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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.
DateTimeCityApplicantMeeting/
Hearing Type
Permit No.SOAH Docket No.
06/01/15 10:00 a.m. Austin Galveston County Landfill TX, LP Contested Case Hearing 1149B 582-15-3381
06/01/15 10:00 a.m. Austin City of Wimberley Contested Case Hearing WQ0013321001 582-15-3337
06/02/15 6:00 p.m. Portland Champion Concrete, Inc. Public Hearing 131645 -
06/04/15 7:00 p.m. Aledo FTS International Manufacturing, LLC Public Meeting 103026 -
06/08/15 10:00 a.m. Austin City of Liberty Hill Contested Case Hearing WQ0014477001 582-15-2936
06/10/15 10:00 a.m. Austin Morgan Truck Body LLC Contested Case Hearing 55089 582-15-3591
06/11/15 7:00 p.m. Robstown New Information US Ecology Texas, Inc. Public Meeting 90163 -
06/15/15 10:00 a.m. Austin Bartoo Ready Mix, LLC Contested Case Hearing 120783 582-15-3688
06/18/15 7:00 p.m. Spring Branch Randolph Todd Company, LLC Public Meeting WQ0015314001 -
06/22/15 10:00 a.m. Austin Tenaska Roan's Prairie Partners, LLC Contested Case Hearing WQ0005111000 582-15-3432
06/29/15 10:00 a.m. Austin Pulte Homes of Texas, L.P. Contested Case Hearing WQ0015222001 582-15-3834

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.


NOTICE OF HEARING
GALVESTON COUNTY LANDFILL TX, LP
SOAH Docket No. 582-15-3381
TCEQ Docket No. 2014-1278-MSW
Proposed Permit No. 1149B

APPLICATION.
Galveston County Landfill TX, LP, 3935 Avenue A, La Marque, Texas 77510, a municipal solid waste disposal facility, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for a permit amendment to authorize the vertical and horizontal expansion of the landfill. The facility is located at 3935 Avenue A, La Marque, Texas 77510 in Galveston County, Texas. 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=29.38&lng=-95.05&zoom=13&type=r. For the exact location, refer to the application.

The TCEQ Executive Director has prepared a draft permit plan 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 La Marque City Library, 1011 Bayou Road, La Marque, Galveston County, Texas 77568, and at the Genevieve Miller Hitchcock Public Library, 8005 Barry Avenue, Hitchcock, Galveston County, Texas 77563. This information may also be viewed online at http://www.ftwweaverboos.com.

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

10:00 a.m. – June 1, 2015
William P. Clements Building
300 West 15th Street, 4th Floor
Austin, Texas 78701

The purpose of a preliminary hearing is to establish jurisdiction, name the parties, establish a procedural schedule for the remainder of the proceeding, provide an opportunity for settlement discussions, and address other matters as determined by the administrative law judge. The evidentiary phase of the contested case hearing, to be held at a later date, will be a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in state district court and will address the disputed issues of fact identified in the TCEQ order concerning this application issued on April 2, 2015. 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 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. 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/. The mailing address for the TCEQ is P.O. Box 13087, Austin TX 78711-3087.

Further information may also be obtained from Galveston County Landfill TX, LP at the address stated above or by calling Scott Trebus at 713-726-7506.

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: April 17, 2015

Bridget C. Bohac, Chief Clerk
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality


NOTICE OF HEARING
CITY OF WIMBERLEY
SOAH Docket No. 582-15-3337
TCEQ Docket No. 2015-0482-MWD
Permit No. WQ0013321001

APPLICATION.
City of Wimberley, P.O. Box 2027, Wimberley, Texas 78676, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for a major amendment to Permit No. WQ0013321001 to: change the method of disposal from land application to discharge into water in the state; and increase the discharge of treated domestic wastewater from a daily average flow not to exceed 50,000 gallons per day to a daily average flow not to exceed 75,000 gallons per day. The current permit authorizes the disposal of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 15,000 gallons per day via subsurface low pressure dosing drainfields of 94,500 square feet of non-public access land in the interim phase and 50,000 gallons per day via surface irrigation of 19 acres of non-public access land in the final phase.

