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Energy Advisory Board

oil rig Energy Advisory Board Meeting
The Energy Advisory Board will meet Thursday, May 7 at 6:00 pm at the Rifle Branch Library. Road and traffic issues associated with oil and gas development have historically been a major concern for Garfield County residents. The Energy Advisory Board is convening a work session to study these issues. The public is invited to attend this work session and to provide the board with personal insights and recommendations regarding road and traffic issues of concern.

Provided dinner and social networking will begin at 5:30 pm and the meeting at 6:00 pm. Please RSVP 970-625-5915.

Energy Advisory Board Citizen Representative opportunities
The Garfield County Energy Advisory Board is requesting letters of interest from applicants who are interested in serving as a volunteer citizen representative for the Una Bridge/Wallace Creek/Spring Creek area.

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Mission statement
(by resolution of the BOCC): The EAB shall provide a forum for the oil and gas industry, the public, impacted landowners and local government to prevent or minimize conflict associated with oil and gas development through positive and proactive communication and actions that encourage responsible and balanced development of these resources within Garfield County.

The EAB consists of local government, organizations, school districts, citizen representatives, and oil & gas operators.

EAB bylaws
Board of County Commissioners EAB resolution

Click here for a list of EAB members.

The EAB has produced a community guide, Understanding Natural Gas Development, (pdf file) as part of its educational mission.

Citizen representatives on the EAB are available to hear comments and complaints from residents in their area, click here for EAB citizen representative area map and contact information.

Click here for more citizen representative information

Energy Advisory Board meetings
Minutes Presentations Oil & Gas Liaison's Report
May 2015 minutes Lee Barger - Procedure on How to Set Realistic Speed Limits
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May report
April 2015 minutes No educational presentation. No report
March 2015 minutes Tyler Bittner - Water Management Planning for Remote Completion Operations
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March report
February 2015 minutes Marc Morton - Recent Changes to Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Complaint Procedures
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February report
2014 minutes
Chris Wright - America's Rapidly Evolving Natural Gas Production and Consumption & Implications for Colorado's Western Slope October report
September 4
2014 minutes
Gordon Pierce- Regional Air Quality Conditions & Monitoring September report
August 7,
2014 minutes
Rebecca Watson Fracking Federalism and Federal Environmental Law Is the Oil and Gas Industry Exempt from Major Laws August report
June 5,
2014 minutes
No educational presentation. June report
May 1,
2014 minutes
No educational presentation. May report
April 6,
2014 minutes
Kent Holsinger, Holsinger Law, LLC, Denver Water, oil and gas: energy production, the water rights priority system and drinking water supplies. April report
March 6, 2014 minutes Dr. Jeffrey Collett, Professor and Department Head, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, CO will present “Characterizing air emissions from new gas well Development in Garfield County" March report
February 6, 2014 minutes Erin Degutis will present an Energy Master Plan overview. The plan used public information to develop energy opportunity and constraint maps. The energy resource maps will help the county develop policies to direct energy resource development in context with existing natural resources and regulatory constraints. February report

EAB archived presentations and minutes

Garfield County Community Development Department
Oil and Gas Division
0375 County Road 352, Building 2060
Rifle, CO 81650

Kirby Wynn,
Oil & Gas Liaison
970-625-5905 | office
Email Kirby

  Marie Payne
Oil & Gas Assistant
970-625-5915 | office Email Marie

  Fred Jarman,
Director of Garfield County Community Development
970-945-8212 | phone
Email Fred

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