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WATER PLAN (PIONEER VALLEY) 2002 - REG 49Z

Announced entitlement

49Z Announced entitlement

(1) This section applies to authorisations 5, 13 and 15.
(2) If the water sharing rules for taking water from a part of the groundwater management area that is seawater intruded require the chief executive to decide an announced entitlement for a water year, the chief executive must—
(a) decide the announced entitlement before the start of the water year to which the announced entitlement relates; and
(b) do 1 or more of the following—
(i) give notice of the announced entitlement to the holders of the water licences to which the entitlement relates;
(ii) publish the announced entitlement in a newspaper circulating generally in the groundwater management area;
(iii) publish the announced entitlement on the department’s website on the internet.
(3) An announced entitlement for a water year is a percentage of a nominal entitlement.
(4) In deciding an announced entitlement, the chief executive must consider—
(a) the following to the extent appropriate for the part of the groundwater management area that is seawater intruded and to which the entitlement relates—
(i) measured and simulated trends in groundwater levels;
(ii) measured and simulated trends in electrical conductivity of groundwater;
(iii) long term average sustainable yield;
(iv) historical groundwater use;
(v) anticipated groundwater use;
(vi) weather conditions, including weather forecasts; and
(b) the water sharing rules for taking groundwater from the groundwater management area.
(5) If the chief executive varies an announced entitlement for a water year during the water year, subsection (2) (b) applies to the varied announced entitlement.



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