State of Colorado’s WQCD Reaches Agreement With Noble Energy, Inc. and Noble Midstream Services, LLC to Resolve Water Quality Violations

Denver, CO (12/19/2019) – The State of Colorado’s Water Quality Control Division today announced a Compliance Order on Consent (“COC”) with Noble Energy, Inc. and Noble Midstream Services, LLC resolving construction stormwater violations alleged in Notices of Violation / Cease and Desist Orders (“NOV/CDOs”). The NOV/CDOs, filed January 18, 2017, alleged that Noble Energy, Inc. and Noble Midstream Services, LLC violated the Water Quality Control Act and permit requirements at oil and gas exploration and production projects in Weld County. Under the COC, Noble Energy, Inc. and Noble Midstream Services, LLC will pay a $83,282.00 civil penalty, distributed to the State of Colorado’s Water Quality Improvement Fund, and make a payment of $179,128.00 to Weld County as part of a Supplemental Environmental Project for lead hazard control within the county. Noble Energy, Inc. and Noble Midstream Services, LLC completed all required corrective actions and returned to compliance. The COC, executed on October 9, 2019, was subject to a 30-day public comment period. The COC is available for viewing at https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/wq-compliance-orders-consent.

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