Date received: 9/06/2011
La Plata County, Colorado
|Operator:||BP AMERICA PRODUCTION COMPANY||Oper. No.||10000|
|Address:||501 WESTLAKE PARK BLVD ATTN: JACKSON COOLEY HOUSTON , TX 77079|
|Company Rep.||DANIEL FAUTH|
|Well Name/No.||HESTER GAS UNIT 1|
|Location||SESE 11 T34N R9W M|
|API number:||05-067 -07039||County||LA PLATA|
|COGCC Rep:||STEVE LABOWSKIE||Phone:||(970 ) 259-0945|
Date of Alleged Violation: 8/30/2011
Approx. time of violation:
| Public complaint # 200319674 alleged over application of weed control chemicals on 8/30/2011 caused adjacent landowner to be affected by fumes. In addition complainant alleged repeated application and uncontrolled runoff has caused vegetation kill extending beyond operator leased area since prior to 2008. |
Telephone conversation with complainant had concerns of mishandling of fracturing fluids on pad.
Field inspection on 8/31/2011 found areas of soil kill extending beyond pad, uncontrolled storm water runoff and excessive weeds on location. Inspector also noted chemical (probable herbicide) smell present on pad.
|Act, Order, Regulation, Permit Conditions Cited:|
| 324 A. (a), 603 j, 1002 f (2&3), 1003 f|
|Abatement or Corrective Action Required to be Performed by Operator|
|Provide history of herbicide application on the pad since 2008, to include all chemicals used, quantities and MSDS's and show weed control measures have been conducted in compliance with Colorado Noxious Weed Act. Provide history of all downhole well activities, to include frac jobs, well cleanings, well maintenance, etc. for a period of 7 years. Provide list of chemicals used, including quantities and MSDS's. |
Submit a Form 27 Site Assessment & Remediation Plan detailing a sampling and analysis plan (SAP) to assess potential soil impacts on the pad, at the point(s) of flow exit from the pad and onto the adjacent properties. Initial SAP needs to address soil sampling to include all COGCC Table 910-1 constituents, plus herbicides and chemicals identified in items 1 & 2. Upon COGCC approval, implement plan. Submit a copy of the Post-Construction Stormwater Program for this site to the COGCC for review and comment. Eliminate stormwater flow onto the adjacent property. Remove and control weeds. Provide and implement a weed control plan that eliminates spray and fumes from leaving pad.
LINK TO LAB TEST DOCX FULL 100 PAGE REPORT
Sampling Screening Level Comparison Report
Tier 1 Assessment Document
BP response to Notice of Alleged Violation