Oil and gas development in Colorado is regulated by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC). The COGCC governs the permitting and regulation of oil and gas wells throughout the state according to the Oil & Gas Conservation Act.
Municipalities have limited authority when it comes to the oversight of oil and gas operations within their boundaries. A 2002 Colorado State Court of Appeals decision affirmed an earlier judgment which defines to what extent a local jurisdiction may regulate drilling operations within its boundaries. A City of Loveland Oil & Gas ORDINANCE was legally effective on April 2, 2013. The ordinance contains enhanced standards for oil and gas drilling within the City of Loveland.
The map below shows setback areas as defined by new COGCC regulations and Loveland's Proposed Enhanced Standards.
Clicking on the map will allow you access to a more detailed map where you will be able to zoom in.
CITY OF LOVELAND DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION
Contact the Colorado Oil & Gas Commission, Department of Natural Resouces (COGCC), Toll Free: 1-888-235-1101 or go to their webpage: https://cogcc.state.co.us/#/home
For local information contact Brett Limbaugh, Director of Development, City of Loveland at 970.962.2521 or email Brett.Limbaugh@CityofLoveland.org