Cavern Protection (Texas)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Texas|
|Name||Cavern Protection (Texas)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Siting and Permitting|
|Affected Technologies||Coal with CCS, Geothermal Electric, Natural Gas, Nuclear|
|Implementing Sector|| State/Province
|Applicable Jurisdiction|| Caves and adjacent lands
|Last Review|| 2014-09-15
It is public policy of the state to provide for the protection of caves on or under Texas lands. For the purposes of this legislation, “cave” means any naturally occurring subterranean cavity, and includes or is synonymous with cavern, pit, pothole, well, sinkhole, and grotto. No person may excavate, remove, destroy, injure, alter in any significant manner, or deface any part of a cave owned by the State of Texas, unless the person possesses a valid permit under this section. A permit may be obtained following the receipt of an application giving the reasons and objectives for the excavation, removal, or alteration and the benefits expected to be obtained from the contemplated work.
|Department||Texas General Land Office|
|Address||1700 Congress Ave.|
|Phone|| 1.800.998.4GLO (4456)
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:|| Tex. Nat. Res. Code 201