Honorable Allan Ritter, Chair, House Committee on Natural Resources
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB873 by Hegar (Relating to the permitting authority of a groundwater conservation district for the drilling or operation of a water well used to supply water for the drilling, exploration, or production of oil or gas.), As Engrossed
No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend Chapter 36 of the Water Code to establish permitting requirements by a groundwater and conservation district for a water well that supplies water for the drilling, exploration, or production of oil or gas. A district may not deny an application for a permit to drill and produce water for hydrocarbon drilling, exploration, or production activities if the application meets all applicable rules of the district.
Local Government Impact
No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.