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Office of the Attorney General

Texas Water Code Settlement Notice

Notice is hereby given by the State of Texas of the following proposed resolution of an environmental enforcement lawsuit under the Texas Water Code. Before the State may settle a judicial enforcement action under the Texas Water Code, the State shall permit the public to comment in writing on the proposed judgment. The Attorney General will consider any written comments and may withdraw or withhold consent to the proposed agreed judgment if the comments disclose facts or considerations that indicate that the consent is inappropriate, improper, inadequate, or inconsistent with the requirements of the Code.

Case Title and Court: State of Texas v. Verona Special Utility District, Cause No. D-1-GN-17-002838; in the 250th Judicial District Court, Travis County, Texas.

Nature of suit and Defendant's operations: Defendant Verona Special Utility District is a water district located near the cities of Blue Ridge and Princeton in Collin County, Texas. The State initiated this suit to enforce Texas statutes and rules governing water districts. Specifically, Defendant had failed to submit its annual financial reporting documents to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality ("TCEQ") for fiscal years 2003 to 2015; and failed to provide the TCEQ with the District's registration information.

Proposed Agreed Final Judgment: The proposed Agreed Final Judgment and Permanent Injunction ("Judgment") requires Defendant to submit all outstanding financial reports and annual filing affidavit for each of the fiscal years 2003 through 2016 to TCEQ within thirty days of the Judgment, and to make timely submissions of such documents for all future fiscal years. It assesses civil penalties against Defendant in the amount of $22,250, and awards the State its reasonable attorney's fees in the amount of $10,000.

For a complete description of the proposed settlement, the complete Judgment should be reviewed. Requests for copies of the Judgment, and written comments on the proposed settlement, should be directed to Phillip Ledbetter, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Texas Attorney General, P.O. Box 12548, MC 066, Austin, Texas 78711-2548; phone (512) 475-4152; facsimile (512) 320-0911. Written comments must be received within 30 days of publication of this notice to be considered.

TRD-201704806

Amanda Crawford

General Counsel

Office of the Attorney General

Filed: November 27, 2017


Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner

Notice of Rate Ceilings

The Consumer Credit Commissioner of Texas has ascertained the following rate ceilings by use of the formulas and methods described in §§303.003, 303.009 and 304.003, Texas Finance Code.

The weekly ceiling as prescribed by §303.003 and §303.009 for the period of 11/27/17 - 12/03/17 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 11/27/17 - 12/03/17 is 18% for Commercial over $250,000.

The judgment ceiling as prescribed by §304.003 for the period of 12/01/17 - 12/31/17 is 5.00% for Consumer/Agricultural/Commercial credit through $250,000.

The judgment ceiling as prescribed by §304.003 for the period of 12/01/17 - 12/31/17 is 5.00% for commercial over $250,000.

1 Credit for personal, family or household use.

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

TRD-201704750

Leslie L. Pettijohn

Commissioner

Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner

Filed: November 21, 2017


Notice of Rate Ceilings

The Consumer Credit Commissioner of Texas has ascertained the following rate ceilings by use of the formulas and methods described in §§303.003, 303.005, 303.008, 303.009, 304.003, and 346.101, Texas Finance Code.

The weekly ceiling as prescribed by §303.003 and §303.009 for the period of 12/04/17 - 12/10/17 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 12/04/17 - 12/10/17 is 18% for Commercial over $250,000.

The monthly ceiling as prescribed by §303.0053 for the period of 11/01/17 - 11/30/17 is 18% or Consumer/Agricultural/Commercial credit through $250,000.

The monthly ceiling as prescribed by §303.005 for the period of 11/01/17 - 11/30/17 is 18% for Commercial over $250,000.

The standard quarterly rate as prescribed by §303.008 and §303.009 for the period of 01/01/18 - 03/31/18 is 18% for Consumer/Agricultural/Commercial credit through $250,000.

The standard quarterly rate as prescribed by §303.008 and §303.009 for the period of 01/01/18 - 03/31/18 is 18% for Commercial over $250,000.

The retail credit card quarterly rate as prescribed by §303.0091 for the period of 01/01/18 - 03/31/18 is 18% for Consumer/Agricultural/Commercial credit through $250,000.

The lender credit card quarterly rate as prescribed by §346.1011 for the period of 01/01/18 - 03/31/18 is 18% for Consumer/Agricultural/Commercial credit through $250,000.

The standard annual rate as prescribed by §303.008 and §303.0094 for the period of 01/01/18 - 03/31/18 is 18% for Consumer/Agricultural/Commercial credit through $250,000.

The standard annual rate as prescribed by §303.008 and §303.009 for the period of 01/01/18 - 03/31/18 is 18% for Commercial over $250,000.

The retail credit card annual rate as prescribed by §303.0091 for the period of 01/01/18 - 03/31/18 is 18% for Consumer/Agricultural/Commercial credit through $250,000.

The judgment ceiling as prescribed by §304.003 for the period of 12/01/17 - 12/31/17 is 5.00% for Consumer/Agricultural/Commercial credit through $250,000.

The judgment ceiling as prescribed §304.003 for the period of 12/01/17 - 12/31/17 is 5.00% for Commercial over $250,000.

1 Credit for personal, family or household use.

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

3 For variable rate commercial transactions only.

4 Only for open-end credit as defined in §301.002(14), Texas Finance Code.

TRD-201704817

Leslie L. Pettijohn

Commissioner

Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner

Filed: November 28, 2017


Texas Education Agency

Request for Applications Concerning the 2018-2019 Technology Lending Grant

Eligible Applicants. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is requesting applications under RFA #701-18-103 from eligible applicants, which include local educational agencies (LEAs) that have an enrollment of at least 40% economically disadvantaged students at the participating campus(es) and either (a) LEAs with a Technology Plan on file with TEA for the 2016-2017 school year or (b) that show evidence of a current local technology plan on participating campuses. The 2016-2017 Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) Campus Report data from the Texas Student Data System Public Education Information Management System (TSDS PEIMS), https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/tapr/2017/srch.html?srch=C, will be used to determine the percentage of economically disadvantaged students at the participating campus(es).

Description. Texas Education Code, §32.301, as added by House Bill 3526, Regular Session, 2017, authorizes TEA to establish the Technology Lending Grant. The program awards grants to LEAs to implement a technology lending program to loan students the equipment necessary to access and use digital instructional materials. With the 2018-2019 Technology Lending Grant, LEAs can continue using digital instructional materials while ensuring equitable access for students through loaned equipment for learning off campus.

For the purposes of this program, "equipment" means personal, portable wireless devices such as laptops, tablets, or other technological devices that provide access to those digital materials required to meet the objectives of the district's or charter school's technology plan. The purchase of equipment includes an operating system and productivity software, where applicable.

Dates of Project. The 2018-2019 Technology Lending Grant will be implemented during the 2018-2019 school year. Applicants should plan for a starting date of no earlier than May 1, 2018, and an ending date of no later than August 31, 2019.

Project Amount. Approximately $10 million is available for funding the 2018-2019 Technology Lending Grant. It is anticipated that approximately 140 grants will be awarded ranging in amounts from $50,000 to $150,000. This project is funded 100 percent with state funds.

Selection Criteria. Applications will be selected based on the ability of each applicant to carry out all requirements contained in the RFA. Reviewers will evaluate applications based on the overall quality and validity of the proposed grant programs and the extent to which the applications address the primary objectives and intent of the project. Applications must address each requirement as specified in the RFA to be considered for funding. TEA reserves the right to select from the highest-ranking applications those that address all requirements in the RFA.

TEA is not obligated to approve an application, provide funds, or endorse any application submitted in response to this RFA. This RFA does not commit TEA to pay any costs before an application is approved. The issuance of this RFA does not obligate TEA to award a grant or pay any costs incurred in preparing a response.

Requesting the Application. The complete RFA will be posted on the TEA Grant Opportunities web page at http://tea4avoswald.tea.state.tx.us/GrantOpportunities/forms/GrantProgramSearch.aspx for viewing and downloading. In the "Search Options" box, select the name of the RFA from the drop-down list. Scroll down to the "Application and Support Information" section to view and download all documents that pertain to this RFA.

Further Information. To make sure that no prospective applicant obtains a competitive advantage because of acquisition of information unknown to other prospective applicants, any and all questions must be submitted in writing to techlending@tea.texas.gov, the TEA email address identified in the program guidelines of the RFA, no later than Friday, December 22, 2017. All questions and the written answers thereto will be posted on the TEA Grant Opportunities web page in the format of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) by Monday, January 5, 2018. In the "Search Options" box, select the name of the RFA from the drop-down list. Scroll down to the "Application and Support Information" section to view all documents that pertain to this RFA.

Deadline for Receipt of Applications. Applications must be received in the TEA Document Control Center by 5:00 p.m. (Central Time), Tuesday, February 6, 2018, to be eligible to be considered for funding. TEA will not accept applications by email. Applications may be delivered to the TEA visitors' reception area on the second floor of the William B. Travis Building, 1701 North Congress Avenue (at 17th Street and North Congress, two blocks north of the Capitol), Austin, Texas 78701 or mailed to Document Control Center, Grants Administration Division, Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701-1494.

TRD-201704854

Cristina De La Fuente-Valadez

Director, Rulemaking

Texas Education Agency

Filed: November 29, 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 January 8, 2018. 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 January 8, 2018. Written comments may also be sent by facsimile machine to the enforcement coordinator at (512) 239-2550. The commission 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: Adventure Autos Of Dallas LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0537-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN109711044; LOCATION: Dallas, Dallas County; TYPE OF FACILITY: used car lot; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §114.20(c)(1) and Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.085(b), by failing to ensure a motor vehicle is equipped with either the emissions control systems or devices that were originally a part of the motor vehicle or motor vehicle engine, or an alternate emissions control system or device, prior to offering to sell the motor vehicle; PENALTY: $1,500; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Shelby Orme, (512) 239-4575; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(2) COMPANY: AustinSeventyOne, Limited; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-1070-EAQ-E; IDENTIFIER: RN109690867; LOCATION: Austin, Travis County; TYPE OF FACILITY: construction site; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §213.23(a)(1), by failing to obtain approval of a Contributing Zone Plan prior to commencing a regulated activity over the Edwards Aquifer; PENALTY: $7,500; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Sandra Douglas, (512) 239-2549; REGIONAL OFFICE: 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building A, Austin, Texas 78753, (512) 339-2929.

(3) COMPANY: Blattner Energy, Incorporated; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-1471-WQ-E; IDENTIFIER: RN109447748; LOCATION: Big Lake, Reagan County; TYPE OF FACILITY: construction site; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §281.25(a)(4), by failing to obtain a Construction General Permit; PENALTY: $875; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Alex Laje, (512) 239-2547; REGIONAL OFFICE: 622 South Oakes, Suite K, San Angelo, Texas 76903-7035, (325) 655-9479.

(4) COMPANY: City of Comanche; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0714-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101200962; LOCATION: Comanche, Comanche County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.115(f)(1) and Texas Health and Safety Code, §341.0315(c), by failing to comply with the maximum contaminant level of 0.060 milligrams per liter for haloacetic acids, based on the locational running annual average; PENALTY: $426; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: James Boyle, (512) 239-2527; REGIONAL OFFICE: 1977 Industrial Boulevard, Abilene, Texas 79602-7833, (325) 698-9674.

(5) COMPANY: City of Kosse; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0769-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101919702; LOCATION: Kosse, Limestone 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 WQ0011405001, Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements Numbers 1, 2, and 3, by failing to comply with permitted effluent limitations; PENALTY: $18,562; Supplemental Environmental Project offset amount of $14,850; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Caleb Olson, (512) 239-2541; REGIONAL OFFICE: 6801 Sanger Avenue, Suite 2500, Waco, Texas 76710-7826, (254) 751-0335.

(6) COMPANY: City of La Grulla; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0255-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101417335; LOCATION: La Grulla, Starr County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.46(m), by failing to initiate maintenance and housekeeping practices to ensure the good working condition and general appearance of the facility and its equipment; 30 TAC §290.42(d)(11)(G), by failing to equip each filter installed after October 1, 2000, with facilities that allow the filter to be completely drained without removing other filters from service; 30 TAC §290.42(d)(11)(F)(vii), by failing to provide air scour backwash or surface wash facilities for filters installed after January 1, 1996; 30 TAC §290.45(b)(2)(B) and Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC), §341.0315(c), by failing to provide a treatment plant capacity of 0.6 gallon per minute (gpm) per connection; 30 TAC §290.45(b)(2)(A) and THSC, §341.0315(c), by failing to provide a raw water pump capacity of 0.6 gpm per connection with the largest pump out of service; 30 TAC §290.46(f)(2) and (3)(A)(iii), by failing to properly maintain water works operation and maintenance records and make them available for review to the executive director during the investigation; 30 TAC §290.42(e)(4)(C), by failing to provide adequate ventilation, which includes high level and floor level screened vents, for all enclosures in which gas chlorine is being stored or fed; 30 TAC §290.42(f)(1)(E)(ii)(I), by failing to provide adequate containment facilities for all liquid chemical storage tanks; 30 TAC §290.46(s)(1), by failing to calibrate the facility's two flow meters annually; 30 TAC §290.46(m)(4), by failing to maintain all distribution system lines, storage and pressure maintenance facilities, water treatment units, and all related appurtenances in a watertight condition; 30 TAC §290.46(m), by failing to initiate maintenance and housekeeping practices to ensure the good working condition and general appearance of the facility and its equipment; 30 TAC §290.46(d)(2)(A) and §290.110(b)(4) and THSC, §341.0315(c), by failing to maintain a disinfectant residual of at least 0.2 milligrams per liter of free chlorine throughout the distribution system at all times; PENALTY: $3,829; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Ryan Byer, (512) 239-2571; REGIONAL OFFICE: 1804 West Jefferson Avenue, Harlingen, Texas 78550-5247, (956) 425-6010.

(7) COMPANY: City of Lott; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-1106-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102697786; LOCATION: Lott, Falls County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.115(f)(1) and Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC), §341.0315(c), by failing to comply with the maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 0.060 milligrams per liter (mg/L) for haloacetic acids, based on the locational running annual average; and 30 TAC §290.115(f)(1) and THSC, §341.0315(c), by failing to comply with the MCL of 0.080 mg/L for total trihalomethanes, based on the locational running annual average; PENALTY: $345; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: James Boyle, (512) 239-2527; REGIONAL OFFICE: 6801 Sanger Avenue, Suite 2500, Waco, Texas 76710-7826, (254) 751-0335.

(8) COMPANY: Corey Steven Abel, Trustee of The Castlecomb Trust dba Castlecomb Water System; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-2049-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN104482013; LOCATION: Kerrville, Kerr County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.46(m)(4), by failing to maintain all distribution system lines, storage and pressure maintenance facilities, water treatment units, and all related appurtenances in a watertight condition; 30 TAC §290.46(m), by failing to initiate maintenance and housekeeping practices to ensure the good working condition and general appearance of the facility and its equipment; 30 TAC §290.43(c)(2), by failing to ensure that the roof hatch remains locked except during inspections and maintenance; 30 TAC §290.42(m) and §290.43(e), by failing to provide an intruder-resistant fence that remains locked when the facility is unattended; 30 TAC §290.46(n)(2), by failing to provide an accurate and up-to-date map of the distribution system so that valves and mains can be easily located during emergencies; and 30 TAC §290.46(i), by failing to adopt an adequate plumbing ordinance, regulations, or service agreement with provisions for proper enforcement to ensure that neither cross-connections nor other unacceptable plumbing practices are permitted; PENALTY: $450; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: James Fisher, (512) 239-2537; REGIONAL OFFICE: 14250 Judson Road, San Antonio, Texas 78233-4480, (210) 490-3096.

(9) COMPANY: DCP Operating Company, LP; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-1315-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100219047; LOCATION: Andrews, Andrews County; TYPE OF FACILITY: natural gas compressor station; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §101.201(a)(1)(B) and §122.143(4), Federal Operating Permit (FOP) Number O2537, Special Terms and Conditions (STC) Number 2.F, and Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC), §382.085(b), by failing to submit an initial notification within 24 hours of discovery of an emissions event; and 30 TAC §116.115(b)(2)(F) and (c) and §122.143(4), FOP Number O1235, STC Number 6, New Source Review Permit Number 92352, Special Conditions Number 1, and THSC, §382.085(b), by failing to prevent unauthorized emissions; PENALTY: $4,000; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: David Carney, (512) 239-2583; REGIONAL OFFICE: 9900 West IH-20, Suite 100, Midland, Texas 79706, (432) 570-1359.

(10) COMPANY: ESHAL ILF, INCORPORATED dba Amigo Food Market; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-1029-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101837151; LOCATION: Houston, Harris County; TYPE OF FACILITY: out-of-service underground storage tank (UST); RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.49(a)(2) and (c)(2)(C) and §334.54(c)(1) and TWC, §26.3475(d), by failing to ensure the corrosion protection system was operated and maintained in a manner that will ensure corrosion protection is continuously provided to the UST system; 30 TAC §334.49(c)(2)(C) and §334.54(c)(1), by failing to have cathodic protection inspected and tested for operability and adequacy of protection at a frequency of at least once every three years; PENALTY: $3,973; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Carlos Molina, (512) 239-2557; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(11) COMPANY: Fort Bend County Water Control and Improvement District Number 2; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0775-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102992872; LOCATION: Stafford, Fort Bend County; TYPE OF FACILITY: wastewater treatment facility; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §305.125(1), TWC, §26.121(a)(1), and Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Number WQ0010086001, Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements Number 1, by failing to comply with permitted effluent limitations; PENALTY: $28,125; Supplement Environmental Project offset amount of $22,500; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Steven Van Landingham, (512) 239-5717; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(12) COMPANY: GREEN CREEK WATER SUPPLY CORPORATION; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-1109-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101268688; LOCATION: Stephenville, Erath County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.121(a) and (b), and 30 TAC §290.45(f)(4) and (5) and Texas Health and Safety Code, §341.0315(c), by failing to provide a water purchase contract that authorizes a maximum daily purchase rate or a uniform purchase rate to meet a minimum production capacity of 0.6 gallon per minute (gpm) per connection and that authorizes a maximum hourly purchase rate plus the actual service pump capacity of at least 2.0 gpm per connection or provide at least 1,000 gpm and be able to meet peak hourly demands, whichever is less; 30 TAC §290.121(a) and (b), by failing to maintain a chemical and microbiological monitoring plan that identifies all sampling locations, describes the sampling frequency, and specifies the analytical procedures and laboratories that the facility will use to comply with the monitoring requirements; 30 TAC §290.46(z), by failing to create a nitrification action plan for systems distributing chloraminated water; 30 TAC §290.110(c)(5), by failing to conduct chloramine effectiveness sampling to sampling to ensure that monochloramine is the prevailing chloramine species and that nitrification is controlled; 30 TAC §290.46(f)(2) and (3)(B)(iv), by failing to maintain water works operation and maintenance records and make them readily available for review by the executive director upon request; PENALTY: $539; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Ross Luedtke, (512) 239-3157; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(13) COMPANY: GREEN SPRINGS WATER SUPPLY CORPORATION; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0712-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101180792; LOCATION: Crossroads, Denton County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.117(c)(2)(A), (h), and (i)(1), by failing to collect lead and copper tap samples at the required 20 sample sites, have the samples analyzed, and report the results to the executive director (ED) for the January 1, 2016 - June 30, 2016 and the July 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016, monitoring periods; 30 TAC §290.117(c)(2)(B), (h), and (i)(1), by failing to collect lead and copper tap samples at the required ten sample sites, have the samples analyzed, and report the results to the ED for the January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015, monitoring period; 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, and report the results to the ED for the January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2014, monitoring period; PENALTY: $792; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: James Boyle, (512) 239-2527; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(14) COMPANY: J.H. Strain and Sons, Incorporated; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-1372-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102432564; LOCATION: Tye, Taylor County; TYPE OF FACILITY: fleet refueling facility; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.8(c)(5)(A)(i), by failing to possess a valid TCEQ Delivery Certificate prior to receiving fuel; PENALTY: $875; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Keith Frank, (512) 239-1203; REGIONAL OFFICE: 1977 Industrial Boulevard, Abilene, Texas 79602-7833, (325) 698-9674.

(15) COMPANY: Jeffry L. Flanigan; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-1388-WOC-E; IDENTIFIER: RN103616835; LOCATION: Parker, Collin County; TYPE OF FACILITY: occupational license; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §30.5(a), by failing to obtain a required occupational license; PENALTY: $175; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Abigail Lindsey, (512) 239-2576; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(16) COMPANY: John Rodell dba West Cedar Creek Water System; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0980-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101225621; LOCATION: Buffalo, Leon 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 for the third and fourth quarters of 2016 and failing to provide public notification and submit a copy of the notification to the ED regarding the failure to submit a DLQOR for the third quarter of 2016; 30 TAC §290.117(c)(2)(C), (h), and (i)(1) and §290.122(c)(2)(A) and (f), by failing to collect lead and copper tap samples at the required five sample sites, have the samples analyzed, and report the results to the ED for the January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2016, monitoring period, 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, 2014 - December 31, 2016, monitoring period; 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 for the January 1, 2011 - December 31, 2013, monitoring period; 30 TAC §290.109(d)(4)(B) (formerly §290.109(c)(4)(B)) and §290.122(c)(2)(A) and (f), by failing to collect a raw groundwater source Escherichia coli (E.Coli) sample from the facility's one active source within 24 hours of notification of a distribution total coliform-positive result on a routine sample during the month of July 2016 and failing to provide public notification and submit a copy of the notification to the ED regarding the failure to collect a raw groundwater source E.coli sample during the month of July 2016; PENALTY: $887; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Steven Hall, (512) 239-2569; REGIONAL OFFICE: 6801 Sanger Avenue, Suite 2500, Waco, Texas 76710-7826, (254) 751-0335.

(17) COMPANY: Judson Independent School District; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0799-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN106851983; LOCATION: San Antonio, Bexar 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 WQ0015141001, Interim Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements Number 1, by failing to comply with permitted effluent limitations; PENALTY: $5,500; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: James Boyle, (512) 239-2527; REGIONAL OFFICE: 14250 Judson Road, San Antonio, Texas 78233-4480, (210) 490-3096.

(18) COMPANY: Lazarus Refining and Marketing, LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-1033-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN105094031; LOCATION: Nixon, Wilson County; TYPE OF FACILITY: petroleum refinery; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §116.115(c), New Source Review (NSR) Permit Number 81194, Special Conditions (SC) Number 10.D, and Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC), §382.085(b), by failing to install a flow monitor on the flare; and 30 TAC §116.115(c), NSR Permit Number 81194, SC Number 12.G, and THSC, §382.085(b), by failing to keep records of tank throughput for each tank; PENALTY: $1,588; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Carol McGrath, (210)403-4063; REGIONAL OFFICE: 14250 Judson Road, San Antonio, Texas 78233-4480, (210) 490-3096.

(19) COMPANY: LUCKY LADY OIL COMPANY; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-1152-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102497161; LOCATION: Fort Worth, Tarrant 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: $2,356; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Epifanio Villarreal, (361) 825-3421; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(20) COMPANY: Ranglers Group Incorporated; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0481-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101568855; LOCATION: Stephenville, Erath 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: $3,375; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: James Boyle, (512) 239-2527; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(21) COMPANY: Ronald L. Hanselman, Jr.; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-1389-WOC-E; IDENTIFIER: RV109275610; LOCATION: Cresson, Parker County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public waster supply; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §30.5(a), by failing to obtain a required occupational license; PENALTY: $175; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Abigail Lindsey, (512) 239-2576; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(22) COMPANY: SBE ENTERPRISES, INCORPORATED dba Ekko Fuels and Oil; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-1213-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100533025; LOCATION: Houston, Harris County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §115.245(2) and Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.085(b), by failing to verify proper operation of the Stage II equipment at least once every 12 months, and the vapor space manifolding and dynamic back pressure at least once every 36 months or upon major system replacement or modification, whichever occurs first; PENALTY: $1,736; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Carlos Molina, (512) 239-2557; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(23) COMPANY: Scott Perdue; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-1365-WOC-E; IDENTIFIER: RN109830349; LOCATION: Cresson, Parker County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §30.5(a), by failing to obtain a required occupational license; PENALTY: $175; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Abigail Lindsey, (512) 239-2576; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(24) COMPANY: Shane Taylor and Conway Clary; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0635-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102434362; LOCATION: Matador, Motley County; TYPE OF FACILITY: out-of-service underground storage tanks (USTs); RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.7(d)(1)(A) and (B) and (3), by failing to notify the agency of any change or addition within 30 days from the date of the occurrence of the change or addition, or within 30 days from the date on which the owner or operator first became aware of the change or addition; and 30 TAC §334.602(a) and §334.603(b), by failing to identify and designate for the UST facility at least one named individual for each class of operator - Class A, Class B, and Class C; PENALTY: $2,250; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Steven Stump, (512) 239-1343; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5012 50th Street, Suite 100, Lubbock, Texas 79414-3426, (806) 796-7092.

(25) COMPANY: SHARDA CONVENIENCE STORE, INCORPORATED dba Sunrise Market 1; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1438-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102358108; LOCATION: Rockport, Aransas County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §37.815(a) and (b), by failing to demonstrate acceptable financial assurance for taking corrective action and for compensating third parties for bodily injury and property damage caused by accidental releases arising from the operation of petroleum underground storage tanks (USTs); 30 TAC §334.8(c)(4)(A)(vii) and (5)(B)(ii), by failing to renew a previously issued UST delivery certificate by submitting a properly completed UST registration and self-certification form at least 30 days before the expiration date; 30 TAC §334.8(c)(5)(A)(i) and TWC, §26.3467(a), by failing to make available to a common carrier a valid, current TCEQ delivery certificate before accepting delivery of a regulated substance into the USTs; 30 TAC §334.72, by failing to report a suspected release to the TCEQ within 72 hours of discovery; 30 TAC §334.74, by failing to investigate a suspected release of regulated substance within 30 days of discovery; PENALTY: $46,365; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Steven Stump, (512) 239-1343; REGIONAL OFFICE: 6300 Ocean Drive, Suite 1200, Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5503, (361) 825-3100.

(26) COMPANY: The Methodist Hospital; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-1038-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102962446; LOCATION: Houston, Harris County; TYPE OF FACILITY: hospital; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §122.143(4) and §122.146(2), Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC), §382.085(b), and Federal Operating Permit (FOP) Number O3400, General Terms and Conditions (GTC), by failing to submit a Permit Compliance Certification within 30 days after the end of the certification period; and 30 TAC §122.143(4) and §122.145(2)(C), THSC, §382.085(b), and FOP Number O3400, GTC, by failing to submit a deviation report within 30 days after the end of the reporting period; PENALTY: $7,126; Supplemental Environmental Project offset amount of $5,701; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: David Carney, (512) 239-2583; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

TRD-201704721

Charmaine Backens

Director, Litigation Division

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: November 20, 2017


Enforcement Orders

An agreed order was adopted regarding CEMEX Construction Materials South, LLC, Docket No. 2016-0482-PWS-E on November 28, 2017, assessing $750 in administrative penalties with $150 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Yuliya Dunaway, 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 J & J'S PROPERTY INVESTMENT, LLC dba River Haven RV Resort, Docket No. 2016-1309-PWS-E on November 28, 2017, assessing $905 in administrative penalties with $181 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Yuliya Dunaway, 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 Harrington Environmental Services, LLC, Docket No. 2016-1333-MLM-E on November 28, 2017, assessing $6,250 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Ryan Rutledge, 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 AMR FINANCIALS, INC dba Sunny Food Mart, Docket No. 2017-0304-PST-E on November 28, 2017, assessing $3,375 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Eric Grady, 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 JPN ENTERPRISE, LLC dba GSES Dry Clean Super Center, Docket No. 2017-0337-MLM-E on November 28, 2017, assessing $4,612 in administrative penalties with $922 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Epifanio Villarreal, 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 82L, LLC dba Tega Kid's Superplex, Docket No. 2017-0362-PWS-E on November 28, 2017, assessing $450 in administrative penalties with $450 deferred. 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.

An agreed order was adopted regarding DONA PAOLA, LLC, Docket No. 2017-0499-PST-E on November 28, 2017, assessing $6,984 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Eric Grady, 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 Lone Star Growers, L.P., Docket No. 2017-0528-WQ-E on November 28, 2017, assessing $2,500 in administrative penalties with $500 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Farhaud Abbaszadeh, 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 COASTAL TRANSPORT CO., INC., Docket No. 2017-0548-PST-E on November 28, 2017, assessing $3,105 in administrative penalties with $621 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Epifanio Villarreal, 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 BA PROPERTIES MANAGEMENT, INC. dba Sunmart 421 and dba Sunmart 317, Docket No. 2017-0565-PST-E on November 28, 2017, assessing $6,750 in administrative penalties with $1,350 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Carlos Molina, 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 Leander Independent School District, Docket No. 2017-0606-PST-E on November 28, 2017, assessing $4,500 in administrative penalties with $900 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Stephanie McCurley, 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 COASTAL TRANSPORT CO., INC., Docket No. 2017-0647-PST-E on November 28, 2017, assessing $3,105 in administrative penalties with $621 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Jonathan Nguyen, 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 CITY READY MIX, INC., Docket No. 2017-0679-WQ-E on November 28, 2017, assessing $1,125 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Jake Marx, 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 HB Estates Water Supply Corporation, Docket No. 2017-0684-PWS-E on November 28, 2017, assessing $225 in administrative penalties with $45 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Melissa Castro, 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 SCOTT MANUFACTURING, INC., Docket No. 2017-0723-PWS-E on November 28, 2017, assessing $153 in administrative penalties with $153 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Epifanio Villarreal, 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 Duval County Conservation and Reclamation District, Docket No. 2017-0732-PWS-E on November 28, 2017, assessing $845 in administrative penalties with $169 deferred. 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 LRZ INVESTMENTS INC dba LRZ Corner Store, Docket No. 2017-0752-PST-E on November 28, 2017, assessing $4,317 in administrative penalties with $863 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Carlos Molina, 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 THREE PAKS, INC. dba Three Way, Docket No. 2017-0754-PST-E on November 28, 2017, assessing $2,813 in administrative penalties with $562 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Keith Frank, 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 NORTH IH35 INVESTMENTS INCORPORATED, Docket No. 2017-0755-PWS-E on November 28, 2017, assessing $1,018 in administrative penalties with $203 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Ronica Rodriguez, 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 SWWC Utilities, Inc., Docket No. 2017-0796-PWS-E on November 28, 2017, assessing $250 in administrative penalties with $50 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Ross Luedtke, 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 Enterprise Products Operating LLC, Docket No. 2017-0802-IWD-E on November 28, 2017, assessing $1,300 in administrative penalties with $260 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Melissa Castro, 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 City of Roma, Docket No. 2017-0830-PWS-E on November 28, 2017, assessing $1,251 in administrative penalties with $250 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Ronica Rodriguez, 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 HIREN BUSINESS INC. dba Fast N Go, Docket No. 2017-0851-PST-E on November 28, 2017, assessing $3,504 in administrative penalties with $700 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Jonathan Nguyen, 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 ZR CO, INC., Docket No. 2017-0876-PST-E on November 28, 2017, assessing $3,375 in administrative penalties with $675 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Claudia Corrales, 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 OIL PURIFICATION SPECIALISTS, INC. dba OPS Fuel Service, Docket No. 2017-0919-PST-E on November 28, 2017, assessing $1,233 in administrative penalties with $246 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Keith Frank, 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 Bellville Independent School District, Docket No. 2017-0920-PST-E on November 28, 2017, assessing $2,438 in administrative penalties with $487 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Ariel Ramirez, 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 Sienna Shipyards, LLC, Docket No. 2017-0942-IHW-E on November 28, 2017, assessing $1,250 in administrative penalties with $250 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Melissa Castro, 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 E. S. WATER UTILITY CONSOLIDATORS INC., Docket No. 2017-0967-PWS-E on November 28, 2017, assessing $756 in administrative penalties with $151 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Ronica Rodriguez, 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 Children's Medical Center of Dallas, Docket No. 2017-0978-PST-E on November 28, 2017, assessing $2,438 in administrative penalties with $487 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Melissa Castro, 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 Vishva, Inc. dba Pac N Go 906, Docket No. 2017-1046-PST-E on November 28, 2017, assessing $3,751 in administrative penalties with $750 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Epifanio Villarreal, 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 Valeria Lynn Raub dba Cypress Gardens Mobile Home Subdivision, Docket No. 2017-1047-PWS-E on November 28, 2017, assessing $305 in administrative penalties with $61 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Michaelle Garza, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

A field citation was adopted regarding Hays, Ronnie B., Docket No. 2017-1231-WOC-E on November 28, 2017, assessing $175 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this citation 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.

TRD-201704862

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: November 29, 2017


Notice of Hearing

AURORA READYMIX CONCRETE, LLC

SOAH Docket No. 582-18-0679

TCEQ Docket No. 2017-1060-AIR

Proposed Permit No. 138224

APPLICATION.

Aurora ReadyMix Concrete, LLC, 1242 Ravenscourt Drive, Sugar Land, Texas 77498-2721, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for issuance of Proposed Air Quality Permit Number 138224, which would authorize construction of a Concrete Batch Plant located at 5715 Schurmier Road, Houston, Harris County, Texas 77048. This application was submitted to the TCEQ on January 15, 2016. The proposed facility will emit the following air contaminants: particulate matter including particulate matter with diameters of 10 microns or less and 2.5 microns or less.

The TCEQ Executive Director has prepared a draft permit which, if approved, would establish the conditions under which the facility must operate. The Executive Director has made a preliminary decision to issue the permit because it meets all rules and regulations. The permit application, Executive Director's preliminary decision, and draft permit are available for viewing and copying at the TCEQ central office, the TCEQ Houston regional office, and at the Johnson Public Library, 3517 Reed Road, Houston, Texas. The facility's compliance file, if any exists, is available for public review at the TCEQ Houston Regional Office, 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas. As a public courtesy, we have provided the following Web page to an online map of the site or the facility's general location. The online map is not part of the application or the notice: http://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/hb610/index.html?lat=29.607715&lng=-95.321438&zoom=13&type=r. For the exact location, refer to the application.

CONTESTED CASE HEARING.

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

10:00 a.m. - January 9, 2018

City of Houston - City Hall Annex Chamber 900 Bagby Street, Public Level, Houston, Texas 77002

The purpose of a preliminary hearing is to establish jurisdiction, name the parties, establish a procedural schedule for the remainder of the proceeding, allow an opportunity for settlement discussions, and to address other matters as determined by the judge. The evidentiary hearing phase of the proceeding will be similar to a civil trial in state district court. The hearing will address the disputed issues of fact identified in the TCEQ order concerning this application issued on September 25, 2017. In addition to these issues, the judge may consider additional issues if certain factors are met.

The hearing will be conducted in accordance with the Chapter 2001, Texas Government Code; Chapter 382, Texas Health and Safety Code; TCEQ rules including 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 116, Subchapters A and B; and the procedural rules of the TCEQ and SOAH, including 30 TAC Chapter 80 and 1 TAC Chapter 155. The hearing will be held unless all timely hearing requests have been withdrawn or denied.

To request to be a party, you must attend the hearing and show you would be affected by the application in a way not common to the general public. Any person may attend the hearing and request to be a party. Only persons named as parties may participate at the hearing.

MAILING LIST.

You may ask to be placed on a mailing list to obtain additional information on this application by sending a request to the Office of the Chief Clerk at the address below.

AGENCY CONTACTS AND INFORMATION.

Public comments and requests must be submitted either electronically at www.tceq.texas.gov/goto/comments, or in writing to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Office of the Chief Clerk, MC-105, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087. If you communicate with the TCEQ electronically, please be aware that your email address, like your physical mailing address, will become part of the agency's public record. For more information about this permit application, the permitting process, or the contested case hearing process, please call the Public Education Program toll free at (800) 687-4040. Si desea información en Español, puede llamar al (800) 687-4040. General information regarding the TCEQ may be obtained electronically at http://www.tceq.texas.gov

In accordance with 1 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."

INFORMATION.

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

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

Further information may also be obtained from Aurora ReadyMix Concrete, LLC at the address stated above or by calling Mr. Venkata Godasi, Graduate Engineer at (713) 974-2272.

TRD-201704853

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: November 29, 2017


Notice of Informational Meeting for an Air Quality Standard Permit for Permanent Rock and Concrete Crushers Proposed Air Quality Registration Number 148928

APPLICATION. Asphalt Inc., LLC, 11675 Jollyville Road Suite 150, Austin, Texas 78759-4108 has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for an Air Quality Standard Permit, Registration Number 148928, which would authorize construction of a permanent rock crusher. The facility is proposed to be located at 10975 West Farm-to-Market Road 487, Florence, Williamson County, Texas 76527. This application is being processed in an expedited manner, as allowed by the commission's rules in 30 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 101, Subchapter J. This link to an electronic map of the site or facility's general location is provided as a public courtesy and not part of the application or notice. For exact location, refer to application. http://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/hb610/index.html?lat=30.84051&lng=-97.76366&zoom=13&type=r. This application was submitted to the TCEQ on October 9, 2017. The executive director has determined the application was technically complete on October 20, 2017.

The executive director shall approve or deny the application not later than 30 days after the end of the public comment period, considering all comments received within the comment period, and base this decision on whether the application meets the requirements of the standard permit.

CENTRAL/REGIONAL OFFICE. The application will be available for viewing and copying at the TCEQ Central Office and the TCEQ Austin Regional Office, located at 12100 Park 35 Circle Bldg. A Rm 179, Austin, Texas 78753-1808, during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The TCEQ will conduct an informational meeting to answer questions and discuss the application. The meeting will be held:

Monday, December 4, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center

1101 Woodlawn Avenue

Georgetown, Texas 78628

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

Further information may also be obtained from Asphalt Inc., LLC, 11675 Jollyville Road Suite 150, Austin, Texas 78759-4108, or by calling Mr. Eric Shelander, Environmental Specialist, Westward Environmental, Inc. at (830) 249-8284.

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.

Issued: November 21, 2017

TRD-201704775

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: November 21, 2017


Stakeholder Meetings on Landscape Irrigation Backflow Assemblies

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ or commission) will conduct stakeholder meetings to request input on changes to 30 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 344, Landscape Irrigation, Subchapter E, Backflow Prevention and Cross-Connections.

Stakeholder Meetings

January 9, 2018, at 6:00 p.m.

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Region 4

2309 Gravel Drive, Public Meeting Room

Fort Worth, Texas 76118

January 10, 2018, at 1:30 p.m.

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Region 5

2916 Teague Drive

Tyler, Texas 75701

January 11, 2018, at 6:00 p.m.

Magnolia Multi-Service Center

7027 Capitol Street

Houston, Texas 77011

January 16, 2018, at 1:30 p.m.

Tesoro Building

8700 Tesoro Drive, 1st Floor Conference Room

San Antonio, Texas 78217

January 17, 2018, at 1:30 p.m.

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Region 14

TAMUCC-NRC Building

6300 Ocean Drive

Corpus Christi, Texas 78412

January 18, 2018, at 6:00 p.m.

Harlingen Water Works Building

114 North L Street

Harlingen, Texas 78550

January 22, 2018, at 1:30 p.m.

El Paso Public Library

501 North Oregon Street

El Paso, Texas 79901

January 23, 2018, at 6:00 p.m.

Wolfforth Public Library Community Room

508 East Hwy 62/82

Wolfforth, Texas 79382

January 29, 2018, at 1:30 p.m.

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Region 11

12100 Park 35 Circle, Building E, Room 201S

Austin, Texas 78753

The webcast from the Austin meeting can be viewed at http://www.texasadmin.com/tx/tceq/.

Comments

Stakeholder comments may be submitted to Derek Baxter, Office of Legal Services, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, MC 205, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087, or faxed to (512) 239-4808. Electronic comments may be submitted at http://www1.tceq.texas.gov/rules/ecomments/. File size restrictions may apply to comments being submitted via the eComments system. All stakeholder comments should reference Rule Project Number 2018-004-344-CE. The comment period closes on February 28, 2018. For additional information please contact Melissa Keller, Program Support Section, at (512) 239-1768 or the Program Support Section Main Line (512) 239-0400.

Please note that this is an opportunity to provide informal comments to staff prior to the formal rulemaking process. While staff will review all comments received, the TCEQ will not be formally responding to any informal comments. A formal rule public hearing and comment period will occur following rule proposal by the commission.

TRD-201704812

Robert Martinez

Director, Environmental Law Division

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: November 27, 2017


Texas Facilities Commission

Request for Proposals #303-9-20620

The Texas Facilities Commission (TFC), on behalf of the Department of Public Safety--Highway Patrol (DPS), announces the issuance of Request for Proposals (RFP) #303-9-20620 Hidalgo County. TFC seeks a five (5) or ten (10) year lease of approximately 8,990 square feet of office space in Hidalgo County, Texas.

The deadline for questions is December 18, 2017, and the deadline for proposals is January 8, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. The award date is February 15, 2018. TFC reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals submitted. TFC is under no legal or other obligation to execute a lease on the basis of this notice or the distribution of an RFP. Neither this notice nor the RFP commits TFC to pay for any costs incurred prior to the award of a grant.

Parties interested in submitting a proposal may obtain information by contacting the Program Specialist, Evelyn Esquivel, at (512) 463-6494. A copy of the RFP may be downloaded from the Electronic State Business Daily at http://www.txsmartbuy.com/sp/303-9-20620.

TRD-201704780

Kay Molina

General Counsel

Texas Facilities Commission

Filed: November 21, 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 November 6, 2017, to November 22, 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 website. The notice was published on the website on Friday, December 1, 2017. The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:

Applicant: CEMEX

Location: The project site is located on the Houston Ship Channel, in Channelview, Harris County, Texas.

LATITUDE & LONGITUDE (NAD 83): 29.764003 -95.09083

Project Description: The applicant is requesting to extend period of time in which they are authorized to perform maintenance dredging at this location for a period of 10 years.

Type of Application: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) permit application #SWG-2007-01383. 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).

CMP Project No: 18-1047-F1

Applicant: Marian Maritime, LLC

Location: The project site is located on the Old River Cove portion of Sabine Lake, on Humble Island, near Port Arthur, in Orange County, Texas.

LATITUDE & LONGITUDE (NAD 83): 29.973831 -93.847308

Project Description: The applicant proposes to dredge approximately 15,281 cubic yards of material to facilitate the expansion of an existing commercial barge and push boat fleeting operation. The material will be mechanically dredged waterward of the mean high tide (MHT) line of the Old River Cove to a depth of 10 feet below mean low tide (MLT) with a two-foot over-dredge along approximately 284 linear feet of shoreline. Extending waterward between 100 and 200 feet from the shore of Humble Island, the approximate 0.789-acre dredge footprint includes 0.774 acres of Section 10/404 Open Water of the Old River Cove and approximately 0.015 acres of herbaceous sub-tidal wetlands. The proposed dredge depth (10 feet) will open up into, and match existing bottom elevations of the south-adjacent Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW). The applicant proposes bi-annual maintenance dredging to maintain the project-required depth of 10 feet.

The applicant stated that the proposed action includes dredge impacts only. Dredged material will be evenly spread in existing adjacent uplands west of the project area along approximately 2.74 acres of applicant-owned land with appropriate best management practices deployed to prevent sediments from returning to the GIWW. The applicant has stated that no fill material will be placed in wetlands and that no other jurisdictional wetlands or other special aquatic sites (including seagrass beds, oyster beds, tidal or mud flats) are proposed to be directly impacted by the project activities.

The upland area proposed for dredged material is directly adjacent to potential palustrine forested wetland areas and a navigable waterway. While the applicant has stated that best management practices will be utilized, there exists a probability of discharge of dredged material into these areas, which would require authorization under Section 404.

Type of Application: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) permit application #SWG-2017-00505. 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).

CMP Project No: 18-1067-F1

Applicant: Texas Department of Transportation--Houston District

Location: The project site is located on the Galveston Channel, at the eastern tip of Galveston Island, end of State Highway 87, in Galveston, Galveston County, Texas.

LATITUDE & LONGITUDE (NAD 83): 29.328963-94773504

Project Description: The applicant proposes to conduct the following improvements within the existing Galveston Ferry Terminal: (1) Remove 5 floating work docks and 35 piles from the existing facility; (2) Installation within these removal areas of 20 berthing monopoles equipped with donut fenders; and (3) Installation of a new 485-linear-foot new combination wall along the north side of the ferry landing.

The combination wall would be constructed of sheet pile and 48-inch outside diameter pipe pilings. The combination wall pipe pilings would be filled with sand, steel reinforcing bar, and concrete.

Type of Application: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) permit application #SWG-2016-00999. 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).

CMP Project No: 18-1066-F1

Applicant: Shell Oil Company

Location: The project site is located on and around the Boggy Basin portion in the Houston Ship Channel (HSC) in Deer Park, Harris County, Texas.

LATITUDE & LONGITUDE (NAD 83): 29.7322 -94.045641

Project Description: The applicant is requesting permission to consolidate and extend their maintenance dredging authorizations for their facility (USACE Permit Nos. SWG-1999-02522 (formerly 10243 (6)) and SWG-1993-00615 (formerly 19823)) on the HSC under one authorization with one expiration date. Both previous permits had a total acreage of 51.4 acres, all of which are located in open water, and were issued to the same applicant with the projects adjacent to each other. The applicant is also requesting authorization for placement of the dredged material into the privately-owned East and West Jones Placement Area (EWJPA) to this new authorization.

In addition, applicant is requesting to perform intermittent silt blade maintenance dredging to previously authorized depths in all three areas. The applicant has stated in their application that they would like to use silt-blading in order to avoid existing infrastructure associated with ongoing dockside operations and that the material involved must remain within their authorized dredge footprint.

Type of Application: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) permit application #SWG-1999-02522. 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). Note: The consistency review for this project may be conducted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as part of its certification under §401 of the Clean Water Act.

CMP Project No: 18-1074-F1

Applicant: Skipjack Properties, LLC

Location: The project site is located on the Lower Laguna Madre, between West Swordfish Street and West Amberjack Street on South Padre Island, Cameron County, Texas

LATITUDE & LONGITUDE (NAD 83): 26.10438, -97.17028

Project Description: The applicant proposes: 1) The demolition of existing piers, docks, and boat ramps. 2) The construction of 89 boat slips and associated piers and docks. New docks and piers would be constructed with pre-fabricated aluminum framing with thru-flow composite decking, supported by 16-inch diameter composite pilings. Top elevation of new docks and piers would be approximately +2.0 feet above the mean low tide (MLT). 3) The installation of approximately 639 linear feet of new sheet pile bulkhead. The new bulkhead would be situated 2 feet in front (elevation +4.5 feet above MLT) of the existing bulkhead, which would remain in place. Aggregate backfill, approximately 600 cubic yards (cy), would be placed behind the new sheet pile bulkhead for support. 4) The installation of a new boat ramp. A temporary coffer dam would be used to install the

38-foot-wide by 65-foot-long boat ramp. Structural fill to construct the ramp will total approximately 75 cy, rock base will total approximately 60 cy, and concrete will measure approximately 80 cy. 5) Hydraulic and/or mechanical dredging to accommodate dock/boat ramp configuration and construction activities is proposed to a depth of -3.5 feet MLT (0.24-acre area; approximately 300 cy) plus advanced maintenance dredging to a depth of -4.5 MLT (0.43-acre area; approximately 300 cy). Mechanical dredging activities will include excavating material using an excavator located on land or a barge. Hydraulic dredging will include a suction dredge head connected by a cable to an excavator located on land or on a barge. 6) The dredged material would be either placed in a hopper barge, or would be deposited into dewatering boxes located on shore in upland areas. Dredge material placed in the hopper barge would be transported to a designated upland area located north of South Point Avenue and east of Industrial Drive in Port Isabel, Texas. The water would be pumped onto the upland site, and the excavated material would be removed from the hopper barge and placed on the upland site. Dredge material from the dewatering boxes would be transported via dump truck to the same upland site once dewatered (Permit Drawings, Sheets 30-31 of 31). 7) Oyster clumps that could not be avoided would be relocated (approximately 0.01 acre) to oyster habitat located south of the site. 8) The types of material being discharged into the waters of the United States and the amount of each type in cy includes: concrete 80 cy, crushed stone 60 cy, riprap 60 cy, aggregate 600 cy, and structural 75 cy.

Type of Application: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) permit application #SWG-1992-01693. 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).

CMP Project No: 18-1080-F1

Applicant: Port of Corpus Christi Authority

Location: The project site is located on an approximate 49-acre tract (22 acres of land and 27 acres of open-water) along the Tule Lake Channel within the Port of Corpus Christi Inner Harbor at 4725 Joe Fulton International Trade Corridor, Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas.

LATITUDE & LONGITUDE (NAD 83): 27.821818, -97.450868

Project Description: The applicant proposes to construct and operate the proposed Public Oil Docks 20, 21, and 22 Project. The project consists of construction of a 40-foot by 40-foot barge dock, three new barge breasting dolphins, approximately 4,155 feet of steel sheet pile bulkhead, approximately 2,924 feet of elevated concrete wharf platform consisting of mooring bollards and dock fenders, and related infrastructure. The project would result in the removal and relocation of approximately 2.9 million cubic yards of material. Approximately 800,000 cubic yards of material located above the mean lower low water (MLLW) would be excavated to provide the area necessary to safely maneuver and berth incoming and outgoing vessels. Approximately 2.1 million cubic yards of material located below the MLLW would be dredged within an approximate 37-acre dredge footprint to obtain depths of -54 feet MLLW, plus a 4-foot advanced maintenance, and up to 2-foot allowable overdredge along the elevated concrete wharf platform, and depths of -16 feet MLLW, plus up to a 2-foot allowable overdredge adjacent to the proposed barge dock. Dredging would be accomplished by mechanical and hydraulic methods. Dredged and excavated material would be placed onsite and/or within existing upland confined dredged material placement areas (DMPA). Following dredging operations, approximately 15,000 cubic yards of slope stabilization material consisting of either rock riprap or articulated concrete block mats would be placed along the proposed bulkhead from -2 feet MLLW to -16 feet MLLW along the 3:1 dredge slope and will cover approximately 3.62 acres. The construction of the proposed project would result in unavoidable impacts to approximately 12.36 acres of waters of the U.S. (WOUS) consisting of 3.73 acres of E2EM wetlands, 2.13 acres of E2SS3 wetlands, 1.47 acres of E1UB pond, 4.16 acres of E2US area, 0.69 acre of open-water, and 0.18 acre of drainage ditch. Of that, 7.33 acres of unavoidable impacts to WOUS would result in the features conversion to open-water. A 10-year maintenance dredging program is also proposed for the area to be dredged. The purpose of the proposed project is to provide the necessary dock and berthing facilities to support vessel engagement with the loading, unloading, transportation, importing, and exporting of petroleum and other bulk products via waterborne commerce. Construction of the proposed project would provide the facilities necessary to integrate existing barge, rail, pipeline, and storage infrastructure to maximize product handling efficiencies

Type of Application: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) permit application #SWG-2015-00404. 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). Note: The consistency review for this project may be conducted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as part of its certification under §401 of the Clean Water Act.

CMP Project No: 18-1081-F1

Applicant: City of Corpus Christi

Location: The project is located on Packery Channel from the Gulf end of the jetties to the Gulf

Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf beach between Packery Channel and Viento Del Mar.

LATITUDE & LONGITUDE (NAD 83): 27.61377, -97.19818 (east dredging terminus); 27.63557, -97.23864 (west dredging terminus); 27.60066, -97.21026 (placement area)

Project Description: This Public Notice is for a re-issuance of an existing permit originally issued on July 19, 2011. The applicant proposes a 10-year maintenance dredging plan of approximately 18,500 linear feet (3.5 miles) of the Packery Channel. The dredging would be to a depth of -14 feet NAVD 88 (-13.5 feet MLLW) plus 2 feet allowable over depth within the outer reach of the 122-foot-wide channel section, and -7 feet NAVD 88 (-7.2 feet MLLW) plus 1 foot allowable over depth within the outer reach of the 80-foot-wide channel section. No changes from the original Federal project dimensions are proposed. Maintenance dredging would be conducted using hydraulic and/or mechanical methods from barges, and approximately 400,000 cubic yards of material will be dredged. Suitable beach-quality sand from the dredging activities will be placed along the Gulf beach between Packery Channel and Viento Del Mar, approximately 7,600 feet in length and a total of 90 acres. Nourishment of the beach would measure approximately 300 feet wide seaward of the existing seawall. If a cutterhead dredge is used, the dredge material will be transported to the Gulf beach through a temporary pipeline. If mechanical dredging is used, material will be placed in scows (barge vessels) and then the scows will be anchored offshore of the Gulf beach in deep water. The location of the scows offshore of the Gulf beach is unknown at this time. The material will then be transported from the scows onto the beach using a temporary pump-out station and pipeline.

Type of Application: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) permit application #SWG-2011-00159. 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). Note: The consistency review for this project may be conducted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as part of its certification under §401 of the Clean Water Act.

CMP Project No: 18-1082-F1

Applicant: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation

Location: The project is located on Corpus Christi Bay, approximately 10.2 miles southeast of Downtown Corpus Christi, in Nueces County, Texas.

LATITUDE & LONGITUDE (NAD 83): 27.727351, -97.217216 (Segment 1); 27.715686, -97.177550 (Segment 2)

Project Description: The applicant proposes to cut, flush, cap and decommission-in-place approximately 521 feet of a horizontal directional drilled (HDD) pipeline bundle that crosses the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW), and approximately 2,410 feet of a HDD pipeline bundle starting in State Tract 463 off the west coast of Mustang Island and terminating at an upland location on Mustang Island. The pipeline bundles that cross the GIWW are buried at a depth of -27 feet NGVW, with an overburden between 10 feet and 15 feet thick. The pipelines off Mustang Island are buried at a minimum depth of 5 feet below the mudline.

Type of Application: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) permit application #SWG-2008-00692. This application will be reviewed pursuant to Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899.

CMP Project No: 18-1083-F1

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

TRD-201704850

Anne L. Idsal

Chief Clerk/Deputy Land Commissioner

General Land Office

Filed: November 29, 2017


Notice of Derelict Vessels

OFFICIAL NOTICE TO VESSEL OWNER/OPERATOR

(Pursuant to §40.254, Tex. Nat. Res. Code)

This preliminary report and notice of violation was issued by Jimmy Martinez, Deputy Director, Oil Spill Prevention and Response Division (OSPR), Texas General Land Office, on 9/26/2017.

PRELIMINARY REPORT

Based on an investigation conducted by Texas General Land Office-Region 2 staff on 9/26/2017, the Commissioner of the General Land Office (GLO), has determined that an approximately 40 foot-long, Steel-Hull Sailboat vessel identified as GLO Tracking Number UCG-PUNT1T-MER-170831-007 is in a wrecked, derelict and substantially dismantled condition without the consent of the commissioner. The vessel is located in Clear Lake near Hilton Hotel 29, 33, 27N, 95, 04, 29W. There is no vessel name, markings or identification numbers on the vessel; consequently, it is impossible to determine the vessel's owner of record.

The GLO determined that pursuant to OSPRA §40.254(b)(2)(B), that the vessel has intrinsic value. The Commissioner has further determined that, because of the vessel's condition and location, the vessel poses an unreasonable threat to public health, safety, and welfare.

Violation

YOU ARE HEREBY GIVEN NOTICE, pursuant to the provisions of §40.254 of the Texas Natural Resources Code, (OSPRA) that you are in violation of OSPRA §40.108(a) that prohibits a person from leaving, abandoning, or maintaining any structure or vessel in or on coastal waters, on public or private lands, or at a public or private port or dock if the structure or vessel is in a wrecked, derelict, or substantially dismantled condition, and the Commissioner determines the vessel is involved in an actual or unauthorized discharge of oil, a threat to the public health, safety, and welfare, or a hazard to the environment or navigation. The Commissioner is authorized by OSPRA §40.108(b) to dispose of or contract for the disposal of any vessel described in §40.108(a).

Recommendation

The Commissioner recommends that the vessel be removed from Texas coastal waters and disposed of in accordance with OSPRA §40.108.

The owner or operator of this vessel can request a hearing to contest the violation and the removal and disposal of the vessel. If the owner or operator wants to request a hearing, a request in writing must be made within twenty (20) days of this notice being posted on the vessel. The request for a hearing must be sent to: Texas General Land Office, Oil Spill Prevention and Response Division, P.O. Box 12873, Austin, TX 78711. Failure to request a hearing may result in the removal and disposal of the vessel by the TGLO. If the TGLO removes and disposes of the vessel, the TGLO has authority under TNRC §40.108(b) to recover the costs of removal and disposal from the vessel's owner or operator. For additional information contact Brian Fisher at (512) 463-2613.

OFFICIAL NOTICE TO VESSEL OWNER/OPERATOR

(Pursuant to §40.254, Tex. Nat. Res. Code)

This preliminary report and notice of violation was issued by Jimmy Martinez, Deputy Director, Oil Spill Prevention and Response Division (OSPR), Texas General Land Office, on 9/4/2017.

PRELIMINARY REPORT

Based on an investigation conducted by Texas General Land Office-Region 2 staff on 9/4/2017, the Commissioner of the General Land Office (GLO), has determined that an approximately 40 foot-long, Steel-Hull Troller vessel identified as GLO Tracking Number UCG-Da1-170906-001 is in a wrecked, derelict and substantially dismantled condition without the consent of the commissioner. The vessel is located 29.450053, -94.989923, Dickinson Bayou, Galveston County. There is no vessel name, markings or identification numbers on the vessel; consequently, it is impossible to determine the vessel's owner of record.

The GLO determined that pursuant to OSPRA §40.254(b)(2)(B), that the vessel has intrinsic value. The Commissioner has further determined that, because of the vessel's condition and location, the vessel poses an unreasonable threat to public health, safety, and welfare.

Violation

YOU ARE HEREBY GIVEN NOTICE, pursuant to the provisions of §40.254 of the Texas Natural Resources Code, (OSPRA) that you are in violation of OSPRA §40.108(a) that prohibits a person from leaving, abandoning, or maintaining any structure or vessel in or on coastal waters, on public or private lands, or at a public or private port or dock if the structure or vessel is in a wrecked, derelict, or substantially dismantled condition, and the Commissioner determines the vessel is involved in an actual or unauthorized discharge of oil, a threat to the public health, safety, and welfare, or a hazard to the environment or navigation. The Commissioner is authorized by OSPRA §40.108(b) to dispose of or contract for the disposal of any vessel described in §40.108(a).

Recommendation

The Commissioner recommends that the vessel be removed from Texas coastal waters and disposed of in accordance with OSPRA §40.108.

The owner or operator of this vessel can request a hearing to contest the violation and the removal and disposal of the vessel. If the owner or operator wants to request a hearing, a request in writing must be made within twenty (20) days of this notice being posted on the vessel. The request for a hearing must be sent to: Texas General Land Office, Oil Spill Prevention and Response Division, P.O. Box 12873, Austin, TX 78711. Failure to request a hearing may result in the removal and disposal of the vessel by the TGLO. If the TGLO removes and disposes of the vessel, the TGLO has authority under TNRC §40.108(b) to recover the costs of removal and disposal from the vessel's owner or operator. For additional information contact Brian Fisher at (512) 463-2613.

TRD-201704762

Anne L. Idsal

Chief Clerk, Deputy Land Commissioner

General Land Office

Filed: November 21, 2017


Department of State Health Services

Licensing Actions for Radioactive Materials (.pdf)

TRD-201704722

Barbara L. Klein

Interim General Counsel

Department of State Health Services

Filed: November 20, 2017


Order Removing Naldemedine from Schedule II Substances

The Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration issued a final order removing the substance naldemedine and its salts from schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act effective September 29, 2017. This final order was published in the September 29, 2017 Federal Register, Volume 82, Number 188, pages 45436-45438. After taking into consideration the substance's abuse potential, legitimate medical use, and dependence liability, the Administrator has determined that naldemedine does not meet the requirements for inclusion in any schedule.

Pursuant to Health and Safety Code, §481.034(g), as amended by the 75th Legislature, of the Texas Controlled Substances Act, Health and Safety Code, Chapter 481, at least thirty-one days have expired since notice of the above referenced action was published in the Federal Register; and, in the capacity as Commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services, John Hellerstedt, M.D., does hereby order that the substance naldemedine be removed from the Schedule II substances.

SCHEDULE II

Schedule II consists of:

-Schedule II substances, vegetable origin or chemical synthesis

The following substances, however produced, except those narcotic drugs listed in other schedules:

(1) Opium and opiate, and a salt, compound, derivative, or preparation of opium or opiate, other than thebaine-derived butorphanol, *naldemedine, naloxegol, naloxone and its salts, naltrexone and its salts, and nalmefene and its salts, but including:

Changes to the schedules are marked with an asterisk (*).

TRD-201704782

Barbara L. Klein

Interim General Counsel

Department of State Health Services

Filed: November 22, 2017


Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Medicaid Payment Rates for the Residential Care Program, Assisted Living Services, and Personal Care 3 Services

Hearing. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will conduct a public hearing on January 3, 2018, at 9:00 a.m., to receive comment on proposed Medicaid payment rates for the Residential Care (RC) Program, Assisted Living (AL) services, and Personal Care 3 (PC3) services. The proposed rates for the RC program will be utilized in the fee-for-service payment model and the proposed rates for AL and PC3 services will be utilized in the calculation of the STAR+PLUS managed care capitation rates for the Home and Community-Based Services risk group.

The public hearing will be held in the Public Hearing Room of the Brown-Heatly Building located at 4900 N. Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas. Entry is through Security at the main entrance of the building, which faces Lamar Boulevard. HHSC will also broadcast the public hearing; the broadcast can be accessed at https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/communications-events/live-archived-meetings. The broadcast will be archived and can be accessed on demand at the same website. The hearing will be held in compliance with Texas Human Resources Code §32.0282, which requires public notice of and hearings on proposed Medicaid reimbursements.

Proposal. HHSC proposes to decrease the Service Support cost component for the RC program and for AL and PC3 services to reflect the most recent increase in federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments in accordance with the rate-setting methodologies below. The methodologies require that when SSI increases, the per diem reimbursement decreases in an amount equal to the increase in SSI received by clients. The payment rates are proposed to be effective February 1, 2018.

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

- §355.509(c)(2), which addresses the reimbursement methodology for the RC program;

- §355.503(c)(2)(B), which addresses the reimbursement methodology for AL services; and

- §355.503(c)(2)(D), which addresses the reimbursement methodology for PC3 services.

Briefing Package. A briefing package describing the proposed payment rates will be available at http://rad.hhs.texas.gov/rate-packets on or after December 15, 2017. Interested parties may obtain a copy of the briefing package before the hearing by contacting the HHSC Rate Analysis Department by telephone at (512) 730-7401; by fax at (512) 730-7475; or by email at RAD-LTSS@hhsc.state.tx.us. The briefing package will also will be available at the public hearing.

Written Comments. Written comments regarding the proposed payment rates may be submitted in lieu of, or in addition to, oral testimony until 5:00 p.m. the day of the hearing. Written comments may be sent by U.S. mail to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Rate Analysis Department, Mail Code H-400, P.O. Box 149030, Austin, Texas 78714-9030; by fax to Rate Analysis at (512) 730-7475; or by email to RAD-LTSS@hhsc.state.tx.us. In addition, written comments may be sent by overnight mail or hand delivered to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Rate Analysis Department, Mail Code H-400, Brown-Heatly Building, 4900 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78751-2316.

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

TRD-201704845

Karen Ray

Chief Counsel

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Filed: November 28, 2017


Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

Correction of Error

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs published proposed amendments to 10 TAC §80.41 in the October 6, 2017, issue of the Texas Register (42 TexReg 5300). Due to a Texas Register editing error, the text for paragraphs (4), (5), (7) and (8) of subsection (c) included periods instead of apostrophes in some words. The text should have read as follows:

(c) Education.

(1) - (3) (No change.)

(4) All related persons added to a retailer's license are required to take the initial eight (8) hour course of instruction in the law, including instruction in consumer protection regulations and the four (4) hour retailer education course prior to being added to the retailer's license.

(5) All related persons added to an installer's license are required to take the initial eight (8) hour course of instruction in the law, including instruction in consumer protection regulations and the four (4) hour installer education course prior to being added to the installer's license.

(6) All related persons added to a retailer/installer license or retailer/installer/broker license are required to take the initial eight (8) hour course of instruction in the law, including instruction in consumer protection regulations; the four (4) hour retailer education course; and the four (4) hour installer education course prior to being added to the license.

(7) All related persons added to a manufacturer's license are required to take the initial eight (8) hour course of instruction in the law, including instruction in consumer protection regulations prior to being added to the manufacturer's license.

(8) All related persons added to a broker's license are required to take the initial eight (8) hour course of instruction in the law, including instruction in consumer protection regulations prior to being added to the broker's license.

TRD-201704759


University of Houston System

Notice of Request for Proposal

The University of Houston System announces a Request for Proposal (RFP) for consultant services pursuant to Government Code, Chapter 2254, Subchapter B.

RFP783-18006, Compensation Consulting

Purpose:

The University of Houston is seeking a compensation consulting firm that has a strong understanding of higher education Total Rewards. The company should have knowledge of current and trending compensation practices and market competitiveness in the Houston and Texas markets as well as higher education and general industries.

Eligible Applicants:

Consulting firms with knowledge and experience in the compensation markets and how it relates to a State of Texas university and its demographics.

Services to be performed including assisting the University of Houston System with:

- Assess current compensation philosophy and make recommendations for improvement;

- Determine appropriate market groups for the University of Houston;

- Conduct market review of active job codes;

- Determine appropriate FLSA classification of exempt and non-exempt jobs;

- Propose new salary structure(s);

- Review and recommend pay policy revisions;

- Propose pay recommendations for current employee population impacted by market.

Finding by Chief Executive Officer, Renu Khator:

After reviewing and discussing this matter with the staff, a consultant is needed to review the compensation function and ensure that the University has the most efficient and functional operation possible. The University believes that using a third-party consultant, who has provided similar services for large and complex organizations in similar context and size to the University of Houston, will provided the greatest benefit. The expertise needed for this consultation is complex and requires a comprehensive knowledge of best business practices, available technology specific to the field, and state and federal regulations to ensure effective compensation functionality. Currently, our Compensation Department does not possess the expertise needed to conduct such a review in-house. Thus, it is necessary for the University to engage a consultant to provide these services.

Review and Award Criteria:

All proposals will be evaluated by appointed representatives of the University in accordance with the following procedures:

1. Purchasing will receive and review each RFP proposal to ensure it meets the requirements of the RFP. Qualified proposals will be given to the selection committee.

2. Each member of the selection committee will independently evaluate the qualified proposals according to the criteria in section IX of the RFP, except for price, and send their evaluations to Purchasing. Price will be evaluated by the Project Manager.

3. Purchasing will combine the committee's scores to determine which proposal received the highest combined score.

4. Purchasing will notify the respondent with the highest score that the University intends to contract with them.

Deadlines: University will accept proposals until Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. CDT and the HSP on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. CDT with both submitted in separate envelopes and then opened on the HSP due date and time.

Obtaining a copy of the RFP: Copies will be available on the Electronic State Business Daily (ESBD) at http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/.

The sole point of contact for inquiries concerning RFP is:

Jack Tenner

UH Purchasing

5000 Gulf Freeway, ERP 1, Rm. 204

Houston, Texas 77204-5015

Phone: (713)743-5671

Email: jdtenner@central.uh.edu

TRD-201704793

Jackie D. Tenner

Director of Purchasing

University of Houston System

Filed: November 27, 2017


Texas Department of Insurance

Company Licensing

Application for ACE SEGUROS, S.A., an alien fire and/or casualty company, to change its name to CHUBB SEGUROS MEXICO, S.A.. The home office is in Mexico City, Mexico.

Application for TEXAS AG COOP TRUST, a foreign Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangement (MEWA), to change its name to AGBENEFITS. The home office is in Amarillo, Texas.

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

TRD-201704856

Norma Garcia

General Counsel

Texas Department of Insurance

Filed: November 29, 2017


Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

Notice of Vacancies on the Advisory Board on Barbering

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (Department) announces two vacancies on the Advisory Board on Barbering (Board) established by Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 1601. The pertinent rules may be found in 16 TAC §82.65. The purpose of the Advisory Board on Barbering is to advise the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation (Commission) and the Department on: education and curricula for applicants; the content of examinations; proposed rules and standards on technical issues related to barbering; and other issues affecting barbering. This announcement is for two members who are barbershop owners and hold barbershop permits.

The Board is composed of five members appointed by the presiding officer of the Commission, with the Commission's approval. The Board consists of:

(1) two members who are engaged in the practice of barbering as a Class A barber and do not hold a barbershop permit;

(2) two members who are barbershop owners and hold barbershop permits; and

(3) one member who holds a permit to conduct or operate a barber school.

Members serve staggered six-year terms, with the terms of one or two members expiring on the same date each odd-numbered year.

Interested persons should submit an application on the Department website at: https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/AdvisoryBoard/login.aspx. Applicants can also request an application from the Department by telephone (800) 803-9202, fax (512) 475-2874 or e-mail advisory.boards@tdlr.texas.gov. This is not a paid position and there is no compensation or reimbursement for serving on the board.

TRD-201704860

Brian Francis

Executive Director

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

Filed: November 29, 2017


Notice of Vacancy on the Advisory Board on Cosmetology

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (Department) announces one vacancy on the Advisory Board on Cosmetology (Board) established by Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 1602. The pertinent rules may be found in 16 TAC §83.65. The purpose of the Advisory Board on Cosmetology is to advise the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation (Commission) and Department on: education and curricula for applicants; the content of examinations; proposed rules and standards on technical issues related to cosmetology; and other issues affecting cosmetology. This announcement is for one member who holds a private beauty culture school license.

The Board is composed of the following nine members appointed by the presiding officer of the Commission, with the Commission's approval:

(1) one member who holds a license for a beauty shop that is part of a chain of beauty shops;

(2) one member who holds a license for a beauty shop that is not part of a chain of beauty shops;

(3) one member who holds a private beauty culture school license;

(4) two members who each hold an operator license;

(5) one member who represents a licensed public secondary or post secondary beauty culture school;

(6) one member who represents a licensed public secondary beauty culture school; and

(7) two public members.

Members serve staggered six-year terms, with the terms of one or two members expiring on the same date each odd-numbered year.

Interested persons should submit an application on the Department website at: https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/AdvisoryBoard/login.aspx. Applicants can also request an application from the Department by telephone (800) 803-9202 or email advisory.boards@tdlr.texas.gov. This is not a paid position and there is no compensation or reimbursement for serving on the board.

TRD-201704861

Brian Francis

Executive Director

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

Filed: November 29, 2017


Texas Lottery Commission

Scratch Ticket Game Number 2015 "2X Cash"

1.0 Name and Style of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The name of Scratch Ticket Game No. 2015 is "2X CASH". The play style is "key number match".

1.1 Price of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. Tickets for Scratch Ticket Game No. 2015 shall be $2.00 per Scratch Ticket.

1.2 Definitions in Scratch Ticket Game No. 2015.

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, 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, 2X SYMBOL, $2.00, $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, $30.00, $50.00, $100, $1,000 and $30,000.

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. 2015 - 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 (2015), 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: 2015-0000001-001.

H. Pack - A Pack of "2X CASH" Scratch Ticket Games contains 125 Scratch Tickets, packed in plastic shrink-wrapping and fanfolded in pages of one (1). Ticket 001 will be shown on the front of the Pack; the back of Ticket 125 will be revealed on the back of the Pack. All Packs will be tightly shrink-wrapped. There will be no breaks between the Tickets in a Pack. Every other Pack will reverse i.e., reverse order will be: the back of Ticket 001 will be shown on the front of the Pack and the front of Ticket 125 will be shown on the back 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 "2X CASH" Scratch Ticket Game No. 2015.

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 "2X CASH" Scratch Ticket Game is determined once the latex on the Scratch Ticket is scratched off to expose 24 (twenty-four) Play Symbols. If a player's YOUR NUMBER Play Symbol matches the WINNING NUMBER Play Symbol in the same ROW across, the player wins the PRIZE for that ROW. If the player reveals a "2X" Play Symbol, the player wins DOUBLE the PRIZE for that ROW. 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 24 (twenty-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 24 (twenty-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 24 (twenty-four) Play Symbols must be exactly one of those described in Section 1.2.C of these Game Procedures;

17. Each of the 24 (twenty-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.

2.2 Programmed Game Parameters.

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

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

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

D. On winning and Non-Winning Tickets, the top cash prizes of $1,000 and $30,000 will each appear at least once, except on Tickets winning seven (7) times or more.

E. A non-winning Prize Symbol will not match a winning Prize Symbol on a Ticket.

F. On all Tickets, a Prize Symbol will not appear more than three (3) times, except as required by the prize structure to create multiple wins.

G. No matching YOUR NUMBER Play Symbols will appear on a Ticket.

H. No matching WINNING NUMBER Play Symbols will appear on a Ticket.

I. On all Tickets, A WINNING NUMBER Play Symbol will not match a YOUR NUMBER Play Symbol from a different ROW.

J. YOUR NUMBER Play Symbols will never equal the corresponding Prize Symbol (i.e., 2 and $2, 5 and $5, 10 and $10, 20 and $20, 30 and $30).

K. The "2X" (DBL) Play Symbol will never appear as a WINNING NUMBER Play Symbol.

L. The "2X" (DBL) Play Symbol will never appear on a Non-Winning Ticket.

M. The "2X" (DBL) Play Symbol will win DOUBLE the PRIZE for that ROW.

N. The "2X" (DBL) Play Symbol will never appear more than once on a winning Ticket.

2.3 Procedure for Claiming Prizes.

A. To claim a "2X CASH" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $2.00, $4.00, $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, $30.00, $50.00 or $100, a claimant shall sign the back of the Scratch Ticket in the space designated on the Scratch Ticket and present the winning Scratch Ticket to any Texas Lottery Retailer. The Texas Lottery Retailer shall verify the claim and, if valid, and upon presentation of proper identification, if appropriate, make payment of the amount due the claimant and physically void the Scratch Ticket; provided that the Texas Lottery Retailer may, but is not required, to pay a $30.00, $50.00 or $100 Scratch Ticket Game. In the event the Texas Lottery Retailer cannot verify the claim, the Texas Lottery Retailer shall provide the claimant with a claim form and instruct the claimant on how to file a claim with the Texas Lottery. If the claim is validated by the Texas Lottery, a check shall be forwarded to the claimant in the amount due. In the event the claim is not validated, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly. A claimant may also claim any of the above prizes under the procedure described in Section 2.3.B and Section 2.3.C of these Game Procedures.

B. To claim a "2X CASH" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $1,000 or $30,000, 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 "2X CASH" 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 "2X CASH" 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 "2X CASH" 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 7,200,000 Scratch Tickets in the Scratch Ticket Game No. 2015. The approximate number and value of prizes in the game are as follows:

Figure 2: GAME NO. 2015 - 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. 2015 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. 2015, 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-201704851

Bob Biard

General Counsel

Texas Lottery Commission

Filed: November 29, 2017


Scratch Ticket Game Number 2023 "Dazzling Dollars X9"

1.0 Name and Style of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The name of Scratch Ticket Game No. 2023 is "DAZZLING DOLLARS X9". The play style is "slots - straight line".

1.1 Price of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The price for Scratch Ticket Game No. 2023 shall be $5.00 per Scratch Ticket.

1.2 Definitions in Scratch Ticket Game No. 2023.

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: $5.00, $10.00, $15.00, $30.00, $60.00, $90.00, $500, $1,000, $10,000, $100,000, STAR SYMBOL, HORSESHOE SYMBOL, COOKIE SYMBOL, COIN SYMBOL, JOKER SYMBOL, KEY SYMBOL, SEVEN SYMBOL, MONEY BAG SYMBOL, CHERRY SYMBOL, WISHBONE SYMBOL, CROWN SYMBOL, HEART SYMBOL, DIAMOND SYMBOL, BELL SYMBOL, LEMON SYMBOL, BANANA SYMBOL, MELON SYMBOL, APPLE SYMBOL, GRAPE SYMBOL, PLUM SYMBOL and GOLD BAR SYMBOL.

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. 2023 - 1.2D (.pdf)

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

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

G. Pack-Scratch Ticket Number - A 14 (fourteen) digit number consisting of the four (4) digit game number (2023), 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: 2023-0000001-001.

H. Pack - A Pack of the "DAZZLING DOLLARS X9" Scratch Ticket Game contains 075 Tickets, packed in plastic shrink-wrapping and fanfolded in pages of one (1). Ticket 001 will be shown on the front of the Pack; the back of Ticket 075 will be revealed on the back of the Pack. All Packs will be tightly shrink-wrapped. There will be no breaks between the Tickets in a Pack. Every other Pack will reverse i.e., reverse order will be: the back of Ticket 001 will be shown on the front of the Pack and the front of Ticket 075 will be shown on the back of the Pack.

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

J. Scratch Ticket Game, Scratch Ticket or Ticket - Texas Lottery "DAZZLING DOLLARS X9" Scratch Ticket Game No. 2023.

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 "DAZZLING DOLLARS X9" Scratch Ticket Game is determined once the latex on the Scratch Ticket is scratched off to expose 80 (eighty) Play Symbols. If a player reveals 3 matching Play Symbols in the same GAME, the player wins the PRIZE for that GAME. If a player reveals a "GOLD BAR" Play Symbol in any GAME, the player wins 3X the PRIZE for that GAME. If a player reveals 2 "GOLD BAR" Play Symbols in the same GAME, the player wins 6X the PRIZE for that GAME. If a player reveals 3 "GOLD BAR" Play Symbols in the same GAME, the player wins 9X the PRIZE for that GAME. 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 80 (eighty) 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 80 (eighty) 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 80 (eighty) Play Symbols must be exactly one of those described in Section 1.2.C of these Game Procedures;

17. Each of the 80 (eighty) 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. A Ticket may have up to four (4) matching non-winning Prize Symbols, unless restricted by other parameters, play action or prize structure.

D. A Ticket may have up to six (6) matching non-winning Play Symbols, unless restricted by other parameters, play action or prize structure.

E. There will be no matching non-winning GAMES in any order.

F. The "GOLDBAR" (GLDBAR) Play Symbol will only appear on intended winning Tickets as dictated by the prize structure.

G. A non-winning Prize Symbol will never be the same as a winning Prize Symbol on a Ticket.

H. Vertically adjacent winning GAMES will not have matching winning Play Symbols.

I. Non-Winning Tickets will have at least four (4), but no more than eight (8), matching Play Symbols in the first and second positions of a GAME.

J. A winning GAME using one (1) "GOLDBAR" (GLDBAR) Play Symbol will include a pair of matching Play Symbols in the same GAME.

K. There will be no occurrence of three (3) matching Play Symbols in any adjacent vertical or diagonal row.

2.3 Procedure for Claiming Prizes.

A. To claim a "DAZZLING DOLLARS X9" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $5.00, $10.00, $15.00, $30.00, $60.00, $90.00 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 $30.00, $60.00, $90.00 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 "DAZZLING DOLLARS X9" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $1,000, $10,000 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 $800 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 "DAZZLING DOLLARS X9" 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 16800, Austin, Texas 78761-6800. 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 $800 from the "DAZZLING DOLLARS X9" 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 $800 or more from the "DAZZLING DOLLARS X9" 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 7,080,000 Scratch Tickets in Scratch Ticket Game No. 2023. The approximate number and value of prizes in the game are as follows:

Figure 2: GAME NO. 2023 - 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. 2023 without advance notice, at which point no further Scratch Tickets in that game may be sold. The determination of the closing date and reasons for closing will be made in accordance with the Scratch Ticket closing procedures and the Instant Game Rules. See 16 TAC §401.302(j).

6.0 Governing Law. In purchasing a Scratch Ticket, the player agrees to comply with, and abide by, these Game Procedures for Scratch Ticket Game No. 2023, 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-201704852

Bob Biard

General Counsel

Texas Lottery Commission

Filed: November 29, 2017


North Central Texas Council of Governments

Request for Proposals for Quantifying the Benefits of Non-Regulatory Mitigation

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is requesting written proposals from interested parties to gather information and data identifying the value of ecosystem services generated by non-regulatory mitigation for impacts from transportation projects. The information and data will be used in an NCTCOG-developed tool that will allow political subdivisions in the Metropolitan Planning Area to: quantify the environmental benefits, including economic return-on-investment, of ecosystem services associated with non-regulatory mitigation of impacts generated by transportation projects and programs; plan which non-regulatory mitigation activities are appropriate for the scope and scale of future transportation projects, including transportation-related stormwater projects; and make better planning decisions about non-regulatory mitigation activities and locations to best protect and enhance the environment.

Proposals must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Central Time, on Friday, January 12, 2018, to Kate Zielke, Senior Transportation Planner, North Central Texas Council of Governments, 616 Six Flags Drive, Arlington, Texas 76011. The full RFP, including selection criteria and other desired elements, will be available at www.nctcog.org/rfp by the close of business on Friday, December 8, 2017.

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

TRD-201704842

R. Michael Eastland

Executive Director

North Central Texas Council of Governments

Filed: November 28, 2017


Request for Proposals for Video Web Hosting Service and Equipment/Maintenance

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is seeking proposals from providers of video web hosting services and equipment for various regularly scheduled meetings. It is the intent of this Request for Proposals (RFP) to have the successful firm enter into a Professional Services Contract with NCTCOG.

Proposals must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Central Time, on Friday, January 5, 2018, to Michael Bort, Technology Support Coordinator, North Central Texas Council of Governments, 616 Six Flags Drive, Arlington, Texas 76011. Copies of the RFP will be available at www.nctcog.org/rfp by the close of business on Friday, December 1, 2017.

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

TRD-201704707

R. Michael Eastland

Executive Director

North Central Texas Council of Governments

Filed: November 20, 2017


Office of Public Utility Counsel

Notice of Annual Public Hearing

Pursuant to the Public Utility Regulatory Act (PURA), Texas Utilities Code Annotated §13.064, the Office of Public Utility Counsel (OPUC) will conduct its annual public hearing.

The public hearing will be held on the date, time, and location indicated below.

Monday, December 11, 2017, at 11:00 a.m.

William B. Travis Building

Conference Room #1-111

1701 N. Congress Avenue

Austin, Texas 78701

OPUC represents the interests of residential and small commercial consumers, as a class, in electric, telecommunications and water and wastewater proceedings before the Public Utility Commission, Electric Reliability Council of Texas, and state and federal courts. OPUC seeks public input on its priorities for the coming year.

All interested persons are invited to attend and provide input.

For further information contact Michele Gregg, P.O. Box 12397, Austin, Texas 78711-2397 or (512) 936-7500 or (877) 839-0363 or email: opuc_customer@opuc.texas.gov.

TRD-201704859

Tonya Baer

Public Counsel

Office of Public Utility Counsel

Filed: November 29, 2017


Public Utility Commission of Texas

Notice of Application for Sale, Transfer, or Merger

Notice is given to the public of an application filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) on November 22, 2017, under the Public Utility Regulatory Act, Tex. Util. Code Ann. §39.154 and §39.158.

Docket Style and Number: Application of Luminant Power Generation Company LLC, Big Brown Power Company LLC, Comanche Peak Power Company LLC, La Frontera Holdings, LLC, Oak Grove Management Company LLC, and Sandow Power Company LLC under Public Utility Regulatory Act §39.158, Docket Number 47801.

The Application: On November 22, 2017, Luminant Power Generation Company LLC, Big Brown Power Company LLC, Comanche Peak Power Company LLC, La Frontera Holdings, LLC, Oak Grove Management Company LLC, and Sandow Power Company LLC, filed an application for approval of the proposed merger of Dynegy Inc. with and into their ultimate parent company, Vistra Energy Corp., with Vistra being the surviving corporation. Following the proposed purchase, the combined generation owned and controlled by applicants and Dynegy, and their respective affiliates will not exceed 20% of the total electricity offered for sale in ERCOT.

Persons wishing to intervene or comment on the action sought should contact the commission as soon as possible as an intervention deadline will be imposed. A comment or request to intervene should be mailed to by mail at P. O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll-free at (888) 782-8477. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission through Relay Texas by dialing 7-1-1. All comments should reference Docket Number 47801.

TRD-201704849

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: November 28, 2017


Notice of Application to Amend a Service Provider Certificate of Operating Authority

On November 20, 2017, an application was filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) to amend a service provider certificate of operating authority.

Docket Style and Number: Application of Network Billing Systems, LLC to Amend its Service Provider Certificate of Operating Authority, Docket No. 47789.

Application: Network Billing Systems, LLC filed an application to amend service provider certificate of operating authority number 60557 to reflect a change in ownership and control. As a result of this amendment, approximately 75% of the indirect equity interests of Network Billing Systems, LLC will be acquired by BCHI Holdings, LLC and ultimately held by Birch Communications Holdings, Inc.'s shareholders. The remaining 25% equity interest in Network Billing Systems, LLC will be held by the Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc.'s stockholders.

Persons wishing to 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 no later than December 15, 2017. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may contact the commission through Relay Texas by dialing 7-1-1. All comments should reference Docket Number 47789.

TRD-201704785

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: November 27, 2017


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

Notice is given to the public of an application filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) on November 20, 2017, to amend a water certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) in Williamson County.

Docket Style and Number: Application of the City of Hutto to Amend a Water Certificate of Convenience and Necessity in Williamson County, Docket Number 47795.

The Application: The City of Hutto filed an application to amend water CCN No. 20122 in Williamson County to add service area. The total area being requested includes approximately 15,648 acres and no current customers.

Persons wishing to intervene or comment on the action sought should contact the commission by mail at P. O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll-free at (888) 782-8477. A deadline for intervention in this proceeding will be established. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission through Relay Texas by dialing 7-1-1. All comments should reference Docket Number 47795.

TRD-201704814

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: November 27, 2017


Texas Department of Transportation

Request for Information - Toll Operations Division

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is seeking industry comment on the proposed scope of work for a Customer Service Center supporting the agency's toll operations.

For this Request for Information (RFI), TxDOT seeks general comments about, and a critique of, the scope of work presented and the extent to which it is compatible with the types of services normally provided by vendors engaged in Customer Service and Call Center operations. TxDOT is not seeking proposals to provide the services, but rather confirmation that the scope of work as presented conforms to industry norms. Given the nature of this RFI, comments, recommendations and suggested revisions to the scope of work may be submitted in any written form to the Point of Contact below.

This RFI does not constitute a Request for Qualifications, a Request for Proposals, a Request for Offers or other solicitation document, nor does it represent an intention to conduct a solicitation. This RFI does not commit TxDOT to contract for any supply or service, nor will any response to this RFI be considered in the evaluation of any response to a solicitation document. TxDOT will not pay for any information or administrative cost incurred in response to this RFI.

RFI Issuance Date: December 8, 2017

RFI Response Deadline: January 15, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. CST

RFI Website and Addenda: Additional information regarding the RFI, including the proposed scope of work, may be found on the RFI website at:

https://www.txdot.gov/business/opportunities.html

TxDOT will post any addenda to the RFI on the RFI website. At its option, TxDOT may elect to follow-up directly with respondents with more detailed questions or to clarify submissions.

Questions: Questions regarding this RFI should be submitted in writing to the Point of Contact at the email address listed below. TxDOT will post responses to questions on the RFI website without identifying the party(ies) submitting the questions. Respondents are encouraged to submit questions prior to January 11, 2018.

Contracting Office Address:

Texas Department of Transportation - Toll Operations Division

12719 Burnet Road

Austin, TX 78727

Point of Contact:

Logan Brown

Texas Department of Transportation - Toll Operations Division

(Ph): (512) 874-9254

(E-mail): logan.brown@TxDOT.gov

TRD-201704816

Joanne Wright

Deputy General Counsel

Texas Department of Transportation

Filed: November 28, 2017


Request for Proposal - Private Consultant Services

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces a Request for Proposal (RFP) for private consultant services pursuant to Government Code, Chapter 2254, Subchapter B. The term of the contract will be from project initiation to March 31, 2020. TxDOT will administer the contract. The RFP will be released on December 8, 2017, and is contingent on the finding of necessity from the Governor's Office.

Purpose: This solicitation is to provide insurance advisory services to assist TxDOT in evaluating and determining the appropriate types and levels of insurance coverage required in connection with the development, financing, construction, operation, and maintenance of TxDOT transportation projects using alternative delivery methods. Alternative delivery methods are delivery methods other than the design-bid-build delivery method, and include, but are not limited to, Comprehensive Development Agreements (CDA) and Design-Build Contracts (DB). Under these agreements, the private developer or contractor is responsible for project work that is the responsibility of TxDOT under the design-bid-build delivery method, and project design and construction risks and responsibilities are allocated between the private developer or contractor and TxDOT, including project cost and schedule risk. The amount of level of effort will vary per project, and multiple projects may run in parallel. Additionally, the selected firm may advise TxDOT in the procurement of Directors & Officers Liability Insurance policies.

Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to, organizations that provide insurance advisory services.

Program Goal: To obtain independent and specialized advice, assistance, and support to provide TxDOT the expertise to mitigate insurance risk by evaluating and determining the appropriate types and levels of insurance coverage on transportation projects which use alternative delivery methods.

Review and Award Criteria: Each proposal will first be screened for completeness and timeliness. Proposals that are deemed incomplete or arrive after the deadline will be rejected and will not be evaluated by TxDOT. A team of evaluators from TxDOT will evaluate the proposals as to the private consultant's competence, knowledge, and qualifications and as to the reasonableness of the proposed fee for the services. The criteria and evaluation process are further described in the RFP.

Deadlines: TxDOT must receive proposals prepared according to instructions in the RFP package on or before January 5, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. Proposal submittal instructions are specified in the RFP.

To Obtain a Copy of the RFP: Requests for a copy of the RFP should be submitted to Matt McCarter, Project Finance, Debt and Strategic Contracts Division, 125 East 11th Street, Austin, Texas 78701-2483, email: Matt.McCarter@txdot.gov, telephone number (512) 334-3827. Copies will also be available on the Electronic State Business Daily at http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/.

TRD-201704815

Joanne Wright

Deputy General Counsel

Texas Department of Transportation

Filed: November 27, 2017


Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas

Request for Qualifications 17-371

The Deep East Texas Local Workforce Development Board, Inc. (DETLWDB) doing business as Workforce Solutions - Deep East Texas, is requesting interested and qualified parties to respond to this Request for Qualifications (RFQ 17-371) for Architectural Services for the Workforce Development Board.

The DETLWDB invites the submittal of responses to this RFQ from qualified firms(s) interested in providing architectural services in connection with renovation of current and future DETLWDB career centers.

The Board will award a contract for Architectural Services to Respondents whose proposals, conforming to the Request for Qualifications (RFQ), is determined to present the best value to the Board.

TRD-201704840

Kelly Davis

Executive Coordinator

Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas

Filed: November 28, 2017