The Mission Change Whitepaper: A Glimpse Into Future Rulemakings in Colorado

By: David R. Little, Diana S. Prulhiere

Published: November 12, 2019

On November 1st, the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission (“COGCC”) released its Mission Change Whitepaper (click here for the full text). It provides a broad overview of possible future rulemakings after the passage of Senate Bill 19-181, which changed the mission of the COGCC from “foster[ing] the responsible, balanced development” to “regulat[ing] the development and production” of oil and gas resources.

While not authoritative, the Whitepaper is intended to facilitate meaningful discussion on new rule development. Some of the major proposals are as follows:

The stakeholder meeting originally scheduled for November 7th was cancelled. Instead, feedback is being sought through individual stakeholder meetings and from comments submitted though the Public Comment Portal, found here.

If you have questions on how upcoming rulemakings could affect your operations, please contact the authors of this alert.

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