued violation inspection doc# 669400148
  • Date Received: Oct. 17, 2012 Document No.: 200366553 ONSITE INSPECTION REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Surface owners believe they are ractional mineral owners; however no oil and gas surface lease has been entered into and the landowners assert that operator does not have right toenter ont and disturb the premises. Furthermore, landowners are requesting a description of the topsoil management practices to be employed and consultation is needed regarding the location of and access to the well pad Resolution: Conditions applied to Form 2A location assessment Doc#400330480 and passed for final approval
  • Date Received: Nov. 15, 2012 Document No.: 200369909 CHEMICAL HAZARD Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: COGCC received an anonymous tip on the Rifle complaint line at 11:30am on 11/15/12. The caller stated that a contractor of XTO (#100264)was burying "frac mud" at the contractors facility in Silt, co. The contractor was identified as screaming Eagle trucking of Silt. The caller stated that 4 tanks of frac mud were buried on the screaming eagle facility, instead of being transported to Utah. Resolution: No Basis for complaint was found. All info passed on to CDPHE
  • Date Received: Nov. 19, 2012 Document No.: 200370071 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Odor in the porcupine creek area. The source is not knowen. Resolution: No source was found, no violations found.
  • Date Received: April 10, 2012 Document No.: 200371511 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: EnCana reporting presence of thermogenic methane in operator baseline sampled water well. Resolution: Davis Gas Unit well #1 (05-123-08926) Drilled with surface casing below subsequent water well completion depth likely the result of thermogenic gas in water well. Operator and well owner have agreed on technical fix for entrained gas.
  • Date Received: Dec. 12, 2012 Document No.: 200371660 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Requesting a water well test. Family has been having some medical issues and want water tested due to location on Outcrop. BP declined to test. Resolution: Well located on Fruitland outcrop. Methane gas present at levels of concern. Gas matches other gas from COGCC monitored wells along the outcrop and shows surface microbial degradation of thermogenic Fruitland gas. Source is due to well location on outcrop and is consistent with other outcrop domestic water wells. Otherwise meets EPA and CDPHE drinking water standards. Coliform present and both IRB/SRB present. Sanitation suggested. Methane mitigation suggested. No VOCs identified. See document #1733552.
  • Date Received: Dec. 14, 2012 Document No.: 200371740 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: During investigation of noise complaint Mr. Pellegrini said there is a "chemical smell" in his home after he uses the shower. Resolution: No odors were observed in Mr. Pellegrini's house after water was run into bathtub. Coal Creek officials indioacte water was tested and results were normal
  • Date Received: Dec. 28, 2012 Document No.: 200372399 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: INDUSTRIAL TRUCKS DRIVING ON NARROW ONE LANE DIRT ROAD ALL NIGHT WITH FAILURE TO OBSERVE POSTED SPEEDS. Resolution: SPEEDING ON PUBLIC ROAD IS LAW ENFORCMENT ISSUE. COMMERCIAL VEHCNILES HAVE USE BY RIGHT.
  • Date Received: Oct. 17, 2011 Document No.: 200372406 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Public road closed on Buzzard Creek due to widening effort by Laramie Energy to enable their usage of the one lane gravel road for industrial purposes to facilitate their well pad. This road has only 4 residents with an approximate 4 mile length. No one notified us regarding this closure and with prior commitments, it was impossible to use our one way in and out road. This also prohibited our mail delivery and pick up. Thus no mail. What would happen if an emergency occurred? Dust abatement has been a issues along with noise and constant heavy traffic. Calls after the fact to the project manager have been returned. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Dec. 31, 2012 Document No.: 200372427 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: No complaint, input error Resolution: No complaint, input error
  • Date Received: Nov. 28, 2012 Document No.: 200372459 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: low frequnecy noise causing ground to shake and vibrate. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Dec. 11, 2012 Document No.: 200372460 DUST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: HIGH LEVEL OF DUST THAT MAY BE AFFECTING HER HEALTH. SHE HAS BRICKLAYERS NEAR THE ROAD AND HE GETS COVERED WITH WHITE DUST WHEN THE TRUCKS DRIVE BY. Resolution: FIELD INSPECTION SUPERVISOR CONTACTED BAYSWATER ABOUT WATERING ROAD DURING RDRILLNA DN WELL COMPLETION PHASE. CALLED COMPLAINANT AND COMPLAINANT APPEARED TO BE SATISFIED WITH RESULTS.
  • Date Received: Nov. 30, 2012 Document No.: 200372462 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: NOISE THAT RATTLES THE WINDOWS AND PICTURES ON THE WALLS. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Dec. 31, 2012 Document No.: 200372465 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Low frequncy noise causing vibrations. Has been happening since last wellput on production. Well is the Weist J-28-65-1HN. Comes up his water well. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Dec. 19, 2011 Document No.: 200372568 PROPERTY DAMAGE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: SEIMIC CREW GOT INTO CATTLE FEEDING PENS. NO AUTHORIZATIOIS ALLOWED IN THE PENS. VERY STRICT CONTROLL, CHASED CATTLE AROUND, WIRES WERE RUN ALL THROUGH AREA. AGREEMENT WITH COMPANY WAS THAT ACESS PROEPORTY BUT NOT IN CONFINFED ANIMAL FEEDING OPERATION AREA. WIRES COULD BE CHWED BY CATTLE, HYGIENE ISUES WITH TRACAKING OF MATERIAL, CLIMBING OVER FENCES - NO RIGHTS FOR SURFACE OWNER. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Jan. 9, 2013 Document No.: 200372724 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Loud explosion which rattled windows.complainant believed it was caused from fracing. Resolution: I talked with Susan Cramer and discussed the complaint and tne resolution I had come to. she said she had come to many of the same conclusions in her follw-up. I told her I would close the complaint and she was in agreement with my conclusions.
  • Date Received: Dec. 26, 2012 Document No.: 200372761 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: There is a loud explosion that vibrates the house and shakes the pictures on the wall. There are black helicopters hauling orange things below the helicopter. Complainant is concerned and thinks the noise is associated with fracing.When asked if it was a sonic boom, comlainant said no. Resolution: I called and visited with Regina McKee and I explained what I did to follow up on her complaint. We were in agreement that this complaint could be closed. She thanked me for my followup on this complaint.
  • Date Received: Jan. 15, 2013 Document No.: 200373131 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Turner contacted Margaret Ash about noise he described as sounding like thunder. He was concerned it may have something to do with fracing Resolution: I contacted Mr. Tuner by phone. We determined the noise he was hearing was from Ft. Carson Army Artillery training being conducted.
  • Date Received: Jan. 25, 2013 Document No.: 200373849 ROADS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: The COGCC has been notified of a possible illegal dumping of oil & gas related wastes in Weld county along WCR 31. The responsible party is not an oil & gas operator but is a waste hauler (Badger Trucking). Although the material may be O&G related wastes, Badger is not the generator and is not a registered O&G operator in the state of Colorado. The COGCC does not have jurisdiction over contract haulers and this sort of dumping issue would be under jurisdiction at the state level at the CDPHE Solid and Hazardous Waste. Based on the e-mail, it appears that Badger may have dumped materials along county roads in the past. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Feb. 5, 2013 Document No.: 200374659 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Water well owner would like a resampling of his water well. Resolution: Letters and analytical results sent to well owner. No oil & gas issues observed.
  • Date Received: Feb. 8, 2013 Document No.: 200374837 NOTIFICATION Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Dale Johnston, @ 970.297.8016. He says that there has been dirt moving activity near or north of the Rhetta J well and wanted why he wasn't notified. He did understand that he is outside of the 500' notification boundary. Resolution: Site inspcetion conducted by Rick Allison. No evidencnce of construction.
  • Date Received: Feb. 8, 2013 Document No.: 200375790 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: 2 WOMEN CALLED ABOUT AN ODOR NEAR GREEN VALLEY RANCH. "SMEELING GAS INT HE AIR" Resolution: NO ACTIVE OIL AND GAS OPERATIONS IN AREA. NEAREST PRODUCING WELL @13,900 FEET TO THE EAST.
  • Date Received: March 22, 2013 Document No.: 200377158 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Ms. Huston said that Geokinetic Seismic Co accessed the property adjacent to hers on the evening of December 22, 2012 and proceeded to with a vibrasize survey on frozen ground which shook her house. She said they returned in the moring of December 23, 2012 and did another survey which also shook her house. She is concerned that the survey may have damaged the integrity of her Geothermal pump system and her water well. She wants both tested. Resolution: No sampling conducted after discussion with COGCC staff.
  • Date Received: April 3, 2013 Document No.: 200377567 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: States water well has become salty suddenly after fracking to the south and it is corroding her faucet and drains. Resolution: No evidence of impacts by oil & gas activity. See document #1733556 for details.
  • Date Received: April 4, 2013 Document No.: 200377667 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Bob and Audrey Williams request that their domestic well be sampled to assess potential impacts from O&G activites nearby. Resolution: No O&G impacts found. See doc #200377667
  • Date Received: April 17, 2013 Document No.: 200378314 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Strong odor noticed during the evening of 4/16, and again on the morning of 4/17. Resolution: No violations were found
  • Date Received: April 18, 2013 Document No.: 200378330 PITS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Approximately 150 yds of pipeline is exposed and surface is eroding. Produced water pit is, or has had, releases. May be surface impacts from pit release. Located Sec 12, T3S, R50W, Washington County. Resolution: Resulted in Administrative Order by Consent (Ordern No. 1V-420). Caerus was fined $70,000 for documented rule violations and ordered to comply with corrective action requirements in NOAV. For additional information regarding remediation and surface reclamation see Project #7886. Pipeline issue was not related to the Caerus location and was referred to the PUC.
  • Date Received: April 19, 2013 Document No.: 200379016 SPILLS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant indicates there have been 2 spills of oil on his property that have not been cleaned up. Resolution:
  • Date Received: May 20, 2013 Document No.: 200380212 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mrs. Seeman would like her water well sampled. There is a sulfur odor and the neighbor to the south has a water well known to have thermogenic methane. Resolution: Based on the results of the sampling, there is no evidence of impact to the water well as a result of oil and gas activity at this time. Reference letter document #2614334.
  • Date Received: May 7, 2013 Document No.: 200380404 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Water well owner would like to have well sampled. Resolution: Water sampling results show no evidence of any O&G impact. Letter with analytical lab results sent to well owner. Well located in Section 17 - 2N-64W.
  • Date Received: June 6, 2013 Document No.: 200381375 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complaint Relayed by Garfield County.Just got a call from Karen Sedillo who lives just up dry hollow from Minneota estates. Reports strong odors over the week or so and said she is finally calling to complain because it is too much Resolution:
  • Date Received: June 6, 2013 Document No.: 200381376 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complaint relayed by Garfield county "Enlow's called and left a message 10 minutes ago. Strong odors. Did not mention wind conditions" Resolution:
  • Date Received: June 11, 2013 Document No.: 200381626 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mrs. Sedillo has relayed odors in the area of her residence Sec 15, 6s, 92w. OGCC staff called Mrs. Sedillo on 6/11/13 to confirm details of the recent odors in the area. Resolution:
  • Date Received: June 11, 2013 Document No.: 200381627 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Relayed by Garfield County, "Headed to Enlow now. He just called again saying it is hard to breath. Says comes and goes with shifting winds. I encouraged them to leave." Resolution:
  • Date Received: June 11, 2013 Document No.: 200381628 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Relayed to COGCC by Garfield County "The report was ‘strong fumes’ early on June 1, 7am on June 2, and 630-7am on June 7." Resolution: No direct source of odors were found.
  • Date Received: June 11, 2013 Document No.: 200381630 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: relayed by Garfield County from Deon Enlow " odor was most obvious when winds were out of NNW" Resolution:
  • Date Received: June 26, 2013 Document No.: 200382186 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Request for domestic well sampling to assess potential impacts from O&G activites nearby Resolution: No impacts from O&G identified in domestic well.
  • Date Received: June 27, 2013 Document No.: 200382412 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Subject water well was sampled under the Rule 608 program on 07/17/2012. Methane was detected (9.6 mg/l). Isotopic anaylsis of samples collected on 08/16/2012 & 09/27/2012 tested on the edge of the thermogenic range towards near surface microbial. Well owner requested follow-on sampling by COGCC. Resolution: Samples were collected from the subject water well for laboratory analysis. There were no indications of any oil & gas related impacts to the complainant’s well.
  • Date Received: July 8, 2013 Document No.: 200382782 ACCESS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Questions about road condition. Resolution: Inspection performed on 7/11/2013, Document #668001370 does not indicate any issues with roads. Mike Loenard discussed road issue with Field Inspector John Duran on 7/15/2013. Mr. Duran indicated roads were in the same good repair as they were during last inspection in January 2013.
  • Date Received: July 11, 2013 Document No.: 200382895 SURFACE WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Recent (reported Sunday, July 07, 2013) DeBeque flowing water located approximately in the NENE Sec 28, T8S, R97W, approximately 100 feet east of Glenwood Av and 900 feet north of 6th Street, in DeBeque, Colorado. Resolution: The COGCC received a call on July 9, 2013, at approximately 10:45 a.m. about water flowing from the ground in a field. The flowing water was first noted on July 7, 2013, by a surface owner and adjacent surface owner. The location is in the general vicinity of the the DeBeque project where the COGCC is in the process of PA of some old oil and gas wells. COGCC has contacted the surface owner representative, Kenneth Bowels (surface owner is out of contact for a couple of weeks). Mr. Bowels stated that he estimated the flow to be about 20 gpm, (4-inch wide by one -inch in depth) flowing to a irrigation waster water ditch and into Roan Creek which ultimately flows to the Colorado River. Mr. Bowels stated that the water was clear and the flow has not increased much since July 7, 2013. COGCC has contacted the Walter Group who will be on site on July 10, 2013, to aid in assessing the situation, in addition to collecting samples for laboratory analysis to determine if this is oil and gas related. COGCC verbally notified Ann Nedrow Daytime Coordinator, Emergency and Incident Reporting Line Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and appraised CDPHE of the situation. Spill Report Number 2013-0432. COGCC will be onsite by July 10, 2013 to make a general assessment of the situation. Alex Fischer and Carlos Lujan went to the site and using a metal detector identified metal where water was flowing from the ground, suggesting an old gas well. Samples were taken by the Walter Group (Scott Charmichael). Water is salty with benzene concentrations below the 5 ug/l standard value. Water was allowed to dilute with irrigation water until it was temporarily plugged by Jay Krabacher and the sub-contractor that has been working in P&A old wells in Debeque. Carlos Lujan called and talked to Jim and Judy Lake, the landowners and they expressed they were satisfied with the "temporary" solution and how fast COGCC handled the situation. They didn't believe anything else needed
  • Date Received: July 8, 2013 Document No.: 200382930 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Staff received a call that odors were occurring in the early morning hours near 7th St. and Dogwood Dr. in Rifle, Co. Resolution:
  • Date Received: July 24, 2013 Document No.: 200383515 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Adels requested water sample from domestic water well for baseline purposes. Water well is located in SW Sec 1, 8N54W, Logan County. Resolution: Well sampling did not indicate impacts from O&G operations. A. Eckman for J. Axelson
  • Date Received: July 31, 2013 Document No.: 200384066 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: "Anonomous" complaint by Richard Knauer. He claimed vibration "from fracking" was keeping him from sleeping. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Aug. 5, 2013 Document No.: 200384247 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Resident in Rifle, CO who lives near Dogwood Drive and 7th Street reported smelling a monderate gas odor at about 3:15 am. Odor cleard up around 4 am. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Aug. 9, 2013 Document No.: 200384515 ROADS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Horse Canyon Rd. BMPs washed out from recent storms Resolution: Repair work scheduled for week of 8/12
  • Date Received: Aug. 9, 2013 Document No.: 200384517 ROADS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Horse Canyon Rd. BMPs washed out from recent storms Resolution: Repair work scheduled for week of 8/12
  • Date Received: Aug. 9, 2013 Document No.: 200384519 ROADS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Horse Canyon Rd. BMPs washed out from recent storms Resolution: Repair work scheduled for week of 8/12
  • Date Received: Aug. 9, 2013 Document No.: 200384522 ROADS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Horse Canyon Rd. BMPs washed out from recent storms Resolution: Repair work scheduled for week of 8/12
  • Date Received: Aug. 14, 2013 Document No.: 200384821 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant has noticed changes in the quality of the water from their water well in the last year and is concerned about the safety of the water and whether it is related to recent oil field activity including recent seismic surveys and new injection wells. Resolution: Based on analytical results, there does not appear to be an oil and gas related impact to the water well at this time.
  • Date Received: Sept. 25, 2013 Document No.: 200387749 ROADS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Road washed out during recent rain. Resolution: COGCC staff visited site 9/24/2013. Operator had contractors working on road.
  • Date Received: Sept. 25, 2013 Document No.: 200387751 ROADS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Recent rain washed out road. Resolution: COGCC visted site 09/24/2013. Operator had contractor working on road repairs.
  • Date Received: Sept. 30, 2013 Document No.: 200387829 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Lloyd has a 70’deep domestic well located 600’ from the Colorado River . He also has a simple water treatment system. Mr. Lloyd discovered an oily residue on the inner wall of a tank that’s part of the water treatment system. He hasn’t yet determined the cause. The nearest E&P activity is operated by Ursa (1640 ft to the SE). Before Ursa’s involvement, Antero collected and analyzed “baseline” samples from Mr. Lloyd’s well. Mr. Lloyd would like us to sample his well and compare our analytical results with those from Antero. His purpose is to eliminate the possibility of impacts to his well as a potential cause of the oily residue. Resolution: Mr. Lloyd water well was sampled. Results from the lab indicated that no HCs or methane were present in the water. Bacteria in water maybe responsible for the black staining on the filter walls (the staining did not have HC odor and did not look like HC either). The results were shared with Mr. Lloyd during a phone conversation that we had at the end of September 2013. The report is being hand delivered to Mr. Llyod's home near Silt, Colorado, today, Nov 22, 2013, after several atempt to contact him by phone to get his personal email address. The complaint is closed. C Lujan, Nov 22, 2013
  • Date Received: Oct. 3, 2013 Document No.: 200387941 PROPERTY DAMAGE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: On 9/19/13 the landowner discovered natural gas frothing and bubbling up from a 4-inch pipeline owned by Williams Field Services that runs across his property. Williams came out and shut off the line. Landowner states that this line was put in in 2001 and shortly thereafter he noticed several wet patches nearby on his land. He thought perhaps some springs had been disrupted by installing the line. These areas stayed wet and cattails grew there. Now he is wondering if the wet areas were a release of the natural gas. He is concerned about contamination on his property and what Williams will need to do the check the integrity of the leaky pipeline before it is put back into service. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Oct. 11, 2013 Document No.: 200388222 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Water well sampled after report of wellhouse fire in the previous year. Resolution: Kerr-McGee performed an investigation and concluded that impacts originated from the UPRR 22 Pan Am J #1 well. The release was related to a casing leak, which was repaired elliminating the source. The well was ultimately plugged and abandoned on 4/19/12. The release was unrelated to hydraulic fracturing. Based on the investigation results, the methane is naturally attenuating and no volatile organic constituents such as BTEX were ever detected. A temporary potable water supply was provided to the Goscha residence and Kerr-McGee is providing a domestic water tap to the residence as a permanent solution. Kerr McGee will perform ongoing monitoring at select water wells in the area. Refer to Remediation Project #8496 for more information.
  • Date Received: Oct. 21, 2013 Document No.: 200388375 FLOOD RESPONSE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant states that oil has been discovered on approximately 2 acres of their property post-flooding. Complainant would like to know the source of the oil and measures needed to remediate. Resolution: Rick Allison conducted reconnaissance of several oil and gas wells and production facilities upstream of the Daulton property up to 1 mile away and did not observe evidence of significant releases. A produced water vault was underway at the Noble Werning 6-2 (05-123-22018) but no obvious surface evidence a release was present.
  • Date Received: Oct. 16, 2013 Document No.: 200388879 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Ford would like his water well sampled as a result of flooding and potential O&G impacts in the area. Resolution: There is no apparent impact to the water well from oil & gas related activity or from potential flood-related releases of oil & gas related products or waste at this time.
  • Date Received: Sept. 16, 2013 Document No.: 200389206 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Surace Owners in Montezuma County called and had issues with Cow Canyon Seismic Survey. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Nov. 12, 2013 Document No.: 200389320 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Dog went for a run and came back with material that looked like oil and dirt on its paw. Resolution: No violations found
  • Date Received: Dec. 12, 2013 Document No.: 200392541 SPILLS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: On 12-12-13 at approx 0800 Hrs, I was advised by Jim Precup of an anonymous complaint of a possible oil spill at the intersection of CR76 and CR51. The complaintaint thought the vehicle had come from a location on CR 81. Resolution: PDC cleaned any liquid which had not evaporated off the pavement.
  • Date Received: Dec. 13, 2013 Document No.: 200392592 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: ON 12/13/13 ON APPOX 10:00 WE RECIVED A 3RD PARTY COMPLANT FROM WELD COUNTY OFFICAL. THE REPORTING PARTY KIM ENGELL AT 805 COMPASSION DR WINDSOR CO. THE REPORTING PARTY SAID THERE WAS EXCESSIVE NOSIE FROM A DRILLING RIG.THORGHT CONTACT FROM THE GOV. LIAISON MARK MORTON IEDNTIFIED SOUCE OF NOISE SOUTH OF COMPLAINT AS THE FRY FARM #9 SITE. ALL WELLS HAVE BEEN DRILLED AND NOW WELL ARE BEING FRACED. Resolution: See response about noise measurement in Doc #200392592
  • Date Received: Dec. 18, 2013 Document No.: 200392840 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: stinks at house Resolution: contacted the complainant and told him that I did not detect any signifigant odors at this time and explained to him that this was not a frac or oil and gas operation that I would be involved in.
  • Date Received: Dec. 26, 2013 Document No.: 200393099 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainants, Tom and Carol Dunn, state that noise and vibrations are keeping them awake at night and making Mrs. Dunn ill. Resolution: Document #200393169 resolves this complaint
  • Date Received: Feb. 13, 2014 Document No.: 200396039 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Well owner requested that we collect samples from their well for laboratory analysis. Resolution: No O&G impacts to domestic well detected, see letter to landowner (doc #2147803), A. Eckman for C. Canfield 2/27/2014
  • Date Received: Feb. 13, 2014 Document No.: 200396041 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Well owner requested that we collect samples from their water well for laboratory analysis. Resolution: GW sampling indicated no impacts from O&G activities. ACE for Chris Canfield 4/23/2014
  • Date Received: Feb. 13, 2014 Document No.: 200396042 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Well owner requested that we collect samples from their well for laboratory analysis. Resolution: Letter sent to well owner 2/28/2014 indicating no O&G impacts to well (doc #2147819). A. Eckman for C. Canfield
  • Date Received: Feb. 13, 2014 Document No.: 200396043 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Well owner requested that we collect samples from their well for laboratory analysis. Resolution: Anadarko entered into an agreement to provide a permanent water supply to the Stolz residence.
  • Date Received: March 3, 2014 Document No.: 200397549 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Rayn Joyner with the BLM called RE: a callfrom Ms. Sanche of reproted dumping of concrete debris and hydrovac waste material (alleged E&P Waste). On February 24, 2014, COGCC Inspector Joe Mclaren collected soil samples from thre locations of the hydrovac waste dumpa area. The soil will be analyed for Table 901-1. Results of samping are pending. Resolution: COGCC collected three discrete soil samples in the area of the Hydrovac dump. Based upon review of the analytical data it was determined that the hydrovac waste is not associated with E&P Waste and this complaint is closed. 3/20/14
  • Date Received: March 11, 2014 Document No.: 200398629 STORMWATER BMPs Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Land owner contacted COGCC to inform of inadequate stormwater BMPs to address erosion and run-off issues along lease access roads in the upper reach of Beaver Creek watershed in Rifle, Colorado Resolution: Historic compliant no data to evaluate actual location of concern
  • Date Received: March 20, 2014 Document No.: 200399374 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: complainant complained of noise being generated at night from a seismi survey being done around his home Resolution:
  • Date Received: March 24, 2014 Document No.: 200399617 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant keeps aquariums and had several fish die after changing the water. Worried that there might be a problem with the water that caused the fish to die. Water well Receipt #9004983, Permit #99562, located NENE SEC 2, T2S, R66W, Adams County. Resolution: GW sampling indicated no impacts from O&G activities. JLH 4/23/14.
  • Date Received: April 16, 2014 Document No.: 200402295 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant, Michael Casey, called to inform that he had an odor in his basement that he and his wife believed to be gas. Resolution: I went to the complainant's residence (11140 E. 151st Place, Brighton, CO) and was escorted to the basement by his wife, Lynn Casey. I surveyed the basement with a four-gas detector and did not detect any carbon monoxide or flammable gas. The house has gas service and two gas appliances are located in the basement (water heater and furnace). I took along a soap and water spray bottle and soaped all gas connections in the basement and found no leaks. I did not detect any odors in the basement or in the house. I also soaped all connections on the gas service meter at the northwest corner of their house and found no evidence of any leaks. I took a GPS unit and found the old plugged and abandoned location for the Texas Tea – R.C. Nauman #3 (001-08442) in the corner of their backyard, which is about 211 feet from the closest portion of their house, and I found no evidence of any possible gas migration to the surface or any possible path of contamination to their basement. I informed Mrs. Lynn Casey of what I had found, and I called Mr. Michael Casey, as he was away from the house, and informed him of what I had found as well. I suggested that they call Xcel Energy, that is their gas service provider, and have them look for any leaks as well. I suggested that other possibilities might include downdrafts through sewer vents, water heater vent or furnace vent during the extremely high wind conditions we have experienced of late.
  • Date Received: April 7, 2014 Document No.: 200402707 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Water well venting methane Resolution: Dry water well drilled thorugh coal bearing formations not in proximity to CBM operations and venting methane since time drilled. Assumed to not be impacts from closest CBM well approximately 3.6 miles west of home and dry water well.
  • Date Received: April 22, 2014 Document No.: 200402859 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: In response to a complaint from the water well owner, operator collected samples for water quality analysis. Disolved methane detected at 18 mg/l. Resolution: See NOAV No. 200425334.
  • Date Received: April 23, 2014 Document No.: 200402864 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Equipment failure at the Wierman Tank Battery. The de-watering tank overflowed spilling oil onto the ground and damaged the tank. This has left the surface and sub-surface of the soil saturated with oil. I am requesting that the COGCC take environmental samples of the subsurface of the soil to determine the extent of the leak. Then require the operator to clean site, and repair equipment so no additional leaking occurs. Resolution: Corrective actions were completed. Notice of Alleged Violation document #200407199 resulted in Administrative Order by Consent Cause No. 1V, Docket No. 1407-OV-55. Refer to remediation project #8688 for additional information.
  • Date Received: May 8, 2014 Document No.: 200404220 SURFACE WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Landowner (Clifford Morris) upset regarding a Red Cedar buried pipline that runs adjacent to a private road in an area of a creek/ wash crossing in front of his property/ driveway. He believes the pipeline was not installed deep enough forcing the contractor to raise the road in the crossing area resulting in poor drainage through the wash. The landowner believes that this has resulted in excessive erosion of his property upstream and near his pond. He would like the contractor to re-establish proper drainage (in 2 areas) and clean up deposited "river rock", sediment and uprooted vegitation. Resolution: COGCC does not have jurisdiction over Red Cedar gathering(tribal entity). COGCC SW Field Inspector spoke with Clifford Morris and explained this jurisdictional limitation.
  • Date Received: May 19, 2014 Document No.: 200404966 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: I returned a call to a Mr. Randy Burdick. He stated that water from his well tasted funny and smells of sewer and/or rotten eggs. This started within the past 5-days and he has ceased drinking water from the well. He said that he though his well is about 125-feet in depth. Encana has 8-10 wells above his property approximately 200-300 yards away. WPX has locations nearby as well. Resolution:
  • Date Received: May 22, 2014 Document No.: 200405304 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant, Caroline McCracken, 303-774-6195, residing "on the corner of Hwy 26 & CR 5 1/2" in Weld County (specific address unknown), called Larry Coler, Permit/Completion Tech for COGCC, 303-894-2100 Ext.5142, (who she referred to in our conversation over the phone as "The Oil and Gas Commissioner") to complain about the truck traffic on Hwy 26 near her neighborhood. Resolution:
  • Date Received: May 29, 2014 Document No.: 200406065 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Brown called and complained that the drilling rig running north of his house is too loud Resolution: COGCC inspector Randell Johnson. visited site on 5/30/2014 and found drilling rig had been removed
  • Date Received: June 2, 2014 Document No.: 200406320 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Request to collect and analyze samples from both a domestic water well and a pond. Resolution: No indications of any oil and gas related impacts to the complainant's water well. Letter, with laboratory and field reports attached, was sent on 8/28/2014.
  • Date Received: June 13, 2014 Document No.: 200407612 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: On 6-13-2014 the COGCC office received a complaint of noise coming from the O’Connor DCP gas plant. The complainant Brad Wagner stated on 6-12-14 he had loud noise from the O’Connor DCP plant which is located west of his residence. Mr. Wagner said the noise was coming from the burners at the plant he also said he also smelled odors coming from the plant and he could see black smoke coming from the burners of the plant. Resolution: The COGCC implemented a new public complaint process on January 8, 2015. This complaint was received prior to the new process and was either investigated and resolved without formal documentation or was not fully investigated. COGCC staff reviewed historical documents and could not find information on the complaint investigation and due to time will now close the complaint.
  • Date Received: June 18, 2014 Document No.: 200407736 DUST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: There is allot of dust in the air from the wind and Oil and Gas activity in the area. Resolution: No violation found.
  • Date Received: June 19, 2014 Document No.: 200407786 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: On 06-19-2014 I received a call from Margaret Ash of the COGCC, Margaret said she had received a noise complaint from a Sherry Been. Margaret said the complaint was complaining of noise coming from the Frederick Compressor station on county road 19. Resolution: The COGCC implemented a new public complaint process on January 8, 2015. This complaint was received prior to the new process and was either investigated and resolved without formal documentation or was not fully investigated. COGCC staff reviewed historical documents and could not find information on the complaint investigation and due to time will now close the complaint.
  • Date Received: June 20, 2014 Document No.: 200407812 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complaint of operations in area of workover rigs. Resolution: Found no evidence of violation in regards to complaint.
  • Date Received: July 2, 2014 Document No.: 200408561 AIR QUALITY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Judy Meyers call COGCC on 7/2/14 to complain about eys burning and odor in area of County Rd 321. Resolution: Performed 5 inspections of locations in general area of complaint. No odor source could be determined at this time. Inspection DOC# 675200186, 675200187, 675200189, 675200190, 675200191
  • Date Received: July 7, 2014 Document No.: 200408585 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Hooker called at 8:33 PM July 6,2014 to complain about chemical odor in air. Resolution: The COGCC implemented a new public complaint process on January 8, 2015. This complaint was received prior to the new process and was either investigated and resolved without formal documentation or was not fully investigated. COGCC staff reviewed historical documents and could not find information on the complaint investigation and due to time will now close the complaint.
  • Date Received: July 7, 2014 Document No.: 200408586 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Hooker called at 8:33 PM to complain about chemical odor in area. Resolution: Drove to area of complaint. Did not detect any odor. Was onsite for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Date Received: July 7, 2014 Document No.: 200408618 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr Hooker said that chemical odor had returned at approx. 1am. 7/7/2014 Resolution: Filed inspection #675200200
  • Date Received: July 14, 2014 Document No.: 200408961 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: EPA forwarded a complaint alleging that the facility was taking drilling mud. The complaint also alleged that the material had a purple color and it discharged into a creek that that also turned purple. Resolution: No COGCC E&P waste violations were observed. Reference inspection document #667500270.
  • Date Received: July 15, 2014 Document No.: 200409035 ONSITE INSPECTION REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: A request for an inspection from Alex Fisher (DNR) and David Foster (CDPHE) on a CO Citizen Tip or complaint was sent to myself and Jim Precup. Magna has many frac tanks that are being used to store oilfield waste water (produced and flowback) in Briggsdale without containment. They have basically moved this operation from the kersey area to Briggsdale after being shut down in kersey. At such addess: Magna Energy Services 38581 hwy 14 Briggsdale CO 80611 Resolution: The COGCC implemented a new public complaint process on January 8, 2015. This complaint was received prior to the new process and was either investigated and resolved without formal documentation or was not fully investigated. COGCC staff reviewed historical documents and could not find information on the complaint investigation and due to time will now close the complaint.
  • Date Received: July 17, 2014 Document No.: 200409228 FLOOD RESPONSE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: COGCC received CDPE spill tracking report #2014-0455 stating the following: "Caller states that since the flooding of Sept. 2013 he has noticed a sheen on the ditch that smells like crude oil. At the time of the flood he tracked this back to an oil/water separator at a Noble Energy site. He thinks this area may be occupied by Anadarko now. He has not traced the oil back since the flood. When the water is running or it is raining, he sees a sheen on the ditch. He is concerned that the oil may be getting onto his property and that of his neighbors. Resolution: COGCC inspected nearby oil and gas facilities both immediately after the flood and during the July 18, 2014 site visit. COGCC collected soil samples for analysis for TPH,BTEX,PAH. Based on the insepctions and analytical results, it does not appear that there are residual impacts to the property from oil and gas spills or releases in the area.
  • Date Received: Aug. 8, 2014 Document No.: 200409931 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Potential thermogenic methane impact to the Hoffman water well. Resolution: Anadarko is continuing to monitor the impacted water wells under Investigation Work Plan (Form 27 401209655). At this time it is believed that the source of the gas has plugged. The source was the HSR-Wegner 1-30A (123-16876). Please see Form 27 401208655 for further information.
  • Date Received: Aug. 8, 2014 Document No.: 200409932 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Potential thermogenic methane impact to water well. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Aug. 8, 2014 Document No.: 200409933 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Potential thermogenic methane impact to water well. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Aug. 21, 2014 Document No.: 200410757 PROPERTY DAMAGE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Kinder Morgan Seismic Project Number: 7851 Complainant asserts: • Seismic crews parked on her property for lunch breaks and left food wrappers and toilet paper. • Seismic equipment damaged an erosion control structure • Seismic related work killed 55 trees and 25 shrubs • Seismic related work damaged 18 trees and 16 shrubs and 33 additional branches broken • Seismic related work possibly cracked a cistern Resolution: Complainant did not want an inspection; therefore, it could not be determined whether COGCC rules were violated. Complainant did not return COGCC calls after several attempts to contact complainant were made.
  • Date Received: Aug. 29, 2014 Document No.: 200411638 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Well owner reports that, "about three weeks ago the well went from a previously crystal clear water to a heavy brown hue. When a sample is left undisturbed , overnight, sediment and an oily sheen develop in the sample. My animals are not consuming the water readily." My well is unique for my area as it pumps from the Upper Arapahoe; part of an NT basin. Resolution: There were no indications of any oil and gas related impacts to the complainant's water well. A letter, with laboratory and field reports attached, was sent on 3/31/2015.
  • Date Received: Sept. 3, 2014 Document No.: 200411668 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant indicated that due to recent increase in drilling activity up Beaver Creek Road (CR 317), truck traffic has increased significantly and the trucks are running their jake brakes day and night. There are numerous rock, sand, or gravel trucks running during the day and other oil field traffic at night. All seem to ride their jake brakes. Resolution: Called Complainant. He was generally pleased with resolution and noted a positive impact of the actions taken by County and Operator. I noted to him that WPX had expressed desire to be contacted directly in the future, but if they were unable to resolve, he could always call COGCC back.
  • Date Received: Sept. 3, 2014 Document No.: 200411681 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Well owner unclear as to the status of his water well relative to my agency’s groundwater baseline sampling and monitoring requirements. Resolution: Complainant was unclear as to the status of his water well relative to the COGCC's baseline ground water sampling and monitoring requirements. I explained that our rule requires the collection and analysis of samples from up to four water sources within a 1/4 mile radius of the proposed facility. I added that I had measured his water well to be 0.83 miles from the reference point for the sampling program he was asking about, hence he wouldn't be included. I also asked for permission to sample his water well, but he said that there was no need to do so.
  • Date Received: Sept. 9, 2014 Document No.: 200411762 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Excessive but intermittant noise emanating from facility, described as sounding like a "jet-engine". Mr. Shaklee said Kinder Morgan recently installed a valve to control upstream pressure, and he has talked to Mike Rutherford (Land Man) about issue, but has had no follow up noise issue. Is also concerned for residents who live closer to facility than the 0.5 mile distance he is from Faciltiy. Resolution: Complaint referred to US DOT (Mr. Tom Finch) on 9-9-2014 as facility is not under COGCC regulatory jurisdiction.
  • Date Received: Sept. 16, 2014 Document No.: 200412082 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Operator was preforming matance work early AM before sun rise. Complant stated he has a noise meter and he beleives it exceeded COGCC rules Resolution: No viloations found
  • Date Received: Sept. 22, 2014 Document No.: 200412560 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: wATER WELL OWNER WOULD LIKE HIS WELL SAMPLED. Resolution: Subsurface investigation of subsidence shows that it is not related to O&G activity on property. Letter with all supporting documentation sent to property owner.
  • Date Received: Oct. 14, 2014 Document No.: 200413759 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: The landowner noticed bubbles in his water well. Requested COGCC sample his water. Resolution: Four Corners Geoscience tested the water for methane. The results were 0.01 mg/l. Hydrogen sulfide content was below detection level. San Juan Basin Health tested the sample for coliform bacteria and found none present. Green Analytical Laboratory tests were returned with no parameters or constituents above Table 910-1 standards.
  • Date Received: Oct. 21, 2014 Document No.: 200414788 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Mr. Shelton faxed in 4 complaint forms on 10/16/2014 complaining of noise from "Either Extreme Rig #20 or some other rig North and West of our home" Resolution: On 10-21-2014 at approx 12:00 I was contacted by Jim Precub and advised on a noise complaint at 11148 Columbine st in Firestone Colorado, I was advised the complainant had indicated the noise was possibly coming from the Extreme Rig #20 which was located to the Northwest of the residence. I arrived at approx 1:00pm at the residence and I proceeded to perform a sound study approx 25’ from the Northwest corner of the residence. At the time of the sound study the wind speed was between 0 mph and 2 mph out of the southwest. During the study heavy traffic including several large trucks were observed travelling on the road directly behind the residence. After performing the sound study I was informed by Jim Precub that the extreme rig #20 in question had completed drilling and moved from location sometime between the 20th and 21st of September. A inspection # 673801494 of the site API # 05-123-39683 was performed and attached to the inspection is a copy of the sound study.
  • Date Received: Oct. 21, 2014 Document No.: 200414805 AESTHETICS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: In your capacity as Inspector for Colorado's Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, I wish to file a complaint of a Rule 804 Aesthetic and Noise Control violation that is occurring at several Arapaho County wellpads operated by ConocoPhillips dba Burlington Resources (COP). COP continues to install large Thermal Combustors as made by QTI. I could tell that at least one was in Operation at their Wellpad on Watkins Road just South of Jewell Ave - the 4-well operation there. The Thermal Combustor was making the usual loud fan noise of these units, leading me to think they are in operation. COGCC Rule 804 calls for these facilities to be painted a non-gloss color roughly matching surrounding terrain. Yet, the Combustors are in their new shiny steel coat, which is a great eyesore, and in plain view fromf public roads such as Watkins Road and Jewell Ave., among others. I would appreciate if you would perform a CO Complaint inspection of the COP 4-well pad on Watkins Road, and the two other Pads to the West of this one, and on Jewell Road. All have the unpainted Thermal Combustors installed. Their may be other pads with such non-conforming Paint issues that I have not yet seen. And their Aurora, CO well pad (Cherry Creek Vista) that is Western most on Jewell Ave and near Sand Creek has just received a Walking Beam pump that is painted in Black, not earthtone. This pad also has a non-compliant Thermal Combustor installed. Note that following Rule 804 was a condition of Aurora's approval for the development of this wellpad in that city. So the Operator is violating both the COGCC rule, as well as the City's conditional approval of their Development Application at that Aurora well pad. Thank you for following up with CO inspections for these complaints. Resolution: Susan Sherman, field inspector, called Mr. Dougherty on 10/22/2014 to tell him that inspections were completed on 05-005-7189, 7191, 7192 and 7194 (Watkins pad), 05-005-7215 (Cottonwood Creek pad), and 05-005-7217, 7218 (Grimm Motorcross and Sunset pad) on 10/21/2014 as he requested. There are four silver combustors at the Watkin pad and one silver combustor at the Cottonwood Creek pad but they are temporary, in process equipment and will be there until the wells are put into production. She told him that the operator said that this should be until the end of 2014. There was no silver combustor at the Grimm Motorcross and Sunset pad. She asked for clarification on the location of the black walking beam as the most western pad on Jewell is curently the Cottonwood Creek pad and not the Cherry Creek Vista. The Cherry Creek Vista well is not drilled yet. The entire pump jack at Cottonwood Creek was tan/green. He said that it must be the Cottonwood Creek location that he was referring to.
  • Date Received: Oct. 31, 2014 Document No.: 200416174 OPERATOR RELATIONSHIP Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: "There as been threats of jail if land-owners try to clear right-of-way problems. But they do not respond to calls and requests to fix it. They own nothing but their equipment, they pay none of our property taxes." Resolution: The COGCC implemented a new public complaint process on January 8, 2015. This complaint was received prior to the new process and was either investigated and resolved without formal documentation or was not fully investigated. COGCC staff reviewed historical documents and could not find information on the complaint investigation and due to time will now close the complaint.
  • Date Received: Nov. 10, 2014 Document No.: 200416750 AIR QUALITY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: POLLUTION, GAS (SMELL), NOISE, 17,000 POPELE WILL GET CANCER: CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL! YOUR (sic) KILLING THE EARTH AND HUMANS FOR PROFIT. NO REGULA (sic). NO FARMS, NO FOOD! HASN'T A DOCTOR EVER TELL (SIC) YOU THAT INHALING GAS KILLS YOUR BRAIN CELLS. Resolution: The COGCC implemented a new public complaint process on January 8, 2015. This complaint was received prior to the new process and was either investigated and resolved without formal documentation or was not fully investigated. COGCC staff reviewed historical documents and could not find information on the complaint investigation and due to time will now close the complaint.
  • Date Received: Nov. 21, 2014 Document No.: 200417570 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Oil and Gas operator is building a pad up CR 317 (Beaver Creek Road). Contractors are running up and down road with the Jake Brakes on. “Signs are posted stating no Jake Brakes on road.” Resolution: No Violation of Cogcc Rules were found. Matter was referred to Garfield County
  • Date Received: Nov. 24, 2014 Document No.: 200417808 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Caller requested a baseline water sample by COGCC Resolution: No evidence of impacts in the baseline water sample results. Letter mailed to Mr. Poche.
  • Date Received: Dec. 3, 2014 Document No.: 200418532 ACCESS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complaint Number: Complaint Filed By: Ellen Readio, 12695 Oxford Road, Longmont, CO 80504, Phone (303) 774-9295 Initial Complaint Contact with Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission: phone conversation with Jane Stanczyk, referred to Craig Carlile for follow up field interview. Complaint Interview Date: December 2, 2014, Conducted by Craig Carlile, Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Field Inspector, Phone (970) 629-8279 Date of Incident: Saturday, November 29, 2014 Incident Description: On November 29, 2014 the complainant observed a Dawson Geophysical seismic crew installing data sampling equipment (geophones) in a historically significant cemetery (Pleasant View Ridge Cemetery) across County Line Road to the East of her residence. The complainant approached the crew inquiring about their presence and appropriateness of their work activity being within the fenced boundary of the cemetery. Complainant reported that the crew responded that they were unaware that they were on cemetery property. A member of the work crew stated to the complainant that the work was being performed for Anadarko Petroleum and offered an Anadarko business card. Two members of the crew engaged in conversation with the complainant and neither was able to provide a business card. Complainant also reported that the crew was not able to provide a work permit. Complainant reported that the crew left the cemetery by tilting a fence post and stepping over the associated wire fence on the north side of the cemetery property. This action may have damaged/broken the fence post at its base. The geophones and wire were present on the location at the time of the complainant interview. Reference Information: Cemetery is located North of Oxford Road and East of County Line Road Closest well: API 05-123-20764 (Note: this well is relevant only due to its proximity to the incident.) Dawson Geophysical Inc., Denver Offices: 1675 Broadway Suite 2150, Denver, CO 80202, Phone: 800-332-9766 Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Denver Offices Resolution: Complaint Number: Complaint Filed By: Ellen Readio, 12695 Oxford Road, Longmont, CO 80504, Phone (303) 774-9295 Initial Complaint Contact with Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission: phone conversation with Jane Stanczyk, referred to Craig Carlile for follow up field interview. Complaint Interview Date: December 2, 2014, Conducted by Craig Carlile, Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Field Inspector, Phone (970) 629-8279 Date of Incident: Saturday, November 29, 2014 Incident Description: On November 29, 2014 the complainant observed a Dawson Geophysical seismic crew installing data sampling equipment (geophones) in a historically significant cemetery (Pleasant View Ridge Cemetery) across County Line Road to the East of her residence. The complainant approached the crew inquiring about their presence and appropriateness of their work activity being within the fenced boundary of the cemetery. Complainant reported that the crew responded that they were unaware that they were on cemetery property. A member of the work crew stated to the complainant that the work was being performed for Anadarko Petroleum and offered an Anadarko business card. Two members of the crew engaged in conversation with the complainant and neither was able to provide a business card. Complainant also reported that the crew was not able to provide a work permit. Complainant reported that the crew left the cemetery by tilting a fence post and stepping over the associated wire fence on the north side of the cemetery property. This action may have damaged/broken the fence post at its base. The geophones and wire were present on the location at the time of the complainant interview. Reference Information: Cemetery is located North of Oxford Road and East of County Line Road Closest well: API 05-123-20764 (Note: this well is relevant only due to its proximity to the incident.) Dawson Geophysical Inc., Denver Offices: 1675 Broadway Suite 2150, Denver, CO 80202, Phone: 800-332-9766 Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Denver Offices: 1099 1
  • Date Received: Dec. 8, 2014 Document No.: 200418965 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Voicemail from Bob Hooker (970)625-5362. Oil field gravel trucks on Garfield County Road 320 and Beaver Creek are creating excessive noise from jake brakes. Resolution: Left a voicemail with Mr. Hooker saying the complaint would be referred to Garfield County because it was highway noise and not O&G location noise. Spoke with Kirby Wynn and he said he would speak with WPX and also the sheriff and attempt to resolve.
  • Date Received: Dec. 8, 2014 Document No.: 200419063 SOIL CONTAMINATION Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant is concerned about dumping of possible E&P waste on nearby property. Referred from EPA - See attached email Doc#2615020 Resolution: Referred to Weld County, potential zoning violation. COGCC did not uncover evidence of E&P Waste handling at the location.
  • Date Received: Dec. 11, 2014 Document No.: 200419102 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complaintant states strong odor noticed near Hwy 52 and Hwy 287. See attached Document #02021149 Resolution: The COGCC implemented a new public complaint process on January 8, 2015. This complaint was received prior to the new process and was either investigated and resolved without formal documentation or was not fully investigated. COGCC staff reviewed historical documents and could not find information on the complaint investigation and due to time will now close the complaint.
  • Date Received: Dec. 14, 2014 Document No.: 200419273 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: See attached Document # 2021158 Resolution: The COGCC implemented a new public complaint process on January 8, 2015. This complaint was received prior to the new process and was either investigated and resolved without formal documentation or was not fully investigated. COGCC staff reviewed historical documents and could not find information on the complaint investigation and due to time will now close the complaint.
  • Date Received: Dec. 22, 2014 Document No.: 200419992 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Well owner requested sampling and water-quality analysis. Resolution: No indications of any oil and gas related impacts to the complainant's water well. Letter, with laboratory and field reports attached, was sent on 3/27/2015.
  • Date Received: Dec. 24, 2014 Document No.: 200420252 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: After several months of very little activity, there were several trucks and huge lights set up and something was going on for about 48 hours at the well site. My two daughters who were home the whole time are now sick with congestion, sore throat and terrible headaches. I called Encana to find out what was going on at the well and they didn't even know anyone was out at the site. Within 20 minutes of my call, the lights were out and the trucks were gone. I want to know what happened. I want to know if there was a toxic release into my atmosphere and if my family has been put in danger. I also want an email with confirmation that this complaint has been recieved and filed correctly with my exact wording. Resolution: The COGCC implemented a new public complaint process on January 8, 2015. This complaint was received prior to the new process and was either investigated and resolved without formal documentation or was not fully investigated. COGCC staff reviewed historical documents and could not find information on the complaint investigation and due to time will now close the complaint.
  • Date Received: Jan. 6, 2015 Document No.: 200420835 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant called in on hotline @ 4:37 pm January 5,2015 stating noise from operations "west of Hwy 257 and Eastman Pwky" was excessive Resolution: Unable to determine exact location of source. Numerous operations ongoing at time
  • Date Received: Jan. 7, 2015 Document No.: 200421141 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: There is a gas well about 1/8th of a mile from our home that blew a valve (?) about 4 months ago and about a week and a half after that our water started getting a really bad sulfur odor, I mean gag factor now! I find it curious that it started since we have been out there 7 years and our water has been great up until that incident. Resolution: Complaint #200432841 was determined to be a duplicate of Complaint #200421145 which was resolved on 3/30/2015. See Complaint #200421145 for details on the resolution.
  • Date Received: Jan. 7, 2015 Document No.: 200421145 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: There is a gas well about 1/8th of a mile from our home that blew a valve (?) about 4 months ago and about a week and a half after that our water started getting a really bad sulfur odor, I mean gag factor now! I find it curious that it started since we have been out there 7 years and our water has been great up until that incident. Resolution: The analysis of water samples collected from the subject well did not indicate any impact from petroleum drilling and production activities. See letter to the well owner (document 2314492) for full details and analytical results.
  • Date Received: Jan. 10, 2015 Document No.: 200421371 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: I oppose the addition of the new wells in Northwest Erie. If there must be wells, my hope is that they are small and spaced apart-not the big mess that was already created in Vista Ridge. What does Erie have to gain by adding so many wells at once? Resolution: After review of the complaint, it was determined that the complainant was commenting on a proposed oil and gas location rather than an issue with a current location. Therefore, her comments were included on the proposed 2A for EnCana's Woolley-Sosa-Becky 7H-E1 location near County Road and 10 1/2. As a result, this complaint was closed and the complainant was e-mailed on 1/12/2015.
  • Date Received: Jan. 14, 2015 Document No.: 200421604 ACCESS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: *Location: Perhaps north of table mesa, by the government bldg on Broadway and 27th way.* Traffic: don't remember, big trucks with a bed and covered material on the bed. Broadway Street Resolution: There are no active wells in miles of the area she lives in. This complaint was sent to: Phone:(720) 564-2034 Fax: (720) 564-2072 E-mail:schmidtj@bouldercolorado.gov Jim Schmidt--City of Boulder, Open Space & Mtn Parks Dept. 66 S. Cherryvale Road Boulder, CO 80303
  • Date Received: Jan. 5, 2015 Document No.: 200421738 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Land owner is concerned about recent changes to his water well. Expressed concern about a sulfur odor coming from the water. Resolution: Based on sampling, there is no evidence to indicate that water quality in this domestic well has been impacted by nearby oil and gas operations. A Eckman for Jim Hughes.
  • Date Received: Jan. 23, 2015 Document No.: 200421985 LIGHTING Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: ,The noise is constant and loud and usually at night. Bright work lights also accompany the location to disturb the peace. Resolution: Complaint # 200421985 # 200421987 Date Complaint Received: 1-28-2015 Location Inspected: VOGL State Location # 331358 Inspection Document # 673801721 Complainant: Craig Parrott/Brett Shelton Phone: Not Provided Address: 5765 Mountain Shadows Blvd, Firestone CO 80504/11148 Columbine Street Firestone CO 80504 Nature of Complaint: Noise/Lighting Field Inspector Assigned: Jason E. Gomez Field Inspection Actions: I returned to the Vogl location on 1-29-2015 at approx 1530 hrs to perform a sound study at the location. At the time of the sound study the wind speed was between 0 to 5 mph out of the west, I set up the sound study on the SE side of the location approx 350’ from the outer wall of the east side of the location GPS coordinates 40.17559 -104.95589. During the sound study the gravel pit location to the east was creating back ground noise during the study as well as traffic noise from I-25 to the west. I performed another site inspection at the location see inspection (#673801721) for details of inspection and attached sound study results. Upon my re-inspection I observed all directional lighting at location appeared to be directed toward the ground and toward the center of the location as before. None of the lights were on at the time of the inspection.