The facility is located approximately one mile northeast of the intersection of Ranch-to-Market Road 12 and Ranch-to-Market Road 3237 in Hays County, Texas 78676. The existing wastewater treatment facility and disposal site are located approximately 500 feet to the west of the proposed facility within the same property. The treated effluent will be discharged to Deer Creek; thence to the Upper Blanco River in Segment No. 1813 of the Guadalupe River Basin. The unclassified receiving water use is minimal aquatic life use for Deer Creek. The designated uses for Segment No. 1813 are exceptional aquatic life use, public water supply, aquifer protection, and primary contact recreation. In accordance with 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) § 307.5 and the TCEQ implementation procedures (June 2010) 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 degradation of water quality is expected in Upper Blanco River, which has been identified as having exceptional aquatic life uses. 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 parameters and limitations within 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 application, Executive Director’s preliminary decision, and draft permit are available for viewing and copying at Wimberley City Hall, Office of the City Secretary, 221 Stillwater, Wimberley, 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=30.003888&lng=-98.083333&zoom=13&type=r

DIRECT REFERRAL.
The Notice of Application and Preliminary Decision was published on February 5, 2015. On March 31, 2015, 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.
SOAH will conduct a preliminary hearing on this application at:

10:00 a.m. – June 1, 2015
William P. Clements Building
300 West 15th Street, 4th Floor
Austin, Texas 78701

The purpose of a preliminary hearing is to establish jurisdiction, name the parties, establish a procedural schedule for the remainder of the proceeding, provide an opportunity for settlement discussions, and address other matters as determined by the administrative law judge. The evidentiary phase of the contested case hearing, to be held at a later date, will be a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in state district court. The contested case hearing will be conducted in accordance with Chapter 2001, Texas Government Code; Chapter 26 of the Texas Water Code; TCEQ rules, including 30 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 305; and the procedural rules of the TCEQ and SOAH, including 30 TAC Chapter 80 and 1 TAC Chapter 155.

To participate in the hearing as a party, you must attend the preliminary hearing and show you would be affected by the application in a way not common to members of the general public. See 30 Texas Administrative Code Section 55.256.

INFORMATION.
For information concerning the hearing process, contact the Public Interest Counsel, MC 103, TCEQ, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087. For additional information, the general public may contact the Public Education Program, toll free, at 1-800-687-4040. General information regarding the TCEQ can be found at our web site at http://www.tceq.texas.gov/. The facility’s compliance file, if any exists, is available for public review in the TCEQ central office, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Austin, Texas 78753.

Further information may also be obtained from the City of Wimberley at the address stated above or by calling Mr. Don Ferguson, City Administrator, at 512-847-0025.

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: April 17, 2015

Bridget C. Bohac, Chief Clerk
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality


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 131645

APPLICATION.
Champion Concrete, Inc., 180 Traders Mine Road, Iron Mountain, Michigan 49801-1447 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 131645 to authorize the operation of a concrete batch plant. The facility is proposed to be located at 109 Highway 181 North, Gregory, San Patricio County, Texas 78359. 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=27.908888&lng=-97.296111&zoom=13&type=r. This application was submitted to the TCEQ on April 6, 2015. 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 April 12, 2015.

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, June 2, 2015, at 6:00 pm
Holiday Inn Express
220 Reliant Drive
Portland, Texas 78374

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 Champion Concrete, Inc., 180 Traders Mine Road, Iron Mountain, Michigan 49801-1447, or by calling Mr. Dean Van Loon, Vice President at (906) 396-2300.

