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. CPASA has been contacted by many individuals who have been receiving legal documents in the mail related to the Maximum Annual Yield Determination. Certain parties have appealed the substance of the OWRB's decision to district court. If you participated as a party in the underlying administrative proceeding, it is likely that you will receive these documents. It does not mean that you have been sued. However, if you are concerned about how the administrative appeal may affect you, please do not hesitate to contact CPASA's attorneys, Jason Aamodt, Krystina Phillips, and Dallas Strimple. Jason and Dallas can be reached at (918)347-6169. Krystina can be reached at (918)500-0002.
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.
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