Calendar of Public Meetings and Hearings on Permitting Cases
|Permit No.||SOAH Docket No.|
|03/18/14||6:00 p.m.||12||Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP||Public Hearing||116006||-|
|04/07/14||10:00 a.m.||11||Walton Texas, LP||Contested Case Hearing||WQ0015080001||582-14-2350|
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 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.
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.
PROPOSED AIR QUALITY REGISTRATION NUMBER 116006
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP., 9500 Interstate 10 E, Baytown, Texas 77521-8155 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 116006 to authorize the operation of a concrete batch plant. The facility is proposed to be located at 9500 Interstate 10 E, Baytown, Harris County, Texas 77521. 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=29.82&lng=-94.938611&zoom=13&type=r. This application was submitted to the TCEQ on December 9, 2013. 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 January 8, 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, March 18, 2014, at 6:00 pm
Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Center
1724 Market Street
Baytown, Texas 77520
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.
The application will be available for viewing and copying at the TCEQ Central Office and the TCEQ Houston Regional Office, located at 5425 Polk St Ste H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, during the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, beginning the first day of publication of this notice.
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 Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP., 9500 Interstate 10 E, Baytown, Texas 77521-8155, or by calling Mr. Philip S Crepinsek, Project Environmental Engineer at (281) 263-2267.
Notice Issuance Date: January 29, 2014
Walton Texas, LP, 515 Congress Avenue, Suite 1620, Austin, Texas 78701, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for a new permit, proposed Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Permit No. WQ0015080001, to authorize the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 120,000 gallons per day. The facility will be located 2,600 feet southeast of the intersection of State Highway 130 and State Highway 21 in Caldwell County, Texas 78644.
The treated effluent will be discharged via pipe (3,400 linear feet) to Cedar Creek; thence to the Colorado River Above La Grange in Segment No. 1434 of the Colorado River Basin. The unclassified receiving water use is limited aquatic life use for Cedar Creek. The designated uses for Segment No. 1434 are exceptional aquatic life use, public water supply and primary contact recreation. In accordance with §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. This review has preliminarily determined that no water bodies with exceptional, high, or intermediate aquatic life uses are present within the stream reach assessed; therefore, no Tier 2 degradation determination is required. No significant degradation of water quality is expected in water bodies with exceptional, high, or intermediate aquatic life uses downstream, and 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. A copy of the complete permit application, Executive Director’s preliminary decision, and draft permit are available for viewing and copying at the City of Lockhart Public Library, 217 S Main Street, Lockhart, Texas. 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=30.021389&lng=97.683333&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. – April 7, 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 February 6, 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.
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 Walton Texas, LP at the address stated above or by calling Mr. Adam Moore at 512-347-7070.
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: February 21, 2014
Bridget C. Bohac, Chief Clerk
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality