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BMP ID: 2301
Title: A minimum of 3 feet of backfill cover over a drilling pit
Text: "d. Drilling pit closure. As part of interim reclamation, drilling pits shall be closed in the following manner: (3)Minimum cover. On crop lands, a minimum of three (3) feet of backfill cover shall be applied over any remaining drilling pit contents. As to both crop lands and non-crop lands, during the two (2) year period following drilling pit closure, if subsidence occurs over the closed drilling pit location additional topsoil shall be added to the depression and the land shall be re-leveled as close to its original contour as practicable."
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(d)(3)
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: Vegetation
Land Surface Disturbance
Grazing and Agriculture
Location: Colorado
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Date Entered: 2009-02-12 13:12 UTC
Last Updated: 2011-02-02 13:23 UTC