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Edwards Aquifer Protection Program: What Plans You Might Need

You may need several forms to develop an Edwards Aquifer protection plan. Determine if you need a plan and which type and find links to the necessary forms.

The following questions will help you determine what forms you need to develop an Edwards Aquifer protection plan. As you progress through each question, navigate to the appropriate pages, print the required forms, and return to this page. Continue until you reach the end of the series of questions, answering each one.

Are you developing over the Edwards Aquifer?

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If NO, Edwards Aquifer rules do not apply.

If YES Select the zone that pertains to you from the dropdowns links below.

Are you planning to conduct a regulated activity per Title 30 Texas Administrative Code, 30 TAC 213.3(28)?Exit the TCEQ
If NO, you don’t need an Edwards Aquifer protection plan.

Is your regulated activity exempt per 30 TAC 213.5(h)?Exit the TCEQ
If YES, you don’t need an Edwards Aquifer protection plan, but temporary BMPs Exit the TCEQ must be in place.

Do you need an exception, extension, or modification to your plan?
If YES, visit the exception, extension, or modification webpage.

Will you be installing or making changes to a sewage collection system (SCS), lift station, or force main?Exit the TCEQ
If YES, visit the Organized Sewage Collection System Plan webpage.

Will you be installing an underground storage tank?
If YES, visit the Underground Storage Tank Facility Plan webpage.

Will you be installing an aboveground storage tank?
If YES, visit the Aboveground Storage Tank Facility Plan webpage.

If NO, visit the Water Pollution Abatement Plan webpage. All regulated activities on the recharge zone must have an approved plan and associated documents prior to construction.

Are you planning to conduct a regulated activity per 30 TAC 213.3(28)?Exit the TCEQ
If NO, you don't need an Edwards Aquifer protection plan.

Is your regulated activity exempt per 30 TAC 213.5(h)?Exit the TCEQ
If YES, you don’t need an Edwards Aquifer protection plan, but temporary BMPs - 30 TAC 213.5(h)(3)Exit the TCEQ must be in place.

Do you need an exception, extension, or modification to your plan?
If YES, visit the exception, extension, or modification webpage.

Is the regulated activity located on a site that is partially on the recharge zone and transition zone, where the natural drainage flows back to the recharge zone?
If YES, the regulated activity will be treated as if the entire site is located on the recharge zone, and you will need a water pollution abatement plan. Refer to the Recharge Zone section of this page.
If NO, depending on your proposed regulated activity, continue on through the questions to determine what forms (if any) you may need.

Will you be installing an underground storage tank?
If YES, visit the Underground Storage Tank Facility Plan webpage.

Will you be installing an aboveground storage tank?
If YES, visit the Aboveground Storage Tank Facility Plan webpage.

Will you be installing or making changes to a sewage collection system (SCS) or lift station?
If YES, Edwards Aquifer protection plan requirements do not apply to an SCS located entirely on the transition zone.

Is your site partially on the contributing zone and recharge zone?
If YES, the entire site must be treated as if it were on the recharge zone, and a water pollution abatement plan must be submitted. Refer to the Recharge Zone portion of this page

Are you planning to conduct a regulated activity per 30 TAC 213.22(6)?Exit the TCEQ
If NO, you don't need an Edwards Aquifer protection plan.

Will activities disturb at least 5 acres or are they part of a larger plan of development or sale per 30 TAC 213.21(b)?Exit the TCEQ
If NO, you don’t need an Edwards Aquifer protection plan.

Do you need an exception, extension, or modification to your plan?
If YES, visit the exception, extension, or modification webpage.

If NO, You must file a contributing zone plan. Visit the Contributing Zone Plan webpage.