Water Wells and Drilled or Mined Shafts (Texas)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Texas

Applies to States or Provinces Texas
Name Water Wells and Drilled or Mined Shafts (Texas)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations, Fees
Affected Technologies Coal with CCS, Natural Gas, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Primary Website http://www.tceq.texas.gov/drinkingwater/technical_guidance/staff_guidance/wells

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source http://www.tceq.texas.gov/agency/mining.html


The drilling, excavation, and construction of a water well or mine shaft requires a permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (previously known as the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission). With respect to mine shafts, the Commission will only grant a permit if surface and ground waters can be protected from pollution.

Policy Contact

Contact Name David W. Galindo
Department Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Division Water Quality Division
Address 12100 Park 35 Circle

Place Austin, Texas
Zip/Postal Code 78753
Phone 512-239-0951

Website http://www.tceq.texas.gov/about/directory/water_directory.html

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

Authority 1: Tex. Water Code 28

Authority 2: Tex. Admin. Code 30-1.329