Arizona Revised Statutes § 48-4502 Exclusions From Replenishment Tax; Exemption From Groundwater Withdrawal Fee

48-4502. Exclusions from replenishment tax; exemption from groundwater withdrawal fee

A district member is not required to pay:

1. A replenishment tax for:

(a) Stored water recovered in the district pursuant to water storage permits and recovery well permits issued by the director of water resources pursuant to title 45.

(b) Groundwater withdrawn for treatment pursuant to CERCLA or pursuant to title 49, chapter 2, article 5 that the district member uses for an irrigation use or transfers to another person for an irrigation use, or that the district member does not use but causes to be recharged, reinjected or otherwise added to an aquifer for the benefit of the active management area where the district is located.

(c) Drought replacement groundwater withdrawn by the district member in a drought year if a debit has been registered to the district's drought relief account for that year, up to the amount of the district member's share of the debit as computed pursuant to section 48-4467, but the replenishment tax applies to any amount of the district member's withdrawals that exceeds the member's share of the debit.

(d) Groundwater that is withdrawn in the district and that is more than the district member's incidental replenishment, if the director has designated the groundwater as groundwater oversupply on a certificate of groundwater oversupply issued under title 45, chapter 2, article 15.

(e) Through December 31, 2009, groundwater that is withdrawn from within the boundaries of the exempted area as prescribed by section 45-411.01, subsection E.

2. A groundwater withdrawal fee for purchase and retirement levied by the director of water resources pursuant to section 45-611, subsection A, paragraph 3.

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