The owner of an installation for appropriating or using waters of the state may not increase the pumping capacity or make any major change in the installation without first applying in writing for, and obtaining, the written permit of the commissioner.
The owner or person in charge of an installation for appropriating or using waters of the state, whether or not under use permit, must file a water use data statement with the commissioner. The statement must be filed at the time the commissioner determines necessary for the statewide water information system. The water use data statement must be on forms provided by the commissioner and identify the installation's location, its capacity, the purposes for which it is used, and additional information required by the commissioner.
The commissioner may examine an installation that appropriates or uses surface water or groundwater. The owner of the installation must provide information required by the commissioner.