Section 1 of the bill specifies that the Colorado oil and gas conservation commission has authority to require:
- Increased setbacks from wells that will be treated with hydraulic fracturing. The commission must require setbacks of at least 1,000 feet from any school or residence but allow a surface owner who is not located in an urban area to request a shorter setback than would otherwise apply.
- That best management practices for new technologies be established by rule prior to use of the new technologies.
Section 2 includes the owners of land overlying that portion of a geologic formation within which horizontal hydraulic fracturing is conducted within the term "surface owner".