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Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner

Notice of Rate Ceilings

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

The weekly ceiling as prescribed by §303.003 and §303.009 for the period of 01/30/17 - 02/05/17 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 01/30/17 - 02/05/17 is 18% for Commercial over $250,000.

1 Credit for personal, family or household use.

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

TRD-201700350

Leslie Pettijohn

Commissioner

Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner

Filed: January 24, 2017


East Texas Regional Water Planning Group (Region I)

Region I Intent to Apply for Additional Funding

DATE: January 27, 2017

SUBJECT: Notice of Application for Regional Water Planning Grant Funding to complete the Fifth Cycle of Regional Water Planning

Notice is hereby given that the City of Nacogdoches will submit by Noon February 21, 2017, a grant application for financial assistance to the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) on behalf of Region I, to carry out planning activities to develop the 2021 Region I Regional Water Plan as part of the state’s Fifth Cycle (2017 - 2021) of Regional Water Planning.

The East Texas Regional Water Planning Group (Region I) includes all or part of the following counties: Anderson, Angelina, Cherokee, Hardin, Henderson, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Panola, Polk, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith, Trinity and Tyler counties.

Copies of the grant application may be obtained from City of Nacogdoches when it becomes available or online at www.ci.nacogdoches.tx.us. Written comments from the public regarding the grant application must be submitted to City of Nacogdoches and TWDB by no later than February 27, 2017. Comments can be submitted to City of Nacogdoches and the TWDB as follows:

Stacy Corley

Administrative Agent for Region I

City of Nacogdoches

P.O. Box 635030

Nacogdoches, Texas 75963-5030

Jeff Walker

Executive Administrator

Texas Water Development Board

P.O. Box 13231

Austin, Texas 78711-3231

For additional information, please contact Stacy Corley, City of Nacogdoches, c/o Region I; P.O. Box 635030, Nacogdoches, Texas 75963-5030 or (936) 559-2528, and corleys@ci.nacogdoches.tx.us, or David Carter, Texas Water Development Board, P.O. Box 13231, Austin, Texas 78711, Contracts@twdb.texas.gov.

TRD-201700311

Stacy Corley

Grant Coordinator

East Texas Regional Water Planning Group (Region I)

Filed: January 23, 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 March 6, 2017. TWC, §7.075 also requires that the commission promptly consider any written comments received and that the commission may withdraw or withhold approval of an AO if a comment discloses facts or considerations that indicate that consent is inappropriate, improper, inadequate, or inconsistent with the requirements of the statutes and rules within the commission's jurisdiction or the commission's orders and permits issued in accordance with the commission's regulatory authority. Additional notice of changes to a proposed AO is not required to be published if those changes are made in response to written comments.

A copy of each proposed AO is available for public inspection at both the commission's central office, located at 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building C, 1st Floor, Austin, Texas 78753, (512) 239-2545 and at the applicable regional office listed as follows. Written comments about an AO should be sent to the enforcement coordinator designated for each AO at the commission's central office at P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087 and must be received by 5:00 p.m. on March 6, 2017. 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: 1265 LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1496-MLM-E; IDENTIFIER: RN109269951; LOCATION: Tyler, Smith County; TYPE OF FACILITY: construction site; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §281.25(a)(4) and 40 Code of Federal Regulations §122.26(c), by failing to obtain authorization to discharge stormwater associated with construction activities; TWC, §26.121(a)(2), by failing to prevent the discharge of other waste into or adjacent to any other water in the state; and 30 TAC §111.201 and Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.085(b), by failing to not cause, suffer, allow, or permit outdoor burning of construction materials within the State of Texas; PENALTY: $7,500; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Sandra Douglas, (512) 239-2549; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2916 Teague Drive, Tyler, Texas 75701-3734, (903) 535-5100.

(2) COMPANY: Arkema Incorporated; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1176-IWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100209444; LOCATION: Houston, Harris County; TYPE OF FACILITY: wastewater treatment facility; RULES VIOLATED: TWC, §26.121(a)(1), 30 TAC §305.125(1), Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Number WQ0000445000, Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements Number 2, Outfall Number 001, and Effluent Limitations and Monitor, by failing to comply with permitted effluent limitations; PENALTY: $28,613; Supplemental Environmental Project offset amount of $11,445; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Caleb Olson, (512) 239-2541; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(3) COMPANY: AUXILIARY TO DRISCOLL CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1894-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101798635; LOCATION: Corpus Christi, Nueces County; TYPE OF FACILITY: underground storage tank (UST) system with emergency backup power generator; RULES VIOLATED: 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; and 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; PENALTY: $3,563; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Keith Frank, (512) 239-1203; REGIONAL OFFICE: 6300 Ocean Drive, Suite 1200, Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5839, (361) 825-3100.

(4) COMPANY: AVERY 7-11, INCORPORATED dba Avery 7-11; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1207-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102956828; LOCATION: Avery, Red River County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.50(b)(2) and TWC, §26.3475(a), by failing to provide release detection for the pressurized piping associated with the underground storage tank system; PENALTY: $3,692; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Steven Stump, (512) 239-1343; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2916 Teague Drive, Tyler, Texas 75701-3734, (903) 535-5100.

(5) COMPANY: BALQUES INCORPORATED dba Sunshine 3; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1157-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102646726; LOCATION: Sherman, Grayson County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.49(b) and TWC, §26.3475(d), by failing to provide corrosion protection for all components of the underground storage tank (UST) system; 30 TAC §334.51(a)(6) and TWC, §26.3475(c)(2), by failing to ensure that all installed spill containment devices are maintained in good operating condition; and 30 TAC §115.221 and Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.085(b), by failing to control displaced vapors by a vapor control or a vapor balance system during the transfer of gasoline from a tank-truck tank into the USTs at the station; PENALTY: $15,000; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: John Fennell, (512) 239-2616; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(6) COMPANY: City of La Marque; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-0402-MLM-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101917284 and RN102048154; LOCATION: La Marque, Galveston County; TYPE OF FACILITY: wastewater treatment plant and fleet refueling center; RULES VIOLATED: TWC, §26.121(a)(1), 30 TAC §305.125(1), and Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Number WQ0010410003, Interim Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements Number 1, by failing to comply with permitted effluent limitations; and 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: $71,750; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Claudia Corrales, (432) 620-6138; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(7) COMPANY: City of Pearsall; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-0835-MLM-E; IDENTIFIER: RN103016275; LOCATION: Pearsall, Frio 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 (TPDES) Permit Number WQ0010360001, Permit Conditions Number 2.g, by failing to prevent the unauthorized discharge of wastewater into or adjacent to any water in the state; 30 TAC §281.25(a)(4) and 40 Code of Federal Regulations §122.26(c), by failing to obtain authorization under TPDES Multi-Sector General Permit Number TXR050000 to discharge stormwater from a domestic wastewater treatment facility with a design flow of 1.0 million gallons per day or more; TWC, §26.0301(c), 30 TAC §30.350(n), and TPDES Permit Number WQ0010360001, Other Requirements Number 1, by failing to employ or contract one or more licensed wastewater treatment facility operators holding the appropriate level of license to operate a wastewater collection system a minimum of five days per week; 30 TAC §305.125(1) and (5) and TPDES Permit Number WQ0010360001, Operational Requirements Number 4, by failing to install adequate safeguards to prevent the discharge of untreated or inadequately treated wastes during electrical power failures by means of alternate power sources, standby generators, and/or retention; TWC, §26.121(a)(1), 30 TAC §305.125(1) and (5), and TPDES Permit Number WQ0010360001, Operational Requirements Number 1, by failing to ensure the facility and all of its systems of collection, treatment, and disposal are properly operated and maintained; 30 TAC §305.125(1) and TPDES Permit Number WQ0010360001, Definitions and Standard Permit Conditions Numbers 2.e and 2.f, by failing to perform all measurements, tests, and calculations in a representative manner to ensure the accurate reporting of data; and 30 TAC §§305.125(1), 319.6, and 319.9(d) and TPDES Permit Number WQ0010360001, Monitoring and Reporting Requirements Number 2.a, by failing to assure the quality of all measurements through the use of blanks, standards, duplicates, and spikes; PENALTY: $61,739; Supplemental Environmental Project offset amount of $61,739; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Larry Butler, (512) 239-2543; REGIONAL OFFICE: 14250 Judson Road, San Antonio, Texas 78233-4480, (210) 490-3096.

