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BMP ID: 6250
Title: Conduct all hydraulic fracturing operations with "green frac" methods
Text: Employing Responsible Development and Best Management Practices: As a minimum, industry will: "All hydraulic fracturing operations ('fracing') within the RSNC-CDP area shall be conducted with 'green frac' methods, utilizing only sand and water as fracing materials or other 'green frac' materials agreed upon between the community and industry. The use of diesel fuel, petroleum products or chemicals containing aromatic compounds such as benzene and toluene or other compounds such as 2 BE, will not be permitted as a part of the fracing process." [Please see the appendix section of this document for the definition of a "green frac."]
Source Publication Name: The Rifle, Silt, New Castle Community Development Plan
Citation Section: RSNC Plan Features
Citation Page: 13
Supplemental Documents:  
Usage Type: Recommended
Timing: • Drilling
Oil / Gas Field: Piceance Basin (UINTA-PICEANCE)
Surface Ownership: • Private
Mineral Ownership: • Private
Primary Contact: Grand Valley Citizens Alliance
P.O. Box 656
Silt, CO  81652  United States
Phone:     Alt. Phone:
Alternate Contact: Frank Smith
Western Colorado Congress
P.O. Box 1931
Grand Junction, CO  81502  United States
Phone:970-256-7650     Alt. Phone:
Categories: Water Quality and Pollution
Air Quality and Emissions
Location: Colorado
Vegetation Types:
General Comments:
Cost-Benefit Analysis:
BMP Efficacy:
Date Entered: 2009-09-15 09:44 UTC
Last Updated: 2009-09-18 12:44 UTC