Max Annual Yield Determination Appealed to District Court.
OWRB approved Maximum Annual Yield at 0.2 AF, a level aimed at protecting the sustainability of the aquifer. Opponents of the ruling have appealed the substance of the OWRB's decision to district court.
SB1184 (Paddack) removes the informal conference from the Department of Mines permitting process. It passed out of committee by a vote of 12-0 the week of 2/17/14. The title was stricken from the bill, so amendments can be added
when the bill is heard on the Senate floor in the next week or so. Rep. McCall is the House author. Rep. McBride, Vice Chair, House Utility and Environmental Regulation Committee, has committed to helping McCall shepherd the bill through
Arbuckle Aggregates The ODM has issued its Departmental Decision conditionally approving Arbuckle Aggregates' mining permit. CPASA is submitting a request for a formal hearing. A hearing request form can be downloaded here.
Roos Ranch (RRI) applied to amend its water use permit to include aggregate mining. On September 17, 2013, the OWRB voted to postpone consideration of Roos Ranch's change of use permit until after the Arbuckle Simpson Maximum Annual Yield has been determined.
TXI has applied for a permit from Oklahoma Department of Mines (ODM) to expand its already sprawling surface mining operation to include 900 additional acres. CPASA is protesting the application because it believes that TXI's use of mining pit water without a site-specific water management and conservation plan mandated by Oklahoma's law (SB597) constitutes waste.
Pit Water Rules for SB597 were signed into law in 2013. These rules control pit water in mines atop sole source aquifers. Summary of Management Plans Quarterly reports are now being filed and can be viewed here
Blue River Oka' Yanahli is The Nature Conservancy's first new preserve in nine years and its first restoration project of this scale in the state. Read more here.
Annual Membership Meeting CPASA's Annual Membership Meeting was held October 8, 2013 in Davis City Park. Congratulations to former Senator Crutchfield on receiving the Oka Award for 2013! Crutchfield (shown here on left) was presented the award by Amy Ford, CPASA President, with Senator Frank Simpson (right) lending assistance.
The United State of Oklahoma In depth look at the unique
history of the Chickasaw and Choctaw nations and the events shaping our water future. See other videos at