|(a) Granting of exceptions. Exceptions to any substantive provision of this chapter related to the protection of water quality may be granted by the executive director if the requestor can demonstrate equivalent water quality protection for the Edwards Aquifer. No exception will be granted for a prohibited activity. Prior approval under this section must be obtained from the executive director for the exception to be authorized. (b) Procedure for requesting an exception. A person requesting an exception to the provisions of this chapter relating to the protection of water quality must file an original and three copies of a written request with the executive director at the appropriate regional office stating in detail: (1) the name, address, and telephone numbers of the requestor; (2) site and project name and location; (3) the nature of the exception requested; (4) the justification for granting the exception as described in subsection (a) of this section; and (5) any other pertinent information that the executive director requests. (c) Fees related to requests for exceptions. A person submitting an application for an exception, as described in this section, must pay $500 for each exception request. The fee is due and payable at the time the exception request is filed, and should be submitted as described in §213.12 of this title (relating to Application Fees). If the exception request fee is not submitted in the correct amount, the executive director is not required to consider the exception request until the correct fee is submitted.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §213.9 adopted to be effective December 27, 1996, 21 TexReg 12125; amended to be effective June 1, 1999, 23 TexReg 10477; amended to be effective April 24, 2008, 33 TexReg 3296