Notice Issuance Date: April 23, 2015


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
FOR AN AIR QUALITY PERMIT

PROPOSED PERMIT NUMBER 103026

APPLICATION.
FTS International Manufacturing, LLC, 777 Main Street, Suite 1600, Fort Worth, Texas 76102-5364, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for issuance of Proposed Air Quality Permit Number 103026, which would authorize modification to a Natural Gas and Oil Field Equipment Manufacturing Facility located at 119 Nu Energy Road, Aledo, Parker County, Texas 76008. 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. http://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/hb610/index.html?lat=32.7275&lng=-97.6161&zoom=13&type=r. For exact location, refer to the application. The existing facility will emit the following air contaminants: organic compounds including but not limited to exempt solvents, hazardous air pollutants, and particulate matter including particulate matter with diameters of 10 microns or less and 2.5 microns or less.

The TCEQ 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.

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 will be encouraged to ask questions of the applicant and TCEQ staff concerning the permit application. The comments and questions submitted orally during the Informal Discussion Period will not be considered before a decision is reached on the permit application and no formal response will be made. Responses will be provided orally during the Informal Discussion Period. During the Formal Comment Period on the permit application, members of the public may state their formal comments orally into the official record. At the conclusion of the comment period, all formal comments will be considered before a decision is reached on the permit application. A written response to all formal comments will be prepared by the Executive Director and will be sent to each person who submits a formal comment or who requested to be on the mailing list for this permit 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 on this permit application.

The Public Meeting is to be held:
Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Aledo Community Center
104 Robinson Court
Aledo, Texas 76008

INFORMATION.
Citizens are encouraged to submit written comments anytime during the public meeting or by mail before the close of the public comment period 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 permit application or the permitting 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 permit application, executive director's preliminary decision, and draft permit are available for viewing and copying at the TCEQ central office, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building E, Room 103, Austin, Texas 78753, the TCEQ Dallas/Fort Worth regional office, 2309 Gravel Dr., Fort Worth, Texas 76118, and the East Parker County Library, 201 North FM 1187, Aledo, Parker County, Texas. The facility's compliance file, if any exists, is available for public review at the TCEQ Dallas/Fort Worth Regional Office at the address listed above.

Further information may also be obtained from FTS International Manufacturing, LLC, 777 Main Street, Suite 1600, Fort Worth, Texas 76102-5364 or by calling Mr. Zachary Ceplecha, Corporate Environmental Manager at (817) 339-3515.

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: May 12, 2015


AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING
(To change hearing date.)
CITY OF LIBERTY HILL
SOAH Docket No. 582-15-2936
TCEQ Docket No. 2014-1720-MWD
Permit No. WQ0014477001

APPLICATION.
City of Liberty Hill, P.O. Box 1920, Liberty Hill, Texas 78642, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for a major amendment to Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Permit No. WQ0014477001 to authorize an increase in the discharge of treated domestic wastewater from an annual average flow not to exceed 1,200,000 gallons per day to an annual average flow not to exceed 4,000,000 gallons per day.

The facility is located approximately 5,000 feet north of the South Fork San Gabriel River and 2,000 feet east of US Highway 183 in Williamson County, Texas 78641. The treated effluent is discharged to the South Fork San Gabriel River in Segment No. 1250 of the Brazos River Basin. The designated uses for Segment No. 1250 are high aquatic life use, public water supply, aquifer protection, and primary contact recreation. In accordance with 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) § 307.5 and the TCEQ implementation procedures (June 2010) for the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards, an antidegradation review of the receiving waters was performed. A Tier I 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 degradation of water quality is expected in the South Fork San Gabriel River, 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. 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 the exact location, please refer to the application. www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/hb610/index.html?lat=30.631944&lng=-97.861666&zoom=13&type=r

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 Georgetown Public Library, 402 West 8th Street, Georgetown, Texas.

CONTESTED CASE HEARING.
The State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) will conduct a preliminary hearing on this application at

10:00 a.m. – June 8, 2015
William P. Clements Building
300 West 15th Street, 4th Floor
Austin, Texas 78701

The purpose of a preliminary hearing is to establish jurisdiction, name the parties, establish a procedural schedule for the remainder of the proceedings, provide an opportunity for settlement discussions, and address other matters as determined by the administrative law judge. The preliminary hearing will be held unless all timely hearing requests are withdrawn or denied. The evidentiary phase of the contested case hearing, to be held at a later date, will be a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in state district court and will address the disputed issues of fact identified in the TCEQ order concerning this application issued on March 10, 2015. In addition to these issues, the administrative law judge may consider additional issues if certain factors are met.

The contested case 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.

To participate in the contested case hearing as a party, you must attend the preliminary hearing and show you would be affected by the application in a way not common to members of the general public. Any person may attend the preliminary hearing and request to be a party. Only persons named as parties may participate in the contested case 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 the City of Liberty Hill at the address stated above or by calling Mr. Aaron Laughlin, P.E., Steger Bizzell, at 512-930-9412.

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: April 29, 2015

Bridget C. Bohac, Chief Clerk
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality


NOTICE OF HEARING
MORGAN TRUCK BODY LLC
SOAH Docket No. 582-15-3591
TCEQ Docket No. 2015-0556-AIR
PERMIT NO. 55089

APPLICATION.
Morgan Truck Body LLC, applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for the renewal of Air Quality Permit No. 55089, which would authorize continued operation of the surface coating facilities located at 8051 Morgan Circle, Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas. The existing plant is authorized to emit the following air contaminants: organic compounds and particulate matter including particulate matter with diameters of 10 microns or less and 2.5 microns or less.

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

10:00 a.m. – June 10, 2015
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 be conducted in accordance with the following provisions: Chapter 2001, Texas Government Code; Chapter 382, Texas Health and Safety Code, including § 382.055(g), related to permit renewals; TCEQ rules including 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 116, Subchapters A, B, and D, including 30 TAC 116.314(c); and the procedural rules of the TCEQ and SOAH, including 30 TAC Chapter 80 and 1 TAC Chapter 155.

RELIEF SOUGHT.
The TCEQ requests that the Applicant show in a contested case hearing proceeding why the permit should not expire immediately as a result of deficiencies in the air quality permit renewal application listed in the Factual Allegations portion of this notice.

FACTUAL ALLEGATIONS.

Specifically, the air quality permit renewal application submitted by Morgan Truck Body LLC contained the following deficiencies:

  1. The renewal application represents new materials which were not authorized in the existing permit; therefore, an amendment application that addresses the new surface coatings is required pursuant to 30 TAC § 116.116(b)(1)(B).
  2. The renewal application failed to include a discussion of compliance with the existing permit conditions and applicable regulations pursuant to 30 TAC § 116.311.

If a party to whom a notice of hearing is served or provided fails to appear at the hearing, the judge may proceed in that party’s absence to grant by default the relief sought in the notice. In the proposal for decision, the factual allegations listed in the notice of hearing will be deemed admitted. A default by the applicant may result in the permit expiring immediately.

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

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: May 4, 2015

Bridget C. Bohac, Chief Clerk
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality


NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND PRELIMINARY DECISION
FOR AMENDMENT OF AIR QUALITY PERMIT

PERMIT NUMBER: 90163

APPLICATION AND PRELIMINARY DECISION.
US Ecology Texas, Inc., PO Box 307, Robstown, Texas 78380-0307, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for an amendment to Air Quality Permit Number 90163, which would authorize new equipment and modifications to the permit for Stabilization Building 2 at the waste treatment, storage and disposal facility located at 3277 CR 69, Robstown, Nueces County, Texas 78380. This application was submitted to the TCEQ on July 17, 2012. The amendment will authorize an increase in the permitted emissions of the following air contaminants: carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, particulate matter including particulate matter equal to or less than 10 microns in diameter and particulate matter equal to or less than 2.5 microns in diameter, organic compounds, inorganic compounds and hazardous air pollutants.

