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The Fountainhead 2016 Q1 Issue

The 1st Quarter 2016 issue of TGWA's newsletter, The Fountainhead, is now available on the newsletters page.

posted June 17, 2016

TWDB Online Resource Updates

The Texas Water Development board has a new URL for its well reporting system: https://www2.twdb.texas.gov/apps/sdr/default.aspx

See also: the quick reference guide PDF for the system.

posted September 29, 2015

Proposed Rules for Apprenticeship Program

TGWA President Don McElroy, Dean Robbins, and Leroy Goodson attended the TDLR Water Well Drillers' Advisory Council Meeting on August 26, 2015, in Austin, Texas. The Council considered and reviewed the proposed rules for the Apprenticeship Program as outlined in H.B. 930, approved by the legislature this past session.

The TDLR and the Council made several changes to the Draft Rules, which provides for the Apprenticeship Program to be re-instated on June 1, 2016.

The proposed rules will be published on Friday, September 18, 2015, by TDLR in the Texas Register for a 30-day comment period, ending October 19, 2015. If no comments are received, the TDLR Commission could vote to approve the proposed rules which would become effective 20 days after adoption. The Commission meets on November 18, 2015.

The significant changes in the proposed rules allows those qualified licensees to have unlimited apprentices if approved by TDLR and the 2-hour rule would be eliminated.

The rules will be published in the September 18, 2015 issue of the Texas Register. For a copy of the proposed rules, visit http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/sos/index.html after September 18th, or contact Stacey Steinbach at ssteinbach@twca.org for a copy.

posted September 24, 2015