The committee returned from recess. Senator Fenberg, prime sponsor, discussed the provisions of House Bill 18-1157 concerning reporting requirements for oil and gas incidents. He also distributed oil and gas accident reports from the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission [Attachments D and E]. The bill increases the information that oil and gas operators are required to report for all minor and major reportable events. Such events include the unauthorized release of oil, produced water, oilfield chemicals, or exploration or production waste, the flaring or venting of gases or other uncontrolled releases, and worker injury or death. Regardless of the location of the event, oil and gas operators are required to report each major and minor occurrence. The bill specifies the types of incidents that constitute both a major and minor reportable event. For each event, the notification must include an immediate oral report submitted to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), and a complete written report submitted within five days to the commission's website, and using the commission's reportable event form. The bill specifies the detailed data that operators must report for each event. The COGCC is required to make all notifications and reports publicly available on its website in a database that is searchable by operator, location, type of event, date, and other criteria established by rule. The website must also include a summary report of major and minor reportable events.