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  S.B. No. 1009
 
 
 
 
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  which water will be withdrawn;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 by law is authorized to consider.
         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.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1009 passed the Senate on
  March 22, 2017, by the following vote: Yeas 29, Nays 0; and that
  the Senate concurred in House amendment on May 25, 2017, by the
  following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1009 passed the House, with
  amendment, on May 23, 2017, by the following vote: Yeas 146,
  Nays 0, two present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor