Rules Summary
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SECTION 14.  AQUIFER STORAGE AND RECOVERY PROJECTS
RULE 14.1 -PERMIT REQUIRED - No injection well may be drilled without first having obtained a
permit from the District.

RULE 14.2 -APPLICATIONS - Application for an injection well must be submitted to and approved by
the District prior to drilling.

RULE 14.3 -BOARD CONSIDERATION - The Board shall consider all relevant facts when considering
the granting of a permit for aquifer storage and recovery.

RULE 14.4 -PERMIT CONDITIONS - The Board may include any permit conditions necessary to
ensure the safety, quality, and quantity of groundwater available for withdrawal by other well owners.
SECTION 15.  RECHARGE FACILITIES
RULE 15.1 -APPLICATION AND PERMITTING REQUIREMENTS - Applications shall be made to and
permits must be obtained from the Board before installing and/or operating a recharge facility.

RULE 15.2 -RULES FOR FILING APPLICATION - Applications shall be executed by a party having
knowledge of the facts called for on the District application form.

RULE 15.3 -INFORMATION TO BE PROVIDED IN APPLICATION - Applications must be
administratively complete to be considered by the Board.

RULE 15.4 -NOTICE OF HEARING - Notice of hearing must be given not less than 30 days before
the date set for District consideration of an application.

RULE 15.5 -HEARING - A hearing on an application may be heard without the necessity of issuing
further notice.

RULE 15.6 -MONITORING AND REPORTING - The operator of a recharge facility shall be required
to keep records and make reports to the District regarding the operation of the recharge facility.

RULE 15.7 -RESPONSIBILITY - The owner of a recharge facility shall assume and shall be charged
with strict liability for the prevention of pollution and waste from such a facility as well as damage to
the recharged formation by reason of operation of said facility.
SECTION 16.  TRANSPORTATION OF WATER FROM DISTRICT
RULE 16.1 -PERMIT REQUIRED - Applications shall be made and permits issued for the
transportation of water from the District.

RULE 16.2 -EXCEPTIONS - A transportation permit is not required for transfers of groundwater
outside the district which are incidental to beneficial use and for transfers of less than 25 acre feet per
year.

RULE 16.3 -APPLICATION - Applications shall be made and permits must be obtained from the
District before installing and/or operating a transportation facility.

RULE 16.4 -HEARING AND APPLICATION EVALUATION - Within 30 days after the date the
administratively complete application is submitted, the District shall set a date for a hearing on the
application.

RULE 16.5 -PERMIT PROVISIONS AND FEES - On approval of an application, the District shall issue
a permit to the applicant and the right to transport shall be limited to the extent and purposes stated in
the permit.

RULE 16.6 -MONITORING AND REPORTING - All transportation facilities subject to registration and
permitting shall be equipped with flow monitoring devices approved by the district and shall be
available for inspection by District personnel.

RULE 16.7 -PERMIT EXTENSIONS, TRANSFERS, AND REVOCATION - Applications for permit
extensions and transfers may be made to the District.
SECTION 17.  PUBLIC COMPLAINTS AND INFORMAL HEARINGS
RULE 17.1 -PUBLIC COMPLAINTS - Members of the public may present complaints or concerns to
the Board pursuant to the procedures set forth in the District’s Manual of Hearings Procedures.

RULE 17.2 -CLOSED MEETINGS - If a complaint involves concerns or charges regarding an
employee, it shall be heard by the Board in a closed meeting unless the employee to whom the
complaint pertains requests that it be heard in public.
SECTION 18.  HEARINGS
RULE 18.1 -TYPES OF HEARINGS - The District conducts two general types of hearings:
adjudicative and rule making.

RULE 18.2 -GENERAL PROVISIONS - Upon proper notice, all hearings will be conducted in such a
manner as the Board deems most suitable to the particular case.  All hearings will be conducted in
accordance with the District’s Manual of Hearings Procedures, the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure and
the Texas Rules of Civil Evidence.  
SECTION 19.  FINAL ORDERS OF THE BOARD
RULE 19.1 -FINAL ORDERS OF THE BOARD - The orders of the Board in any non-contested
application or proceeding shall become final on the day it is entered by the Board.