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  By: Perry S.B. No. 1009
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to administrative completeness requirements for permit
  and permit amendment applications for groundwater conservation
  districts.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 36.113(c), Water Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (c)  A district may require that only the following be
  included in the permit or permit amendment application, as
  applicable under the rules of the district:
               (1)  the name and mailing address of the applicant and
  the owner of the land on which the well will be located;
               (2)  if the applicant is other than the owner of the
  property, documentation establishing the applicable authority to
  construct and operate a well for the proposed use;
               (3)  a statement of the nature and purpose of the
  proposed use and the amount of water to be used for each purpose;
               (4)  a water conservation plan or a declaration that
  the applicant will comply with the district's management plan;
               (5)  the location of each well and the estimated rate at
  which water will be withdrawn;
               (6)  a water well closure plan or a declaration that the
  applicant will comply with well plugging guidelines and report
  closure to the commission; [and]
               (7)  a drought contingency plan; and
               (8)  other information:
                     (A)  included in a rule of the district in effect
  on the date the application is submitted that specifies what
  information must be included in an application for a determination
  of administrative completeness; and
                     (B)  reasonably related to an issue that a
  district is authorized to consider under this chapter.
         SECTION 2.  Section 36.114(h), Water Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (h)  An application is administratively complete if it
  contains the [application requires] information set forth under [in
  accordance with] Sections 36.113 and 36.1131. A district shall not
  require that additional information be included in an application
  for a determination of administrative completeness.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.