On-Site Sewage Facilities, including Control Zone Rayburn

Notice of Request for Comments and Public Hearing Regarding an Order Adopting Rules of the Angelina & Neches River Authority for On-Site Sewage Facilities

This Notice announces a public comment period to allow input from the public and other affected parties on an Order adopting rules of the Angelina & Neches River Authority (ANRA) for On-Site Sewage Facilities (OSSF). This Order adopts the rules of Texas Administrative Code Chapter 285, as well as more stringent rules as proposed by ANRA, for the permitting of OSSFs in ANRA’s jurisdiction. This Order also modifies ANRA’s current jurisdiction to include the entirety of Angelina County by designating ANRA as the Authorized Agent for the County. ANRA’s proposed Order can be viewed online here: ANRA OSSF Order for Public Comment. A copy of the Order is also available for review at ANRA’s office, located at 210 E. Lufkin Ave., Lufkin, TX.

Instructions for Submitting Comments:
Comments may be given in person (either written or verbal) at a Public Meeting to be held on
Friday, September 25, 2015 at 10:00 AM. The meeting will be held at the following location:
Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce
Community Room
1615 S. Chestnut
Lufkin, TX 75901

You may submit written comments using one of the following methods:

  1. Mail:

    Mail written comments to:
    Angelina & Neches River Authority
    PO Box 387
    Lufkin, TX 75902

  2. E-mail:

    E-mail written comments to info@anra.org. Please include “OSSF Order” in the subject line. Comments can be included in the body of the email or as an attachment. PDF is the preferred format for comments submitted as email attachments. Microsoft Word format is also accepted.

  3. Fax:

    Fax written comments to 936-632-2564, Attn: Brian Sims.

To avoid duplication, please use only one of these methods.
All comments must be received by September 25, 2015 at 5:00 PM.

On-Site Sewage Facilities in Angelina County

Beginning Monday, August 3, 2015, the Angelina & Neches River Authority (ANRA) officially began administering the On-Site Sewage Facilities (OSSF) program for Angelina County. ANRA’s business office is open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday and is located at 210 E. Lufkin Avenue directly across the street from the Angelina County courthouse.

Quick Facts

Application Fees for the portion of Angelina County outside of Control Zone Rayburn:

  • Single family dwelling fee: $310.00
  • Commercial fee: $410.00 (includes property for rental purposes & multi-housing units)
  • Re-inspection Fee-Residential: $150.00
  • Re-inspection Fee- Commercial: $200.00
  • Transfer Fee: $105.00

Documents Required:

  • Application completed and signed.
  • Information sheet signed and dated.
  • A two year service contract (aerobic systems only) that has been signed by the homeowner and registered installer.
  • A copy of the Affidavit to the Public that has been notarized, and filed at the County Clerk's Office.
  • A Site Evaluation done by a qualified person.
  • A copy of the system design done by a registered sanitarian or a professional engineer.

Additional Requirements

  • Acreage - Regardless of the acreage, a permit to construct, alter, extend, or repair is required for all single family residences; and
  • Lot Size - Subdivisions of single family dwellings platted or created after the effective date of the Angelina County’s Order, served by a public water supply and using individual OSSFs for sewage disposal, shall have lots of at least three quarter (3/4) acre.

Forms are available on our Forms and Instructions page.

What is Control Zone Rayburn?

Control Zone Rayburn (CZR) is ANRA's program to regulate On-site Sewage Facilities (OSSF) near the Sam Rayburn Reservoir and in San Augustine County.

The CZR area of jurisdiction includes the portion of San Augustine county that is within the Neches River basin, and the portions of the other four counties surrounding Lake Sam Rayburn that fall within the regulated zone surrounding Sam Rayburn Reservoir. The regulated zone around Sam Rayburn Reservoir begins at the U. S. Army Corp of Engineers take line (171 ft contour) and extends 2000 feet outward. If any part of a subdivision lies within the regulated zone, then the entire subdivision will be in ANRA jurisdiction.

If you own property within the boundary we offer these services:

  • Permitting and Licensing of all new septic systems regardless of lot size and acreage.
  • Real Estate septic inspection and license transfer.
  • Timely response to septic complaints and sewer nuisance.

Approximate map of the CZR regulated area