The purpose of these Rules is to assure that the use of C-BT Project water and Windy Gap Project water as Well Development Water complies with: a) the contract between the United States and Northern Water dated July 5, 1938; b) Colorado Revised Statutes 37-45-118(j); and, c) the terms and conditions of every allotment contract for either C-BT Project water or Windy Gap Project water, all of which require that the use of C-BT Project water and the first use of Windy Gap Project water by allottees or their designees be within the boundaries of Northern Water or the Subdistrict.
The purpose of oil and natural gas regulations is to establish the framework within which regulatory programs insure that protection of the environment, especially water, is given the highest consideration with respect to the development of oil and gas resources.
The report you are about to read is designed to convey the intent of regulations enacted by states for the purpose of protecting water resources.
A multi-stakeholder review team has completed an in-depth review of the Colorado hydraulic fracturing regulatory program. During the review of Colorado’s regulation of hydraulic fracturing, the review team members and official observers were granted full access to staff of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), and all questions were answered in a responsive and open manner.
The review team has concluded that the Colorado program is well managed and professional and generally meets the 2010 Hydraulic Fracturing Guidelines. The review team identified a number of program strengths that warrant special recognition. The review team also made some specific recommendations for improvement in the program based on the guidelines.