(a) The commission shall adopt technical standards governing the approval of the use
of a Class V injection well as an ASR injection well.
(b) This subsection applies only to an aquifer storage and recovery project proposed
to be located in a groundwater conservation district or other special-purpose district
with the authority to regulate the withdrawal of groundwater. Except as otherwise provided by this section, the commission shall limit the volume
of water that may be recovered by an aquifer storage and recovery project to an amount
that does not exceed the amount of water injected under the project. If the commission determines that the proposed injection of water into a geologic
formation will result in a loss of injected water or native groundwater, the commission
shall impose additional restrictions on the amount of water that may be recovered
to account for the loss. The commission may not deny a permit based on a determination that a loss described
by this subsection will occur. A limitation imposed under this subsection may not prohibit the production of native
groundwater by an aquifer storage and recovery project if the production complies
with Subchapter N, Chapter 36. 1
(c) The commission by rule shall prescribe construction and completion standards and
metering and reporting requirements for ASR injection wells and ASR recovery wells,
including for an ASR injection well that also serves as an ASR recovery well.
(d) The commission may not adopt or enforce groundwater quality protection standards
for the quality of water injected into an ASR injection well that are more stringent
than applicable federal standards.
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