HB17-1256 - Oil And Gas Facilities Distance From School Property

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning a clarification of the minimum distance from which certain oil and gas facilities must be located from any school.

As part of the Colorado oil and gas conservation commission's (commission) authority to regulate oil and gas operations to prevent and mitigate significant adverse environmental impacts to protect public health, safety, and welfare, the commission requires oil and gas production facilities and wells to be located at least 1,000 feet from school buildings and other high occupancy buildings. The bill clarifies that the minimum 1,000-foot distance from which newly permitted production facilities and wells must be located from any school applies to the school property line and not the school building. The bill further clarifies that it does not apply if a school commences operations near production facilities or wells that are already actively in use or permitted and, with respect to property owned by a school district, the distance requirement applies to the school building, other facilities used for school activities, and real property on which a future permanent or temporary school building is planned within 5 years after a production facility application is filed.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Latest update: April 12, 2017
04/12/2017 - Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Postpone Indefinitely
03/29/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
03/29/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/28/2017 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/23/2017 - House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/14/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment