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RULE §230.2Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. If a word or term used in this chapter is not contained in this section, it shall have the same definition and meaning as used in the practices applicable to hydrology and aquifer testing.

  (1) Applicable groundwater conservation district or districts--Any district or authority created under Texas Constitution, Article III, Section 52, or Article XVI, Section 59, that:

    (A) has the authority to regulate the spacing of water wells, the production from water wells, or both, and

    (B) which includes within its boundary any part of the plat applicant's proposed subdivision.

  (2) Aquifer--A geologic formation, group of formations, or part of a formation that contains water in its voids or pores and may be used as a source of water supply.

  (3) Aquifer test--A test involving the withdrawal of measured quantities of water from or addition of water to a well and the measurement of resulting changes in water level in the aquifer both during and after the period of discharge or addition for the purpose of determining the characteristics of the aquifer. For the purposes of this chapter, bail and slug tests are not considered to be aquifer tests.

  (4) Certification--A written statement of best professional judgement or opinion as attested to on the Certification of Groundwater Availability for Platting Form contained under §230.3(c) of this title (relating to Certification of Groundwater Availability for Platting).

  (5) Drinking water standards--As defined in commission rules covering drinking water standards contained in Chapter 290, Subchapter F of this title (relating to Drinking Water Standards Governing Drinking Water Quality and Reporting Requirements for Public Water Systems).

  (6) Executive administrator--The executive administrator of the Texas Water Development Board.

  (7) Full build out--The final expected number of residences, businesses, or other dwellings in the proposed subdivision.

  (8) Licensed professional engineer--An engineer who maintains a current license through the Texas Board of Professional Engineers in accordance with its requirements for professional practice.

  (9) Licensed professional geoscientist--A geoscientist who maintains a current license through the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists in accordance with its requirements for professional practice.

  (10) Plat applicant--The owner or the authorized representative or agent seeking approval of a proposed subdivision plat application pursuant to municipal or county authority.

  (11) Requirements applicable to public drinking water supply systems--The requirements contained in commission rules covering public drinking water supply systems in Chapter 290, Subchapter D of this title (relating to Rules and Regulations for Public Water Systems).

Source Note: The provisions of this §230.2 adopted to be effective July 9, 2000, 25 TexReg 6345; amended to be effective Februay 13, 2003, 28 TexReg 1206; amended to be effective July 31, 2008, 33 TexReg 5933

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