Proposed Rules

Proposed New Rule, the Arkansas Water Plan (Title 24), and a Proposed Revision to the Rules for the Utilization of Surface Water (Title 3) 

After a public two-year process, the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission is proposing a new rule and amending an existing rule.  Proposed ANRC Title 24 contains recommendations derived from the 2014 Arkansas Water Plan Update as well as basic information about the plan and a map of Arkansas’s Water Resource Planning Regions.  Title 3 is being updated to include the same map of the Planning Regions and a chart of numbers used by ANRC to calculate excess surface water.  If you are interested in obtaining more information then what you find here or in the attached documents below, please go to

The Commission will hold public hearings on both sets of rules at 11 a.m. at each of the following locations on the following dates:

July 16, Russellville
Pope County Farm Bureau Office
1805 E Parkway Dr.

August 13, El Dorado
Charles H. Murphy Boardroom
El Dorado Chamber of Commerce, 111 West Main

July 21, Jonesboro
Craighead Conservation District
3407 S. Caraway Rd, Suite 1

August 18, Stuttgart
Phillips Community College
Grand Prairie Center, Classroom C, 2709 Hwy 165 South

July 29, Little Rock
Arkansas River Room
101 E. Capitol, Suite 350

August 20, Texarkana
Ag Learning Center
Four States Fairgrounds, 3700 East 50th Street

August 11, Fayetteville
Pauline Whitaker Animal Science Arena, Room 107
1335 W. Knapp

August 25, Monticello
Drew County Conservation District
419 West Gaines

August 27, Harrison
John Paul Hammerschmidt Conference Center
1515 Pioneer Drive


The Commission will accept written comments through September 3, 2015 at 4:30 pm.  Written comments should be emailed to .

Documents pertinent to this revision are available below:

1.  Proposed revision to Title 3 and new proposed Title 24.  (Language proposed for deletion is struck through like this:  water plan.  New language is underlined.  Although Title 24 is a new rule, language within Title 24 has not been underlined to facilitate ease of reading.)

            a.  Title 3

            b.  Title 24

2.  Questionnaires and Financial Impact Statement filed with the Arkansas Legislative Council and the Secretary of State’s office.

            a. Title 3 Questionnaire

            b.  Title 24 Questionnaire

3.  Summary.

            a. Title 3 Summary

            b. Title 24 Summary

4.  Notice of Rulemaking.

            a.  Joint Notice of Rulemaking