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Texas Department of Agriculture

Request for Applications

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) is accepting applications for the Establishing the 3E's Grant Program (E3E) from organizations that are in good standing with the Texas Comptroller's Office and TDA to incorporate nutrition education into their programs for children.

TDA is authorized by §12.0027 of the Texas Agriculture Code to administer the 3E's Grant Program (3E's) to promote better health and nutrition programs and prevent obesity among children in this state. The objective of the program is to increase awareness of the importance of good nutrition, especially for children, and to encourage children's health and well-being through education, exercise and eating right. TDA's 3E's Grant Program consists of two program categories:

1. Establishing the 3E's Grant Program (E3E) -- a program that incentivizes nutrition education programs in any childcare institution or community organization; and

2. Expanding the 3E's Grant Program (X3E) -- a program that rewards nutrition education programs in public schools only.

This RFA is for the E3E grant program only.

Eligibility

To be eligible for E3E funds, an applying organization must be in good standing with TDA and must:

1. Be an organization that:

a. participates in early childhood education, including:

i. the CACFP as administered by TDA;

ii. a Head Start Program, as defined in 42 USC 9801 et seq., and 45 CFR Parts 1301-1311; or

iii. another early childhood education program; and

b. certifies that it will use awarded funds to provide nutrition education to children between the ages of three and five years old; or

2. Be a community or faith-based initiative that:

a. provides recreational, social, volunteer, leadership, mentoring, or developmental programs; and

b. certifies that it will use awarded funds to provide nutrition education to children younger than 19 years of age.

No prior E3E grantee can apply. If an organization has received E3E funds in the past, it is ineligible to apply for future rounds.

Funding Parameters

Selected projects will receive funding on a cost reimbursement basis. Funds will not be advanced to grantees. Selected applicants must have the financial capacity to pay all costs up-front.

Awards are subject to the availability of funds. If no funds are appropriated or collected for this program, applicants will be informed accordingly.

Applicants may seek up to $7,500 per site for expenses related to implementation of the nutrition education program proposed in the application. CACFP Sponsor Organizations that have more than one site or location should submit a single, combined application. The maximum award to any selected grantee shall not exceed $7,500 per location or $25,000, whichever is less. Other restrictions or funding limitations may also be considered during the award process.

Application Requirements and Deadline

Application and information can be downloaded from TDA's website at: www.texasagriculture.gov under the Grants & Services Tab.

One complete application packet, including the project narrative and signed application, must be received by TDA before close of business (5:00 p.m. CST) on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure the timely delivery of all required materials.

For questions regarding submission of the proposal and/or TDA requirements, please contact TDA's Grants Office, at (512) 463-4406, or by email at Grants@TexasAgriculture.gov.

Texas Public Information Act. Once submitted, all applications shall be deemed to be the property of the TDA and are subject to the Texas Public Information Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 552.

TRD-201701362

Jessica Escobar

Assistant General Counsel

Texas Department of Agriculture

Filed: March 31, 2017


Request for Qualifications Application for 2018 Colonia Fund-Construction Grant Administrators

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) is accepting Requests for Qualifications (RFQ 2017-18 TxCDBG-CFC) to develop a list of grant administrators (Administrators) from which local governments may review and select as part of the procurement process to prepare a 2017-2018 Colonia Fund-Construction (CFC) grant application, and subsequent administration services if a grant is awarded.

The RFQ preapproval process is Phase One of a two-phase process for selection of a grant administrator. Local governments that may apply for CFC funding will be provided with applications submitted to TDA by potential Administrators through this RFQ process. TDA does not guarantee the services or quality of a potential Administrator, nor does an application include an evaluation of the quality of services offered by TDA.

Phase Two is the final grant administrator selection process. Participation in the Phase Two streamlined request for proposals (RFP) process will be limited to only those administrators that have submitted a complete application in response to this RFQ and that have been provided by TDA. Any resulting contracts for grant administrative services between a local government and a grant administrator may not exceed a total of $50,000. Actual budgets and tasks may be negotiated after the grant administrator has been selected by a participating local government.

To obtain a copy of the RFQ packet and application form and for more information, visit the TDA website at:

http://texasagriculture.gov/GrantsServices/RuralEconomicDevelopment/RuralCommunityDevelopmentBlockGrant(CDBG)/CDBGAnnouncements.aspx.

For additional information, contact: Dinita Caldwell, CTPM, Director of HUB, Purchasing

cdbgapps@texasagriculture.gov.

Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. CT, May 1, 2017. No applications received after the deadline will be considered.

TRD-201701400

Jessica Escobar

Assistant General Counsel

Texas Department of Agriculture

Filed: April 5, 2017


Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner

Notice of Rate Ceilings

The Consumer Credit Commissioner of Texas has ascertained the following rate ceilings by use of the formulas and methods described in §§303.003, 303.005 and 303.009, Texas Finance Code.

The weekly ceiling as prescribed by §303.003 and §303.009 for the period of 04/10/17 - 04/16/17 is 18% for Consumer1/Agricultural/Commercial2 credit through $250,000.

The weekly ceiling as prescribed by §303.003 and §303.009 for the period of 04/10/17 - 04/16/17 is 18% for Commercial over $250,000.

The monthly ceiling as prescribed by §303.005 and §303.0093 for the period of 04/01/17 - 04/30/17 is 18% or Consumer/Agricultural/Commercial credit through $250,000.

The monthly ceiling as prescribed by §303.005 and §303.009 for the period of 04/01/17 - 04/30/17 is 18% for Commercial over $250,000.

1 Credit for personal, family or household use.

2 Credit for business, commercial, investment or other similar purpose.

3 For variable rate commercial transactions only.

TRD-201701378

Leslie Pettijohn

Commissioner

Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner

Filed: April 4, 2017


Deep East Texas Council of Governments

FY18 Vendor Enrollment Nutrition and Support Services

Overview

The Deep East Texas Council of Governments -- Area Agency on Aging is seeking to develop a pool of qualified vendors and/or contractors that are capable of providing nutrition and support services for eligible older persons (including their dependents that live with them) in the Deep East Texas Region. Organizations eligible to apply include private non-profit, private for-profit, and local city-county governmental entities, which have the capacity to meet the requirements of service delivery under DPS procedures and/or annualized contracts. The required Vendor Enrollment Documents may be obtained at www.detcog.org.

Obtaining Vendor Enrollment Documents

The full Enrollment Package can be obtained at http://www.detcog.org or by contacting:

Holly Anderson, Director

Area Agency on Aging of Deep East Texas

210 Premier Drive

Jasper, Texas 75951

Phone (409) 381-5258

Fax (409) 384-6177

E-mail: handerson@detcog.org

Submission is due to DETCOG no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 10, 2017.

TRD-201701360

Holly Anderson

Director of Area Agency on Aging

Deep East Texas Council of Governments

Filed: March 30, 2017


Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Agreed Orders

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ, agency, or commission) staff is providing an opportunity for written public comment on the listed Agreed Orders (AOs) in accordance with Texas Water Code (TWC), §7.075. TWC, §7.075 requires that before the commission may approve the AOs, the commission shall allow the public an opportunity to submit written comments on the proposed AOs. TWC, §7.075 requires that notice of the proposed orders and the opportunity to comment must be published in the Texas Register no later than the 30th day before the date on which the public comment period closes, which in this case is May 15, 2017. TWC, §7.075 also requires that the commission promptly consider any written comments received and that the commission may withdraw or withhold approval of an AO if a comment discloses facts or considerations that indicate that consent is inappropriate, improper, inadequate, or inconsistent with the requirements of the statutes and rules within the commission's jurisdiction or the commission's orders and permits issued in accordance with the commission's regulatory authority. Additional notice of changes to a proposed AO is not required to be published if those changes are made in response to written comments.

A copy of each proposed AO is available for public inspection at both the commission's central office, located at 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building C, 1st Floor, Austin, Texas 78753, (512) 239-2545 and at the applicable regional office listed as follows. Written comments about an AO should be sent to the enforcement coordinator designated for each AO at the commission's central office at P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087 and must be received by 5:00 p.m. on May 15, 2017. Written comments may also be sent by facsimile machine to the enforcement coordinator at (512) 239-2550. The commission's enforcement coordinators are available to discuss the AOs and/or the comment procedure at the listed phone numbers; however, TWC, §7.075 provides that comments on the AOs shall be submitted to the commission in writing.

(1) COMPANY: Blanchard Refining Company LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1250-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102535077; LOCATION: Texas City, Galveston County; TYPE OF FACILITY: petroleum refinery; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §§101.20(3), 116.715(a), and 122.143(4), Federal Operating Permit Number O1541, Special Terms and Conditions Number 23, Flexible Permit Numbers 47256 and PSDTX402M3, Special Conditions Number 1, and Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.085(b), by failing to prevent unauthorized emissions; PENALTY: $7,500; Supplemental Environmental Project offset amount of $3,000; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Raime Hayes-Falero, (713) 767-3567; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(2) COMPANY: CHAUDHRY ENTERPRISES INCORPORATED dba Bearcat Grocery; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-2067-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102839727; LOCATION: Beckville, Panola County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.74, by failing to investigate a suspected release of regulated substance within 30 days of discovery; and 30 TAC §334.72, by failing to report a suspected release to the TCEQ within 24 hours of discovery; PENALTY: $6,100; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Benjamin Sakmar, (512) 239-1704; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2916 Teague Drive, Tyler, Texas 75701-3734, (903) 535-5100.

(3) COMPANY: City of Blanco; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1760-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101389047; LOCATION: Blanco, Blanco County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water system; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.115(f)(1) and §290.122(b)(3)(A) and (f) and Texas Health and Safety Code, §341.0315(c), by failing to comply with the maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 0.080 milligrams per liter for total trihalomethanes (TTHM), based on the locational running annual average, and failing to provide public notification and submit a copy of the public notification to the executive director regarding the failure to comply with the MCL for TTHM; PENALTY: $175; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Carol McGrath, (210) 403-4063; REGIONAL OFFICE: 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building A, Austin, Texas 78753, (512) 339-2929.

(4) COMPANY: City of Breckenridge; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0098-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101386936; LOCATION: Breckenridge, Stephens County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.46(q)(1) and (2), by failing to issue a boil water notification to customers of the facility within 24 hours of water outage using the prescribed notification format as specified in 30 TAC §290.47(c); PENALTY: $306; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Yuliya Dunaway, (210) 403-4077; REGIONAL OFFICE: 1977 Industrial Boulevard, Abilene, Texas 79602-7833, (325) 698-9674.

(5) COMPANY: City of Burleson; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-2043-WQ-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101387264; LOCATION: Burleson, Johnson County; TYPE OF FACILITY: wastewater collection system; RULE VIOLATED: TWC, §26.121(a)(1), by failing to prevent the unauthorized discharge of wastewater into or adjacent to any water in the state; PENALTY: $7,500; Supplemental Environmental Project offset amount of $7,500; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Larry Butler, (512) 239-2543; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(6) COMPANY: City of Coleman; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0163-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102424645; LOCATION: Coleman, Coleman County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.115(f)(1) and Texas Health and Safety Code, §341.0315(c), by failing to comply with the maximum contaminant level of 0.080 milligrams per liter for total trihalomethanes, based on the locational running annual average; PENALTY: $630; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Ross Luedtke, (512) 239-3157; REGIONAL OFFICE: 1977 Industrial Boulevard, Abilene, Texas 79602-7833, (325) 698-9674.

(7) COMPANY: City of Marlin; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1306-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102886892; LOCATION: Marlin, Falls County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water system; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.46(d)(2)(B) and §290.110(b)(4) and Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC), §341.0315(c), by failing to operate the disinfection equipment to maintain a minimum disinfectant residual of 0.5 milligrams per liter total chlorine throughout the distribution system at all times; 30 TAC §290.111(f)(2)(D)(iii), by failing to conduct direct integrity tests on each membrane unit at least once every seven days; 30 TAC §290.111(f)(2)(D)(vi), by failing to remove from service any membrane unit that fails a direct integrity test; 30 TAC §290.111(f)(2)(C), by failing to continuously monitor the quality of the water produced by each membrane unit and record the monitoring results at least once every five minutes; 30 TAC §290.111(f)(3)(D)(ii), by failing to conduct grab sampling every four hours in the event the facility's continuous turbidity monitoring equipment malfunctions, but not for more than 14 working days; 30 TAC §290.39(l)(5), by failing to comply with the site-specific requirements for water systems granted an exception; 30 TAC §290.46(m)(6), by failing to maintain all pumps, motors, valves, and other mechanical devices in good working condition; 30 TAC §290.45(b)(2)(F) and THSC, §341.0315(c), by failing to provide a service pump capacity that provides each pump station or pressure plane with two or more pumps; 30 TAC §290.46(n)(1), by failing to maintain accurate and up-to-date detailed as-built plans or record drawings and specifications for the treatment plant; 30 TAC §290.46(s)(2)(B)(iii), by failing to calibrate the two on-line turbidimeters with primary standards at least once every 90 days; 30 TAC §290.46(s)(2)(B)(iv), by failing to check the calibration of the two on-line turbidimeters at least once each week with a primary standard, a secondary standard, or the manufacturer's proprietary calibration confirmation device or by comparing the results from the on-line unit with the results from a properly calibrated benchtop unit; 30 TAC §290.46(s)(2)(F), by failing to verify the performance of direct integrity testing equipment in a manner and schedule approved by the executive director (ED); and 30 TAC §290.46(s)(2)(F), by failing to verify the performance of direct integrity testing equipment in a manner and schedule approved by the ED; PENALTY: $15,510; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Michaelle Garza, (210) 403-4076; REGIONAL OFFICE: 6801 Sanger Avenue, Suite 2500, Waco, Texas 76710-7826, (254) 751-0335.

(8) COMPANY: City of Paducah; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1116-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101385029; LOCATION: Paducah, Cottle County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water system; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.39(l)(4) and (5) and TCEQ Agreed Order Docket Number 2014-0027-PWS-E, Ordering Provision Number 2.c.ii, by failing to meet the conditions of an issued exception; 30 TAC §290.43(c)(8) and TCEQ Agreed Order Docket Number 2014-0027-PWS-E, Ordering Provision Number 2.e.i, by failing to ensure that all clearwells, ground storage tanks, standpipes, and elevated storage tanks are painted, disinfected, and maintained in strict accordance with current American Water Works Association standards; 30 TAC §290.41(c)(1)(F) and TCEQ Agreed Order Docket Number 2014-0027-PWS-E, Ordering Provision Number 2.c.iii, by failing to obtain sanitary control easements that cover the land within 150 feet of the facility's 12 wells; 30 TAC §290.43(e), by failing to ensure that potable water storage tanks and pressure maintenance facilities are installed in a lockable building that is designed to prevent intruder access or enclosed by an intruder-resistant fence with lockable gates; 30 TAC §290.121(a) and (b), by failing to develop and maintain an up-to-date chemical and microbiological monitoring plan that identifies all sampling locations, describes the sampling frequency, and specifies the analytical procedures and laboratories that the facility will use to comply with the monitoring requirements; 30 TAC §290.42(l), by failing to compile and maintain a thorough and up-to-date plant operations manual of sufficient detail to provide the operator with routine maintenance and repair procedures, with protocols to be utilized in the event of a natural or man-made catastrophe, as well as provide telephone numbers of water system personnel, system officials, and local/state/federal agencies to be contacted in the event of an emergency; 30 TAC §290.42(e)(4)(C), by failing to provide adequate ventilation which includes high level and floor level screened vents for all enclosures in which chlorine gas is being stored or fed; 30 TAC §290.42(e)(4)(A), by failing to provide a full-face self-contained breathing apparatus or supplied air respirator that meets Occupation Safety and Health Administration standards and is readily accessible outside the chlorinator room and immediately available to the operator in the event of an emergency; 30 TAC §290.41(c)(3)(O), by failing to protect all completed well units by intruder-resistant fences, the gates of which are provided with locks or enclose all completed well units in locked, ventilated well houses to exclude possible contamination or damage to the facilities by trespassers; and 30 TAC §290.41(c)(1)(D), by failing to ensure that livestock in pastures are not allowed within 50 feet of water supply wells; PENALTY: $4,202; Supplemental Environmental Project offset amount of $4,202; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Michaelle Garza, (210) 403-4076; REGIONAL OFFICE: 1977 Industrial Boulevard, Abilene, Texas 79602-7833, (325) 698-9674.

(9) COMPANY: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1857-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100542711; LOCATION: Orange, Orange County; TYPE OF FACILITY: petrochemical plant; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §116.115(c) and §122.143(4), Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.085(b), Federal Operating Permit Number O2074, Special Terms and Conditions Number 15, and New Source Review Permit Number 914, Special Conditions Number 1, by failing to prevent unauthorized emissions; PENALTY: $7,500; Supplemental Environmental Project offset amount of $3,000; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Rajesh Acharya, (512) 239-0577; REGIONAL OFFICE: 3870 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77703-1892, (409) 898-3838.

(10) COMPANY: Enbridge Pipelines (Texas Gathering) L.P.; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-2101-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN104778154; LOCATION: Allison, Wheeler County; TYPE OF FACILITY: natural gas and condensate production plant; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §122.143(4) and §122.146(2), Federal Operating Permit Number O2895/Oil and Gas General Operating Permit Number 514, Site-wide Requirements Number (b)(3), and Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.085(b), by failing to submit a Permit Compliance Certification no later than 30 days after the end of the certification period; PENALTY: $2,813; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Shelby Orme, (512) 239-4575; REGIONAL OFFICE: 3918 Canyon Drive, Amarillo, Texas 79109-4933, (806) 353-9251.

(11) COMPANY: George Baray and Loretta Baray; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-2077-MLM-E; IDENTIFIER: RN109229716; LOCATION: El Paso, El Paso County; TYPE OF FACILITY: vacant lot; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §324.15 and 40 Code of Federal Regulations §279.22(d), by failing to perform cleanup actions upon detection of a release of used oil; and 30 TAC §330.15(c), by failing to cause, suffer, allow, or permit the unauthorize disposal of municipal solid waste; PENALTY: $1,574; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Jonathan Nguyen, (512) 239-1661; REGIONAL OFFICE: 401 East Franklin Avenue, Suite 560, El Paso, Texas 79901-1212, (915) 834-4949.

(12) COMPANY: H and S BUSINESS LLC dba 7 STORE; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-2032-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN105518591; LOCATION: Gordonville, Grayson County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.50(b)(2) and TWC, §26.3475(a), by failing to provide release detection for the pressurized piping associated with the underground storage tank system; PENALTY: $2,567; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Claudia Corrales, (432) 620-6138; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(13) COMPANY: HSS Investments, Incorporated dba Lamar Food and Fuel; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0016-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102037652; LOCATION: Arlington, Tarrant County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.50(b)(2) and TWC, §26.3475(a), by failing to provide release detection for the pressurized piping associated with the underground storage tank system; and 30 TAC §115.225 and Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.085(b), by failing to comply with annual Stage I vapor recovery testing requirements; PENALTY: $7,313; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Stephanie McCurley, 512-239-2607; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(14) COMPANY: KNOX OIL OF TEXAS, INCORPORATED dba Knox Super Stop; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-2096-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102254745; LOCATION: Forney, Kaufman County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §115.221 and Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.085(b), by failing to control displaced vapors by a vapor control or a vapor balance system during the transfer of gasoline from a tank-truck tank into the underground storage tanks (USTs) at the station; 30 TAC §334.51(a)(6) and TWC, §26.3475(c)(2), by failing to ensure that all installed spill containment devices are maintained in good operating condition; and 30 TAC §334.48(a) and (b), by failing to ensure that the UST system is operated, maintained, and managed in accordance with accepted industry practices; PENALTY: $9,751; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Benjamin Sakmar, (512) 239-1704; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(15) COMPANY: Lufkin Travel Plaza LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-2000-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN103730917; LOCATION: Lufkin, Angelina County; TYPE OF FACILITY: inactive underground storage tank (UST); RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.55(a), by failing to remove a petroleum UST in accordance with accepted industry practices or codes; PENALTY: $11,250; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: John Fennell, (512) 239-2616; REGIONAL OFFICE: 3870 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77703-1830, (409) 898-3838.

(16) COMPANY: Lyondell Chemical Company; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0027-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100633650; LOCATION: Channelview, Harris County; TYPE OF FACILITY: petrochemical manufacturing plant; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §§101.20(2), 113.120, 115.121(a)(2), 116.115(c), and 122.143(4), Federal Operating Permit Number O1387, Special Terms and Conditions Numbers 1.A and 25, New Source Review Permit Number 2993, Special Conditions Number 21, 40 Code of Federal Regulations §63.113(a)(2), and Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.085(b), by failing to comply with the maximum volatile organic compounds emissions concentration limit; PENALTY: $3,600; Supplemental Environmental Project offset amount of $1,440; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Raime Hayes-Falero, (713) 767-3567; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(17) COMPANY: MILLER GROVE WATER SUPPLY CORPORATION; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-2048-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101456978; LOCATION: Cumby, Hopkins County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.46(q)(1) and (2), by failing to issue a boil water notification to the customers of the facility within 24 hours of a low pressure event or water outage using the prescribed format in 30 TAC §290.47(e); PENALTY: $180; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Katy Montgomery, (210) 403-4016; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2916 Teague Drive, Tyler, Texas 75701-3734, (903) 535-5100.

(18) COMPANY: Monarch Utilities I L.P.; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-2005-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101376085; LOCATION: Caney City, Henderson County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.46(j), by failing to complete a customer service inspection certificate prior to providing continuous service to new construction or any existing service when the water purveyor has reason to believe that cross connections or other potential contamination hazards exist; and 30 TAC §290.44(c), by failing to provide the minimum waterline sizes for domestic flows; PENALTY: $1,524; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Yuliya Dunaway, (210) 403-4077; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2916 Teague Drive, Tyler, Texas 75701-3734, (903) 535-5100.

(19) COMPANY: Nalco Company LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1599-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101618882; LOCATION: Fresno, Fort Bend County; TYPE OF FACILITY: chemical manufacturing plant; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §122.165(a)(8) and Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC), §382.085(b), by failing to include a signed certification of accuracy and completeness with the annual compliance certification; and 30 TAC §116.115(c) and §122.143(4), THSC, §382.085(b), New Source Review Permit Number 4005, Special Conditions Number 15, and Federal Operating Permit Number O3536, Special Terms and Conditions Number 10, by failing to maintain the Thermal Oxidizer, Emissions Point Number TO-1, above the minimum temperature requirement of 1,400 degrees Fahrenheit; PENALTY: $21,750; Supplemental Environmental Project offset amount of $8,700; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Carol McGrath, (210) 403-4063; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(20) COMPANY: PICCIRILLO, LIMITED; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-2120-MSW-E; IDENTIFIER: RN109448779; LOCATION: Donna, Hidalgo County; TYPE OF FACILITY: unauthorized municipal solid waste (MSW) site; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §330.15(a), by failing to cause, suffer, allow, or permit the unauthorized disposal of MSW; PENALTY: $1,250; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Stephanie McCurley, 512-239-2607; REGIONAL OFFICE: 1804 West Jefferson Avenue, Harlingen, Texas 78550-5247, (956) 425-6010.

(21) COMPANY: PORT ALTO HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION DISTRICT #1, INCORPORATED; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0199-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101212132; LOCATION: Port Lavaca, Calhoun County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.115(f)(1) and Texas Health and Safety Code, §341.0315(c), by failing to comply with the maximum contaminant level of 0.080 milligrams per liter for total trihalomethanes, based on the locational running annual average; and 30 TAC §290.117(i)(6) and (j), by failing to timely provide a consumer notification of lead tap water monitoring results to persons served at the sites that were tested, and failing to mail a copy of the consumer notification of tap results to the executive director along with certification that the consumer notification has been distributed for the January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016, monitoring period; PENALTY: $260; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Katy Montgomery, (210) 403-4016; REGIONAL OFFICE: 6300 Ocean Drive, Suite 1200, Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5839, (361) 825-3100.

(22) COMPANY: SAHI Brothers, Incorporated; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-2080-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101436350; LOCATION: Round Rock, Williamson County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.50(b)(2) and TWC, §26.3475(a), by failing to provide release detection for the pressurized piping associated with the underground storage tank system; PENALTY: $2,567; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: John Paul Fennell, (512) 239-2616; REGIONAL OFFICE: 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building A, Austin, Texas 78753, (512) 339-2929.

(23) COMPANY: Shell Oil Company; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-2107-IWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100211879; LOCATION: Deer Park, Harris County; TYPE OF FACILITY: petrochemical manufacturing complex; RULES VIOLATED: TWC, §26.121(a)(1), 30 TAC §305.125(1), and Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Number WQ0000402000, Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements Number 1, Outfall 101, by failing to comply with permitted effluent limitations; PENALTY: $87,500; Supplemental Environmental Project offset amount of $43,750; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Larry Butler, (512) 239-2543; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(24) COMPANY: Targa Pipeline Mid-Continent WestTex LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-0645-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100213701; LOCATION: Big Lake, Reagan County; TYPE OF FACILITY: natural gas compressor station; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §116.615(2), Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC), §382.085(b), and Standard Permit Registration Number 124812, by failing to comply with the representations in the standard permit registration; 30 TAC §122.143(4), THSC, §382.085(b), and Federal Operating Permit (FOP) Number 440/General Operating Permit (GOP) Number 514 Site-wide requirements (b)(9)(B)(iv)(a), by failing to perform quarterly visible emissions observations; and 30 TAC §122.143(4) and §122.145(2)(A), THSC, §382.085(b), and FOP Number O440/GOP Number 514 Site-wide requirements (b)(2), by failing to report all instances of deviations; PENALTY: $23,503; Supplemental Environmental Project offset amount of $9,401; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: David Carney, (512) 239-2583; REGIONAL OFFICE: 622 South Oakes, Suite K, San Angelo, Texas 76903-7035, (325) 655-9479.

(25) COMPANY: William W. Burgin dba Silver Hills MH and RV Park and Marilyn R. Burgin dba Silver Hills MH and RV Park; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0099-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101254589; LOCATION: Kerrville, Kerr County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.117(c)(2)(B) and (C), (h), and (i)(1) and §290.122(c)(2)(A) and (f), by failing to collect lead and copper tap samples at the required five sample sites, have the samples analyzed, and report the results to the executive director (ED), and failing to provide public notification and submit a copy of the public notification to the ED regarding the failure to collect lead and copper tap samples; PENALTY: $1,752; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Steven Hall, (512) 239-2569; REGIONAL OFFICE: 14250 Judson Road, San Antonio, Texas 78233-4480, (210) 490-3096.

TRD-201701377

Kathleen C. Decker

Director, Litigation Division

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: April 4, 2017


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 145443

APPLICATION. Redi-Mix LLC, 331 North Main Street, Euless, Texas 76039-3636 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 145443 to authorize the operation of a concrete batch plant. The facility is proposed to be located at 4433 Terry O' Lane, Austin, Travis County, Texas 78745. 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=30.21347&lng=-97.75928&zoom=13&type=r. This application was submitted to the TCEQ on February 16, 2017. 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 March 13, 2017.

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:

Monday, May 15, 2017, at 6:00 p.m.

Omni Austin Hotel Southpark Room Omni B

4140 Governor's Row

Austin, Texas 78744

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 Austin Regional Office, located at 12100 Park 35 Circle Bldg A, Room 179, Austin, Texas 78753-1808, during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 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 (800) 687-4040. Si desea información en español, puede llamar al (800) 687-4040.

Further information may also be obtained from Redi-Mix, LLC, 331 North Main Street, Euless, Texas 76039-3636, or by calling Mr. Patrick Garrett, Environmental Manager at (214) 608-5342.

Notice Issuance Date: March 27, 2017

TRD-201701387

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: April 5, 2017


Notice of Hearing

Lincoln Manufacturing, Inc.

SOAH Docket No. 582-17-3322

TCEQ Docket No. 2017-0085-AIR

Proposed Permit No. 126919

APPLICATION.

Lincoln Manufacturing, Inc., has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for issuance of Proposed Air Quality Permit Number 126919, which would authorize the surface coating/pipe fabrication facility located at 31209 FM 2978 Road, Magnolia, Montgomery County, Texas 77354. This application was submitted to the TCEQ on December 12, 2014. The proposed facility will emit the following contaminants: organic compounds, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, 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 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 are available for viewing and copying at the TCEQ central office, the TCEQ Houston Regional Office, and the George & Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library, 8125 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands, Montgomery County, Texas. The facility's compliance file, if any exists, is available for public review at the TCEQ Houston Regional Office, 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas.

CONTESTED CASE HEARING.

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

10:00 a.m. - May 15, 2017

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 March 9, 2017. 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 Texas Administrative Code (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 (800) 687-4040. Si desea información en español, puede llamar al (800) 687-4040. General information regarding the TCEQ may be obtained electronically at http://www.tceq.texas.gov.

In accordance with 1 Texas Admin. Code §155.401(a), Notice of Hearing, "Parties that are not represented by an attorney may obtain information regarding contested case hearings on the public website of the State Office of Administrative Hearings at www.soah.texas.gov, or in printed format upon request to SOAH."

INFORMATION.

If you need more information about the hearing process for this application, please call the Public Education Program, toll free, at (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 Lincoln Manufacturing, Inc., at the address stated above or by calling Mr. Rene Oubre, HSE Director at (281) 252-9494.

Issued: March 31, 2017

TRD-201701386

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: April 5, 2017


Notice of Receipt of Application and Intent to Obtain a Municipal Solid Waste Permit Major Amendment Proposed Permit No. 1590B

APPLICATION. City of Denton, 1527 S. Mayhill Road, Denton, Denton County, Texas 76208, owner/operator of a Type I Municipal Solid Waste Disposal Facility, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for a major permit amendment authorizing the vertical and lateral expansion to the existing permitted facility. The amendment seeks additional authorization to add landfill mining, industrial non-hazardous waste processing and disposal, along with liquid waste solidification processing and alternative cover systems. The City of Denton ECO-W.E.R.C.S. Complex is located at the address noted above. The TCEQ received this application on February 10, 2017. The permit application is available for viewing and copying at the City of Denton, City Hall, 215 E. McKinney Street, Denton, Denton County, Texas 76201, and may be viewed online at http://www.team-psc.com/engineering-sector/solid- waste/tceq-permits/. The following webpage which provides 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: https://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/hb610/index.html?lat=33.188333&lng=-97.075&zoom=13&type=r. For exact location, refer to application.

ADDITIONAL NOTICE. TCEQ's Executive Director has determined the application is administratively complete and will conduct a technical review of the application. After technical review of the application is complete, the Executive Director may prepare a draft permit and will issue a preliminary decision on the application. Notice of the Application and Preliminary Decision will be published and mailed to those who are on the county-wide mailing list and to those who are on the mailing list for this application. That notice will contain the deadline for submitting public comments.

PUBLIC COMMENT/PUBLIC MEETING. You may submit public comments or request a public meeting on this application. The purpose of a public meeting is to provide the opportunity to submit comments or to ask questions about the application. TCEQ will hold a public meeting if the Executive Director determines that there is a significant degree of public interest in the application or if requested by a local legislator. A public meeting is not a contested case hearing.

OPPORTUNITY FOR A CONTESTED CASE HEARING. After the deadline for submitting 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, and the Executive Director's decision on the application, 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 will also provide instructions for requesting reconsideration of the Executive Director's decision and for requesting a contested case hearing. A person who may be affected by the facility is entitled to request a contested case hearing from the commission. A contested case hearing is a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in state district court.

TO REQUEST A CONTESTED CASE HEARING, YOU MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS IN YOUR REQUEST: your name, address, phone number; applicant's name and 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; a list of all disputed issues of fact that you submit during the comment period, 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 by name and physical address an individual member of the group who would be adversely affected by the 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 may only grant a request for a contested case hearing on issues the requestor submitted in their timely comments that were not subsequently withdrawn.

If a hearing is granted, the subject of a hearing will be limited to disputed issues of fact or mixed questions of fact and law that are relevant and material to the Commission's decision on the application submitted during the comment period.

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 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. 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. All 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 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.

For more information about this permit application or the permitting process, please call the TCEQ's Public Education Program, Toll Free, at (800) 687-4040. Si desea información en español, puede llamar al (800) 687-4040.

Further information may also be obtained from the City at Denton at the address stated above or by calling Mr. Arden Vance Kemler, General Manager Solid Waste & Recycling Services at (940) 349-8044.

TRD-201701385

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: April 5, 2017


Notice of Water Rights Application

Notices issued March 30, 2017, through April 3, 2017

APPLICATION NO. 5430A; Valero Refining-Texas, LP, 9701 Manchester St., Houston, TX 77012, Applicant, seeks to amend Water Use Permit No. 5430 to add a diversion point on Buffalo Bayou (Houston Ship Channel) and a point on Sims Bayou, San Jacinto River Basin in Harris County. The application and partial fees were received on September 11, 2014. Additional information and fees were received on May 26, and October 2, 2015. The application was declared administratively complete and filed with the Office of the Chief Clerk on October 20, 2015. The Executive Director has completed the technical review of the application and prepared a draft amendment. The draft amendment, if granted, would include special conditions, including but not limited to the installation of screens on any new diversion structures. The application, technical memoranda, and Executive Director’s draft amendment are available for viewing and copying at the Office of the Chief Clerk, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Bldg. F., Austin, TX 78753. Written public comments and requests for a public meeting should be submitted to the Office of the Chief Clerk, at the address provided below by May 1, 2017.

APPLICATION NO. 14-1783D; John and Katherine Kniffen Revocable Living Trust, 3170 East FM 2092, Menard, Texas 76859, Applicant, seeks to amend a portion of Certificate of Adjudication No. 14-1783 to change the diversion point to a point located on the San Saba River, tributary of the Colorado River, Colorado River Basin, in Menard County and establish a place of use in Menard County. The application and fees were received on August 26, 2015. Additional information and fees were received on August 28, September 14, 2015, March 9, and May 30, 2016. The application was declared administratively complete and filed with the Office of the Chief Clerk on August 25, 2016. The Executive Director has completed the technical review of the application and prepared a draft amendment. The draft amendment, if granted, would include special conditions including, but not limited to, streamflow restrictions. The application, technical memoranda, and Executive Director’s draft amendment are available for viewing and copying at the Office of the Chief Clerk, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Bldg. F., Austin, TX 78753. Written public comments and requests for a public meeting should be submitted to the Office of the Chief Clerk, at the address provided below by May 3, 2017.

To view the complete issued notice, view the notice on our web site at www.tceq.state.tx.us/comm_exec/cc/pub_notice.html or call the Office of the Chief Clerk at (512) 239-3300 to obtain a copy of the complete notice. When searching the web site, type in the issued date range shown at the top of this document to obtain search results.

A public meeting is intended for the taking of public comment, and is not a contested case hearing.

The Executive Director can consider approval of an application unless a written request for a contested case hearing is filed. To request a contested case hearing, you must submit 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; and (4) a brief and specific description of how you would be affected by the application in a way not common to the general public. You may also submit any proposed conditions to the requested application which would satisfy your concerns. Requests for a contested case hearing must be submitted in writing to the TCEQ Office of the Chief Clerk at the address provided below.

If a hearing request is filed, the Executive Director will not issue the requested permit and may forward the application and hearing request to the TCEQ Commissioners for their consideration at a scheduled Commission meeting.

Written hearing requests, public comments or requests for a public meeting should be submitted to the Office of the Chief Clerk, MC 105, TCEQ, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, TX 78711 3087. For information concerning the hearing process, please contact the Public Interest Counsel, MC 103, at the same address. For additional information, individual members of the general public may contact the Public Education Program at (800) 687-4040. General information regarding the TCEQ can be found at our web site at www.tceq.texas.gov. Si desea información en Español, puede llamar al (800) 687-4040.

TRD-201701388

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: April 5, 2017


Notice of Withdrawn Application and Public Meeting Cancellation

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) submitted a Combined Notice of Public Meeting and Notice of Application and Preliminary Decision for Municipal Solid Waste Compost Permit Proposed Permit No. 2388 for publication in the March 31, 2017, issue of the Texas Register (42 TexReg 1808). However, the application was withdrawn by request of the applicant on March 29, 2017. Therefore, the public meeting scheduled for April 17, 2017, is cancelled.

Members of the public with questions regarding this application or public meeting may seek further information by calling the TCEQ Public Education Program toll free at (800) 687-4040.

TRD-201701389

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: April 5, 2017


Texas Ethics Commission

List of Late Filers

Below is a list from the Texas Ethics Commission naming the filers who failed to pay the penalty fine for failure to file the report, or filing a late report, in reference to the specified filing deadline. If you have any questions, you may contact Michelle Gonzales at (512) 463-5800.

Deadline: Semiannual Report due January 17, 2017, for Candidates and Officeholders

Andy M. Chatham, 9804 Spirehaven Ln., Dallas, Texas 75238-3464

Gena N. Slaughter, 111 W. Spring Valley Rd., Ste. 250, Richardson, Texas 75081

Gabriel D. Farias, 12119 Jimmer Cove, San Antonio, Texas 78221

Joy Dawson-Thomas, 12941 N. Fwy., Ste. 602, Houston, Texas 77060

LaTronda T. Darnell, 5300 Heath Rd., San Antonio, Texas 78250

Deadline: Unexpended Contributions Report due January 17, 2017, for Candidates and Officeholders

Marisela Saldana, 1 Doulton Gin, San Antonio, Texas 78257-1259

Deadline: Monthly Report due January 5, 2017, for Committees

Keith A. Houser, Citizens For Property Rights, P.O. Box 93476, Southlake, Texas 76092-0114

Adam Pacheco, Associated General Contractors of El Paso PAC, 810 E. Yandell Dr., El Paso, Texas 79902-5332

Deadline: Semiannual Report due January 17, 2017, for Committees

Cynthia Flint, Turn TX Green, P.O. Box 4, Austin, Texas 78767

Lydia B. Garza, American Protection Specialists - PAC, 203 S. 10th Ave., Edinburg, Texas 78539

Gary Henson, Tea Party Conservative Values PAC, P.O. Box 307, Conroe, Texas 77305

Larry Inman, YES! Our Kids. Our Future, 138 Windham Cir., Coppell, Texas 75019

Christine A. Jager, Citizens for Judicial Reform, 330 Rayford Rd. #164, Spring, Texas 77386

Houston Ray McClenny, Inclusive Austin, 310 Woodbine, Austin, Texas 78745

Renae Medlock, Progressive Women Voices, 14106 Spring Knoll Lane, Rosharon, Texas 77583

Corey Nation, Poker In Texas, P.O. Box 763, Pflugerville, Texas 78692

Benjamin Peterek, Coastal Conservatives of Texas, P.O. Box 258, Kemah, Texas 77565

Joseph E. Phalen, Republicans For Clean Campaigns, P.O. Box 2801, League City, Texas 77574

Gregory Smith, Liberty PAC, 6105 Westline Dr., Houston, Texas 77036

Wyatt Truscheit, Friends of Charters, 505 Angelita, Ste. 9, Weslaco, Texas 78599

John R. Wennerstrom, Jr., Friends of ACC Bond, 1088 Bethany Ln., Alvin, Texas 77511

Deadline: Lobby Activities Report due January 10, 2017

Katheryn Johnson, 919 Congress Ave., Ste. 1500, Austin, Texas 78701

TRD-201701355

Seana Willing

Executive Director

Texas Ethics Commission

Filed: March 30, 2017


General Land Office

Notice and Opportunity to Comment on Requests for Consistency Agreement/Concurrence Under the Texas Coastal Management Program

On January 10, 1997, the State of Texas received federal approval of the Coastal Management Program (CMP) (62 Federal Register pp. 1439 - 1440). Under federal law, federal agency activities and actions affecting the Texas coastal zone must be consistent with the CMP goals and policies identified in 31 TAC Chapter 501. Requests for federal consistency review were deemed administratively complete for the following project(s) during the period of February 27, 2017 through March 31, 2017. As required by federal law, the public is given an opportunity to comment on the consistency of proposed activities in the coastal zone undertaken or authorized by federal agencies. Pursuant to 31 TAC §§506.25, 506.32, and 506.41, the public comment period extends 30 days from the date published on the Texas General Land Office web site. The notice was published on the web site on Friday, April 7, 2017. The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:

Applicant: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)

Location: Western, Central, and Eastern Planning Areas in the Gulf of Mexico

Project Description: Available for review is the BOEM Western, Central, and Eastern Planning Areas (WPA, CPA, and EPA) Coastal Management Program consistency determination. BOEM proposes to offer for lease in Gulf of Mexico Regionwide Lease Sale 249 most available unleased blocks in the WPA, CPA, and EPA, with the exception of whole and partial blocks deferred by the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006; blocks that are adjacent to or beyond the U.S Exclusive Economic Zone in the area known the northern portion of the Easter Gap; and whole blocks and partial blocks with in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. Qualified bidders would have the opportunity to bid on and lease OCS acreage for the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas. The WPA Sale 249 is tentatively scheduled for August 16, 2017. The final decision on whether to hold the sale and the sale area will be announced in the Final Notice of Sale. Based on environmental analysis and the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, BOEM determined that WPA Sale 249 will be consistent to the maximum extent practicable with the enforceable policies of the Texas Coastal Management Program.

CMP Project No: 17-1160-F4

Further information on the applications listed above, including a copy of the consistency certifications or consistency determinations for inspection, may be obtained from Mr. Jesse Solis, P.O. Box 12873, Austin, Texas 78711-2873, or via email at federal.consistency@glo.texas.gov. Comments should be sent to Mr. Solis at the above address or by email.

TRD-201701390

Anne L. Idsal

Chief Clerk/Deputy Land Commissioner

General Land Office

Filed: April 5, 2017


Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Medicaid Payment Rates for the Medicaid Biennial Calendar Fee Review

Hearing. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will conduct a public hearing on May 18, 2017, at 1:30 p.m., to receive comment on proposed Medicaid payment rates for the Medicaid Biennial Calendar Fee Review.

The public hearing will be held in the HHSC Public Hearing Room at the Brown-Heatly Building, located at 4900 North Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas. Entry is through security at the main entrance of the building, which faces Lamar Boulevard. HHSC also will broadcast the public hearing; the broadcast can be accessed at http://legacy-hhsc.hhsc.state.tx.us/news/webcasting.asp. The broadcast will be archived and can be accessed on demand at the same website. The hearing will be held in compliance with Texas Human Resources Code §32.0282, which requires public notice of and hearings on proposed Medicaid reimbursements.

Proposal. The payment rates for the Medicaid Biennial Calendar Fee Review are proposed to be effective July 1, 2017, for the following services:

Allergy Tests

Auditory System Surgery

Cardiovascular Services including Cardiography & Echocardiography

Dialysis

Gastroenterology

Intravenous Treatment including Chemotherapy

Male Genital System Surgery

Medicine Other

Noninvasive Vascular Diagnostic Studies

Pulmonary Services

Clinical Laboratory Services

Hospital Diagnostic Radiology

Rural Hospital Diagnostic Radiology

Methodology and Justification. The proposed payment rates were calculated in accordance with Title 1 of the Texas Administrative Code:

§355.8061, which addresses Outpatient Hospital Reimbursement;

§355.8085, which addresses the reimbursement methodology for Physicians and Other Practitioners;

§355.8441, which addresses the reimbursement methodologies for Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) Services (known in Texas as Texas Health Steps); and

§355.8610, which addresses reimbursement for Clinical Laboratory Services.

Briefing Package. A briefing package describing the proposed payments rates will be available at http://legacy-hhsc.hhsc.state.tx.us/rad/rate-packets.shtml on or after May 4, 2017. Interested parties may obtain a copy of the briefing package prior to the hearing by contacting Rate Analysis by telephone at (512) 730-7401; by fax at (512) 730-7475; or by e-mail at RADAcuteCare@hhsc.state.tx.us. The briefing package will also be available at the public hearing.

Written Comments. Written comments regarding the proposed payment rates may be submitted in lieu of, or in addition to, oral testimony until 5 p.m. the day of the hearing. Written comments may be sent by U.S. mail to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Attention: Rate Analysis, Mail Code H-400, P.O. Box 149030, Austin, Texas 78714-9030; by fax to Rate Analysis at (512) 730-7475; or by e-mail to RADAcuteCare@hhsc.state.tx.us. In addition, written comments may be sent by overnight mail or hand delivered to Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Attention: Rate Analysis, Mail Code H-400, Brown-Heatly Building, 4900 North Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas 78751.

Persons with disabilities who wish to attend the hearing and require auxiliary aids or services should contact Rate Analysis at (512) 730-7401 at least 72 hours in advance, so appropriate arrangements can be made.

TRD-201701365

Karen Ray

Chief Counsel

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Filed: March 31, 2017


Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Medicaid Payment Rates for the Medical Policy Review of Outpatient Mental Health Services

Hearing. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will conduct a public hearing on May 18, 2017, at 1:30 p.m., to receive comment on proposed Medicaid payment rates for the Medical Policy Review of Outpatient Mental Health Services.

The public hearing will be held in the HHSC Public Hearing Room at the Brown-Heatly Building, located at 4900 North Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas. Entry is through security at the main entrance of the building, which faces Lamar Boulevard. HHSC also will broadcast the public hearing; the broadcast can be accessed at http://legacy-hhsc.hhsc.state.tx.us/news/webcasting.asp. The broadcast will be archived and can be accessed on demand at the same website. The hearing will be held in compliance with Texas Human Resources Code §32.0282, which requires public notice of and hearings on proposed Medicaid reimbursements.

Proposal. The payment rates for the Medical Policy Review of Outpatient Mental Health Services are proposed to be effective July 1, 2017.

Methodology and Justification. The proposed payment rates were calculated in accordance with Title 1 of the Texas Administrative Code:

§355.8085, which addresses the reimbursement methodology for Physicians and Other Practitioners;

§355.8091, which addresses reimbursement to Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists; and

§355.8441, which addresses the reimbursement methodologies for Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) Services (known in Texas as Texas Health Steps).

Briefing Package. A briefing package describing the proposed payments rates will be available at http://legacy-hhsc.hhsc.state.tx.us/rad/rate-packets.shtml on or after May 4, 2017. Interested parties may obtain a copy of the briefing package prior to the hearing by contacting Rate Analysis by telephone at (512) 730-7401; by fax at (512) 730-7475; or by email at RADAcuteCare@hhsc.state.tx.us. The briefing package will also be available at the public hearing.

Written Comments. Written comments regarding the proposed payment rates may be submitted in lieu of, or in addition to, oral testimony until 5 p.m. the day of the hearing. Written comments may be sent by U.S. mail to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Attention: Rate Analysis, Mail Code H-400, P.O. Box 149030, Austin, Texas 78714-9030; by fax to Rate Analysis at (512) 730-7475; or by email to RADAcuteCare@hhsc.state.tx.us. In addition, written comments may be sent by overnight mail or hand delivered to Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Attention: Rate Analysis, Mail Code H-400, Brown-Heatly Building, 4900 North Lamar Blvd, Austin, Texas 78751.

Persons with disabilities who wish to attend the hearing and require auxiliary aids or services should contact Rate Analysis at (512) 730-7401 at least 72 hours in advance, so appropriate arrangements can be made.

TRD-201701366

Karen Ray

Chief Counsel

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Filed: March 31, 2017


Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Medicaid Payment Rate for Truman W. Smith Children's Care Center

Hearing. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will conduct a public hearing on April 24, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. to receive public comment on the proposed Medicaid payment rate for the Truman W. Smith Children's Care Center, a nursing facility which is a member of the pediatric care facility special reimbursement class of the Nursing Facility Program.

The public hearing will be held in Conference Room 5155 on the 5th floor of the Brown-Heatly Building, located at 4900 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas. Entry is through security at the main entrance of the building, which faces Lamar Boulevard. Free parking is available in front of the building and in the adjacent parking garage. The hearing will be held in compliance with Texas Human Resources Code §32.0282, which requires public notice of and hearings on proposed Medicaid reimbursements.

Proposal. HHSC proposes to increase the payment rate for the pediatric care facility special reimbursement class for Truman W. Smith Children's Care Center from $261.74 a day to $270.17 a day. The proposed rate will be effective retroactive to September 1, 2016.

Methodology and Justification. The proposed payment rate was calculated in accordance with Title 1 of the Texas Administrative Code §355.307, which addresses the reimbursement setting methodology for nursing facilities.

Briefing Package. A briefing package describing the proposed payment rates will be available at http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/rad/rate-packets.shtml on or after April 14, 2017. Interested parties may also obtain a copy of the briefing package prior to the hearing by contacting HHSC Rate Analysis by telephone at (512) 730-7401; by fax at (512) 730-7475; or by e-mail at RAD-LTSS@hhsc.state.tx.us. In addition, the briefing package will be available at the public hearing.

Written Comments. Written comments regarding the proposed payment rate may be submitted in lieu of, or in addition to, oral testimony until 5 p.m. the day of the hearing. Written comments may be sent by U.S. mail to the Health and Human Services Commission, Rate Analysis Department, H-400, P.O. Box 149030, Austin, Texas 78714-9030; by fax to Rate Analysis at (512) 730-7475; or by e-mail to RAD-LTSS@hhsc.state.tx.us. In addition, written comments may be sent by overnight mail or hand delivered to the Health and Human Services Commission, Rate Analysis Department, H-400, Brown-Heatly Building, 4900 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78751.

Persons with disabilities who wish to attend the hearing and require auxiliary aids or services should contact Rate Analysis at (512) 730-7401 at least 72 hours prior to the hearing so appropriate arrangements can be made.

TRD-201701364

Karen Ray

Chief Counsel

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Filed: March 31, 2017


Texas Department of Insurance

Company Licensing

Application for GENERATION LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, a foreign life, accident and/or health company, to change its name to LUMICO LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY. The home office is in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Application to do business in the state of Texas for LM SPECIALTY INURANCE COMPANY, a foreign fire and/or casualty company. The home office is in Neenah, Wisconsin.

Any objections must be filed with the Texas Department of Insurance, within twenty (20) calendar days from the date of the Texas Register publication, addressed to the attention of Jeff Hunt, 333 Guadalupe Street, MC 305-2C, Austin, Texas 78701.

TRD-201701391

Norma Garcia

General Counsel

Texas Department of Insurance

Filed: April 5, 2017


Texas Lottery Commission

Scratch Ticket Game Number 1843 "Instant Winnings"

1.0 Name and Style of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The name of Scratch Ticket Game No. 1843 is "INSTANT WINNINGS". The play style is "key number match".

1.1 Price of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The price for Scratch Ticket Game No. 1843 shall be $1.00 per Scratch Ticket.

1.2 Definitions in Scratch Ticket Game No. 1843.

A. Display Printing - That area of the Scratch Ticket outside of the area where the overprint and Play Symbols appear.

B. Latex Overprint - The removable scratch-off covering over the Play Symbols on the front of the Scratch Ticket.

C. Play Symbol - The printed data under the latex on the front of the Scratch Ticket that is used to determine eligibility for a prize. Each Play Symbol is printed in Symbol font in black ink in positive except for dual-image games. The possible black Play Symbols are: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, $1.00, $2.00, $3.00, $4.00, $5.00, $6.00, $10.00, $20.00, $50.00 and $5,000.

D. Play Symbol Caption - The printed material appearing below each Play Symbol which explains the Play Symbol. One caption appears under each Play Symbol and is printed in caption font in black ink in positive. The Play Symbol Caption which corresponds with and verifies each Play Symbol is as follows:

Figure 1: GAME NO. 1843 - 1.2D (.pdf)

E. Serial Number - A unique 13 (thirteen) digit number appearing under the latex scratch-off covering on the front of the Scratch Ticket. The Serial Number is for validation purposes and cannot be used to play the game. The format will be: 0000000000000.

F. Bar Code - A 24 (twenty-four) character interleaved two (2) of five (5) Bar Code which will include a four (4) digit game ID, the seven (7) digit Pack number, the three (3) digit Scratch Ticket number and the ten (10) digit Validation Number. The Bar Code appears on the back of the Scratch Ticket.

G. Pack-Scratch Ticket Number - A 14 (fourteen) digit number consisting of the four (4) digit game number (1843), a seven (7) digit Pack number, and a three (3) digit Scratch Ticket number. Scratch Ticket numbers start with 001 and end with 150 within each Pack. The format will be: 1843-0000001-001.

H. Pack - A Pack of the "INSTANT WINNINGS" Scratch Ticket Game contains 150 Tickets, packed in plastic shrink-wrapping and fanfolded in pages of five (5). Ticket 001 to 005 will be on the top page; Tickets 006 to 010 on the next page etc.; and Tickets 146 to 150 will be on the last page. All Packs will be tightly shrink-wrapped. There will be no breaks between the Tickets in a Pack.

I. Non-Winning Scratch Ticket - A Scratch Ticket which is not programmed to be a winning Scratch Ticket or a Scratch Ticket that does not meet all of the requirements of these Game Procedures, the State Lottery Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 466), and applicable rules adopted by the Texas Lottery pursuant to the State Lottery Act and referenced in 16 TAC, Chapter 401.

J. Scratch Ticket Game, Scratch Ticket or Ticket - Texas Lottery "INSTANT WINNINGS" Scratch Ticket Game No. 1843.

2.0 Determination of Prize Winners. The determination of prize winners is subject to the general Scratch Ticket validation requirements set forth in Texas Lottery Rule 401.302, Instant Game Rules, these Game Procedures, and the requirements set out on the back of each Scratch Ticket. A prize winner in the "INSTANT WINNINGS" Scratch Ticket Game is determined once the latex on the Scratch Ticket is scratched off to expose 18 (eighteen) Play Symbols. If a player matches any of YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbols to either of the WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbols, the player wins the prize for that number. No portion of the Display Printing nor any extraneous matter whatsoever shall be usable or playable as a part of the Scratch Ticket.

2.1 Scratch Ticket Validation Requirements.

A. To be a valid Scratch Ticket, all of the following requirements must be met:

1. Exactly 18 (eighteen) Play Symbols must appear under the Latex Overprint on the front portion of the Scratch Ticket;

2. Each of the Play Symbols must have a Play Symbol Caption underneath, unless specified, and each Play Symbol must agree with its Play Symbol Caption;

3. Each of the Play Symbols must be present in its entirety and be fully legible;

4. Each of the Play Symbols must be printed in black ink except for dual image games;

5. The Scratch Ticket shall be intact;

6. The Serial Number, Retailer Validation Code and Pack-Scratch Ticket Number must be present in their entirety and be fully legible;

7. The Serial Number must correspond, using the Texas Lottery's codes, to the Play Symbols on the Scratch Ticket;

8. The Scratch Ticket must not have a hole punched through it, be mutilated, altered, unreadable, reconstituted or tampered with in any manner;

9. The Scratch Ticket must not be counterfeit in whole or in part;

10. The Scratch Ticket must have been issued by the Texas Lottery in an authorized manner;

11. The Scratch Ticket must not have been stolen, nor appear on any list of omitted Scratch Tickets or non-activated Scratch Tickets on file at the Texas Lottery;

12. The Play Symbols, Serial Number, Retailer Validation Code and Pack-Scratch Ticket Number must be right side up and not reversed in any manner;

13. The Scratch Ticket must be complete and not miscut, and have exactly 18 (eighteen) Play Symbols under the Latex Overprint on the front portion of the Scratch Ticket, exactly one Serial Number, exactly one Retailer Validation Code, and exactly one Pack-Scratch Ticket Number on the Scratch Ticket;

14. The Serial Number of an apparent winning Scratch Ticket shall correspond with the Texas Lottery's Serial Numbers for winning Scratch Tickets, and a Scratch Ticket with that Serial Number shall not have been paid previously;

15. The Scratch Ticket must not be blank or partially blank, misregistered, defective or printed or produced in error;

16. Each of the 18 (eighteen) Play Symbols must be exactly one of those described in Section 1.2.C of these Game Procedures;

17. Each of the 18 (eighteen) Play Symbols on the Scratch Ticket must be printed in the Symbol font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; the Scratch Ticket Serial Numbers must be printed in the Serial font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; and the Pack-Scratch Ticket Number must be printed in the Pack-Scratch Ticket Number font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery;

18. The Display Printing on the Scratch Ticket must be regular in every respect and correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; and

19. The Scratch Ticket must have been received by the Texas Lottery by applicable deadlines.

B. The Scratch Ticket must pass all additional validation tests provided for in these Game Procedures, the Texas Lottery's Rules governing the award of prizes of the amount to be validated, and any confidential validation and security tests of the Texas Lottery.

C. Any Scratch Ticket not passing all of the validation requirements is void and ineligible for any prize and shall not be paid. However, the Executive Director may, solely at the Executive Director's discretion, refund the retail sales price of the Scratch Ticket. In the event a defective Scratch Ticket is purchased, the only responsibility or liability of the Texas Lottery shall be to replace the defective Scratch Ticket with another unplayed Scratch Ticket in that Scratch Ticket Game (or a Scratch Ticket of equivalent sales price from any other current Texas Lottery Scratch Ticket Game) or refund the retail sales price of the Scratch Ticket, solely at the Executive Director's discretion.

2.2 Programmed Game Parameters.

A. Consecutive Non-Winning Tickets within a Pack will not have matching patterns of either Play Symbols or Prize Symbols.

B. A Ticket will win as indicated by the prize structure.

C. A Ticket can win up to eight (8) times.

D. No matching non-winning YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbols will appear on a Ticket.

E. Non-winning Prize Symbols will not match a winning Prize Symbol on a Ticket.

F. Non-Winning Tickets will not contain more than two matching Prize Symbols.

G. No matching WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbols will appear on a Ticket.

H. YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbols will never equal the corresponding Prize Symbol (i.e., 5 and $5, 10 and $10, 20 and $20).

2.3 Procedure for Claiming Prizes.

A. To claim an "INSTANT WINNINGS" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $1.00, $2.00, $3.00, $4.00, $5.00, $6.00, $10.00, $20.00, $50.00 or $100 a claimant shall sign the back of the Scratch Ticket in the space designated on the Scratch Ticket and present the winning Scratch Ticket to any Texas Lottery Retailer. The Texas Lottery Retailer shall verify the claim and, if valid, and upon presentation of proper identification, if appropriate, make payment of the amount due the claimant and physically void the Scratch Ticket; provided that the Texas Lottery Retailer may, but is not required, to pay a $50.00 or $100 Scratch Ticket Game. In the event the Texas Lottery Retailer cannot verify the claim, the Texas Lottery Retailer shall provide the claimant with a claim form and instruct the claimant on how to file a claim with the Texas Lottery. If the claim is validated by the Texas Lottery, a check shall be forwarded to the claimant in the amount due. In the event the claim is not validated, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly. A claimant may also claim any of the above prizes under the procedure described in Section 2.3.B and Section 2.3.C of these Game Procedures.

B. To claim an "INSTANT WINNINGS" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $5,000 the claimant must sign the winning Scratch Ticket and present it at one of the Texas Lottery's Claim Centers. If the claim is validated by the Texas Lottery, payment will be made to the bearer of the validated winning Scratch Ticket for that prize upon presentation of proper identification. When paying a prize of $600 or more, the Texas Lottery shall file the appropriate income reporting form with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and shall withhold federal income tax at a rate set by the IRS if required. In the event that the claim is not validated by the Texas Lottery, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly.

C. As an alternative method of claiming an "INSTANT WINNINGS" Scratch Ticket Game prize, the claimant must sign the winning Scratch Ticket, thoroughly complete a claim form, and mail both to: Texas Lottery Commission, P.O. Box 16600, Austin, Texas 78761-6600. The Texas Lottery is not responsible for Scratch Tickets lost in the mail. In the event that the claim is not validated by the Texas Lottery, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly.

D. Prior to payment by the Texas Lottery of any prize, the Texas Lottery shall deduct:

1. A sufficient amount from the winnings of a prize winner who has been finally determined to be:

a. delinquent in the payment of a tax or other money to a state agency and that delinquency is reported to the Comptroller under Government Code §403.055;

b. in default on a loan made under Chapter 52, Education Code; or

c. in default on a loan guaranteed under Chapter 57, Education Code; and

2. delinquent child support payments from the winnings of a prize winner in the amount of the delinquency as determined by a court or a Title IV-D agency under Chapter 231, Family Code.

E. If a person is indebted or owes delinquent taxes to the State, other than those specified in the preceding paragraph, the winnings of a person shall be withheld until the debt or taxes are paid.

2.4 Allowance for Delay of Payment. The Texas Lottery may delay payment of the prize pending a final determination by the Executive Director, under any of the following circumstances:

A. if a dispute occurs, or it appears likely that a dispute may occur, regarding the prize;

B. if there is any question regarding the identity of the claimant;

C. if there is any question regarding the validity of the Scratch Ticket presented for payment; or

D. if the claim is subject to any deduction from the payment otherwise due, as described in Section 2.3.D of these Game Procedures. No liability for interest for any delay shall accrue to the benefit of the claimant pending payment of the claim.

2.5 Payment of Prizes to Persons Under 18. If a person under the age of 18 years is entitled to a cash prize under $600 from the "INSTANT WINNINGS" Scratch Ticket Game, the Texas Lottery shall deliver to an adult member of the minor's family or the minor's guardian a check or warrant in the amount of the prize payable to the order of the minor.

2.6 If a person under the age of 18 years is entitled to a cash prize of $600 or more from the "INSTANT WINNINGS" Scratch Ticket Game, the Texas Lottery shall deposit the amount of the prize in a custodial bank account, with an adult member of the minor's family or the minor's guardian serving as custodian for the minor.

2.7 Scratch Ticket Claim Period. All Scratch Ticket prizes must be claimed within 180 days following the end of the Scratch Ticket Game or within the applicable time period for certain eligible military personnel as set forth in Texas Government Code §466.408. Any rights to a prize that is not claimed within that period, and in the manner specified in these Game Procedures and on the back of each Scratch Ticket, shall be forfeited.

2.8 Disclaimer. The number of prizes in a game is approximate based on the number of Scratch Tickets ordered. The number of actual prizes available in a game may vary based on number of Scratch Tickets manufactured, testing, distribution, sales and number of prizes claimed. A Scratch Ticket Game may continue to be sold even when all the top prizes have been claimed.

3.0 Scratch Ticket Ownership.

A. Until such time as a signature is placed upon the back portion of a Scratch Ticket in the space designated, a Scratch Ticket shall be owned by the physical possessor of said Scratch Ticket. When a signature is placed on the back of the Scratch Ticket in the space designated, the player whose signature appears in that area shall be the owner of the Scratch Ticket and shall be entitled to any prize attributable thereto. Notwithstanding any name or names submitted on a claim form, the Executive Director shall make payment to the player whose signature appears on the back of the Scratch Ticket in the space designated. If more than one name appears on the back of the Scratch Ticket, the Executive Director will require that one of those players whose name appears thereon be designated by such players to receive payment.

B. The Texas Lottery shall not be responsible for lost or stolen Scratch Tickets and shall not be required to pay on a lost or stolen Scratch Ticket.

4.0 Number and Value of Scratch Ticket Prizes. There will be approximately 12,240,000 Scratch Tickets in Scratch Ticket Game No. 1843. The approximate number and value of prizes in the game are as follows:

Figure 2: GAME NO. 1843 - 4.0 (.pdf)

A. The actual number of Scratch Tickets in the game may be increased or decreased at the sole discretion of the Texas Lottery Commission.

5.0 End of the Scratch Ticket Game. The Executive Director may, at any time, announce a closing date (end date) for the Scratch Ticket Game No. 1843 without advance notice, at which point no further Scratch Tickets in that game may be sold. The determination of the closing date and reasons for closing will be made in accordance with the Scratch Ticket closing procedures and the Instant Game Rules. See 16 TAC §401.302(j).

6.0 Governing Law. In purchasing a Scratch Ticket, the player agrees to comply with, and abide by, these Game Procedures for Scratch Ticket Game No. 1843, the State Lottery Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 466), applicable rules adopted by the Texas Lottery pursuant to the State Lottery Act and referenced in 16 TAC, Chapter 401, and all final decisions of the Executive Director.

TRD-201701376

Bob Biard

General Counsel

Texas Lottery Commission

Filed: April 3, 2017


Scratch Ticket Game Number 1851 "Instant Riches"

1.0 Name and Style of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The name of Scratch Ticket Game No. 1851 is "INSTANT RICHES". The play style is "key number match".

1.1 Price of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The price for Scratch Ticket Game No. 1851 shall be $5.00 per Scratch Ticket.

1.2 Definitions in Scratch Ticket Game No. 1851.

A. Display Printing - That area of the Scratch Ticket outside of the area where the overprint and Play Symbols appear.

B. Latex Overprint - The removable scratch-off covering over the Play Symbols on the front of the Scratch Ticket.

C. Play Symbol - The printed data under the latex on the front of the Scratch Ticket that is used to determine eligibility for a prize. Each Play Symbol is printed in Symbol font in black ink in positive except for dual-image games. The possible black Play Symbols are: CROWN SYMBOL, POT OF GOLD SYMBOL, RING SYMBOL, DIAMOND SYMBOL, TREASURE CHEST SYMBOL, GOLD COIN SYMBOL, STACK OF CASH SYMBOL, PIGGY BANK SYMBOL, SAFE SYMBOL, WALLET SYMBOL, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 10X SYMBOL, $5.00, $10.00, $15.00, $20.00, $50.00, $100, $1,000 and $200,000.

D. Play Symbol Caption - The printed material appearing below each Play Symbol which explains the Play Symbol. One caption appears under each Play Symbol and is printed in caption font in black ink in positive. The Play Symbol Caption which corresponds with and verifies each Play Symbol is as follows:

Figure 1: GAME NO. 1851 - 1.2D (.pdf)

E. Serial Number - A unique 13 (thirteen) digit number appearing under the latex scratch-off covering on the front of the Scratch Ticket. The Serial Number is for validation purposes and cannot be used to play the game. The format will be: 0000000000000.

F. Bar Code - A 24 (twenty-four) character interleaved two (2) of five (5) Bar Code which will include a four (4) digit game ID, the seven (7) digit Pack number, the three (3) digit Scratch Ticket number and the ten (10) digit Validation Number. The Bar Code appears on the back of the Scratch Ticket.

G. Pack-Scratch Ticket Number - A 14 (fourteen) digit number consisting of the four (4) digit game number (1851), a seven (7) digit Pack number, and a three (3) digit Scratch Ticket number. Scratch Ticket numbers start with 001 and end with 075 within each Pack. The format will be: 1851-0000001-001.

H. Pack - A Pack of the "INSTANT RICHES" Scratch Ticket Game contains 075 Tickets, packed in plastic shrink-wrapping and fanfolded in pages of one (1). Ticket 001 will be shown on the front of the Pack; the back of Ticket 075 will be revealed on the back of the Pack. All Packs will be tightly shrink-wrapped. There will be no breaks between the Tickets in a Pack. Every other Pack will reverse i.e., reverse order will be: the back of Ticket 001 will be shown on the front of the Pack and the front of Ticket 075 will be shown on the back of the Pack.

I. Non-Winning Scratch Ticket - A Scratch Ticket which is not programmed to be a winning Scratch Ticket or a Scratch Ticket that does not meet all of the requirements of these Game Procedures, the State Lottery Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 466), and applicable rules adopted by the Texas Lottery pursuant to the State Lottery Act and referenced in 16 TAC, Chapter 401.

J. Scratch Ticket Game, Scratch Ticket or Ticket - Texas Lottery "INSTANT RICHES" Scratch Ticket Game No. 1851.

2.0 Determination of Prize Winners. The determination of prize winners is subject to the general Scratch Ticket validation requirements set forth in Texas Lottery Rule 401.302, Instant Game Rules, these Game Procedures, and the requirements set out on the back of each Scratch Ticket. A prize winner in the "INSTANT RICHES" Scratch Ticket Game is determined once the latex on the Scratch Ticket is scratched off to expose 47 (forty-seven) Play Symbols. BONUS QUICK WIN PLAY AREA: If a player reveals two (2) matching Play Symbols in the BONUS QUICK WIN area, the player wins $10. MAIN PLAY AREA: If a player matches any of YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbols to any of the WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbols, the player wins the PRIZE for that number. If a player reveals a "10X" Play Symbol, the player wins 10 TIMES the PRIZE for that symbol. No portion of the Display Printing nor any extraneous matter whatsoever shall be usable or playable as a part of the Scratch Ticket.

2.1 Scratch Ticket Validation Requirements.

A. To be a valid Scratch Ticket, all of the following requirements must be met:

1. Exactly 47 (forty-seven) Play Symbols must appear under the Latex Overprint on the front portion of the Scratch Ticket;

2. Each of the Play Symbols must have a Play Symbol Caption underneath, unless specified, and each Play Symbol must agree with its Play Symbol Caption;

3. Each of the Play Symbols must be present in its entirety and be fully legible;

4. Each of the Play Symbols must be printed in black ink except for dual image games;

5. The Scratch Ticket shall be intact;

6. The Serial Number, Retailer Validation Code and Pack-Scratch Ticket Number must be present in their entirety and be fully legible;

7. The Serial Number must correspond, using the Texas Lottery's codes, to the Play Symbols on the Scratch Ticket;

8. The Scratch Ticket must not have a hole punched through it, be mutilated, altered, unreadable, reconstituted or tampered with in any manner;

9. The Scratch Ticket must not be counterfeit in whole or in part;

10. The Scratch Ticket must have been issued by the Texas Lottery in an authorized manner;

11. The Scratch Ticket must not have been stolen, nor appear on any list of omitted Scratch Tickets or non-activated Scratch Tickets on file at the Texas Lottery;

12. The Play Symbols, Serial Number, Retailer Validation Code and Pack-Scratch Ticket Number must be right side up and not reversed in any manner;

13. The Scratch Ticket must be complete and not miscut, and have exactly 47 (forty-seven) Play Symbols under the Latex Overprint on the front portion of the Scratch Ticket, exactly one Serial Number, exactly one Retailer Validation Code, and exactly one Pack-Scratch Ticket Number on the Scratch Ticket;

14. The Serial Number of an apparent winning Scratch Ticket shall correspond with the Texas Lottery's Serial Numbers for winning Scratch Tickets, and a Scratch Ticket with that Serial Number shall not have been paid previously;

15. The Scratch Ticket must not be blank or partially blank, misregistered, defective or printed or produced in error;

16. Each of the 47 (forty-seven) Play Symbols must be exactly one of those described in Section 1.2.C of these Game Procedures;

17. Each of the 47 (forty-seven) Play Symbols on the Scratch Ticket must be printed in the Symbol font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; the Scratch Ticket Serial Numbers must be printed in the Serial font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; and the Pack-Scratch Ticket Number must be printed in the Pack-Scratch Ticket Number font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery;

18. The Display Printing on the Scratch Ticket must be regular in every respect and correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; and

19. The Scratch Ticket must have been received by the Texas Lottery by applicable deadlines.

B. The Scratch Ticket must pass all additional validation tests provided for in these Game Procedures, the Texas Lottery's Rules governing the award of prizes of the amount to be validated, and any confidential validation and security tests of the Texas Lottery.

C. Any Scratch Ticket not passing all of the validation requirements is void and ineligible for any prize and shall not be paid. However, the Executive Director may, solely at the Executive Director's discretion, refund the retail sales price of the Scratch Ticket. In the event a defective Scratch Ticket is purchased, the only responsibility or liability of the Texas Lottery shall be to replace the defective Scratch Ticket with another unplayed Scratch Ticket in that Scratch Ticket Game (or a Scratch Ticket of equivalent sales price from any other current Texas Lottery Scratch Ticket Game) or refund the retail sales price of the Scratch Ticket, solely at the Executive Director's discretion.

2.2 Programmed Game Parameters.

A. GENERAL: Consecutive Non-Winning Tickets within a Pack will not have matching patterns of either Play Symbols or Prize Symbols.

B. GENERAL: A Ticket will win as indicated by the prize structure.

C. GENERAL: A Ticket can win up to twenty-one (21) times.

D. BONUS QUICK WIN PLAY AREA: A Ticket can win up to one (1) time in this play area.

E. MAIN PLAY AREA: On winning and Non-Winning Tickets, the top cash prizes of $1,000 and $200,000 will each appear at least once, except on Tickets winning twenty-one (21) times.

F. MAIN PLAY AREA: No matching non-winning YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbols will appear on a Ticket.

G. MAIN PLAY AREA: Non-winning Prize Symbols will not match a winning Prize Symbol on a Ticket.

H. MAIN PLAY AREA: Tickets winning more than one (1) time will use as many WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbols as possible to create matches, unless restricted by other parameters, play action or prize structure.

I. MAIN PLAY AREA: No matching WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbols will appear on a Ticket.

J. MAIN PLAY AREA: YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbols will never equal the corresponding Prize Symbol (i.e., 5 and $5, 15 and $15, 20 and $20, 50 and $50).

K. MAIN PLAY AREA: On all Tickets, a Prize Symbol will not appear more than four (4) times except as required by the prize structure to create multiple wins.

L. MAIN PLAY AREA: On Non-Winning Tickets, a WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbol will never match a YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbol.

M. MAIN PLAY AREA: The "10X" (WINX10) Play Symbol will never appear as a WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbol.

N. MAIN PLAY AREA: The "10X" (WINX10) Play Symbol will win 10 TIMES the PRIZE for that Play Symbol and will win as per the prize structure.

O. MAIN PLAY AREA: The "10X" (WINX10) Play Symbol will never appear more than once on a Ticket.

P. MAIN PLAY AREA: The "10X" (WINX10) Play Symbol will never appear on a Non-Winning Ticket.

2.3 Procedure for Claiming Prizes.

A. To claim an "INSTANT RICHES" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $5.00, $10.00, $15.00, $20.00, $50.00, $100 or $500 a claimant shall sign the back of the Scratch Ticket in the space designated on the Scratch Ticket and present the winning Scratch Ticket to any Texas Lottery Retailer. The Texas Lottery Retailer shall verify the claim and, if valid, and upon presentation of proper identification, if appropriate, make payment of the amount due the claimant and physically void the Scratch Ticket; provided that the Texas Lottery Retailer may, but is not required, to pay a $50.00, $100 or $500 Scratch Ticket Game. In the event the Texas Lottery Retailer cannot verify the claim, the Texas Lottery Retailer shall provide the claimant with a claim form and instruct the claimant on how to file a claim with the Texas Lottery. If the claim is validated by the Texas Lottery, a check shall be forwarded to the claimant in the amount due. In the event the claim is not validated, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly. A claimant may also claim any of the above prizes under the procedure described in Section 2.3.B and Section 2.3.C of these Game Procedures.

B. To claim an "INSTANT RICHES" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $1,000 or $200,000 the claimant must sign the winning Scratch Ticket and present it at one of the Texas Lottery's Claim Centers. If the claim is validated by the Texas Lottery, payment will be made to the bearer of the validated winning Scratch Ticket for that prize upon presentation of proper identification. When paying a prize of $600 or more, the Texas Lottery shall file the appropriate income reporting form with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and shall withhold federal income tax at a rate set by the IRS if required. In the event that the claim is not validated by the Texas Lottery, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly.

C. As an alternative method of claiming an "INSTANT RICHES" Scratch Ticket Game prize, the claimant must sign the winning Scratch Ticket, thoroughly complete a claim form, and mail both to: Texas Lottery Commission, P.O. Box 16600, Austin, Texas 78761-6600. The Texas Lottery is not responsible for Scratch Tickets lost in the mail. In the event that the claim is not validated by the Texas Lottery, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly.

D. Prior to payment by the Texas Lottery of any prize, the Texas Lottery shall deduct:

1. A sufficient amount from the winnings of a prize winner who has been finally determined to be:

a. delinquent in the payment of a tax or other money to a state agency and that delinquency is reported to the Comptroller under Government Code §403.055;

b. in default on a loan made under Chapter 52, Education Code; or

c. in default on a loan guaranteed under Chapter 57, Education Code; and

2. delinquent child support payments from the winnings of a prize winner in the amount of the delinquency as determined by a court or a Title IV-D agency under Chapter 231, Family Code.

E. If a person is indebted or owes delinquent taxes to the State, other than those specified in the preceding paragraph, the winnings of a person shall be withheld until the debt or taxes are paid.

2.4 Allowance for Delay of Payment. The Texas Lottery may delay payment of the prize pending a final determination by the Executive Director, under any of the following circumstances:

A. if a dispute occurs, or it appears likely that a dispute may occur, regarding the prize;

B. if there is any question regarding the identity of the claimant;

C. if there is any question regarding the validity of the Scratch Ticket presented for payment; or

D. if the claim is subject to any deduction from the payment otherwise due, as described in Section 2.3.D of these Game Procedures. No liability for interest for any delay shall accrue to the benefit of the claimant pending payment of the claim.

2.5 Payment of Prizes to Persons Under 18. If a person under the age of 18 years is entitled to a cash prize under $600 from the "INSTANT RICHES" Scratch Ticket Game, the Texas Lottery shall deliver to an adult member of the minor's family or the minor's guardian a check or warrant in the amount of the prize payable to the order of the minor.

2.6 If a person under the age of 18 years is entitled to a cash prize of $600 or more from the "INSTANT RICHES" Scratch Ticket Game, the Texas Lottery shall deposit the amount of the prize in a custodial bank account, with an adult member of the minor's family or the minor's guardian serving as custodian for the minor.

2.7 Scratch Ticket Claim Period. All Scratch Ticket prizes must be claimed within 180 days following the end of the Scratch Ticket Game or within the applicable time period for certain eligible military personnel as set forth in Texas Government Code §466.408. Any rights to a prize that is not claimed within that period, and in the manner specified in these Game Procedures and on the back of each Scratch Ticket, shall be forfeited.

2.8 Disclaimer. The number of prizes in a game is approximate based on the number of Scratch Tickets ordered. The number of actual prizes available in a game may vary based on number of Scratch Tickets manufactured, testing, distribution, sales and number of prizes claimed. A Scratch Ticket Game may continue to be sold even when all the top prizes have been claimed.

3.0 Scratch Ticket Ownership.

A. Until such time as a signature is placed upon the back portion of a Scratch Ticket in the space designated, a Scratch Ticket shall be owned by the physical possessor of said Scratch Ticket. When a signature is placed on the back of the Scratch Ticket in the space designated, the player whose signature appears in that area shall be the owner of the Scratch Ticket and shall be entitled to any prize attributable thereto. Notwithstanding any name or names submitted on a claim form, the Executive Director shall make payment to the player whose signature appears on the back of the Scratch Ticket in the space designated. If more than one name appears on the back of the Scratch Ticket, the Executive Director will require that one of those players whose name appears thereon be designated by such players to receive payment.

B. The Texas Lottery shall not be responsible for lost or stolen Scratch Tickets and shall not be required to pay on a lost or stolen Scratch Ticket.

4.0 Number and Value of Scratch Ticket Prizes. There will be approximately 8,280,000 Scratch Tickets in Scratch Ticket Game No. 1851. The approximate number and value of prizes in the game are as follows:

Figure 2: GAME NO. 1851 - 4.0 (.pdf)

A. The actual number of Scratch Tickets in the game may be increased or decreased at the sole discretion of the Texas Lottery Commission.

5.0 End of the Scratch Ticket Game. The Executive Director may, at any time, announce a closing date (end date) for the Scratch Ticket Game No. 1851 without advance notice, at which point no further Scratch Tickets in that game may be sold. The determination of the closing date and reasons for closing will be made in accordance with the Scratch Ticket closing procedures and the Instant Game Rules. See 16 TAC §401.302(j).

6.0 Governing Law. In purchasing a Scratch Ticket, the player agrees to comply with, and abide by, these Game Procedures for Scratch Ticket Game No. 1851, the State Lottery Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 466), applicable rules adopted by the Texas Lottery pursuant to the State Lottery Act and referenced in 16 TAC, Chapter 401, and all final decisions of the Executive Director.

TRD-201701375

Bob Biard

General Counsel

Texas Lottery Commission

Filed: April 3, 2017


North Central Texas Council of Governments

Request for Proposals for Crash Reconstruction Training and Equipment

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is requesting proposals from providers of quick clearance crash reconstruction software and equipment to provide crash reconstruction software, equipment, and training workshops to meet the needs of NCTCOG.

Proposals must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., on Friday, May 12, 2017, to Camille Fountain, Transportation Planner III, North Central Texas Council of Governments, 616 Six Flags Drive, Arlington, Texas 76011. Copies of the Request for Proposals will be available at www.nctcog.org/rfp by the close of business on Friday, April 14, 2017.

NCTCOG encourages participation by disadvantaged business enterprises and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or disability.

TRD-201701383

R. Michael Eastland

Executive Director

North Central Texas Council of Governments

Filed: April 4, 2017


Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Notice of Hearing and Opportunity for Public Comment

This is a notice of an opportunity for public comment and a public hearing on a Brazos Sand Supply Company application to renew a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) permit to dredge state-owned sand and gravel from the Brazos River bed, starting approximately 0.92 river miles downstream of the FM 1462 crossing and extending downstream approximately 1,963 feet from that point, in Brazoria and Fort Bend counties.

The hearing will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 5, 2017, at TPWD headquarters, located at 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744. The hearing is not a contested case hearing under the Administrative Procedure Act.

Written comments must be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice in the Texas Register or the newspaper, whichever is later, or at the public hearing. Submit written comments, questions, or requests to review the application to: Tom Heger, TPWD, by mail: 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744; fax (512) 389-4405; e-mail tom.heger@tpwd.texas.gov; or phone (512) 389-4583.

TRD-201701373

Robert D. Sweeney, Jr.

Acting General Counsel

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Filed: April 3, 2017


Public Utility Commission of Texas

Notice of Application for a Service Provider Certificate of Operating Authority

Notice is given to the public of the filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas of an application on March 22, 2017, for a service provider certificate of operating authority, pursuant to the Public Utility Regulatory Act. Applicant intends to provide facilities-based, data, and resale telecommunications services throughout the entire State of Texas.

Docket Title and Number: Application of Alamo Broadband, Inc. for a Service Provider Certificate of Operating Authority, Docket Number 46982.

Persons who wish to comment upon the action sought should contact the Public Utility Commission of Texas by mail at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll free at (888) 782-8477 no later than April 14, 2017. Hearing and speech impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission through Relay Texas by dialing 7-1-1. All comments should reference Docket Number 46982.

TRD-201701351

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: March 29, 2017


Notice of Application for Retail Electric Provider Certification

Notice is given to the public of the filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (Commission) of an application on March 27, 2017, for retail electric provider certification, pursuant to Public Utility Regulatory Act (PURA) §39.352.

Docket Title and Number: Application of Freepoint Energy Solutions LLC for a Retail Electric Provider Certificate, Docket Number 46995.

Application: Freepoint requests an Option I retail electric provider certificate for the entire State of Texas.

Information on the application may be obtained by contacting the commission by mail at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll free at (888) 782-8477. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission through Relay Texas by dialing 7-1-1. All inquiries should reference Docket Number 46995.

TRD-201701354

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: March 29, 2017


Notice of Application for Sale, Transfer, or Merger

Notice is given to the public of an application filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) on March 27, 2017, pursuant to the Texas Water Code.

Docket Style and Number: Application of Chuck Bell dba Chuck Bell Water System, LLC and Undine Texas, LLC for Sale, Transfer, or Merger of Facilities and Certificate Rights in Johnson and Tarrant Counties, Docket Number 46996.

Persons who wish to intervene in the proceeding or comment upon the action sought should contact the commission as soon as possible as an intervention deadline will be imposed. A comment or request to intervene should be mailed to Public Utility Commission of Texas, P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326. Further information may also be obtained by calling the commission's Office of Customer Protection at (512) 936-7120 or (888) 782-8477. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may contact the commission through Relay Texas by dialing 7-1-1. All correspondence should refer to Docket Number 46996.

TRD-201701358

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: March 30, 2017


Notice of Application for Sale, Transfer, or Merger

Notice is given to the public of an application filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) on April 3, 2017, under the Public Utility Regulatory Act, Texas Util. Code Ann. §39.154 and §39.158.

Docket Style and Number: Application of ExGen Renewables Partners, LLC for Approval under Section 39.158 of the Public Utility Regulatory Act, Docket Number 47020.

The Application: On April 3, 2017, ExGen Renewables Partners, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Exelon Generation Company, LLC, and an entity formed to facilitate the joint venture between ExGen Renewables Holdings, LLC and John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.), filed an application for approval of the purchase of certain direct non-controlling, passive equity interests in ExGen Renewables. Following the proposed purchase, the combined generation owned and controlled by ExGen Renewables and John Hancock, and their respective affiliates will exceed one percent of the total electricity offered for sale in ERCOT.

Persons wishing to intervene or comment on the action sought should contact the commission as soon as possible as an intervention deadline will be imposed. A comment or request to intervene should be mailed to by mail at P. O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll-free at (888) 782-8477. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission through Relay Texas by dialing 7-1-1. All comments should reference Docket Number 47020.

TRD-201701381

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: April 4, 2017


Notice of Application to Amend a Water Certificate of Convenience and Necessity

Notice is given to the public of the filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) of an application to amend a water certificate of convenience and necessity and to decertify a portion of a certificate in Tarrant County.

Docket Style and Number: Application of City of Fort Worth to Amend a Water Certificate of Convenience and Necessity and to Decertify a Portion of Bethesda Water Supply Corporation's Certificate in Tarrant County, Docket Number 46981.

The Application: The City of Fort Worth filed an application to amend its water certificate of convenience and necessity number 12311 and to decertify a portion of Bethesda Water Supply Corporation's certificate in Tarrant County. The total area being requested includes approximately 64 acres and 0 current customers.

Persons wishing to intervene or comment on the action sought should contact the commission by mail at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll-free at (888) 782-8477. A deadline for intervention in this proceeding will be established. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission through Relay Texas by dialing 7-1-1. All comments should reference Docket Number 46981.

TRD-201701352

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: March 29, 2017


Notice of Application to Amend Water Certificates of Convenience and Necessity

Notice is given to the public of the filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) of an application to amend water certificates of convenience and necessity (CCN) in Williamson County, Texas.

Docket Style and Number: Application of Aqua Utilities, Inc. and City of Georgetown for Approval of Service Area Contract under Texas Water Code §13.248 and to Amend Certificates of Convenience and Necessity in Williamson County, Docket Number 47008.

The Application: Aqua Utilities, Inc. dba Aqua Texas and the City of Georgetown seek approval of an agreement that would amend their water CCN in Williamson County. Aqua holds water CCN No. 11157 and the City holds water CCN No. 12369. Aqua and the City have agreed to amend their respective water CCNs to transfer certain certificated service areas from the City's water CCN No. 12369 to Aqua's CCN NO. 11157 so that Aqua may provide retail water service to the proposed San Gabriel Hidden Creek Estates subdivision. The application includes a map depicting the existing certificated areas of applicants and copy of the service agreement between the parties.

Aqua and Hidden Creek agree that Aqua will provide retail water service to the proposed transfer area and Georgetown agrees to transfer the proposed transfer area to Aqua within the terms of the contract. No city facilities or customers are currently located in the area proposed for transfer.

Persons wishing to intervene or comment on the action sought should contact the commission by mail at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll-free at (888) 782-8477. A deadline for intervention in this proceeding will be established. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission through Relay Texas by dialing 7-1-1. All comments should reference Docket Number 47008.

TRD-201701380

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: April 4, 2017


Office of the Secretary of State

Obsolete Rules - Texas Board of Licensure for Professional Medical Physicists

The Office of the Secretary of State intends to remove the following rules from the Texas Administrative Code in 30 days.

Title 22. Examining Boards

Part 26. Texas Board of Licensure for Professional Medical Physicists

Chapter 601. Medical Physicists

Government Code §2002.058, House Bill 1430, 77th Legislature, directs the secretary of state to remove a state agency's rules from the administrative code after the agency has been abolished. The Texas Board of Licensure for Professional Medical Physicists was abolished by Senate Bill 202, 84th Legislature.

Written comments regarding removal of the rules may be addressed to Office of the Secretary of State, Texas Register, P.O. Box 12887, Austin, Texas 78711-3824 or e-mail: register@sos.texas.gov.

TRD-201701384


Texas Water Development Board

Request for Applications for Fiscal Year 2017 Agricultural Water Conservation Grants

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) solicits a request for applications for Fiscal Year 2017 Agricultural Water Conservation Grants. The total amount of the grants to be awarded under this request for applications by the TWDB shall not exceed $632,000 from the Agricultural Water Conservation Fund. The rules governing the Agricultural Water Conservation Fund (31 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 367) and application instructions are available upon request from the TWDB.

Summary of the Request for Applications

Solicitation Date (Opening): Date published in the Texas Register

Due Date (Closing): 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Anticipated Award Date: June 2017

Estimated Total Funding: up to $632,000

Eligible Grant Amount: up to $632,000

Eligible applicants: political subdivisions (as defined by 31 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 367)

Contact: Cameron Turner, Agricultural Water Conservation, Texas Water Development Board, P.O. Box 13231, Austin, Texas 78711-3231, Phone: (512) 936-6090, E-mail: cameron.turner@twdb.texas.gov

Agricultural Water Conservation Grant Categories

Applications should be consistent with the format provided in the Agricultural Water Conservation Grant Application Instructions document. Please contact the TWDB if you intend to apply. Applications should be in response to the following grant category.

Equipment cost share

Funding is available for the purchase of agricultural water conservation equipment designed to monitor irrigation water use, implement irrigation scheduling, and/or improve upon irrigation efficiency. Examples of eligible equipment may include, but are not limited to, soil moisture monitoring devices, remote management of irrigation systems, telemetry, supervisory control and data acquisition, weather stations, and metering equipment. Eligible expenses are limited to 50 percent of the cost of equipment.

Projects must support the implementation of irrigation conservation water management strategies identified in the most recent applicable regional water plan. Funding recipients must submit annual reports with irrigation water use data and an estimate of water savings for a period of five years following installation of the equipment.

Grant Amount

Through this announcement, the TWDB has up to $632,000 available for Fiscal Year 2017 agricultural water conservation grants from the Agricultural Water Conservation Fund. The TWDB awards these funds through a statewide competitive grants process. The TWDB evaluates all proposals based upon the specific criteria set forth in this solicitation and application instructions.

Application Criteria and Selection Process

Prior to technical review, each application will be screened for completeness and compliance with the provisions of this notice. Incomplete applications and those that do not meet the provisions of this notice may be eliminated from competition.

Applications meeting the provisions of this notice will be scored by a technical review panel. 31 TAC Sections 367.8 and 367.9 require that in reviewing an application for an agricultural water conservation grant, the TWDB shall consider the following administrative and technical criteria: commitment of the applicant to agricultural water conservation; benefits that will be gained by making the grant; degree to which the applicant has used other available resources to finance the use for which the application is being made; and the willingness and ability of the applicant to raise revenue.

Prior to approving a grant, the TWDB must find that the grant funds will: supplement rather than replace money of the applicant; serve the public interest by assisting in the implementation of a water conservation management strategy identified in the most recent applicable regional water plan or state water plan; and, further water conservation in the state.

The technical review panel will evaluate the applications using the following criteria: sound and practical approach for implementing project as per the Request for Applications guidelines; application has clear identified tasks, products, and reporting timelines; project staff has the technical expertise needed to carry out the project; and proposed costs estimate (budget) is reasonable and adequately justified.

Priority consideration may be given to projects that measure irrigation water use; promote the adoption of best management practices and water saving innovations; and/or, have higher levels of local match. All applicants must establish a metric for measuring and reporting water savings or improvements in water use efficiency as a direct result of project funding.

Funding and Partial Funding Provisions

The TWDB reserves the right to reject all proposals and make no awards under this announcement. In addition, the TWDB reserves the right to partially fund proposals by funding discrete activities, portions, or phases of a proposed project. If the TWDB decides to partially fund a proposal, it will do so in a manner that does not prejudice any applicants or affect the basis upon which the proposal, or portion thereof, was evaluated or selected for award, and that maintains the integrity of the competition and the evaluation/selection process. The TWDB reserves the right to reject parts of, any, or all applications if staff determines that the application(s) does not adequately meet the required criteria or if the funding available is less than the requested funding. The TWDB retains the right to not award contract funds.

Negotiations with Selected Applicants

The applicable scope of work, deliverables, tasks timelines, and contract amount will be negotiated after the TWDB selects the most qualified applicants. Failure to arrive at mutually agreeable terms of a contract with the most qualified applicant shall constitute a rejection of the Board's offer and may result in subsequent negotiations with the next most qualified applicant. TWDB must execute contracts for projects awarded under this announcement by August 31, 2017. As such, applicants should review the TWDB standard agricultural equipment cost-share contract and include any concerns with the contract language in their application.

Deadline for Submission of Applications

Applicants must submit four double-sided, double-spaced paper copies and one digital copy of completed applications to the TWDB on or before 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Applications can be directed either in person to David Carter, Texas Water Development Board, Stephen F. Austin Building, Room 610D, 1700 North Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701; or by mail to David Carter, Texas Water Development Board, P.O. Box 13231 - Capitol Station, Austin, Texas 78711-3231.

Application instructions and the standard equipment cost-share contract are available upon request from Cameron Turner, (512) 936-6090, cameron.turner@twdb.texas.gov, or online at http://www.twdb.texas.gov.

TRD-201701357

Todd Chenoweth

General Counsel

Texas Water Development Board

Filed: March 30, 2017


Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas

Request for Proposals

The Deep East Texas Local Workforce Development Board, Inc. dba Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas is seeking a qualified entity for monitoring of sub-recipients, which include child care services and the management and operation of the workforce centers in the Deep East Texas Workforce Development area.

Qualified persons or entities will be knowledgeable of the Texas Workforce Network and Federal and Texas workforce legislation; and have experience in and qualifications for monitoring workforce boards fiscal and program operations.

The period of service will be October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018. The contract may be renewed for twelve (12) months at a time for up to three (3) years, contingent upon satisfactory performance and Board approval.

Anyone interested in submitting a proposal should obtain a copy of the Request for Proposal #17-02 at www.detwork.org or you can request a copy by contacting:

Terry Campbell

Finance Director

415 S. First Street, Suite 110B

Lufkin, Texas 75901

(936) 639-8898

(936) 633-7491 Fax

Email: tcampbell@detwork.org

Deadline for submission of proposal: April 24, 2017, no later than 3:00 p.m.

TRD-201701356

Terry Campbell

Finance Director

Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas

Filed: March 30, 2017