|(a) The commission shall provide copies of a priority
groundwater management area (PGMA) designation order under §294.42
of this title (relating to Commission Action Concerning PGMA Designation)
to the commissioners court of any county that is affected by the designation
of the PGMA, the Texas AgriLife Extension Service (TAES), and any
existing groundwater conservation districts (GCDs) that are adjacent
to the PGMA.
(b) The executive director shall request an educational
outreach program under this subsection after the commission designates
a PGMA under §294.42 of this title.
(1) The executive director shall notify the TAES of
the PGMA designation and assist in educational programming developed
by the TAES under Texas Water Code (TWC), §35.012(c).
(2) The executive director shall notify the commissioners
court of each county of the court's educational programming responsibilities
in the PGMA under TWC, §35.012(c).
(c) No sooner than 120 days after the date the commission
designated the PGMA under §294.42 of this title, the executive
director shall review the status of locally-initiated GCD creation
in the PGMA.
(d) The executive director shall identify the areas
of the PGMA that are not within a GCD and develop recommended district
boundaries that are consistent with the commission's PGMA designation
order under §294.42 of this title.
(e) If landowners do not take actions to create a GCD
under TWC, §35.012(b), within two years after the date the commission
designated the PGMA, the commission shall initiate creation of one
or more GCDs under §293.19 of this title (relating to Creation
of Groundwater Conservation Districts in Priority Groundwater Management
(f) The commission may amend the territory in an order
issued for a PGMA under §294.42 of this title to adjust for areas
that, in the time between when the order was issued under §294.42
of this title relating to PGMA designation and the order issued under
this section that have been added to an existing district or created
as a separate district.
(g) In making a modification under subsection (f) of
this section, the commission may recommend:
(1) creation of a new district in the area; or
(2) that the area be added to a different district.
(h) Except as provided by TWC, §35.013(h), a change
in the order under subsection (f) of this section does not affect
a deadline under TWC, §35.012 or §35.013.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §294.43 adopted to be effective February 21, 1999, 24 TexReg 965; amended to be effective August 29, 2002, 27 TexReg 7954; amended to be effective August 16, 2012, 37 TexReg 6068