Kan. Admin. Regs. § 98-5-2 - Applications

(a) Each application to enter into a water purchase contract shall be submitted in writing on forms prescribed by the director and shall be signed by the person making the application or the person's chief officer or designated representative. The application shall be filed with the director.
(b) Each application shall include the following information:
(1) The name and address of the applicant;
(2) the reservoir from which the applicant proposes to withdraw water;
(3) the peak daily rate at which the applicant proposes to withdraw water and the total annual quantity to be withdrawn;
(4) the uses proposed to be made of waters withdrawn; and
(5) the estimated date of first withdrawal of water.
(c) Each application shall be reviewed by the director or designee for compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and for completeness.
(d) Each application that is complete and meets statutory and regulatory requirements shall be assigned an application number. Application numbers shall be assigned in chronological order according to the date and time of receipt of each application. The applicant shall be notified of the receipt of and the application number assigned to the application. Notice may be provided through any means, including electronic mail or first-class mail, to the applicant.
(e) Each application that is not complete or does not meet statutory or regulatory requirements shall be returned to the applicant for further information or resubmission in order to meet the statutory and regulatory requirements. No application number shall be assigned to incomplete or nonconforming applications.
(f) When an application to enter into a water purchase contract is accepted by the director, notice of the acceptance shall be provided to other applicants for withdrawal of water from the same reservoir and each water assurance district or water supply access district with a water assurance contract relating to the same reservoir at the last known address of each applicant or water assurance district. The notice shall specify the name of the applicant whose application has just been accepted and the annual quantity of water included in the application. Notice shall be provided by first-class mail, postage prepaid, to the last address on file for the applicant.
(g) If a water purchase contract has not been executed before 10 years from the date of the receipt of the application and if the applicant has not requested an extension of time for the application, the application shall be cancelled, according to subsection (h).
(h) Before cancellation of an application, the applicant shall be notified by the director in writing that the application shall be cancelled 30 days after date of the notice unless the applicant submits to the director a written request for an extension of time for the application. The notice shall be sent by first-class mail, postage prepaid, to the applicant's last known address. Notice may also be provided by electronic mail. The application shall be cancelled if a written request to extend the application is not received within 30 days from date of the notice.
(i) Ten years from the date of the receipt of the application, the applicant may request, in writing, that the application be extended for no more than three years. The extension shall be granted, unless the application is found to be incomplete or not in compliance with statutory or regulatory requirements.
(j) Any part of the application, except the reservoir from which the applicant proposes to withdraw water, may be amended at any time. Each applicant wanting to change the reservoir from which the applicant proposes to withdraw water shall file a new application. The new application shall be assigned a date and application number as provided in subsection (e).


Kan. Admin. Regs. § 98-5-2
Authorized by K.S.A. 82a-1319; implementing K.S.A. 82a-1310a, K.S.A. 82a-1311a; effective May 1, 1979; amended May 1, 1980; amended May 1, 1981; amended May 1, 1984; amended May 1, 1987; amended April 26, 1993; amended Aug. 30, 2013.

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