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Revoked Guidelines for Submittal of As-Built Well Locations Pursuant to Rule 6.2.3 of the Water Well Construction Rules
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REVOKED 8/3/2020 <br />PUBLIC MEMO <br />September 21, 2000 <br />Guidelines for Submittal of As -Built Well Locations Pursuant to Rule 6.2.3 of the Water Well Construction Rules <br />In accordance with C.R.S 37-90-138(3) and other statutes that require obtaining a permit prior to the construction of a <br />water well, the Water Well Construction Rules, effective June 1, 2000, eliminated the ability to convert monitoring and <br />observation holes constructed pursuant to the notice provided for in Rule 6.3 to production wells (see Rule 9.6). <br />Production wells may only be constructed pursuant to a production well permit or conversion from a monitoring well <br />permit. In an effort to provide well owners and well construction contractors with some flexibility when attempting to <br />locate adequate water, or contend with equipment access problems, the following guidelines have been adopted <br />regarding the submittal of applications that do not indicate a specific well location: <br />Guidelines <br />1) As always, well permit applications will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine if permits can be issued <br />pursuant to current statutes, rules, and policies. Nothing in these guidelines are meant to be interpreted as <br />leniency on the part of Division of Water Resources with respect to statutory law requirements. All permits must <br />meet the requirements of the law. Accordingly, the submittal of an application for a well permit pursuant to these <br />guidelines does not guarantee a permit can be issued. <br />2) It is intended that these guidelines will be used when evaluating applications for permits pursuant to CRS 37-92- <br />602 (exempt outside of Designated Basins), CRS 37-90-105 (small capacity in Designated Basins), and certain <br />permits pursuant to CRS 37-90-137(2), where 600 -foot spacing restrictions do not apply pursuant to CRS 37-90- <br />137(2)(b)(111). <br />3) It is not intended that these guidelines will be used for wells in the following cases: A) Wells to be completed in <br />Denver Basin aquifers, or any other location where the well is limited to production from a specific interval. B) <br />Wells on smaller parcels where any location on the parcel would be within 200 feet of the center of the parcel. C) <br />On any tract of land where locating water, or equipment access is not a legitimate concern. <br />4) The Division of Water Resources may still request the applicant identify a specific well location if this information is <br />required to complete the evaluation of the permit application. <br />5) At a minimum, all applications must specify the 1/4, 1/4, Section, Twp., Ring., and P.M. where the well is to be <br />located. Applications must also provide a legal description of the specific tract of land where the well will be <br />located. If a permit may be approved without a specific well location pursuant to these guidelines, the permit will <br />include a condition of approval that will limit the well to a specific tract of land. Applications that fail to provide the <br />minimum location information may be returned for this information. <br />6) Any permit issued without a specific well location pursuant to these guidelines will also include a requirement that <br />pursuant to Rule 6.2.3 of the Water Well Construction Rules, the well construction contractor shall submit the as - <br />built well location on work reports required by Rule 17.3 within 60 days of completion of the well. The measured <br />location must be accurate to 200 feet of the actual location. <br />7) When submitting well location information pursuant to Rule 6.2.3 of the Water Well Construction Rules, the well <br />construction and test report form should so indicate this by checking the Rule 6.2.3 notification box found on the <br />revised well construction and test report form. (Form GWS -31 revised September 2000.) If the as -built location is <br />provided using GPS, the information must be provided pursuant to the Division of Water Resources' guidelines. <br />Failure to submit the required well location information will be referred to the Board of Examiners for corrective <br />action. <br />8) Contractors are reminded that permits issued pursuant to these guidelines (like any other permit to construct a <br />well) allow for the construction of one and only one completed well and that all "dry holes" and incomplete wells <br />must be plugged, sealed, and abandoned within 90 days of construction of the hole/well. <br />If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Water Resources ground water information line at <br />303.866.3587. <br />
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