Natural Resources

Efficiently and responsibly managing and protecting our water and land resources for the sustainability, health, safety, and economic benefit of the State of Arkansas

Proposed Rules

The Arkansas Department of Agriculture is proposing The Unpaved Roads Program Rule.  

The purpose of the proposed rule is to enable the Department to implement the Unpaved Roads program and carry out the provisions contained in the Arkansas Unpaved Roads Program Act.  The rule provides direction for applicants regarding eligibility and application requirements; funding and expenses; and project monitoring and reporting.

Written comments will be accepted beginning December 24 until the close of business January 22, 2022.  Comments may be mailed to Arkansas Natural Resources Division, ATTN:  Tate Wentz, 10421 W. Markham St., Little Rock, AR  72205, or emailed to

Oral comments may be made in person at the Arkansas Department of Agriculture, 1 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock, AR  72205 on January 11, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. 

The proposed rule may be viewed on the web page here.

The purpose of the proposed rule is to:

  • Outline a process for determining water provider boards found to be in fiscal distress;  
  • Require boards to conduct a rate study every five years, outline the content of the rate studies, and monitoring the implementation of the rate studies; and
  • Provide for training for water providers board members.

The proposed rule may be viewed here.

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