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Parachute Creek

 

2013 Natural Gas Liquids Release

 

In December 2012, a natural gas liquids leak began at a facility in Parachute, Colorado. Though the leak was discovered and stopped by early January 2013, the materials had already made a significant impact on the area.

 

At the end of April 2013, site regulatory authority was transferred from the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). For additional information from prior to the authority transfer, refer to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission website via the Contacts section. 

 

Corrective Measures Work Plan Approval with Modifications pdf file    March 18, 2014 

EPA Comments on Corrective Measures Work Plan pdf file    March 14, 2014

Monthly Progress Report February 2014 pdf file    March 12, 2014

Corrective Measures Work Plan pdf file    February 27, 2014

Monthly Progress Report January 2014 pdf file   February 13, 2014

Quarterly Report - 4th Quarter 2013 pdf file    January 22, 2014
     Note: This report includes only the data summary tables due to the very large file size. If you wish to view the entire report, including the individual laboratory sample data sheets, please contact David Walker at david.walker@state.co.us .

Monthly Progress Report December 2013 pdf file    January 13, 2014

Data Summary Report Approval pdf file    January 8, 2014

Request to Modify Remedial System Operations and Maintenance Plan Phase IIB Biosparge System Monitoring Frequency Approval pdf file    December 27, 2013

Request to Modify Remedial System Operations and Maintenance Plan Phase IIB Biosparge System Monitoring Frequency pdf file    December 19, 2013

Contingency Plan pdf file    December 18, 2013 

Monthly Progress Report November 2013 pdf file    December 13, 2013

Request to Shut Down Hydrocarbon Recovery System RW2a and RW3 Approval pdf file    December 13, 2013

Request to Shut Down Hydrocarbon Recovery System RW2a and RW3 pdf file    December 13, 2013 

Data Summary Report pdf file    November 21, 2013  NEW

Remedial System Operations and Maintenance Plan Revised pdf file    November 12, 2013

Remedial System Operations and Maintenance Plan Approval pdf file    November 6, 2013

Site-Wide Monitoring Plan Revised pdf file    October 15, 2013

Request to Shut Down Hydrocarbon Recovery System RW5 and RW6 Approval pdf file    October 9, 2013

Site-Wide Monitoring Plan Approval pdf file    October 8, 2013

Request to Shut Down Hydrocarbon Recovery System RW 5 and RW 6 pdf file    October 4, 2013

Revised Phase III Source Area Remedial Action Work Plan pdf file    October 2, 2013

Phase III Source Area Remedial Action Work Plan Approval pdf file    September 26, 2013

Site-Wide Monitoring Plan pdf file    September 24, 2013

Liquid Hydrocarbon Management Plan Approval Letter pdf file    September 3, 2013

Liquid Hydrocarbon Management Plan pdf file    September 3, 2013

Order on Consent pdf file    August 16, 2013

Water Management Plan Approval pdf file    July 18, 2013

Certification, Colorado Discharge Permit - Remediation Activities Discharging to Surface Water Permit Number COG315000: Certification Number COG315285 pdf file    July 15, 2013

Water Management Plan pdf file    June 28, 2013

Phase II Interim Response Action Work Plan Partial Approval pdf file   June 28, 2013

Soil Waste Management Plan Approval pdf file   June 28, 2013

Soil Waste Management Plan pdf file   June 28, 2013 

Compliance Advisory pdf file   April 30, 2013

Phase II Interim Response Action Approval pdf file  August 16, 2013

Sampling Plan Modification Request Approval pdf file  August 16, 2013

 
 
Williams Weekly Status Reports

 

September 2-8, 2013 pdf file   

August 26 - September 1, 2013 pdf file   

August 19-25, 2013 pdf file   

August 5-11, 2013 pdf file  

July 29 - August 4, 2013 pdf file   

                Data Summary Tables pdf file    August 2, 2013

July 22-28, 2013 pdf file   

                Data Summary Tables pdf file    July 26, 2013

July 15-21, 2013 pdf file    

               Data Summary Tables pdf file    July 19, 2013

July 1-7, 2013 pdf file

June 24-30, 2013 pdf file   

June 17-23, 2013 pdf file   

June 10-16, 2013 pdf file   

June 3-9, 2013 pdf file

May 27 - June 2, 2013 pdf file   

May 20-26, 2013 pdf file    

May 13-19, 2013 pdf file    

May 6-12, 2013 pdf file    

April 1-7, 2013 pdf file     

 

 
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Updates to Journalists

 

Published press releases, links to news stories and other coverage of the Parachute Creek natural gas liquids release will be available as they are produced.

 

August 23, 2013 pdf file  

July 18, 2013 pdf file   

July 12, 2013 pdf file   

July 2, 2013 pdf file   

June 18, 2013 pdf file   

June 12, 2013 pdf file   

Follow-Up Questions and Answers - June 4, 2013 pdf file   

May 20, 2013 pdf file    

May 15, 2013 pdf file     

May 14, 2013 pdf file    

May 9, 2013 pdf file    

May 7, 2013 pdf file    

May 3, 2013 pdf file    

May 2, 2013 pdf file    

May 1, 2013 pdf file    

April 30, 2013 pdf file    

   

Colorado Department of Natural Resources Updates to Journalists

 

April 27, 2013 pdf file   

April 22, 2013 pdf file   

April 19, 2013 pdf file    

April 18, 2013 pdf file    

April 15, 2013 pdf file    

April 12, 2013 pdf file    

April 11, 2013 pdf file    

April 10, 2013 pdf file    

April 9, 2013 pdf file   

 
 
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)
 
David Walker
Hazardous Waste Corrective Action Project Manager
303-692-3354
 
Walter Avramenko
Hazardous Waste Corrective Action Unit Leader
303-692-3362
 
Kate Lemon
Public Information Specialist, Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division
303-692-3304
 
 
Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (OGCC)
 
For information regarding the Parachute Creek natural gas liquids leak prior to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment leading the project, please visit http://cogcc.state.co.us/.  On the left navigation bar, click on "Images," select "Projects" in the "Type" drop-down list, then enter 2120 in the "Unique Identifier" box.
 
Please note that this website has not been updated since the project was transferred to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on April 26, 2013.
 
 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
 
Tien Nguyen
On-Scene Coordinator
303-312-6820
 
Kerry Guy
On-Scene Coordinator
303-312-7288
 
Matthew Allen
Public Information Officer
303-312-6085