Health & Safety Code Section 401.204
Acquisition of Property
(a)An application for a compact waste disposal facility license may not be considered unless the applicant has acquired the title to and any interest in land and buildings as required by commission rule.
(b)If an applicant for a compact waste disposal license is unsuccessful in acquiring a mineral right that the rules adopted under Subsection (a) require the applicant to acquire, the commission may allow the applicant, to the extent permissible under federal law, to enter into a surface use agreement that restricts mineral access, including slant drilling and subsurface mining, to the extent necessary to prevent intrusion into the disposal facility site.
(c)If an applicant cannot reach a surface use agreement described by Subsection (b) with a private landowner, the attorney general shall, on request of the commission, institute condemnation proceedings as provided under Chapter 21 (Eminent Domain), Property Code, to acquire fee simple interest in the mineral right.
Section 401.204 — Acquisition of Property,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.401.htm#401.204 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).