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 Corpus Christi Regional Office, and at the Nueces County Keach Family Library-Robstown, 1000 Terry Shamsie Boulevard, Robstown, Nueces 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 Corpus Christi Regional Office, NRC Bldg Ste 1200, 6300 Ocean Dr, Unit 5839, Corpus Christi, Texas.

PUBLIC COMMENT/PUBLIC MEETING.
The TCEQ will hold a public meeting for this amendment application. You may submit public comments on this application or request a contested case hearing to the TCEQ Office of the Chief Clerk at the address in the AGENCY CONTACTS AND INFORMATION paragraph of this notice below. The purpose of a public meeting is to provide the opportunity to submit comment or to ask questions about the application. A public meeting is not a contested case hearing. The TCEQ will consider all public comments in developing a final decision on the application.

The public meeting 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 will be encouraged to ask questions to the applicant and TCEQ staff concerning the permit application. The comments and questions submitted orally during the Informal Discussion Period will not be considered before a decision is reached on the permit application and no formal response will be made. Responses will be provided orally during the Informal Discussion Period. During the Formal Comment Period on the permit application, members of the public may state their formal comments orally into the official record. At the conclusion of the comment period, all formal comments will be considered before a decision is reached on the permit application. A written response to all formal comments will be prepared by the Executive Director and will be sent to each person who submits a formal comment or who requested to be on the mailing list for this permit 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 on this permit application.

The Public Meeting is to be held:
June 11, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Boys & Girls Club of America-Robstown Unit
401 W. Ligustrum Blvd
Robstown, Texas 78380

You may submit additional written public comments within 30 days of the date of newspaper publication of this notice in the manner set forth in the AGENCY CONTACTS AND INFORMATION paragraph below.

After the deadline for public comments, 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 a mailing list for this application.

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 seek 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 that have been raised by you or others during the public comment period and those that have not been withdrawn. Issues that are not raised in 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 Web site 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. The 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=27.731111&lng=-97.652222&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 US Ecology Texas at the address stated above or by calling Ms. Celina Camarena, Environmental Engineer at (361) 387-3518.

Notice Issuance Date: May 21, 2015


NOTICE OF HEARING
BARTOO READY MIX, LLC
SOAH Docket No. 582-15-3688
TCEQ Docket No. 2015-0041-AIR
Proposed Registration No. 120783

APPLICATION.
Bartoo Ready Mix, LLC, P.O. Box 7, Melissa, Texas 75454-0007, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for an Air Quality Standard Permit for a Concrete Batch Plant Registration Number 120783, which would authorize construction of a permanent concrete batch plant under Title 30 Texas Administrative Code § 116.611 (30 TAC § 116.611) at 550 County Road 364, Melissa, Collin County, Texas 75454. The proposed facility will emit the following air contaminants: particulate matter including (but not limited to) aggregate, cement, road dust, and particulate matter with diameters of 10 microns or less and 2.5 microns or less.

The TCEQ Executive Director has determined that the application meets all of the requirements of a Standard Permit authorized by 30 TAC § 116.611 which, if approved, would establish the conditions under which the facility must operate. The Executive Director has made a preliminary decision to issue the registration because it meets all rules and regulations. The permit application, executive director’s preliminary decision, and standard permit are available for viewing and copying at the TCEQ central office, the TCEQ Dallas/Fort Worth regional office, and the City of Melissa Public Library, 3411 Barker Avenue, Melissa, Collin County. The facility’s compliance file, if any exists, is available for public review at the TCEQ Dallas/Fort Worth Regional Office, 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas.

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

10:00 a.m. – June 15, 2015
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, 2015. In addition to these issues, the judge may consider additional issues if certain factors are met.

