Drought Contingency Plan

Request for Comments
for the Preparation of the Angelina and Neches River Authority Drought Contingency Plan

The Angelina and Neches River Authority (ANRA) is requesting comments on ANRA’s Drought Contingency Plan (the Plan). This request for comments is to provide the opportunity for the public to provide input into the preparation of the Plan. ANRA is directed to provide public involvement in the preparation of the Plan in 30 Texas Administrative Code Section 288.20. The comment period closes at 5:00 p.m. on August 9, 2013.

The goal of the Plan is to balance the competing needs for water and minimize the adverse effects of water shortages during periods of drought and other emergency water shortages. This Plan addresses the steps to be taken by ANRA when drought conditions occur and when it appears the existing water supply to ANRA wholesale customers and/or Holmwood Utilities may not be sufficient to meet all of the existing needs without some type of restrictions.

ANRA will review and consider comments during the preparation and finalization of the Plan. Written responses to these comments will not be provided. Any revisions to the Plan, whether resulting from these comments or not, will be subject to ANRA’s Board of Directors review and approval. The Plan will be considered for formal adoption, by Resolution, at the next scheduled ANRA Board of Directors meeting on August 13, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. Public notification of the meeting agenda will be provided.

Comments on the Plan may be submitted to Ms. Lori Hamilton, Operations Division, Angelina and Neches River Authority, P.O. Box 387, Lufkin, Texas 75902, or faxed to (936) 632-2564. Electronic comments may be submitted via e-mail to info@anra.org. File size restrictions may apply to comments submitted via e-mail. All comments should reference the Plan.

The plan can be downloaded here: Draft Drought Contingency Plan

A hard copy of the Plan is available for review at ANRA’s business office located at 210 E. Lufkin Avenue, Lufkin, Texas.