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Calendar of Public Meetings and Hearings on Permitting Cases

Here you will find a listing of all upcoming public meetings, notice and comment hearings, informal public hearings, and contested case hearings on permitting applications.
Table of upcoming public meetings and hearings on permitting cases.
Date Time TCEQ Region Applicant Meeting/
Hearing Type
Permit No. SOAH Docket No.
08/19/14 10:00 a.m. 11 DHJB Development, LLC
Amended Notice!
Contested Case Hearing WQ0014975001 582-14-3427
08/21/14 7:00 p.m. 4 Redaway, LLC Public Meeting 40272 -
09/04/14 5:00 p.m. 12 Pintail Landfill, LLC Contested Case Hearing 2377 582-14-3597
09/09/14 6:00 p.m. 14 M & G Resins USA, LLC Public Hearing 121785 -
09/18/14 7:00 p.m. 8 Premier Silica, LLC Public Meeting 106829 -

Please Note

With few exceptions, the meetings and hearings on this page have been requested by the public for the specific purpose of discussing permitting issues, such as whether a facility should be allowed to obtain, renew, or amend a Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, New Source Review, or Municipal Solid Waste permit at a specific location.

All of the meetings are arranged and conducted by the TCEQ's Office of the Chief Clerk (OCC). Most of the hearings, however, are arranged and conducted by the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH), which was created expressly for that purpose.

This calendar only lists meetings and contested case hearings on permitting cases. In addition, the SOAH hearings in this calendar only announce the first notice, or preliminary hearing date, of a case, and are posted purely as a courtesy to our customers. For information on subsequent SOAH hearings, contact SOAH at the number listed below.

Follow these links to find information about TCEQ commission agendas, commission work sessions, the executive director's agenda, and public hearings for proposed rules; or SOAH hearings Exit the TCEQ on rate cases, Certificates of Convenience and Necessity (CCN), enforcement matters, and contract disputes.

If you have questions about a specific hearing or meeting, please call the contact person listed on the hearing or meeting notice. If you have general questions about this calendar, please call OCC at 512-239-3300.

SOAH may be reached by phone 512-475-4993, by E-mail (feedback@soah.texas.gov), or on the Web (www.soah.texas.gov). Exit the TCEQ

Persons with disabilities who plan to attend a TCEQ meeting or SOAH hearing and who need special accommodations should call OCC (512-239-3300) or 1-800-RELAY-TX (TDD) at least one week prior to the event.

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING
(To change hearing date.)
DHJB DEVELOPMENT, LLC
SOAH Docket No. 582-14-3427
TCEQ Docket No. 2013-2228-MWD
Permit No. WQ0014975001

APPLICATION.
DHJB Development, LLC, 102A Cordillera Ridge, Boerne, Texas 78006, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for a major amendment to Permit No. WQ0014975001 to authorize an increase in the discharge of treated domestic wastewater from a daily average flow not to exceed 75,000 gallons per day to a daily average flow not to exceed 350,000 gallons per day. The current permit authorizes the disposal of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 75,000 gallons per day via a public access subsurface drip irrigation system with a minimum area of 750,000 square feet.

The wastewater treatment facility will be located approximately 0.7 mile north of Farm-to-Market Road 1863 and 0.5 mile east of US Highway 281 in Comal County, Texas 78163. The proposed outfall will be located in the Edwards Aquifer Contributing Zone above the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone. Existing uses will be maintained and protected. The treated effluent will be discharged to an unnamed tributary; thence to Upper Cibolo Creek in Segment No. 1908 of the San Antonio River Basin. The unclassified receiving water use is limited aquatic life use for the unnamed tributary. The designated uses for Segment No. 1908 are primary contact recreation, public water supply, aquifer protection and high aquatic life use.

In accordance with 30 Texas Administrative Code § 307.5 and the TCEQ implementation procedures (January 2003) for the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards, an antidegradation review of the receiving waters was performed. A Tier 1 antidegradation review has preliminarily determined that existing water quality uses will not be impaired by this permit action. Numerical and narrative criteria to protect existing uses will be maintained. A Tier 2 review has preliminarily determined that no significant degredation of water quality is expected in Upper Cibolo Creek, which has been identified as having high aquatic life use. Existing uses will be maintained and protected. The preliminary determination can be reexamined and may be modified if new information is received.