(8) COMPANY: City of Red Oak; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1721-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101387512; LOCATION: Red Oak, Ellis County; TYPE OF FACILITY: fleet refueling facility; RULES VIOLATED: 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 deliveries of regulated substances into the 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; and 30 TAC §334.50(d)(1)(B) and TWC, §26.3475(c)(1), by failing to conduct proper inventory control procedures for the USTs at the facility; PENALTY: $9,001; Supplemental Environmental Project offset amount of $7,201; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Stephanie McCurley, (512) 239-2607; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(9) COMPANY: CSTORE VENTURES INCORPORATED dba Kwik Stop; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1652-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101636447; LOCATION: Kingsland, Llano County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.49(a)(1) and TWC, §26.3475(d), by failing to provide corrosion protection for the underground storage tank (UST) system; 30 TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A) and (2) and TWC, §26.3475(a) and (c)(1), by failing to monitor the USTs for releases at a frequency of at least once every month, and failing to provide release detection for the pressurized piping associated with the UST system; and 30 TAC §334.605(a) and (b), by failing to ensure that a certified Class A, Class B, and Class C operator is re-trained within three years of their last training date; PENALTY: $10,929; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: James Baldwin, (512) 239-1337; REGIONAL OFFICE: 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building A, Austin, Texas 78753, (512) 339-2929.

(10) COMPANY: Diana Special Utility District; DOCKET NUMBER: 2015-1496-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101514826; LOCATION: Diana, Upshur County; TYPE OF FACILITY: wastewater treatment facility; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §305.125(1), TWC, §26.121(a)(1), and Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination Permit Number WQ0011199001, Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements Number 1, by failing to comply with permitted effluent limitations; PENALTY: $105,125; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Cheryl Thompson, (817) 588-5886; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2916 Teague Drive, Tyler, Texas 75701-3734, (903) 535-5100.

(11) COMPANY: EPP-Texas Acquisition, LLC dba Valero Corner Store 1208; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1512-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102364197; LOCATION: Mansfield, Tarrant County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of fuel; 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 vapor space manifolding and dynamic back pressure at least once every 36 months; 30 TAC §334.72, by failing to report a suspected release to the TCEQ within 24 hours of discovery; 30 TAC §334.74, by failing to investigate a suspected release of regulated substance within 30 days of discovery; 30 TAC §334.49(c)(4)(C) and TWC, §26.3475(d), by failing to have the cathodic protection system inspected and tested for operability and adequacy of protection at a frequency of at least once every three years; 30 TAC §334.7(d)(3), by failing to provide an amended registration for any change or additional information regarding the underground storage tanks (USTs) within 30 days from the date of the occurrence of the change or addition; 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; and 30 TAC §334.50(b)(2) and TWC, §26.3475(a), by failing to provide proper release detection for the pressurized piping associated with the UST system; PENALTY: $36,984; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Steven Stump, (512) 239-1343; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(12) COMPANY: Florestone Products Company; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1297-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN104120100; LOCATION: Denison, Grayson County; TYPE OF FACILITY: manufacturer of a plumbing component; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §116.115(c) and §122.143(4), Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC), §382.085(b), Federal Operating Permit (FOP) Number O2922, Special Terms and Conditions (STC) Number 6, and New Source Review (NSR) Permit Number 70868, Special Conditions (SC) Number 12, by failing to cover the resin mixers at all times during operation except when adding materials; 30 TAC §116.115(c) and §122.143(4), THSC, §382.085(b), FOP Number O2922, STC Number 6, and NSR Permit Number 70868, SC Number 3, by failing to label all the equipment that has the potential of emitting pollutants; 30 TAC §116.110(a) and THSC, §382.0518(a) and §382.085(b), by failing to obtain an authorization to operate a source of air emissions; and 30 TAC §122.121 and THSC, §382.054 and §382.085(b), by failing to authorize emissions units under a FOP; PENALTY: $17,251; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Rajesh Acharya, (512) 239-0577; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(13) COMPANY: Harris County Municipal Utility District 155; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1819-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102946233; LOCATION: Houston, Harris County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.117(d)(2)(A), (h), and (i)(2) and §290.122(c)(2)(A) and (f), by failing to collect one lead and copper sample from each of the facility's entry points no later than 180 days after the end of the January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2015, monitoring period during which the lead action level was exceeded, have the sample analyzed, and report the results to the executive director (ED), and failing to provide public notification and submit a copy of the public notification to the ED regarding the failure to collect one lead and copper sample from each of the facility's entry points no later than 180 days after the end of the January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2015, monitoring period; 30 TAC §290.117(f)(3)(A) and §290.122(b)(2)(A) and (f), by failing to submit a recommendation to the ED for optimal corrosion control treatment within six months after the end of the January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2015, monitoring period during which the lead action level was exceeded, and failing to provide public notification and submit a copy of the public notification to the ED regarding the failure to submit a recommendation to the ED for optimal corrosion control treatment; 30 TAC §290.117(g)(2)(A) and §290.122(b)(2)(A) and (f), by failing to submit a recommendation to the ED for source water treatment within 180 days after the end of the January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2015, monitoring period during which the lead action level was exceeded, and failing to provide public notification and submit a copy of the public notification to the ED regarding the failure to submit a recommendation to the ED for source water treatment; and 30 TAC §290.122(b)(2)(A) and (f), by failing to provide public notification and submit a copy of the public notification to the ED regarding the failure to deliver the public education materials following the lead action level exceedance that occurred during the January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2015, monitoring period; PENALTY: $300; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: James Fisher, (512) 239-2537; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(14) COMPANY: KKD Hidden Oaks RV Park, LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1550-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN105767347; LOCATION: Rockport, Aransas County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply (PWS); RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.39(h)(1) and Texas Health and Safety Code, §341.035(a), by failing to receive approval of plans and specifications from the executive director prior to the construction of a new PWS; and 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 easily be located during emergencies; PENALTY: $105; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Steven Hall, (512) 239-2569; REGIONAL OFFICE: 6300 Ocean Drive, Suite 1200, Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5839, (361) 825-3100.

(15) COMPANY: L.A.GARZA PROPERTIES INCORPORATED; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1289-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102048212; LOCATION: Humble, Harris County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A) and (2) and TWC, §26.3475(a) and (c)(1), by failing to monitor the underground storage tank (UST) for releases at a frequency of at least once every month, and failing to provide release detection for the pressurized piping associated with the UST system; PENALTY: $4,629; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Jason Fraley, (512) 239-2552; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(16) COMPANY: Laurie Martinez dba Retired Rubber Solutions; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1768-MSW-E; IDENTIFIER: RN109422436; LOCATION: Amarillo, Randall County; TYPE OF FACILITY: unauthorized scrap tire storage site; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §328.59(b)(1) and §328.60(a) and Texas Health and Safety Code, §361.112(a), by failing to obtain a scrap tire storage site registration for the site prior to storing more than 500 used or scrap tires on the ground or 2,000 used or scrap tires in enclosed and lockable containers; PENALTY: $3,750; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Holly Kneisley, (817) 588-5856; REGIONAL OFFICE: 3918 Canyon Drive, Amarillo, Texas 79109-4933, (806) 353-9251.

(17) COMPANY: Lone Star Dirt and Paving Enterprises, Incorporated; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1691-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN104024054; LOCATION: Lubbock, Lubbock County; TYPE OF FACILITY: concrete batch plant; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §116.615(2), Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC), §382.085(b), and Standard Permit Registration Number 132627, General Requirements (GR) Numbers 5(B)(iii), (C)(ii), and (H), by failing to prevent visible emissions from the concrete batch plant and concrete bin/weigh hopper conveyor, and failing to prevent emissions leaving the property; and 30 TAC §116.615(2), THSC, §382.085(b), and Standard Permit Registration Number 132627, GR Numbers 5(E) and (H), by failing to control emissions from in-plant roads and traffic areas; PENALTY: $2,725; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Tiffany Maurer, (512) 239-2696; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5012 50th Street, Suite 100, Lubbock, Texas 79414-3426, (806) 796-7092.

