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BMP ID: 8960
Title: Conditions for Unlined Pits
Text: "2. Operator's Pit Practices within the County. a. No Open Pits / Preferred Option: ... however, notwithstanding the foregoing, where appropriate, and subject to prior County approval, the County generally supports: 1) the use of unlined drilling pits when bentonite or a similar clay additive is used during the drilling process."
Source Publication Name: Memorandum of Understanding between Adams County and Oil and Gas Operators, 2015
Citation Section:
Citation Page: 2
Supplemental Documents:  
Usage Type: Required
Timing: • Drilling
Oil / Gas Field:  
Surface Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
Mineral Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
Primary Contact: Adams County Attorney
4430 S. Adams County Pkwy
Brighton, Colorado  80601-8206  United States
Phone:720-523-6116     Alt. Phone:
Fax:720-523-6114     E-mail: 
Alternate Contact: Adams County Planning and Development Department
4430 S Adams County Pkwy
Brighton, CO  80601  United States
Phone:720-523-6800     Alt. Phone:
Fax:720-523-6998     E-mail: 
Categories: Land Surface Disturbance
Location: Colorado
Vegetation Types:
• Suburban / urban
General Comments: Local Government - Operator MOU
Cost-Benefit Analysis:
BMP Efficacy:
Date Entered: 2015-12-24 08:49 UTC
Last Updated: 2016-07-12 09:42 UTC