Proposed Rules

Proposed rules are proposals approved by the EAA board of directors for amending the EAA’s rules. The proposed rules are released for public notice and comment before final consideration is made by the board. Proposed rules not enforceable by the EAA, but rather are a part of the overall rule-making process of the EAA.

The EAA’s rule-making process also provides the public with opportunities to submit public comment on all proposed rules. The EAA will consider all comments that are submitted within the official public comment period.

The EAA is currently accepting public comments on its proposed rules to: 

  1. modify the process by which an irrigator files a Notice of Intent to Finish out a Crop
  2. modify the process by which Base Irrigation Groundwater rights are converted; and
  3. implement changes mandated during the 86th Texas Legislative Session.

    NIFC Proposed Rules

    NIFC Proposed Rules Redline

    BIG Proposed Rules

    BIG Proposed Rules Redline

    Legislative Changes Proposed Rules

    Legislative Changes Proposed Rules Redline

    Public Hearings

    Public Hearing will be held on the following dates:

    • 6:00pm, Tuesday, October 1, 2019
      St. Louis Braden Keller Community Center
      1410 Amelia Street
      Castroville, TX 78009
    • 6:00pm, Wednesday, October 2, 2019
      SSGT Willie de Leon Civic Center
      Cactus Room
      300 E. Main Street
      Uvalde, TX 78801
    • 6:30pm, Monday, October 7, 2019
      New Braunfels Public Library
      700 E. Common Street
      New Braunfels, TX 78130
    • 6:00pm, Tuesday, October 8, 2019
      Edwards Aquifer Authority
      Board Room
      900 E. Quincy Street
      San Antonio, TX 78215

    Public comments may be submitted verbally or in writing. However, the EAA will only formally respond to comments that have been submitted in writing.

    Written comments may be submitted to the EAA by hand delivery or by mail at the following address:

    Edwards Aquifer Authority
    Attention: Policies & Rules
    900 E. Quincy
    San Antonio, Texas 78215

    All current approved proposed rules are available for download below and may also be obtained by contacting the EAA at (210) 222-2204 or (800) 292-1047.