The TCEQ Executive Director has prepared a draft permit which, if approved, would establish the conditions under which the facility must operate. The Executive Director has made a preliminary decision that this permit, if issued, meets all statutory and regulatory requirements. The permit application, Executive Director’s preliminary decision, and draft permit are available for viewing and copying at Bulverde City Hall, 30360 Cougar Bend, Bulverde, Texas. This link to an electronic map of the site or facility’s general location is provided as a public courtesy and is not part of the application or notice. For exact location of the facility, refer to the application. http://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/hb610/index.html?lat=29.754444&lng=-98.421666&zoom=13&type=r.

CONTESTED CASE HEARING.
The State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) will conduct a formal contested case hearing at:

10:00 a.m. – August 19, 2014
William P. Clements Building
300 West 15th Street, 4th Floor
Austin, Texas 78701

The contested case hearing will be a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in state district court. The hearing will address the disputed issues of fact identified in the TCEQ order concerning this application issued on April 21, 2014. In addition to these issues, the judge may consider additional issues if certain factors are met.

The hearing will be conducted in accordance with Chapter 2001, Texas Government Code; Chapter 26, Texas Water Code; and the procedural rules of the TCEQ and SOAH, including 30 TAC Chapter 80 and 1 TAC Chapter 155. The hearing will be held unless all timely hearing requests have been withdrawn or denied.

To request to be a party, you must attend the hearing and show you would be adversely affected by the application in a way not common to members of the general public. Any person may attend the hearing and request to be a party. Only persons named as parties may participate at the hearing.

INFORMATION.
If you need more information about the hearing process for this application, please call the Public Education Program, toll free, at 1-800-687-4040. General information about the TCEQ can be found at our web site at http://www.tceq.texas.gov/.

Further information may also be obtained from DHJB Development, LLC at the address stated above or by calling Mr. Charlie Hill at 830-336-2518, Extension 235.

Persons with disabilities who need special accommodations at the hearing should call the SOAH Docketing Department at 512-475-3445, at least one week prior to the hearing.

Issued: June 26, 2014


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
FOR A NEW MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE FACILITY
REGISTRATION APPLICATION NO. 40272

APPLICATION.
Redaway, LLC, 2000 McKinney Ave, Suite 2125, Dallas, Texas 75201, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for proposed Registration No. 40272 to construct and operate a Type V municipal solid waste for medical waste processing. The proposed facility, Redaway Medical Waste Treatment Facility will be located at 208 Sentry Drive, Mansfield, Texas 76063 on the corner of Sentry Drive and South Second Street on the southwest side of Mansfield, in Johnson County. The Applicant is requesting authorization to store, transfer, and treat municipal solid waste which includes medical waste and non-hazardous pharmaceuticals. The following link to an electronic map of the site or facility’s general location is provided as a public courtesy and is not part of the application or notice: http://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/hb610/index.html?lat=32.5487&lng=-97.1394&zoom=13&type=r. For exact location, refer to the application.

The TCEQ Executive Director shall, after review of an application for registration, determine if the application will be approved or denied in whole or in part. If the executive director acts on an application, the chief clerk shall mail or otherwise transmit notice of the action and an explanation of the opportunity to file a motion to overturn the executive director’s decision. The chief clerk shall mail this notice to the owner and operator, the public interest counsel, to adjacent landowners as shown on the required land ownership map and landowners list, and to other persons who timely filed public comment in response to public notice. Not all persons on the mailing list for this notice will receive the notice letter from the Office of the Chief Clerk.

PUBLIC COMMENT/PUBLIC MEETING.
The TCEQ and the applicant will hold a public meeting about the application for and the siting of the proposed facility. During the meeting, the public will be able to ask questions of the staff and the applicant and provide comments on the application.

The Public Meeting is to be held:
Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Mansfield City Hall
1200 E. Broad Street
Mansfield, Texas 76063

INFORMATION.
Citizens are encouraged to submit written comments anytime during the meeting or by mail before the public meeting to the Office of the Chief Clerk, TCEQ, Mail Code MC-105, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087 or electronically at http://www.tceq.texas.gov/about/comments.html. If you need more information about the registration application or the registration process, please call the TCEQ Public Education Program, toll free, at 1-800-687-4040. General information can be found at our Web site at www.tceq.texas.gov. Si desea información en Español, puede llamar al 1-800-687-4040.

The registration application is available for viewing and copying at the Mansfield Public Library, 104 South Wisteria Street, Mansfield, Texas 76063 and may be viewed online at www.cookjoyce.com/documents. Further information may also be obtained from Redaway, LLC, 2000 McKinney Ave, Suite 2125, Dallas, Texas 75201 or by calling Mr. Justin Smith, Chief Executive Officer, at (866) 985-1416.

