Oil Gas Operators Disclose Pipe Location Development Plans
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.)