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Texas Department of Agriculture

2017 Expanding Nutrition Education Grant Program Request for Applications

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) is accepting applications for the Expanding the 3E's Grant Program (X3E), in accordance with Texas Education Code, §38.026, in which the state legislature has appropriated funding to TDA to award grants up to $10,000 to public school campuses that are in good standing with the Texas Comptroller's Office and have clearly demonstrated the use of best practices in nutrition education.

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

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

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

This RFA is for the X3E grant program only. The E3E program will be published at a later date. Grant applications will be accepted from any public school campus in the State of Texas in good standing with the Texas Department of Agriculture. If multiple campuses in a district are applying for the same project, the requests should be combined into one application. The application will require the school district to list participating campus names and the requested amount per campus. Applicants may seek up to $10,000 per campus for expenses related to the implementation, supplementation, improvement, or expansion of nutrition education program, Coordinated School Health Plan, or farm to school activities proposed in the application. Total funding awarded to a single school district may be limited to $50,000.

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

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

One complete application packet, including the proposal narrative and signed application, must be received by TDA before close of business (5:00 p.m. CST) on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure the timely delivery of all required materials.

For questions regarding submission of the proposal and/or TDA requirements, please contact TDA's Grants Office, at (512) 463-6695, or by email at Grants@TexasAgriculture.gov.

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

TRD-201700119

Jessica Escobar

Assistant General Counsel

Texas Department of Agriculture

Filed: January 10, 2017


Texas Animal Health Commission

Correction of Error

The Texas Animal Health Commission proposed amendments to 4 TAC 40.5, concerning Movement Requirements for CWD Susceptible Species, in the December 30, 2016, issue of the Texas Register (41 TexReg 10495). Due to a Texas Register editing error, new subsections (f) - (h) were omitted. The corrected proposed rulemaking is republished below.

§40.5. Surveillance and Movement Requirements for Exotic CWD Susceptible Species.

(a) Definitions:

(1) Eligible Mortality--The death from any cause of an Exotic CWD Susceptible Species that is 16 months of age or older. This includes hunter harvest on the premises, natural mortalities on the premises, or animals moved directly to slaughter.

[(1) Captive CWD Susceptible Species-A CWD susceptible species captured or privately or publicly maintained or held within a perimeter fence or confined area that is designed to retain the CWD susceptible species under normal conditions at all times.]

(2) Exotic CWD Susceptible Species--A non-native cervid species determined to be susceptible to CWD, which means a species that has had a diagnosis of CWD confirmed by means of an official test conducted by a laboratory approved by USDA/APHIS. This includes North American elk or wapiti (Cervus Canadensis), red deer (Cervus elaphus), Sika deer (Cervus Nippon), moose (Alces alces), and any associated subspecies and hybrids. All mule deer, white-tailed deer, and other native species under the jurisdiction of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are excluded from this definition and application of this section.

[(3) Free Ranging CWD Susceptible Species--Any CWD susceptible species that is not captured or contained within a fence intended to retain CWD susceptible species under normal conditions at all times.]

(3)[(4)] Premises--A physical location(s) which is contiguous, that is under common ownership or management, and represents a unique and describable geographic location.

(4)[(5)] Transport--Movement of an Exotic CWD Susceptible Species [animal] from one non-contiguous property or premises to another.

(b) Surveillance Requirements. Each calendar year, the owner of a premises shall have all eligible mortalities CWD tested until such time that three animals are tested and valid test results are obtained. The owner of the premises shall ensure that the CWD samples are properly collected and submitted in compliance with the collections requirements. The owner must report the test results to the commission within 30 days of receiving the test results.

(c) Movement Reporting and Identification Requirements.

(1) Live Exotic CWD Susceptible Species moved or transported within the state shall be identified with an official identification device, which may include an eartag that conforms to the USDA alphanumeric national uniform ear tagging system, is a visible and legible animal identification number (AIN) or other identification methods approved by the commission, including a RFID device.

(2) In order to move live Exotic CWD Susceptible Species to or from a premises, the owner must obtain a Premises Identification Number (PIN). A PIN means a unique official seven character alphanumeric identification code issued under this chapter to identify a specific and unique premises.

(3) An owner of a premises where Exotic CWD Susceptible Species are located within a high fence shall keep herd records that include an annual inventory and mortality records for all Exotic CWD Susceptible Species. The inventory shall be submitted to the commission on or before April 1 of each year.

(4) A complete movement record for all live Exotic CWD Susceptible Species that are moved onto or off of a premises shall be submitted to the commission, either in hard or electronic copy on forms provided or authorized by the commission. The person moving the Exotic CWD Susceptible Species must have documentation with the Exotic CWD Susceptible Species being moved to show compliance with the requirements of this subsection. A copy of this documentation must be provided to any market selling these species. Such record shall be submitted within 48 hours of the movement. Movement reporting shall be directed to the commission by either writing to Texas Animal Health Commission, CWD Susceptible Species Reporting, P.O. Box 12966, Austin, Texas 78711-2966; or by fax to (512) 719-0729; or by email to CWD_reports@tahc.texas.gov.

(d) Testing Requirements. CWD test samples shall be collected and submitted to an official laboratory for CWD diagnosis using a USDA validated test for all eligible mortalities. The samples may be collected by a state or federal animal health official, an accredited veterinarian, or a Certified CWD Postmortem Sample Collector. Tissue samples shall be the obex and a retropharyngeal lymph node from each animal tested.

(e) Test Reporting. The owner shall report all test results to the commission within 30 days of receiving the test results by either writing to Texas Animal Health Commission, CWD Susceptible Species Reporting, P.O. Box 12966, Austin, Texas 78711-2966; or by fax to (512) 719-0729; or by email to CWD_reports@tahc.texas.gov.

(f) Mortality Record Keeping.

(1) The owner of a premises where an Exotic CWD Susceptible Species eligible mortality occurs shall maintain the following mortality records:

(A) the date the Exotic CWD Susceptible Species dies or was harvested;

(B) the species, age, and sex of the animal;

(C) any RFID or NUES tag number affixed to the animal; and

(D) any other identification number, official or unofficial, on the animal.

(2) The mortality records shall be made available upon request to any commission employee acting in the performance of official duties.

(3) The mortality records shall be submitted to the commission on or before April 1 of each year by either writing to Texas Animal Health Commission, CWD Susceptible Species Reporting, P.O. Box 12966, Austin, Texas 78711-2966; or by fax to (512) 719-0729; or by email to CWD_reports@tahc.texas.gov.

(4) The mortality records shall be on a form provided or approved by the commission and shall be retained for a period of one year following submission to the commission.

(g) Inspection. In order to ensure compliance with these rules, a premises where Exotic CWD Susceptible Species are located may be inspected by the commission or authorized agents of the commission.

(h) Dealer Requirements. A dealer is a person engaged in the business of buying or selling Exotic CWD Susceptible Species in commerce on the person's own account, as an employee or agent of a vendor, purchaser, or both, or on a commission basis. To maintain separate herd status for the animals a dealer sells, a dealer shall maintain separate herd facilities and separate water sources; there shall be at least 30 feet between the perimeter fencing around separate herds; and no commingling of animals may occur. Movement of animals between herds must be recorded as if they were separately owned herds. A dealer shall maintain records for all Exotic CWD Susceptible Species transported within the state or where there is a transfer of ownership, and provide these to commission personnel upon request. Records required to be kept under the provisions of this section shall be maintained for not less than five years and shall include the following information:

(1) Owner's name;

(2) Location where the animal was sold or purchased;

(3) Official ID and/or Ranch tag (additional field for retag);

(4) Gender and age of animal;

(5) Source of animal (if purchased addition);

(6) Movement to other premises; and

(7) Disposition.

[(b) Surveillance Requirements. In order to transport or move a CWD susceptible species live within the state the person controlling the CWD susceptible species shall meet one of the following:]

[(1) test 20% percent of mortalities of all CWD susceptible species, maintained on a premise; or]

[(2) have status with the Commission in a herd certification program in accordance with the requirements of §40.3 of this chapter (relating to Herd Status Plans for Cervidae); or]

[(3) be moved directly from the premises where they were trapped or held to a recognized slaughter facility. A recognized slaughter facility is a slaughter facility operated under the state or federal meat inspection laws and regulations.]

[(c) Premise Identification. In order to move a CWD susceptible species from or to a premise which has surveillance, as required under subsection (b) of this section, the location must obtain a "Premises Identification Number (PIN)". A PIN means a unique official seven character alpha numeric identification code issued under this chapter to identify a specific and unique premises. Separate geographic physical locations that are under common ownership and management and on which commingling of animals occurs may be registered as one premises.]

[(d) Inventory. An annual inventory shall be verified/accounted/certified by TAHC personnel. The herd owner shall maintain herd records that include a complete inventory of animals with documents showing all test results for those animals that died and were tested.]

[(e) Identification Requirements. CWD susceptible species moved or transported within the state shall be identified with an official identification device, which may include an eartag that conforms to the USDA alphanumeric national uniform ear tagging system, which is a visible and legible animal identification number (AIN) or other identification methods approved by the Commission, including a RFID Device.]

[(f) Testing Requirements. CWD test samples shall be collected and submitted to an official laboratory for CWD diagnosis using a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) validated test for animals that are 16 months of age or older and from the same population as the CWD susceptible species being moved. Test reporting shall be directed to the appropriate TAHC Regional Office. The samples may be collected by a state or federal animal health official, an accredited veterinarian, or a Certified CWD Sample Collector. Tissue samples may be either the obex or a retropharyngeal lymph node from each animal being tested.]

[(g) Test reporting. Test results shall be directed to the Commission by either writing to Texas Animal Health Commission, c/o CWD Susceptible Species Reporting, P.O. Box 12966, Austin, Texas 78711-2966; or by fax to (512) 719-0729; or by e-mail to CWD_movement@tahc.texas.gov.]

[(h) Movement Reporting Requirements. A movement request for all CWD susceptible species that are moved onto or off of premises shall be submitted to the Commission, either in hard copy on forms provided or authorized by the Commission, or an electronic copy. The person moving the CWD susceptible species must have documentation with the CWD susceptible species being moved to show compliance with the requirements of this subsection. A copy of this documentation must be provided to any market selling these species. Such report shall be submitted within 48 hours of the movement. Movement reporting shall be directed to the Commission by either writing to Texas Animal Health Commission, c/o CWD Susceptible Species Reporting, P.O. Box 12966, Austin, Texas 78711-2966; or by fax to (512) 719-0729; or by e-mail to CWD_movement@tahc.texas.gov. The movement report shall include the following information:]

[(1) PIN for premises of origin;]

[(2) PIN for premises of the destination;]

[(3) Number of CWD susceptible species being moved;]

[(4) Official individual identification device number;]

[(5) Other official or unofficial identification numbers;]

[(6) Age/Gender; and]

[(7) Test results from the testing laboratory.]

[(i) Record Keeping. The buyer and seller must maintain records for all CWD susceptible species transported within the state or where there is a transfer of ownership, and provide those to Commission personnel upon request. Records required to be kept under the provisions of this section shall be maintained for not less than five years. The records shall include the following information:]

[(1) Owner's name;]

[(2) Location where the animal was sold or purchased;]

[(3) Official ID and/or Ranch tag (additional field for retag);]

[(4) Gender and age of animal;]

[(5) Source of animal (if purchased addition);]

[(6) Movement to other premises; and]

[(7) Disposition.]

[(j) Inspection. In order to authorize movement, a premise where CWD susceptible species are located may be inspected by the Commission or authorized agents of the Commission.]

[(k) Dealer Requirements. A dealer is a person engaged in the business of buying or selling CWD susceptible species in commerce on the person's own account, as an employee or agent of a vendor, purchaser, or both, or on a commission basis. To maintain separate herd status for the animals a dealer sells, a dealer shall maintain separate herd facilities; separate water sources; there shall be at least 30 feet between the perimeter fencing around separate herds; and no commingling of animals may occur. Movement of animals between herds must be recorded as if they were separately owned herds. A dealer shall maintain records in accordance with this section.]