(18) COMPANY: MA FOOD MART, INCORPORATED dba Woodhaven Food Mart; DOCKET NUMBER: 2015-0930-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101432235; LOCATION: Fort Worth, Tarrant 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: $3,563; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Mike Pace, (817) 588-5933; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(19) COMPANY: Michele Audrey Shackelford dba Shelcon Services; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1404-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN104422282; LOCATION: Primrose, Tarrant County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.46(e)(4)(A) and Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC), §341.033(a), by failing to operate the facility under the direct supervision of a licensed water works operator who holds a Class D or higher license; 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; 30 TAC §290.46(t), by failing to post a legible sign at each of the facility's production, treatment, and storage facilities which contains the name of the facility and an emergency telephone number where a responsible official can be contacted; and 30 TAC §290.46(f)(2), (2)(A)(i)(III) and (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: $1,608; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Jason Fraley, (512) 239-2552; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(20) COMPANY: Nazma, L.L.C. dba Poco Loco Supermercado; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1563-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN105738074; LOCATION: Kyle, Hays County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.50(b)(2) and TWC, §26.3475(a), by failing to provide release detection for the pressurized piping associated with the underground storage tank system; PENALTY: $3,693; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Sandra Douglas, (512) 239-2549; REGIONAL OFFICE: 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building A, Austin, Texas 78753, (512) 339-2929.

(21) COMPANY: NEW SUMAR, LLC dba Minit Mart 2; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1831-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102056496; LOCATION: Port Arthur, Jefferson County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.49(a)(1) and TWC, §26.3475(d), by failing to provide corrosion protection for the underground storage tank system; PENALTY: $2,438; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Steven Van Landingham, (512) 239-5717; REGIONAL OFFICE: 3870 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77703-1830, (409) 898-3838.

(22) COMPANY: Reijenga, Incorporated dba T Woods Grocery; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1278-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101880540; LOCATION: Odessa, Ector County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 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 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 §334.50(b)(1)(A) and TWC, §26.3475(c)(1), by failing to monitor the USTs for releases at a frequency of at least once every month; 30 TAC §334.602(a), 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; and 30 TAC §334.10(b)(1)(B), by failing to maintain UST records and make them immediately available for inspection upon request by agency personnel; PENALTY: $6,926; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: John Fennell, (512) 239-2616; REGIONAL OFFICE: 9900 West IH-20, Suite 100, Midland, Texas 79706, (432) 570-1359.

(23) COMPANY: STAFF WATER SUPPLY CORPORATION; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-2010-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101198711; LOCATION: Eastland, Eastland 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 (MCL) of 0.080 milligrams per liter (mg/L) for total trihalomethanes, and failing to comply with the MCL of 0.060 mg/L for haloacetic acids, based on a locational running annual average; PENALTY: $690; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Yuliya Dunaway, (210) 403-4077; REGIONAL OFFICE: 1977 Industrial Boulevard, Abilene, Texas 79602-7833, (325) 698-9674.

(24) COMPANY: Sunoco Partners Marketing and Terminals L.P.; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-0356-MLM-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100214626; LOCATION: Nederland, Jefferson County; TYPE OF FACILITY: for-hire petroleum marine terminal with a secondary lubricating, oil blending, and packaging facility and a marine petroleum cargo handling facility; RULES VIOLATED: TWC, §26.121(a)(1), 30 TAC §305.125(1), and Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Number WQ0001151000, Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements Number 1, Outfall Number 001, by failing to comply with permitted effluent limits; and TWC, §11.081 and §11.121 and 30 TAC §297.11, by failing to obtain authorization prior to impounding, diverting, storing or using state water; PENALTY: $23,450; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Claudia Corrales, (432) 620-6138; REGIONAL OFFICE: 3870 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77703-1830, (409) 898-3838.

(25) COMPANY: Tech Con Trenching, Incorporated; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0040-WR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN105772867; LOCATION: London, Kimble County; TYPE OF FACILITY: Llano River; RULES VIOLATED: TWC, §11.081 and §11.121, by failing to obtain authorization prior to impounding, diverting, or using state water; PENALTY: $350; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Melissa Castro, (512) 239-0855; REGIONAL OFFICE: 622 South Oakes, Suite K, San Angelo, Texas 76903-7035, (325) 655-9479.

(26) COMPANY: TERRA SOUTHWEST INCORPORATED dba East Ponder Estates; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1710-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101265882; LOCATION: Ponder, Denton County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.117(d)(2)(A), (h), and (i)(2), by failing to collect one lead and copper sample from each of the facility's entry points no later than 180 days after the end of the January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015, monitoring period during which the lead action level was exceeded, have the samples analyzed, and report the results to the executive director (ED); 30 TAC §290.117(g)(2)(A), by failing to submit a recommendation to the ED for source water treatment within 180 days after the end of the January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015, monitoring period during which the lead action level was exceeded; 30 TAC §290.117(f)(3)(A), by failing to submit a recommendation to the ED for optimal corrosion control treatment within six months after the end of the January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015, monitoring period during which the lead action level was exceeded; 30 TAC §290.117(i)(5) and (k), by failing to deliver the public education materials following the lead action level exceedance that occurred during the January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015, monitoring period, and failing to provide the ED with copies of the public education materials and certification that distribution of said materials is being conducted in a manner consistent with TCEQ requirements; 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 (taps) 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, 2015 - December 31, 2015, monitoring period; 30 TAC §290.122(c)(2)(A) and (f), by failing to provide public notification and submit a copy of the notification to the ED regarding the failure to collect lead and copper tap samples for the January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2014, monitoring period and the failure to submit a Disinfectant Level Quarterly Operating Report (DLQOR) for the second quarter of 2015; 30 TAC §290.110(e)(4)(A) and (f)(3), by failing to submit a DLQOR to the ED each quarter by the tenth day of the month following the end of the quarter for the first quarter of 2016; and 30 TAC §290.117(c)(2)(A), (h), and (i)(1), by failing to collect lead and copper tap samples at the required ten sample sites for the six-month period (January 1, 2016 - June 30, 2016) following the January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015, monitoring period during which the lead action level was exceeded, have the samples analyzed, and report the results to the ED; PENALTY: $1,188; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Steven Hall, (512) 239-2569; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(27) COMPANY: Texas A&M University; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1620-IWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102080348; LOCATION: College Station, Brazos County; TYPE OF FACILITY: steam electric power generating and thermal supply plant; RULES VIOLATED: TWC, §26.121(a)(1), 30 TAC §305.125(1), and Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Number WQ0004002000, Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements Numbers 1 and 2, by failing to comply with permitted effluent limitations; PENALTY: $27,187; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Sandra Douglas, (512) 239-2549; REGIONAL OFFICE: 6801 Sanger Avenue, Suite 2500, Waco, Texas 76710-7826, (254) 751-0335.

(28) COMPANY: The Premcor Refining Group Incorporated; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1587-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102584026; LOCATION: Port Arthur, Jefferson County; TYPE OF FACILITY: petroleum refinery; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §§101.20(3), 116.115(b)(2)(F) and (c), and 122.143(4), New Source Review Permit Numbers 6825A, PSDTX49, and N65, Special Conditions Number 1, Federal Operating Permit Number O1498, Special Terms and Conditions Number 18, and Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.085(b), by failing to prevent unauthorized emissions; PENALTY: $20,250; Supplemental Environmental Project offset amount of $8,100; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Carol McGrath, (210) 403-4063; REGIONAL OFFICE: 3870 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77703-1830, (409) 898-3838.

(29) COMPANY: Thrasher, Incorporated; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1867-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN104355839; LOCATION: Florence, Williamson County; TYPE OF FACILITY: temporary rock crusher; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §116.110(a) and Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.0518(a) and §382.085(b), by failing to obtain authorization prior to operating a source of air contaminants; PENALTY: $1,625; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Rajesh Acharya, (512) 239-0577; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5012 50th Street, Suite 100, Lubbock, Texas 79414-3426, (806) 796-7092.

(30) COMPANY: Total Petrochemicals USA, Incorporated; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1568-IWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102457520; LOCATION: Groves, Jefferson County; TYPE OF FACILITY: wastewater treatment plant; RULES VIOLATED: TWC, §26.121(a)(1), 30 TAC §305.125(1), and Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Number WQ0000491000, Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements Number 1, Outfall Numbers 001 and 005, by failing to comply with permitted effluent limitations; PENALTY: $30,000; Supplemental Environmental Project offset amount of $12,000; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Caleb Olson, (512) 239-2541; REGIONAL OFFICE: 3870 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77703-1830, (409) 898-3838.

(31) COMPANY: Xpert Transportation, LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1733-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102594934; LOCATION: El Paso, El Paso County; TYPE OF FACILITY: bulk fuel transporting operation; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §115.252(2) and Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.085(b), by failing to comply with the maximum Reid Vapor Pressure requirement of 7.0 pounds per square inch absolute for gasoline transferred during the control period from June 1, 2016 - September 16, 2016; PENALTY: $1,375; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Raime Hayes-Falero, (713) 767-3567; REGIONAL OFFICE: 401 East Franklin Avenue, Suite 560, El Paso, Texas 79901-1212, (915) 834-4949.

TRD-201700337

Kathleen C. Decker

Director, Litigation Division

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: January 24, 2017


Notice of Application and Public Hearing for an Air Quality Standard Permit for a Concrete Batch Plant with Enhanced Controls Proposed Air Quality Registration Number 144519

APPLICATION. Lauren Concrete Inc., 2001 Picadilly Drive, Round Rock, Texas 78664-9511 has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for an Air Quality Standard Permit for a Concrete Batch Plant with Enhanced Controls Registration Number 144519 to authorize the operation of a concrete batch plant. The facility is proposed to be located at 1451 Landfill Road, Mason, Mason County, Texas 76856. 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=30.7436&lng=-99.2102&zoom=13&type=r. This application was submitted to the TCEQ on December 16, 2016. The primary function of this plant is to manufacture concrete by mixing materials including (but not limited to) sand, aggregate, cement and water. The executive director has determined the application was technically complete on January 9, 2017.

PUBLIC COMMENT / PUBLIC HEARING. Public written comments about this application may be submitted at any time during the public comment period. The public comment period begins on the first date notice is published and extends to the close of the public hearing. Public comments may be submitted either in writing to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Office of the Chief Clerk, MC-105, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, TX 78711-3087, or electronically at www.tceq.texas.gov/about/comments.html. If you choose to communicate with the TCEQ electronically, please be aware that your email address, like your physical mailing address, will become part of the agency's public record.

A public hearing has been scheduled, that will consist of two parts, an informal discussion period and a formal comment period. During the informal discussion period, the public is encouraged to ask questions of the applicant and TCEQ staff concerning the application, but comments made during the informal period will not be considered by the executive director before reaching a decision on the permit, and no formal response will be made to the informal comments. During the formal comment period, members of the public may state their comments into the official record. Written comments about this application may also be submitted at any time during the hearing. The purpose of a public hearing is to provide the opportunity to submit written comments or an oral statement about the application. The public hearing is not an evidentiary proceeding.

The Public Hearing is to be held:

Monday, March 6, 2017, at 6:00 p.m.

Richard P. Eckert Civic Center

1024 McKinley Avenue

Mason, Texas 76856

RESPONSE TO COMMENTS. A written response to all formal comments will be prepared by the executive director after the comment period closes. The response, along with the executive director's decision on the application, will be mailed to everyone who submitted public comments and the response to comments will be posted in the permit file for viewing.

The executive director shall approve or deny the application not later than 35 days after the date of the public hearing, considering all comments received within the comment period, and base this decision on whether the application meets the requirements of the standard permit.

CENTRAL/REGIONAL OFFICE. The application will be available for viewing and copying at the TCEQ Central Office and the TCEQ San Angelo Regional Office, located at 622 S Oakes Ste K, San Angelo, Texas 76903-7035, during the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, beginning the first day of publication of this notice.

INFORMATION. If you need more information about this permit application or the permitting process, please call the Public Education Program toll free at (800) 687-4040. Si desea información en Español, puede llamar al (800) 687-4040.

Further information may also be obtained from Lauren Concrete, Inc., 2001 Picadilly Drive, Round Rock, Texas 78664-9511, or by calling Mr. Paul W. Henry, P.E., Henry Environmental Services at (512) 281-6555.

TRD-201700381

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: January 25, 2017


Notice of Correction to Agreed Order Number 21

In the November 4, 2016, issue of the Texas Register (41 TexReg 8843), the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality published notice of Agreed Orders, specifically item Number 21 for CYNDIE PARK 2 WATER SUPPLY CORPORATION.

The reference to location should be corrected to: "Banquete". Also, the reference to rules violated should be corrected to: "30 TAC §290.44(a)(4), by failing to install water transmission and distribution lines below the frost line and in no case less than 24 inches below the ground surface;".

For questions concerning this error, please contact Michael Parrish at (512) 239-2548.

TRD-201700339

Kathleen C. Decker

Director, Litigation Division

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: January 24, 2017


Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Revisions to 30 TAC Chapter 111 and to the State Implementation Plan

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (commission) will conduct a public hearing to receive testimony regarding proposed revisions to 30 TAC Chapter 111, Control of Air Pollution from Visible Emissions and Particulate Matter, §111.203, new §111.217, and corresponding revisions to the state implementation plan (SIP) under the requirements of Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.017; Texas Government Code, Chapter 2001, Subchapter B; and 40 Code of Federal Regulations §51.102 of the United States Environmental Protection Agency concerning SIPs.

The proposed rulemaking would clarify and add more specific language to the current agency rules related to prescribed burning conducted by Certified and Insured Prescribed Burn Managers who are certified by the Prescribed Burning Board of the Texas Department of Agriculture.

The commission will hold a public hearing on this proposal in Austin on February 28, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in Building E, Room 201S, at the commission’s central office located at 12100 Park 35 Circle. The hearing is structured for the receipt of oral or written comments by interested persons. Individuals may present oral statements when called upon in order of registration. Open discussion will not be permitted during the hearing; however, commission staff members will be available to discuss the proposal 30 minutes prior to the hearing.

Persons who have special communication or other accommodation needs who are planning to attend the hearing should contact Sandy Wong, Office of Legal Services, at (512) 239-1802 or 1-800-RELAY-TX (TDD). Requests should be made as far in advance as possible.

Written comments may be submitted to Ms. Kris Hogan, MC 205, Office of Legal Services, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, 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 comments should reference Rule Project Number 2016-027-111-CE. The comment period closes on March 6, 2017. Copies of the proposed rulemaking can be obtained from the commission's website at http://www.tceq.texas.gov/rules/propose_adopt.html. For further information, please contact Amancio Gutierrez, Program Support Section, (512) 239-3770.

TRD-201700278

Robert Martinez

Director, Environmental Law Division

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: January 20, 2017


Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Revisions to 30 TAC Chapter 336

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (commission) will conduct a public hearing to receive testimony regarding proposed revisions to 30 TAC Chapter 336, Radioactive Substance Rules, §336.103, under the requirements of Texas Government Code, Chapter 2001, Subchapter B.

This rulemaking will remove the word "quarterly" from §336.103(c) where it requires the executive director to invoice for the amount of the recoverable costs incurred quarterly.

The commission will hold a public hearing on this proposal in Austin on February 27, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in Building E, Room 201S, at the commission's central office located at 12100 Park 35 Circle. The hearing is structured for the receipt of oral or written comments by interested persons. Individuals may present oral statements when called upon in order of registration. Open discussion will not be permitted during the hearing; however, commission staff members will be available to discuss the proposal 30 minutes prior to the hearing.

Persons who have special communication or other accommodation needs who are planning to attend the hearing should contact Sandy Wong, Office of Legal Services at (512) 239-1802 or 1-800-RELAY-TX (TDD). Requests should be made as far in advance as possible.

Written comments may be submitted to Derek Baxter, MC 205, Office of Legal Services, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, 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 comments should reference Rule Project Number 2017-003-336-WS. The comment period closes March 6, 2017. Copies of the proposed rulemaking can be obtained from the commission's website at http://www.tceq.texas.gov/rules/propose_adopt.html. For further information, please contact Hans Weger, Radioactive Materials Division, (512) 239-2613.

TRD-201700280

Robert Martinez

Director, Environmental Law Division

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: January 20, 2017


General Land Office

Notice of Award of a Major Consulting Contract

Pursuant to Chapter 2254, Subchapter B, Texas Government Code, the Texas General Land Office ("GLO") announces the award of Contract 17-300-000-A299 to Tommy R. Harris, a person with a principal place of business in Cedar Hill, Texas 75104. The contractor will provide consulting services to the Texas Veterans Land Board and GLO for the management of the selection and transition for a new administrator for the Veterans' Housing Assistance Program.

The total value of the contract is $155,000. The contract was executed on January 12, 2017, and will expire on January 31, 2018, unless extended or terminated sooner by the parties.

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

TRD-201700314

Anne L. Idsal

Chief Clerk, Deputy Land Commissioner

General Land Office

Filed: January 23, 2017


Texas Health and Human Services Commission

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

Hearing. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will conduct a public hearing on February 16, 2017, at 1:30 p.m., to receive comment on proposed Medicaid payment rates for the Medicaid Biennial Calendar Fee Review.

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

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

Non-Clinical Laboratory Services;

Temporary National "S" Codes (Services and Supplies);

Physician Administered Drugs - Non-Oncology;

Physician Administered Drugs - Oncology;

Medical and Surgical Supplies; and

Durable Medical Equipment - "E" Codes.

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

§355.8021, which addresses the reimbursement methodology for home health services and durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies;

§355.8085, which addresses the reimbursement methodology for physicians and other practitioners; and

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

Briefing Package. A briefing package describing the proposed payments rates will be available at http://legacy-hhsc.hhsc.state.tx.us/rad/rate-packets.shtml on or after February 2, 2017. Interested parties may obtain a copy of the briefing package prior to the hearing by contacting Rate Analysis by telephone at (512) 730-7401; by fax at (512) 730-7475; or by e-mail at RADAcuteCare@hhsc.state.tx.us The briefing package will also be available at the public hearing.

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

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

TRD-201700322

Karen Ray

Chief Counsel

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Filed: January 23, 2017


Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Medicaid Payment Rates for the Medical Policy Review of Mobility Aids

Hearing. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will conduct a public hearing on February 16, 2017, at 1:30 p.m., to receive comment on proposed Medicaid payment rates for the Medical Policy Review of Mobility Aids (E0956).

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

Proposal. The payment rates for the Medical Policy Review of Mobility Aids (E0956) are proposed to be effective April 1, 2017.

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

§355.8021, which addresses the reimbursement methodology for home health services and durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies; and

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

Briefing Package. A briefing package describing the proposed payments rates will be available at http://legacy-hhsc.hhsc.state.tx.us/rad/rate-packets.shtml on or after February 2, 2017. Interested parties may obtain a copy of the briefing package prior to the hearing by contacting Rate Analysis by telephone at (512) 730-7401; by fax at (512) 730-7475; or by e-mail at RADAcuteCare@hhsc.state.tx.us. The briefing package will also be available at the public hearing.

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

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

TRD-201700323

Karen Ray

Chief Counsel

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Filed: January 23, 2017


Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Medicaid Payment Rates for the Medical Policy Review of Respiratory Equipment and Supplies

Hearing. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will conduct a public hearing on February 16, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. to receive comment on proposed Medicaid payment rates for the Medical Policy Review of Respiratory Equipment and Supplies.

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

Proposal. The payment rates for the Medical Policy Review of Respiratory Equipment and Supplies are proposed to be effective March 1, 2017.

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

§355.8021, which addresses the reimbursement methodology for home health services and durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies; and

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

Briefing Package. A briefing package describing the proposed payments will be available at http://legacy-hhsc.hhsc.state.tx.us/rad/rate-packets.shtml on or after February 2, 2017. Interested parties may obtain a copy of the briefing package prior to the hearing by contacting Rate Analysis by telephone at (512) 730-7401; by fax at (512) 730-7475; or by e-mail at RADAcuteCare@hhsc.state.tx.us. The briefing package will also be available at the public hearing.

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

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

TRD-201700324

Karen Ray

Chief Counsel

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Filed: January 23, 2017


Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Medicaid Payment Rates for the Quarterly Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System Updates

Hearing. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will conduct a public hearing on February 16, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. to receive comment on proposed Medicaid payment rates for the Quarterly Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Updates.

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

Proposal. The payment rates for the Quarterly HCPCS review of procedure codes J7202, J2786, C9482, C9483, and C9744 are proposed to be effective April 1, 2017.

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

§355.8085, which addresses the reimbursement methodology for physicians and other practitioners; and

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

Briefing Package. A briefing package describing the proposed payments will be available at http://legacy-hhsc.hhsc.state.tx.us/rad/rate-packets.shtml on or after February 2, 2017. Interested parties may obtain a copy of the briefing package prior to the hearing by contacting Rate Analysis by telephone at (512) 730-7401; by fax at (512) 730-7475; or by e-mail at RADAcuteCare@hhsc.state.tx.us. The briefing package will also be available at the public hearing.

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

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

TRD-201700325

Karen Ray

Chief Counsel

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Filed: January 23, 2017


Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Medicaid Payment Rates for the Special Review of Ambulatory Surgical Centers/Hospital Ambulatory Surgical Centers

Hearing. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will conduct a public hearing on February 16, 2017, at 1:30 p.m., to receive comment on proposed Medicaid payment rates for the Special Review of Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs)/Hospital Ambulatory Surgical Centers (HASCs).

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

Proposal. The payment rates for the Special Review of ASCs/HASCs are proposed to be effective April 1, 2017.

Methodology and Justification. The proposed payment rates were calculated in accordance with Title 1 of the Texas Administrative Code §355.8121, which addresses the reimbursement methodology for Ambulatory Surgical Centers and Hospital Ambulatory Surgical Centers.

Briefing Package. A briefing package describing the proposed payments will be available at http://legacy-hhsc.hhsc.state.tx.us/rad/rate-packets.shtml on or after February 2, 2017. Interested parties may obtain a copy of the briefing package prior to the hearing by contacting Rate Analysis by telephone at (512) 730-7401; by fax at (512) 730-7475; or by e-mail at RADAcuteCare@hhsc.state.tx.us. The briefing package will also be available at the public hearing.

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

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

TRD-201700326

Karen Ray

Chief Counsel

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Filed: January 23, 2017


Public Notice: SPA 17-0001 Deletion of Texas Case Management Services for Blind Children

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission announces its intent to submit transmittal number 17-0001 to the Texas State Plan for Medical Assistance, under Title XIX of the Social Security Act.

The purpose of this amendment is to remove the state plan attachment pages for case management services for blind and visually impaired children due to an administrative change. The proposed amendment is effective February 15, 2017.

The proposed amendment is estimated to have no fiscal impact, as it is not expected to have an effect on Medicaid utilization or cost. HHSC will continue the program and claim federal funds as an administrative expense through the HHSC cost allocation processes.

To obtain copies of the proposed amendment, interested parties may contact Doneshia Ates, State Plan Advisor, by mail at the Health and Human Services Commission, PO Box 13247, Mail Code H-600, Austin, Texas 78711; by telephone at (512) 428-1963; by facsimile at (512) 730-7472; or by email at Doneshia.Ates@hhsc.state.tx.us. Copies of the proposal will also be made available for public review at the local offices of the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.

TRD-201700382

Karen Ray

Chief Counsel

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Filed: January 25, 2017


Public Notice - Texas Home Living Medicaid Waiver Program

The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) announces its intent to submit to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) a request to amend the Texas Home Living (TxHmL) Medicaid waiver program, a waiver implemented under the authority of Section 1915(c) of the Social Security Act. CMS has approved this waiver through February 28, 2017. The proposed effective date for the amendment is February 28, 2017, with no changes to cost neutrality.

This amendment request proposes to make the following changes:

Appendix B and Appendix J. Update the unduplicated count of individuals served (Factor C) and Point-In-Time (PIT) for waiver year 5. This update will include increasing the PIT and Factor C for waiver year 5.

TxHmL provides essential community-based services and supports to individuals with an intellectual and developmental disability living in their own homes or with their families. Services and supports are intended to enhance quality of life, functional independence, and health and well-being in continued community-based living and to enhance, rather than replace, existing informal or formal supports and resources. Services include day habilitation, respite, supported employment, prescription medications, financial management services, support consultation, adaptive aids, audiology, behavioral support, community support, dental, dietary, employment assistance, minor home modifications, occupational therapy, physical therapy, skilled nursing, and speech/language therapy.

An individual may obtain free copies of the proposed waiver amendment, including the TxHmL settings transition plan, or if you have questions, need additional information, or wish to submit comments regarding this amendment or the TxHmL settings transition plan, interested parties may contact Jacqueline Pernell by U.S. mail, telephone, fax, or email. The addresses are as follows:

U.S. Mail

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Attention: Jacqueline Pernell, Waiver Coordinator, Policy Development Support

P.O. Box 13247

Mail Code H-600

Austin, Texas 78711-3247

Telephone

(512) 428-1931

Fax

Attention: Jacqueline Pernell, Waiver Coordinator, at (512) 730-7477

Email

TX_Medicaid_Waivers@hhsc.state.tx.us.

TRD-201700375

Karen Ray

Chief Counsel

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Filed: January 25, 2017


Department of State Health Services

Certification Limited Liability Report

The Hospital Survey Program in the Center for Health Statistics, Texas Department of State Health Services has completed its analysis of hospital data for the purpose of certifying nonprofit hospitals or hospital systems for limited liability in accordance with the Health and Safety Code, §311.0456. Thirteen hospitals requested certification. In accordance with §311.0456, each of the requesting hospitals will be notified, by mail, on the determination of whether certification requirements were met.

Certified: One non-profit hospital system (6 hospitals) and 5 non-profit hospitals were determined to be eligible for certification based on information that they provided i.e., charity care in an amount equal to or greater than eight percent of their net patient revenue and that they provided 40 percent or more of the charity care in their counties. The certification issued under Health and Safety Code §311.0456 to a nonprofit hospital or hospital system takes effect on December 31, 2015, and expires on the anniversary of that date.

1. Seton Healthcare System (Travis County only)

a. Dell Children's Medical Center in Travis County

b. Seton Medical Center Austin in Travis County

c. Seton Northwest Hospital in Travis County

d. Seton Shoal Creek Hospital in Travis County

e. Seton Southwest Hospital in Travis County

f. University Medical Center at Brackenridge in Travis County

2. Seton Edgar B Davis in Caldwell County

3. Providence Health Center in McLennan County

4. Seton Highland Lakes in Burnet County

5. Seton Medical Center Hays in Hays County

6. Seton Medical Center Williamson in Williamson County

Not Certified: Two non-profit hospitals were not certified because, based on their survey data, they did not provide charity care in an amount equal to or greater than eight percent of their net patient revenue nor did they provide 40 percent of the charity care in their counties.

1. Seton Smithville Regional Hospital in Burnet Count

2. Shannon West Texas Memorial Hospital

For further information about this report, please contact Dwayne Collins or Andria Orbach in the Center for Health Statistics at (512) 776-7261.

TRD-201700312

Lisa Hernandez

General Counsel

Department of State Health Services

Filed: January 23, 2017


Texas Department of Insurance

Notice of Public Hearing

The commissioner of insurance will hold a public hearing under Docket No. 2798, at 9:30 a.m., Central Time, on February 15, 2017, in Room 100 of the William P. Hobby Jr. State Office Building, 333 Guadalupe St., Austin, Texas 78701, to receive written and oral comments on proposed changes to 28 TAC Chapter 3, Subchapter X, Division 1, §3.3705, relating to Nature of Communications with Insureds; Readability, Mandatory Disclosure Requirements, and Plan Designations. This hearing is scheduled in response to a request made under Government Code §2001.029.

The proposed changes in §3.3705 restore subsections inadvertently omitted from the order adopting amendments to another subsection of the section. To correct the error, §3.3705 must be amended to restore the inadvertently omitted subsections.

The department published the proposal in the December 9, 2016, issue of the Texas Register (41 TexReg 9693), and a copy of the proposed rule is available online at www.tdi.texas.gov/rules/2016/index.html. The comment period for the rule proposal ended at 5:00 p.m. on January 9, 2017; however, the commissioner will accept and consider written and oral comments presented at the hearing.

TRD-201700369

Norma Garcia

General Counsel

Texas Department of Insurance

Filed: January 24, 2017


Texas Lottery Commission

Scratch Ticket Game Number 1833 "Lucky No. 7"

1.0 Name and Style of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The name of Scratch Ticket Game No. 1833 is "LUCKY NO. 7". The play style is "key number match".

1.1 Price of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The price for Scratch Ticket Game No. 1833 shall be $5.00 per Scratch Ticket.

1.2 Definitions in Scratch Ticket Game No. 1833.

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

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

C. Play Symbol - The printed data under the latex on the front of the Scratch Ticket that is used to determine eligibility for a prize. Each Play Symbol is printed in Symbol font in black ink in positive except for dual-image games. The possible black Play Symbols are: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40, 7 SYMBOL, LUCKY SYMBOL, $5.00, $10.00, $15.00, $20.00, $30.00, $50.00, $100, $150, $300, $1,000, $10,000 and $100,000.

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

Figure 1: GAME NO. 1833 - 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 (1833), 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: 1833-0000001-001.

H. Pack - A Pack of the "LUCKY NO. 7" Scratch Ticket Game contains 075 Tickets, packed in plastic shrink-wrapping and fanfolded in pages of one (1). The Packs will alternate. One will show the front of Ticket 001 and back of 075 while the other fold will show the back of Ticket 001 and front of 075.

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 "LUCKY NO. 7" Scratch Ticket Game No. 1833.

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 "LUCKY NO. 7" Scratch Ticket Game is determined once the latex on the Scratch Ticket is scratched off to expose 45 (forty-five) Play Symbols. If a player matches any of YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbols to any of the WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbols, the player wins the prize for that number. If a player reveals a "7" Play Symbol, the player wins TRIPLE the prize for that symbol. If a player reveals a "LUCKY" Play Symbol, the player WINS ALL 20 prizes! No portion of the Display Printing nor any extraneous matter whatsoever shall be usable or playable as a part of the Scratch Ticket.

2.1 Scratch Ticket Validation Requirements.

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

1. Exactly 45 (forty-five) Play Symbols must appear under the Latex Overprint on the front portion of the Scratch Ticket;

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

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

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

5. The Scratch Ticket shall be intact;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

13. The Scratch Ticket must be complete and not miscut, and have exactly 45 (forty-five) Play Symbols under the Latex Overprint on the front portion of the Scratch Ticket, exactly one Serial Number, exactly one Retailer Validation Code, and exactly one Pack-Scratch Ticket Number on the Scratch Ticket;

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

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

16. Each of the 45 (forty-five) Play Symbols must be exactly one of those described in Section 1.2.C of these Game Procedures;

17. Each of the 45 (forty-five) Play Symbols on the Scratch Ticket must be printed in the Symbol font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; the Scratch Ticket Serial Numbers must be printed in the Serial font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; and the Pack-Scratch Ticket Number must be printed in the Pack-Scratch Ticket Number font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery;

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

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

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

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

2.2 Programmed Game Parameters.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

H. The "7" (TRIPLE) Play Symbol will only appear on winning Tickets as dictated by the prize structure.

I. The "LUCKY" (WINALL) Play Symbol will only appear once on winning Tickets.

J. When the "LUCKY" (WINALL) Play Symbol appears, there will be no occurrence of a YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbol matching a WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbol and, if applicable, no occurrence of any other special features (i.e., auto wins or multipliers) on a Ticket.

2.3 Procedure for Claiming Prizes.

A. To claim a "LUCKY NO. 7" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $5.00, $10.00, $15.00, $20.00, $30.00, $50.00, $100, $150 or $300, 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, $100, $150 or $300 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 "LUCKY NO. 7" 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 $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 "LUCKY NO. 7" 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 "LUCKY NO. 7" 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 "LUCKY NO. 7" Scratch Ticket Game, the Texas Lottery shall deposit the amount of the prize in a custodial bank account, with an adult member of the minor's family or the minor's guardian serving as custodian for the minor.

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

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

3.0 Scratch Ticket Ownership.

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

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

4.0 Number and Value of Scratch Ticket Prizes. There will be approximately 8,040,000 Scratch Tickets in Scratch Ticket Game No. 1833. The approximate number and value of prizes in the game are as follows:

Figure 2: GAME NO. 1833 - 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. 1833 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. 1833, 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-201700373

Bob Biard

General Counsel

Texas Lottery Commission

Filed: January 25, 2017


Public Utility Commission of Texas

Announcement of Application for Amendment to a State-Issued Certificate of Franchise Authority

The Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) received an application on January 19, 2017, to amend a state-issued certificate of franchise authority, under Public Utility Regulatory Act §§66.001 - 66.016.

Project Title and Number: Application of Grande Communications Networks LLC for an Amendment to a State-Issued Certificate of Franchise Authority, Project Number 46780.

The requested amendment is to expand the service area footprint to include the municipal boundaries of the City of Bellmead, Texas.

Information on the application may be obtained by contacting the commission by mail at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll free at (888) 782-8477. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission through Relay Texas by dialing 7-1-1. All inquiries should reference Project Number 46780.

TRD-201700354

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: January 24, 2017


Announcement of Application for Amendment to a State-Issued Certificate of Franchise Authority

The Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) received an application on January 19, 2017, to amend a state-issued certificate of franchise authority, under Public Utility Regulatory Act §§66.001 - 66.016.

Project Title and Number: Application of Zito Midwest, LLC for an Amendment to a State-Issued Certificate of Franchise Authority, Project Number 46781.

The requested amendment is to expand the service area footprint to include the municipal boundaries of the City of Buffalo, the City of Jewett, and Leon County limits.

Information on the application may be obtained by contacting the commission by mail at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll free at (888) 782-8477. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission through Relay Texas by dialing 7-1-1. All inquiries should reference Project Number 46781.

TRD-201700371

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: January 24, 2017


Notice of Application for Retail Electric Provider Certification

Notice is given to the public of the filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) of an application on January 18, 2017, for retail electric provider certification, in accordance with Public Utility Regulatory Act (PURA) §39.352.

Docket Title and Number: Application of Plug Energy, LLC for a Retail Electric Provider Certificate, Docket Number 46774.

Application: Plug Energy requests an Option I retail electric provider certificate for the entire state of Texas.

Information on the application may be obtained by contacting the commission by mail at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll free at (888) 782-8477. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission through Relay Texas by dialing 7-1-1. All inquiries should reference Docket Number 46774.

TRD-201700352

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: January 24, 2017


Notice of Application for Retail Electric Provider Certification

Notice is given to the public of the filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) of an application on January 18, 2017, for retail electric provider certification, in accordance with Public Utility Regulatory Act (PURA) §39.352.

Docket Title and Number: Application of Eligo Energy TX, LLC for Retail Electric Provider Certification, Docket Number 46775.

Application: Eligo Energy TX, LLC requests an Option I retail electric provider certificate for the entire state of Texas.

Information on the application may be obtained by contacting the commission by mail at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll free at (888) 782-8477. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission through Relay Texas by dialing 7-1-1. All inquiries should reference Docket Number 46775.

TRD-201700353

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: January 24, 2017


Notice of Application for Sale, Transfer, or Merger

Notice is given to the public of an application filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) on January 11, 2017, pursuant to the Texas Water Code.

Docket Style and Number: Application of JJM Development, Inc. and R.P. Land & Cattle, LLC for Sale, Transfer, or Merger of Facilities and Certificate Rights in El Paso County, Docket Number 46748.

The Application: JJM Development and R.P Land & Cattle, LLC filed an application for the sale, transfer, or merger of facilities and certificate rights in El Paso County. Specifically, R.P. Land & Cattle seek approval to acquire all of JJM’s facilities and service area held under water certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) No. 12575. The total area being requested includes approximately 4.144 acres and serves 54 current customers.

Persons who wish to intervene in the proceeding or comment upon the action sought should contact the commission as soon as possible as an intervention deadline will be imposed. A comment or request to intervene should be mailed to Public Utility Commission of Texas, P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326. Further information may also be obtained by calling the commission’s Office of Customer Protection at (512) 936-7120 or (888) 782-8477. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may contact the commission through Relay Texas by dialing 7-1-1. All correspondence should refer to Docket Number 46748.

TRD-201700276

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: January 20, 2017


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

Notice is given to the public of an application filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas on January 17, 2017, to amend a certificate of convenience and necessity for a proposed transmission line in Reagan County, Texas.

Docket Style and Number: Application of Sharyland Utilities, L.P. to Amend a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity for the Stiles to Coates 138-kV Transmission Line in Reagan County, Docket Number 46726.

The Application: The application of Sharyland Utilities, L.P. for a proposed 138-kV transmission line in Reagan County is designated as the Stiles to Coates 138-kV Transmission Line Project. The facilities include construction of a single-circuit 138-kV transmission line to connect expanded facilities at the existing Stiles Substation to the proposed Coates Substation in order to accommodate significant load growth, allow Sharyland to more effectively serve existing customers, and increase reliability of the electric system. The total estimated cost for the project ranges from approximately $18,408,000 to $22,827,000, depending on the route chosen.

The proposed project is presented with fourteen alternate routes and is estimated to be approximately 7.1 to 13.4 miles in length. Any of the routes or route segments presented in the application could, however, be approved by the Commission.

Persons wishing to intervene or comment on the action sought should contact the Public Utility Commission of Texas by mail at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll-free at (888) 782-8477. The deadline for intervention in this proceeding is March 3, 2017. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission through Relay Texas by dialing 7-1-1. All comments should reference Docket Number 46726.

TRD-201700220

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: January 18, 2017


Notice of Application to Obtain Sewer Certificate of Convenience and Necessity

Notice is given to the public of the filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) of an application to obtain a sewer certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) in Navarro County.

Docket Style and Number: Application of Northshore Harbor Sewer Co., LLC for a Sewer Certificate of Convenience and Necessity in Navarro County, Docket Number 46785.

The Application: Northshore Harbor Sewer Co., LLC is applying for a CCN permit to expand its service area to include the White Rock Subdivision located approximately 1/2 mile from Northshore’s facilities. The total area being requested includes 70 acres and 36 current customers. White Rock Homeowners Association has requested service from Northshore.

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 46785.

TRD-201700372

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: January 24, 2017


Notice of Petition for Amendment to Certificate of Convenience and Necessity by Expedited Release

Notice is given to the public of the filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas, on January 13, 2017, a petition to amend a certificate of convenience and necessity by expedited release in Travis County, Texas.

Docket Style and Number: Petition of Carma Easton, LLC to Amend Creedmoor-Maha Water Supply Corporation's Certificate of Convenience and Necessity in Travis County by Expedited Release, Docket No. 46768.

The Petition: Carma Easton, LLC filed with the Commission a petition for expedited release from Creedmoor-Maha Water Supply Corporation's water certificate of convenience and necessity No. 11029 under Texas Water Code §13.254(a-5) and 16 Texas Administrative Code §24.113(r).

Persons wishing to comment on the action sought should contact the Public Utility Commission of Texas no later than February 13, 2017, 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 46768.

TRD-201700221

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: January 18, 2017


Notice of Petition for Amendment to Certificate of Convenience and Necessity by Expedited Release

Notice is given to the public of the filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas on January 13, 2017, of a petition to amend a certificate of convenience and necessity by expedited release in Travis County, Texas.

Docket Style and Number: Petition of Carma Easton, LLC to Amend Creedmoor-Maha Water Supply Corporation's Certificate of Convenience and Necessity in Travis County by Expedited Release, Docket No. 46769.

The Petition: Carma Easton, LLC filed with the Commission a petition for expedited release from Creedmoor-Maha Water Supply Corporation’s water certificate of convenience and necessity number 11029 under Texas Water Code §13.254(a-5) and 16 Texas Administrative Code §24.113(r).

Persons wishing to comment on the action sought should contact the Public Utility Commission of Texas no later than February 13, 2017, 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 46769.

TRD-201700222

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: January 18, 2017


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

Notice is given to the public of the filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) of a petition to amend a water certificate of convenience and necessity.

Docket Style and Number: Application of Kamira Property Owners Association, Inc. dba Kamira Water System to Amend a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity in Kerr County, Docket Number 46782.

The Application: Kamira Property Owners Association, Inc. dba Kamira Water System filed an application to amend and decertify a portion of its water certificate of convenience and necessity No. 12176 in Kerr County. The total area being requested includes approximately 350 acres and 20 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 46782.

TRD-201700370

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: January 24, 2017


Starr County

Request for Comments: Rural County Waiver for Medicaid Beds

Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) rule 40 TAC §19.2322(h)(7) permits the County Commissioners Court of a rural county with a population of less than 100,000 and no more than two Medicaid-certified nursing facilities to request that DADS contract for additional Medicaid nursing facility beds in that county. This may be done without regard to the occupancy rate of available beds in the county.

The Starr County Commissioners Court is considering requesting that DADS contract for additional Medicaid nursing facility beds in Starr County. The Commissioners Court is soliciting public input and comments on whether the request should be made to DADS, and to consider proposals from qualified persons or entities interested in proving additional Medicaid nursing home services in Starr County.

To clarify, the Starr County Commissioners Court previously recommended to DADS that DADS approve a rural county waiver for 120 Medicaid beds, which DADS granted on May 22, 2014, to the applicant Starr County RP, Ltd.

Since that time, the underlying owner of the rural county waiver has sold virtually all of its assets to a new company, Starr County SNF Project, LLC, who wishes to resume and complete the development of the rural county waiver for the benefit of the residents of Starr County. DADS regulations do not allow the assignment or transfer of a waiver to a new party, so a new waiver must be issued for the new party.

Therefore, the Starr County Commissioners Court is requesting that DADS approve a new rural county waiver for the applicant Starr County SNF Project, LLC, at which time the rural county waiver that was originally granted to Starr County RP, Ltd. can be withdrawn. The Commissioners Court is soliciting public input and comments on this request for a new waiver and places particular emphasis on the fact that a determination of need has already been made and documented in the original rural county waiver matter, and thus the determination of need still remains unmet until such time as the rural county waiver is brought to fruition in the form of a completed skilled nursing home. It is in that spirit that the Starr County Commissioners Court is requesting that DADS approve a rural county waiver for the new party, Starr County SNF Project, LLC, at which time the original rural county waiver will be withdrawn.

If you wish to make comments in this regard to the Commissioners Court, these comments must be submitted in writing on or before thirty (30) days from the date this notice is published in the Texas Register to the Starr County Judge’s office at 100 N. FM 3167, Rio Grande City, Texas 78582.

TRD-201700349

Eloy Vera

Starr County Judge

Starr County

Filed: January 24, 2017


Texas Department of Transportation

Public Hearing Notice - Statewide Transportation Improvement Program

The Texas Department of Transportation (department) will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at 200 East Riverside Drive, Room 1A-2, in Austin, Texas, to receive public comments on the February 2017 Quarterly Revisions to the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for FY 2017 - 2020.

The STIP reflects the federally funded transportation projects in the FY 2017 - 2020 Transportation Improvement Programs (TIPs) for each Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) in the state. The STIP includes both state and federally funded projects for the nonattainment areas of Dallas-Fort Worth, El Paso, and Houston. The STIP also contains information on federally funded projects in rural areas that are not included in any MPO area, and other statewide programs as listed.

Title 23, United States Code, §134 and §135 require each designated MPO and the state, respectively, to develop a TIP and STIP as a condition to securing federal funds for transportation projects under Title 23 or the Federal Transit Act (49 USC §5301, et seq.). Section 134 requires an MPO to develop its TIP in cooperation with the state and affected public transit operators and to provide an opportunity for interested parties to participate in the development of the program. Section 135 requires the state to develop a STIP for all areas of the state in cooperation with the designated MPOs and, with respect to non-metropolitan areas, in consultation with affected local officials, and further requires an opportunity for participation by interested parties as well as approval by the Governor or the Governor's designee.

A copy of the proposed February 2017 Quarterly Revisions to the FY 2017 - 2020 STIP will be available for review, at the time the notice of hearing is published, at each of the department's district offices, at the department's Transportation Planning and Programming Division offices located in Building 118, Second Floor, 118 East Riverside Drive, Austin, Texas, or (512) 486-5033, and on the department's website at: http://www.txdot.gov/government/programs/stips.html

Persons wishing to speak at the hearing may register in advance by notifying Lori Morel, Transportation Planning and Programming Division, at (512) 486-5033 not later than Monday, February 27, 2017, or they may register at the hearing location beginning at 9:00 a.m. on the day of the hearing. Speakers will be taken in the order registered. Any interested person may appear and offer comments or testimony, either orally or in writing; however, questioning of witnesses will be reserved exclusively to the presiding authority as may be necessary to ensure a complete record. While any persons with pertinent comments or testimony will be granted an opportunity to present them during the course of the hearing, the presiding authority reserves the right to restrict testimony in terms of time or repetitive content. Groups, organizations, or associations should be represented by only one speaker. Speakers are requested to refrain from repeating previously presented testimony. Persons with disabilities who have special communication or accommodation needs or who plan to attend the hearing may contact the Transportation Planning and Programming Division, at 118 East Riverside Drive Austin, Texas 78704-1205, (512) 486-5053. Requests should be made no later than Monday, February 27, 2017. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate the needs.

Interested parties who are unable to attend the hearing may submit comments regarding the proposed February 2017 Quarterly Revisions to the FY 2017 - 2020 STIP to Peter Smith, P.E., Director of Transportation Planning and Programming, P.O. Box 149217, Austin, Texas 78714-9217. In order to be considered, all written comments must be received at the Transportation Planning and Programming office by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 6, 2017.

TRD-201700218

Joanne Wright

Deputy General Counsel

Texas Department of Transportation

Filed: January 18, 2017


Public Notice - Aviation

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

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

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

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

Or contact Texas Department of Transportation, Aviation Division, 150 East Riverside, Austin, Texas 78704, (512) 416-4500 or 1-800-68-PILOT.

TRD-201700219

Joanne Wright

Deputy General Counsel

Texas Department of Transportation

Filed: January 18, 2017


University of Houston System

Study of Finance Departments and Services

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

RFP 730-17049, Study of Finance Departments and Services

Purpose:

The University of Houston (UH) Campus Services Department is seeking competitive responses to a Request for Proposal ("RFP") for a Consultant to provide an independent analysis of the following departments and programs: Financial Reporting and Compliance, Travel, Procurement, Student Accounting, State Appropriation Accounting, Budget Office, Student Financial Services, Treasurer’s Offices, Tax Accounting, Accounts Payable, Plant Accounting, the Historically Underutilized Business Office, Research Accounting, Property Management, Business Services, and General Accounting.

Eligible Applicants:

Consulting firms with related knowledge and experience in: Firms that have expertise with evaluating Finance departments, programs, and processes.

Services to be performed:

• Analysis of current business processes

• Benchmarking current business processes to best practices

• Identifying gaps and deficiencies in current process and policy

• Recommending process and policy revisions to model best practices

• Assisting the university in developing procedure and desk manuals

• Assisting the university in addressing recommendations and deficiencies discovered during this review.

Finding by Chief Executive Officer, Renu Khator:

After reviewing the current status and discussing this matter with the staff, the evaluation of these services can only be conducted by a firm considered expert in university finance departments and processes. The university believes that using a third-party consultant, who has conducted similar evaluations of finance departments and programs on national campuses similar in context and size to the University, will provide the institution with best practices that can be used to improve the service to our customers. Similarly, in this era of financial accountability, it is important for the University to understand if this service is providing best value to its customers and constituents. The expertise needed for this evaluation is complex and requires a comprehensive knowledge of national industry trends related to university finance departments and programs. Currently, the staff does not have the breadth of experience needed for this evaluation. Thus, it is necessary for the University to engage a consultant to advise on university safety services, and make recommendations, as appropriate for the improvement of 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 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 the

Deadlines: UH must receive proposal on or before Monday, March 6, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. CDT and (HSP) HUB Subcontracting Plan on or before Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. CDT.

NOTE: Proposal and HSP must be in separate envelopes when submitted to Purchasing and will be 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-201700281

Jack D. Tenner

Director of Purchasing

University of Houston System

Filed:January 20, 2017


Texas Windstorm Insurance Association

Change Management Lead Announcement

Request for Qualification

Purpose of the Request for Qualification

On or after January 27, 2017, the Texas FAIR Plan Association (TFPA) will issue a Request for Qualification (RFQ) seeking detailed information from qualified Change Management professionals interested in providing services to TFPA. These professionals should have certifications in the field of change management, such as the Prosci Change Management certification or a related credential.

About this Request for Qualification

The due date and time for full response applications is 5:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT) Tuesday, February 22, 2017. Respondents are encouraged to submit information earlier, if possible. Responses will not be accepted unless received on or before this deadline.

Obligations for Request for Qualification Costs

TFPA accepts no obligations for costs incurred in responding to this RFQ. All costs and expenses incurred by any Respondent in connection with or arising out of possible or actual response to this RFQ are entirely the responsibility of the Respondent and will not be borne or reimbursed, directly or indirectly by TFPA.

Response Form

The RFQ and application forms will be published on the TFPA website on or about January 27, 2017 at: www.texasfairplan.org. A direct link to the RFQ document, which includes the response form, will be available at this address.

https://www.texasfairplan.org/uncategorized/request-qualifications-rfq-change-management-lead/

Additional Contact Information

Contact for the purpose of this RFQ should be directed to:

Email:

nradley@twia.org

TRD-201700223

Noel Radley

Project Management Specialist

Texas Windstorm Insurance Association

Filed: January 18, 2017