Appeal of Desired Future Conditions | Texas Water Development Board

Appeal of Desired Future Conditions

For desired future conditions adopted after September 1, 2015, state law changed so that an affected person files a petition with a groundwater conservation district.

A district must submit a copy of the petition to the TWDB within 10 days of receiving a petition. The TWDB will conduct an administrative review to determine whether the desired future condition meets the criteria in Texas Water Code §36.108(d) and will conduct a study containing scientific and technical analysis of the desired future condition. Texas Water Code §36.1083(e) lists the items that the TWDB must consider in the analysis. The TWDB must complete and deliver this study to the State Office of Administrative Hearings within 120 days of receiving a copy of the petition. The State Office of Administrative Hearings will consider the TWDB study and may request TWDB staff to serve as expert witnesses during the petition hearing. Texas Water Code §36.1083 describes the hearing process for the appeal of a desired future condition via the State Office of Administrative Hearings

2016 Petition Documents

The following is a list of groundwater conservation district whose desired future conditions were challenged on the basis of reasonableness during the 2016 joint planning process.

2010 Petition Documents

The following is a list of groundwater management areas whose desired future conditions were challenged on the basis of reasonableness during the 2010 joint planning process. Please note that any petitions filed during the current round of desired future condition adoption may be filed with a groundwater conservation district.

For desired future conditions adopted after September 1, 2015, state law changed so that an affected person may file a petition with a groundwater conservation district.

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