Unified Development Code - Oil and Gas

The Town of Erie is currently evaluating the expanded regulatory authority allowed under Senate Bill 19-181 to make amendments to the current Unified Development Code's Chapter 12 (oil and gas operations).

Staff Actions

Through collaboration with stakeholder groups, Board of Trustees, and community members we will deliver quality recommendations that focus on safety, health, welfare of residents while working with industry partners. Staff actions towards this current goal include:

  • Revise oil and gas regulations for adoption by Board of Trustees to ensure they protect public health safety, welfare and the environment and are reasonable, consistent with SB 181.
    • Prepare a public engagement process for public input during the revisions to the regulations
    • Provide draft moratorium extension language to the Board of Trustees with time required to revise the regulations and engage the public
  • Stay appraised of and work with neighboring communities to coordinate oil and gas regulatory efforts.
  • Increase utilization of technical consultants under direction of the local government designee.
  • Draft Erie oil and gas policy statement for the Board of Trustees to consider.
  • Develop priorities for addressing oil and gas issues including ongoing operations, proposed sites, and adjacent development.

Timeline

  1. SEPTEMBER 15, 2020
  2. jUNE 23, 2020
  3. dECEMBER 10, 2019
  4. nOVEMBER 14, 2019
  5. NOVEMBER 18, 2019
  6. June 25, 2019
  7. April 16, 2019
  8. January 22, 2019
  9. july 10, 2018

September 15, 2020
On September 15, 2020 the Board of Trustees will host an air quality presentation by Detlev Helmig of Boulder Air. The presentation will be held during the Study Session, and will begin at 8 p.m. and is followed by a Q&A session.