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Background Documents 

Background documents are those that led to the Produced Nontributary Ground Water Rulemaking process for Oil and Gas production wells in 2009 and 2010.

In addition to the two resources listed below, you may also wish to review the direction given by the Supreme Court decision in the Vance v. Wolfe case and

House Bill 09-1303 - Concerning the application of engineering criteria to increase efficiency in the administration of wells that withdraw ground water in conjunction with the mining of minterals, and, in connection therewith, integrating wells that withdraw ground water in conjunction with the mining of minterals into the prior appropriation system and extending the time schedule for well owners to correct deficiencies in permitting and operation

Additional public meeting presentations and details can be found in this section for San Juan Basin Coalbed Methane Well Meetings in Durango.

The resulting Final Rules can also be found in this section.

Background Documents