April 21, 2014


Form 23 Now Available in eForm (02/26/2014)

Form 23, Well Control Report are now available in eForm for filing.

Amended Rule 906 Now In Effect (02/03/2014)

Amended Rule 906 for Reporting Spills and Releases in effect as of February 1, 2014.

COGCC Enforcement and Penalty Policy Review (01/28/2014)

This document was submitted to the Governor’s Office to fulfill the Commission’s obligations under Executive Order D 2013-004.

DJ Basin Horizontal Offset Policy – REVISED (12/18/2013)

Option 3 has been revised. Click here for more information.

Buffer Zone Move-In, Rig-Up Notice Policy – FINAL (12/17/2013)

Final Policy adopted by the Commission, December 16, 2013.

Earth Guardians Request for Rulemaking (12/16/2013)

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission received a request for rulemaking from Earth Guardians. The COGCC will consider whether to initiate this rulemaking at the April 28-29 2014 Hearings.

Spill Reporting HB 13-1278 Effective 08/07/2013 (08/05/2013)

Please be advised that HB 13-1278 goes into effect on August 7, 2013. All spills and releases must be reported as required Rule 906 and HB 13-1278.


Rule requires disclosures to FracFocus within 60 days of the conclusion of a hydraulic fracturing treatment, and in no case more than 120 days.

Colorado eForm Login (11/23/2011)

Click on the above link to use eform

Sign-up for General Email Notification (01/01/2003)

Receive links to staff reports, hearing applications, hearing dockets, and hearing notices.



Risk Based Inspection Report to General Assembly Senate Bill 13-202 directs the COGCC to develop recommended strategies to address the environmental risks associated with each phase of oil and gas operations.

Senate Bill 13-202 directs the COGCC to develop recommended strategies to address the environmental risks associated with each phase of oil and gas operations.

James W. “Bill” Hawkins appointed to Commission (04/11/2014)

Governor Hickenlooper appointed James W. “Bill” Hawkins to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission on April 10, 2014.

Industry eForm 19 Training (04/09/2014)

The COGCC will conduct a two-hour training session, April 23 – Denver, 2:00 PM, for operators and their consultants on the use of the revised Form 19 via eForm.

Executive Order D 2013-004 - Enforcement Program (04/01/2014)

Executive Order D 2013-004 directs the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to undertake a review of its enforcement program, penalty structure, and imposition of fines.

Notice to Operators - Runoff in Spring 2014 (03/24/2014)

Spring runoff concerns in 2014 include issues caused by debris and stream beds that have moved as a result of the September floods.

September 2013 Flood Lessons Learned Final Report (03/17/2014)

On March 14, 2014, COGCC released a report describing "lessons learned" in the Front Range flood of September 2013. The report is located on COGCC's Flood Response Information web page.

Interim Statewide Horizontal Offset Policy (02/09/2014)

The Interim Statewide Horizontal Offset Policy is effective February 10, 2014. All APDs, Form 2s for horizontal wells submitted on or after February 10th must include the Offset Well Evaluation.

Modular Large Volume Tank (MLVT) Stakeholder Info (01/17/2014)

Click here for current information regarding the MLVT policy making process.

Flood Response Information (11/26/2013)

Information about COGCC response to flooding in Northeast Colorado.

***NOTICE TO OPERATORS*** (10/09/2013)

Return to Service of Oil and Gas Facilities or Wells within the Flood Impact Zone.

Interim Policy For Hearings Dept. Filings (04/18/2013)

Interim Policy For Number Of Copies Required To Be Submitted To Hearings Dept.

Hydraulic Fracturing Information (06/07/2011)

With the public's interest in and concern about the potential impacts of fracking on public health and the environment, the COGCC has compiled information for the public's review.

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