TRD-201700113


Central Texas Council of Governments

Public Notice - Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Meeting

Bell County and Central Texas Council of Governments will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, January 24th, to gather public input for the Hazard Mitigation Plans for the Counties of Bell, Hamilton, and Milam and the Central Texas Council of Governments. The meeting is at 6 p.m. at the Central Texas Council of Governments Building, Board Room; 2180 North Main Street, Belton, Texas 76571. The public is invited and encouraged to attend the meeting.

The purpose of the public meeting is to provide a project overview from H2O Partners, Inc., consultant to the project, and solicit information from citizens. Public input will help the project team to identify and analyze potential hazards affecting residents and recommend possible actions to reduce their impact.

If you cannot attend the public meeting, a public participation survey is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CTCOG_HMAP.

The goal of the Hazard Mitigation Plans is to minimize or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from known hazards by identifying and implementing cost-effective mitigation actions. Mitigation is defined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as sustained actions taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from hazards and their effects.

Questions about the Hazard Mitigation Plans should be addressed to H2O Partners, Inc., planning consultants for the CTCOG; Attn: Heather Ferrara, Project Manager by email at heather@h2opartnersusa.com.

TRD-201700133

Beth Correa

Grant Coordinator

Central Texas Council of Governments

Filed: January 10, 2017


Comptroller of Public Accounts

Notice of Contract Amendment

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts ("Comptroller") announces this notice of amendment of a consulting services contract awarded to AKF Consulting LLC dba AKF Consulting Group, 757 3rd Avenue, 12th Floor (AIM), New York, NY 10017, under Request for Proposals ("RFP") 212a, to assist the Texas Prepaid Higher Education Tuition Board with administering the state's prepaid tuition plans.

The amendment extends the term of the contract through December 31, 2017. The term of the contract is January 16, 2015, through December 31, 2017, with option to renew for one (1) additional one (1) year terms.

The RFP was published in the October 3, 2014, issue of the Texas Register (39 TexReg 7971). The notice of award was published in the February 6, 2015, issue of the Texas Register (40 TexReg 639).

TRD-201700108

Jason C. Frizzell

Deputy General Counsel, Contracts

Comptroller of Public Accounts

Filed: January 9, 2017


Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner

Notice of Rate Ceilings

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

The weekly ceiling as prescribed by §303.003 and §303.009 for the period of 01/16/17 - 01/22/17 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 01/16/17 - 01/22/17 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-201700122

Leslie Pettijohn

Commissioner

Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner

Filed: January 10, 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 February 21, 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 February 21, 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: 2016-2076-WQ-E; IDENTIFIER: RN109419929; LOCATION: Tyler, Smith County; TYPE OF FACILITY: construction site; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §281.25(a)(4), by failing to obtain a Construction General Permit (stormwater); PENALTY: $875; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Alex Laje, (512) 239-2547; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2616 Teague Drive, Tyler, Texas 75701-3734, (903) 535-5100.

(2) COMPANY: 6711 HIGHWAY 332 LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-0525-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN104422209; LOCATION: Freeport, Brazoria County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.117(e)(2), (h), and (i)(3) and §290.122(c)(2)(A) and (f), and 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) §141.87 and §141.90(a), by failing to conduct water quality parameter sampling at each of the facility's entry points and the required distribution sample sites for two consecutive six-month periods (January 1, 2015 - June 30, 2015, and July 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015) following the January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014, monitoring period during which the copper action level was exceeded, have the samples analyzed, and report the results to the executive director (ED), and failing to issue public notification and submit a copy of the public notification to the ED regarding the failure to conduct all of the required water quality parameter sampling during the January 1, 2015 - June 30, 2015, monitoring period; 30 TAC §290.117(f)(3)(A) and §290.122(b)(2)(B) and (f), and 40 CFR §§141.81(e)(1), 141.82(a), and 141.90(c)(2), by failing to submit a recommendation to the ED for optimal corrosion control treatment within six months after the end of the January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014, monitoring period during which the copper action level was exceeded, and failing to issue 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)(B) and (f), and 40 CFR §141.83 and 141.90(d)(1), by failing to submit a recommendation to the ED for source water treatment within 180 days after the end of the January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014, monitoring period during which the copper action level was exceeded, and failing to issue 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 §290.117(d)(2)(A), (h), and (i)(2), and §290.122(c)(2)(A) and (f), and 40 CFR §141.88 and §141.90(b), 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, 2014 - December 31, 2014, monitoring period during which the copper action level was exceeded, have the samples analyzed, and report the results to the ED, and failing to issue 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, 2014 - December 31, 2014, monitoring period; PENALTY: $660; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Ryan Byer, (512) 239-2571; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(3) COMPANY: A J'S FOOD MART, INCORPORATED dba Speedy Bee 3; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1722-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101544542; LOCATION: Duncanville, Dallas County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A) and (d)(1)(B)(ii) and TWC, §26.3475(c)(1), by failing to monitor the underground storage tanks for releases at a frequency of at least once every month, and failing to conduct reconciliation of detailed inventory control records at least once each month, in a manner sufficiently accurate to detect a release which equals or exceeds the sum of 1.0% of the total substance flow-through for the months plus 130 gallons; PENALTY: $3,375; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Anthony Rios, (512) 239-2557; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(4) COMPANY: ALVIN VENTURES, INCORPORATED dba Alvin Food Mart; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1288-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101909968; LOCATION: Alvin, Brazoria County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A) and TWC, §26.3475(c)(1), by failing to monitor the underground storage tanks (USTs) for releases at a frequency of at least once every month; and 30 TAC §334.7(d)(3), by failing to notify the agency of any change or additional information regarding the USTs within 30 days of the occurrence of the change or addition; PENALTY: $4,600; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Danielle Porras, (713) 767-3682; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(5) COMPANY: Ann E Robinson; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-2122-WOC-E; IDENTIFIER: RN105562839; LOCATION: Whitney, Hill County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §30.5(a), by failing to obtain a required occupational license; PENALTY: $175; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Rajesh Acharya, (512) 239-0577; REGIONAL OFFICE: 6801 Sanger Avenue, Suite 2500, Waco, Texas 76710-7826, (254) 751-0335.

(6) COMPANY: Centex Materials LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2015-1606-WQ-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102190592; LOCATION: Buda, Hays County; TYPE OF FACILITY: aggregate production operation (APO); RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §342.25(d), by failing to renew the APO registration annually as regulated activities continued; PENALTY: $10,000; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Ronica Rodriguez, (512) 239-2601; REGIONAL OFFICE: 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building A, Austin, Texas 78753, (512) 339-2929.

(7) COMPANY: CHRISTUS HEALTH dba Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1517-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100655935; LOCATION: Beaumont, Jefferson 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 tank for releases at a frequency of at least once every month; PENALTY: $4,500; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Benjamin Sakmar, (512) 239-1704; REGIONAL OFFICE: 3870 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77703-1830, (409) 898-3838.

(8) COMPANY: City of Celina; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1674-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101390581; LOCATION: Celina, Collin County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.110(e)(4)(A) and (f)(3) and §290.122(c)(2)(A) and (f), by failing to submit a Disinfectant Level Quarterly Operating Report (DLQOR) to the executive director (ED) by the tenth day of the month following the end of each quarter for the fourth quarter of 2015 and the first quarter of 2016, and failing to provide public notification and submit a copy of the public notification to the ED regarding the failure to submit a DLQOR for the fourth quarter of 2015; 30 TAC §290.109(c)(4)(B) and §290.122(c)(2)(A) and (f), by failing to collect a raw groundwater source Escherichia coli (E. coli) sample from each of the facility's two active sources within 24 hours of being notified of distribution total coliform-positive results during the months of September 2014, November 2014, and September 2015, and failing to provide public notification and submit a copy of the public notification to the ED regarding the failure to conduct raw groundwater source E. coli sampling during the months of September 2014 and November 2014; 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, 2014 - December 31, 2014, monitoring period; 30 TAC §290.122(c)(2)(A) and (f), by failing to provide public notification and submit a copy of the public notification to the ED regarding the failure to submit a DLQOR for the first quarter of 2015; 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 comply with the maximum contaminant level for total coliform during the month of September 2014; PENALTY: $2,260; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Jason Fraley, (512) 239-2552; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(9) COMPANY: City of Fredericksburg; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1746-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101422400; LOCATION: Fredericksburg, Gillespie County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.45(b)(1)(D)(iv) and Texas Health and Safety Code, §341.0315(c), by failing to provide an elevated storage capacity of 100 gallons per connection or pressure tank capacity of 20 gallons per connection; PENALTY: $600; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Steven Hall, (512) 239-2569; REGIONAL OFFICE: 14250 Judson Road, San Antonio, Texas 78233-4480, (210) 490-3096.

(10) COMPANY: COLORADO COUNTY OIL COMPANY, INCORPORATED dba Colorado County Oil; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1930-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101508281; LOCATION: Columbus, Colorado County and Bellville, Austin County; TYPE OF FACILITY: common carrier; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.5(b)(1)(A) and TWC, §26.3467(d), by failing to deposit a regulated substance into a regulated underground storage tank system that was covered by a valid, current TCEQ delivery certificate; PENALTY: $7,012; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Epifanio Villarreal, (361) 825-3421; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(11) COMPANY: DHUKA SEHR ENTERPRISES, INCORPORATED dba Flores Food Mart; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1430-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101779700; LOCATION: San Antonio, Bexar 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: $3,000; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Claudia Corrales, (512) 239-4935; REGIONAL OFFICE: 14250 Judson Road, San Antonio, Texas 78233-4480, (210) 490-3096.

(12) COMPANY: ETC Field Services LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1381-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN105621569; LOCATION: Glazier, Hemphill County; TYPE OF FACILITY: natural gas processing plant; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §116.615(2) and §122.143(4), Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC), §382.085(b), Federal Operating Permit (FOP) Number O3543, Special Terms and Conditions Number 8, and Standard Permit Registration Number 98673, by failing to comply with the annual volatile organic compounds maximum allowable emissions rate for loading, Emission Point Number LOAD; and 30 TAC §122.143(4) and §122.145(2) and (2)(A), and THSC, §382.085(b), and FOP Number O3543, General Terms and Conditions, by failing to submit deviation reports no later than 30 days after the end of the reporting period, and failing to report all instances of deviations; PENALTY: $20,475; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Abigail Lindsey, (512) 239-2576; REGIONAL OFFICE: 3918 Canyon Drive, Amarillo, Texas 79109-4933, (806) 353-9251.

(13) COMPANY: EXPRESSWAY, INCORPORATED dba Mainland Express; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1236-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102867934; LOCATION: Texas City, Galveston County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A) and TWC, §26.3475(c)(1), by failing to monitor the underground storage tanks (USTs) for releases at a frequency of at least once every month; and 30 TAC §334.49(a)(1) and TWC, §26.3475(d), by failing to provide corrosion protection for the UST system; PENALTY: $6,188; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Katy Montgomery, (210) 403-4016; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(14) COMPANY: H AND K JOLLY LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-0111-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN103012720; LOCATION: Wichita Falls, Clay County; TYPE OF FACILITY: wastewater treatment facility; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §30.350(d) and (j) and §305.125(1), and TCEQ Permit Number WQ0015161001, Special Provisions Number 2, by failing to employ or contract one or more licensed wastewater treatment facility operators holding the appropriate level of license to operate a wastewater treatment plant a minimum of five days per week; 30 TAC §305.125(1) and (11)(A) and §319.5(b), and TCEQ Permit Number WQ0015161001, Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements B and Monitoring Requirements Number 1, by failing to collect and analyze effluent samples at intervals specified in the permit; 30 TAC §305.125(1) and (5) and TCEQ Permit Number WQ0015161001, Operational Requirements Number 1, by failing to ensure that the facility and all of its systems of collection, treatment, and disposal are properly operated and maintained; 30 TAC §305.125(1) and TCEQ Permit Number WQ0015161001, Special Provisions Number 9, by failing to maintain at least two feet of free board in all wastewater ponds; and TWC, §26.121(a)(1), 30 TAC §305.125(4), and TCEQ Permit Number WQ0015161001, Permit Conditions Number 2.g, by failing to prevent the unauthorized discharge of wastewater into or adjacent to any water in the state; PENALTY: $30,403; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Alejandro Laje, (512) 239-2547; REGIONAL OFFICE: 1977 Industrial Boulevard, Abilene, Texas 79602-7833, (325) 698-9674.

(15) COMPANY: H.N.B. BROTHERS, INCORPORATED dba Fancy Food Store; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1594-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101778280; LOCATION: Friendswood, Harris County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A) and TWC, §26.3475(c)(1), by failing to monitor the underground storage tanks (USTs) for releases at a frequency of at least once every month; 30 TAC §334.72, 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 a regulated substance within 30 days of discovery; and 30 TAC §115.241(b)(1)(A) and (4) and Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.085(b), by failing to perform and complete all Stage II decommissioning activities; PENALTY: $14,706; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Danielle Porras, (713) 767-3682; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(16) COMPANY: Harpreet Rall dba Preet Foods; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1840-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102060092; LOCATION: Conroe, Montgomery 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; and 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; PENALTY: $8,063; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Anthony Rios, (512) 239-2557; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(17) COMPANY: Harris County Water Control and Improvement District 96; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-0421-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101414811; LOCATION: near Humble, Harris County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.45(b)(1)(D)(iv) and (f)(7) and Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC), §341.0315(c), by failing to provide an elevated storage capacity of 100 gallons per connection for a system with more than 2,500 connections; and 30 TAC §290.45(f)(4) and THSC, §341.0315(c), by failing to provide a water purchase contract that authorizes a maximum daily purchase rate or a uniform purchase rate to meet a minimum production capacity of 0.6 gallons per minute per connection for 2,810 connections; PENALTY: $1,164; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Jason Fraley, (512) 239-2552; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(18) COMPANY: JOHN BLUDWORTH SHIPYARD, L.L.C.; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1325-IHW-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100613959; LOCATION: Corpus Christi, Nueces County; TYPE OF FACILITY: full service shipyard facility; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §335.513(c) and 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) §262.40(c), by failing to maintain documentation of hazardous waste determinations and waste classifications; 30 TAC §335.10(c) and 40 CFR §262.20(a)(1), by failing to properly complete manifests for the shipment of hazardous wastes; 30 TAC §335.2(a), by failing to not cause, suffer, allow, or permit any activity of storage, processing, or disposal of any industrial solid waste or municipal hazardous waste unless such activity is authorized by a permit, amended permit, or other authorization from TCEQ; 30 TAC §335.69(f)(4)(B) and §335.112(a)(2) and 40 CFR §265.37(a)(4), by failing to familiarize local hospitals with the properties of hazardous waste handled at the facility, and the types of injuries or illnesses which could result from fires, explosions, or releases at the facility; 30 TAC §335.261(b) and 40 CFR §273.15(c)(1), by failing to demonstrate the length of time that the universal waste has been accumulated from the date it becomes a waste or is received; 30 TAC §335.262(c)(2)(F), by failing to label universal waste containers with the words Universal Waste - Paint and Paint-Related Wastes; 30 TAC §335.9(a)(2)(B), by failing to timely submit an Annual Waste Summary detailing the management of each hazardous and Class 1 waste generated on-site during the reporting calendar year; and 30 TAC §335.69(h) and 40 CFR §262.34(d)(4) and (f), and §268.50(a)(1), by failing to comply with the 180 day accumulation time limit for a small quantity generator; PENALTY: $31,128; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: James Baldwin, (512) 239-1337; REGIONAL OFFICE: 6300 Ocean Drive, Suite 1200, Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5839, (361) 825-3100.

(19) COMPANY: Linde Gas North America LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1002-IWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100217207; LOCATION: La Porte, Harris County; TYPE OF FACILITY: chemical manufacturing facility; RULES VIOLATED: TWC, §26.121(a)(1), 30 TAC §305.125(1), and Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Number WQ0004092000, Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements Numbers 1 and 2, Outfall Numbers 001, 002, and 201, by failing to comply with permitted effluent limitations; PENALTY: $20,250; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Ronica Rodriguez, (512) 239-2601; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(20) COMPANY: LINKIN INCORPORATED dba Six Pack Express; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1494-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101539542; LOCATION: Arlington, Tarrant County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.48(c) and §334.50(d)(9)(A)(iii) and TWC, §26.3475(c)(1), by failing to conduct effective manual or automatic inventory control procedures for all underground storage tanks involved in the retail sale of petroleum substances used as motor fuel, and failing to take appropriate steps to assure that a monthly analysis report is received from the Statistical Inventory Reconciliation vendor in no more than 15 calendar days following the last day of the calender month for which the analysis is performed; and 30 TAC §334.49(c)(4)(C) and TWC, §26.3475(d), by failing to test the corrosion protection system for operability and adequacy of protection at a frequency of at least once every three years; PENALTY: $5,963; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Holly Kneisley, (817) 588-5856; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(21) COMPANY: Mary D. Bravo dba M and M Fuel Plus; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1561-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102274511; LOCATION: Rosebud, Falls County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A) and TWC, §26.3475(c)(1), by failing to monitor the underground storage tanks (USTs) for releases at a frequency of at least once every month; 30 TAC §334.605(a), 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; 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: $4,600; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Rebecca Boyett, (512) 239-2503; REGIONAL OFFICE: 6801 Sanger Avenue, Suite 2500, Waco, Texas 76710-7826, (254) 751-0335.

(22) COMPANY: Murphy Oil USA, Incorporated; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1835-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN106518970; LOCATION: Socorro, El Paso County; TYPE OF FACILITY: gas station; 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 during the control period of June 1 - September 16, 2016; PENALTY: $1,250; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: David Carney, (512) 239-2583; REGIONAL OFFICE: 401 East Franklin Avenue, Suite 560, El Paso, Texas 79901-1212, (915) 834-4949.

(23) COMPANY: NAVARRO HOSPITAL, L.P.; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1544-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102364874; LOCATION: Corsicana, Navarro County; TYPE OF FACILITY: underground storage tank (UST) system and emergency generator facility; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A) and TWC, §26.3475(c)(1), by failing to monitor the UST for releases at a frequency of at least once every month; PENALTY: $4,500; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Steven Stump, (512) 239-1343; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(24) COMPANY: New A Malik, Incorporated dba Quickway Food Store 7; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1543-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101573111; LOCATION: Benbrook, 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: $7,500; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Holly Kneisley, (817) 588-5856; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(25) COMPANY: New A Malik, Incorporated dba RJ Food Mart; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1624-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101549988; LOCATION: Gun Barrel City, Henderson 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: $3,750; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Farhaud Abbaszadeh, (512) 239-0779; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(26) COMPANY: Pettus Municipal Utility District; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1307-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101182053; LOCATION: Pettus, Bee County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.46(m) and (m)(7), by failing to initiate maintenance and housekeeping practices to ensure the good working condition and general appearance of the system's facilities and equipment; 30 TAC §290.41(c)(3)(K), by failing to provide a well casing vent with an opening that is covered with a 16-mesh or finer corrosion-resistant screen, facing downward, elevated and located so as to minimize the drawing of contaminants into the well; 30 TAC §290.46(m)(4), by failing to maintain all water treatment units, storage and pressure maintenance facilities, distribution system lines, and related appurtenances in a watertight condition and free of excessive solids; 30 TAC §290.46(m)(1)(A), by failing to inspect each of the facility's ground and elevated storage tanks annually by water system personnel or a contracted inspection service; 30 TAC §290.46(f)(2) and (3)(B)(iv), by failing to maintain water works operation and maintenance records and make them available for review to the executive director during the investigation; 30 TAC §290.46(e)(4)(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 §290.121(a) and (b), by failing to maintain an up-to-date chemical and microbiological monitoring plan that identifies all sampling locations, describes the sampling frequency, and specifies the analytical procedures and laboratories that the facility will use to comply with the monitoring requirements; 30 TAC §290.109(c)(1)(A), by failing to collect distribution coliform samples at active service connections which are representative of water quality throughout the distribution system; and 30 TAC §290.39(j) and Texas Health and Safety Code, §341.0351, by failing to obtain approval prior to making any significant change or addition to the system's production, treatment, storage, pressure maintenance, or distribution facilities; PENALTY: $810; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Yuliya Dunaway, (210) 403-4077; REGIONAL OFFICE: 6300 Ocean Drive, Suite 1200, Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5839, (361) 825-3100.

(27) COMPANY: Phillips 66 Company; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1192-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101619179; LOCATION: Old Ocean, Brazoria County; TYPE OF FACILITY: petroleum refinery; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §101.20(3) and §116.115(c), New Source Review Permit Numbers 5920A and PSDTX103M4, Special Conditions Number 1, and Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.085(b), by failing to prevent unauthorized emissions; PENALTY: $19,688; Supplemental Environmental Project offset amount of $7,875; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Carol McGrath, (210) 403-4063; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(28) COMPANY: PRANAV AND DAISY GROUP LLC dba Newway Food Mart; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1653-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102359718; LOCATION: Longview, Gregg County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.49(a)(2) and TWC, §26.3475(d), by failing to ensure the underground storage tanks (USTs) corrosion protection system is operated and maintained in a manner that will ensure continuous corrosion protection; and 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; PENALTY: $8,625; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: John Paul Fennell, (512) 239-2616; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2916 Teague Drive, Tyler, Texas 75701-3734, (903) 535-5100.

(29) COMPANY: Ranch Utilities, L.P.; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1769-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101522464; LOCATION: Weatherford, Parker County; TYPE OF FACILITY: wastewater treatment; RULES VIOLATED: TWC, §26.121(a)(1), 30 TAC §305.125(1), and Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Permit Number WQ0014163001, Interim I Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements Number 1, by failing to comply with permitted effluent limitations; and 30 TAC §305.125(1) and §319.5(b) and TPDES Permit Number WQ0014163001, Monitoring and Reporting Requirements Number 1, by failing to collect and analyze effluent samples at the required frequency; PENALTY: $8,276; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Alejandro Laje, (512) 239-2547; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(30) COMPANY: Riviera Water System, Incorporated; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1656-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101251999; LOCATION: Riviera, Kleberg County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.46(f)(2) and (3)(A)(i)(III), by failing to properly maintain water works operation and maintenance records and make them available for review to the executive director (ED) during the investigation; 30 TAC §290.43(d)(2), by failing to provide the facility's three 83.5 gallon pressure tanks with a pressure release device; 30 TAC §290.42(e)(4)(A), by failing to provide a full-face self-contained breathing apparatus or supplied air respirator that meets Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards, that is readily accessible outside the chlorinator room and immediately available to the operator in the event of an emergency; 30 TAC §290.46(m), by failing to initiate maintenance and housekeeping practices to ensure the good working condition and general appearance of the system's facilities and equipment; 30 TAC §290.39(j) and Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC), §341.0351, by failing to notify the ED prior to making any significant change to the facility's production, treatment, storage, pressure maintenance or distribution system; and 30 TAC §290.45(b)(1)(C)(iv) and THSC, §341.0315(c), by failing to provide a minimum pressure tank capacity of 20 gallons per connection; PENALTY: $2,601; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Ryan Byer, (512) 239-2571; REGIONAL OFFICE: 6300 Ocean Drive, Suite 1200, Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5839, (361) 825-3100.

(31) COMPANY: S-COW-10 Dairy, LLC, Peter Henry Schouten, and Nova Darlene Schouten; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1585-AGR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102362647; LOCATION: Stephenville, Erath County; TYPE OF FACILITY: dairy feed lot; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §305.125(1) and §321.31(a), TWC, §26.121(a)(1), and Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Number TXG920755, Part III.A.5.(a)(2), by failing to prevent an unauthorized discharge of wastewater from a concentrated animal feeding operation into or adjacent to any water in the state; PENALTY: $3,375; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Ross Luedtke, (512) 239-3157; REGIONAL OFFICE: 580-D West Lingleville Road, Stephenville, Texas 76401.

(32) COMPANY: Shell Oil Company; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1416-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100211879; LOCATION: Deer Park, Harris County; TYPE OF FACILITY: chemical plant; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §§101.20(3), 116.115(c), and 122.143(4), Federal Operating Permit Number O1669, Special Terms and Conditions Number 23, New Source Review Permit Numbers 22038 and PSDTX815, Special Conditions Number 1, and Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.085(b), by failing to prevent unauthorized emissions; PENALTY: $15,000; Supplemental Environmental Project offset amount of $6,000; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: David Carney, (512) 239-2583; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(33) COMPANY: THE GOOD SHEPHERD HOSPITAL, INCORPORATED; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1757-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101953792; LOCATION: Longview, Gregg County; TYPE OF FACILITY: underground storage tank (UST) system and emergency generator; 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 USTs; and 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; PENALTY: $1,688; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Alejandro Laje, (512) 239-2547; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2916 Teague Drive, Tyler, Texas 75701-3734, (903) 535-5100.

(34) COMPANY: Total Petrochemicals and Refining USA, Incorporated; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1006-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102457520; 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), Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.085(b), Federal Operating Permit Number O1267, Special Terms and Conditions Number 29, and New Source Review Permit Numbers 46396, PSDTX1073M1, and N044, Special Conditions Number 1, by failing to prevent unauthorized emissions; PENALTY: $25,000; Supplemental Environmental Project offset amount of $12,500; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Abigail Lindsey, (512) 239-3921; REGIONAL OFFICE: 3870 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77703-1830, (409) 898-3838.

(35) COMPANY: TOTAL STOP, L.P. dba Total Stop Queen City; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1707-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102363744; LOCATION: Queen City, Cass County; TYPE OF FACILITY: fleet refueling facility; 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: $6,750; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: James Baldwin, (512) 239-1337; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2916 Teague Drive, Tyler, Texas 75701-3734, (903) 535-5100.

(36) COMPANY: Trey Jackson Motors, Limited; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1708-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN109250019; LOCATION: New Braunfels, Comal County; TYPE OF FACILITY: commercial motor vehicle sales facility and consignment lot; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §114.20(c)(1) and Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.085(b), by failing to ensure a motor vehicle is equipped with either the emissions control systems or devices that were originally a part of the motor vehicle or motor vehicle engine, or an alternate emissions control system or device, prior to selling the motor vehicle; PENALTY: $1,688; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Tiffany Maurer, (512) 239-2696; REGIONAL OFFICE: 14250 Judson Road, San Antonio, Texas 78233-4480, (210) 490-3096.

(37) COMPANY: TXI OPERATIONS, LP; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1183-IWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102765641; LOCATION: Bastrop, Bastrop County; TYPE OF FACILITY: ready-mixed concrete facility; RULES VIOLATED: TWC, §26.121(a)(1), 30 TAC §305.125(1), and Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) General Permit (GP) Number TXG111108, Part III, Section A.1. Numeric Effluent Limitations, by failing to comply with permitted effluent limitations; and 30 TAC §305.125(1) and §319.5(b) and TPDES GP Number TXG111108, Part IV, Standard Permit Conditions Number 7.a., by failing to collect and analyze effluent samples at the required frequency; PENALTY: $8,151; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Alejandro Laje, (512) 239-2547; REGIONAL OFFICE: 14250 Judson Road, San Antonio, Texas 78233-4480, (210) 490-3096.

(38) COMPANY: Waterwood Municipal Utility District Number 1; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1099-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102916020; LOCATION: HUNTSVILLE, San Jacinto County; TYPE OF FACILITY: wastewater treatment facility; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §305.125(1) and (17), and §319.7(d), and Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Permit Number WQ0011447001, Monitoring and Reporting Requirements Number 1, by failing to timely submit monthly effluent reports at intervals specified in the permit; 30 TAC §305.125(1) and (17), and TPDES Permit Number WQ0011447001, Sludge Provisions, Section II.F., by failing to timely submit the annual sludge report for the monitoring period ending August 2015; 30 TAC §217.152(c) and §305.125(1), and TPDES Permit Number WQ0011447001, Operational Requirements Number 1, by failing to ensure that the facility and all of its systems of collection, treatment, and disposal are properly operated and maintained; 30 TAC §217.18(b) and §305.125(1), and TPDES Permit Number WQ0011447001, Operational Requirements Number 1, by failing to ensure that the facility and all of its systems of collection, treatment, and disposal are properly operated and maintained; 30 TAC §305.125(1) and §319.11(d), and TPDES Permit Number WQ0011447001, Monitoring and Reporting Requirements Number 5, by failing to comply with test procedures that conform to those prescribed in the Water Measurement Manual, United States Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation, Washington, D.C., or methods that are equivalent as approved by the executive director; 30 TAC §217.36(h) and (j)(2) and §305.125(1) and (5), and TPDES Permit Number WQ0011447001, 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; 30 TAC §305.125(1) and §319.7(c), and TPDES Permit Number WQ0011447001, Monitoring and Reporting Requirements Number 3.b, by failing to maintain monitoring and reporting records, and make them immediately available for inspection upon request by agency personnel; and 30 TAC §305.125(1), and TPDES Permit Number WQ0011447001, Operational Requirements Number 3(b), by failing to submit a closure plan for review and approval to the TCEQ Municipal Permits Team for any closure activities at least 90 days prior to conducting such activities; PENALTY: $21,390; Supplemental Environmental Project offset amount of $17,112; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Steven Van Landingham, (512) 239-5717; REGIONAL OFFICE: 3870 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77703-1830, (409) 898-3838.

(39) COMPANY: Western Refining Wholesale, LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1200-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102942620; LOCATION: El Paso, El Paso County; TYPE OF FACILITY: common carrier; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.5(b)(1)(A) and TWC, §26.3467(d), by failing to deposit a regulated substance into a regulated underground storage tank system that was covered by a valid, current TCEQ delivery certificate; PENALTY: $14,745; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Steven Stump, (512) 239-1343; REGIONAL OFFICE: 401 East Franklin Avenue, Suite 560, El Paso, Texas 79901-1212, (915) 834-4949.

(40) COMPANY: Young Men's Christian Association of Metropolitan Dallas; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1682-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN104000245; LOCATION: Anna, Collin 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 WQ0014486001, Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements Number 1, by failing to comply with permitted effluent limitations; and 30 TAC §305.125(1) and (17) and §319.7(d) and TPDES Permit Number WQ0014486001, Monitoring and Reporting Requirements Number 1, by failing to timely submit complete monthly effluent monitoring results as specified in the permit; PENALTY: $3,300; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Larry Butler, (512) 239-2543; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

TRD-201700114

Kathleen C. Decker

Director, Litigation Division

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: January 10, 2017


Enforcement Orders

An agreed order was adopted regarding Ssr Blessing, LLC dba Blessing Drive In, Docket No. 2015-0304-PST-E on January 10, 2017, assessing $5,000 in administrative penalties with $1,000 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Mike Pace, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Union Carbide Corporation, Docket No. 2016-0123-AIR-E on January 10, 2017, assessing $6,681 in administrative penalties with $1,336 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting David Carney, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding City of Gordon, Docket No. 2016-0389-MLM-E on January 10, 2017, assessing $1,238 in administrative penalties with $247 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Michaelle Garza, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Christopher Scott Tyre, Docket No. 2016-0393-WQ-E on January 10, 2017, assessing $2,625 in administrative penalties with $525 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Had Darling, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Ram-Rahim, LLC dba Stop N Save, Docket No. 2016-0582-PST-E on January 10, 2017, assessing $3,375 in administrative penalties with $675 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Steven Stump, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Irma International, Inc. dba Irmas Travel Center, Docket No. 2016-0681-PST-E on January 10, 2017, assessing $4,797 in administrative penalties with $959 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Jonathan Nguyen, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Double Diamond Utilities Co., Docket No. 2016-0733-MWD-E on January 10, 2017, assessing $5,625 in administrative penalties with $1,125 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Claudia Corrales, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Maniscalco, Ltd. dba J.A.M. Distributing Company, Docket No. 2016-0792-PST-E on January 10, 2017, assessing $3,475 in administrative penalties with $695 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Steven Stump, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding City of Troy, Docket No. 2016-0826-PWS-E on January 10, 2017, assessing $345 in administrative penalties with $69 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Katy Montgomery, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding U.S. Venture, Inc., Docket No. 2016-0901-AIR-E on January 10, 2017, assessing $2,626 in administrative penalties with $525 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Raime Hayes-Falero, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Piknik Enterprises, Inc. dba Pik Nik Foods 11, Docket No. 2016-0954-PST-E on January 10, 2017, assessing $5,063 in administrative penalties with $1,012 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Holly Kneisley, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Century Land Holdings II, LLC, Docket No. 2016-0958-EAQ-E on January 10, 2017, assessing $2,813 in administrative penalties with $562 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Alejandro Laje, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding City of Groesbeck, Docket No. 2016-1012-PWS-E on January 10, 2017, assessing $1,755 in administrative penalties with $351 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Michaelle Garza, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding 7-Eleven, Inc., Docket No. 2016-1027-PWS-E on January 10, 2017, assessing $1,583 in administrative penalties with $316 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Yuliya Dunaway, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Texas City Star, Inc. dba Star Mart, Docket No. 2016-1060-PST-E on January 10, 2017, assessing $3,375 in administrative penalties with $675 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting James Baldwin, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Potters Industries, LLC, Docket No. 2016-1098-AIR-E on January 10, 2017, assessing $2,438 in administrative penalties with $487 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting David Carney, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Raj-Kally Corp. dba Pack & Save, Docket No. 2016-1173-PST-E on January 10, 2017, assessing $4,125 in administrative penalties with $825 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Rebecca Boyett, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Raj-Kally Corp. dba Cowboy Food Mart, Docket No. 2016-1181-PST-E on January 10, 2017, assessing $4,500 in administrative penalties with $900 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Epifanio Villareal, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Kt Corporation dba Lamp Post, Docket No. 2016-1219-PST-E on January 10, 2017, assessing $4,500 in administrative penalties with $900 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Epifanio Villarreal, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Jonestown Investments, Inc. dba Jonestown Texaco, Docket No. 2016-1248-PST-E on January 10, 2017, assessing $4,875 in administrative penalties with $975 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Holly Kneisley, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Aziz Maredia dba China Market, Docket No. 2016-1277-PST-E on January 10, 2017, assessing $4,500 in administrative penalties with $900 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Keith Frank, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Staff Water Supply Corporation, Docket No. 2016-1304-PWS-E on January 10, 2017, assessing $50 in administrative penalties with $10 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Michaelle Garza, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Aminoor Marketing Inc dba Handi Plus 41, Docket No. 2016-1318-PST-E on January 10, 2017, assessing $1,861 in administrative penalties with $372 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Jonathan Nguyen, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Drewery Construction Company, Incorporated, Docket No. 2016-1440-AIR-E on January 10, 2017, assessing $1,125 in administrative penalties with $225 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Shelby Orme, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Filgo Oil Company, Ltd., Docket No. 2016-1448-PST-E on January 10, 2017, assessing $1,234 in administrative penalties with $246 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Holly Kneisley, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Exxon Ez Inc dba Texas Best Smokehouse IV, Docket No. 2016-1455-PST-E on January 10, 2017, assessing $4,875 in administrative penalties with $975 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting John Fennell, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding City of Crosbyton, Docket No. 2016-1475-PWS-E on January 10, 2017, assessing $50 in administrative penalties with $10 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Katy Montgomery, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding W. Douglass Distributing, Ltd., Docket No. 2016-1582-PST-E on January 10, 2017, assessing $1,631 in administrative penalties with $326 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Holly Kneisley, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

A field citation was adopted regarding Paul R. Young, Docket No. 2016-1836-WOC-E on January 10, 2017, assessing $175 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting David Carney, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

TRD-201700139

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: January 11, 2017


Notice of Application and Opportunity to Request a Public Meeting for a New Municipal Solid Waste Facility Registration Application No. 40289

Application. Waste Corporation of Texas, L.P., 14115 Davis Estates Road, Houston, Texas, 77461, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for proposed Registration 40289, to construct and operate a Type V municipal solid waste transfer station. The proposed facility, Tall Pines Transfer Station will be located at 18710 East Hardy Road within the Tall Pines Disposal Facility, approximately 0.7 miles northeast from the intersection of East Hardy Road and Farrell Road, 77073, in Harris County. The Applicant is requesting authorization to transfer and store municipal solid waste which includes putrescible waste, rubbish, yard waste, construction or demolition waste, Class 2 industrial wastes, and Class 3 wastes. The registration application is available for viewing and copying at the Baldin Boettcher Branch Library at Mercer Park, 22248 Aldine Westfield Road, Humble, Texas 77338, and may be viewed online at http://www.scsengineers.com/State. The following website which provides an electronic map of the site or facility's general location is provided as a public courtesy and is not part of the application or notice: https://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/hb610/index.html?lat=29.98499&lng=- 95.3842&zoom=12&type=r. For exact location, refer to application.

Public Comment/Public Meeting. Written public comments or written requests for a public meeting must be submitted to the Office of Chief Clerk at the address included in the information section below. If a public meeting is held, comments may be made orally at the meeting or submitted in writing by the close of the public meeting. A public meeting will be held by the executive director if requested by a member of the legislature who represents the general area where the development is to be located, or if there is a substantial public interest in the proposed development. The purpose of the public meeting is for the public to provide input for consideration by the commission, and for the applicant and the commission staff to provide information to the public. A public meeting is not a contested case hearing. The executive director will review and consider public comments and written requests for a public meeting submitted during the comment period. The comment period shall begin on the date this notice is published and end 60 calendar days after this notice is published. The comment period shall be extended to the close of any public meeting. The executive director is not required to file a response to comments.

Executive Director Action. The executive director shall, after review of an application for registration, determine if the application will be approved or denied in whole or in part. If the executive director acts on an application, the chief clerk shall mail or otherwise transmit notice of the action and an explanation of the opportunity to file a motion to overturn the executive director's decision. The chief clerk shall mail this notice to the owner and operator, the public interest counsel, to adjacent landowners as shown on the required land ownership map and landowners list, and to other persons who timely filed public comment in response to public notice. Not all persons on the mailing list for this notice will receive the notice letter from the Office of the Chief Clerk.

Information. Written public comments or requests to be placed on the permanent mailing list for this application should be submitted to the Office of the Chief Clerk mail code MC 105, TCEQ, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087 or electronically submitted to http://www14.tceq.texas.gov/epic/eComment/. If you choose to communicate with the TCEQ electronically, please be aware that your e-mail address, like your physical mailing address, will become part of the agency's public record. For information about this application or the registration process, individual members of the general public may call the TCEQ Public Education Program at (800) 687-4040. General information regarding the TCEQ can be found at our web site at www.tceq.texas.gov. Further information may also be obtained from the Waste Corporation of Texas, L.P. at the address stated above or by calling Marcos Elizondo, Regional Director of Landfill Operations & Engineering at (281) 808-5262.

TRD-201700137

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: January 11, 2017


Notice of Application and Opportunity to Request a Public Meeting for a New Municipal Solid Waste Facility Registration Application No. 40290

Application. Sanitation Solutions, Inc. P.O. Box 6190 Paris, Texas 75461, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for proposed Registration No. 40290, to construct and operate a Type V municipal solid waste Transfer Station. The proposed facility, Fannin County Transfer Station, will be located 0.65 miles south of the intersection of US Hwy 82 and FM 87; 75418, in Fannin County. The Applicant is requesting authorization to transfer and store municipal solid waste which includes garbage, rubbish, street cleanings, and dead animals; source separated recyclables; Class 2 industrial waste; and Class 3 industrial waste which includes rock, brick, glass, dirt, and certain plastics and rubber. The registration application is available for viewing and copying at the Bonham Public Library, 305 East 5th Street Bonham, Texas 75418 and may be viewed online at http://www.sanisolu.com/publications. The following website provides an electronic map of the site or facility's general location is provided as a public courtesy and is not part of the application or notice: https://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/hb610/index.html?lat=33.595608&lng=-96.231732&zoom=12&type=r. For exact location, refer to application.

Public Comment/Public Meeting. Written public comments or written requests for a public meeting must be submitted to the Office of Chief Clerk at the address included in the information section below. If a public meeting is held, comments may be made orally at the meeting or submitted in writing by the close of the public meeting. A public meeting will be held by the executive director if requested by a member of the legislature who represents the general area where the development is to be located, or if there is a substantial public interest in the proposed development. The purpose of the public meeting is for the public to provide input for consideration by the commission, and for the applicant and the commission staff to provide information to the public. A public meeting is not a contested case hearing. The executive director will review and consider public comments and written requests for a public meeting submitted during the comment period. The comment period shall begin on the date this notice is published and end 60 calendar days after this notice is published. The comment period shall be extended to the close of any public meeting. The executive director is not required to file a response to comments.

Executive Director Action. The executive director shall, after review of an application for registration, determine if the application will be approved or denied in whole or in part. If the executive director acts on an application, the chief clerk shall mail or otherwise transmit notice of the action and an explanation of the opportunity to file a motion to overturn the executive director's decision. The chief clerk shall mail this notice to the owner and operator, the public interest counsel, to adjacent landowners as shown on the required land ownership map and landowners list, and to other persons who timely filed public comment in response to public notice. Not all persons on the mailing list for this notice will receive the notice letter from the Office of the Chief Clerk.

Information. Written public comments or requests to be placed on the permanent mailing list for this application should be submitted to the Office of the Chief Clerk mail code MC 105, TCEQ, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, TX 78711-3087 or electronically submitted to http://www14.tceq.texas.gov/epic/eComment/.

If you choose to communicate with the TCEQ electronically, please be aware that your e-mail address, like your physical mailing address, will become part of the agency's public record. For information about this application or the registration process, individual members of the general public may call the TCEQ Public Education Program at (800) 687-4040. General information regarding the TCEQ can be found at our web site at www.tceq.texas.gov. Further information may also be obtained from Sanitation Solutions, Inc. at the address stated above or by calling Mr. Josh Bray, President at (903) 784-0275.

TRD-201700138

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: January 11, 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 143872

APPLICATION. La Silla De Monterrey LLC, 2552 Lavendale Court, Austin, Texas 78748-3447 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 143872 to authorize the operation of a concrete batch plant. The facility is proposed to be located at 11970 North Highway 183, Florence, Williamson County, Texas 76527. The following website which provides 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=30.82276&lng=-97.894324&zoom=13&type=r. This application was submitted to the TCEQ on November 2, 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 December 9, 2016.

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, February 13, 2017, at 6:00 p.m.

Florence Chamber of Commerce

301 Brewster Street

Florence, Texas 76527

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

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

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

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

Further information may also be obtained from La Silla De Monterrey LLC, 2552 Lavendale Court, Austin, Texas 78748-3447, or by calling Mr. Manuel A. Duran Maldonado, Owner at (512) 897-6278.

TRD-201700141

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: January 11, 2017


Notice of Intent to Perform a Removal Action at the Scrub-A-Dubb Barrel Company Proposed State Superfund Site in Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas

The executive director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) hereby issues public notice of intent to perform a removal action, as provided by Texas Health and Safety Code, §361.133, for the Scrub-A-Dubb Barrel Company proposed state Superfund site (the site). The site is located at 1102 North Ash Avenue and 1209 North Ash Avenue in Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas. The site also includes any areas where hazardous substances have come to be located as a result, either directly or indirectly, of releases of hazardous substances from the site.

The Scrub-A-Dubb Barrel Company was a drum cleaning and reconditioning business that operated from 1975 to 2009. The company also collected waste materials from used drums and sold the materials to waste oil companies for reuse or reclamation. Drums were stacked on the site when in too poor of a condition to be refurbished or when supply exceeded demand. The refurbishing process employed by the company included rinsing the interior and the exterior of the drums with water. The water and contents of the drums were drained into a wastewater treatment system composed of three aboveground fiberglass storage tanks and three open concrete impoundment vats. The concrete impoundment vats have been the source of previous releases that have migrated off the property.

From February 2011 to February 2012, the United States Environmental Protection Agency conducted removal activities at the site. During the removal action, approximately 47,000 drums and 45,000 gallons of liquid waste were recovered. Approximately 3,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil and six underground storage tanks were excavated. Several aboveground tanks were drained, dismantled, and all other containments, settling tanks, and other waste processing structures were removed. All waste was disposed of off-site. All areas were backfilled to stable grade.

Due to remaining contamination in the subsurface soils and groundwater, the executive director determined that the site was eligible for listing on the state registry, and the commission published notice of its intent to list the site in the June 12, 2015, issue of the Texas Register (40 TexReg 3701). The Remedial Investigation of the site began in late 2015. The TCEQ performed a ground penetrating radar investigation in early 2016 and observed several buried anomalous and potentially hazardous objects in the subsurface of the site. These objects are potential sources of continuing and/or additional on-site and off-site releases. The removal action will consist of the excavation of the anomalous objects and any affected adjacent soil, waste characterization, and proper disposal of the excavated material. Excavated areas will be backfilled with clean soil. Removal of these potential sources is necessary and appropriate to protect human health and the environment. This removal action can be completed without extensive investigation and planning and will achieve a significant cost reduction for the site.

A portion of the records for this site is available for review during regular business hours at the Mahon Public Library, 1306 9th Street, Lubbock, Texas during regular business hours. Copies of the complete public file may be obtained during regular business hours by contacting Adrienne Love. Fees are charged for photocopying of file information. Parking for persons with disabilities is available on the east side of Building D, convenient to access ramps that are between Buildings D and E.

For further information, please contact Adrienne Love, P.G., TCEQ Project Manager, Remediation Division at (512) 239-2273, or John Flores, TCEQ Community Relations Coordinator at 1-800-633-9363.

TRD-201700075

Kathleen Decker

Director, Litigation Division

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: January 6, 2017


Notice of Public Meeting for TPDES Permit for Municipal Wastewater New Permit No. WQ0015449001

APPLICATION. JTI Constructors, Inc., P.O. Box 24511, Houston, Texas 77229, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for new Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Permit No. WQ0015449001, to authorize the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 187,500 gallons per day.

The facility will be located approximately 4,500 feet north-northeast of the intersection of Vacek Road and Boothline Road, in Fort Bend County, Texas 77469. The treated effluent will be discharged to Fairchilds Creek; thence to Big Creek; thence to Brazos River Below Navasota River in Segment No. 1202 of the Brazos River Basin. The unclassified receiving water use is high aquatic life use for Fairchilds Creek. The designated uses for Segment No. 1202 are high aquatic life use, public water supply, and primary contact recreation. In accordance with Title 30 Texas Administrative Code Section 307.5 and the TCEQ Procedures to Implement the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards, an antidegradation review of the receiving waters was performed. A Tier 1 antidegradation review has preliminarily determined that existing water quality uses will not be impaired by this permit action. Numerical and narrative criteria to protect existing uses will be maintained. A Tier 2 review has preliminarily determined that no significant degradation of water quality is expected in Fairchilds Creek, which has been identified as having high aquatic life use. Existing uses will be maintained and protected. The preliminary determination can be reexamined and may be modified if new information is received. The following website provides an electronic map of the site or facility's general location is provided as a public courtesy and is not part of the application or notice. For the exact location, refer to the application. http://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/hb610/index.html?lat=29.440833&lng=-95.748888&zoom=13&type=r

The TCEQ Executive Director has completed the technical review of the application and prepared a draft permit. The draft permit, if approved, would establish the conditions under which the facility must operate. The Executive Director has made a preliminary decision that this permit, if issued, meets all statutory and regulatory requirements.

PUBLIC COMMENT/PUBLIC MEETING. A public meeting will be held and will consist of two parts, an Informal Discussion Period and a Formal Comment Period. A public meeting is not a contested case hearing under the Administrative Procedure Act. During the Informal Discussion Period, the public will be encouraged to ask questions of the applicant and TCEQ staff concerning the permit application. The comments and questions submitted orally during the Informal Discussion Period will not be considered before a decision is reached on the permit application and no formal response will be made. Responses will be provided orally during the Informal Discussion Period. During the Formal Comment Period on the permit application, members of the public may state their formal comments orally into the official record. A written response to all timely, relevant and material, or significant comments will be prepared by the Executive Director. All formal comments will be considered before a decision is reached on the permit application. A copy of the written response will be sent to each person who submits a formal comment or who requested to be on the mailing list for this permit application and provides a mailing address. Only relevant and material issues raised during the Formal Comment Period can be considered if a contested case hearing is granted on this permit application.

The Public Meeting is to be held:

Thursday, February 23, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.

SpringHill Suites Houston Rosenberg

6815 Reading Road Rosenberg, Texas 77471

INFORMATION. Citizens are encouraged to submit written comments anytime during the meeting or by mail before the close of the public comment period to the Office of the Chief Clerk, TCEQ, Mail Code MC-105, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, TX 78711-3087 or electronically at www.tceq.texas.gov/about/comments.html. If you need more information about the permit application or the permitting process, please call the TCEQ Public Education Program, Toll Free, at (800) 687-4040. Si desea información en español, puede llamar (800) 687-4040. General information about the TCEQ can be found at our web site at www.tceq.texas.gov.

The permit application, Executive Director's preliminary decision, and draft permit are available for viewing and copying at the Fort Bend County Library, University Branch, 14010 University Boulevard, Sugar Land, Texas. Further information may also be obtained from JTI Constructors, Inc. by calling Ms. Shana Horton, Enoch Kever PLLC, at (512) 615-1227.

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

TRD-201700140

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: January 11, 2017


Texas Ethics Commission

Correction of Error

The Texas Ethics Commission adopted an amendment to 1 TAC §26.1 to clarify the disclosure statement requirements for political advertising, in the December 30, 2016, issue of the Texas Register (41 TexReg 10541). Due to a Texas Register editing error, the proposed rule was listed as having appeared in the November 11, 2016, issue. The rule's proposal appeared in the November 4, 2016, issue. The corrected preamble text reads as follows:

"The Texas Ethics Commission (the commission) adopts an amendment to Texas Ethics Commission Rules §26.1 to clarify the disclosure statement requirements for political advertising, without changes to the proposed text as published in the November 4, 2016, issue of the Texas Register (41 TexReg 8692). The amendment will not be republished."

TRD-201700134


Correction of Error

The Texas Ethics Commission adopted an amendment to 1 TAC §34.43, regarding an exception to the lobby registration requirements, in the December 30, 2016, issue of the Texas Register (41 TexReg 10542). Due to a Texas Register editing error, the proposed rule was listed as having appeared in the November 11, 2016, issue. The rule's proposal appeared in the November 4, 2016, issue. The corrected preamble text reads as follows:

"The Texas Ethics Commission (the commission) adopts an amendment to Texas Ethics Commission Rules §34.43, regarding an exception to the lobby registration requirements, without changes to the proposed text as published in the November 4, 2016, issue of the Texas Register (41 TexReg 8692). The amendment will not be republished."

TRD-201700135


Correction of Error

The Texas Ethics Commission adopted new rule 1 TAC §46.4, regarding the requirement to file a disclosure of interested parties form (Form 1295) when a change is made to a contract, in the December 30, 2016, issue of the Texas Register (41 TexReg 10542). Due to a Texas Register editing error, the proposed rule was listed as having appeared in the November 11, 2016, issue. The rule's proposal appeared in the November 4, 2016, issue. The corrected preamble text reads as follows:

"The Texas Ethics Commission (the commission) adopts new Texas Ethics Commission Rules §46.4, regarding the requirement to file a disclosure of interested parties form (Form 1295) when a change is made to a contract, without changes to the proposed text as published in the November 4, 2016, issue of the Texas Register (41 TexReg 8693). The amendment will not be republished."

TRD-201700136


List of Late Filers

Below is a list from the Texas Ethics Commission of names of filers who did not file a report or failed to pay penalty fines for late reports in reference to the listed filing deadline. If you have any questions, you may contact Michelle Gonzales at (512) 463-5800.

Deadline: Semiannual Report due July 15, 2016, for Committees

Katherine E. Haenschen, Burnt Orange Report PAC, 55 Leavitt Lane, Princeton, New Jersey 08540

Deadline: Monthly Report due November 7, 2016, for Committees

John R. Barton, Taxpayers for Responsible and Ethical Government, 2962 Barton Hill Dr., Bulverde, Texas 78163

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

Adam Pacheco, Associated General Contractors of El Paso PAC, 120 Paragon, Ste. 101, El Paso, Texas 79912

Thomas D. Ray, Orange County Sheriff's Office Employee's Association Political Action Committee, 5508 Hidden Meadows, Orange, Texas 77632

Deanna Everett Tollerton, Williamson County Young Democrats, 13224 Marrero Dr., Austin, Texas 78729

Deadline: Lobby Activities Report due January 11, 2016

Matthew Duncan Geske, 777 Taylor St., Ste. 900, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Deadline: Lobby Activities Report due March 10, 2016

Matthew Duncan Geske, 777 Taylor St., Ste. 900, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Deadline: Lobby Activities Report due April 11, 2016

Matthew Duncan Geske, 777 Taylor St., Ste. 900, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Deadline: Lobby Activities Report due May 10, 2016

Matthew Duncan Geske, 777 Taylor St., Ste. 900, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

TRD-201700068

Ian Stuesloff

Interim Executive Director

Texas Ethics Commission

Filed: January 6, 2017


Texas Facilities Commission

Request for Proposals #303-8-20594

The Texas Facilities Commission (TFC), on behalf of the Department of Public Safety (DPS), announces the issuance of Request for Proposals (RFP) #303-8-20594. TFC seeks a five (5) or ten (10) year lease of approximately 20,568 square feet of usable space that consists of 20,373 square feet of office space and 195 square feet of outdoor employee lounge area space in San Antonio, Texas.

The deadline for questions is February 3, 2017, and the deadline for proposals is February 24, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. The award date is March 15, 2017. TFC reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals submitted. TFC is under no legal or other obligation to execute a lease on the basis of this notice or the distribution of an RFP. Neither this notice nor the RFP commits TFC to pay for any costs incurred prior to the award of a grant.

Parties interested in submitting a proposal may obtain information by contacting the Program Specialist, Evelyn Esquivel, at (512) 463-6494. A copy of the RFP may be downloaded from the Electronic State Business Daily at http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/bid_show.cfm?bidid=130316.

TRD-201700147

Kay Molina

General Counsel

Texas Facilities Commission

Filed: January 11, 2017


Department of Family and Protective Services

Child Care Licensing Criminal History Charts

(Editor's note: In accordance with Texas Government Code, §2002.014, which permits the omission of material which is "cumbersome, expensive, or otherwise inexpedient," the figure is not included in the print version of the Texas Register. The figure is available in the on-line version of the January 20, 2017, issue of the Texas Register.)

TRD-201700148

Audrey Carmical

Interim General Counsel

Department of Family and Protective Services

Filed: January 11, 2017


Office of the Governor

Notice of Funding Opportunities

The Homeland Security Grants Division (HSGD) is announcing the following grant funding opportunities for Fiscal Year 2018. Please access the Office of the Governor's eGrants system at https://eGrants.gov.texas.gov and click on CALENDAR to view the funding announcements and application due dates for all available grant programs:

- 2018 Local Border Security Program (LBSP)

- 2018 Border Prosecution Unit (BPU)

TRD-201700086

Aimee Snoddy

Director, Homeland Security Grants Division

Office of the Governor

Filed: January 9, 2017


Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Public Notice - Amendment to the Texas Healthcare Transformation Quality Improvement Program Waiver

The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is submitting a request to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for an amendment to the Texas Healthcare Transformation Quality Improvement Program (THTQIP) waiver under section 1115 of the Social Security Act. CMS has approved this waiver through December 31, 2017. The proposed effective date for this amendment is September 1, 2017.

HHSC is proposing the following changes in this amendment request:

1) modify the service delivery model from Medicaid fee-for-service (FFS) to Medicaid managed care and mandate enrollment in a STAR+PLUS managed care organization (MCO) for recipients in the Medicaid for Breast and Cervical Cancer program;

2) modify the service delivery model from Medicaid FFS to Medicaid managed care and mandate enrollment in a STAR or STAR Kids MCO for Medicaid recipients receiving Adoption Assistance and Permanency Care Assistance through the Department of Family Protective Services (DFPS), except for individuals who reside out-of-state;

3) remove the current requirement that Medicaid MCOs must request HHSC approval to exceed the lifetime cost limit for minor home modifications and annual cost limit for adaptive aids.

4) allow individuals ages 18 through 20 in 1915(c) waivers and in the Former Foster Care Children (FFCC) eligibility group to choose between STAR Health or STAR Kids.

5) modify the service delivery model from Medicaid FFS to Medicaid managed care and mandate enrollment in a STAR+PLUS MCO for individuals ages 21 through 26 in a 1915(c) waiver and in the Former Foster Care Children (FFCC) eligibility group.

Managed Care Carve-in of Medicaid for Breast and Cervical Cancer (MBCC) and Adoption Assistance and Permanency Care Assistance (AAPCA) Medicaid clients

Texas seeks to transition Medicaid recipients in the MBCC and AAPCA programs into Medicaid managed care.

Currently, all Medicaid services authorized for individuals receiving MBCC and AAPCA are delivered through FFS. This amendment modifies the service delivery mechanism from Medicaid FFS to Medicaid managed care. MBCC benefits will be delivered through STAR+PLUS Medicaid managed care, and AAPCA Medicaid benefits will be delivered through STAR Medicaid managed care unless the client qualifies for STAR Kids.

MBCC STAR+PLUS members will have access to the same state plan services, such as acute care, behavioral health, and long term services and supports (LTSS) as in Medicaid FFS. With the transition to managed care, MBCC STAR+PLUS members will have access to unlimited prescriptions and service coordination, a type of specialized care management.

With the transition to managed care, AAPCA STAR members will have access to the same state plan services, such as acute care, behavioral health, and LTSS services as in Medicaid FFS, including access to service management through STAR or service coordination through STAR Kids. Service management is an administrative service provided by STAR MCOs, and service coordination is a type of specialized care management provided by STAR Kids MCOs. Individuals who reside out-of-state will remain FFS.

All MBCC STAR+PLUS members and AAPCA STAR or STAR Kids members will have a choice of at least two MCOs and the option to request a change of MCO at any time.

MBCC and AAPCA clients who are members of federally recognized tribes will be able to voluntarily enroll in STAR+PLUS (MBCC) and STAR or STAR Kids (AAPCA) or opt to remain in traditional, FFS Medicaid.

Exceeding Cost Limits

Currently MCOs are required to submit to HHSC a request for approval to exceed the lifetime cost limit of $7,500 for Minor Home Modifications and $10,000 annual cost limit for Adaptive Aids. HHSC proposes to remove this language, as the MCO will continue to be at risk for any expenditure over the cost limit.

Managed Care for Former Foster Care Children

Currently, FFCC individuals between the ages of 18 through 20 have a choice between staying in STAR Health or opting into STAR. As of November 1, 2016, and the implementation of STAR Kids, FFCC individuals receiving services through a 1915(c) waiver will have a choice of staying in STAR Health or opting into STAR Kids. Individuals ages 21 through 26 receiving services through a 1915(c) waiver will be mandatory for STAR+PLUS with the exception of individuals receiving both 1915(c) waiver services and Medicare. HHSC proposes adding language to include STAR Kids as an option for FFCC individuals ages 18 through 20 who meet the STAR Kids criteria. HHSC also proposes adding language to include FFCC individuals who meet STAR+PLUS criteria and are ages 21 through 26 as mandatory for STAR+PLUS.

To obtain copies of the proposed waiver amendment, interested parties may contact John Rubisoff by mail at Texas Health and Human Services Commission, P.O. Box 13247, Mail Code H-600, Austin, Texas 78711-3247; by phone at (512) 487-3437; by fax at (512) 730-7472; or by e-mail at TX_Medicaid_Waivers@hhsc.state.tx.us.

TRD-201700145

Karen Ray

Chief Counsel

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Filed: January 11, 2017


Public Notice - Inclusion of Affordable Care Act Into Chip State Plan

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission announces its intent to submit transmittal Amendment 16-0041 to the Texas State Plan for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), under Title XXI of the Social Security Act.

