Energy Advisory Board
Energy Advisory Board meeting is at 6 p.m. on Dec. 2
The Garfield County Energy Advisory Board meeting takes place Thursday, December 2, from 6-7 p.m. The agenda for the meeting is now available.
With recently updated federal, state and local policy orders and guidance we are able to resume in-person EAB meetings in our usual location at the Rifle Garfield County Administration building, 2nd floor, 195 W. 14th Street, Building D, Rifle, Colo.
On July 27, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance on mask usage due to COVID-19. To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possible spread, the CDC recommends wearing a mask indoors in public in communities with substantial or high transmission of COVID-19. Areas of substantial transmission are defined as 50 or higher total new cases per 100,000 persons over a seven-day period and a test positivity rate greater than 8%. Areas of high transmission exceed one or both of these metrics.”
The above guidance will be followed for optional but recommended mask wearing for the Dec. 2 meeting, unless there is updated state or local guidance or requirements, in which case the later guidance will be our guide for the meeting. Attendees should expect to encounter attendees with and without face coverings in relatively close quarters. We intend, but cannot fully guarantee, attendees will be socially distanced throughout the meeting.
It is requested to kindly RSVP to me if you will attend so I may plan ahead for a safe meeting with an approximate attendee count. If you are uncomfortable attending this in-person meeting due to COVID concerns but have a public comment or question, please feel free to reply to me with the information and I will share it at the meeting.
Kirby (on behalf of the EAB officers)
The Energy Advisory Board is a monthly forum for the public, oil and gas industry, landowners and local government to engage in positive and proactive communication, and actions that encourage responsible and balanced development of these resources within Garfield County.
Energy Advisory Board Citizen Representative opportunity
Interested in energy issues? 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 Roan Creek Area, Peach Valley, Dry Hollow Creek Area and Grass Mesa Homeowners Association.
(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.
Board of County Commissioners EAB resolution
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.