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Extension Request

Requirements relating to a request for an extension of an Edwards Aquifer protection plan and the forms that are required.

When does an Edwards Aquifer protection plan expire?

The TCEQ’s approval of an Edwards Aquifer protection plan will expire two years after the date of initial issuance unless, prior to the expiration date, substantial construction related to the approved plan has commenced. Substantial construction means that more than 10% of total construction has commenced. The definition of substantial construction can be found in 30 TAC 213.4(h) Exit the TCEQ for the recharge and transition zones and in 30 TAC 213.23(g) Exit the TCEQ for the contributing zone of the Edwards Aquifer.

Note: An Edwards Aquifer protection plan will expire and no extension will be granted if more than 50% of the total construction has not been completed within ten years from the initial approval of a plan.

When should an extension request be submitted?

An extension request must be received before the plan expires, but not more than 60 days before the expiration date of the approved protection plan or a previously approved extension. If an extension request is received after the expiration date of an approved protection plan or previously approved extension, then the request cannot be approved and a new application with appropriate fees will be required. Also, we cannot grant an extension if the proposed regulated activity or approved plan has changed.

When does an approved extension expire?

The approved extension will expire six months after the original expiration date of the approved plan or the last approved extension.

How much is the fee?

The fee for each extension request is $150. For additional information on fees, view the Application Fee Form (TCEQ-0574), which includes a complete fee schedule.

How do I know what forms to complete?

The forms listed below are grouped by Recharge and Transition Zones or Contributing Zone. Use the applicable forms to prepare your exception request. 

Are there any tips for completing this request?

Do not leave any questions unanswered. If a question does not apply to your site, enter “N/A” in the blank and briefly explain why the question does not apply.

Forms - Recharge and Transition Zone

Extension Request for an Edwards Aquifer Protection Plan

Agent Authorization

  • Form (TCEQ-0599), if application submitted by agent

Application Fee

  • Form (TCEQ-0574)
  • Check payable to the “Texas Commission on Environmental Quality”

Core Data Form

 

Forms - Contributing Zone

Extension Request for a Contributing Zone Plan

Agent Authorization

  • Form (TCEQ-0599), if application submitted by agent

Application Fee

  • Form (TCEQ-0574)
  • Check payable to the “Texas Commission on Environmental Quality”

Core Data Form

 

Who can I contact if I need help?

If you are located in Williamson, Travis, or Hays County, call the TCEQ’s Austin Regional Office at 512-339-2929. For help in Comal, Bexar, Medina, Uvalde, or Kinney County, call TCEQ’s San Antonio Regional Office at 210-490-3096.

Program Updates

Change to the Administrative Review Process
Beginning Nov. 1, 2014, the Application Submission and Review process will change for EAPP applications. Important information

Public Meetings

The TCEQ is holding its annual public hearings to receive comments about protecting the Edwards Aquifer from pollution. There will be a meeting in Austin and one in San Antonio:

Dec. 16, 2014, Austin
Dec. 17, 2014, San Antonio

Important information