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BMP ID: 11852
Title: County Inspections of Operation
Text: "20. County Inspections. Operator agrees to allow County access to all oil and gas facilities for inspection, provided County personnel are equipped with all appropriate personal protection equipment (PPE) as required by the Operator, the personnel comply with the Operator's other and customary safety rules and the County is responsible for all costs and expenses of such inspections. The County shall use its best efforts to provide advance notice to the Operator prior to an inspection; however, the County reserves the right in its discretion to make inspections or to inspect without notice only in the event of an issue potentially involving an immediate risk to public safety, health or welfare or damage to the property of another. In such cases an effort to reach Operator will be made. The County reserves the right to inspect pit locations prior to construction, during construction, and after construction. The County also reserves the right to contact the appropriate COGCC area inspector if non-compliance issues are suspected or identified as a result of construction plan reviews, reclamation plan review, field inspections, or if non-compliance issues are not resolved as soon as possible."
Source Publication Name: (Draft) Memorandum of Understanding Between Elbert County and Operator
Citation Section:
Citation Page: 5
Supplemental Documents:  
Usage Type: Required
Timing: • Monitoring
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: Human Health and Safety
Location: Colorado
Vegetation Types:
• Suburban / urban
General Comments: Local Government - Operator MOU
Cost-Benefit Analysis:
BMP Efficacy:
Date Entered: 2016-06-28 16:30 UTC
Last Updated: 2016-06-28 16:30 UTC