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TITLE 30ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
PART 1TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
CHAPTER 311WATERSHED PROTECTION
SUBCHAPTER HREGULATION OF QUARRIES IN THE JOHN GRAVES SCENIC RIVERWAY
RULE §311.72Applicability

(a) This subchapter applies to a pilot program regulating quarrying within the water quality protection area designated by this subchapter, in the John Graves Scenic Riverway. This subchapter expires on September 1, 2025.

(b) This subchapter does not apply to:

  (1) the construction or operation of a municipal solid waste facility regardless of whether the facility includes a pit or quarry that is associated with past quarrying;

  (2) a quarry, or associated processing plant, that since on or before January 1, 1994, has been in regular operation without cessation of operation for more than 30 consecutive days and under the same ownership;

  (3) the construction or modification of associated equipment located on a quarry site or associated processing plant site described in paragraph (2) of this subsection;

  (4) an activity, facility, or operation regulated under Natural Resources Code, Texas Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Act, Chapter 134; or

  (5) quarries mining clay and shale for use in manufacturing structural clay products.

(c) Operations or facilities to which this subchapter does not apply under subsection (b) of this section, must maintain adequate documentation on site sufficient to demonstrate their exclusions.

  (1) Documentation demonstrating ownership includes, but is not limited to: deeds, property tax receipts, leases, or insurance records.

  (2) Documentation demonstrating continuous operation without cessation of operation for more than 30 consecutive days beginning on or before January 1, 1994, includes, but is not limited to: production records, sales receipts, payroll records, sales tax records, income tax records, or financial statements/reports.

  (3) Documentation demonstrating the construction or operation of a municipal solid waste facility, an activity, facility, or operation regulated under Natural Resources Code, Texas Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Act, Chapter 134; or quarries mining clay and shale for use in manufacturing structural clay products includes, but is not limited to: any permit issued by the commission, Railroad Commission of Texas, or United States Environmental Protection Agency.


Source Note: The provisions of this §311.72 adopted to be effective August 3, 2006, 31 TexReg 6033

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