The deadline to submit comments is now Jan. 17.
City Attorney Chris Melcher requested the time extension, city spokesman John Leavitt said Friday.
“It was just a matter of trying to give folks a sufficient amount of time to look at everything, consider whether they had any concerns or not, and if they did, they could go ahead and register those comments,” Leavitt said.
“Hopefully that gives them a sufficient amount of time to do it,” he said.
Citizens can leave comments and review Ultra’s applications on the commission’s website www.cogcc.state.co.us by clicking on “permits” and then by searching “pending applications” in El Paso County, the city said.
The City Council, which enacted a six-month moratorium on oil and gas exploration on Nov. 29, has asked the commission to wait to make a decision on Ultra’s two applications until local regulations are in place.
The city recently formed an Oil and Gas Committee to look at regulations for oil and gas exploration in Colorado Springs. The committee is expected to issue a report before the end of the six-month moratorium.
Thursday was the deadline to submit applications to serve on the committee.
Council members Val Snider, who will chair the committee, and Angela Dougan and Brandy Williams will be the only voting members of the committee.
Committee meetings, scheduled every Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., are slated to begin Jan. 26.