Persons with disabilities who need special accommodations at the meeting should call the Office of the Chief Clerk at 512-239-3300 or 1-800-RELAY-TX (TDD) at least one week prior to the meeting.

Issued: July 8, 2014


NOTICE OF SECOND PRELIMINARY HEARING
PINTAIL LANDFILL, LLC
SOAH Docket No. 582-14-3597
TCEQ Docket No. 2012-0302-MSW
Proposed Permit No. 2377

APPLICATION.
Pintail Landfill, LLC, P.O. Box 969, Hempstead, Waller County, Texas 77445, a waste management company, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for proposed Permit No. 2377, to authorize the Pintail Landfill, a new Type I Municipal Solid Waste Disposal Facility including a landfill, a citizens' collection station, and a materials recycling area. The landfill would be allowed to dispose of municipal solid waste, special waste, non-hazardous industrial solid waste that is Class 1 only because of asbestos content, and Class 2 and 3 non-hazardous industrial solid wastes. The facility would be located at 24644 Highway 6, Hempstead, Waller County, Texas 77445. Parts I and II of the application for the purpose of a land-use only determination were received by the TCEQ on July 22, 2011, and declared administratively complete August 9, 2011. On January 20, 2012, the Applicant submitted Parts III and IV of the application. TCEQ has consolidated the review and processing of all parts of the application. The following link to an electronic map of the site or facility's general location is provided as a public courtesy and is not part of the application or notice: http://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/hb610/index.html?lat=30.134167&lng=-96.061111&zoom=12&type=r For exact location, refer to application.

The TCEQ Executive Director has prepared a draft permit which, if approved, would establish the conditions under which the facility must operate. The Executive Director has made a preliminary decision that this permit, if issued, meets all statutory and regulatory requirements. The permit application, Executive Director’s preliminary decision, and draft permit are available for viewing and copying at the Waller County Clerk’s office, Waller County Courthouse, 836 Austin Street, Hempstead, Waller County, Texas 77445.

DIRECT REFERRAL.
The Notice of Application and Preliminary Decision was published between January 2 and 6, 2013. An Additional Notice of Application and Preliminary Decision was published between February 6 and 10, 2013. On May 7, 2014, the Applicant filed a request for direct referral to the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH). Therefore, the chief clerk has referred this application directly to SOAH for a hearing on whether the application complies with all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

CONTESTED CASE HEARING.
The SOAH will conduct a formal contested case hearing at:

5:00 p.m. – September 4, 2014
Hempstead High School Auditorium
801 Donoho Street
Hempstead, Texas 77445

The contested case hearing will be a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in state district court. The hearing will be conducted in accordance with Chapter 2001, Texas Government Code; Chapter 361, Texas Health and Safety Code; TCEQ rules including 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 330; and the procedural rules of the TCEQ and SOAH, including 30 TAC Chapter 80 and 1 TAC Chapter 155.

To request to be a party, you must attend the hearing and show you would be adversely affected by the application in a way not common to members of the general public. Any person may attend the hearing and request to be a party. Only persons named as parties may participate at the hearing.

INFORMATION.
If you need more information about the hearing process for this application, please call the Public Education Program, toll free, at 1-800-687-4040. General information about the TCEQ can be found at our web site at http://www.tceq.texas.gov/. The mailing address for the TCEQ is PO Box 13087, Austin TX 78711-3087.

Further information may also be obtained from Pintail Landfill, LLC at the address stated above or by calling Mr. Ernest Kaufmann, President, Green Group Holdings, LLC, Manager of Pintail Landfill, LLC at 770-720-2717.

Persons with disabilities who need special accommodations at the hearing should call the SOAH Docketing Department at 512-475-3445, at least one week prior to the hearing.

Issued: July 24, 2014


NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND PUBLIC HEARING FOR AN AIR QUALITY STANDARD PERMIT
FOR A CONCRETE BATCH PLANT WITH ENHANCED CONTROLS

PROPOSED AIR QUALITY REGISTRATION NUMBER 121785

APPLICATION.
M & G Resins USA, LLC, 450 Gears Road, Suite 240, Houston, Texas 77067-4513 has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for an Air Quality Standard Permit for a Concrete Batch Plant with Enhanced Controls Registration Number 121785 to authorize the operation of a concrete batch plant. The facility is proposed to be located in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas 78409. The following driving directions were provided: heading east on Interstate 37 South toward Exit 10, take Exit 10 for Carbon Plant Road and Joe Fulton International Trade Corridor, go 0.2 mile, turn left onto Carbon Plant Road, go 5 miles, turn right into plant entrance. This link to an electronic map of the site or facility's general location is provided as a public courtesy and not part of the application or notice. For exact location, refer to application. http://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/hb610/index.html?lat=27.835555&lng=-97.493888&zoom=13&type=r. This application was submitted to the TCEQ on July 9, 2014. The primary function of this plant is to manufacture concrete by mixing materials including (but not limited to) sand, aggregate, cement and water. The executive director has determined the application was technically complete on July 17, 2014.

