What is a setback?

The regulated distance from an oil and gas well location to residences or community buildings. It is measured from the center of the well to the nearest wall of the residence or other building. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) requires a 500-foot setback from most buildings, and 1,000 feet from schools and high-occupancy buildings.

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1. What is fracking and how can I learn more?
2. Can Arapahoe County prohibit drilling or fracking within the County?
3. How do I know if I own the mineral rights on my land?
4. Are there any public documents I could obtain that relate to my property?
5. What's the difference between state and local control/regulations?
6. How do I comment on active well permit applications?
7. How do I address concerns about well water quality?
8. Can a horizontal well go under my neighborhood?
9. What is a setback?