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Posted on: March 10, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Broomfield Pursues Additional Violations of Noise Ordinance

Broomfield pursues additional violations of noise ordinance in new citations served to Extraction Oil and Gas

The City and County of Broomfield is pursuing additional violations of its noise ordinance due to the continuous noise from the Livingston Pad; as supported by resident complaints that the noise is disturbing neighborhood sleep, health, peace and/or safety. 

On March 9, 2020, the City and County of Broomfield served Extraction with three noise violation citations. The first citation was similar to the citations we served in the past for continuing to operate during the nighttime hours of 10 p.m. to 7 p.m. without providing Broomfield a modeling study to validate that they can operate without exceeding the decibel levels prescribed by the ordinance. This violation will be consolidated with the hearing on other violations of this provision. 

The additional two citations are for violating section 9-36-020 (A): “It shall be unlawful for any person to make, or cause to be made, any continuous, impulsive, or periodic noise within the city which:

  1. Is of such unusual or exceptional character, intensity, or duration that it disturbs, injures, or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace, or safety of any person or causes damage to any property . . .”

These citations were for disturbing the neighborhood on February 22-23 and February 26-27, 2020. 

The City and County of Broomfield also cited Extraction for violating our public nuisance law at section 8-16-010 of the Broomfield Municipal Code. 

An arraignment has been set for additional tickets on March 31, the same day as the motion hearing on the other citations. A copy of the citations can be viewed here.

As this is an on-going effort, the City and County of Broomfield encourages residents to continue to report noise and other oil and gas related concerns to the Immediate Concern line at or  720.887.3130.

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