|(a) Annual reports. Every person who takes water from
a stream or reservoir during the preceding calendar year shall submit
a written report to the commission. Blank forms for recording the
information required by the Texas Water Code, §11.031 and §11.032(a),
shall be mailed to all surface water users during January of each
year. Water use report forms shall be furnished to anyone on request.
In completing the reports, a water user shall fill in the blanks to
the best of his ability in accordance with the instructions that accompany
each form. The report must be returned to the executive director not
later than March 1 of each year to avoid the penalties prescribed
by the Texas Water Code, §11.031(b). Water users under the jurisdiction
of the Rio Grande Watermaster shall return their annual reports to
the Rio Grande Watermaster so that office can prepare and submit water
use data covering the area of watermaster control. No report is required
to be filed by persons who divert water solely for domestic and livestock
(b) Reports by temporary permit holders. Upon the expiration
of the period for which a temporary permit is granted, the appropriator
shall cease diverting water and file a written report with the executive
director, stating the amount of water and the date of cessation of
(c) Report on time limitations for construction. Within
10 days after beginning construction or installation of diversion
and distribution facilities, a permittee shall file a statement with
the executive director showing that work was begun within the time
limit allowed. Immediately upon completion of the project, a similar
statement must be filed with the executive director showing that the
work was completed within the specified time limitations.
(d) Report of contractual sales.
(1) The purchaser under a contract to supply state
water shall submit annual written reports to the executive director
in accordance with subsection (a) of this section indicating the total
amount of water diverted each month and the total amount diverted
each week. Purchasers diverting from the perimeter of a reservoir
need to report only monthly diversions.
(2) The supplier shall submit annual written reports
to the executive director in accordance with subsection (a) of this
section indicating the total amount of water diverted and used each
month for each purpose and the total amount released downstream each
week to each purchaser under the storage water right specified in
the contract. A separate reporting of the amount of water estimated
for transmission losses shall be made.
(3) These reporting requirements shall apply to all
contractual permits and water supply contracts.
(4) For purposes of this subchapter, a week is the
period from Saturday midnight to Saturday midnight.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §295.202 adopted to be effective May 28, 1986, 11 TexReg 2327; amended to be effective January 10, 1997, 22 TexReg 55; amended to be effective August 15, 2002, 27 TexReg 7149; amended to be effective May 19, 2016, 41 TexReg 3508