HB17-1372 - Oil Gas Operators Disclose Pipe Location Development Plans

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning additional disclosures of information by oil and gas operators, and, in connection therewith, requiring the disclosure of the location of subsurface facilities and the sharing of oil and gas operators' development plans with affected local governments.

The bill requires an oil and gas operator to give electronic notice, in a format and by a deadline established by the Colorado oil and gas conservation commission by rule, of the location of each flow line, gathering pipeline, and transmission pipeline installed, owned, or operated by the operator to the director of the commission and each local government within whose jurisdiction the subsurface facility is located. The commission shall post the information on its website in a searchable database.

The commission recently promulgated several rules to implement 2 of the recommendations of the governor's oil and gas task force. The bill also codifies some of the essential elements of one of the 2 recommendations, with the following modifications: The rules require operators to share their development plans with municipalities where the proposed operations will occur; and the bill adds counties where the proposed operations will occur.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Latest update: May 10, 2017
05/10/2017 - House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
05/09/2017 - House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
05/08/2017 - House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over to 05/09/2017 - No Amendments
05/08/2017 - House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
05/05/2017 - House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations
05/05/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs