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Posted on: January 31, 2018

Oil and Gas activity update - January 31

The Lafayette City Council is dedicated to protecting the health, safety, and welfare of residents from the potential impacts of oil and gas operations, and are exploring many fronts to address the pending 8 North LLC applications. Staff has recently received updates on the following;

January 31, 2018 update:

Public comment at the March 19/20 Spacing and Density Hearing (originally scheduled for January 29/30) has been **RESCHEDULED** once again to April 30/May 1:
The March 19/20 COGCC hearing date (originally scheduled for January 29/30) has been continued (rescheduled) once again.  The new date is April 30/May 1.

This COGCC hearing is being held to consider 8 North LLC’s spacing and density application in Lafayette/Boulder County. The public will be allowed to speak and/or provide input in some way, but COGCC has informed the City that they are "looking at instituting some changes for our public comment process".  Instructions on how to get involved and provide input for this specific meeting will be shared with residents as soon as additional information and clarity are received from the COGCC staff. When available, the agenda for this hearing will be posted on the COGCC webpage.

The City's Oil and Gas Information and Resources webpage provides a number of resources for residents looking to gather information including;

* A timeline of actions being taken by Lafayette City Council to address potential oil and gas issues in Lafayette

* A list of upcoming public meetings and hearings

* Oil and gas FAQs

* Lafayette well maps

* Public participation at the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC)

* Also included on this page is a link to the Boulder County Oil and Gas Development webpage.
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