  • Date Received: Jan. 23, 2015 Document No.: 200421986 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location is just west of County Road 13, North of County Road 28. Low frequency sound from the site is strong all night, every night, because the ground shakes from the noise. Please evaluate low frequency noise pursuant to Rule 802.d. ALSO: lighting at the site does not conform to rule 803. Please require the operator to come into compliance with all rules immediately, they are a nuisance and impacting my ability to enjoy my property. Please fine them each day for each rule violated. THIS IS TOO LOUD for residential areas so close by. The sound echoes throughout our subdivision. There are many repeated offenses by Anadarko, and I have complained many time and plan to complain to the legislature and file nuisance and injunctive suits against operators and regulators if something is not done. Resolution: Area resident 2 miles to the south of the location(s) identified by the complainant (NE corner of CR 13 and 28) complained about noise and lighting early in the morning on 1/23 and 1/26. OGCC inspector was given complaint on 1/28 to investigate. OGCC observed drill out operations from a tubing coil rig. OGCC inspectors talked to rep. from Anadarko and learned that drill out operations did not start until 12:45 pm on 1/26. Light plants were on location but were not turned on until the night of 1/26. OGCC inspector observed active residential construction to the north of the complainant. A sound survey was taken 25 ft from the complainants house. C scale average for the survey was 73 db. Temperature during survey was 56 and wind was 10-20 mph out of the west, wind was too fast for a valid survey. Location ID 436585 was also inspected, no activity was happening on that location.
  • Date Received: Jan. 23, 2015 Document No.: 200421987 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location is just west of County Road 26, West of County Road 13. VERY loud noise came from the site, waking me and making it impossible to sleep. Noise got VERY loud about 1:30 a.m., and lasted until at least 2:15 a.m. The sound echoes through our entire subdivision. Also, low frequency sound is strong all night, every night, because the ground shakes from the noise too. In addition to taking sound measurements as required by Rule 802.b(3), you may also take measurements at my residence if you would like, pursuant to Rule 802.c(1). Please evaluate low frequency noise pursuant to Rule 802.d. Also, lighting at the site DOES NOT conform to rule 803. Please require the operator to come into compliance with all rules immediately, they are a nuisance and impacting my ability to enjoy my property. Please fine them each day for each rule violated. THIS IS TOO LOUD for residential areas so close by. The sound echoes throughout our subdivision. There are many, many repeated offenses, and I have complained many times. Please ban them from operating between 7 pm and 7am, they have repeatedly broken rules and cannot be counted on to comply. I plan to file nuisance and injunctive suits against operator and regulators if the problems are not earnestly addressed. Resolution: Area resident 2 miles to the south of the location(s) identified by the complainant (NE corner of CR 13 and 28) complained about noise and lighting early in the morning on 1/23 and 1/26. OGCC inspector was given complaint on 1/28 to investigate. OGCC observed drill out operations from a tubing coil rig. OGCC inspectors talked to rep. from Anadarko and learned that drill out operations did not start until 12:45 pm on 1/26. Light plants were on location but were not turned on until the night of 1/26. OGCC inspector observed active residential construction to the north of the complainant. A sound survey was taken 25 ft from the complainants house. C scale average for the survey was 73 db. Temperature during survey was 56 and wind was 10-20 mph out of the west, wind was too fast for a valid survey. Location ID 436585 was also inspected, no activity was happening on that location.
  • Date Received: Jan. 30, 2015 Document No.: 200422595 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: *Location: "Vogel" site, North of Weld County Road 26 about a mile West of Weld County Road 13.* All night strong low frequency noise comes from the site at our house. Loud chattering and rumbling from the ground all night. Then, very loud audible noise came from the site at about 5:20 am, lasting about 25 minutes, then starting again at about 6:10 and lasting until at least 7 a.m. when I left for work. The audible sound is so loud it echoes through our neighborhood. Please require the operator to come into compliance with all rules immediately, they are a nuisance and impacting my ability to enjoy my property. Please fine them each day for each rule violated. THIS IS TOO LOUD for residential areas so close by. The sound echoes throughout our subdivision. There are many many repeated offenses, and I have complained many times. Please REVOKE THEIR PERMISSION TO OPERATE between 7pm and 7 am, as they have repeatedly broken regulations and cannot be counted on to comply. They abuse the rights of local homeowners, habitually and we rely on you, the regulators, to protect us by enforcing the regulations. Resolution: Three inspections were performed at the Vogl pad (673801713, 673801721, and 674102051) and four inspections were performed at the Barefoot pad (673801670, 674102045, 674102047, 674102048). During all seven of these inspections it was determined that no violations were occurring related to noise or lights. See referenced reports for the testing details including results from five separate sound surveys.
  • Date Received: Feb. 3, 2015 Document No.: 200422766 AIR QUALITY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Not enough information. This complaint is from the EPA and the doc # for that referral is: 02494420. This Form 18 is going straight to 18A. Location: Weld, CO between i25 & HW85 Caller stated company is purging gases in the air instead of burning it off or putting it down the line. Caller stated this occurs on a daily basis. Resolution: There was not enough information to process this complaint. The location covers too many wells to specify. The complaint was anonymous so there is no contact information to find out more about this complaint.
  • Date Received: Feb. 4, 2015 Document No.: 200422848 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: ,At my home, during the night, I can hear and feel drilling vibration and sounds. It runs for some time, stops, And starts again. I live in Carlson farms. Resolution: OGCC inspectors were on location on 2/4/15. Complainant was called and messages were left on 2/4/15 and 2/5/15, OGCC inspectors never got any response from complainant. OGCC inspectors searched sections 1, 2,11,12,13 and 14 of 4N 68W, sections 5, 6, 7, and 8 of 4N 67W, and sections 25, 26, 35, and 36 of 5N 68W and sections 29, 30, 31, and 32 of 5N 67W. No pulling units, drilling rigs, fracking or flow back operations active in these sections. Inspection DOC# 674102074.
  • Date Received: Feb. 5, 2015 Document No.: 200422930 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: *location: West of York St CR11 and between 12 & 10 East of the Colorado National Speedway. Noise & light 24 hours a day. Its a pipeline construction. Resolution: COGCC does not have authority over mid-stream operations; therefore no noise survey was conducted.
  • Date Received: Feb. 10, 2015 Document No.: 200423543 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: This is not freeway noise, and the gravel pit near the vogel site does not operate this loudly and not at this time of day. Low frequency noise, very strong, started at 2 a.m. and was strong until at least 2:30. Then again woke me at 4 a.m., having gotten very strong again, and coupled with about 20 minutes of loud audible noise. The low frequency continued very strong until at least 5:30, though it's strength varied. typically very early morning- 2 am to 5 am. Resolution: This complaint was investigated under the other complaint numbers: 200421987, 200421986, 200422073, 200422380 and 200422595. The inspection reports for the Barefoot Pad: 673801670, 674102045, 674102047 & 674102048. The inspection reports for the Vogl Pad: 673801713, 673801721 & 674102051.
  • Date Received: Feb. 10, 2015 Document No.: 200423589 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: I have been told that there is no permits for dumping production water up County Rd. 313 in Garfield County. If this is true they have been taking trucks to a site at the end of the County road this winter. It was started when the evaporation pond down the road was getting reclaimed. They had been dumping in it for the last two years or more. I am not against drilling I just feel that rules need to be followed. I do live on this road and have watch this going on for some time. Mike S. After asking for more information: Yes it is above the Twin Spruce and below Reggie Jacksons. The county has a snow mobile parking lot or turn around right by the gate that they are going in. It is also about ½ mile above the Crown Peak ranch. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Feb. 20, 2015 Document No.: 200425176 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: On the Oil and Gas Commission web site, you state that fracking fluid is safe. Nothing colld be further from the truth. In fact fracking fluid contains various carcinogens and other toxic chemicals, some of which we don't know of because oil and gas operators have been given a pass on disclosure of most toxic chemicals used in the fracking process. Please cleanup your site and make sure that only honest and trustwowtrthy information is provided the public. If you have any questions please give me a call 303 284 3382 Resolution: This complaint was not location specific or rule specific.
  • Date Received: March 5, 2015 Document No.: 200425763 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: *Location: 6N67W32* *Extraction well* At approximately 6:47pm on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, my husband and I were standing in my kitchen when I heard a loud boom and my entire house shook. Our location is in Pelican Hills, 1235 Hilltop Drive. Other neighbors were outside looking around the neighborhood due to this explosion - wondering what was happening. Neighbors called each other, oil well contacts, and 911. There are also strong fumes outside the home coming directly from the well to the west of the subdivision. I contacted Jason Gomez, the State Northwest Area Inspector at 7:17pm to report the incident. Resolution: Complaint Form Template Complaint #: 200425764/200425763 Field Inspector Assigned: Gomez, Jason Complaint Received: Date: 3/5/2015; Time (Military): 19: 15 Contacted by Inspector: Date: 3/6/2015, Time (Military): Well Number: 05-Choose an item.-Click here to enter text. Location #: 427262 Inspection Document #: 673801860/673801866 Complainant: Carmen Polk ,Phyllis Stark Phone: 970-290-800/970-227-1273 Address: 1449 Hilltop Circle/1235 Hilltop Circle Nature of complaint: Noise Field Inspector Actions: On 3-6-2015 I went to the Pavistma pad to observe Exaction as they put the site by in operation from being shut in from the high line pressure. I performed a site inspection in the daylight to see if there could be any other causes of the noise heard the night before by the complainants. I did not observe any damage at the location or any other possible sources of the noise. I contacted the complainants by phone and advised them of my inspections and what the possible source of the noise may have been. I also asked if any of the complainants had damage to there windows and they both indicated they had not observed any damage at this time. When I spoke with Mrs. Polk she indicated she had smelled a strong odor coming from the location prior to the loud noise, I advised her that Extraction had open top tanks on location but I did not detect any odors during my inspection, but I would forward on this part of the complaint to CDPHE for further follow up.
  • Date Received: March 5, 2015 Document No.: 200425764 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Over the past couple of months I have called Extraction company for excessive burn flames from the torches as well as toxic odors and fumes emitting from the torches and rig site. This evening, there was an excessive BOOM in our neighborhood that has caused one window, that I am aware of to crack in a residential home. Other neighbors will check their homes tomorrow for damages. Not only is this noise excessive and intrusive, but to have damage on homes/properties is not acceptable. While Extraction has been a very friendly company to work with, and easily accessible, I still have to wonder if the smells, excessive torches and now this BOOM are still something the Oil and Gas Commission to be regulating with more diligence. Jason Gomez, with the OGCC, came out and spoke to me in person this evening. He has given his contact information to myself and I have relayed his information to all of the surrounding neighbors, as I am the neighborhood contact. He has also relayed that Extraction has agreed to pay for any/all damages. The site has also been shut down for the evening. Resolution: Complaint Form Template Complaint #: 200425764/200425763 Field Inspector Assigned: Gomez, Jason Complaint Received: Date: 3/5/2015; Time (Military): 19: 15 Contacted by Inspector: Date: 3/6/2015, Time (Military): Well Number: 05-Choose an item.-Click here to enter text. Location #: 427262 Inspection Document #: 673801860/673801866 Complainant: Carmen Polk ,Phyllis Stark Phone: 970-290-800/970-227-1273 Address: 1449 Hilltop Circle/1235 Hilltop Circle Nature of complaint: Noise Field Inspector Actions: On 3-6-2015 I went to the Pavistma pad to observe Exaction as they put the site by in operation from being shut in from the high line pressure. I performed a site inspection in the daylight to see if there could be any other causes of the noise heard the night before by the complainants. I did not observe any damage at the location or any other possible sources of the noise. I contacted the complainants by phone and advised them of my inspections and what the possible source of the noise may have been. I also asked if any of the complainants had damage to there windows and they both indicated they had not observed any damage at this time. When I spoke with Mrs. Polk she indicated she had smelled a strong odor coming from the location prior to the loud noise, I advised her that Extraction had open top tanks on location but I did not detect any odors during my inspection, but I would forward on this part of the complaint to CDPHE for further follow up.
  • Date Received: March 5, 2015 Document No.: 200425766 FLARING Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: *This complaint has been sent to Jim Precup for Odor and Noise. But the Flaring has been sent to Engineering* Over the past couple of months I have called Extraction company for excessive burn flames from the torches as well as toxic odors and fumes emitting from the torches and rig site. This evening, there was an excessive BOOM in our neighborhood that has caused one window, that I am aware of to crack in a residential home. Other neighbors will check their homes tomorrow for damages. Not only is this noise excessive and intrusive, but to have damage on homes/properties is not acceptable. While Extraction has been a very friendly company to work with, and easily accessible, I still have to wonder if the smells, excessive torches and now this BOOM are still something the Oil and Gas Commission to be regulating with more diligence. Resolution: This issue has been included and investigated under compliant document numbers 200425763 and 200425764. Specifically, inspection doc #s 673801860 and 673801866. No issues identified.
  • Date Received: March 9, 2015 Document No.: 200426201 LIGHTING Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Since they have started drilling there has been excessive:bright lights. Resolution: Complaint #: 200426201 Field Inspector Assigned: Carlile, Craig Complaint Received: Date: 3/9/2015 Contacted by Inspector: Via phone, left message. Date: 3/10/2015, Time (Military): 16:45 Well Number: 05-123-40177 Location #: 438862 Inspection Document #:67400 2063 Complainant: Margaret Czajkowski Phone: 970 481-4875 Address: 7129 Parks Lane Fort Lupton, CO 80621 Nature of complaint: Lights, Traffic, Noise Field Inspector Actions: A thorough inspection of the location was conducted by Craig Carlile and a simultaneous sound survey was conducted by Jason Gomez. It was determined that: This is multi-well location (13 Wells), on the date of the inspection the first two wells were being fractured in an alternating fashion (zipper frac). Well (API 05-123-40177) was completing the 16th stage of 18 total stages. The frac pumps were running during the duration of the sound survey. Sound survey attached to inspection document 674002063 yielded a A scale LEQ level of: 56.1 Decibels Operator is planning to continue working the wells from a west to east fashion. Anadarko representative on location at the time of the inspection: Jim COGCC Field Inspector Craig Carlile notified the Anadarko representative of the complaint and the nature of the complaint. Storm water features included a cattle guard type track pad at the entrance/exit of the location, drainage ditches, berms, sediment trap and a culvert. These are shown in the following photos: cattle guard type track pad culvert at location entrance entrance/Exit road condition sediment trap Multiple portable diesel powered lighting units were on the location. During the day light inspection, it was observed that the lights were kept to a minimum height and were directed downward. The Anadarko representative on sight offered that they would survey and attempt to identify any areas of potential improvement during the night shift. Representative photos of the lighting units follow. Summary: No apparent violation of COGCC rules were found during the inspection.
  • Date Received: March 13, 2015 Document No.: 200426498 LIGHTING Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: see above Resolution: Two COGCC field inspectors, Jason Gomez and Craig Carlile visited the location to conduct a FLIR video survey (attached to inspection) and visit with the operation personnel. The location supervisor, Cory commented that during the last freezing weather the operation experienced an upset condition due to frozen pipes that resulted in an increased volume of gas being directed to the flare. As the freezing conditions were resolved the flaring gas was returned to normal volume. The plant does not have any truck traffic delivering or removing oil and gas products. Traffic at the location is limited to personal vehicles of the operational staff. During the day time inspection, it appeared that lighting was directed down into the location.
  • Date Received: March 16, 2015 Document No.: 200426537 SOIL CONTAMINATION Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: **Location: Former KPK Tank Battery - Intersection of County Road 22 and County Road 23. West .6 miles and North.3 miles.** Leaking Tanks. Resolution: No indication of leaking tanks or a former tank battery were observed in the vicinity of the complaint location.
  • Date Received: March 16, 2015 Document No.: 200426551 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: the noise has been an issue since they started,but it has been particularly louder in the past week. Resolution: Complaint DOC#200426551. OGCC inspector returned to location on 3/18/15 to try and run a sound survey. The last two days have been too windy to run a survey. As expected, drill out operations have ceased. OGCC staff talked with complainant on 3/16/15 and explained that the coil tubing rig would be off location soon. OGCC staff also explained the next activity that would occur on location, that being snubing in and flow back. Complainant was content to hear that loud completion activity on location would soon be ceasing. Encana informed OGCC staff that snubing would only take place during daylight hours. Complainant is aware he can file another complaint if issues arise during sunb in or flow back. No sound survey was run because tubing coil rig is off location.
  • Date Received: March 17, 2015 Document No.: 200426623 AIR QUALITY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Air Quality/Odor Resident can see and smell the issue. Resident is South of the Site. Smells like: unburnt/raw and sometimes burnt diesel fuel. First noticed 3/16/2015. It is happening right now. Also they can see the black exhaust pouring out from the top of the partially enclosed structure. smell it from the south side of the center pivot for irrigation. Resolution: COGCC has no rules to address diesel emissions, this was explained to complainant on 3/17/15.
  • Date Received: March 17, 2015 Document No.: 200426631 RECLAMATION Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: On section 25 I made a complaint about the pad site over a year ago. EOG never planted any grass and it was blowing dirt and never have moved the fence in. I have talked with L. B. Myer of EOG about this he says they will do it but have never done it. Today I got a letter from EOG saying they are coming on my property to do staking, surveying, and inspecting proposed routes for roads, pipe lines, potential well sites and other related production facilities. I do not want them to do this because they have never done what they are supposed to an the original pad sites. Resolution: COGCC Reclamation Specialist (Gary Hegeland) met with Mr. Lambertson on location at the Jersey #12-25H well pad, API #05-123-30994, to discuss Reclamation issues. Mr. Lambertson was concerned with the fences surrounding EOG locations on his property that did not have completed interim reclamation, the oil and gas pads had not been reduced in size and reseeded; therefore Mr. Lambertson could not use this portion of his land. Essentially, Mr. Lambertson wanted the land to be reclaimed and released from EOG control for his use on the interim reclamation areas that were no longer needed for production. The Reclamation inspector Gary Hegeland issued an action required inspection to EOG requiring the interim reclamation to be conducted. Upon follow up with Mr. Lloyd Lambertson Mr. Hegeland was informed that EOG had reduced the size of the pad as requested and re-seeded the area and returned the site to pasture grasses. Mr. Lambertson stated he was pleased with the response from EOG and satisfied with the resolution of this situation
  • Date Received: March 17, 2015 Document No.: 200426640 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: I own 154.5 acres of land in Elbert County described as follows: Section: 18 Township: 6 Range: 62 SW4Subdivision: Rurala. There is an oil and gas well on this property. I also own the mineral rights. Overland Resources LLC is the operator for this well. Their business address is: 2480 Willamette Ln., Greenwood Village, CO 80121 Phone 303-800-6175 This address, This is the residence of Gregory Pandolfo the manager and perhaps owner of Overland Resources. Overland Resources issued check number 141079 and dated 12/31/14 for payment of royalties owed to me drawn on account 4000270391 at the Guaranty Bank and Trust of Denver in the amount of $1588.49. I did not receive this check until Feb 7, 20015. Upon deposit of this check it was returned for insufficient funds. I called the bank and they informed me the check was written on an account that is closed. I have made repeated calls to this office at the number above and each time have gotten a recording to leave my name and number and they will call me back or send an email to an address given in the recording. I have left messages concerning this problem but no call back has ever been received. I also sent an email to the email address mentioned in the recording and finally received an answer from Gregory Pandolfo about a week after I made the first inquiry. He blamed the oil purchaser (Plains Marketing) for sending him a check which bounced and he had drawn funds against this deposit that never took place. This is absolutely false. Plains Marketing did no such thing. Pandolfo’s emails to me of March 6 and 7 each promised immediate payment but this never took place. There have been several emails back and forth that have resolved nothing. I would be happy to provide copies upon request. I have tried to resolve this by every means I know of and have made absolutely no progress. As of this date I can get no response from Pandolfo or anyone else at Overland Resources (I’m not sure there is anyone else). The insufficient funds check referred to above is suppos Resolution:
  • Date Received: March 17, 2015 Document No.: 200426693 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: This email is to lodge a complaint against Overland Resources LLC. I am the court appointed conservator for Mary Ann Turner, protected person. Ms. Turner owns an oil & gas interest which is leased to Overland Resources. I received a check for her monthly royalty payment in January, the check was returned by the bank as the account the check was drawn on was closed. I have left voice mails and sent emails to Gregory Pandolfo, the manager for Overland Resources regarding re-issuing the royalty payment, I have had no response from him or the company. Mary Ann Turner, the owner of this royalty interest, is in a nursing home on long term care Medicaid. Her income must be turned over to the nursing home on a monthly basis. I have had difficulty in working with Overland Resources regarding non-payment in the past. I would appreciate some assistance in forcing Overland Resources to comply with its commitment. The contact information for the company is listed below. I can be reached at my office at 303-892-7241, or via this email address. Thank you for your assistance. OVERLAND RESOURCES LLC GREGORY PANDOLFO - MANAGER 303-725-2379 (Mobile) 5910 S. UNIVERSITY BLVD. SUITE C18 PMB 440 GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO 80121 303-800-6175 (O) 720-204-4078 (F) Resolution: Left VM message for Gregory Pandolfo at Overland Resources and will advise complainant to file a Form 37 Payment of Proceeds
  • Date Received: March 24, 2015 Document No.: 200427562 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: *Location of conern: Huber-Burkett 02-24, LaPlata County, CO* I receive Royalty/Working Interest payment monthly. XTO is required to have payment information available in their on-line system two (2) days prior to the 25th of each month. Information for March payment is not available and the on-line systme was not operative on 03.24.15. The XTO payment system has been outsourced to PDS-Austin. This company was contacted by me today; they were unable to help, but said they would investigate (no committed date for a reply). Resolution: Reviewed contact information with Melissa at XTO Durango office and she recommended that if Mr. Harrison has not contacted complainant yet to call her directly and she will make contact with Mr. Harrison.
  • Date Received: March 24, 2015 Document No.: 200427570 NOTIFICATION Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: The description of the location I recieved from PFS does not depict street information and without a background in Law or Oil and Gas I can not read this land description. What location are they talking about? Could I recieve this well location description on a google map so I can see exactly where it is? Resolution: Followed up with the operator regarding the notice and determined it was an appropriate notice.
  • Date Received: March 24, 2015 Document No.: 200427576 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant indicated that oil may have been in his irrigation/stock well two years ago when he replaced pump. Wants to make sure he is not giving contaminated water to livestock. Well location is in Pierce NESE 22, T8N, R66W, Weld County. DWR Permit #10920, Receipt #9060502. Resolution: Based on the fact that none of the 116 volatile or semi volatile organic compounds were detected and due to the absence of dissolved gasses ethane, methane and propane and the absence of diesel range organics or gasoline range organics, there is no indication of hydrocarbon contaminants in the water from your well. The overall water quality, based on the constituents analyzed, is suitable for agricultural uses and there is no evidence of any impacts related to the oil & gas operations in the vicinity of the well.
  • Date Received: March 24, 2015 Document No.: 200427579 AIR QUALITY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: *Location: The location is the field just north of our house. They are dumping fracking mud and fluid on the ground.* Air Quality/Odor, Dust, Ground Water/Water Well, Spills/Soil Contamination, Waste Management / Dumping I understand they have a permit . My concern is sometimes it smells like ammonia or paint thinner. Is some governmental agency checking on this? Is someone testing the dirt? I am very concerned. The dust is also a major issue. We live were there is alot of wind. The traffic is crazy. We moved here because it was quiet. The oil companies have ruined our quality of life. Resolution: COGCC inspected location. Land Application has ceased. Existing cuttings pile to be removed. Operator has submitted a Form 27 for final sampling.
  • Date Received: March 24, 2015 Document No.: 200427583 ACCESS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: *Location: The location is the field just north of our house. They are dumping fracking mud and fluid on the ground.* Noise can be felt and heard. Noise is continuous and started 1/1/14. Noise is from Moving Vehicles, Backup Alarms. Traffic is bad. Resolution: No dust issues were observed during both visits to the location by OGCC staff, the roads are in good condition and maintained.
  • Date Received: March 27, 2015 Document No.: 200427836 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Royalty checks never on time - the last royalty check was 2 months over due - I deposited check on 02-06-2015 and check was returned - redeposited on February 11th and it cleared. Attached are E-mails to mr Pandolfo and his responses to me and Mrs. Hugueley that are totally different excuses. I have called him several times since then with no response. Resolution:
  • Date Received: March 27, 2015 Document No.: 200427839 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: *Location on concern: Water well issues on my property due to oil field work.* I have a bad odor in the water and at one point water was black. Strong sulfur odor. Daughter is breaking out in a rash. Has been worse the past 2 weeks. The sputtering from the methane gas is not there now but the other issues have got worse Resolution: Ms. Yauger's water well was sampled on March 26. Analytical sample results show Ms. Yauger's water well to have no water quality issues attributable to oil & gas. Her water well was positive for nuisance bacteria (TRB, SRB, and SFB) and had a detectable concentration of biogenic methane gas. Two summary letters, one for general water quality and one discussing the gas compositional and isotopic results, including all analytical lab reports, were sent to Ms. Yauger.
  • Date Received: March 27, 2015 Document No.: 200427947 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: OGCC field staff received an anonymous phone call claiming a separator was malfunctioning around HWY 34 and CR49 Resolution: Complaint DOC#200427647. OGCC staff received anonymous tip that a separator was malfunctioning at HWY 34 and CR 49 on 3/27/15. OGCC staff went to the area on 3/27/15 and searched the area. OGCC staff made contact with field personnel from Noble and PDC and were told no separators were malfunctioning in the area. Noble had been already notified of the tip and had searched their locations for problems, no problems were found. PDC staff informed OGCC staff they would search the area and call if any problems were found. OGCC searched from HWY 34 and CR 49 to CR 44 and CR 49, no malfunctioning separators were found. OGCC staff also searched the area around CR 34 and CR 49, no issues found. Inspection DOC# 674102171
  • Date Received: April 1, 2015 Document No.: 200428104 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: It is 3-31-2015 2220 hrs the noise is very loud inside the house, It is coming from the well being drilled less than 1/2 mile east south east of this house. Sunday we had fumes from the same well when they had a fracture down it the drilling and they produced a 20 foot + flame from 0300 3-29-2015 untill they could get Baker-Hughes respond to the site to concrete and close the fracture at about 2000 hrs on 3-29-2015. Resolution: Complaint DOC#200428104. Complainant was concerned about noise and odors coming from the drilling rig. Odors came from the flare as the rig was circulating after setting production casing and the winds were in the right direction to bring the odor to the complainant’s house. Rig is moving the flare to remedy the problem. OGCC staff was on location on 4/3/15 and ran a sound survey 25 ft from the complainant’s house. During the survey the rig was drilling. Winds were calm during the survey. C scale average for the survey was 68.3 db, however this was biased by a barking dog at the beginning of the survey. C scale reading during drilling ranged from 57 to 59 db, Inspection DOC#674102184
  • Date Received: April 1, 2015 Document No.: 200428105 ACCESS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: *Location: Coordinates: 39.420810, -107.623258: divide creek area. Well pad is located off road 343 between cr 342 and cr311. There are actually two pads on that road that are being reclaimed. The first pad is on Jim Toomer's property and the pad with the road is down from that pad. I have no well number. The road is across from our house and that address is 0416 cr 343* I am concerned about the road that was created by Encana to access their well pad and also the electric lines that were put in now that the well pad is being reclaimed. This road was created to access the well and now - is it a deeded right of way? I am concerned that the road will be used for housing development and impact our ranching operation. Already the road goes thru three different properties. If you are reclaiming well pads shouldn't roads and electric lines be a part of that. Are these things up to county codes and approval. Encana is going to great lengths to put the land back to original state and they say it is because of the COGCC 's rules and regs. but what about roads and power lines. Please look into this and let me know Resolution: I Preformed Field Inspection document number 666800867. The access road in question does not cross Rosemary Patterson property. Rosemary property is to the North of the location. As she has stated, she is concerned that if Encana does not remove the access road and electric lines, that the access road will be used to access a housing development. Which would add vehicle traffic to the area? Talk to 3rd party contractor working on location. Contractor stated they have no plans to reclaim the access road or electric vaults or electric lines to location. Contractor also stated they are leaving the concrete pad and electric box on location at the request of the land owner.
  • Date Received: April 1, 2015 Document No.: 200428107 LAND USE CONFLICT Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: *Location: Regnier Farms, Inc 500 County Road 20 Longmont CO 80504* Marc Morton, P.G. was on our property with Amanda (Anne) Harper. I asked first who they are, then asked if they knew they were trespassing. Mr. Morton said he is not trespassing, he has a right to be on any oil/gas well site in the state of Colorado anytime he wants. I asked how he has a right to invite Ms. Harper onto our property. He said he invited no one. I asked how she has a right to invite him on and he repeated that he can go wherever he wants on gas/oil sites. I asked why he brought her onto our property because we do not want her here and he said he is inspecting a well site and then he showed me that he had permitting papers. I told him I am very happy with EnCana and how respectful and kind they have always been with us and that I want them to go ahead with the drilling. He told me that he was there only to inspect the well site. Does Mr. Morton have a right to come onto our property at any time without our permission, and does he have a right to bring onto our property someone who we absolutely do not want on our property? Resolution: The Director discussed this issue with staff to reinforce that COGCC staff are not allowed to take private citizens on oil and gas locations without prior approval. The Director also called the complainant to discuss the issue.
  • Date Received: April 2, 2015 Document No.: 200428126 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: *Location: SWSE Section 23 T6N R 81W, Jackson County* They are concerned about the possibility of arsenic in their well water (after reading an article from USGS). Resolution:
  • Date Received: April 3, 2015 Document No.: 200428458 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: *LOCATION: HWY 85 and 5th street in Greeley Colorado.* I am experiencing vibration and rumbling. I am unable to sleep. The sound is osculating. I get migraines and the sound makes them worse. Resolution: See inspection numbers 674102181, 674002103, 673801992, 673801889, 673801918, 673801915, 674102183, 673801920,and 673801993 for resolution details.
  • Date Received: April 7, 2015 Document No.: 200429048 SPILLS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: County Road 35 & 40. Mr. Ewing is concerned about a possible flow line spill at country roads 35 and 40 when he saw a vac truck out there last week. Resolution: Complaint DOC# 200429048. Area resident was concerned that there was a flow line leak after observing excavation(s) on the flow line. After talking with Noble personnel, OGCC staff learned that the excavations were to repair an irrigation line that was damaged last winter when the flow line was installed. Inspection DOC#674102203
  • Date Received: May 1, 2015 Document No.: 200430918 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Two issues: 1) prior to Encana drilling our water purification system filters were redish and now are black, and 2) I own a greenhouse and I have a 2,250 gallon waterscape where I grow water lilies. I cleanned it out this spring by draining all the water and cleaning out the old sediment in it. In that waterscape I had several fish, Bluegills and Koi fish. Within four hours of refilling the waterscape the fish died! That alerted me to a possible problem. Never had that problem before! I would like to have the well tested for possible issues. Resolution: There were no indications of any oil & gas related impacts to the subject domestic water well. The samples did not contain the organic compounds benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene, or total xylenes (BTEX), which are often associated with contamination from petroleum hydrocarbons. Neither were total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH), another method used to indicate impacts from petroleum drilling and production operations, detected.
  • Date Received: May 6, 2015 Document No.: 200431780 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: My home is located off of the De Beque Cutoff Road, also All the wells nearby are older wells that have been plugged and abandoned, at least one was drilled in 1960. I am wanting to sell my home. An interested buyer had a water quality test conducted on my well water which I use for all domestic uses. The water has a strong sulfide odor. The analytical results showed detections of DRO, GRO, BTEX and the dissolved gases of methane (19 mg/L), ethane (380 ug/L) and propane (85 ug/L). These parameters can be associated with contamination from nearby oil and gas exploration and production activities. I would like the state to investigate the probability that this may be the case. WaterWell permit #: 188975 Coordinates: N4346434.9; E227900 Resolution: Water well was sampled and had methane,H2S and bacteria. No offsite source identified. Sent letter to Mr. Sekal with lab results plus advised to disinfect well and install methane mitigation system.
  • Date Received: May 11, 2015 Document No.: 200432026 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Two water wells have been reported to have thermogenic methane impacts. Resolution: The complaint is being closed because it was opened internally and did not come from a water well owner. The issue is being investigated under special project number 10092. All further information can be found under the special project.
  • Date Received: June 4, 2015 Document No.: 200433804 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: The noise that we hear almost everyday and night is very loud, screeching, clanging, etc. Last night while trying to visit with my neighbor on my front porch, it was so loud that my elderly husband had to go inside our home in order for his ears to stop hurting. I had to end the conversation with my neighbor because we couldn't hear one another talk. This is NOT the first night we have had to endure such horrific sounds! We have been unable to sleep with our windows open at night, even with them closed the sound is hardly muffled.Our patience on this matter had finally ended. Resolution: Complaint #: 200433804 Field Inspector Assigned: Gomez, Jason Complaint Received: Date: 6/4/2015 Time (Military): 1330 Hrs Contacted by Inspector: Date: 6/4/2015Time (Military): 1330 Hrs Well Number: 05-Choose an item.-Click here to enter text. Location #: 440536 Inspection Document #: 673802155 Complainant: Jacky Derr Phone: 970-352-6167 Address: 501 N 1st Ave Greeley, CO 80631 Nature of complaint: Noise Field Inspector Actions: On 6/4/2015 I was contacted by the complaint in reference to a noise complaint coming from the drilling rig on the Sherley location in Greeley. The complainant said every day and night at different times of the day and night they could hear a very loud, screeching, clanging, noise coming from the location. I advised the complaint I would perform a site inspection and as PDC had already installed sound walls and installed sound curtains around the rig floor and shakers on the rig I would request a sound study be conduct so we could possibly pin point the noise in an attempt to identify the noise and correct the issues the complainant was hearing. I contacted PDC and they installed a sound study approx 350’ from the sound walls in the direction of the complainant’s home. Summary: Upon inspection no violations of COGCC rules were observed.
  • Date Received: June 8, 2015 Document No.: 200433880 SPILLS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: My basement was flooding due to 2 sump pumps failing. upon getting in the man hole which was almost full (approximately 300 gals.) an overwhelming odor of oil was present and i could see a thick oil slick on top. I took a sample in a clean mason jar to Weld Laboratories, who then reported to me that it had 2800 grams of oil per liter of water. Weld Labs recommended I call the Weld County Health Dept. and they contacted COGCC who contacted me about this web site. Resolution: COGCC collected a water sample from basement sump. BTEX and GRO were non-detect. DRO = =11 mg/L; MRO = 52 mg/L. PDC, Noble, and DCP all tested buried pipelines near area. Result indicate all lines hold pressure. There is no evidence of an oil and gas release in the area. Detailed letter mailed to Mr. Ford on 6/24/2015.
  • Date Received: June 10, 2015 Document No.: 200434079 LIGHTING Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: example Resolution: the resident talked to the complainant, resolved.
