Colorado Department of Law — Annual Report 2009
Represented the Colorado Natural Resource Trustees in their administration of $27.4 million in Rocky Mountain Arsenal natural resource damage funds. This ongoing process has involved working with community groups and local governments to come up with matching funds and projects that will restore, replace or acquire the equivalent of the natural resources injured at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal.
Worked with Colorado and federal trustees to identify restoration projects for the Lake County California Gulch site. Prepared restoration plan for public comment. Continued to establish relationships with local groups to ensure quick implementation and protection of projects.
Negotiated a settlement for injuries to groundwater at the Lowry Landfill Superfund Site with Denver, Waste Management, and twelve entities that arranged for disposal at the site. The agreements will be filed with the court in the first quarter of 2010 and provide for groundwater protection and improvement projects for Platte River basin groundwater.
Began the process of working with State Trustee representatives to administer the $1.5 million natural resource damage settlement at the Shattuck superfund site in Denver. This process had been on hold pending the recent completion of remedial activities at the site.