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TITLE 30ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
PART 1TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
CHAPTER 36SUSPENSION OR ADJUSTMENT OF WATER RIGHTS DURING DROUGHT OR EMERGENCY WATER SHORTAGE
RULE §36.7Implementation of Water Conservation Plans and Drought Contingency Plans

(a) The efforts of affected water right holders to develop and implement water conservation plans and drought contingency plans that the executive director will consider when deciding whether to issue an order under §36.4 of this title (relating to Suspension or Adjustment Order) include but are not limited to:

  (1) the water right holders' compliance with commission regulations in Chapter 288 of this title (relating to Water Conservation Plans, Drought Contingency Plans, Guidelines and Requirements) and approval of the plans by the commission and Texas Water Development Board; and

  (2) the water right holders' implementation and enforcement of the plans.

(b) If the executive director decides not to suspend or adjust a junior water right based on public welfare concerns, the executive director may require the implementation of water conservation plans and drought contingency plans at more restrictive levels than required by the junior water right's water conservation and drought contingency plans at the time of issuance of the order.


Source Note: The provisions of this §36.7 adopted to be effective May 3, 2012, 37 TexReg 3096

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