  • Date Received: June 17, 2015 Document No.: 200434332 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Sandau and Burton production equipment on the east side of CR 35 between CR 40 and CR 42 in Weld County. Noise issue Resolution: Area resident to the south complained about noise coming from location. OGCC staff was on location on 6/18/15 and observed the noise sources to be 4 compressors. Noble staff was on location and after OGCC inquiry, OGCC staff were told nothing out of the ordinary had happened in the last few days and the compressor noise was the only noise source on location. OGCC ran a sound survey 350 ft from the property line in the direction of the complainant. Road and Ag. noise skewed the LeqA average to 54.3 db, however, when the location noise was isolated, OGCC staff observed the noise from the location to be between 41 and 42db. Inspection DOC# 667500384.
  • Date Received: June 18, 2015 Document No.: 200434470 ROADS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Pioneer Natural Resources uses a little better than 15 miles of POA roads to access their well sites. The POA has a lease agreement with Pioneer that requires Pioneer to maintain our roads, but Pioneer has only done minimal maintenance in the past few years and refuses to address this issue with our past POA Board. We have estimated that there are 10-12 miles of roads in need of serious work. Part of the problem is that Pioneer uses POA roads to access 30+ wells that are outside our POA and the additional heavy truck traffic have played havoc with our roads. Many roads have no gravel and turn to muddy ruts when it rains or snows. Resolution: On 7/24/2015 a thorough inspection was performed along the main access roads. This was documented by inspection #673502583. At the time of the inspection the roads seemed to be in reasonable condition. The roads appeared to have been recently graded. There were no significant signs of vehicle rutting or potholes. There was no water pooling on the roads and the roads seemed to be properly compacted and stabilized. No rule violations were observed at the time of inspection. May need to reinspect when unfavorable weather conditions exist.
  • Date Received: June 19, 2015 Document No.: 200434548 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: I have recently received a division order for a well drilled in Weld county by Noble Energy, 1625 broadway, denver, co 80202,suite 2200 in 2012, and while i did sign a lease i never received any consideration or a Form 1099 showing consideration paid, therefore the lease is invalid. Repeated attempts to contact James Karo Associates, 1750 Lafayette st,denver,co 80218 (303.279.0789) have been "stoned walled". Caster Federal LD14-68HN Resolution: I sent an email to Mr. Winter with the Form 37 explain to him the procedure as well as the information for NARO. I also sent a letter closing the complaint.
  • Date Received: June 19, 2015 Document No.: 200434549 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: Canyon View Sub-division of Battlement Mesa, Parachute CO Operator could be URSA Very strong petroleum odor occurred at 8:30 pm on June 19, 2015 Resolution: Location could not be determined. No spill reports were found during the specified time frame.
  • Date Received: June 23, 2015 Document No.: 200434670 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Noise pollution is being generated by the procedures being utilized to extract oil. There is an annoying sound when certain processes are being employed; my best guess of cause is that the liquid mixture is being forced to the depths where the oil lies ; the processes occur at apparently random times during the 24 hour day. The sound reminds me of the noise generated by large waterfalls and can be heard approximately 1 mile from my subdivision when I take a morning walk around 6am; there are also nights when it is difficult to go to sleep and stay asleep due to the noise. Residents are being deprived of country quiet that was only interrupted by sounds of nature; is it too much to ask for a good night's sleep since oil has disrupted the tranquility of our home environment? At minimal, eliminate the late night to early morning noise. The noise lasts for a prolonged time and then stops; it is not a constant irritant throughout the day. There has been noise since the fracking operation began; I don't know a specific date because I kept expecting an end and tried to be tolerant. Resolution: OGCC staff was on location and ran a sounfd survey on 6/23/15, results of the survey showed that the noise levels were above 50db 350 ft from the noise source in the direction of the complainant. After working with Ward reps on location, the operator was able to reduce the noise 350 ft to 47db. Inspection DOC#667500398
  • Date Received: June 23, 2015 Document No.: 200434672 SPILLS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: This line has developed a leak and the leaking carbons are killing a circle of wheat and there is also a cedar tree showing distress. The last leak killed the cedar tree next to the one that is now showing the distress, Over the years this line has killed at least 5 of our mature trees. In the case of each leak there has been a "bandage" type wrap applied to the line. We were told by a representative of Machi-Rossi Oil (Original installer of the line) now MRPC II LLC - #10302, that the cause of the problem is corrosion from the Magnesium Chloride that has been applied over the years for dust control. The first incident was about 1997 when Machi-Rossi requested permission to dig on our property to repair a line. We did not document things then because didn't think it would affect us again. That leak killed a tree in the proxcimity of the location they dug but we did not know that gass had killed the tree until we hired a tree removal service and they told us it most likely had been killed by the leaking gas.(HYPOPOXIA I believe was the term they used. The more recent events of 2007 and 2009 are of record. The issue is with about 1500 feet of the line between Rd. 19 abd about where the current leak is appearing. When Duke Energy was making the repair for Machi-Rossi they showed my husband myself the line and corrosion was obvious. We also counted 6 patched on the exposed line with about 100 feet exposed. At this time our concern is that this be addressed soon in order to save the stressed tree. The most recent case in 2009 was resolved by Robert Chesson. I spoke with Chris Canfield today and he had talked to Bob Chesson about the previous incidents. He said to initiate another complaint I now had to do it on line and to reference Case #200216887. Resolution: COGCC conducted an investigation looking at soils, vegetation, and soil gas. Vegetation issues not related to O&G. Letter with supporting documentation sent to Evans. Please see files for records. Note - Letter has incorrect complaint number it is #200434672 NOT #200434572.
  • Date Received: June 25, 2015 Document No.: 200434717 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: someone arrives from Mundt Energy and opens the man hole at the top of the tank, opens valve at wellhead and releases gas thru tank lid for 1 hour or so. Waste Management / Dumping, Blowing gas from manhole of tank Resolution: Complaint Form Template Complaint #: 200434717 Field Inspector Assigned: Bill Rains Complaint Received: Date: 6/25/2015 Time (Military): Contacted by Inspector: Date: 6/26/2015 Time (Military): Well Number: 05-123-13811 Inspection Document #: 673901032 Complainant: Josh Fox Phone: 970 371 7747 Address: 27236 WCR 66 Gill Co 80624 Nature of complaint: Other Field Inspector Actions: On 6-26-2015 I was contacted by COGCC staff in reference to a complaint coming from a Josh Fox concerning a lease operator form Mundt Energy arriving on location and opening thief hatch and releasing gas on the Synergies Howard 3–27. Upon arriving at location I spoke with Mr. Fox by phone and then in person his complaint was more about safety to the neighborhood. I then contacted the lease operator with Mundt Energy Eric Haverty by phone and he explained to me that he was just doing standard operating and maintenance procedures. I responded back to Mr. Fox and explain to him that the operator was just doing standard operating procedures and there was no safety concerns. Mr. Fox stated that he understood and would not pursue any further. A inspection of the site was conducted see Doc#673901032 for results. Summary: .At the time of the inspection no violation of COGCC rules were observed.
  • Date Received: June 25, 2015 Document No.: 200434769 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Whiting oil & gas has not paid my land owner dividends since Feb. 2015. When I contacted them, I was told that in 2014 they had overpaid me so now they are withholding my monthly checks. I was NOT notified of this AND I paid taxes on all royalties paid to me in 2014. I have no way of knowing if I really was overpaid and Whiting has been less than forthcoming with information. Whiting Oil & Gas I spoke with: Lawrence Marquez Revenue Accountant I Whiting Petroleum Corporation and its wholly owned subsidiary Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation 1700 Broadway, Suite 2300 Denver, CO 80290 Direct (303) 357-4025 Fax (720) 644-3656 lawrence.lmarquez@whiting.com www.whiting.com Resolution: I contacted Gwendolyn Stanley and she indicates that she has communicated with someone from Whiting and is not satisfied with the response she received from them. However, she has brain damage recently had a stroke and this is all very confusing to her. I took her email information and indicated that I would send her an email with NARO information as well as the Form 37 process. An email was sent on July 23, 2015
  • Date Received: July 2, 2015 Document No.: 200435224 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: The primary issue is with the noise levels coming from a large silver colored incinerator. While it doesn't burn constantly, it often burns at night and I have consistently measured noise levels of 60-65 db when there is no other road or wind noise. The measurements were taken at my house, which is approximately 1/2 mile away. I have researched the noise regulations (Section 800), and believe the facility is not meeting the regulations. In addition, there is a bright light which points south into the subdivision (Soaring Eagle Ranch) every night. In Weld county, at the southeast corner of Hwy 257 and County Road 78. The issue is with a storage facility, east of a relatively new drill site. Resolution: Complaint #: 200435224 Field Inspector Assigned: Gomez, Jason Complaint Received: Date: 7/2/2015 Time (Military): 1530 Hrs Contacted by Inspector: Date: 7/2/2015 Time (Military): 1600 Hrs Well Number: 05-Choose an item.-Click here to enter text. Location #: 438262 Inspection Document #: 673802261 Complainant: Randy Hergett Phone: 970 204-4272 Address: 37069 Soaring Eagle Circle, Severance CO, 80550 Nature of complaint: Noise/Lighting Field Inspector Actions: On 7/2/2015, I was contacted by COGCC staff in reference to a Noise/Lighting complaint coming from the a location near the southeast corner of Hwy 257 and County Road 78. I contacted the complainant who indicated to me the noise he was experiencing was coming from a large silver colored incinerator he also indicated the lights on location were disruptive to him in the evening time. Upon arriving at location I determined the site was the Nelson Farm Extraction location. I observed three portable light plants on location, none of the portable light plants were operational at the time of the inspection. All three of the portable light plants on the location had the lights directed toward the center of the location and pointed toward the ground. I observed the portable light plant located on the NW corner of the location was facing SE. I contacted Extraction staff and they repositioned the portable light plant to the SW corner to avoid any possible lighting issues. Portable Light plants Nelson Farm location NE/SE Nelson Farm Portable Light Plant NE/NW While on location I also observed a large silver colored ECD on location which was running and appeared to be the cause of the noise indicated by the complainant. I conducted a 30 minute sound study approx 350 ft to the SE of the location toward the direction of the complaints home. This sound study was attached to inspection document# 673802261. Extraction supervisor Corey Eikenberg indicated the ECD was a new experimental and he turned the ECD off to comply with CO
  • Date Received: July 6, 2015 Document No.: 200435309 ROADS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Pioneer is not maintaining our roads per our lease agreement with them and they are becoming dangerous to drive. Pipeline close to road, complainant concerned of accident if vehicle slides off road and onto pipeline. Pioneer Natural Resources Betty Brownson Travis Cotrell Jeff Kephart Resolution: On 7/24/2015 a thorough inspection was performed along the main access road. This was documented by inspection #673502575. At the time of inspection the roads seemed to be maintained to COGCC standards. The pipeline riser adjacent to the main road has a metal guard protecting the pipe riser and it does not appear to be interfering with the road way.The large boulders along the main access road do not appear to be interfering with vehicle access or stormwater drainage. No rule violations were observed at the time of the inspection.
  • Date Received: July 9, 2015 Document No.: 200435407 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: I have given Extraction the proper division orders and have been told by then that they have been received. I have emails to confirm this. Despite this, my wife has still not been paid over $2,000 she is owed. Also, they have not responded to my emails and phone calls in courteous and timely manner, in this case and in every previous communication with them. Resolution: I contacted Steve Cline regarding the payment. He advised me that he finally heard from Extraction and they were able to resolve the issue. However, he is concerned about how long it took for Extraction to respond to him. He believes that if a real emergency occurs he will not be able to reach them or get a response from them in a reasonable time. He wants to place that on the record.
  • Date Received: July 13, 2015 Document No.: 200435655 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: ConocoPhillips has filed an application on May 7, 2015 to drill a well in sections 28-27 and they do not have an oil & gas lease signed with us. They have offered pennies on the dollar compared to our neighbors' leases. We have rejected their offers of $500.00/acre for 5 years @ 1/6 royalty and $350.00/acre for 3 years @ 3/16 royalty. Our neighbors were paid $2500.00/acre in 2010 for 3 years and $3750.00/acre for 3 years in 2013 @ 20% royalty. They offered the former owner (a bank) a $1500.00/acre for 3 years @ 3/16 royalty lease. Based on 3% annual inflation, the neighbor's leases would be about $6776.00/acre. They have offered $42,316 then $14,105 and then $9,874. The equivalent neighbor's lease would be $191,154. Given the disparity in the lease offers, I told them we (my wife and I) would rather be force pooled, but we would not need to be "forced" because we would agree to be 2.2% working interest owners with the 12.5% royalty until our portion of the well is paid off. We don't want to be required to pay the 200% drilling cost. ConocoPhillips I have talked to several people there. Contact with them started in December 2013. The most recent contact was on 5/4/15, but I don't remember their name. Resolution: COGCC explained forced pooling to the complainant and the cost recovery portion. The COGCC does not regulate lease agreements and does not participate in negotiations of those agreements. Leasing is a private matter.
  • Date Received: July 8, 2015 Document No.: 200435656 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Site Location: Weld County Road 71 by Road 138 near Grover and Hereford I don’t recall the name of the station but it is located next to an EOG Resources supply yard This email to serve as my complaint about the Hereford Gas Compressor station located in Hereford, CO. This station, since it went online about a year ago frequently flares gas at a high rate. The flame can be seen at least 8 miles away (from my bedroom window) and occurs for 10 minutes to days at a time. Similar stations that I have seen only flare for a short time (minutes, if that) however this station routinely produces flames around 35ft or in height, or larger. Essentially it looks like a flame thrower at my location. In addition to the constant flaring, there is excessive amount of lightning at this station which disrupts the night sky, carries for many miles and is a visual nuisance. In fact, driving home north out of Briggsdale on Weld County Road 77, the station could be seen literally 20 miles away at night (I check the GPS and vehicle odometer as I didn’t think that could be it – but it was). During nights with high moisture or low clouds, the problem is even worse as the light reflects off the clouds then add the flaring and it is very intolerable. Enclosed are the best pics I was able to take, and I am working on clearer/more defined ones. Similar stations in the area do not flare anywhere near the amount this one does, and is not lit up like the Rockies Stadium at night. Any help would be great, and I’d like to have my contact information removed from the public record. What I would like to see is lightning reduced or changed to be more directional, so that it is not creating a visual nuisance in the area. Reducing flood lights and putting in directional and/or LED lights should easily resolve this. For the flaring an inspection or routine spot checks I think would help keep this in check. Local power companies and others who know more about the facility than I do have stated in passing that it well beyond its rated Resolution: The complainant has the ability to interface directly with a representative of Summit midstream to discuss perceived problems as they occur.
  • Date Received: July 15, 2015 Document No.: 200435657 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: It seems to be a sound vibration that happens at random times and frequency. Resolution: Operator has installed new valves on the equipment suspected of making the noise and resolved the noise issue.
  • Date Received: July 15, 2015 Document No.: 200435664 ROADS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Lack of maintenance of roads. San Pablo Canyon Ranches POA POA has a contract with Pioneer to use roads. They access wells in POA and pass through to access many other wells outside POA. Should be 4-6 inches roadbase. Is there a method of measuring roadbase depth to determine if they are in compliance? Resolution: On 7/24/2015 a thorough inspection was performed along the main access roads. This was documented by inspection #673502583. At the time of the inspection the roads seemed to be maintained to COGCC standards. The roads appeared to have been recently graded. There were no significant signs of vehicle rutting or potholes. There was no water pooling on the roads and the roads seemed to be properly compacted and stabilized. No rule violations were observed at the time of inspection. There is no rule associated with depth of roadbase.
  • Date Received: July 22, 2015 Document No.: 200435983 WEEDS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Starting about 100 meters north of the eastern half of our house at 2579 53rd Avenue, Greeley, on the pipeline RoW. The length of the patch of weeds could be 100 meters as well. Find our address on Google Earth and look north for the section of the RoW. ,We are over top of a pipeline RoW. About 100 meters north of our house, the RoW is completely covered by thistles, a noxious weeds. They have bloomed and the seeds are flying or are soon to fly. There are several properties nearby that could be adversely affected by the spread of these thistles. Resolution: After field inspections by M. Ash and additional work by Jeff Rickard no evidence of a pipeline where weed infestation is located could be identified. Appears to be city code enforcment problem and not oil and gas related.
  • Date Received: July 27, 2015 Document No.: 200436116 SPILLS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Oil spill in a high ground water area. Here is information on the ground water: http://water.state.co.us/DivisionsOffices/Div1SPlatteRiverBasin/Pages/GilcrestLaSalleGroundwaterPilotProject.aspx Please check to see if groundwater is contaminated and that it gets cleaned up appropriately. -- EnCana Dinner 1 Battery (WCR 44 and HWY 85; east .7 miles on north side of road) Here is a photo from the site: http://tinypic.com/r/315e4x4/8 LAT/LONG 40.304926/-104.738376 Resolution: emailed letter to Mr. Ewing explaining investigation of his complaint and findings.
