18 CFR 806.12 - Constant-rate aquifer testing.
(a) Prior to submission of an application pursuant to § 806.13, a project sponsor seeking approval to withdraw or increase a withdrawal of groundwater shall perform a constant-rate aquifer test in accordance with this section.
(b) The project sponsor shall prepare a constant-rate aquifer test plan for prior review and approval by Commission staff before testing is undertaken. Such plan shall include a groundwater availability analysis to determine the availability of water during a 1-in-10-year recurrence interval.
(c) Unless otherwise specified, approval of a test plan is valid for two years from the date of approval.
(d) Approval of a test plan shall not be construed to limit the authority of the Commission to require additional testing or monitoring.
(e) The project sponsor may be required, at its expense, to provide temporary water supply if an aquifer test results in interference with an existing water use.