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Municipal Solid Waste Public Notices

Information about public notices concerning municipal solid waste permit, registration, and modification applications.

 

 

Permits and Permit Amendment Applications

An application for a facility that requires a permit may be a partial application for a land-use only determination for a new facility, a complete application for a new facility or major amendment for an existing facility, or a partial application for a limited scope major amendment for an existing facility. [30 TAC §330.57(a) 305.62(j) applications received on or after September 1, 2015, differs from the text of the notices for applications received before September 1, 2015.Exit the TCEQExit the TCEQ

Applications for permits and permit amendments are reviewed for administrative completeness, and then are reviewed for technical completeness. In addition, permit and permit amendment applications are subject to contested case hearing requests.

Notice of Receipt of Application and Intent to Obtain Permit (NORI)

When administrative review of an application for a new municipal solid waste permit or permit amendment is complete, the TCEQ will prepare and issue a notice indicating receipt of the application and intent to obtain a permit. The TCEQ will mail the notice to landowners, public officials, and other persons, and will mail the notice to the applicant for publishing. [30 TAC 39.418 Exit the TCEQ, 39.413 Exit the TCEQ, 39.501(c) Exit the TCEQ]

The applicant must submit the following documents indicating that the NORI was published:

Notice of Application and Preliminary Decision (NAPD)

When technical review of an application is complete and the application has met all requirements, the TCEQ will prepare and issue a notice of application and preliminary decision. The TCEQ will mail the notice to landowners, public officials, and other persons, and will mail the notice to the applicant for publishing. [30 TAC 39.419 Exit the TCEQ, 39.413 Exit the TCEQ, and 39.501(d) Exit the TCEQ]

The applicant must submit the following documents indicating that the NAPD was published:

Registration Applications

Applications for registrations are not subject to administrative completeness determinations nor contested case hearing requests. [30 TAC 330.57(b) Exit the TCEQ]

Notice of Application and Opportunity to Request a Public Meeting (NAOPM)

For registration applications, the TCEQ will prepare a notice of application and opportunity to request a public meeting and direct the applicant to publish the notice following the requirements in 30 TAC 39.501(e) Exit the TCEQ.

The applicant must submit the following documents indicating that the notice was published:

Requirement for Newspaper Notices in an Alternative Language

Notices for municipal solid waste permit, permit amendment, and registration applications must be published in an alternative language, in addition to English, if the school closest to the proposed facility is required to offer bilingual education. [30 TAC 39.405(h) Exit the TCEQ, 39.418Exit the TCEQ, or 39.419 Exit the TCEQ]

The Public Notice Verification forms in the following list (and mentioned earlier on this page) include instructions for determining if the alternative language requirement applies and for documenting compliance with the requirement:

Commonly, when an alternative language notice is required, the language is Spanish.

 

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