Groundwater Management Areas (Texas)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Texas


Applies to States or Provinces Texas
Name Groundwater Management Areas (Texas)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province














Program Administrator Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Primary Website http://www.tceq.texas.gov/groundwater/pgma.html


Last Review 2014-09-15



Summary

This legislation authorizes the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Texas Water Development Board to establish Groundwater Management Areas to provide for the conservation, preservation, protection, recharging, and prevention of waste of groundwater and groundwater reservoirs. Designated management areas will cover all major and minor aquifers of the state, and will be identified as areas that are experiencing or that are expected to experience, within a 50-year period, critical groundwater problems, including shortages of surface water or groundwater, land subsidence resulting from groundwater withdrawal, and contamination of groundwater supplies. Groundwater use and development is restricted in these areas.


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Policy Contact

Department Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Address 12100 Park 35 Circle
Place Austin, Texas
Zip/Postal Code 78753
Phone 512-239-1000



Department Texas Water Development Board
Address 1700 N. Congress Ave
Place Austin, Texas
Zip/Postal Code 78701
Phone 512-463-7847




Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Tex. Water Code 35



Authority 2: Tex. Admin. Code 30-1.294



Authority 3: Tex. Admin. Code 31-10.356
















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