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BMP ID: 2299
Title: All areas compacted by drilling operations shall be cross-ripped.
Text: "c.Compaction alleviation. All areas compacted by drilling and subsequent oil and gas operations which are no longer needed following completion of such operations shall be cross-ripped. On crop land, such compaction alleviation operations shall be undertaken when the soil moisture at the time of ripping is below thirty-five percent (35%) of field capacity. Ripping shall be undertaken to a depth of eighteen (18) inches unless and to the extent bed rock is encountered at a shallower depth."
Source Publication Name: Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, Practice and Procedure, 2 CCR 404-1, Final Draft Rules 11 07 08
Citation Section: 1003.INTERIM RECLAMATION
Citation Page: 1003(c)
Supplemental Documents:  
Usage Type: Required
Timing: • Reclamation
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: Soils (Conservation, Pollution, Reclamation)
Grazing and Agriculture
Location: Colorado
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Date Entered: 2009-02-12 12:58 UTC
Last Updated: 2011-02-06 11:40 UTC