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File #: AI 13-1995    Version: Name: BIG Jan 2019 Conversion
Type: Action Item Status: Reported from Committee
File created: 1/3/2019 In control: Board of Directors
On agenda: 1/22/2019 Final action: 1/22/2019
Title: Consider recommendation from the Permits/Enforcement Committee to approve an application to convert base irrigation groundwater owned by Jerry Kye Mask, based on the installation of conservation equipment.
Attachments: 1. Jerry Kye Mask Conversion Tech Summary, 2. Jerry Kye Mask Conversion Map, 3. FO Converting BIG - JK Mask
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Consider recommendation from the Permits/Enforcement Committee to approve an application to convert base irrigation groundwater owned by Jerry Kye Mask, based on the installation of conservation equipment.

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RECOMMENDED MOTION:

Move the board adopt a Final Order Granting Application to Convert Base Irrigation Groundwater for Regular Permit No. P100-014 (AT00902) based on the installation of conservation equipment submitted by Jerry Kye Mask.


SUMMARY:

The purpose of this agenda item is for the board to consider a Permits/Enforcement Committee recommendation to approve an Application to Convert Base Irrigation Groundwater to unrestricted irrigation groundwater based on the installation of conservation equipment. Generally, irrigation Initial Regular Permit (IRP) holders cannot permanently change the place of use or the purpose of use for base irrigation groundwater (BIG) withdrawal rights. However, §711.342 of the EAA Rules allows IRP holders to convert BIG withdrawal rights to unrestricted irrigation groundwater (UIG) withdrawal rights if certain conditions are met under the following three scenarios:

Water Conservation: IRP holders must submit an application that demonstrates the conservation of water after the installation of water conservation equipment; or

Change in Land Use: IRP holders must submit an application to the EAA consistent with §711.342 of the Edwards Aquifer Authority Rules, demonstrating, among other things, either sufficient physical development of the land or evidence that the land is, re-zoned such that it can no longer be used for agricultural purposes, is owned by an entity with the power of condemnation or eminent domain and is used for that entity's legal purposes, or is no longer practicable to farm; or

Stacked Base Irrigation Rights: IRP holders must submit an application that demonstrates that an initial regular permit was originally issued by the Authority to the Applicant that contains base irrigation groundwater...

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