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BMP of Oil and Gas Development

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BMP ID: 2267
Title: Access roads should be practical and avoid erosion. All vehicles will not travel outside of the original access road boundary
Text: "e. Surface disturbance minimization. (4) Access roads. Existing roads shall be used to the greatest extent practicable to avoid erosion and minimize the land area devoted to oil and gas operations. Roadbeds shall be engineered to avoid or minimize impacts to riparian areas or wetlands to the extent practicable. Unavoidable impacts shall be mitigated. Road crossings of streams shall be designed and constructed to allow fish passage, where practicable or appropriate. Where feasible and practicable, operators are encouraged to share access roads in developing a field. Where feasible and practicable, roads shall be routed to compleiment other land usage. To the greatest extent practicable, all vehicles used by the operator, contractors, and other parties associated with the well shall not travel outside of the original access road boundary. Repeated or flagrant instance(s) of failure to restrict lease access to lease roads which result in unreasonable land damage or crop losses shall be subject to a penalty under Rule 523."
Source Publication Name: Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, Practice and Procedure, 2 CCR 404-1, Final Draft Rules 11 07 08
Citation Page: 1002(e)(4)
Supplemental Documents:  
Usage Type: Required
Timing: • Production / Operation / Maintenance
Oil / Gas Field:  
Surface Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
Mineral Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
Primary Contact: Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Main Office
1120 Lincoln Street, Suite 801
Denver, Colorado  80203  United States
Phone:(303) 894-2100     Alt. Phone:(303) 888-1101
Fax:(303) 894-2109     E-mail: 
Alternate Contact:  
Categories: Land Surface Disturbance
Soils (Conservation, Pollution, Reclamation)
Grazing and Agriculture
Location: Colorado
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Date Entered: 2009-02-12 09:57 UTC
Last Updated: 2011-02-08 15:13 UTC