PUBLIC COMMENT/PUBLIC HEARING.
Public written comments about this application may be submitted at any time during the public comment period. The public comment period begins on the first date notice is published and extends to the close of the public hearing. Public comments may be submitted either in writing to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Office of the Chief Clerk, MC-105, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, TX 78711-3087, or electronically at www.tceq.texas.gov/about/comments.html. If you choose to communicate with the TCEQ electronically, please be aware that your email address, like your physical mailing address, will become part of the agency's public record.

A public hearing has been scheduled, that will consist of two parts, an informal discussion period and a formal comment period. During the informal discussion period, the public is encouraged to ask questions of the applicant and TCEQ staff concerning the application, but comments made during the informal period will not be considered by the executive director before reaching a decision on the permit, and no formal response will be made to the informal comments. During the formal comment period, members of the public may state their comments into the official record. Written comments about this application may also be submitted at any time during the hearing. The purpose of a public hearing is to provide the opportunity to submit written comments or an oral statement about the application. The public hearing is not an evidentiary proceeding.

The Public Hearing is to be held:
Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at 6:00 pm
Comfort Suites Central Hotel
538 South Padres Island Drive
Corpus Christi, Texas 78405

RESPONSE TO COMMENTS.
A written response to all formal comments will be prepared by the executive director after the comment period closes. The response, along with the executive director’s decision on the application, will be mailed to everyone who submitted public comments and the response to comments will be posted in the permit file for viewing.

The executive director shall approve or deny the application not later than 35 days after the date of the public hearing, considering all comments received within the comment period, and base this decision on whether the application meets the requirements of the standard permit.

CENTRAL/REGIONAL OFFICE.
The application will be available for viewing and copying at the TCEQ Central Office and the TCEQ Corpus Christi Regional Office, located at NRC Bldg Ste 1200, 6300 Ocean Dr, Unit 5839, Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5839, during the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, beginning the first day of publication of this notice.

INFORMATION.
If you need more information about this permit application or the permitting process, please call the Public Education Program toll free at 1-800-687-4040. Si desea información en Español, puede llamar al 1-800-687-4040.

Further information may also be obtained from M & G Resins USA, LLC, 450 Gears Road, Suite 240, Houston, Texas 77067-4513, or by calling Ms. Allana Whitney, Project Manager, Chemtex International, Inc. at (910) 509-4451.

Notice Issuance Date: July 29, 2014


NOTICE OF APPLICATION, PRELIMINARY DECISION, AND PUBLIC MEETING
FOR AN AIR QUALITY PERMIT

PROPOSED PERMIT NUMBER: 106829

APPLICATION AND PRELIMINARY DECISION.
Premier Silica L.L.C., 5205 North O’Connor Blvd Suite 200, Irving, Texas 75039-3789, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for issuance of Proposed Air Quality Permit Number 106829, which would authorize construction of an industrial sand production facility. The applicant provided the following driving directions: from the intersection of Farm-to-Market 1851 and County Road 214 in Voca, travel 0.5 miles south on Farm-to-Market 1851 and then 0.8 miles east on Highway 71 to where the site is off the south side of the road, Voca, McCulloch County, Texas 76887. This application was submitted to the TCEQ on November 8, 2012. The proposed facility will emit the following contaminants: particulate matter including particulate matter with diameters of 10 microns or less and 2.5 microns or less, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, and organic compounds.

The executive director has completed the technical review of the application and prepared a draft permit which, if approved, would establish the conditions under which the facility must operate. The executive director has made a preliminary decision to issue the permit because it meets all rules and regulations. The permit application, executive director’s preliminary decision, and draft permit will be available for viewing and copying at the TCEQ central office, the TCEQ San Angelo regional office, and the F.M. Buck Richards Memorial Library, 1106 South Blackburn Street, Brady, McCulloch County, Texas, beginning the first day of publication of this notice. The facility’s compliance file, if any exists, is available for public review at the TCEQ San Angelo Regional Office, 622 South Oakes Street, Suite K, San Angelo, Texas.

