The following requirements apply to oil and gas companies intending to drill in Moffat County. Oil and gas companies are responsible for acquiring the appropriate permits and fulfilling notice requirements as listed below. At the bottom of this web page are links to various permits required by Moffat County.
Moffat County Drilling Requirements:
1) Moffat County reviews each Application for Permit to Drill (APD) that has been submitted to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) for "significant impacts on public health, safety and welfare, including the environment" as allowed under Rule 303d of the COGCC Rules and Policies.
Please submit your APD to Moffat County and COGCC simultaneously.
Submit APD to: Moffat County Commissioners
Attn: Erin Miller
221 W. Victory Way, Suite 130
Craig, CO 81625
Please assure your APD submission includes, at a minimum:
a) A copy of the application and reporting forms files with other state or federal regulatory agencies.
b) Map(s) showing the location(s) of the proposed drill site(s).
c) Map(s) showing the proposed location or expansion plans of potential development for the gas field.
d) Proof that a Surface Owner Agreement is in place.
2) Consistent with COGCC Rule 305(b) (1), Moffat County requires a thirty (30) day notice prior to construction of a site. Rule 305(b) (1) states …"operator shall evidence its intention to conduct such operations by giving the surface owner and local governmental designee written notice thereof. Such notice of drilling shall be mailed or hand delivered to the surface owner not less than thirty (30) days prior to the date of estimated commencement of operations with heavy equipment as set forth in the notice and shall be mailed to the local governmental designee not less than thirty (30) days prior to the date of estimated commencement of operations with heavy equipment as set forth in the notice." Although the rule requires mailing or hand delivery, it is acceptable to email the Local Governmental Designee instead of mail or hand delivery. Moffat County Local Governmental Designee may be contacted at:
Moffat County Natural Resources Department
Attn: Jeff Comstock, Director
221 W. Victory Way, Ste. 130
Craig, CO 81625
Email: Jeff Comstock
Oil and gas companies are responsible for contacting the following entities to obtain necessary permit/agreements prior to drilling:
Contact the respective surface owner(s) of the drill site or surface owner(s) of the access road(s) prior to beginning work.