  • Date Received: July 24, 2015 Document No.: 200436117 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Please note this complaint is on behalf of myself and several neighbors. The recent conversion of the gas compressors to electric motors has significantly raised the DB/noise level of the plant. The plant regularly exceeds the mandated 50 DB at 350 feet from the centerline of the pipeline by 10 - 20%. Not only is it substantially louder but the sound is much more piercing. I live in a log home about 1750 lf away. I can hear the sound indoors through the 18" logs. My neighbor Holly who is 730 feet away lives in a poured concrete house. She wears earplugs indoors, in the evenings, and still cant escape the noise. The plant is much louder in the winter months when I assume demand for the product being pumped is higher. But it still exceeds the DB requirements all other times of the year. That plant is typically loudest in the evenings and early mornings. The new sound produced from this plant makes being outdoors unbearable at times. One neighbor cant hold a conversation outdoors, and must sleep with his windows there closed even on hot nights. I recently had a friend visiting in the afternoon and he asked, "whats that sound, I feel like my head is going to explode". We as a group are very frustrated that the pipeline company spent millions of dollars to upgrade there facility and did not spend one dime on sound mitigation. Our research has shown that sound control measures could have been easily implemented into the overall construction project for a relatively minimal cost. We first contacted the pipeline company in January and it is now apparent that they have no consideration for the well being and health of there neighbors. Resolution: The station is one of many compressors along a Mid-America Pipeline Company (MAPCO) pipeline that runs from Wyoming through Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. The COGCC does not have jurisdiction over this facility. The complaint was routed to the Montezuma County LGD.
  • Date Received: July 27, 2015 Document No.: 200436120 AIR QUALITY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Kerr McGee facility adjacent to the Ross G well site (S24, T2N, R69). Property is on the east side of County Line Road between Oxford and Pike Road- it is a County-owned property. Gas leak from a pressure release valve on a gathering line, on the east side of the meter house. We learned about this on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. CDPHE visited the site following the incident, but Boulder County did not contact them directly. Resident's house is ~780 ft from the source. e have contacted Marc Morton at COGCC. We understand that COGCC and CPDHE had previously visited the site following the incident. We would like to know the findings from those visits. We want to fully understand the nature of the problem and if it was preventable. We want to achieve proper resolution and potentially hold the operator responsible. Resolution: All documentation requested is available in COGCC website database
  • Date Received: Aug. 3, 2015 Document No.: 200436403 OTHER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: The state has been paying internet and telephone charges for ex-employee Randy Edelen since Randy Edelen left government employment over three years ago! Check your records. Edelen regularly brags in bars and at other social gatherings about how ineptly and stupidly the state operates. We don't want to pay a blatant criminal like this with our tax dollars. And now you are interviewing Edelen for a Supervisory position? You're not good stewards of our tax dollars. Edelen is unethical, and shouldn't even be a registered engineer in this state. We all pay taxes. The COGCC is apparently not using that money to benefit the community. This situation intrigues us as to inquire to what other misappropriation of funds is occurring at the COGCC with our money. We will investigate further, rest assured. Our industry group will be in contact shortly. Resolution: Margaret had contacted DNR Accounting office to have them verify the validity of the complaint statements.
  • Date Received: Aug. 6, 2015 Document No.: 200436521 AESTHETICS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Tanks painted unapproved color and company trying to circumvent location of equipment storage No, this is an ongoing issue that Grynberg has been notified about. Jack J. Grynberg ignores notice and thinks he can do as he pleases! Resolution: Issues field inspection report doc# 667700688. This was a follow-up inspection about several issues including unused equipment. Equipment still on site allowed remain if operator has future plans for use. Operator has stated they intend to build sales line and produce well and use equipment to do so. Other unusable equipment and scrap has since been removed although operator has not provided documentation of where these materials went, they are not observable from location. Tanks and separators have been painted a medium green color, while this is an improvement, it is still not a color similar to any Munsell Soil Color. Additional complaints about color and any future painting will require it to be done per Rule 804. Complaints about equipment no longer on the location will need more specific information.
  • Date Received: Aug. 11, 2015 Document No.: 200436601 BASELINE WATER REQUEST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: I am an Adams County resident living in the unincorporated Brighton area. I have received numerous notifications regarding permits pending for oil and gas exploration within one half mile of my residence. The permits are sought for multiple well heads for the Kortum LD well #21-373HN within the Wattenberg field. ,My property has its own water well and is not connected to the city of Brighton water supply. My concern is that my well water supply could be negatively impacted both in quantity and quality. Three years ago, I had to have it lowered to over 900ft due to level of the water in the aquifer dropping. I am also requesting that the quality of the water in my well be tested by the state prior to any drilling and again once all drilling has ceased. Yes. I have connected Abel Montoya at Adams County who provided a memo of understanding between the county and Great Western Operating Company, LLC but it did not address my concern. Also, I have been in contact with Melissa M. Housey, an Oil and Gas Location Assessment Specialist with COGCC who recommended that I file a complaint requesting that the COGCC collect samples from my water well to be tested and reported. Resolution: Samples were collected from the subject water well for laboratory analysis. There were no indications of any oil & gas related impacts to the complainant’s well.
  • Date Received: Aug. 12, 2015 Document No.: 200436603 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: This is regarding the well located on County Rd 29, just south of the home located at 38395. The well is on the west side of the road. The well has been " off- gassing" repeatedly the past few days, resulting in a strong odor of gas. I can see the gas coming from the top of the well. This occurs multiple times per day. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Aug. 20, 2015 Document No.: 200436830 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: LOCATION: the vicinity of CR13 and Crossroads Blvd, Windsor, CO There are several wells, some Great Western, some Extraction, but I don't know who is drilling the newest ones to the South and to the Southwest of CR13 & Crossroads Blvd. I contacted field inspector Jason Gomez (got voice mail) and he called back almost immediately - I really appreciate that. He is not in town, but will try to reach the other inspector for the area. Wind is out of the south - I went out and drove around south of our home and the smell is strong in a large area. ,Very strong chemical odor (I have smelled this before when I cycle the Poudre Trail which goes through an oil field with multiple wells very close to the trail - but this odor is very strong tonight. Wind is out of the south Resolution: OGCC staff found the source to be a well being SWAB'd. SWABing is a normal maintenance operation.
  • Date Received: Aug. 24, 2015 Document No.: 200436886 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Noise all day and all night. Was bad for a while, then got much quieter for a time period but starting back up again and is the worse it has ever been. The oil and gas operation across the road from 33646 WCR 23 Resolution: Complaint #: 200436886 Field Inspector Assigned: Gomez, Jason Complaint Received: Date: 9/18/2015 Time (Military): Contacted by Inspector: Date: Time (Military): Well Number: 05-Choose an item.-Click here to enter text. Location #: 434454 Inspection Document #: 673802611 Complainant: Willard G Owens Phone: 970-381-3874 Address: 33646, WCR 23 Windsor, CO 80550 Nature of complaint: Noise Field Inspector Actions: On 9-18-2015 I went back to the Windsor LV Pad to inspect the location to determine what corrective actions had been put into place to deal with the sound complaint received on 8-24-2015. Upon arrival I saw Extraction had installed sound panels around the compressor associated with the noise. I contacted the complainant; he indicated the sound panels placed at the site had made a difference but he was still experiencing noise but it had made a difference. I was unable to perform a sound study at the time of the inspection due to high winds in the area Summary: As a result of this inspection it was determined the noise levels had been mitigated with compliance with the COGCC rules.
  • Date Received: Aug. 24, 2015 Document No.: 200436893 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: For the past 2-3 months, there has been an intermittent rumble where there is a loud thump, followed by 10 seconds of rumble, then it quits for a period of time. Then it starts over again. It is noticeable throughout the day but most notable between 9PM and midnight. It does feel more like a vibration but the noise is also there. My address is 1823 6th Street Rd. The closest operation is around 4th St. and 36th Ave. in Greeley but might be others. Resolution: Complaint #: 200436893 Field Inspector Assigned: Gomez, Jason Complaint Received: Date: 8/24/2015 Time (Military): 1630 Hrs Contacted by Inspector: Date: 8/24/2015Time (Military): 1650 Hrs Well Number: 05-Choose an item.-Click here to enter text. Location #: 430474 Inspection Document #: 673802463 Complainant: Claude Whipple Phone: 970-352-0990 Address: 1823 6th street Rd Greeley, CO 80631 Nature of complaint: Noise/Vibration Field Inspector Actions: On 8-24-2015, I was contacted by Jim Precup of the COGCC in reference to a possible noise complaint in the Greeley area. I contacted the complaint by phone and he indicated he was experiencing vibration and noise coming from what he thought might be a neighboring well location. An inspection of neighboring well sites did not revile and noise contributing to the noise heard by the complaint. Upon further conversation with the complaint he said he believed the noise could be coming from under the ground from a nearby drilling site. I explained to the complainant there were no nearby drilling sites located within a 5 mile radius of his home. Summary: As a result of our investigation we determined the noise and vibration being felt by the complainant was not associated to oil and gas operations.
  • Date Received: Aug. 25, 2015 Document No.: 200436929 SOIL CONTAMINATION Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: LaSalle disposal off CR 49 and CR 34 by Select Energy Services ,is allowing runoff from truck washing to get on dirt. The trench fills up and over flows and they just let is soak in. They put a new concrete slab down to "contain" it but they never fixed the problem. The ground around and under d the truck wash is contaminated Resolution: The site is under regulatory jurisdiction of both the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Weld County. Because the company is not an oil and gas operator, they are not under the regulatory jurisdiction of the COGCC. This complaint has been referred to CDPHE and Weld County./
  • Date Received: Aug. 26, 2015 Document No.: 200436932 DUST Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Fracing Operations off of WCRd 47 and WCRd 6. east on 6 roughly 3/4 miles. north into location Verdad Oil and Gas number form website in not companies phone number when you call. Truck traffic and dust from fracing. Air Quality/Odor, Dust, Traffic Resolution: When OGCC staff showed up onto location, Verdad staff was aware of the problem and had ordered water truck to control dust on location and WCR6. Verdad also restricted all ttruck traffic to 10mph on WCR6 to reduce dust.
  • Date Received: Aug. 31, 2015 Document No.: 200437017 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: This rig sounds like it is working with a piece of defective drill equipment. It sounds like a dry bearing squealing at times while they are drilling. I've worked on many drilling sites and I've never heard a rig make this noise during operation. I live 1/2 mile west of this rig and the noise is very loud. Resolution: Complaint #: 200437017 Field Inspector Assigned: Gomez, Jason Complaint Received: Date: 8/31/2015 Time (Military): 1900 Hrs Contacted by Inspector: Date: 9/1/2015 Time (Military): 1100Hrs Well Number: 05-Choose an item.-Click here to enter text. Location #: 441528 Inspection Document #: 673802723 Complainant: Enich McStotts Phone: 970-219-4046 Address: 2224 San Miguel Drive, Severance CO 80550 Nature of complaint: Noise Field Inspector Actions: On 9-1-2015 I was contacted by Jim Precup in reference to a noise complaint in the Severance area. I contacted the complainant on 9-1-2015 he indicated he worked in the oil and gas field and he believed the rig drilling at the Walton pad east of his home was drilling with some type of mechanical problem because of the high pitch noise coming from the rig. I went to the Walton pad on 9-1-2015 and performed a rig inspection see Doc# 673802723 for results of inspection. When I spoke with the Bayswater personnel they indicated they had changed out some equipment on the rig as they were having problems. I was unable to perform a noise study at the time of the inspection as winds in the area were above the 5 mph. Summary: Upon inspection no violations of COGCC rules were observed.
  • Date Received: Sept. 2, 2015 Document No.: 200437075 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Lighting, Noise Barclay 1514 Hz pad due to the fact that at the site they have walled the three sides and left the north west side open the noise is funneled towards both residences. we are receiving both high levels of db a and db c. Last night it started at 3:00 am at 3:15 it had escalated to an unbearable noise level that lasted longer than 15 minutes This seems to occur at intervals throughout the day and night. If problems should arise the noise level makes it impossible for us to hear the horses in our care. We have contacted Jeffrey and Van of Anardarko on one occasion. I received a call back from Heidi at Anardarko on Friday telling us everything was in compliance. Resolution: Complaint #: 200437075 Field Inspector Assigned: Gomez, Jason Complaint Received: Date: 9/2/2015 Time (Military): 1430Hrs Contacted by Inspector: Date: 9/3/2015Time (Military): 1000 Hrs Well Number: 05-Choose an item.-Click here to enter text. Location #: 336198 Inspection Document #: 673802527 Complainant: Henry Thuener Phone: 303-857-4576 Address: 10303 WCR20, Ft. Lupton, CO 80621 Nature of complaint: Noise/Lighting Field Inspector Actions: On 9-2-2015, I was contacted by COGCC staff in reference to a noise/lighting complaint received by our office. I contacted the complainant who said he was experiencing loud noise and light shining from the location SE of his home. The complainant indicated the noise was both loud and causing vibration late at nit or in the early am hours. On 9-3-20 myself and COGCC staff member Jeff Ricard went to the complainants home at approx 0440 Hrs where we performed a series of 2 sound studies at the residence and 1 sound study approx 350’ from the from the frac crew at the Barclay location. After performing the sound studies, I performed a site inspection at the Barclay location, upon arriving at location I observed the light at the location were directed toward the ground and toward the center of the location. See inspection Doc# 673802527 for details of inspection and attached sound studies. Summary: Upon inspection and as a result of the sound studies performed, it was no violations of COGCC rules were observed.
  • Date Received: Sept. 3, 2015 Document No.: 200437090 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: CR 13 and Crossroads, I live off CR 13th, there is no wind blowing so hard to tell. I have been smelling oil off and on for the last month or so. I can smell it more when the air is colder , late nights or early morning. I called Jason this morning and he is going to check it out. I also went to a meeting last week Oil and gas 101 and talked to Nancy Prince and told her I had filed a complaint and had been smelling oil for several weeks and no response from COGCC. She laugh at me .How insulting to have to smell this and live around all of these wells with toxic fumes and your employee started laughing at me. Not fun to live by these wells!!! Resolution: Complaint #: 200437090 Field Inspector Assigned: Gomez, Jason Complaint Received: Date: 9/3/2015 Time (Military): 1900 Hrs Contacted by Inspector: Date: 9/3/2015 Time (Military): 1900Hrs Well Number: 05-Choose an item.-Click here to enter text. Location #: 430504 Inspection Document #: 673802722 Complainant: Terri Richter Phone: 970-690-9977 Address: 2057 Arroyo Court, Windsor, CO 80550 Nature of complaint: Odor Field Inspector Actions: On 9-3-2015 I was contacted by the complainant in reference to a odor complaint which the complainant believed the odor was coming from the Raindance site located approx. ¾ to the east of the complainants home. I went to the location and observed a swabbing rig on location performing normal swabbing operations at the locations during the operation the thief hatches on the tanks were opened per normal operation. (See inspection Doc# 673802722) Summary: Upon inspection no violations of COGCC rules were observed. I contacted the complainant and told her of the swabbing operation on location and that this procedure was normal. I advised the complainant to contact CDPHE for possible air monitoring as the complainant indicated she wanted air monitoring in the area.
  • Date Received: Sept. 3, 2015 Document No.: 200437092 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: I think it's off of CR-13 between Crossroads and CO-392 on the east side of CR 13 , but there are several wells in this vicinity so unsure. strong chemical/petroleum/solvent-type odors over the last couple of weeks, particularly this morning and one evening about a week or so ago. Not feeling safe about my air quality. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Sept. 9, 2015 Document No.: 200437099 LIGHTING Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: A resident who lives on North Shore Circle, Windsor, Colorado. Said the oil and gas operation near her house has woke up here whole family for the last week. She said it is an extremely loud drilling operation and also complained of bright lights too. She called the Windsor Police last night at 3:00 am to see if they could do anything about the problem and followed up by calling the county commissioner's and the Town today. Resolution: Complaint #: 200437099 Field Inspector Assigned: Gomez, Jason Complaint Received: Date: 9/10/2015 Time (Military): 1430Hrs Contacted by Inspector: Date: Time (Military): Well Number: 05-Choose an item.-Click here to enter text. Location #: Inspection Document #: 673802551 Complainant: Kelley Unger ( City of Windsor rep) Phone: Address: Nature of complaint: Noise/Lighting Field Inspector Actions: On 9-9-2015 the COGCC office was contacted by a third party to report a noise and lighting complaint coming from a oil and gas location in the area of North Shore Circle. I went to the location in the area which was the Extraction Winder location which were in the process of fracing wells on location. I performed a site inspection and observed the lighting on location was pointed toward the center of the location and toward the ground. See inspection document #373802551 for results of location and attached sound reading provided by Extractions 24 hr sound monitoring. Summary: Upon inspection and as a result of the sound studies performed, no violations of COGCC rules were observed.
  • Date Received: Sept. 11, 2015 Document No.: 200437199 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Odor Tuesday night about 7:45 and off and on thru the evening. Neighbors smelled it too. Strong, smelled like "barnyard, feces". Wants to use this as evidence that Ursa shouldn't be allowed to drill within PUD. Resolution: Inspection 680200003,680200002
  • Date Received: Sept. 15, 2015 Document No.: 200437214 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: At 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, I awoke to a headache, body ache, and stomach ache. I became aware of an odor that I've never smelled before. Sort of pungent. Sort of sweet. Sort of sour. An odor like sour gas. The windows in my house were open. As I closed the windows I started to sneeze uncontrollably. Once the windows were closed the odor subsided. My husband Tod said he couldn't smell anything because whatever the odor was it caused his sinuses to fill up and he couldn't smell anything. His nose was stuffed up. And the joints in his body ached. At 7:00 a.m. Tod rode his bike to work at his office 5 blocks from our house in Silt. He reported back to me that the air was definitely bad because his upper respiratory symptoms worsened on the ride to his office, and he had a metallic taste in his mouth. He said whatever it was permeated the air from our house to his office on Main Street. I was sick all day Wednesday. I have never smelled an odor like this before. I had a severe reaction to it including upper respiratory distress, gastrointestinal distress, headache, joint pain, swollen glands, earache. John Doose of Ursa Resources called me at about 8:00 a.m. because Kirby Wynn (Garfield County O&G liaison) had contacted him with my complaint. I had sent an email about the odor to Kirby shortly after 7:00 a.m. John Doose asked me if I could tell where the odor was coming from. I told him what Tod had told me, that it permeated the air from our house to Main Street, and that we could not tell where it was coming from. I told him I had just been outside with my dogs and I could still smell wafts of the odor in the air. Resolution: Staff conducted inspections of location around Silt,co no Violations found.
