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BMP ID: 9522
Title: Audio, visual, and olfactory leak inspections
Text: "4. Well leak detection and repair (a) To identify leaks, Encana will perform audio, visual and olfactory inspections on a monthly basis at all of its new and existing wells and related facilities and equipment within Erie's Town Limits, provided that such related facilities and equipment are located on the pads for such wells, are part of adjacent tanks used for such pad sites, or are part of storage tanks for such pad sites authorized under Article IV, Section 4 of the Operator Agreement."
Source Publication Name: Operator Agreement Between Erie and Encana Oil and Gas, 2015
Citation Section: Appendix A
Citation Page: A-2
Supplemental Documents:  
Usage Type: Required
Timing: • Monitoring
Oil / Gas Field:  
Surface Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
Mineral Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
Primary Contact: Town of Erie
645 Holbrook Street, P.O. Box 750
Erie, CO  80516   United States
Phone:303.926.271 0     Alt. Phone:
Alternate Contact: Jessica Cavens
Encana Oil and Gas
370 17th Street, Suite 1700
Denver, CO  80202  USA
Phone:303-876-3888     Alt. Phone:
Categories: Community
Air Quality and Emissions
Location: Colorado
Vegetation Types:
• Suburban / urban
General Comments: Article IV, Section 4: "Pad Sites Unable to Connect to Hub: Encana intends to utilize the Hub for all Identified Pad Sites. However, Encana may not be able to utilize the Hub for certain of these Pad Sites due to inability to obtain pipeline rights-of-way and/or other matters outside Encana's reasonable control. For any such Pad Sites where Encana is unable to utilize the Hub, Encana may, after conferring with Erie, install hydrocarbon storage tanks and any other facilities necessary for the production of hydrocarbons at those locations. All other provisions of this Agreement shall continue to apply to any such Pad Sites." Local Government - Operator MOU
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Date Entered: 2016-01-06 12:51 UTC
Last Updated: 2016-03-07 19:30 UTC