Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission
COGCC Regulations & Their Violations
The Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) monitors the oil and gas industry to foster the responsible development of these natural resources and seeks to serve all parties involved in this field. The commission is concerned with efficient exploration, protection of public health, safety and welfare, prevention of waste, protection of mineral owners' rights and environmental protection. It lays down many rules regarding these matters, specifically covering such issues as:
- Drilling, development, producing and abandonment
- Financial assurance and environmental response fund
- Hazardous waste and pollution issues
- Flowline regulations
- Safety regulations
- Aesthetic controls and noise violations
- Oil and gas conservation
- Mining & reclamation
- Protection of wildlife
- Public water systems
When these regulations are violated, there are specific procedures that must be followed. This begins with a Notice of Alleged Violation (NOAV) and allows the opportunity to resolve the matter without an enforcement hearing. It is vital you seek the advice of a Colorado oil and gas law attorney, who can seek to achieve a favorable outcome for you and represent you at the hearing should the matter proceed.
Colorado Oil and Gas Lawyer
At Cantafio & Song PLLC, we will review your case and determine the most strategic approach to protect your property. We can assist with circumstances involving a NOAV, Administrative Order by Consent (AOC), or an Order Finding Violation (OFV) hearing. As an OFV hearing can be requested by another party should COGCC staff elect not to prosecute a particular matter, our firm can also address concerned parties in preemptive negotiations. Being honored in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers listed by the American Trial Lawyers Association, our team has the skills necessary to effectively represent you.
Contact a Colorado oil and gas law attorney for help with COGCC regulations and alleged violations from Craig to Greeley to Trinidad.