Kan. Admin. Regs. § 11-10-1 - Definitions
Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021
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11-10-1. Definitions. (a) "Program" means water rights purchase program.
(b) "Commission" means the state conservation commission.
(c) "Director" means the executive director of the state conservation commission.
(d) "Local entity" means a local subdivision of state government.
(e) "Eligible water right" shall mean all of the following:
(1) A water right that has been certified as being in an area in need of aquifer restoration or stream recovery pursuant to K.S.A. 2-1919, and amendments thereto, and located in a priority area identified for water right purchase;
(2) a water right that, when placed in the custodial care of the state, yields a positive impact on the aquifer or stream targeted for restoration or recovery; and
(3) a water right meeting the criteria established in K.S.A. 2-1915, and amendments thereto.
(f) "Active water right" means a water right for which water has been lawfully applied to the authorized beneficial use. This water right shall have been used within a specified time period during the calendar years 1996 through 2000 or any succeeding consecutive five-year time period. Active water rights that have been placed in the water rights conservation program in accordance with K.A.R. 5-7-4 or active water rights appurtenant to land placed in the conservation reserve program in accordance with K.A.R. 5-7-4a shall also be considered to be active water rights while in the program.
(g) "Partial water right" means a portion of a water right that has been split up by a division agreement by the owner. The total quantity of the divided water rights shall not be greater than 70 percent of the original appropriated quantity that was divided. (Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 2-1915, K.S.A. 2-1919; effective Aug. 23, 2002.)