The hearing will be conducted in accordance with the Chapter 2001, Texas Government Code; Chapter 382, Texas Health and Safety Code; TCEQ rules including 30 TAC Chapter 116, Subchapters A and B; 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 affected by the application in a way not common to 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.

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/goto/comments, 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, the permitting process, or the contested case hearing 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. General information regarding the TCEQ may be obtained electronically at http://www.tceq.texas.gov/.

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 regarding the TCEQ can be found at http://www.tceq.texas.gov/.

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.

Further information may also be obtained from Bartoo Ready Mix, LLC at the address stated above or by calling Ms. Monique Wells, Environmental Consultant, CIC Environmental LLC at 512-292-4314.

Issued: May 5, 2015

Bridget C. Bohac, Chief Clerk
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
AND
NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND PRELIMINARY DECISION
FOR WATER QUALITY TPDES PERMIT
NEW
PERMIT NO. WQ0015314001

APPLICATION AND PRELIMINARY DECISION.
Randolph Todd Company, LLC, 4807 Spicewood Springs Road, Building 2, Suite 104, Austin, Texas 78759, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for new Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Permit No. WQ0015314001 to authorize the discharge of treated wastewater at a daily average flow of 390,000 gallons per day. The TCEQ received this application on November 6, 2014.

The domestic wastewater treatment facility will be located at 2959 South Cranes Mill Road, New Braunfels, in Comal County, Texas 78132. The treated effluent will be discharged to Dry Comal Creek; thence to Comal River in Segment No. 1811 of the Guadalupe River Basin. The unclassified receiving water use is minimal aquatic life use for Dry Comal Creek. The designated uses for Segment No. 1811 are high aquatic life use, public water supply, aquifer protection, and primary contact recreation. In accordance with 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) § 307.5 and the TCEQ implementation procedures (June 2010) 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 completed the technical review of the application and prepared a draft permit. The draft permit, 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/Spring Branch Public Library, 131 Bulverde Crossing, 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 the exact location, refer to the application. http://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/hb610/index.html?lat=29.782332&lng=-98.283048&zoom=13&type=r.

PUBLIC COMMENT/PUBLIC MEETING.
You may submit public comments about this application. The TCEQ will hold a public meeting on this application because the Executive Director of the TCEQ has determined that there is a significant degree of public interest in the application. The purpose of the public meeting is to provide the opportunity to submit comments or to ask questions about the application.

The public meeting 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 and the Executive Director's preliminary decision, but these informal comments made during the informal period will not be considered by the Commissioners before reaching a decision on the permit, and no formal response will be made. During the Formal Comment Period, members of the public may state their formal comments into the official record. A written response to all timely, relevant and material, or significant 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 requests 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 will be held:
Thursday, June 18, 2015, at 7:00 PM
Smithson Valley Middle School Cafeteria
6101 FM311
Spring Branch, Texas 78070

OPPORTUNITY FOR A CONTESTED CASE HEARING.
After the deadline for submitted public comments, the Executive Director will consider all timely comments and prepare a response to all relevant and material, or significant public comments. Unless the application is directly referred for a contested case hearing, the response to comments will be mailed to everyone who submitted public comments and to those persons who are on the mailing list for this application. If comments are received, the mailing list will also provide instructions for requesting a contested case hearing or reconsideration of the Executive Director’s decision. A contested case hearing is a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in a state district court.

TO REQUEST A CONTESTED CASE HEARING, YOU MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS IN YOUR REQUEST: your name; address; your name; address; phone number; applicant’s name and proposed permit number; the location and distance of your property/activities relative to the facility; a specific description of how you would be adversely affected by the facility in a way not common to the general public; and the statement “I/we request a contested case hearing.” If the request for contested case hearing is filed on behalf of a group or association, the request must designate the group’s representative for receiving future correspondence; identify an individual member of the group who would be adversely affected by the proposed facility or activity; provide the information discussed above regarding the affected member’s location and distance from the facility or activity; explain how and why the member would be affected; and explain how the interests the group seeks to protect are relevant to the group’s purpose.

