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Interested Parties and Designated Basin Stakeholders:

The Ground Water Commission (Commission) is in the process to possibly amend its Rules and Regulations for the Management and Control of Designated Ground Water (Designated Basin Rules, or Rules).  The current Designated Basin Rules are available to view and download here. 

After obtaining and considering public input, both in writing and verbally in three public stakeholder meetings, Staff of the Commission will be presenting to the Commission its current proposed amendments of the rules at the Commission's November 2, 2018 meeting, proposing the Commission direct Staff to proceed with the formal rulemaking process.  That process would include filing a notice of rulemaking hearing with the Secretary of State and holding a rulemaking hearing.

The amendments to the rules being proposed by Staff, consisting of both a clean version and a version redlined to the current rules, along with a memo from Staff giving reasons for each proposed amendment, all dated October 26, 2018, are being made available on the FTP Site here.

The Commission’s webpage will be updated with additional information on the rulemaking process as it becomes available.  We are also using email to keep in contact with any interested party that wishes to receive notifications and updates on the process.  Anyone may be added to the email notification list by emailing