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Edwards Aquifer: Rules and Technical Guidance

Rules and technical guidance for the Edwards Aquifer Protection Program.

Chapter 213 Rules Protecting the Edwards Aquifer — Also see the rules at Title 30, Texas Administrative Code (30 TAC) Chapter 213Exit the TCEQ

Complying with the Edwards Aquifer Rules: Technical Guidance on Best Management Practices (RG-348) — Guidance on the rules that apply specifically to the Edwards Aquifer.

Optional Enhanced Measures: Water Quality Protections for the Edwards Aquifer — Letters and TCEQ publications about using Optional Enhanced Measures (OEM) to protect federally listed species from potential water quality impacts to the Edwards Aquifer.

Innovative Technology Use and Evaluation — Information about and application to use innovative, cost-effective stormwater management technologies to protect the Edwards Aquifer.

application/pdfEdwards Aquifer Protection Program Contractor Handout Adobe Acrobat PDF Document (GI-406) — Building on the Edwards Aquifer? Added responsibilities and requirements apply.

Sensitive Features Encountered During Construction — Overview of the steps that must be taken if sensitive features are encountered during a construction activity over the Edwards Aquifer.

application/pdfInstructions to Geologists for Geologic Assessments on the Edwards Aquifer Recharge/Transition Zones Adobe Acrobat PDF Document (TCEQ-0585-Instructions)

application/pdfRules Protecting the Edwards Aquifer Recharge and Transition Zones Adobe Acrobat PDF Document (RG-011) — Guidance on restrictions relating to construction on the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone in Williamson, Travis, Hays, Comal, Bexar, Medina, Uvalde, and Kinney counties.

application/pdfBest Management Practices for Quarry Operations Adobe Acrobat PDF Document (RG-500) — A guide to complying with the Edwards Aquifer rules pertaining to quarries.

Calculation Spreadsheet: Total Suspended Solids Removal — Excel spreadsheet that may be used to calculate the required Total Suspended Solids removal for permanent BMPs.