The purpose of this amendment is to update the CHIP State Plan to reflect the electronic system processes used to determine CHIP eligibility, to update the Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) Conversion Plan to cost-sharing bands, to add the approved Affordable Care Act (ACA) State Plan Amendment templates, and to delete the sections now superseded by the ACA state plan amendments. ACA changes to CHIP took effect January 1, 2014.

The amendment may have had some fiscal impact due to changes to staff resources and required systems changes. There is insufficient data to estimate the impact.

To obtain copies of the proposed amendment, interested parties may contact Doneshia Ates, State Plan Coordinator, by mail at the Health and Human Services Commission, P.O. Box 13247, Mail Code H-600, Austin, Texas 78711; by telephone at (512) 428-1963; by facsimile at (512) 730-7472; or by e-mail 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 Health and Human Services Commission.

TRD-201700085

Karen Ray

Chief Counsel

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Filed: January 6, 2017


Public Notice - Texas State Plan for Medical Assistance Amendments

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) announces its intent to submit amendments to the Texas State Plan for Medical Assistance under Title XIX of the Social Security Act. The proposed amendments are effective February 1, 2017.

Physicians and Other Practitioners

The purpose of the amendment is to update the fee schedules in the current state plan by adjusting fees, rates, or charges for Physicians and Other Practitioners that includes diagnostic radiology services.

The proposed amendment is estimated to result in an aggregate savings of $7,276,798 for the remainder of federal fiscal year (FFY) 2017, consisting of $4,088,105 in federal funds and $3,188,693 in state general revenue. For FFY 2018, the estimated savings is $11,044,404, consisting of $6,282,057 in federal funds and $4,762,347 in state general revenue. For FFY 2019, the estimated savings is $11,263,716, consisting of $6,406,802 in federal funds and $4,856,914 in state general revenue.

Proposed rate adjustments for Physicians and Other Practitioners were calculated based on resource-based fee (RBF) methodology and selected access-based fee (ABF) methodologies, as appropriate.

Rural Outpatient Hospitals

The purpose of the amendment is to update the reimbursement methodology for Rural Outpatient Hospital Radiology to remove the add-on methodology.

The proposed amendment has no estimated fiscal impact.

Proposed rate adjustments for Rural Outpatient Hospitals were calculated based on a percentage of the Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS).

Further detail on specific rates and percentage changes is available on the HHSC Rate Analysis website under the proposed effective date at: http://legacy-hhsc.hhsc.state.tx.us/rad/rate-packets.shtml.

Rate Hearing. A rate hearing was held on December 15, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. in Austin, Texas, and information about the proposed rate changes (including methodology and justification) and the hearing can be found in the October 7, 2016, issue of the Texas Register at page 8128 at http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/index.shtml.

Copy of Proposed Amendments. Interested parties may obtain a free copy of the proposed amendments or additional information about the amendments by contacting Doneshia Ates, State Plan Coordinator, by mail at the Health and Human Services Commission, P.O. Box 13247, Mail Code H-600, Austin, TX 78711; by telephone at (512) 428-1963; by facsimile at (512) 730-7472; or by e-mail at Doneshia.Ates@hhsc.state.tx.us. Copies of the proposed amendments will be available for review at the local county offices of the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.

Written Comments. Written comments about the rate adjustments and/or requests to review comments may be sent by U.S. mail, overnight mail, special delivery mail, hand delivery, fax, or email:

U.S. Mail Texas Health and Human Services Commission Attention: Rate Analysis, Mail Code H-400 P.O. Box 149030 Austin, Texas 78714-9030

Overnight mail, special delivery mail, or hand delivery Texas Health and Human Services Commission Attention: Rate Analysis, Mail Code H-400 Brown-Heatly Building 4900 North Lamar Austin, Texas 78751 Phone number for package delivery: (512) 730-7401

Fax Attention: Rate Analysis at (512) 730-7475

Email RADAcuteCare@hhsc.state.tx.us

TRD-201700126

Karen Ray

Chief Counsel

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Filed: January 10, 2017


Department of State Health Services

Licensing Actions for Radioactive Materials (.pdf)

TRD-201700127

Lisa Hernandez

General Counsel

Department of State Health Services

Filed: January 10, 2017


Maximum Fees Allowed for Providing Health Care Information

The Texas Department of State Health Services licenses and regulates the operation of general and special hospitals in accordance with Chapter 241 of the Texas Health and Safety Code. In 1995, the Texas Legislature amended this law to address the release and confidentiality of health care information. In 2009, the Texas Legislature amended the statute again to change the definition of health care information and to add a category of fees for records provided on digital or other electronic media and delivered electronically.

In accordance with Health and Safety Code, §241.154(e), the fee effective as of October 2, 2016, for providing a patient's health care information has been increased by 0.1% from the 2015 rate to reflect the most recent changes to the consumer price index that measures the average changes in prices of goods and services purchased by urban wage earners and clerical workers as published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of Labor.

This information is provided only as a courtesy to licensed hospitals. Hospitals are responsible for verifying that fees for health care information are charged in accordance with Health and Safety Code, Chapters 241, 311, and 324.

The current fees relate to the following provisions of the Health and Safety Code, §241.154(b) - (d):

(b) Except as provided by subsection (d), the hospital or its agent may charge a reasonable fee for providing the health care information except payment information and is not required to permit the examination, copying, or release of the information requested until the fee is paid unless there is a medical emergency. The fee may not exceed the sum of:

(1) a basic retrieval or processing fee, which must include the fee for providing the first 10 pages of copies and which may not exceed $45.79; and

(A) a charge for each page of:

(i) $1.54 for the 11th through the 60th page of provided copies;

(ii) $.76 for the 61st through the 400th page of provided copies;

(iii) $.41 for any remaining pages of the provided copies; and

(B) the actual cost of mailing, shipping, or otherwise delivering the provided copies;

(2) if the requested records are stored on microform, a retrieval or processing fee, which must include the fee for providing the first 10 pages of the copies and which may not exceed $69.74; and

(A) $1.54 per page thereafter; and

(B) the actual cost of mailing, shipping, or otherwise delivering the provided copies; or

(3) if the requested records are provided on a digital or other electronic medium and the requesting party requests delivery in a digital or electronic medium, including electronic mail:

(A) a retrieval or processing fee, which may not exceed $82.95; and

(B) the actual cost of mailing, shipping, or otherwise delivering the provided copies.

(c) In addition, the hospital or its agent may charge a reasonable fee for:

(1) execution of an affidavit or certification of a document, not to exceed the charge authorized by Civil Practice and Remedies Code, §22.004; and

(2) written responses to a written set of questions, not to exceed $10.00 for a set.

(d) A hospital may not charge a fee for:

(1) providing health care information under subsection (b) to the extent the fee is prohibited under Health and Safety Code, Chapter 161, Subchapter M;

(2) a patient to examine the patient's own health care information;

(3) providing an itemized statement of billed services to a patient or third-party payer, except as provided under Health and Safety Code, §311.002(f); or

(4) health care information relating to treatment or hospitalization for which workers' compensation benefits are being sought, except to the extent permitted under Labor Code, Chapter 408.

The statutes referenced in this notice may be found on the Internet at:

Health and Safety Code, http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us?link=HS

Labor Code, http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us?link=LA

Civil Practice and Remedies Code, http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us?link=CP

Should you have questions, you may contact the Department of State Health Services, Facility Licensing Group, Mail Code 2835, P.O. Box 149347, Austin, Texas 78714-9347, telephone (512) 834-6648.

TRD-201700115

Lisa Hernandez

General Counsel

Department of State Health Services

Filed: January 10, 2017


Texas Department of Insurance

Correction of Error

On December 29, 2016, Commissioner Mattax signed an adoption order adopting amendments to 28 TAC §5.4603; new §§5.4601, 5.4604, 5.4608 - 5.4610, 5.4612, 5.4615, 5.4620 - 5.4623, 5.4625, 5.4626, 5.4640, and 5.4642; and the repeal of §§5.4601, 5.4602, 5.4604, and 5.4608, concerning implementation of HB 2439, 84th Legislature, Regular Session (2015). The department submitted this order on December 29, 2016, to the Office of the Secretary of State for publication in the January 13, 2017, issue of the Texas Register. However, the adoption order, as submitted, contained errors to §5.4603 that were discovered after submission.

In §5.4603(a), the year 2008 should be replaced with 2017. In §5.4603(c)(2) the word effective should be placed before the January 1, 2017, date and end with a period.

The text of §5.4603 should read as follows:

§5.4603. Windstorm Inspection Forms.

(a) Inspection Verification, Form WPI-2-BC-6. TDI adopts by reference the Inspection Verification, Form WPI-2-BC-6, effective January 1, 2017, for use in windstorm inspection.

(b) Application, inspection, and renewal forms. TDI will make available the following forms on its website:

(1) Qualified Inspector Appointment Application Form, Form AQI-1, effective January 1, 2017;

(2) Qualified Inspector Appointment Renewal Application Form, Form AQI-R, effective January 1, 2017;

(3) Application for Certificate of Compliance, Form WPI-1, effective January 1, 2017; and

(4) Application Form for Certificate of Compliance (WPI-8) for Completed Improvement, effective January 1, 2017.

(c) TDI inspection and certification forms. When appropriate, TDI will issue the following forms:

(1) Field Form, Form WPI-7, effective January 1, 2017; and

(2) Certificate of Compliance, Form WPI-8, effective January 1, 2017.

TRD-201700081

Norma Garcia

General Counsel

Texas Department of Insurance

Filed: January 6, 2017


Texas Lottery Commission

Scratch Ticket Game Number 1873 "Triple 777"

1.0 Name and Style of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The name of Scratch Ticket Game No. 1873 is "TRIPLE 777". The play style is "slots- straight line".

1.1 Price of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The price for Scratch Ticket Game No. 1873 shall be $2.00 per Scratch Ticket.

1.2 Definitions in Scratch Ticket Game No. 1873.

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: CHERRY SYMBOL, GOLD BAR SYMBOL, BANANA SYMBOL, DICE SYMBOL, CROWN SYMBOL, DIAMOND SYMBOL, SPADE SYMBOL, PINEAPPLE SYMBOL, BELL SYMBOL, SUN SYMBOL, ANCHOR SYMBOL, APPLE SYMBOL, STACK OF BILLS SYMBOL, HORSESHOE SYMBOL, PEAR SYMBOL, LEMON SYMBOL, BOLT SYMBOL, STRAWBERRY SYMBOL, SAFE SYMBOL, STAR SYMBOL, COIN SYMBOL, CLUB SYMBOL, POT OF GOLD SYMBOL, 4 LEAF CLOVER SYMBOL, WISHBONE SYMBOL, SEVEN SYMBOL, $2.00, $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, $30.00, $50.00, $100, $1,000 and $30,000.

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

Figure 1: GAME NO. 1873 - 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 (1873), a seven (7) digit Pack number, and a three (3) digit Scratch Ticket number. Scratch Ticket numbers start with 001 and end with 125 within each Pack. The format will be: 1873-0000001-001.

H. Pack - A Pack of the "TRIPLE 777" Scratch Ticket Game contains 125 Tickets, packed in plastic shrink-wrapping and fanfolded in pages of two (2). One Ticket will be folded over to expose a front and back of one Ticket on each Pack. All Packs will be tightly shrink-wrapped. There will be no breaks between the Tickets in a Pack.

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

J. Scratch Ticket Game, Scratch Ticket or Ticket - Texas Lottery "TRIPLE 777" Scratch Ticket Game No. 1873.

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 "TRIPLE 777" Scratch Ticket Game is determined once the latex on the Scratch Ticket is scratched off to expose 32 (thirty-two) Play Symbols. If a player reveals 3 (three) matching Play Symbols in the same SPIN, the player wins the PRIZE for that SPIN. If a player reveals a "7" Play Symbol in any SPIN, the player wins TRIPLE the PRIZE for that SPIN. 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 32 (thirty-two) 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 32 (thirty-two) 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 32 (thirty-two) Play Symbols must be exactly one of those described in Section 1.2.C of these Game Procedures;

17. Each of the 32 (thirty-two) Play Symbols on the Scratch Ticket must be printed in the Symbol font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; the Scratch Ticket Serial Numbers must be printed in the Serial font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; and the Pack-Scratch Ticket Number must be printed in the Pack-Scratch Ticket Number font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery;

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

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

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

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

Programmed Game Parameters.

