HB16-1355 - Affirm Local Gov Siting Auth Oil & Gas Facilities

Concerning The Ability Of Local Governments To Exercise Land Use Authority Over Oil And Gas Facilities Used In Oil And Gas Operations In A Manner Analogous To The Siting Of Other Industrial Facilities.

Current law specifies that local governments have so-called "House Bill 1041" powers, which are a type of land use authority, over oil and gas mineral extraction areas only if the Colorado oil and gas conservation commission has identified a specific area for designation; sections 2 and 3 repeal that limitation.

Section 4 includes specific authority to regulate the siting of oil and gas facilities in counties' existing land use authority. Section 5 makes the same changes with regard to municipalities' existing land use authority.

Sections 6 and 7 specify that the Colorado oil and gas conservation commission's authority to regulate oil and gas operations, including the siting of oil and gas facilities, does not exempt oil and gas facilities from local governments' siting authority and that oil and gas operators must ensure that the location of oil and gas facilities complies with city, town, county, or city and county siting regulations.

Latest update: April 4, 2016
04/04/2016 House Second Reading Lost with Amendments - Floor
03/21/2016 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/11/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs