IN ADDITION

Office of the Attorney General

Correction of Error

The Office of the Attorney General published Request for Opinion RQ-0169-KP in the July 21, 2017, issue of the Texas Register (42 TexReg 3601). The publication inadvertently included the following line of text: Under what circumstances Texas courts afford deference to agency interpretations of statutes. The Request for Opinion should read as follows:

RQ-0169-KP

Requestor:

The Honorable Lyle Larson

Chair, Committee on Natural Resources

Texas House of Representatives

Post Office Box 2910

Austin, Texas 78768-2910

Re: Whether the term "direct recording electronic voting machine" as used in subsection 121.003(12) of the Election Code includes voting machines that produce paper ballots (RQ-0169-KP)

Briefs requested by July 27, 2017

For further information, please access the website at www.texasattorneygeneral.gov or call the Opinion Committee at (512) 463-2110.

TRD-201702797

Amanda Crawford

General Counsel

Office of the Attorney General

Filed: July 26, 2017


Comptroller of Public Accounts

Notice of Request for Proposals

Pursuant to Chapters 403, 447, 2156, and 2305, Texas Government Code; and related laws, rules and regulations, as amended, the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts ("Comptroller"), State Energy Conservation Office ("SECO") announces its Request for Proposals No. 219L ("RFP") and invites proposals from qualified, interested engineering firms and individuals to provide professional energy engineering services for the Local Governments Energy Program. The Comptroller reserves the right to award more than one contract under the RFP. If a contract award is made under the terms of this RFP, Contractor will be expected to begin performance of the contract on or about September 8, 2017, or as soon thereafter as practical.

Contact: Parties interested in submitting a proposal should contact Joseph Madden, Assistant General Counsel, Contracts, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, in the Issuing Office at: 111 E. 17th St., Room 201, Austin, Texas 78774, (512) 305-8673. The Comptroller will make the entire RFP available electronically on the Electronic State Business Daily ("ESBD") at: http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us after 10:00 a.m. Central Time ("CT") on Friday, August 4, 2017.

Questions: All written questions must be received at the above-referenced address not later than 2:00 p.m. CT on Friday, August 11, 2017. Prospective proposers are encouraged to e-mail questions to contracts@cpa.texas.gov to ensure timely receipt. On or about Tuesday, August 15, 2017, Comptroller expects to post responses to questions on the ESBD. Late questions will not be considered under any circumstances. Respondents shall be solely responsible for verifying timely receipt of questions in the Issuing Office.

Closing Date: Proposals must be delivered in the Issuing Office to the attention of the Assistant General Counsel, Contracts, no later than 2:00 p.m. CT, on Friday, August 25, 2017. Late proposals will not be considered under any circumstances. Respondents shall be solely responsible for verifying timely receipt of proposals in the Issuing Office.

Evaluation Criteria: Proposals will be evaluated under the evaluation criteria outlined in the RFP. Comptroller will make the final decision. Comptroller reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals submitted. Comptroller is not obligated to execute a contract on the basis of this notice or the distribution of any RFP. Comptroller shall not pay for any costs incurred by any entity in responding to this Notice or to the RFP.

The anticipated schedule of events pertaining to this solicitation is as follows: Issuance of RFP - August 4, 2017, after 10:00 a.m. CT; Questions Due - August 11, 2017, 2:00 p.m. CT; Official Responses to Questions posted - August 15, 2017, or as soon thereafter as practical; Proposals Due - August 25, 2017, 2:00 p.m. CT; Contract Execution - September 8, 2017, or as soon thereafter as practical; Commencement of Services - September 8, 2017, or as soon thereafter as practical.

TRD-201702795

Joseph Madden

Assistant General Counsel, Contracts

Comptroller of Public Accounts

Filed: July 26, 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 and §303.009, Texas Finance Code.

The weekly ceiling as prescribed by §303.003 and §303.009 for the period of 07/31/17 - 08/06/17 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 07/31/17 - 08/06/17 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.

TRD-201702772

Leslie Pettijohn

Commissioner

Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner

Filed: July 25, 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 September 4, 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 September 4, 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: ADICO ENTERPRISES INCORPORATED dba Scarsdale Shell; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-2079-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102793114; LOCATION: Houston, Harris 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; 30 TAC §334.72, by failing to report a suspected release to the TCEQ within 24 hours of discovery; and 30 TAC §334.10(b)(1)(B), by failing to maintain underground storage tank records and make them immediately available for inspection upon request by agency personnel; PENALTY: $30,100; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Ken Moller, (512) 239-6111; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(2) COMPANY: Ali's Market, Incorporated; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0697-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102272770; LOCATION: Terrell, Kaufman County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: TWC, §26.3475(c)(1) and 30 TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A), by failing to monitor the underground storage tanks for releases at a frequency of at least once every month; PENALTY: $4,500; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: John Paul Fennell, (512) 239-2616; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(3) COMPANY: Aqua Texas, Incorporated; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0247-MWD-E; IDENTIFIERS: RN102343175 (Facility No. 1) and RN102340841 (Facility No. 2); LOCATIONS: Spring and Livingston, Harris and Polk Counties; TYPE OF FACILITY: wastewater treatment facilities; RULES VIOLATED: TWC, §26.121(a)(1), 30 TAC §305.125(1), and Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Permit Number WQ0013209001, Permit Conditions Number 2.g, by failing to prevent the unauthorized discharge of wastewater into or adjacent to any water in the state; 30 TAC §305.125(1) and (11)(C)(i) and TPDES Permit Number WQ0013209001, Monitoring and Reporting Requirements Number 3.c.i, by failing to maintain complete monitoring records; 30 TAC §305.125(1) and (5) and TPDES Permit Number WQ0013209001, Operational Requirements Number 1, by failing to ensure that all systems of collection, treatment, and disposal are properly operated and maintained; TWC, §26.121(a)(1), 30 TAC §305.125(1) and (5), and TPDES Permit Number WQ0013209001, Operational Requirements Number 1 and Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements Number 4, by failing to ensure that all systems of collection, treatment, and disposal are properly operated and maintained, and failing to prevent the discharge of floating solids or visible foam other than trace amounts and the discharge of visible oil; and 30 TAC §305.125(1) and (5) and TPDES Permit Number WQ0013209001, Operational Requirements Number 1, by failing to ensure that all systems of collection, treatment, and disposal are properly operated and maintained; PENALTY: $28,300; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Larry Butler, (512) 239-2543; REGIONAL OFFICE: 3870 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77703-1830, (409) 898-3838.

(4) COMPANY: Beechwood Water Supply Corporation; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1723-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101610129; LOCATION: Hemphill, Sabine County; TYPE OF FACILITY: wastewater treatment plant; RULES VIOLATED: TWC, 26.121(a)(1), 30 TAC §305.125(1), and Texas Pollution Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Permit Number WQ0011423001, Permit Conditions Number 2.g, by failing to prevent the unauthorized discharge of wastewater into or adjacent to any water in the state; 30 TAC §305.125(1) and (9)(A) and TPDES Permit Number WQ0011423001, Monitoring and Reporting Requirements Number 7.a, by failing to submit a written noncompliance notification to the TCEQ Beaumont Regional Office and the Enforcement Division within five working days of becoming aware of the noncompliance; and 30 TAC §305.125(1) and (5) and TPDES Permit Number WQ0011423001, Operational Requirements Number 1, by failing to ensure that all systems of collection, treatment, and disposal are properly operated and maintained; PENALTY: $7,887; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Ross Luedtke, (512) 239-3157; REGIONAL OFFICE: 3870 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77703-1892, (409) 898-3838.

(5) COMPANY: City of De Kalb; DOCKET NUMBER: 2015-0722-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101918936; LOCATION: De Kalb, Bowie County; TYPE OF FACILITY: wastewater treatment plant; RULES VIOLATED: TWC, §26.121(a)(1), 30 TAC §305.125(4) and (5), and Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Number WQ0010062002, Permit Conditions Number 2.g, by failing to prevent the unauthorized discharge of wastewater into or adjacent to any water in the state; PENALTY: $5,812; Supplemental Environmental Project offset amount of $4,650; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Melissa Castro, (512) 239-0855; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2916 Teague Drive, Tyler, Texas 75701-3734, (903) 535-5100.

(6) COMPANY: CAMPBELL OIL COMPANY dba Conoco Kwik Stop; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0305-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102241668; LOCATION: Deweyville, Newton County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: TWC, §26.3475(c)(1) and 30 TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A), by failing to monitor the underground storage tanks (USTs) for releases at a frequency of at least once every month; 30 TAC §334.8(c)(5)(C), by failing to ensure that a legible tag, label, or marking with the tank number is permanently applied or affixed to either the top of the fill tube or to a non-removable point in the immediate area of the fill tube according to the UST registration and self-certification form; 30 TAC §334.7(d)(1)(E) and (3), by failing to notify the agency within 30 days from the date of the occurrence of the change or addition; and TWC, §26.3475(d) and 30 TAC §334.49(a)(4), by failing to provide corrosion protection for all underground and/or totally or partially submerged metal components which are designed or used to convey, contain, or store regulated substances; PENALTY: $8,751; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: John Paul Fennell, (512) 239-2616; REGIONAL OFFICE: 3870 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77703-1830, (409) 898-3838.

(7) COMPANY: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0418-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102018322; LOCATION: Pasadena, Harris County; TYPE OF FACILITY: plastics manufacturing plant; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §117.310(c)(1)(B) and §122.143(4), Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.085(b), and Federal Operating Permit Number O1315, Special Terms and Conditions Number 1.A, by failing to comply with the carbon monoxide concentration limit of 400 parts per million by volume at 3% oxygen, dry basis; PENALTY: $70,200; Supplemental Environmental Project offset amount of $28,080; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Abigail Lindsey, (512) 239-2576; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(8) COMPANY: City of Fort Worth; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0601-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100942259; LOCATION: Fort Worth, Tarrant County; TYPE OF FACILITY: wastewater treatment facility; RULES VIOLATED: TWC, §26.121(a)(1), 30 TAC §305.125(1), and Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Number WQ0010494013, Permit Conditions Number 2.g, by failing to prevent an unauthorized discharge of wastewater from the collection system into or adjacent to water in the state; PENALTY: $10,875; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Farhaud Abbaszadeh, (512) 239-0779; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(9) COMPANY: City of New Summerfield; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0469-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101918282; LOCATION: New Summerfield, Cherokee County; TYPE OF FACILITY: wastewater treatment plant; RULES VIOLATED: TWC, §26.121(a)(1), 30 TAC §305.125(1), and Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Number WQ0013585001, Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements Number 1, by failing to comply with permitted effluent limitations; PENALTY: $7,000; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Ross Luedtke, (512) 239-3157; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2916 Teague Drive, Tyler, Texas 75701-3734, (903) 535-5100.

(10) COMPANY: Craig Rossell dba Lemley RV Park and Marsha Rossell dba Lemley RV Park; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-0779-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN106255334; LOCATION: Thorton, Limestone County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.109(c)(2)(A)(i) and §290.122(c)(2)(A) and (f) and Texas Health and Safety Code, §341.033(d), by failing to collect routine distribution water samples for coliform analysis, and failing to issue public notification and submit a copy of the public notification to the executive director regarding the failure to collect routine distribution water samples for coliform analysis; PENALTY: $2,376; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Sarah Kim, (512) 239-4728; REGIONAL OFFICE: 6801 Sanger Avenue, Suite 2500, Waco, Texas 76710-7826, (254) 751-0335.

(11) COMPANY: Eco Services Operations Corp.; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0352-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100220581; LOCATION: Houston, Harris County; TYPE OF FACILITY: chemical manufacturing; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §116.110(a) and Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC), §382.0518(a) and §382.085(b), by failing to obtain authorization prior to operating a source of air emissions; and 30 TAC §122.121 and §122.210(a) and THSC, §382.085(b), by failing to submit an application for a revision to a Federal Operating Permit for those activities at a site that change, add, or remove one or more permit terms or conditions; PENALTY: $15,750; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Shelby Orme, (512) 239-4575; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(12) COMPANY: FORT GATES WATER SUPPLY CORPORATION; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0254-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101216257; LOCATION: Gatesville, Coryell County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 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 §290.43(c)(2), by failing to ensure that the 100,000 gallon ground storage tank (GST) hatch remains locked except during inspections and maintenance; 30 TAC §290.43(c)(6), by failing to ensure that clearwells and potable water storage tanks, including associated appurtenances such as valves, pipes, and fittings, are thoroughly tight against leakage; 30 TAC §290.44(h)(4), by failing to test and certify to be operating within specifications all backflow prevention assemblies which are installed to provide protection against health hazards at least annually; 30 TAC §290.46(f)(2) and (3)(E)(iv), by failing to maintain water works operation and maintenance records and make them readily available for review by the executive director upon request; 30 TAC §290.46(m), by failing to initiate maintenance and housekeeping practices to ensure the good working condition and general appearance of the system's facilities and equipment; 30 TAC §290.46(n)(2), by failing to make available an accurate and up-to-date map of the distribution system so that valves and mains can be easily located during emergencies; 30 TAC §290.46(z), by failing to create a nitrification action plan for all systems distributing chloraminated water; and 30 TAC §290.110(c)(5), by failing to conduct chloramine effectiveness sampling to ensure that monochloramine is the prevailing chloramine species and that nitrification is controlled; PENALTY: $562; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Michaelle Garza, (210) 403-4076; REGIONAL OFFICE: 6801 Sanger Avenue, Suite 2500, Waco, Texas 76710-7826, (254) 751-0335.

(13) COMPANY: FRONTIER TANK LINES, INCORPORATED; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0591-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN107152720; LOCATION: McKinney, Collin County; TYPE OF FACILITY: common carrier; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.5(b)(1)(A) and TWC, §26.3467(d), by failing to deposit a regulated substance into a regulated underground storage tank system that was not covered by a valid, current TCEQ delivery certificate; PENALTY: $1,605; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Benjamin Sakmar, (512) 239-1704; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(14) COMPANY: HFOTCO LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0323-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100223445; LOCATION: Houston, Harris County; TYPE OF FACILITY: bulk petroleum liquid storage and distrubution terminal; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §116.115(c) and §122.143(4), Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC), §382.085(b), Federal Operating Permit (FOP) Number O1093, Special Terms and Conditions (STC) Number 8, and New Source Review (NSR) Permit Numbers 5783 and N57M1, Special Conditions (SC) Number 1, by failing to comply with the maximum allowable emissions rates for Ship Dock 3 Vapor Combustor Unit (VCU)-1 and VCU -2, Emission Point Number (EPN) VCU1-SHIP3 and EPN VCU2-SHIP3; and 30 TAC §116.115(c) and §122.143(4), THSC, §382.085(b), FOP Number O1093, STC Number 8, and NSR Permit Numbers 5783 and N57M1, SC Number 27C, by failing to perform stack testing within 60 days after achieving the maximum loading rate; PENALTY: $19,401; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Abigail Lindsey, (512) 239-2576; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(15) COMPANY: Jamie L. Burns dba JJs Fast Stop; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0570-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN103148607; LOCATION: Wolfforth, Lubbock County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A) and TWC, §26.3475(c)(1), by failing to monitor the underground storage tanks (USTs) for releases at a frequency of at least once every month; 30 TAC §334.8(c)(5)(C), by failing to ensure that a legible tag, label, or marking is permanently applied upon or affixed to either the top of the fill tube or to a non-removable point in the immediate area of the fill tube for each regulated UST at the facility; 30 TAC §334.42(i) and TWC, §26.3475(c)(2), by failing to inspect all sumps, manways, overspill containers, or catchment basins associated with a UST system at least once every 60 days to assure that their sides, bottoms, and any penetration points are maintained liquid tight; PENALTY: $7,355; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Jonathan Nguyen, (512) 239-1661; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5012 50th Street, Suite 100, Lubbock, Texas 79414-3426, (806) 796-7092.

(16) COMPANY: Marco A. Esquivel-Ojeda; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0488-LII-E; IDENTIFIER: RN109153288; LOCATION: Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto County; TYPE OF FACILITY: landscape irrigation business; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §30.5(b) and TWC, §37.003, by failing to refrain from advertising or representing to the public that it can perform services for which a license is required unless it holds a current license, or unless it employs an individual who holds a current license; PENALTY: $300; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Steven Hall, (512) 239-2569; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(17) COMPANY: Mountain Springs Water Supply Corporation; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0539-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101453546; LOCATION: Valley View, Cooke County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.117(c)(2)(C), (h), and (i)(1), by failing to collect lead and copper tap samples at the required ten sample sites, have the samples analyzed at a TCEQ approved laboratory, and submit the results to the executive director (ED) by the tenth day of the month following the end of the monitoring periods for January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2014, and January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015, monitoring periods; and 30 TAC §290.117(c)(2)(A), (h), and (i)(1) and §290.122(c)(2)(A) and (f), by failing to collect lead and copper tap samples at the required 20 sample sites, have the samples analyzed at a TCEQ approved laboratory, and submit the results to the ED for the January 1, 2016 - June 30, 2016, and July 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016, monitoring periods, 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 for the January 1, 2016 - June 30, 2016, monitoring period; PENALTY: $690; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: James Baldwin, (512) 239-1337; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(18) COMPANY: Perry Hostetler dba Allrounder Dairy; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0391-AGR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102286325; LOCATION: Pickton, Hopkins County; TYPE OF FACILITY: concentrated animal feeding operation; RULES VIOLATED: TWC, §26.121(a)(1), 30 TAC §§305.125(1), 321.31(a), and 321.39(b)(2) and Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) General Permit Number TXG921282, Part III, A.5.a.2 and A.10.a.1, by failing to ensure that the required capacity in the retention control structure is available to contain rainfall and rainfall runoff from the designed rainfall event, and failing to prevent the discharge of agricultural wastewater into or adjacent to any water in the state; and 30 TAC §305.125(1) and §321.39(g)(3) and TPDES General Permit Number TXG921282, Part III, A.11.c, by failing to collect carcasses within 24 hours of death and properly dispose of them within three days of death; PENALTY: $1,713; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Larry Butler, (512) 239-2543; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2916 Teague Drive, Tyler, Texas 75701-3734, (903) 535-5100.

(19) COMPANY: PRITCHETT WATER SUPPLY CORPORATION; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0677-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101224608; LOCATION: Gilmer, Upshur County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.46(q)(1) and (2), by failing to provide 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(c); PENALTY: $306; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Sarah Kim, (512) 239-4728; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2916 Teague Drive, Tyler, Texas 75701-3734, (903) 535-5100.

(20) COMPANY: SAM LIM, INCORPORATED dba J and J Quickstop; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0435-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101444446; LOCATION: Fort Worth, Tarrant 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: $11,475; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Benjamin Sakmar, (512) 239-1704; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(21) COMPANY: SAMBHAV INVESTMENT INCORPORATED dba Bay City Shell; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0482-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101815306; LOCATION: Bay City, Matagorda County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A) and (d)(1)(B)(ii) and TWC, §26.3475(c)(1), by failing to monitor the underground storage tanks for releases at a frequency of at least once every month, and failing to conduct reconciliation of detailed inventory control records at least once each month, in a manner sufficiently accurate to detect a release which equals or exceeds the sum of 1.0% of the total substance flow-through for the month plus 130 gallons; PENALTY: $3,375; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Danielle Porras, (713) 767-3682; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(22) COMPANY: Shlok Krishna Ronak LLC dba Seagoville Chevron; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0607-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102965811; LOCATION: Seagoville, Dallas County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A) and TWC, §26.3475(c)(1), by failing to monitor the underground storage tanks for releases at a frequency of at least once every month; PENALTY: $3,938; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Carlos Molina, (512)239-2557; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(23) COMPANY: TRI-COUNTY POINT PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1386-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101398733; LOCATION: Palacios, Jackson County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.110(e)(4)(A) and (f)(3) and §290.122(c)(2)(A) and (f), by failing to submit a Disinfectant Level Quarterly Operating Report (DLQOR) to the executive director (ED) each quarter by the tenth day of the month following the end of the quarter, and failing to provide public notification to the ED regarding the failure to submit a DLQOR; 30 TAC §290.117(i)(6) and (j), by failing to 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 ED along with certification that the consumer notification has been distributed; 30 TAC §290.122(c)(2)(A) and (f), by 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; 30 TAC §290.110(e)(4)(A) and (f)(3), by failing to timely submit a DLQOR to the ED each quarter by the tenth day of the month following the end of the quarter; and 30 TAC §291.76 and TWC, §5.702, by failing to pay adequate regulatory assessment fees for the TCEQ Public Utility Account regarding Certificate of Convenience and Necessity Number 11786; PENALTY: $557; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Michaelle Garza, (210) 403-4076; REGIONAL OFFICE: 6300 Ocean Drive, Suite 1200, Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5503, (361) 825-3100.

(24) COMPANY: Triple C Concrete of Lubbock, Limited; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0442-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN109430918; LOCATION: O'Donnell, Lynn County; TYPE OF FACILITY: rock crushing; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §116.110(a) and Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.0518(a) and §382.085(b), by failing to obtain authorization prior to operating a source of air emissions; PENALTY: $1,125; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Raime Hayes-Falero, (713) 767-3567; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5012 50th Street, Suite 100, Lubbock, Texas 79414-3426, (806) 796-7092.

(25) COMPANY: ZRPRASLA INCORPORATED dba Friendly Food Mart; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0513-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101672285; LOCATION: Plantersville, Grimes County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A) and TWC, §26.3475(c)(1), by failing to monitor the underground storage tanks (USTs) for releases at a frequency of at least once every month; 30 TAC §334.74, by failing to investigate a suspected release of regulated substance within 30 days of discovery; 30 TAC §334.72, by failing to report a suspected release to the TCEQ within 24 hours of discovery; and 30 TAC §334.10(b)(1)(B), by failing to maintain UST records and make them immediately available for inspection upon request by agency personnel; PENALTY: $33,850; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Ken Moller, (512) 239-6111; REGIONAL OFFICE: 6801 Sanger Avenue, Suite 2500, Waco, Texas 76710-7826, (254) 751-0335.

TRD-201702771

Kathleen C. Decker

Director, Litigation Division

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: July 25, 2017


Correction of Error

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality published a Notice of Request for Public Comment on One Total Maximum Daily Load for Indicator Bacteria in Jarbo Bayou in the July 21, 2017, issue of the Texas Register (42 TexReg 3677).

Due to a publication error, on page 3678, first column, second paragraph the website address to submit comments electronically is incorrect. The correct website address is www1.tceq.texas.gov/rules/ecomments/.

TRD-201702774


Enforcement Orders

An agreed order was adopted regarding Celanese Ltd., Docket No. 2016-0553-AIR-E on July 20, 2017, assessing $29,290 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Carol McGrath, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

A default order was adopted regarding Don W. Dittman dba Texas Auto Sales Big Lake, Docket No. 2016-0912-MSW-E on July 20, 2017, assessing $24,150 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Lena Roberts, Staff Attorney at (512) 239-3400, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding City of Douglassville, Docket No. 2016-1029-MLM-E on July 20, 2017, assessing $3,130 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Jim Sallans, Staff Attorney at (512) 239-3400, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Clifton Food Mart, L.L.C. dba Clifton Food Mart, Docket No. 2016-1158-PST-E on July 20, 2017, assessing $13,500 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Clayton Smith, Staff Attorney at (512) 239-3400, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Arkema Inc., Docket No. 2016-1176-IWD-E on July 20, 2017, assessing $28,613 in administrative penalties with $5,722 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Caleb Olson, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Nalco Company LLC, Docket No. 2016-1599-AIR-E on July 20, 2017, assessing $21,750 in administrative penalties with $4,350 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Carol McGrath, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Tpc Group LLC, Docket No. 2016-1610-MLM-E on July 20, 2017, assessing $22,063 in administrative penalties with $4,412 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Rajesh Acharya, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Texas A&M University, Docket No. 2016-1620-IWD-E on July 20, 2017, assessing $27,187 in administrative penalties with $5,437 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Sandra Douglas, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Coryell City Water Supply District, Docket No. 2016-1736-PWS-E on July 20, 2017, assessing $1,035 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Sarah Kim, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding New N & S Ventures LLC dba Shax Food Store, Docket No. 2016-1751-PST-E on July 20, 2017, assessing $13,788 in administrative penalties with $2,757 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Margarita Dennis, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Intercontinental Terminals Company LLC, Docket No. 2016-1917-AIR-E on July 20, 2017, assessing $4,251 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Abigail Lindsey, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Del Valle Independent School District, Docket No. 2016-2053-MWD-E on July 20, 2017, assessing $17,876 in administrative penalties with $3,575 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Austin Henck, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Knox Oil of Texas, Inc. dba Knox Super Stop, Docket No. 2016-2096-PST-E on July 20, 2017, assessing $9,751 in administrative penalties with $1,950 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Benjamin Sakmar, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Maverick County, Docket No. 2017-0039-MSW-E on July 20, 2017, assessing $37,500 in administrative penalties with $7,500 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Margarita Dennis, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Fern Bluff Municipal Utility District, Docket No. 2017-0093-WQ-E on July 20, 2017, assessing $13,750 in administrative penalties with $2,750 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Austin Henck, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Penta Operating, LLC dba Penta Petro, Docket No. 2017-0094-PST-E on July 20, 2017, assessing $8,547 in administrative penalties with $1,709 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Epifanio Villareal, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Mackenzie Municipal Water Authority, Docket No. 2017-0198-PWS-E on July 20, 2017, assessing $599 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Steven Hall, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

TRD-201702793

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: July 26, 2017


Notice of Public Hearing

on Assessment of Administrative Penalties and Requiring Certain Actions of Bastrop Food Mart, LLC

SOAH Docket No. 582-17-5287

TCEQ Docket No. 2016-1899-PST-E

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ or the Commission) has referred this matter to the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH). An Administrative Law Judge with the State Office of Administrative Hearings will conduct a public hearing at:

10:00 a.m. - August 24, 2017

William P. Clements Building

300 West 15th Street, 4th Floor

Austin, Texas 78701

The purpose of the hearing will be to consider the Executive Director's Preliminary Report and Petition mailed April 3, 2017 concerning assessing administrative penalties against and requiring certain actions of BASTROP FOOD MART, LLC, for violations in Bastrop County, Texas, of: Tex. Water Code §26.3475(a), (c)(1), and (d), 30 Tex. Admin. Code §§37.815(a) and (b), 334.10(b)(1)(B), 334.49(a)(1), 334.50(b)(1)(A) and (2), and 334.602(a).

The hearing will allow BASTROP FOOD MART, LLC, the Executive Director, and the Commission's Public Interest Counsel to present evidence on whether a violation has occurred, whether an administrative penalty should be assessed, and the amount of such penalty, if any. The first convened session of the hearing will be to establish jurisdiction, afford BASTROP FOOD MART, LLC, the Executive Director of the Commission, and the Commission's Public Interest Counsel an opportunity to negotiate and to establish a discovery and procedural schedule for an evidentiary hearing. Unless agreed to by all parties in attendance at the preliminary hearing, an evidentiary hearing will not be held on the date of this preliminary hearing. Upon failure of BASTROP FOOD MART, LLC to appear at the preliminary hearing or evidentiary hearing, the factual allegations in the notice will be deemed admitted as true, and the relief sought in the notice of hearing may be granted by default. The specific allegations included in the notice are those set forth in the Executive Director's Preliminary Report and Petition, attached hereto and incorporated herein for all purposes. BASTROP FOOD MART, LLC, the Executive Director of the Commission, and the Commission's Public Interest Counsel are the only designated parties to this proceeding.

Legal Authority: Tex. Water Code §7.054 and Tex. Water Code chs. 7 and 26 and 30 Tex. Admin. Code chs. 37, 70, and 334; Tex. Water Code §7.058, and the Rules of Procedure of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the State Office of Administrative Hearings, including 30 Tex. Admin. Code §§70.108 and 70.109 and ch. 80, and 1 Tex. Admin. Code ch. 155.

Further information regarding this hearing may be obtained by contacting Eric Grady, Staff Attorney, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Litigation Division, Mail Code 175, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087, telephone (512) 239-3400. Information concerning your participation in this hearing may be obtained by contacting Vic McWherter, Public Interest Counsel, Mail Code 103, at the same P.O. Box address given above, or by telephone at (512) 239-6363.

Any document filed prior to the hearing must be filed with TCEQ's Office of the Chief Clerk and SOAH. Documents filed with the Office of the Chief Clerk may be filed electronically at http://www.tceq.texas.gov/goto/eFilings or sent to the following address: TCEQ Office of the Chief Clerk, Mail Code 105, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087. Documents filed with SOAH may be filed via fax at (512) 322-2061 or sent to the following address: SOAH, 300 West 15th Street, Suite 504, Austin, Texas 78701. When contacting the Commission or SOAH regarding this matter, reference the SOAH docket number given at the top of this notice.

In accordance with 1 Tex. 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."

Persons who need special accommodations at the hearing should call the SOAH Docketing Department at (512) 475-3445, at least one week before the hearing.

Issued: July 24, 2017

TRD-201702791

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: July 26, 2017


Notice of Public Meeting for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Application

General Permit Authorization No. TXG921475

Application. Bowers Land and Cattle Family Limited Partnership, 220 East Foster, Pampa, Texas 79065 has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) under General Permit No. TXG920000 for authorization to operate a new dairy cattle facility at 10,000 head, of which 6,500 head are milking cows in Carson County, Texas. The notice of intent and the nutrient management plan were received by TCEQ on December 19, 2016.

No discharge of pollutants into the waters in the state is authorized by this general permit except under chronic or catastrophic rainfall conditions or events. All manure and wastewater will be beneficially used on agricultural land.

The facility will be located approximately 1/2 mile north of County Road J and Highway 60, and 3-1/2 miles southwest of Panhandle, in Carson County, Texas. The facility will be located in the drainage area of McClellan Creek in Segment No. 0224A of the Red River Basin. The following link to an electronic map of the site or facility's general location is provided as a public courtesy and not part of the application or notice. http://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/hb610/index.html?lat=35.32279&lng=-101.45918&zoom=13&type=r. For exact location, refer to application.

A copy of the notice of intent, the nutrient management plan, the Executive Director's technical summary, and the concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) general permit is available for viewing and copying at the Carson County Courthouse, County Clerk's Office, 501 Main Street, Panhandle, Texas 79068.

The Executive Director of the TCEQ has made a preliminary decision to approve coverage of this facility under General Permit No. TXG920000.

PUBLIC COMMENT / PUBLIC MEETING. You may submit public comments about this application. The TCEQ will hold a public meeting on this application due to legislative requests and significant public interest. The purpose of a public meeting is to provide the opportunity to submit comments or to ask questions about the application.

The public meeting will consist of two parts, an Informal Discussion Period and a Formal Comment Period. A public meeting is not a contested case hearing under the Administrative Procedure Act. During the Informal Discussion Period, the public will be encouraged to ask questions of the applicant and TCEQ staff concerning the permit application. Responses will be provided orally during the Informal Discussion Period. During the Formal Comment Period on the permit application, members of the public may state their formal comments orally into the official record. The Executive Director will consider all relevant information pertaining to whether the Applicant meets the requirements of the general permit and will issue a written determination as to any final action on the notice of intent for coverage under the general permit. If the authorization is issued, a copy of the authorization and final technical summary will be sent to each person who submits a formal comment or who requests to be on the mailing list for this authorization and provides a mailing address. Please note, this notice was delivered by USPS mail only to those persons that provided a complete mailing address (city, state, zip code) on the petition received by the commission.

