Documents and MAR regulatory changes reported by MAR Work Group members


Regulatory News

Federal Emergency Management Agency published Proposed Rule, Updates to Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands Regulations to Implement the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard, citing consideration of groundwater recharge facilities in floodplain; 10/02/2023; Comments Closed 12/01/2023; Federal Register Notice Citation: 88 FR 67870;

Washington (State) Department of Health – issued Fact Sheet on ASR and MAR Source Approval 3/31/2023

Papers published and Websites on MAR Regulatory Framework

Doremus, L, and C. Job. 2022. Key Elements of a State Regulatory Framework for Managed Aquifer Recharge. National Ground Water Association. Groundwater, Vol. 60, No. 5. Wiley Periodicals LLC, Hoboken, NJ. Pages 591-601. Published September-October 2022.

Job, Charles. 2024. A Mid-Atlantic Managed Aquifer Recharge Regulatory Process Supports Multi-Purpose Water Reuse. Groundwater Monitoring and Remediation, Volume 44, No. 1, Winter 2024. Wiley Periodicals LLC. Hoboken, NJ. Pages 39-44. Published February 1, 2024.


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 2023. Protecting Underground Sources of Drinking Water from Underground Injection (UIC). 

State MAR-Related Laws, Regulations and Supporting Information

State of Arizona (SOA). 1994. Underground Water Storage, Savings, and Replenishment Act. Arizona Revised Statutes Title 45. Waters Sections 45-801.01, § 45-812.01, §§ 45-831.01, § 45-834.01 and 45-852.01.  (accessed July 20, 2022).

California Department of Water Resources. 2022. Flood-managed aquifer recharge (flood-MAR). (accessed July 26, 2022).

State of California (SOC). n.d. Application to appropriate water—California Code, Water Code—WAT § 1260. (accessed July 20, 2022).

State of California (SOC). n.d. Executive Order B-39-17, Streamlined permitting process for diversion of high flows to underground storage.  (accessed July 20, 2022).

State of California (SOC). n.d. General waste discharge requirements for aquifer storage and recovery projects that inject drinking water into groundwater.  (accessed July 20, 2022).

Texas Water Development Board [TWDB] n.d. Aquifer Storage and Recovery. (accessed July 26, 2022)

Virginia General Assembly (VGA). 2023. Code of Virginia; Title 62.1. Waters of the state, ports and harbors; chapter 26. Potomac Aquifer Recharge Monitoring.  (accessed August 21, 2023).

State of Virginia (SOV). n.d. State Water Control Law Chapter 3.1 of the Code of Virginia, titled “State Water Control Law”, Title 62.1, “Waters of The State, Ports And Harbors.” (accessed July 21, 2022); Administrative Code Chapter 630. Private Well Regulations. (accessed July 21, 2022).

Washington (State) Department of Ecology (WDE). n.d. Stormwater permittee guidance & resources. (accessed July 22, 2022).

WDE. n.d. Reclaimed water. Chapter 173-219 WAC. Ecology Publication no. 15-10-024. (accessed July 22, 2022).