PUBLIC COMMENT/PUBLIC MEETING.
A public meeting will be held and will consist of two parts, an Informal Discussion Period and a Formal Comment Period. A public meeting is not a contested case hearing under the Administrative Procedure Act. During the Informal Discussion Period, the public is encouraged to ask questions of the applicant and TCEQ staff concerning the application. However, informal comments made during the Informal Discussion Period will not be considered by the TCEQ Commissioners before reaching a decision on the permit and no formal response will be made to the informal comments. During the Formal Comment Period, members of the public may state their formal comments into the official record. A written response to all formal comments will be prepared by the executive director and considered by the Commissioners before they reach a decision on the permit. A copy of the response will be sent to each person who submits a formal comment or who requested to be on the mailing list for this application and provides a mailing address. Only relevant and material issues raised during the formal comment period can be considered if a contested case hearing is granted.

The Public Meeting is to be held:
Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Ed Davenport Civic Center
200 Country Club Rd
Brady, Texas 76825

You may submit additional written public comments either electronically at www.tceq.texas.gov/about/comments.html or in writing to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Office of the Chief Clerk, MC-105, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087, within 30 days of the date of newspaper publication of this notice.

After the deadline for public comment, the executive director will consider the comments and prepare a response to all relevant and material or significant public comments. The response to comments, along with the executive director’s decision on the application will be mailed to everyone who submitted public comments or is on the mailing list for this application. The mailing will also provide instructions for requesting a contested case hearing or reconsideration of the executive director's decision.

OPPORTUNITY FOR A CONTESTED CASE HEARING.
A contested case hearing is a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in a state district court. A person who may be affected by emissions of air contaminants from the facility is entitled to request a hearing. A contested case hearing request must include the following: (1) your name (or for a group or association, an official representative), mailing address, daytime phone number, and fax number, if any; (2) applicant’s name and permit number; (3) the statement “I/we request a contested case hearing;” (4) a specific description of how you would be adversely affected by the application and air emissions from the facility in a way not common to the general public; (5) the location and distance of your property relative to the facility; and (6) a description of how you use the property which may be impacted by the facility. If the request is made by a group or association, then one or more members who have standing to request a hearing and the interests the group or association seeks to protect must also be identified. You may also submit your proposed adjustments to the application/permit, which would satisfy your concerns. Requests for a contested case hearing must be submitted in writing within 30 days following this notice to the Office of the Chief Clerk, at the address provided in the information section below.

A contested case hearing will only be granted based on disputed issues of fact that are relevant and material to the Commission’s decisions on the application. Further, the Commission will only grant a hearing on issues raised by you or others during the public comment period and have not been withdrawn. Issues that are not raised in the public comments may not be considered during a hearing.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ACTION.
A timely hearing request has been received by the TCEQ. However, if all timely contested case hearing requests have been withdrawn and no additional comments are received, the executive director may issue final approval of the application. The response to comments, along with the executive director’s decision on the application will be mailed to everyone who submitted public comments or is on a mailing list for this application, and will be posted electronically to the Commissioners’ Integrated Database (CID). If all timely hearing requests are not withdrawn, the executive director will not issue final approval of the permit and will forward the application and requests to the Commissioners for their consideration at a scheduled commission meeting.

INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE.
When they become available, the executive director’s response to comments and the final decision on this application will be accessible through the Commission’s website at www.tceq.texas.gov/goto/cid. Once you have access to the CID using the above link, enter the permit number for this application which is provided at the top of this notice. This link to an electronic map of the site or facility's general location is provided as a public courtesy and not part of the application or notice. For exact location, refer to application. http://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/hb610/index.html?lat=31.0005&lng=-99.1725&zoom=13&type=r.

MAILING LIST.
You may ask to be placed on a mailing list to obtain additional information on this application by sending a request to the Office of the Chief Clerk at the address below.

AGENCY CONTACTS AND INFORMATION.
Public comments and requests must be submitted either electronically at www.tceq.texas.gov/about/comments.html, or in writing to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Office of the Chief Clerk, MC-105, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087. If you communicate with the TCEQ electronically, please be aware that your email address, like your physical mailing address, will become part of the agency’s public record. For more information about this permit application or the permitting process, please call the Public Education Program toll free at 1-800-687-4040. Si desea información en Español, puede llamar al 1-800-687-4040.

Further information may also be obtained from Premier Silica L.L.C. at the address stated above or by calling Mr. Jeff Smith, Regulatory and Environmental Manager at (972) 969-4524.

Persons with disabilities who need special accommodations at the meeting should call the Office of the Chief Clerk at 512-239-3300 or 1-800-RELAY-TX (TDD) at least one week prior to the meeting.

Notice Issuance Date: August 15, 2014