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BMP ID: 11819
Title: Closed-loop or Modified Closed-loop Systems for Pits
Text: "2. Operator's Pit Practices within the County. The Operator will comply, at minimum, with the following pit practices after the date this MOU is executed. a. An Operator will use closed-loop or modified closed-loop systems for drilling and completion operations. Permitted modified closed-loop systems include oil and gas well where air or fresh water is used to drill through the surface casing interval, defined as fifty (50) feet below the depth of the deepest aquifer, and a closed loop system is used for the remainder of the drilling and/or completion or recompletion process."
Source Publication Name: (Draft) Memorandum of Understanding Between Elbert County and Operator
Citation Section:
Citation Page: 2
Supplemental Documents:  
Usage Type: Required
Timing: • Drilling
Oil / Gas Field:  
Surface Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
Mineral Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
Primary Contact: Elbert County Board of County Commissioners
215 Comanche St
Kiowa, CO  80117  United States
Phone:303-621-3126     Alt. Phone:
Fax:     E-mail: 
Alternate Contact:  
Categories: Land Surface Disturbance
Location: Colorado
Vegetation Types:
• Suburban / urban
General Comments: Local Government - Operator MOU
Cost-Benefit Analysis:
BMP Efficacy:
Date Entered: 2016-06-28 09:45 UTC
Last Updated: 2016-06-28 09:45 UTC