Tex. Water Code Section 16.062
Regional Flood Planning


(a)

The board shall:

(1)

designate flood planning regions corresponding to each river basin;

(2)

provide technical and financial assistance to the flood planning groups; and

(3)

adopt guidance principles for the regional flood plans, including procedures for amending adopted plans.

(b)

In designating flood planning regions, the board may divide river basins to avoid having an impracticably large area for efficient planning in a flood planning region.

(c)

The board shall designate representatives from each flood planning region to serve as the initial flood planning group. The initial flood planning group may then designate additional representatives to serve on the flood planning group. The initial flood planning group shall designate additional representatives if necessary to ensure adequate representation from the interests in its region, including the public, counties, municipalities, industries, agricultural interests, environmental interests, small businesses, electric generating utilities, river authorities, water districts, and water utilities. The flood planning group shall maintain adequate representation from those interests. In addition, the board, the commission, the General Land Office, the Parks and Wildlife Department, the Department of Agriculture, the State Soil and Water Conservation Board, and the Texas Division of Emergency Management each shall appoint a representative to serve as an ex officio member of each flood planning group.

(d)

Each regional flood planning group shall hold public meetings as provided by board rule to gather from interested persons, including members of the public and other political subdivisions located in that county, suggestions and recommendations as to issues, provisions, projects, and strategies that should be considered for inclusion in a regional flood plan.

(e)

Each flood planning group shall consider the information collected under Subsection (d) in creating a regional flood plan. A regional flood plan must:

(1)

use information based on scientific data and updated mapping; and

(2)

include:

(A)

a general description of the condition and functionality of flood control infrastructure in the flood planning region;

(B)

flood control projects under construction or in the planning stage;

(C)

information on land use changes and population growth in the flood planning region;

(D)

an identification of the areas in the flood planning region that are prone to flood and flood control solutions for those areas; and

(E)

an indication of whether a particular flood control solution:
(i)
meets an emergency need;
(ii)
uses federal money as a funding component; and
(iii)
may also serve as a water supply source.

(f)

After a flood planning group prepares a regional flood plan, the group shall hold at least one public meeting in a central location in the flood planning region to accept comments on the regional flood plan. The flood planning group shall:

(1)

cooperate with the board to determine what method of providing notice for the public meeting is most accessible to persons in the flood planning region; and

(2)

publish, post, or otherwise disseminate notice of the public meeting according to the method described by Subdivision (1).

(g)

The notice published, posted, or otherwise disseminated under Subsection (f) must contain:

(1)

the date, time, and location of the public meeting or hearing;

(2)

a summary of the regional flood plan;

(3)

the name, telephone number, and address of a person to whom questions or requests for additional information may be submitted; and

(4)

information on how the public may submit comments.

(h)

After consideration of the comments received at the public meeting, the flood planning group shall adopt the regional flood plan and submit the adopted regional flood plan to the board. The board shall make a determination whether the regional flood plan:

(1)

satisfies the requirements for regional flood plans adopted in the guidance principles described by Subsection (a);

(2)

adequately provides for the preservation of life and property and the development of water supply sources, where applicable; and

(3)

affects a neighboring area.

(i)

If the board makes a determination that an element of a regional flood plan negatively affects a neighboring area, the board must coordinate with the affected area to adjust the plan to ensure that no neighboring area is negatively affected by the plan.

(j)

The board shall approve a regional flood plan when it:

(1)

satisfies the requirements of Subsections (h)(1) and (2); and

(2)

does not negatively affect a neighboring area.

(k)

A flood planning group may amend a regional flood plan after the plan has been approved by the board according to rules adopted by the board.

(l)

Each flood planning group and committee or subcommittee of a flood planning group is subject to Chapters 551 (Open Meetings) and 552 (Public Information), Government Code.
Added by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 565 (S.B. 8), Sec. 1, eff. June 10, 2019.

Source: Section 16.062 — Regional Flood Planning, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/WA/htm/WA.­16.­htm#16.­062 (accessed Feb. 22, 2024).

