2017 Tennessee Code
Title 69 - Waters, Waterways, Drains and Levees
Chapter 7 - Water Management
Part 3 - Tennessee Water Resources Information Act
§ 69-7-303. Part definitions.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 69-7-303 (2017)
  • As used in this part, unless the context otherwise requires:
    • (1) "Board" means the board of water quality, oil and gas established pursuant to § 69-3-104;
    • (2) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of the department of environment and conservation, the commissioner's duly authorized representative and, in the event of the commissioner's absence or a vacancy in the office of commissioner, the deputy commissioner of environment and conservation;
    • (3) "Person" means any individual, corporation, company, limited liability company, partnership, association, group, utility district, federal, state or local government agency, or any combination of them;
    • (4) "Source" means a location where surface or ground water is available, including, but not limited to, a water well, cave, spring, stream, river, lake, or impoundment; and
    • (5) "Withdraw" means to take water from any source on a regular or recurring basis by means of an intake structure, pipe and pump that diverts water away from a source, or by any other conveyance with or without the use of suction. This does not include nonrecurring withdrawals, including, but not limited to, the filling of a swimming pool from a residential water well or accidental withdrawals caused by failure of pipes or equipment.
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