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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 (PDF, Word), 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

Application Cover Page

Extension Request for an Edwards Aquifer Protection Plan

  • Form TCEQ-10260 (PDF, Word)
  • Application Checklist TCEQ-10260-Checklist (PDF, Word)

Agent Authorization

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

Application Fee

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

Core Data Form

  • Form TCEQ-10400 (PDF, Word)
  • Instructions TCEQ-10400-Instructions (PDF)

 

Forms - Contributing Zone

Application Cover Page

Extension Request for a Contributing Zone Plan

  • Form TCEQ-10261 (PDF, Word)
  • Application Checklist TCEQ-10261-Checklist (PDF, Word)

Agent Authorization

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

Application Fee

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

Core Data Form

  • Form TCEQ-10400 (PDF, Word)
  • Instructions TCEQ-10400-Instructions (PDF)

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

Hot Topic Download the New Application Forms
The Edwards Aquifer Protection Plan forms have been updated. Download the forms at Edwards Aquifer Forms, Instructions, and Checklists.

Include the Required Cover Page
When you submit an Edwards Aquifer Application, you must include a certified cover page. Access a copy at Edwards Aquifer Forms, Instructions, and Checklists.

Utilize the Application Checklists
Use the application checklists to help you compile the necessary forms and attachments to submit a complete plan. See Edwards Aquifer Protection Plans to access your checklist.

Submit a Complete Application
To learn how to submit a complete plan, see Application Submission and Review.