  • Date Received: Sept. 15, 2015 Document No.: 200437215 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Overland Resources, LLC billed Champlin for ad valorem taxes. Champlin Exploration paid the taxes. Overland then deducted the taxes from the royalty payment. Champlin has been unsuccessful getting Overland to refund the taxes. I have emailed and called numerous times. No responses from the operator. Resolution: Email sent to Mr. Young identifying steps to take to request a hearing before Commission. Email states that Form 37 must be filed after requisite time period, if there is no response, then a Form 38 must be submitted to request a hearing before the Commission.
  • Date Received: Sept. 18, 2015 Document No.: 200437310 PROPERTY DAMAGE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: ne corner of section 34-2N-53W Operator reclaiming drill site from years past is destroying native sod and using virgin topsoil to backfill drill site. Does complainant know operator? No. Susan Sherman is checking on that. Denise gave me a number for Louis Camp but that number is no longer in service. Resolution: The sod/topsoil removal was actually salt impacted soil removal performed under Rem #8694.
  • Date Received: Sept. 18, 2015 Document No.: 200437345 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Concerned about water quality. Property is adjacent to the Latigo gas storage facility contacted Diane Kocis, Arapahoe County LGD several times in 2015 with other issues. Discussed concerned about water quality on 9-17-15. Diane suggested contacting COGCC for a water sample. Diane has also contacted FERC about noise level regulations for more information. Also contacted the Air Quality Control Division of the CDPHE in 2014 and 2015. Gas storage facility is operated by Colorado Interstate Gas, which is owned by Kinder Morgan. water well permit #209753 in NW/4 NE/4 Sec 23 T5S R61W Resolution: Water well sampling results show no oil & gas issues with the water well. Summary letter and all sampling results sent to Mr. Knutson.
  • Date Received: Sept. 25, 2015 Document No.: 200437480 ROYALTY Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Case 535 Docket 151000620 Conoco Phillips Hearing Protest Rule 509 question Our mineral interest was in Leasehold with Conoco Phillips in this drilling unit. Upon lease expiration Conoco Phillips refused to honor the terms of extension. These terms were clearly negotiated, written and recorded. Conoco offered a fraction of the negotiated amount and refused to honor our extension. Conoco Phillips' position was a default that they would simply force pool us if we didn't accept the lower offer. I understand and agree with the rule and spirit of forced pooling. When folks are loggerheads, a system as such is valuable and fair. I also believe forced pooling threat in negotiation is reasonable when a lease is not existent and without extension terms. My complaint is that Conoco Phillips is using forced pooling unfairly; as a default strategy to negotiate a better deal. Conoco Phillips is abusing this needed system to put themselves in a superior financial place and at the expense of the small mineral owner. In principle, we refused Conoco Phillips abuse of the forced pooling system and didn't accept ConocoPhillips' offer. We plead to the commission for accountability and ethical practice by Conoco Phillips. We wish nothing more than Conoco Phillips to honor their agreement. We appeal to the COGCC to shine some light and accountability on Conoco Phillips' abuse of the forced pooling system. Resolution: I contacted Ron to address what can be done if there is a lease expiration prior to the statutory pooling. I explained the statute and Rule 530.
  • Date Received: Oct. 2, 2015 Document No.: 200437660 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant reports: We awoke at 4:00 a.m. to an odor coming from outdoors. Is it the same odor we smelled on September 9? It’s hard to tell. If it is the same it was perhaps not as strong. Tod could not smell the odor. However he has a stuffy nose, headache, swollen glands and nausea. He rode his bike to the office and called to say there is something pervasive in the air that makes his lungs ache and irritates his eyes and nose. I could smell the odor. I awoke sneezing and feeling of heaviness in my chest, like I had something caught in my lungs. I coughed so hard I vomited. I have a headache, my ears ache and my glands are swollen. I am still coughing. The temp is 52 degrees and the air is still. Odor is "pungent, irritating." ,A pungent pervasive odor, that blankets the lower west end of Silt. The odor causes strong irritation to the eyes, ears, nose, throat and lungs. Complainant had previously reported an odor on September 9, describes the current instance of odor as "This is similar to the odor we smelled and reported on September 9, 2015, but it was perhaps not as strong." Complainant has contacted Kirby Wynn and Garfield County oil & gas liaison. This complaint has a reported health component and has also been distributed to the CDPHE complaint manager. Closest facilities are Ursa wells approximately 1.5 miles to the north or Antero/ Ursa wells approximately 1 mile to the south or southwest Resolution: Response by Daniel Vigil CDPHE I spoke with Ms. Tibbetts, and she relayed that this particular instance turned out to be due to a home leak of natural gas during the night. She shared extensive health impact that she attributes to oil and gas, and we'll follow-up about that. I don't think it will need to involve you, but I'll let you know if something new comes up there.
  • Date Received: Oct. 2, 2015 Document No.: 200437665 WATER WELL Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant is on a groundwater well and reported that starting approximately 8 months ago their well water began smelling like rotten eggs/ sulfur. The home has an RO system. The complainant reported that EPA collected and analyzed a water sample relating to the Gold King Mine Blowout and told the homeowner the water was safe to drink, but the sulfur smell was there before the mine release and complainant believes the smell is related to oil and gas wells. The complainant does not know of a specific well they suspect of causing the smell, but reported that BP, Conoco, Williams, and Severn have facilities in the area. Wells API# 067-05601 (WPX) and API# 067-07526 (BP) appear to be closest to the residence. Resolution: Based on review of the sample results, as well as previous sample results from this location, there is no evidence that oil and gas activities are affecting Mrs. Rice's water well.
  • Date Received: Oct. 6, 2015 Document No.: 200437698 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant reports that there is a odor with a sulfur component, this odor has been noticeable for the last month but became worse last night. The location of the odor is to the south of the intersection of Highway 402 and Interstate 25. The location is not the complainants residence; it is an area the complainant drives through. Complainant reported the odor because he thought "the sulfur odor was poisonous and someone should investigate." Complainant declined to provide address for followup but would like a phone call with the results of the investigation. Resolution: Complaint #: 200437698 Field Inspector Assigned: Gomez, Jason Complaint Received: Date: 10/62015 Time (Military): 1300Hrs Contacted by Inspector: Date: 10/6/2015Time (Military): 1300 Hrs Well Number: 05-Choose an item.-Click here to enter text. Location #: Inspection Document #: Complainant: Robert Winkler Phone: 970-818-1554 Address: Nature of complaint: Odor Field Inspector Actions: On 10-6-2015, I was contacted by the complainant who indicated he could smell a strong sulfur odor around the area of Johnson’s café off I-25. I checked the surrounding wells in the area but I was unable to find the source of the odor other than a possible dairy in the area. I determined the odor was not oil and gas related. Summary: Upon inspection and as a result of the investigation, no violations of COGCC rules were observed at the time of the inspection
  • Date Received: Oct. 13, 2015 Document No.: 200437736 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant reports: After 14 years of a peaceful neighborhood, we started hearing noise in the night in mid-summer. It is a low mechanical, humming to throbbing sound. It is not every night, but some nights, like last night, it is so bad we can't sleep. This is a continuous noise that gets into the head and won't let go. There is literally no room in our house that blocks the noise. Ear plugs don't work. If I put my head against a wall, the house seems to throb with the noise. We don't notice it during the day as we are at work, or the tv is on, but around 9 or 10 p.m. just when you want to get to sleep,it starts. Last night was the last straw, laying awake til 1 a.m. when finally you get so exhausted, you fall asleep. But awaking at 4 a.m., it was still going on. Our neighbors hear it too. And since it isn't every night, you can't relax and get to sleep because you are wondering "will it start up again tonight?" They are disturbing the peace. Please investigate last at night if possible. Complainant was concerned that the noise is most noticeable late at night. Complainant is a resident of the Governor's Ranch neighborhood in Eaton, Colorado. Complainant has communicated with Police Department and the Eaton City Office regarding noise complaint. Resolution: Complaint #: 200437736 Field Inspector Assigned: Gomez, Jason Complaint Received: Date: 10/13/2015 Time (Military): 1300Hrs Contacted by Inspector: Date: 10/14/2015 Time (Military): 1500 Hrs Well Number: 05-Choose an item.-Click here to enter text. Location #: Inspection Document #: Complainant: Victoria Grablander Phone: 970-396-7829 Address: 227 S. Mountain View Drive, Eaton, CO 80615 Nature of complaint: Noise Field Inspector Actions: On 10/13/2015, I was contacted by COGCC staff in reference to a noise complaint in the area of south west Eaton. I contacted the complainant who indicated she first experienced a humming or throbbing noise when she was out walking her dog in the neighborhood, after becoming aware of the noise she began to experience the noise in her home in the evening time, and late at night. The complainant was not sure where the noise was coming from, but believed the noise was coming from the oil and gas sites located to the south of her residence as this was the only change in the area. I performed site inspections of both the sites located to the south of the complainant’s residence which were approx ½ to ¾ mile from the complainants residence. See inspection Doc# 673802602 and 673802601 for results of inspections. I also performed sound studies at both locations, and as a result of the sound studies I found A scale issue at the Synergy site. I contacted Dave Pennington from Synergy, he indicated Synergy was in the process of installing a building around the compressor on location. Summary: At the time of the Inspection no violations of COGCC rules were found in relation to the complaint.
  • Date Received: Oct. 14, 2015 Document No.: 200437737 SOIL CONTAMINATION Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant reports: I don't know the company, and I don't know the person I spoke with. He was working on the crew that is reclaiming the pad. At 16933 Kimball Creek Road, a well pad is being reclaimed. On the evening of 10-12-15, as the heavy equipment was working, I smelled a strong benzene-like odor on the breeze that came from the direction of the well pad. I guessed they were removing contaminated soil. On the evening of 10-13-15, I spoke to some workers as they were leaving the area. One said they had encountered contaminated soil while reclaiming the pad. He said that they had dug out an area of contaminated soil large enough to park four trucks in, but they were told to bury it. I asked "They told you to bury the contaminated soil?"He said yes. My property is just across the street from this location, and my water well is 1118 feet from the pad. There are other homes surrounding this property, some are closer than I am. I will be telling them also. This location is in a conservation easement. I will be contacting Mesa Land Trust with this information as well. I expect that this is not legal, and I would appreciate hearing from you. I was told the contaminated soil was dug from an area that could fit four trucks. It smelled like Parachute, Colorado (benzene I am guessing). Complainant describes location as 16933 Kimball Creek Road, property owned by Mark Prike. The north end of this property, on the west side of Kimball Creek Road. The location closest to the reported street address appears to be location 420164, Kimball Creek Pad 23-4C-995, however based on status this location appears to be active. Location 312580 (AITKEN-69S95W 23NESW) is located to the north of the street address on the west side of Kimball Creek Rd and has a pit with status CL. Resolution: Complaint is closed. Letter sent to landowner. See Remediation project #9357 and Notice of Completion Form 04 doc #400994848.
  • Date Received: Oct. 14, 2015 Document No.: 200437741 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complaint report: One of the locations is directly NE of our property on property owned in part by Jack Taylor. This well has traffic coming in after dark and the noise and headlights are distracting. It also bleeds off and makes a terribly loud hissing noise. We have horses and cattle and this noise is startling to horses and could get a rider in serious trouble if the horse spooks badly. Also a bit unnerving since this well has blown up on us previously and they have still not reimbursed us for the lost hay they had to pick up. The operator at this location is Bayswater. Complainant has contacted Mark Brown of Bayswater in regards to some issues on the closest well. This appears to be location # 432327 (Triangle 6-22). The other noise complaint is from a large facility that they just built up on Road 80. This is NE of us also and for awhile we had to tolerate the drilling, lighting, unending trucks and i even had a truck pull out right in front of me on Cty Rd 43 and 80. Then they put in some big $$ that has a huge fan pointing our direction. Terribly noisy. Now I see that they have some structure around 3 side but not the side facing us so we are getting all of the noise. It has been two years since we have been able to sleep with our windows open. Something that we enjoyed and the reason that we built our home way back off the roads. Very disappointed that the oil companies moved in nearby and disrupted that peace that we once knew. This is likely location # 438495 (SRC Gies Pad). Noises are described as noise you can hear and feel, intermittent, sounding like blowing and humming. Resolution:
  • Date Received: Oct. 15, 2015 Document No.: 200437744 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: I was awakened at 4:40am by a loud humming noise that ended at 5:00am. The noise will last 20 minutes or a day and a half. I ASSUME that the noise is a pump, or when they are pumping the gas out of the ground. It is very annoying when it is happening for I can not get away from it. The noise came from the South and West of my property. Noise is described as noise you can hear, intermittent, a very loud hum. Noise began around 9/1/2013. Well to the south and west of the property is API# 123-08099, well to the northwest is API# 123-23495 Resolution: Area resident complained about intermittent noise coming from the SW of his residence. OGCC staff went to the location on the afternoon of 10/15/15 and found a separator that was suspected to be the source of the noise to the SW of his residence. Anadarko staff mobilized to the location and performed maintenance on the separator on the afternoon of 10/15/15. OGCC staff witnessed the maintenance and afterwards the separator was running noticeably quieter. Inspection DOC#674102677
  • Date Received: Oct. 20, 2015 Document No.: 200437795 SPILLS Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location of spill is 1671 CR 63 Keenesburg, Co 80643. Immediately in front of house on county road and extending onto our property.Pipeline leak. The pipeline has been shut down so no longer leaking but damage is already done. Company is DCP Midstream. I talked to Alex Hodson out of the Roggen office.Phone #303-849-5541. Complainant indicated that the area of the spill is approximately 50 in length. Ran into road ditch. The pipeline is buried, so the complainant was not able to determine how much was released prior to surfacing. Resolution: DCP Midstream reported release as spill #400921545. Starting clean-up work on 10/21/15. All clean-up work under rule 906.c.
  • Date Received: Oct. 21, 2015 Document No.: 200437817 GROUND WATER Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant reports, "On July 10 I had a real bad odor in my house, smelled like rotten eggs...I ran water in my sink, tub, and toilet tank and they would ignite as I put a lighter to them and there was more pressure than before." Complainant reports various steps taken to mitigate smell (opening windows, draining lines) then had a water sample collected by Geological Environmentalists. Complainant has contacted Huerfano County Land Use Official, Dale Lyons (Local Government Designee), John Axleson (COGCC), David Kurz (CDPHE). Reports that Dept of Public Works came but declined to sample. Complainant cleaned well in accordance with brochure provided by COGCC and reports it still has a "methane smell." Reports that his spring was also sampled and has methane in it as well as a film on top. Complainant indicates that Sizmer drilled to set charges, and the drilling rigs were approx 40 feet from the river and 100 feet from his well and spring. He reports that a Gardner well is about 500 feet NW of his house, by the Hurefano County Shop. Complainant reports that a public well in Gardner has been contaminated. Complainant has attached photographs and documents to complaint form. Resolution: Contacted Mr. Vargas to discuss concerns about groundwater quality from his well. A review of oil and gas locations near property show the closest oil and gas well is over 5 miles away. The Colorado Division of Oil and Public Safety (OPS)previously conducted a thorough investigation and found methane in samples taken from tap water at 0.256 mg/l. The sample collected from water well by OPS was also analyzed for 65 compounds including benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and total xylenes. These four compounds are collectively referred to as BTEX and are commonly found in the oil, condensate and produced water produced from oil and gas wells. None of the volatile compounds including BTEX were detected in the sample collected from your water well. Based on the lack of any volatile compounds detected in well and the distance to the nearest oil and gas well, it does not appear that oil and gas operations have impacted water well. A courtesy follow to sample well for bacteria will be scheduled for December 2015.
  • Date Received: Oct. 27, 2015 Document No.: 200437827 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant reports, "There is currently (8:05pm) a loud humming noise that penetrates thru the walls in my home, this noise has been going on all day since 9am that I am aware of....very frustrating since I can not get away from it. Location is South and East of residence" (11755 CR 15, Longmont, CO). Locations to the SE of the residence include API 123-22664 (Kerr-McGee) and Location # 433854 (Encana, 7 wells). Resolution: Area resident filed a formal complaint regarding a "humming" noise coming from the VOGL_GEIST location. OGCC staff was on location on the afternoon of 10/27/15 to investigate the noise, however wind speeds were too high to run a sound survey and no noise source was identified. OGCC staff returned to the location on the morning of 10/28/15. OGCC staff did observe a noise coming from the wellheads on location and a sound survey was run. The survey was run 350 ft from the wellheads at 40.16905, -104.92275. The separators on location were 144 ft from the survey location. A scale average for the survey was 47.3 DB. Inspection DOC#674102719
  • Date Received: Oct. 28, 2015 Document No.: 200437851 ODOR Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Location: Highway 14 and WCR 25 at Waste Management's landfill. For approximately the past year, when the wind is coming from the NE we get an unbearable chemical smell at WCR 23 & Hghwy 14 at our homes which are directly downwind from Waste Management. By working with Weld County Health Department and Waste Management we have determined it is occurring when Waste Management is receiving loads from oil and gas spills. Correlates with wind direction from NE and dumping of sludge from oil and gas spills. Complainant reports: Waste Management has been reluctant to share what they deem proprietary information with us although the Health Department may have it, Phil Brewer specifically. Resolution: Complainant contacted and informed that landfills are outside of the jurisdiction of the COGCC. Complaint was transferred to CDPHE APCD.
  • Date Received: Oct. 30, 2015 Document No.: 200437868 NOISE Operator: Invalid Operator Facility: Description: Complainant states "Fed up with the n