The Public Meeting is to be held:

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at 6:00 p.m.

Panhandle High School Auditorium

106 West 11th

Panhandle, Texas 79068

Citizens are encouraged to submit written public comments and public meeting requests to the Office of the Chief Clerk, MC 105, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, TX 78711-3087 or electronically at http://www.tceq.texas.gov/about/comments.html within 30 days from the date of newspaper publication of this notice or by the date of the public meeting, whichever is later.

INFORMATION. If you need more information about this permit application or the permitting process, please call the TCEQ Public Education Program, Toll Free, at (800) 687-4040. Si desea información en español, puede llamar al (800) 687-4040. General information about the TCEQ can be found at our web site at www.tceq.texas.gov.

Persons with disabilities who need special accommodations at the meeting should call the Office of the Chief Clerk at (512) 239-3300 or (800) RELAY-TX (TDD) at least one week prior to the meeting.

TRD-201702799

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: July 26, 2017


Notice of Water Quality Applications

The following notices were issued on July 07, 2017 through July 20, 2017.

The following does not require publication in a newspaper. Written comments or requests for a public meeting may be submitted to the Office of the Chief Clerk, Mail Code 105, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087 WITHIN (30) DAYS OF THE ISSUED DATE OF THE NOTICE.

INFORMATION SECTION

EQUISTAR CHEMICALS, LP, which operates the Channelview Complex and is authorized to treat and dispose of wastes from manufacturing synthetic organic chemicals, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for a minor amendment without renewal to Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Permit No. WQ0000391000 to establish internal monitoring locations (designated as internal Outfalls 101 and 201) for the parameters of Enterococci bacteria and minimum chlorine residual, which are currently limited and reported at Outfall 001. The draft permit authorizes the discharge of treated organic chemical manufacturing process wastewater, Houston Technology Center (HTC) wastewater, auto shop wastewater, laboratory wastewater, cooling tower and boiler blowdown, sanitary wastewater, loading area and process area washdown, tank farm wastewater, heat exchanger blasting slab waste, steam condensate and blowdown, demineralization regeneration blowdown, methanol neutralization sump wastewater, hydrostatic test water, maintenance wastewater, landfarm runoff, groundwater from monitoring and recovery wells (on-site and off-site), process area stormwater runoff, and process area stormwater from the adjacent co-generation facility at a daily average flow not exceed 8,900,000 gallons per day via Outfall 001; sanitary wastewater associated with a septic chlorinator on an intermittent and flow-variable basis via Outfalls 101 and 201; de minimis quantities from spill cleanups, utility wastewater, construction water, non-process area stormwater runoff, stormwater (from secondary containment structures), and post-first flush process area stormwater runoff on an intermittent and flow-variable basis via Outfalls 002 and 004; de minimis quantities from spill cleanups, utility wastewater, construction water, and stormwater runoff on an intermittent and flow-variable basis via Outfalls 003 and 005; HTC-area stormwater on an intermittent and flow-variable basis via Outfall 006; and stormwater associated with construction activities from a concrete batch plant on an intermittent and flow-variable basis via Outfall 007. The facility is located at 8280 Sheldon Road, approximately four miles north of Interstate Highway 10, in the City of Channelview, Harris County, Texas 77530. The TCEQ executive director has reviewed this action for consistency with the Texas Coastal Management Program (CMP) goals and policies in accordance with the regulations of the General Land Office and has determined that the action is consistent with the applicable CMP goals and policies.

CARGILL MEAT SOLUTIONS CORPORATION, which operates Cargill Meat Solutions, a slaughterhouse, beef packing plant, and rendering facility, has applied for a minor amendment without renewal to TCEQ Permit No. WQ0001350000 to authorize the construction of a new brine evaporation pond to replace an existing brine evaporation pond to manage the wastewater generated from hide processing. The draft permit authorizes the disposal of process wastewater, utility wastewater, domestic wastewater, and vehicle washwater, not to exceed a total flow of 71.3 million gallons for any 30-day period from the facility to the playa lake and an application rate not to exceed 2.8 acre-feet per acre per year via irrigation on a combined area of 2,865 acres of various crops; and the disposal of brine and pickling wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 21,000 gallons per day via evaporation. This permit will not authorize the discharge of pollutants into water in the state. The facility is located at 1530 West Highway 60, immediately south of U.S. Highway 60 and the Santa Fe Railroad, approximately 3.3 miles southwest of the City of Friona, in Parmer County, Texas 79035.

SIENNA PLANTATION MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 1 has applied for a minor amendment to TPDES Permit No. WQ0014612001 to authorize an increase in the discharge of treated domestic wastewater in the Interim phase from an annual average flow not to exceed 1.75 million gallons per day (MGD) to an annual average flow not to exceed 1.80 MGD, to add an Interim II phase for an annual average flow not to exceed 2.4 MGD, to change the disinfection method from chlorination to ultraviolet (UV) light disinfection, and to change the treatment process from a conventional with nitrification activated sludge process to a membrane bioreactor. The facility will be located approximately 1,500 feet south of Sienna Parkway, adjacent to and west of Channel 2 and west of the pipeline easement in Fort Bend County, Texas 77459.

JIM NED CONSOLIDATED INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT has applied for a minor amendment to TCEQ Permit WQ0011908001 to authorize a change in the treatment process from an extended aeration activated sludge facility to a facultative lagoon. The draft permit authorizes the disposal of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 5,000 gallons per day via evaporation. This permit will not authorize a discharge of pollutants into water in the state. The wastewater treatment facility and disposal site are located at 525 4th Street, north of the intersection of Avenue E and Fourth Street, in the City of Lawn, Taylor County, Texas 79530. WITHIN (10) DAYS OF THE ISSUED DATE OF THE NOTICE.

If you need more information about these permit applications or the permitting process, please call the TCEQ Public Education Program, Toll Free, at (800) 687-4040. General information about 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-201702792

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: July 26, 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 July 12, 2017 through July 19, 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, July 28, 2017. The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 28, 2017.

FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:

Applicant: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Location: Dagger Island, Redfish Bay, Nueces County, Texas

LATITUDE & LONGITUDE (NAD 83): Site 1: 27.840973, -97.163606; Site 2: 27.848083, - 97.153314

Project Description: The applicant proposes to construct a nearshore breakwater at Site 1 and create a beneficial use area with a nearshore breakwater at Site 2. At Site 1, the proposed work would involve constructing a rock breakwater with riprap scour protection parallel to the shoreline of the existing island. The applicant plans to position a marsh excavator on the island shoreline with a long-reach bucket to place graded stone in shallow water (-1 to 0 feet deep). Shallow water barges would be utilized to transport the rock to the north end of the site through an existing channel and tracked carriers would move the stone along the shoreline to the excavator. Geotextile fabric would be placed on the bay bottom at a natural grade prior to the stone placement to reduce settlement of the structure. At Site 2, the proposed work would involve constructing a 28-acre containment area on the historic island footprint to accept suitable dredged material for the creation of a beneficial use site. The project plans for this site also include the construction of a nearshore, rock breakwater structure with riprap scour protection along the southern shoreline. Construction activities would begin with placement of the breakwater structure and scour protection. Placement of the breakwater material would involve a similar procedure as detailed for Site 1. The applicant proposes to excavate a temporary access channel within the beneficial use footprint to facilitate placement of the breakwater in shallow water (-1 feet deep). This access channel would follow the planned path of containment levee 1 and would be backfilled following completion of the breakwater structure. The containment levees would be constructed using in situ materials excavated from borrow areas, parallel to the containment levees, within the containment area. The excavated borrow areas would serve as temporary access channels for barges used for levee construction. The outside (windward) slope of levee 2 would be covered with biodegradable fabric to prevent erosion. Once the containment levees have settled and stabilized, dredge material would be discharged into the containment area to a final elevation of 4 feet (NAVD 88). The applicant has not identified the source of the dredged material, at this time. Following a settlement period of at least one year, the crown of the restored island would be shaped with heavy equipment to emulate the micro-topography of nearby Ransom Point Island.

CMP Project No: 17-1262-F1

Type of Application: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) permit application #SWG-2017-00295. This application will be reviewed pursuant to Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA).

Pursuant to §306(d)(14) of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C.A. §§1451 - 1464), as amended, interested parties are invited to submit comments on whether a proposed action or activity is or is not consistent with the Texas Coastal Management Program goals and policies and whether the action should be referred to the Land Commissioner for review.

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-201702740

Anne L. Idsal

Chief Clerk/Deputy Land Commissioner

General Land Office

Filed: July 21, 2017


Notice of Request for Proposal for Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery / Uniform Relocation Act Consulting Services

The Texas General Land Office ("GLO") is requesting proposals from qualified Respondents to provide consulting services to the GLO's Community Development and Revitalization ("CDR") division. The GLO is the administrator of the 2015 Flood and 2016 Flood Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery ("CDBG-DR") federal disaster recovery grants. As the grant administrator, the GLO anticipates that several communities will receive sub-grants for housing buy outs and relocation.

The consultant will provide consulting services required to follow the laws, regulations, and rules related to the Uniform Relocation Act (codified at 42 U.S.C. Chapter 61) and to allow for the successful implementation and administration of the federal CDBG-DR grants. The GLO intends to issue a single contract for consulting services to include the completion and review of documents, monitoring of activities, and site visits.

Pursuant to §2254.029 and §2254.031 of the Texas Government Code, the GLO is seeking to contract for consulting services relating to the Uniform Relocation Act to the GLO's CDR division beginning September 1, 2017, through August 31, 2022.

Persons interested in a copy of the Request for Proposals No. X0012551-AW should contact Angela Wallace, Procurement Division, Texas General Land Office at (800) 998-4456 or (512) 463-5189 or Angela.Wallace@GLO.Texas.Gov to request a copy. The closing date for receipt of proposals is August 18, 2017. The GLO shall award any contract in accordance with the criteria and procedures set out in Request for Proposals No. X0012551-AW. The date of award is anticipated to be on or before August 31, 2017.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Kelly McBride, Texas General Land Office, 1700 N. Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701-1495, telephone (512) 305-9108.

TRD-201702789

Anne L. Idsal

Chief Clerk, Deputy Land Commissioner

General Land Office

Filed: July 26, 2017


Texas Department of Insurance

Request for Proposals Number 454-18-0804, Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation Automated System Study

Purpose of Request for Proposals (RFP) and Invitation to Provide Offers

On or about Friday, August 4, 2017, the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) will issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 454-18-0804 for individuals or companies to study, advise, and conduct an assessment of its enterprise claims management and dispute resolution systems, as well as several other smaller automated systems and to recommend a strategy for implementation of a comprehensive, integrated system for claims management and dispute resolution for its Division of Workers' Compensation. The results of this assessment will be used by TDI to select a solution and secure funding for implementation in the future. TDI invites all qualified individuals or companies to submit an offer for these services.

Statutory Authority

This purchase is made in accordance with Texas Government Code, Chapters 2254 and 2155 and 2156, as applicable.

RFP Documents

The RFP and all attachments will be published on the Electronic State Business Daily on or about Friday, August 4, 2017, at the following link: http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/. When accessing this link, prospective Respondents may search for the solicitation by "Agency Requisition Number", which is the RFP No. 454-18-0804.

Eligibility Requirements for Respondents

To be considered for an award, Respondents submitting a Proposal to this RFP must have the knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience to carry out the services required under this RFP and Respondents must meet the following eligibility requirements to apply:

Minimum: Respondents must have a minimum of five (5) years' experience in the Information Technology field, with projects involving application development and/or IT systems analysis.

Preferred: In addition to the minimum requirements, Respondents with three (3) years of experience working in Worker's Compensation or similar industry (i.e. Insurance); with knowledge of Workers' Compensation System, specifically in assessing and developing system for Workers' Compensation regulatory programs are preferred.

If Respondent has performed similar services for governmental or public entities, in Workers' Compensations system design for other jurisdictions or related industries, this experience should be especially detailed.

RFP Point of Contact Information

The Point of Contact for this solicitation is Mr. Darryl Gaona, email: darryl.gaona@tdi.texas.gov. Except as otherwise identified as the point of contact, upon issuance of this RFP, other employees and representatives of TDI will not answer questions or otherwise discuss the contents of this RFP with any potential Respondent or its representatives. Failure to observe this restriction may result in disqualification of any subsequent Proposal. This restriction does not preclude discussions unrelated to this RFP.

Rights and Obligations

TDI reserves the right to amend the Schedule of Events posted in the RFP. TDI reserves the right to award the resulting Contract without any negotiations and reserves the right to not make awards. TDI is not responsible for any costs incurred in responding to the RFP.

Proposal Submission Information and Closing Date for Receipt of Offers

All responses must be received and time stamped at TDI prior to 3:00 p.m. Central Time, in Austin, Texas on Friday, September 8, 2017. Late responses will not be considered under any circumstance. Late responses properly identified will be returned to the Respondent unopened. All responses received prior to the due date and time specified in the RFP become the property of TDI after submission. Emailed and facsimile Proposals will not be accepted under any circumstance. Responses must be submitted to TDI at the following address:

Texas Department of Insurance

c/o Purchasing and Contract Administration

Mail Code 108-1B

P.O. Box 149104 Austin, TX 78701

ATTN: Darryl Gaona, CTPM, CTCM

Procedure for Award

An Evaluation Committee will be responsible for the evaluation of proposals. Each member of the Committee will conduct an independent review of each Proposal submitted that met minimum compliance requirements and will score each Proposal in accordance with the Evaluation Criteria provided in the RFP. The relative weight of each criterion has a maximum possible number of points, with a maximum total score of 250 points overall. Each Proposal will be evaluated both individually and relative to the Proposals submitted by other Respondents. The Purchasing and Contract Administration unit will compile the scores of the entire committee and determine a final average score for each Respondent. The Committee may request clarification of information or representations made in a Proposal or in all Proposals before completing its initial evaluation. Requests for clarification and responses to requests for clarification will be made in writing and become part of the evaluation record. The Purchasing and Contract Administration will establish a competitive range based upon the Evaluation Committees' scoring of Proposals. TDI shall award a Contract to the Respondent who submits the Proposal determined to be the best value to the State and who meets all requirements included in this RFP. Pursuant to §2254.027 of the Texas Government Code, the selection criteria shall be based upon an evaluation of Respondent's competence, knowledge, qualifications, and reasonableness of proposed fees.

TRD-201702784

Norma Garcia

General Counsel

Texas Department of Insurance

Filed: July 25. 2017


Texas Lottery Commission

Scratch Ticket Game Number 1894 "Texas Lottery® Red"

1.0 Name and Style of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The name of Scratch Ticket Game No. 1894 is "TEXAS LOTTERY® RED". The play style is "key number match".

1.1 Price of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. Tickets for Scratch Ticket Game No. 1894 shall be $1.00 per Scratch Ticket.

1.2 Definitions in Scratch Ticket Game No. 1894.

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, COIN SYMBOL, $1.00, $2.00, $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, $50.00, $100, $500 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. 1894 - 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-Ticket Number - A 14 (fourteen) digit number consisting of the four (4) digit game number (1894), 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: 1894-0000001-001.

H. Pack - A Pack of "TEXAS LOTTERY® RED" Scratch Ticket Game contains 150 Scratch Tickets, packed in plastic shrink-wrapping and fanfolded in pages of five (5). Tickets 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 with backs exposed. Ticket 001 will be folded over so the front of Ticket 001 and 010 will be exposed.

I. Non-Winning 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 - A Texas Lottery "TEXAS LOTTERY® RED" Scratch Ticket Game No. 1894.

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 "TEXAS LOTTERY® RED" Scratch Ticket Game is determined once the latex on the Scratch Ticket is scratched off to expose 11 (eleven) Play Symbols. If the player matches any of the YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbols to the WINNING NUMBER Play Symbol, the player wins the prize for that number. If the player reveals a "COIN" Play Symbol, the player wins 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 11 (eleven) 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 11 (eleven) 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 11 (eleven) Play Symbols must be exactly one of those described in Section 1.2.C of these Game Procedures;

17. Each of the 11 (eleven) 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 in a Pack will not have matching play data, spot for spot.

B. The top Prize Symbol will appear on every Ticket, unless restricted by other parameters, play action or prize structure.

C. No prize amount in a non-winning spot will correspond with the YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbol (i.e., 1 and $1).

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

E. A non-winning Prize Symbol will never be the same as a winning Prize Symbol.

F. No matching non-winning Prize Symbols on a Ticket, unless restricted by other parameters, play action or prize structure.

G. The "COIN" (WIN) Play Symbol will only appear on intended winning Tickets.

H. The "COIN" (WIN) Play Symbol may appear multiple times on winning Tickets, unless restricted by other parameters, play action or prize structure.

2.3 Procedure for Claiming Prizes.

A. To claim a "TEXAS LOTTERY® RED" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $1.00, $2.00, $5.00, $10.00, $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 a "TEXAS LOTTERY® RED" 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 a "TEXAS LOTTERY® RED" 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 "TEXAS LOTTERY® RED" 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 "TEXAS LOTTERY® RED" 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 20,160,000 Scratch Tickets in the Scratch Ticket Game No. 1894. The approximate number and value of prizes in the game are as follows:

Figure 2: GAME NO. 1894 - 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. 1894 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 Game 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. 1894, 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-201702776

Bob Biard

General Counsel

Texas Lottery Commission

Filed: July 25, 2017


Scratch Ticket Game Number 1895 "Texas Lottery® Blue"

1.0 Name and Style of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The name of Scratch Ticket Game No. 1895 is "TEXAS LOTTERY® BLUE". The play style is "key number match".

1.1 Price of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. Tickets for Scratch Ticket Game No. 1895 shall be $3.00 per Scratch Ticket.

1.2 Definitions in Scratch Ticket Game No. 1895.

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, $$ SYMBOL, $3.00, $5.00, $10.00, $15.00, $20.00, $50.00, $100, $500, $1,000 and $100,000.

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. 1895 - 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-Ticket Number - A 14 (fourteen) digit number consisting of the four (4) digit game number (1895), a seven (7) digit Pack number, and a three (3) digit Scratch Ticket number. Scratch Ticket numbers start with 001 and end with 125 within each Pack. The format will be: 1895-0000001-001.

H. Pack - A Pack of "TEXAS LOTTERY® BLUE" Scratch Ticket Game contains 125 Scratch Tickets, packed in plastic shrink-wrapping and fanfolded in pages of five (5). Tickets 001 to 005 will be on the top page; Tickets 006 to 010 on the next page; etc.; and Tickets 121 to 125 will be on the last page with backs exposed. Ticket 001 will be folded over so the front of Ticket 001 and 010 will be exposed.

I. Non-Winning 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 - A Texas Lottery "TEXAS LOTTERY® BLUE" Scratch Ticket Game No. 1895.

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 "TEXAS LOTTERY® BLUE" Scratch Ticket Game is determined once the latex on the Scratch Ticket is scratched off to expose 34 (thirty-four) Play Symbols. If the player matches any of the YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbols to any of the WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbols, the player wins the prize for that number. If the player reveals a "$$" Play Symbol, the player wins DOUBLE 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 34 (thirty-four) 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 34 (thirty-four) 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 34 (thirty-four) Play Symbols must be exactly one of those described in Section 1.2.C of these Game Procedures;

17. Each of the 34 (thirty-four) 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.

Programmed Game Parameters.

A. The top Prize Symbol will appear on every Ticket, unless restricted by other parameters, play action or prize structure.

B. Consecutive Non-Winning Tickets in a Pack will not have matching play data, spot for spot.

C. No prize amount in a non-winning spot will correspond with the YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbol (i.e., 3 and $3).

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

E. No matching WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbols on a Ticket.

F. A non-winning Prize Symbol will never match a winning Prize Symbol.

G. A Ticket may have up to three (3) matching non-winning Prize Symbols, unless restricted by other parameters, play action or prize structure.

H. The "$$" (DBL) Play Symbol will only appear on intended winning Tickets as dictated by the prize structure.

I. The "$$" (DBL) Play Symbol may appear multiple times on winning Tickets, unless restricted by other parameters, play action or prize structure.

2.3 Procedure for Claiming Prizes.

A. To claim a "TEXAS LOTTERY® BLUE" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $3.00, $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 a "TEXAS LOTTERY® BLUE" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $1,000 or $100,000, 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 a "TEXAS LOTTERY® BLUE" 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 "TEXAS LOTTERY® BLUE" 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 "TEXAS LOTTERY® BLUE" 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 9,000,000 Scratch Tickets in the Scratch Ticket Game No. 1895. The approximate number and value of prizes in the game are as follows:

Figure 2: GAME NO. 1895 - 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. 1895 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 Game 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. 1895, 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-201702777

Bob Biard

General Counsel

Texas Lottery Commission

Filed: July 25, 2017


Scratch Ticket Game Number 1896 "Texas Lottery® Silver"

1.0 Name and Style of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The name of Scratch Ticket Game No. 1896 is "TEXAS LOTTERY® SILVER". The play style is "key number match".

1.1 Price of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. Tickets for Scratch Ticket Game No. 1896 shall be $5.00 per Scratch Ticket.

1.2 Definitions in Scratch Ticket Game No. 1896.

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, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, MONEYBAG SYMBOL, $5.00, $10.00, $15.00, $20.00, $30.00, $50.00, $100, $500, $1,000, $10,000 and $250,000.

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. 1896 - 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-Ticket Number - A 14 (fourteen) digit number consisting of the four (4) digit game number (1896), 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: 1896-0000001-001.

H. Pack - A Pack of "TEXAS LOTTERY® SILVER" Scratch Ticket Game contains 075 Scratch Tickets, packed in plastic shrink-wrapping and fanfolded in pages of five (5). Tickets 001 to 005 will be on the top page; Tickets 006 to 010 on the next page; etc.; and Tickets 071 to 075 will be on the last page with backs exposed. Ticket 001 will be folded over so the front of Ticket 001 and 010 will be exposed.

I. Non-Winning 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 - A Texas Lottery "TEXAS LOTTERY® SILVER" Scratch Ticket Game No. 1896.

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 "TEXAS LOTTERY® SILVER" Scratch Ticket Game is determined once the latex on the Scratch Ticket is scratched off to expose 45 (forty-five) Play Symbols. If the player matches any of the YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbols to any of the WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbols, the player wins the prize for that number. If the player reveals a "MONEYBAG" Play Symbol, the player wins TRIPLE 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 45 (forty-five) 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 45 (forty-five) 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 45 (forty-five) Play Symbols must be exactly one of those described in Section 1.2.C of these Game Procedures;

17. Each of the 45 (forty-five) 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. The top Prize Symbol will appear on every Ticket, unless restricted by other parameters, play action or prize structure.

B. Consecutive Non-Winning Tickets in a Pack will not have matching play data, spot for spot.

C. No prize amount in a non-winning spot will correspond with the YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbol (i.e., 5 and $5).

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

E. No matching WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbols on a Ticket.

F. A non-winning Prize Symbol will never match a winning Prize Symbol.

G. A Ticket may have up to three (3) matching non-winning Prize Symbols, unless restricted by other parameters, play action or prize structure.

H. The "MONEYBAG" (TRPL) Play Symbol will only appear on intended winning Tickets as dictated by the prize structure.

2.3 Procedure for Claiming Prizes.

A. To claim a "TEXAS LOTTERY® SILVER" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $5.00, $10.00, $15.00, $30.00, $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 $30, $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 a "TEXAS LOTTERY® SILVER" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $1,000, $10,000 or $250,000, 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 a "TEXAS LOTTERY® SILVER" 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 "TEXAS LOTTERY® SILVER" 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 "TEXAS LOTTERY® SILVER" 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 14,040,000 Scratch Tickets in the Scratch Ticket Game No. 1896. The approximate number and value of prizes in the game are as follows:

Figure 2: GAME NO. 1896 - 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. 1896 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 Game 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. 1896, 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-201702780

Bob Biard

General Counsel

Texas Lottery Commission

Filed: July 25, 2017


Scratch Ticket Game Number 1897 "Texas Lottery® Black"

1.0 Name and Style of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The name of Scratch Ticket Game No. 1897 is "TEXAS LOTTERY® BLACK". The play style is "key number match".

1.1 Price of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. Tickets for Scratch Ticket Game No. 1897 shall be $10.00 per Scratch Ticket.

1.2 Definitions in Scratch Ticket Game No. 1897.

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 Symbo l- 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, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, MONEY STACK SYMBOL, $10.00, $20.00, $50.00, $100, $200, $500, $1,000, $5,000, $10,000 and $500,000.

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. 1897 - 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-Ticket Number - A 14 (fourteen) digit number consisting of the four (4) digit game number (1897), a seven (7) digit Pack number, and a three (3) digit Scratch Ticket number. Scratch Ticket numbers start with 001 and end with 050 within each Pack. The format will be: 1897-0000001-001.

H. Pack - A Pack of "TEXAS LOTTERY® BLACK" Scratch Ticket Game contains 050 Scratch Tickets, packed in plastic shrink-wrapping and fanfolded in pages of one (1). The back of Ticket 001 will be exposed on top of the Pack and the back of Ticket 050 will be exposed on the bottom of the Pack.

I. Non-Winning 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 - A Texas Lottery "TEXAS LOTTERY® BLACK" Scratch Ticket Game No. 1897.

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 "TEXAS LOTTERY® BLACK" Scratch Ticket Game is determined once the latex on the Scratch Ticket is scratched off to expose 56 (fifty-six) Play Symbols. If the player matches any of the YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbols to any of the WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbols, the player wins the prize for that number. If the player reveals a "MONEY STACK" Play Symbol, the player wins 5 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 56 (fifty-six) 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 56 (fifty-six) 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 56 (fifty-six) Play Symbols must be exactly one of those described in Section 1.2.C of these Game Procedures;

17. Each of the 56 (fifty-six) 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.

Programmed Game Parameters.

A. The top Prize Symbol will appear on every Ticket, unless restricted by other parameters, play action or prize structure.

B. Consecutive Non-Winning Tickets in a Pack will not have matching play data, spot for spot.

C. No prize amount in a non-winning spot will correspond with the YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbol (i.e., 10 and $10).

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

E. No matching WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbols on a Ticket.

F. A non-winning Prize Symbol will never match a winning Prize Symbol.

G. A Ticket may have up to five (5) matching non-winning Prize Symbols, unless restricted by other parameters, play action or prize structure.

H. The "MONEY STACK" (WINX5) Play Symbol will only appear on intended winning Tickets as dictated by the prize structure.

2.3 Procedure for Claiming Prizes.

A. To claim a "TEXAS LOTTERY® BLACK" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $10.00, $20.00, $50.00, $100, $200 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, $200 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 a "TEXAS LOTTERY® BLACK" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $1,000, $5,000, $10,000 or $500,000, 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 a "TEXAS LOTTERY® BLACK" 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 "TEXAS LOTTERY® BLACK" 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 "TEXAS LOTTERY® BLACK" 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 9,000,000 Scratch Tickets in the Scratch Ticket Game No. 1897. The approximate number and value of prizes in the game are as follows:

Figure 2: GAME NO. 1897 - 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. 1897 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 Game 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. 1897, 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-201702779

Bob Biard

General Counsel

Texas Lottery Commission

Filed: July 25, 2017


Scratch Ticket Game Number 1898 "Texas Lottery® Gold"

1.0 Name and Style of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The name of Scratch Ticket Game No. 1898 is "TEXAS LOTTERY® GOLD". The play style is "key number match".

1.1 Price of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. Tickets for Scratch Ticket Game No. 1898 shall be $20.00 per Scratch Ticket.

1.2 Definitions in Scratch Ticket Game No. 1898.

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, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, $$ SYMBOL, MONEY STACK SYMBOL, $10.00, $20.00, $40.00, $50.00, $100, $200, $500, $1,000, $5,000, $10,000 and $1,000,000.

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. 1898 - 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-Ticket Number - A 14 (fourteen) digit number consisting of the four (4) digit game number (1898), a seven (7) digit Pack number, and a three (3) digit Scratch Ticket number. Scratch Ticket numbers start with 001 and end with 025 within each Pack. The format will be: 1898-0000001-001.

H. Pack - A Pack of "TEXAS LOTTERY® GOLD" Scratch Ticket Game contains 025 Scratch Tickets, packed in plastic shrink-wrapping and fanfolded in pages of one (1). The Packs will alternate. One will show the front of Ticket 001 and back of 025 while the other fold will show the back of Ticket 001 and front of 025.

I. Non-Winning 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 - A Texas Lottery "TEXAS LOTTERY® GOLD" Scratch Ticket Game No. 1898.

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 "TEXAS LOTTERY® GOLD" Scratch Ticket Game is determined once the latex on the Scratch Ticket is scratched off to expose 66 (sixty-six) Play Symbols. If the player matches any of the YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbols to any of the WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbols, the player wins the prize for that number. If the player reveals a "$$" Play Symbol, the player wins DOUBLE the prize for that symbol. If the player reveals a "MONEY STACK" Play Symbol, the player wins 5 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 66 (sixty-six) 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 66 (sixty-six) 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 66 (sixty-six) Play Symbols must be exactly one of those described in Section 1.2.C of these Game Procedures;

17. Each of the 66 (sixty-six) 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. The top Prize Symbol will appear on every Ticket, unless restricted by other parameters, play action or prize structure.

B. Consecutive Non-Winning Tickets in a Pack will not have matching play data, spot for spot.

C. No prize amount in a non-winning spot will correspond with the YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbol (i.e., 20 and $20).

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

E. No matching WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbols on a Ticket.

F. A non-winning Prize Symbol will never match a winning Prize Symbol.

G. A Ticket may have up to five (5) matching non-winning Prize Symbols, unless restricted by other parameters, play action or prize structure.

H. The "$$" (DBL) Play Symbol will only appear on intended winning Tickets as dictated by the prize structure.

I. The "MONEY STACK" (WINX5) Play Symbol will only appear on intended winning Tickets as dictated by the prize structure.

2.3 Procedure for Claiming Prizes.

A. To claim a "TEXAS LOTTERY® GOLD" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $20.00, $40.00, $50.00, $100, $200 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 $40.00, $50.00, $100, $200 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 a "TEXAS LOTTERY® GOLD" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $1,000, $5,000, $10,000 or $1,000,000, 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 a "TEXAS LOTTERY® GOLD" 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 "TEXAS LOTTERY® GOLD" 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 "TEXAS LOTTERY® GOLD" 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 5,040,000 Scratch Tickets in the Scratch Ticket Game No. 1898. The approximate number and value of prizes in the game are as follows:

Figure 2: GAME NO. 1898 - 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. 1898 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 Game 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. 1898, 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-201702781

Bob Biard

General Counsel

Texas Lottery Commission

Filed: July 25, 2017


North Central Texas Council of Governments

Request for Proposals for Alternative Fuel Vehicles

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is coordinating a bulk purchase procurement on behalf of several local governments for four alternative fuel vehicle platforms including propane and electric or plug-in hybrid electric technologies. Responses from authorized vehicle dealers in Texas are being sought through a Request for Proposals (RFP). Respondents should work with alternative fuel industry upfitters or other vendors as needed to be able to deliver vehicles in the desired alternative fuel configuration to participating fleets.

Proposals must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., on Friday, September 15, 2017, to Lori Clark, Program Manager, North Central Texas Council of Governments, 616 Six Flags Drive, Arlington, Texas 76011. The full RFP, including selection criteria, vehicle platforms, and other desired elements, will be available at www.nctcog.org/rfp by the close of business on Friday, August 4, 2017.

This procurement is being administered as part of NCTCOG's work in the Fleets for the Future project. Fleets for the Future is a national partnership organizing regional and national cooperative procurement initiatives of alternative fuel vehicles, in partnership with the National Association of Regional Councils.

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-201702794

R. Michael Eastland

Executive Director

North Central Texas Council of Governments

Filed: July 26, 2017


Public Utility Commission of Texas

Announcement of Application for State-Issued Certificate of Franchise Authority

The Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) received an application on July 24, 2017, for a state-issued certificate of franchise authority (SICFA), under Public Utility Regulatory Act §§66.001 - 66.016.

Project Title and Number: Application of LightSpeed Connection, LLC for a State-Issued Certificate of Franchise Authority, Project Number 47437.

LightSpeed Connection, LLC seeks approval of a state-issued certificate of franchise authority to be a cable service provider within the city limits of Arlington, 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 Project Number 47437.

TRD-201702788

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: July 25, 2017


Notice of Application for Approval of Special Amortization

Notice is given to the public of the filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas of an application on July 21, 2017, for approval of a special amortization pursuant to §52.252 and §53.056 of the Public Utility Regulatory Act, Texas Utility Code Annotated §§11.001-58.303 (West 2016), §§59.001-66.017 (West 2007 & Supp. 2016).

Docket Title and Number: Application of Coleman County Telephone Cooperative, Inc. for Approval of Special Amortization, Docket Number 47429.

The Application: Coleman County Telephone Cooperative, Inc. filed an application for approval of a special amortization for Account 2232-2025-60 COE MPLS Network Brocade, Account 2232 2025-00 Pannaway, Account 2232-2026-50 Santa Anna Tower AT&T T1, Account 2232 2026-60 Shield AT&T Tower, and Account 2232-2026-70 Coleman AT&T T1 to retire central office equipment over a two-year period, effective August 1, 2017.

Persons wishing to intervene or comment on 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. 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 47429.

TRD-201702739

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: July 21, 2017


Notice of Application for Recovery of Universal Service Funding

Notice is given to the public of the filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) an application on July 10, 2017, for recovery of Universal Service Funding pursuant to the Public Utility Regulatory Act, §56.025 and 16 Texas Administrative Code §26.406.

Docket Style and Number: Application of Border to Border Communications, Inc. to Recover Funds from the Texas Universal Service Fund Pursuant to 16 Texas Administrative Code §26.406. Docket Number 47387.

The Application: Border to Border Communications, Inc. (BTBC) seeks recovery of funds from the Texas Universal Service Fund (TUSF) due to Federal Communications Commission actions resulting in a reduction in the Federal Universal Service Fund (FUSF) revenues available to BTBC. The application requests that the Commission allow BTBC recovery of funds from the TUSF in the amount of $1,075,358 for 2017 to replace projected 2017 FUSF revenue reductions. BTBC is not seeking any rate increases through this proceeding.

Persons wishing to intervene or comment on 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. 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 47387.

TRD-201702786

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: July 25, 2017


Notice of Application for Waiver

Notice is given to the public of an application filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas on July 17, 2017, for waiver of Schedule S of rate filing package.

Docket Style and Number: Application of Entergy Texas Inc. for Waiver of Rate Filing Package Schedule S in its 2018 Rate Application, Docket Number 47414.

The Application: Entergy Texas Inc. stated it is planning on filing a base rate change application in the second quarter of 2018. The company requests waiver of the requirement to file Schedule S - Independent Audit of Application and performance of the related audit required by Schedule S. Entergy Texas submits that independent audits are an unnecessary expense for Entergy Texas' customers.

Persons wishing to intervene or comment on 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. 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 47414.

TRD-201702736

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: July 20, 2017


Notice of Application to Amend a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity for a Proposed Transmission Line

Notice is given to the public of an application filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) on July 21, 2017, to amend a certificate of convenience and necessity for a proposed transmission line in Loving, Reeves, and Ward Counties, Texas.

Docket Style and Number: Application of Oncor Electric Delivery Company, LLC to Amend a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity for a 345/138 kV Transmission Line in Loving, Reeves, and Ward Counties, Docket Number 47368.

The Application: The application of Oncor Electric Delivery Company, LLC is designated as the Riverton-Sand Lake 345/138-kV Transmission Line Project. The facilities include construction of a new transmission line connecting the proposed Riverton Switching Station, to be located along County Road 440 in Reeves County to the proposed Sand Lake Switching Station located on the northwest side of Farm to Market Road 3398 in Ward County. The proposed project will be constructed using double-circuit 345-kV transmission structures with one circuit initially installed and operated at 138-kV. The total estimated cost for the project is between $56,233,000 and $64,508,000 depending on the route chosen.

The proposed project is presented with 23 alternate routes and is estimated to be approximately 37 to 42 miles in length. Any of the routes or route segments presented in the application could be approved by the commission.

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. The deadline for intervention in this proceeding is September 5, 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 47368.

TRD-201702773

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: July 25, 2017


Notice of Application to Amend a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity for a Proposed Transmission Line

Notice is given to the public of an application filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) on July 21, 2017, to amend a certificate of convenience and necessity for a proposed transmission line in Hunt County, Texas.

Docket Style and Number: Application of the City of Garland to Amend a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity for the Dent Road to Shelby 138-kV Transmission Line in Hunt County, Docket Number 47379.

The Application: The application of City of Garland is designated as the Dent Road to Shelby 138-kV Transmission Line Project. The facilities include construction of a new single-circuit 138-kV transmission line on double-circuit capable steel and/or concrete single-pole structures. The line will extend from the proposed Dent Road Substation Expansion, generally to the northwest, until it reaches the existing Texas Municipal Power Agency Shelby Substation. The total estimated cost for the project ranges from approximately $6 million to $9.2 million depending on the route chosen.

The proposed project is presented with 17 alternate routes and is estimated to be approximately 4.2 to 8.0 miles in length. Any of the routes or route segments presented in the application could be approved by the Commission.

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. The deadline for intervention in this proceeding is September 5, 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 47379.

TRD-201702787

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: July 25, 2017


Notice of Application to Relinquish Designation as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier

Notice is given to the public of an application filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas on July 17, 2017, to relinquish designation as an eligible telecommunications carrier (ETC).

Docket Title: Application of New Talk, Inc. to Relinquish its Designation as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier in the State of Texas, Docket Number 47413.

The Application: New Talk, Inc. notified the Commission that the company seeks to relinquish its eligible telecommunications carrier (ETC) designation. The Commission designated New Talk as an ETC and an eligible telecommunications provider (ETP) in Docket No. 33524. New Talk stated that it does not own any facilities, does not operate any ongoing business or generate any revenue. New Talk reports that it does not presently have any customers.

Persons who wish to intervene in the proceeding or comment upon the action sought should notify the Public Utility Commission of Texas as a deadline to intervene will be established. Requests for further information should be mailed to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or you may call 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 47413.

TRD-201702735

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: July 19, 2017


Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board

Request for Proposals for the Fiscal Year 2018 Clean Water Act §319(h) Nonpoint Source Grant Program

Proposals Due: September 15, 2017

INTRODUCTION

This request for proposals (RFP) provides instructions and guidance for applicants seeking funding from the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) under the Clean Water Act (CWA) §319(h) Nonpoint Source (NPS) Grant Program. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) distributes funds appropriated by Congress annually to the TSSWCB under the authorization of CWA §319(h). TSSWCB then administers/awards these federal funds as grants to cooperating entities for activities that address the goals, objectives, and priorities stated in the Texas NPS Management Program. The Texas NPS Management Program is the State's comprehensive strategy to protect and restore water quality in waterbodies impacted by NPS water pollution. This document can be accessed online at http://www.tsswcb.texas.gov/files/docs/nps-319/npsmgmtplans/2012mgmtprogram.pdf.

The types of agricultural and silvicultural NPS pollution prevention and abatement activities that can be funded with §319(h) grants include the following: implementation of nine-element watershed protection plans (WPPs) and the agricultural and silvicultural NPS portion of Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Implementation Plans (I-Plans), surface water quality monitoring, data analysis and modeling, demonstration of innovative best management practices (BMPs), technical assistance to landowners for conservation planning, public outreach/education, development of nine-element WPPs including the formation and facilitation of stakeholder groups, and monitoring activities to determine the effectiveness of specific pollution prevention methods. Strictly research activities are not eligible for §319(h) grant funding.

The TSSWCB is requesting proposals for watershed assessment, planning, implementation, demonstration and education projects within the boundaries of impaired or threatened watersheds. The 2014 Texas Integrated Report describes the water quality conditions for waterbodies in the state. All proposals must focus on the restoration and protection of water quality consistent with the goals, objectives, and priority watersheds and aquifers identified in Appendix C and D of the Texas NPS Management Program. Up to $1 million of the TSSWCB's FY2018 CWA §319(h) grant will be eligible for this RFP. No more than 10% of these funds may be utilized for groundwater projects. A competitive proposal process will be used so that the most appropriate and effective projects are selected for funding.

Project proposals should, where applicable, stress interagency coordination, demonstrate new or innovative technologies, use comprehensive strategies that have statewide applicability, and stress public participation. Examples of project proposals previously funded by TSSWCB are available at http://www.tsswcb.texas.gov/managementprogram/browseactive. Additionally, applicants are encouraged to review EPA's Grant Guidelines for the NPS Program available at http://water.epa.gov/polwaste/nps/cwact.cfm and EPA's expectations for well-crafted proposals described in the EPA Region 6 Review Guide for CWA §319(h) Workplans available at http://www.tsswcb.texas.gov/files/docs/nps-319/rfps/EPAR6WPReview_Guide.pdf.

This RFP does not set a maximum or minimum amount for individual projects; however, project funding generally ranges between $100,000 and $400,000 for a two to three year project. The TSSWCB CWA §319(h) NPS Grant Program has a 60/40% match requirement, however proposals that do not meet the minimum matching requirement will still be considered. The cooperating entity will be reimbursed up to 60% from federal funds and must contribute a minimum of 40% of the total costs to conduct the project. The match must be from non-federal sources (may be cash or in-kind services) and must be described in the budget justification. Reimbursable indirect costs are limited to no more than 15% of total federal direct costs.

Quarterly progress and final reports are the minimum project reporting requirements. All projects that include an environmental data collection, generation or compilation component (e.g., water quality monitoring, modeling, bacterial source tracking) must have a Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP), to be reviewed and approved by TSSWCB and the EPA. Project budgets and timelines should account for the development and review of QAPPs. More information on QAPPs and the TSSWCB Environmental Data Quality Management Plan is available at http://www.tsswcb.texas.gov/quality.

TSSWCB PRIORITIES

For this FY2018 RFP, the following priorities have been identified. Proposals that do not focus on these priorities are still welcomed but may rank lower than those that focus on the priorities.

Priority Project Activities

• Implement WPPs and TMDL I-Plans (See priority areas listed below).

• WPP development initiatives (See Appendix C in Texas NPS Management Program), which include activities such as the formation of watershed groups or water quality data collection and analysis. More information on developing WPPs is available at http://www.tsswcb.texas.gov/wpp.

• Implement components of the Texas Coastal NPS Pollution Control Program in the Coastal Management Zone (http://www.tsswcb.texas.gov/coastalnps).

• Support use of federal Farm Bill Programs and Initiatives (National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI) and Gulf of Mexico Initiative (GoMI)) through Cooperative Conservation in impaired watersheds.

• Demonstration projects and/or development/delivery of education programs.

Priority Areas for WPP and TMDL Implementation Projects

• WPPs:

- Arroyo Colorado

- Geronimo Creek

- Plum Creek (Segment 1810)

- Lampasas River

- Leon River

- Mill Creek

- Double Bayou

- Navasota River

- Attoyac Bayou

- Lavon Lake

• TMDLs:

- Copano Bay, Mission and Aransas Rivers (bacteria)

ELIGIBLE ORGANIZATIONS

Grants will be available to public and private entities such as local municipal and county governments and other political subdivisions of the State (e.g., soil and water conservation districts), educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and state and federal agencies. Private organizations, for profit, may participate in projects as partners or contractors but may not apply directly for funding.

SELECTION PROCESS

Submitted proposals will be reviewed, scored, and ranked based on the evaluation and ranking criteria included in this RFP. A minimum scoring requirement (70%) is necessary for proposals to be eligible for consideration.

All applicants, unsuccessful and successful, will be notified. Those applicants whose proposals are recommended for funding will be contacted, and then TSSWCB will work with the applicant to revise and finalize the proposal prior to submittal to EPA. EPA must review and approve all proposals prior to TSSWCB awarding grant funds.

SUBMISSION PROCESS

To obtain a complete copy of TSSWCB's RFP and proposal submission packet, please visit http://www.tsswcb.texas.gov/managementprogram#rfp or contact Jana Lloyd at (254) 773-2250 ext. 224. All proposals must be submitted electronically (MS® Word) using the workplan template provided in this RFP; otherwise, proposals will be considered administratively incomplete and not considered for funding. All letters of support for the proposal, including letters from Project Partners confirming their role, must be received by the proposal due date to be considered. Submit proposals to jlloyd@tsswcb.texas.gov. Proposals must be received electronically by 5:00 p.m. CDT, September 15, 2017, to be considered.

FY2018 GRANT TIMELINE

Issuance of RFP - August 4, 2017

Deadline for Submission of Proposals - September 15, 2017

Proposal Evaluation by TSSWCB - September - October 2017

Notification of Selected Proposals/Unsuccessful Applicants - November 2017

Work with Applicants to Finalize Selected Proposals - September-December 2017

Review of Selected Proposals by EPA - December-January 2017

Submit Grant Application to EPA - May 2018

Contract Award - August 2018

Anticipated Project Start Date - September 1, 2018

TRD-201702778

Mel Davis

Special Projects Coordinator

Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board

Filed: July 25, 2017


Texas Department of Transportation

Aviation Division - Request for Qualifications for Professional Services

The City of Brady, through its agent, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), intends to engage a qualified firm for professional services. This solicitation is subject to 49 U.S.C. §47107(a)(17) and will be administered in the same manner as a solicitation conducted under Chapter 2254, Subchapter A, of the Texas Government Code. TxDOT Aviation Division will solicit and receive qualification statements for professional services as described below:

Current Project: City of Brady; TxDOT CSJ No.: 1723BRADY.

The TxDOT Project Manager is Megan McLellan.

Scope: Consultant will prepare an Airport Action and Development Plan with a Business Plan that includes, but is not limited to, information regarding existing and future conditions, proposed facility development to meet existing and future demand, constraints to development, anticipated capital needs, financial considerations, management structure and options, as well as an updated Airport Layout Diagram (ALD). The Airport Action and Development Plan with Business Plan should be tailored to the individual needs of the airport. Items of specific interest to the airport include but are not limited to:

• Review the airport's planning, business, development, and staffing needs and recommend best implementation strategy for airport/Fixed Base Operator (FBO) success and economic self-sufficiency;

• Develop a 10-year Capital Improvement Plan including a recommended phasing plan;

• Review and recommend updates of the airport's minimum standards, rules and regulations, lease agreements, and rates and charges;

• Identify aviation demand forecasts of based aircraft and aircraft operations;

• Outline strategies on the justification, timing, and implementation of a potential runway extension for Runway 17/35 and potential relocation of the turf Runway 8/26 based on the forecast demand and identification of the airport's critical aircraft;

• Provide a development strategy to include expanded hangar and apron development to support existing and anticipated based aircraft and itinerant operations;

• Analyze current fuel farm and fueling operations location, including potential relocation alternatives for higher apron utilization;

• Analyze current aircraft operations, market share, and FBO facilities to provide best strategy for the airport to better attract and accommodate general aviation businesses, tenants, and itinerant aircraft; and

• Provide strategies to protect the airport from encroachment and incompatible land uses.

The Agent, in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. §§2000d to 2000d-4) and the Regulations, hereby notifies all respondents that it will affirmatively ensure that for any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full and fair opportunity to submit in response to this solicitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award.

Respondents are not required to include a HUB Subcontracting Plan (HSP) with their AVN-551 at the time of submission. If subcontractors are used in the delivery of the goods and/or services, the awarded contractor(s) is requested to submit monthly progress reports, in the prescribed format, to TxDOT Aviation. When applicable, the reports should include a narrative description of the contractor's good faith efforts and accomplishments, and financial information reflecting payments to all subcontractors, including HUBs.

AVN-551 Preparation Instructions:

Interested firms shall utilize the latest version of Form AVN-551, titled "Qualifications for Aviation Planning Services." The form may be requested from TxDOT, Aviation Division, 125 E. 11th Street, Austin, Texas 78701-2483, phone number, (800) 68-PILOT (74568). The form may be emailed by request or downloaded from the TxDOT website at http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/division/aviation/projects.html. The form may not be altered in any way. Firms must carefully follow the instructions provided on each page of the form. Qualifications shall not exceed the number of pages in the AVN-551 template. The AVN-551 consists of eight pages of data plus one optional illustration page. A prime provider may only submit one AVN-551. If a prime provider submits more than one AVN-551, or submits a cover page with the AVN-551, that provider will be disqualified. Responses to this solicitation WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN ANY OTHER FORMAT.

ATTENTION: To ensure utilization of the latest version of Form AVN-551, firms are encouraged to download Form AVN-551 from the TxDOT website as addressed above. Utilization of Form AVN-551 from a previous download may not be the exact same format. Form AVN-551 is a PDF Template.

The completed Form AVN-551 must be received in the TxDOT Aviation eGrants system no later than August 31, 2017, 11:59 p.m. (CDST). Electronic facsimiles or forms sent by email or regular/overnight mail will not be accepted.

Firms that wish to submit a response to this solicitation must be a user in the TxDOT Aviation eGrants system no later than one business day before the solicitation due date. To request access to eGrants, please complete the Contact Us web form located at http://txdot.gov/government/funding/egrants-2016/aviation.html

An instructional video on how to respond to a solicitation in eGrants is available at http://txdot.gov/government/funding/egrants-2016/aviation.html

Step by step instructions on how to respond to a solicitation in eGrants will also be posted in the RFQ packet at http://www.dot.state.tx.us/avn/avninfo/notice/consult/index.htm.

The consultant selection committee will be composed of local government representatives. The final selection by the committee will generally be made following the completion of review of AVN-551s. The committee will review all AVN-551s and rate and rank each. The Evaluation Criteria for Planning Services can be found at http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/division/aviation/projects.html under Information for Consultants. All firms will be notified of the results, and the top rated firm will be contacted to begin fee negotiations. The selection committee does, however, reserve the right to conduct interviews for the top rated firms if the committee deems it necessary. If interviews are conducted, selection will be made following interviews.

Please contact TxDOT Aviation for any technical or procedural questions at (800) 68-PILOT (74568). For procedural questions, please contact Beverly Longfellow. For technical questions, please contact Megan McLellan, Project Manager.

For questions regarding responding to this solicitation in eGrants, please contact the TxDOT Aviation help desk at (800) 687-4568 or avn-egrantshelp@txdot.gov.

TRD-201702770

Joanne Wright

Deputy General Counsel

Texas Department of Transportation

Filed: July 24, 2017


Public Notice - Aviation

Pursuant to Transportation Code, §21.111, and Title 43, Texas Administrative Code, §30.209, the Texas Department of Transportation conducts public hearings to receive comments from interested parties concerning proposed approval of various aviation projects.

For information regarding actions and times for aviation public hearings, please go to the following website:

www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/get-involved/about/hearings-meetings.html

Or visit www.txdot.gov, and under How Do I, choose Find Hearings and Meetings, then choose Hearings and Meetings, and then choose Schedule.

Or contact Texas Department of Transportation, Aviation Division, 150 East Riverside, Austin, Texas 78704, (512) 416-4500 or (800) 68-PILOT.

TRD-201702734

Joanne Wright

Deputy General Counsel

Texas Department of Transportation

Filed: July 19, 2017


Public Notice - Photographic Traffic Signal Enforcement Systems: Municipal Reporting of Traffic Crashes

The Texas Department of Transportation (department) is requesting that each municipality subject to the requirements contained in Transportation Code, §707.004 provide the required data to the department no later than October 27, 2017 in order for the department to meet the mandated deadline for an annual report to the Texas Legislature.

Pursuant to Transportation Code, §707.004, each municipality operating a photographic traffic signal enforcement system or planning to install such a system must compile and submit to the department certain statistical information. Before installing such a system, the municipality is required to submit a written report on the number and type of traffic crashes that have occurred at the intersection over the last 18 months prior to installation. The municipality is also required to provide annual reports to the department after installation showing the number and type of crashes that have occurred at the intersection.

The department is required by Transportation Code, §707.004 to produce an annual report of the information submitted to the department by December 1 of each year.

The department has created a web page detailing municipal reporting requirements and to allow the required data to be submitted electronically:

http://www.txdot.gov/driver/laws/red-light.html

For additional information contact the Texas Department of Transportation, Traffic Operations Division, 125 East 11th Street, Austin, Texas 78701-2483 or call (512) 486-5702.

TRD-201702798

Angie Parker

Associate General Counsel

Texas Department of Transportation

Filed: July 26, 2017