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Energy Advisory Board

Kathleen Staks Governors Oil & Gas Task Force
The Northwest Colorado Oil and Gas Forum will meet on Thursday, December 4, from 10 - 12 in the Clough auditorium at the Rifle campus of Colorado Mountain College. The forum will feature Kathleen Staks, Assistant Director for Energy, Colorado Department of Natural Resources. Topics will include current status and plans for the Governors Oil & Gas Task Force.   
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Updates from: BLM,COGCC, Energy Industry, Community Counts, Garfield County and Rio Blanco County. General public is invited to attend.

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
2014 minutes
EAB September 2014- Gordon Pierce- Regional Air Quality Conditions & Monitoring October report
September 4
2014 minutes
EAB September 2014- Gordon Pierce- Regional Air Quality Conditions & Monitoring September report
August 7,
2014 minutes
EAB August 2014 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
December 5, 2013 minutes The Phase III study describes the ground water hydrology and water quality of the Wasatch Formation aquifer. The study also considers the potential for oil and gas development to impact shallow ground water supplies. December report
November 7, 2013 minutes Garfield County efforts regarding the BLM's NW Colorado Environmental Impacts Statement on Greater Sage Grouse by Fred Jarman Director of Community Development and County Commissioner Tom Jankovsky (document attached). November report
October 3, 2013 minutes
Refuel Colorado Fleets: Accelerating adoption of Natural Gas Vehicles by Mike Ogburn, Energy Engineer, Clean Energy Economy for the Region. October report
September 5, 2013 minutes
Water Quality Protection using the Watershed Approach by Laurie Rink, Coordinator Middle Colorado Watershed Council September report
August 1, 2013 minutes
Managing air quality on BLM lands by Shauna Kocman, PhD PE Engineer August report
July 2013 No EAB meeting No July report
June 6, 2013 minutes Judith Thomas from the U.S. Geological Survey presented findings from two recently published assessments of Piceance basin water quality. June report
May 2, 2013 minutes No educational presentation. The Williams company gave an update regarding the hydrocarbon release event north of Parachute. No May report
April 4, 2013 minutes No educational presentation. The COGCC and the Williams Company gave an update regarding the hydrocarbon release event north of Parachute. April report
March 7, 2013 minutes The Energy Industry and the Garfield County Economy presentation by Ann Driggers, Senior Finance Administrator at Garfield County. March report
February 7, 2013 minutes Air Quality Management in Garfield County by Paul Reaser, Garfield County Environmental Health Manager February report
December 6, 2012
Ursa Operating Company, LLC as the purchaser of Antero Resources Presented by Don Simpson, Ursa Operating Company, VP Business Development - no educational presentation  
November 1, 2012
Statewide Setbacks, Aesthetic-Noise Control and Water Sampling/Monitoring Rulemaking by Kirby Wynn.  
October 4, 2012
Residents guide to water use, treatment and recycling during oil and gas operations by Tyler Bittner of WPX and Doug Dennison of Bill Barrett Corporation.  
September 6, 2012
Public presentation from Matthew Lepore, new Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) Director.  
August 2, 2012
Fact Versus Fiction of the Technical Aspects of Hydraulic Fracturing by Jennifer Miskimins-Colorado School of Mines.  
July 2012
No EAB meeting  
June 7, 2012
Surface Management Approach to Oil and Gas Development by Bryan Whitely Encana.  
May 3, 2012
No Educational Presentation  
April 5, 2012 minutes Resident's Guide to the COGCC Hydraulic Fracturing Chemical Disclosure Rule  
March 1, 2012 minutes Geology of the Piceance Basin  
February 2, 2012 minutes COGCC Rules for Oil and Gas Spills and Releases  
December 1, 2011 minutes Colorado School of Mines - Oil Shale, "Is Now the Time?"  
November 3, 2011 minutes

County-level Economic Impacts of Oil and Gas Operations in:
  • Garfield County
  • All Colorado counties with oil and gas operations

October 6, 2011 minutes Hydrogen Sulfide: COGCC Summary of characteristics, regulations, and Garfield County occurrence  
September 2011 minutes No presentation  
August 2011 No EAB meeting  
July 2011 No EAB meeting  
June 2011 No EAB meeting  
May 5, 2011
Geothermal Energy Potential in Colorado  
April 7, 2011
La Plata County Natural Resources Land Use Code  
February 3, 2011 minutes Well bore cementing, testing and safety  
January 6, 2011 minutes Rulison precautions  

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

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

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