The Oklahoma Water Resources Board has several proposed rules changes for the upcoming Legislative Session. The proposed changes affect several different rules and programs related to water in the State.
The rules being proposed are for following Chapters:
Chapter 5 - Fees
Chapter 30 - Taking and Use of Groundwater
Chapter 35 - Well Driller and Pump Installer Licensing
Chapter 45 - Oklahoma Water Quality Standards
Chapter 46 - Implementation of Oklahoma Water Quality Standards
Chapter 50 - Financial Assistance
As required by State law, all proposed rules are open for public comment prior to their approval or non-approval by the OWRB 9-Member Board. In this case the comment pubic comment period runs until January 15, 2019.
There will be a public hearing on all proposed rules at the Monthly OWRB Board Meeting on January 15, 2019 which will start promptly at 9:30 in the morning. Any public comments must be submitted by the end of the public hearing.
All OWRB Board Meetings and public hearings are open to the public. If you have any questions on how to submit comments, the proposed rules, the Board Meeting, or the Public Hearing you can contact the OWRB. In addition M&M Natural Resource Management is always available to answer any questions you may have related to the proposed rules as well as anything OWRB or Water Related.
You can find the all the proposed rule changes on the OWRB website here under the rules tab.