Honorable Allan Ritter, Chair, House Committee on Natural Resources
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB2701 by Miller, Doug (Relating to the Edwards Aquifer Authority's regulation of wells with limited production capabilities.), As Introduced
The bill would authorize water wells drilled prior to June 1, 2013 for any purpose under Article 1 of the Edwards Aquifer Authority (EAA) Act, to be exempted from EAA requirements to have a permit under certain conditions.
The bill would clarify that wells serving a subdivision requiring platting do not qualify as an exempt use. However, wells within a subdivision requiring platting that was drilled on or before June 1,2013, would be exempt from permit requirements provided that the well would either be incapable of producing more than 1,250 gallons per day, or have a meter showing annual use of 1.4 acre-feet per year or less.
Passage of the bill is not expected to result in significant costs to the Commission on Environmental Quality.
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