Oil and Gas

Review a summary of the draft regulations and provide your feedback on each topic area. Review the draft regulations.

In case you missed it...

The Oct. 7 virtual public meeting was a robust discussion about the draft regulations. View the recording from the event below. 

With the passage of Colorado Senate Bill 181, additional authority has been given to county governments to enhance oil and gas regulations in their communities. In response, Arapahoe County is drafting an amendment to the Land Development Code to include oil and gas regulations for unincorporated parts of the county. Those changes are expected to further protect quality of life, public health, safety and welfare for county residents. Public feedback on this process has been critical. 

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The Big Picture

Arapahoe County has a diverse landscape and many residents have sought a rural lifestyle in the eastern portion of the County where oil and gas drilling primarily occurs. The County is committed to balancing quality of life, and health and safety issues without inhibiting responsible development. Through an open feedback process with stakeholders, new regulations will be drafted to reduce the impacts of oil and gas development on nearby properties and local infrastructure. Updates to the Land Development Code will provide the framework. The following are issues that have been raised by the community. Click the icons to explore more information.

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Quality
of Life

Light
Noise
Visual Mitigation
Odor
Wildlife
Traffic
LEDs and shields
Setbacks and sound walls
Berms and tree planting
Air quality/emission monitoring
Seasonal restrictions
Timing restrictions
Quality of life


Health
and Safety


Emergency Response Plans
Water

Plan submission and training
Well water sample testing
Health-Safety


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Community Notification
Approvals
Waivers


Public meetings and hearings
Process efficiencies
The Process

Operations

Site
Management
Fencing
Berms
Containment
Operations