Article 9 section 9-106 of the Land Use Regulations States:
An Oil and Gas Operation that is not classified or reviewed as a No Significant Impact Oil and Gas Operation or a Limited Impact Oil and Gas Operation shall require review as a Major Impact Oil and Gas Operation or Major Impact Pipeline SU/BP, as applicable.
An application for a permit for a Major Impact Oil and Gas Operation or Major Impact Pipeline SU/BP shall be subject to the review process set forth in Section 4-205. The application requires public hearings before the Planning Commission and the Board of County Commissioners with a recommendation from the Planning Commission, and a final decision by the Board of County Commissioners.
Article 9 Section 9-301 of the Land Use Regulations requires the design, construction, cover, and reclamation of all pipelines and gathering lines for oil and gas operations are subject to the requirements of the COGCC. Evidence of compliance with COGCC requirements must be provided to the County by the applicant as part of the County Pipeline SU/BP application process for any oil and gas facility proposing to include pipelines or gathering lines. Pipelines in Rio Blanco County are required to complete a Pipeline Special Use/Building Permit Application, with the exception of agricultural irrigation pipelines.