Following the close of all applicable comment and request periods, the Executive Director will forward the application and any requests for reconsideration or for a contested case hearing to the TCEQ Commissioners for their consideration at a scheduled Commission meeting.

The Commission will only grant a contested case hearing on disputed issues of fact that are relevant and material to the Commission’s decision on the application. Further, the Commission will only grant a hearing on issues that were raised in timely filed comments that were not subsequently withdrawn.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ACTION.
The Executive Director may issue final approval of the application unless a timely contested case hearing request or request for reconsideration is filed. If a timely hearing request or request for reconsideration is filed, the Executive Director will not issue final approval of the permit and will forward the application and request to the TCEQ Commissioners for their consideration at a scheduled Commission meeting.

MAILING LIST.
If you submit public comments, a request for a contested case hearing or a reconsideration of the Executive Director’s decision, you will be added to the mailing list for this specific application to receive future public notices mailed by the Office of the Chief Clerk. In addition, you may request to be placed on (1) the permanent mailing list for a specific applicant name and permit number; and/or (2) the mailing list for a specific county. If you wish to be placed on the permanent and/or the county mailing list, clearly specify which list(s) and send your request to TCEQ Office of the Chief Clerk at the address below.

AGENCY CONTACTS AND INFORMATION.
Citizens are encouraged to submit written comments anytime during the meeting or by mail before the meeting to the Office of the Chief Clerk, TCEQ, Mail Code MC-105, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, TX 78711-3087 or electronically at www.tceq.texas.gov.us/about/comments.html. If you need more information about this permit application or the permitting process, please call the TCEQ Public Education Program, Toll Free, at 1-800-687-4040. Si desea información en Español, puede llamar 1-800-687-4040. General information about the TCEQ can be found at our website at www.tceq.texas.gov. All written public comments must be received by the Office of the Chief Clerk at the noted address within 30 days from the date of newspaper publication of this notice or by the date of the public meeting, whichever is later.

Further information may also be obtained from Randolph Todd Company, LLC at the address stated above or by calling Mr. Oscar D. Graham, P.E., South Texas Wastewater Treatment, at 830-249-8098.

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: May 11, 2015


NOTICE OF HEARING
TENASKA ROAN’S PRAIRIE PARTNERS, LLC
SOAH Docket No. 582-15-3432
TCEQ Docket No. 2014-1674-IWD
Proposed Permit No. WQ0005111000

APPLICATION.
Tenaska Roan's Prairie Partners, LLC, 14302 FNB Parkway, Omaha, Nebraska 68154, which proposes to operate Tenaska Roan's Prairie Generating Station, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for new Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Permit No. WQ0005111000 to authorize the discharge of evaporative cooler blowdown, previously monitored effluents (low volume waste sources, metal cleaning wastes, chemical metal cleaning wastes, water treatment wastes, and stormwater from internal Outfall 101), and uncontaminated air conditioner and compressor condensate at a daily average flow not to exceed of 105,000 gallons per day.

The facility is located on the south side of State Highway 30, approximately 2.5 miles southwest of the City of Shiro and approximately 1.1 miles east of the intersection of State Highway 30 and State Highway 90, Grimes County, Texas 77876. The effluent is discharged to an unnamed tributary; thence to Flagtail Creek; thence to Lake Creek in Segment No. 1015 of the San Jacinto River Basin. The unclassified receiving waters have minimal aquatic life use for the unnamed tributary and Flagtail Creek. The designated uses for Segment No. 1015 are high aquatic life use, primary contact recreation, and public water supply.

In accordance with 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §307.5 and the TCEQ implementation procedures (June 2010) 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. The permit application, Executive Director’s preliminary decision, and draft permit are available for viewing and copying at the Navasota Public Library, 1411 East Washington Avenue, Navasota, 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 the exact location refer to the application. http://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/hb610/index.html?lat=30.5875&lng=-95.925&zoom=13&type=r

CONTESTED CASE HEARING.
The State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) will conduct a preliminary hearing on this application at:

10:00 a.m. – June 22, 2015
William P. Clements Building
300 West 15th Street, 4th Floor
Austin, Texas 78701

The purpose of a preliminary hearing is to establish jurisdiction, name the parties, establish a procedural schedule for the remainder of the proceeding, provide an opportunity for settlement discussions, and address other matters as determined by the administrative law judge. The preliminary hearing will be held unless all timely hearing requests are withdrawn or denied. The evidentiary phase of the contested case hearing, to be held at a later date, will be a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in state district court and will address the disputed issues of fact identified in the TCEQ order concerning this application issued on April 6, 2015. In addition to these issues, the administrative law judge may consider additional issues if certain factors are met. The contested case 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.

To participate in the contested case hearing as a party, you must attend the preliminary hearing and show you would be affected by the application in a way not common to members of the general public. Any person may attend the preliminary hearing and request to be a party. Only persons named as parties may participate in the contested case 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 Tenaska Roan's Prairie Partners, LLC at the address stated above or by calling Mr. M. Fred Strauss, P.G. at 402-691-9736.

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: April 27, 2015

Bridget C. Bohac, Chief Clerk
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality


NOTICE OF HEARING
PULTE HOMES OF TEXAS, L.P.
SOAH Docket No. 582-15-3834
TCEQ Docket No. 2015-0035-MWD
Permit No. WQ0015222001

APPLICATION.
Pulte Homes of Texas, L.P., 16670 Park Row Boulevard, Suite 100, Houston, Texas 77084, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for a new Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit No. WQ0015222001 to authorize the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 900,000 gallons per day.

The facility will be located 0.5 mile north of the intersection of Stockdick School Road and Porter Road and 0.1 mile to the west of Porter Road in Harris County, Texas 77493. The treated effluent will be discharged to South Mayde Creek; thence to Buffalo Bayou; thence to Buffalo Bayou Above Tidal in Segment No. 1014 of the San Jacinto River Basin. The unclassified receiving water use is minimal aquatic life use for South Mayde Creek. The designated uses for Segment No. 1014 are limited aquatic life use and primary contact recreation. In accordance with 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §307.5 and the TCEQ implementation procedures (June 2010) 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. The permit application, Executive Director’s preliminary decision, and draft permit are available for viewing and copying at Katy Library, 5414 Franz Road, Katy, 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 the exact location, refer to the application. http://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/hb610/index.html?lat=29.85356&lng=-95.790782&zoom=13&type=r

CONTESTED CASE HEARING.
The State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) will conduct a preliminary hearing on this application at:

10:00 a.m. – June 29, 2015
William P. Clements Building
300 West 15th Street, 4th Floor
Austin, Texas 78701

The purpose of a preliminary hearing is to establish jurisdiction, name the parties, establish a procedural schedule for the remainder of the proceeding, provide an opportunity for settlement discussions, and address other matters as determined by the administrative law judge. The preliminary hearing will be held unless all timely hearing requests are withdrawn or denied. The evidentiary phase of the contested case hearing, to be held at a later date, will be a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in state district court and will address the disputed issues of fact identified in the TCEQ order concerning this application issued on May 1, 2015. In addition to these issues, the administrative law judge may consider additional issues if certain factors are met. The contested case 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.

To participate in the contested case hearing as a party, you must attend the preliminary hearing and show you would be affected by the application in a way not common to members of the general public. Any person may attend the preliminary hearing and request to be a party. Only persons named as parties may participate in the contested case 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 Pulte Homes of Texas, L.P., at the address stated above or by calling Mr. Gary Mensik, P.E., LJA Engineering, Inc., at 713-953-5249.

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: May 18, 2015

Bridget C. Bohac, Chief Clerk
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality


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