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Here is the announcement from the COGCC regarding next weeks’ hearing schedule. The setback hearings have been moved to the end of the docket. We expect those hearings to start late on Tuesday or Wednesday morning…As always, things can change. Even though I will be traveling, I will update again with any news…
Location of January 2013 Rulemaking Hearing.
The hearing on January 7, 2013 will convene following the conclusion of
proceedings under Docket No. 1211-RM-03 and abbreviated general Commission
business (consent agenda only), in the Governor’s Square 15 meeting room on the
lower level of the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel.
The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
1550 Court Place – Lower Level
Governor’s Square 15 Meeting Room
Denver, CO 80202
Information about the testimony expected is below the fold…The first day of hearings (all start at 9:00AM.) will concentrate on water testing rules…setback hearings follow the conclusion of that hearing. As you can see…the environmental community gets to go last.
4. Testimony and Cross Examination.
Witnesses identified in the Parties’ Final Prehearing Statements should give a
brief overview of their testimony and be prepared to answer Commission questions
regarding their testimony. It is not necessary to recite the credentials of expert
witnesses as that information should be included in the submitted materials.
If a Party chooses to cross examine a witness, the time spent cross examining
the witness will be deducted from the cross examiner’s allotted time.
Order of Presentations and Allotment of Time for Witness Testimony.
The Parties are encouraged to group themselves according to common interests
and concerns and allocate their time among witnesses according to the following limits:
A. Commission Staff – 45 minutes
B. Public Comment (continued) – 30 minutes (2 minutes per speaker)
C. Elected Officials – 15 minutes
D. Preliminary motions – 30 minutes
E. Regulated Community and their Associations – 3.5 hours
F. Colorado Cattleman’s Association, Colorado Farm Bureau, and
Colorado Association of Home Builders – 2.0 hours
G. Local Government and Councils of Government – 2.0 hours
H. Community and Environmental Organizations – 3.5 hours
The time limitations set forth above include each group’s direct testimony, as well
as cross examination conducted by any member of a group. Parties are advised that
rebuttal testimony may be limited to written submissions. Any party wishing to preserve
time for rebuttal testimony should do so expressly prior to commencing its direct
Please attend at any time, but note that public comment IS available. You can sign up at the door.