This week the COGCC voted to adopt a rule amending how setbacks are established for schools.
This week the COGCC voted to adopt a rule amending how setbacks are established for schools, future schools planned to be constructed in the next 3 years from the date an operator files an application for a new oil and gas location, and licensed child care centers. The rule establishes a 1,000 foot setback from the boundary of school facilities, including outdoor areas and playing fields owned by the school or adjacent to the school. The rule changes current law by ensuring that outdoor areas and playing fields are protected by the 1,000 foot setback. Current rules only require a 1,000 ft. setback from a school building. The rule reflects a consensus proposal supported by the school boards, participating school districts, LOGIC, Broomfield, Boulder County, and Lafayette, environmental groups, Conservation Colorado, and industry. The rules will go into effect immediately upon being published by the Secretary of State. View the final rules and statement of basis.