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TITLE 16ECONOMIC REGULATION
PART 4TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATION
CHAPTER 76WATER WELL DRILLERS AND WATER WELL PUMP INSTALLERS
RULE §76.70Responsibilities of the Licensee--State Well Reports

Every well driller who drills, deepens, or alters a well, within this state shall record and maintain a legible and accurate State of Texas Well Report on a department-approved form. Each copy of a State of Texas Well Report, other than a department copy, shall include the name, mailing address, web address and telephone number of the department.

  (1) Not later than the 60th day after the date of the completion or cessation of drilling, deepening, or otherwise altering the well, the driller shall deliver, send by first class mail, or provide electronically, a copy of the well log to:

    (A) The department;

    (B) The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (if the log was not submitted to the department electronically);

    (C) The owner of the well or the person for whom the well was drilled; and

    (D) The groundwater conservation district in which the well is located, if any.

  (2) Each State of Texas Well Report and Plugging Report shall include the specific geographic coordinates with the longitude and latitude of the subject well.

  (3) The person that plugs a well shall, within thirty (30) days after plugging is complete, transmit electronically through the Texas Well Report Submission and Retrieval System or deliver or send by first-class mail, a copy of the State of Texas Plugging Report to the department. The person that plugs the well shall deliver, transmit electronically, or send by first-class mail a copy of the State of Texas Plugging Report to the groundwater conservation district in which the well is located, if any. The person that plugs the well shall deliver, transmit electronically, or send by first-class mail a copy of the State of Texas Plugging Report to the owner or person for whom the well was plugged.

  (4) The department shall furnish State of Texas Plugging Reports on request.

  (5) The executive director shall prescribe the contents of the State of Texas Plugging Reports.


Source Note: The provisions of this §76.70 adopted to be effective March 1, 2013, 38 TexReg 1142; amended to be effective September 15, 2014, 39 TexReg 7090; amended to be effective January 1, 2016, 40 TexReg 8756; amended to be effective April 1, 2018, 43 TexReg 1635

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