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Municipal Solid Waste Public Notice and Public Participation

Information about public notices concerning MSW applications, and participating in the permitting process.

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Public Notices for Municipal Solid Waste Applications

Permits and Permit Amendments

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

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) will prepare and issue a notice indicating receipt of an application and intent to obtain a permit for applications for new or amended municipal solid waste permits. The TCEQ will mail the notice to landowners, public officials, and other persons, and the applicant will publish the notice, in accordance with Title 30 Texas Administrative Code (30 TAC), Chapter 39, Sections (§§) 39.418 Exit TCEQ, 39.413 Exit TCEQ, and 39.501(c) Exit TCEQ.

Notice of Application and Preliminary Decision (NAPD)

The TCEQ will prepare and issue a notice of application and preliminary decision for permit applications that have been declared technically complete and filed with the TCEQ Office of the Chief Clerk. The TCEQ will mail the notice to landowners, public officials, and other persons, and the applicant will publish the notice, in accordance with 30 TAC §§39.419 Exit TCEQ, 39.413 Exit TCEQ, and 39.501(d) Exit TCEQ.

Registrations

Notice of Opportunity to Request a Public Meeting (NOPM)

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

Requirement for Newspaper Notices in an Alternative Language

Municipal solid waste permit and permit amendment applications and registration applications filed on or after November 30, 2005, are subject to 30 TAC §39.405(h) Exit TCEQ, which requires that newspaper notices required by §39.418 Exit TCEQ or §39.419 Exit TCEQ be published in an alternative language, in addition to English, under certain conditions.

A separate Public Notice Verification Form must also be completed and submitted to the TCEQ Office of the Chief Clerk along with an affidavit of publication and other documents for each public notice.

Contested Case Hearings

If an application is referred to the State Office of Administrative Hearings for a contested case hearing under 30 TAC Chapter 80 Exit TCEQ, a notice of the hearing will be prepared and issued by the TCEQ. The applicant must publish this notice accordance with 30 TAC §39.501(f) Exit TCEQ.

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