16.001
Definitions
16.002
Open Meetings and Open Records Laws
16.011
General Responsibilities of the Executive Administrator
16.012
Studies, Investigations, Surveys
16.013
Engineering, Hydrologic, and Geologic Functions
16.014
Silt Load of Streams, Etc
16.015
Studies of Underground Water Supply
16.016
Pollution of Red River Tributaries
16.017
Topographic and Geologic Mapping
16.018
Soil Resource Planning
16.019
Cooperative Agreements
16.020
Master Plans of Districts, Etc
16.021
Texas Geographic Information Office
16.023
Strategic Mapping Account
16.024
Financial Assistance for Digital, Geospatial Information Projects
16.025
Reporting of Federal Money Used for Flood Research, Planning, and Mitigation Projects
16.026
Texmesonet Hydrometeorology Network
16.027
Statewide Water Public Awareness Account
16.051
State Water Plan: Drought, Conservation, Development, and Management
16.052
Interregional Planning Council
16.053
Regional Water Plans
16.054
Local Water Planning
16.055
Drought Response Plan
16.056
Federal Assistance in Financing Regional Water Plans
16.058
Collection of Bays and Estuaries Data
16.059
Collection of Instream Flow Data
16.060
Desalination Studies and Research
16.061
State Flood Plan
16.062
Regional Flood Planning
16.091
Designation of Board
16.092
Local Sponsors for Projects
16.093
Participation in Federal Programs
16.0121
Water Audits
16.131
Authorized Projects for State Participation Account
16.132
Joint Ventures
16.133
Permits Required
16.134
Storing Water
16.135
Board Findings
16.136
Facilities Wanted by Political Subdivision
16.137
Contracts: General Authority
16.138
Specific Contracts Authorized
16.139
Contracts: Facilities Acquired for a Term of Years
16.140
Maintenance Contracts
16.141
Recreational Facilities
16.142
Recovery of Administrative Costs
16.143
Option to Lease
16.144
Environmental Mitigation
16.145
Interregional Water Supply Projects
16.146
Authorized Projects for State Participation Account Ii
16.147
Establishment of Certain Performance Goals and Metrics
16.181
Board May Sell or Lease Projects
16.182
Permits Required
16.183
Permit: Paramount Consideration of Commission
16.184
Contract Must Be Negotiated
16.185
Reservoir Land
16.186
Price of Sale
16.187
Price of Sale: Facilities Acquired Under Contracts with the United States
16.188
Costs Defined
16.189
Lease Payments
16.190
Sale or Lease: Condition Precedent
16.191
Disposition of Proceeds
16.192
Sale of Stored Water
16.193
Permit
16.194
Sale Contract: Provisions, Limitations
16.195
Emergency Releases of Water
16.196
Preferences
16.197
Lease of Land Prior to Project Construction
16.198
Lease Contributions Equivalent to Taxes
16.231
Design of Improvements or System of Improvements
16.232
Location of Projects
16.233
Cooperation with Other Agencies
16.234
Advice to Districts
16.235
Districts to File Information with Commission
16.236
Construction of Levee Without Approval of Plans
16.237
Administrative Penalty
16.271
Improvement of Streams and Canals and Construction of Facilities Within Cypress Creek Drainage Basin
16.272
Long-term Contracts with the United States
16.273
Temporary Authority to Act for District
16.311
Short Title
16.312
Purpose
16.313
Definitions
16.314
Cooperation of Board
16.315
Political Subdivisions
16.316
Coordination of Local, State, and Federal Programs by Board
16.317
Cooperation of Texas Department of Insurance
16.318
Rules
16.319
Qualification
16.320
Coastal Erosion
16.321
Coastal Flooding
16.322
Civil Penalty
16.323
Enforcement by Political Subdivision
16.324
County Authority to Set Fee
16.341
Definitions
16.342
Rules
16.343
Minimum State Standards and Model Political Subdivision Rules
16.344
Oversight
16.345
Authority to Participate in Program
16.346
Examination of Ability of a District to Provide Services and Financing
16.347
Requirement of Imposition of Distressed Areas Water Financing Fee
16.348
Setting of Fee by Political Subdivision
16.349
Fees
16.350
Eligible Counties and Municipalities to Adopt Rules
16.351
Contract Preference
16.352
Enforcement of Rules
16.353
Injunction
16.354
Attorney General Enforcement
16.355
Authority over Facilities
16.356
Use of Revenue from Operation of Water Supply or Sewer Service Projects
16.402
Water Conservation Plan Review
16.403
Water Use Reporting
16.404
Rules and Standards
16.451
Definitions
16.452
Texas Infrastructure Resiliency Fund
16.453
Floodplain Management Account
16.454
Hurricane Harvey Account
16.455
Federal Matching Account
16.456
Texas Infrastructure Resiliency Fund Advisory Committee
16.457
Report Required
16.458
Applicable Law
16.459
Transparency Requirements
16.460
Rules
16.0551
State Drought Preparedness Plan
16.1311
Priority for Water Conservation
16.1331
Reservation and Appropriation for Bays and Estuaries and Instream Uses
16.1341
Payment for Releases and Pass-throughs from State Reservoirs
16.1351
Recreational Access
16.1871
Acquisition Date
16.3145
National Flood Insurance Program Orders or Ordinances
16.3221
Criminal Penalty
16.3535
Damages
16.3545
Venue
16.4021
Water Conservation Plan Requirements

Accessed:
Feb. 22, 2024

§ 16.062’s source at texas​.gov