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

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

C. On winning and Non-Winning Tickets, the top cash prizes of $30,000 and $1,000 will each appear at least once, except on Tickets winning seven (7) or eight (8) times.

D. A Ticket can win up to eight (8) times: once in each SPIN.

E. On all Tickets, non-winning Prize Symbols will all be different.

F. The play area consists of twenty-four (24) Play Symbols and eight (8) Prize Symbols.

G. There will never be three (3) matching Play Symbols in a vertical or diagonal line.

H. Consecutive Non-Winning Tickets within a Pack will not have matching SPINS. For instance if the first Ticket contains a Lemon Play Symbol, Banana Play Symbol and Bell Play Symbol in any SPIN, then the next Ticket may not contain a Lemon Play Symbol, Banana Play Symbol or Bell Play Symbol in any SPIN in any order.

I. Non-Winning Tickets will not have matching SPINS. For example if SPIN 1 is the Lemon Play Symbol, Banana Play Symbol and Bell Play Symbol, then SPIN 2 through SPIN 8 will not contain Lemon Play Symbol, Banana Play Symbol or Bell Play Symbol in any order.

J. Winning Tickets will contain three (3) matching Play Symbols in a horizontal SPIN or one (1) "7" (WINX3) Play Symbol and two (2) Play Symbols that do not match in a horizontal SPIN.

K. The "7" (WINX3) Play Symbol can only appear once in a SPIN.

L. The "7" (WINX3) Play Symbol will win triple the prize amount shown as dictated by the prize structure.

M. The "7" (WINX3) Play Symbol will only appear on SPINS winning a tripled prize.

N. On Tickets winning using the "7" (WINX3) Play Symbol, the non-winning Play Symbols in the same SPIN will not match.

2.3 Procedure for Claiming Prizes.

A. To claim a "TRIPLE 777" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $2.00, $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, $30.00, $50.00, $60.00, $100 or $120, 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, $60.00, $100 or $120 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 "TRIPLE 777" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $1,000 or $30,000, the claimant must sign the winning Scratch Ticket and present it at one of the Texas Lottery's Claim Centers. If the claim is validated by the Texas Lottery, payment will be made to the bearer of the validated winning Scratch Ticket for that prize upon presentation of proper identification. When paying a prize of $600 or more, the Texas Lottery shall file the appropriate income reporting form with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and shall withhold federal income tax at a rate set by the IRS if required. In the event that the claim is not validated by the Texas Lottery, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly.

C. As an alternative method of claiming a "TRIPLE 777" 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 "TRIPLE 777" 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 "TRIPLE 777" Scratch Ticket Game, the Texas Lottery shall deposit the amount of the prize in a custodial bank account, with an adult member of the minor's family or the minor's guardian serving as custodian for the minor.

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

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

3.0 Scratch Ticket Ownership.

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

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

4.0 Number and Value of Scratch Ticket Prizes. There will be approximately 7,200,000 Scratch Tickets in Scratch Ticket Game No. 1873. The approximate number and value of prizes in the game are as follows:

Figure 2: GAME NO. 1873 - 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. 1873 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. 1873, 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-201700120

Bob Biard

General Counsel

Texas Lottery Commission

Filed: January 10, 2017


Scratch Ticket Game Number 1876 "Mad Money"

1.0 Name and Style of Scratch Game.

A. The name of Scratch Ticket Game No. 1876 is "MAD MONEY". The play style is "key number match".

1.1 Price of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The price for Scratch Ticket Game No. 1876 shall be $1.00 per Scratch Ticket.

1.2 Definitions in Scratch Ticket Game No. 1876.

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

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

C. Play Symbol - The printed data under the latex on the front of the Scratch Ticket that is used to determine eligibility for a prize. Each Play Symbol is printed in Symbol font in black ink in positive except for dual-image games. The possible black Play Symbols are: 01, 02, 03 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, SAFE SYMBOL, $1.00, $2.00, $3.00, $5.00, $10.00, $50.00, $100 and $500.

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. 1876 - 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 (1876), a seven (7) digit Pack number, and a three (3) digit Scratch Ticket number. Scratch Ticket numbers start with 001 and end with 150 within each Pack. The format will be: 1876-0000001-001.

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

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

J. Scratch Ticket Game, Scratch Ticket or Ticket - Texas Lottery "MAD MONEY" Scratch Ticket Game No. 1876.

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 "MAD MONEY" Scratch Ticket Game is determined once the latex on the Scratch Ticket is scratched off to expose 12 (twelve) Play Symbols. If a player matches any of YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbols to either of the WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbols, the player wins the prize for that number. If the player reveals a "SAFE" Play Symbol, the player wins DOUBLE the prize for that symbol. No portion of the Display Printing nor any extraneous matter whatsoever shall be usable or playable as a part of the Scratch Ticket.

2.1 Scratch Ticket Validation Requirements.

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

1. Exactly 12 (twelve) 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 12 (twelve) 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 12 (twelve) Play Symbols must be exactly one of those described in Section 1.2.C of these Game Procedures;

17. Each of the 12 (twelve) Play Symbols on the Scratch Ticket must be printed in the Symbol font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; the Scratch Ticket Serial Numbers must be printed in the Serial font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; and the Pack-Scratch Ticket Number must be printed in the Pack-Scratch Ticket Number font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery;

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

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

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

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

Programmed Game Parameters.

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

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

C. A Ticket can win up to five (5) times.

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

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

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

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

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

I. The "SAFE" (WINX2) Play Symbol will never appear as a WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbol.

J. The "SAFE" (WINX2) Play Symbol will never appear on a Non-Winning Ticket.

K. The "SAFE" (WINX2) Play Symbol will never appear more than once on a Ticket.

2.3 Procedure for Claiming Prizes.

A. To claim a "MAD MONEY" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $1.00, $2.00, $3.00, $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, $50.00, $100 or $500, a claimant shall sign the back of the Scratch Ticket in the space designated on the Scratch Ticket and present the winning Scratch Ticket to any Texas Lottery Retailer. The Texas Lottery Retailer shall verify the claim and, if valid, and upon presentation of proper identification, if appropriate, make payment of the amount due the claimant and physically void the Scratch Ticket; provided that the Texas Lottery Retailer may, but is not required, to pay a $50.00, $100 or $500 Scratch Ticket Game. In the event the Texas Lottery Retailer cannot verify the claim, the Texas Lottery Retailer shall provide the claimant with a claim form and instruct the claimant on how to file a claim with the Texas Lottery. If the claim is validated by the Texas Lottery, a check shall be forwarded to the claimant in the amount due. In the event the claim is not validated, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly. A claimant may also claim any of the above prizes under the procedure described in Section 2.3.B and Section 2.3.C of these Game Procedures.

B. As an alternative method of claiming a "MAD MONEY" 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.

C. 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.

D. 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 "MAD MONEY" 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 "MAD MONEY" Scratch Ticket Game, the Texas Lottery shall deposit the amount of the prize in a custodial bank account, with an adult member of the minor's family or the minor's guardian serving as custodian for the minor.

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

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

3.0 Scratch Ticket Ownership.

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

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

4.0 Number and Value of Scratch Ticket Prizes. There will be approximately 9,000,000 Scratch Tickets in Scratch Ticket Game No. 1876. The approximate number and value of prizes in the game are as follows:

Figure 2: GAME NO. 1876 - 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. 1876 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. 1876, 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-201700129

Bob Biard

General Counsel

Texas Lottery Commission

Filed: January 10, 2017


Public Utility Commission of Texas

Deadlines for Comments on Draft Report

The staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) filed a draft report regarding electric utility distribution spending and reliability of investor-owned utilities who provide distribution level service in Texas on Monday, January 9, 2017, under Project No. 46735 in Central Records. Commission staff invites comments on the draft report. Initial comments may be submitted by Monday, February 13, 2017, and reply comments may be submitted by Monday, February 27, 2017, to the Filing Clerk, Public Utility Commission of Texas, 1701 North Congress Avenue, P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326. Sixteen copies of the comments and reply comments must be filed. Comments should reference Project No. 46735 and be organized in a manner consistent with the organization of the draft report. These comments will be useful in finalizing the report.

Questions concerning the draft report or this notice should be referred to Constance McDaniel Wyman, Director of Engineering, Infrastructure and Reliability Division, (512) 936-7322. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may contact the commission through Relay Texas by dialing 7-1-1.

TRD-201700084

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: January 6, 2017


Major Consulting Services Contracts

RFP No. 473-17-00002, Project No. 46302

Contract No. 473-17-00002 for an evaluation, measurement and verification contract.

Consultant:

Tetra Tech MA, Inc

700 N. St. Mary's Street

Suite 300

San Antonio, Texas 78205

Contract No. 473-17-00002 expires December 31, 2021

Compensation: $7,190,586.00

Reports provided to PUCT on a monthly basis.

TRD-201700065

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: January 5, 2017


Notice of Application for Service Area Exception

Notice is given to the public of the filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas of an application on January 3, 2017, to amend a certificate of convenience and necessity for a service area exception within Hidalgo, Texas.

Docket Style and Number: Application of Magic Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc. for an Amendment to a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity for Service Area Boundary Changes in Hidalgo County. Docket Number 46720.

The Application: Magic Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc. filed an application for a service area boundary exception to allow Magic Valley to provide service to a specific customer located within the certificated service area of AEP Texas Central Company. AEP has provided an affidavit of relinquishment for the proposed change.

Persons wishing to comment on the action sought or intervene should contact the Public Utility Commission of Texas no later than January 27, 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 46720.

TRD-201700066

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: January 5, 2017


Notice of Application for Service Area Exception

Notice is given to the public of the filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) of an application on January 9, 2017, to amend a certificate of convenience and necessity for a service area exception within Lamb County.

Docket Style and Number: Application of Bailey County Electric Cooperative Association, Lamb County Electric Cooperative, Inc. and Southwestern Public Service Company for an Amendment to a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity for a Service Area Exception in Lamb County. Docket Number 46740.

The Application: Bailey County Electric Cooperative Association (BCEC), Lamb County Electric Cooperative, Inc. (LCEC), and Southwestern Public Service Company (SPS) filed an application for a service area boundary exception to allow BCEC to provide service to a specific customer located within an undefined service area adjacent to the certificated areas of SPS, LCEC, and BCEC.

Persons wishing to comment on the action sought or intervene should contact the commission no later than January 27, 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 46740.

TRD-201700132

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: January 10, 2017


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

Notice is given to the public of the filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) of an application to amend a water certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) in McLennan and Bosque Counties.

Docket Style and Number: Application of Cross Country Water Supply Corporation to Amend a Water Certificate of Convenience and Necessity in McLennan and Bosque Counties, Docket Number 46712.

The Application: Cross Country Water Supply Corporation filed an application to amend its water certificate of convenience No. 11286 in McLennan and Bosque Counties. The total area being requested includes approximately 2,406 acres and 1,151 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 46712.

TRD-201700064

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: January 5, 2017


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

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

Docket Style and Number: Application of City of Haslet to Amend a Water Certificate of Convenience and Necessity and Decertify a Portion of City of Fort Worth's Service Area In Tarrant County, Docket Number 46719.

The Application: On January 3, 2017, the City of Haslet requested an amendment to its water certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) No. 12856 and to decertify a portion of the City of Fort Worth's service area in Tarrant County. Haslet seeks to add approximately 168 acres of service area with zero current customers. The requested service area will be developed as single family residential and incorporated into the City of Haslet.

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 46719.

TRD-201700067

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: January 5, 2017


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

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

Docket Style and Number: Application of T & W Water Service Company to Amend a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity in Liberty County, Docket Number 46743.

The Application: T & W Water Service Company filed an application to amend its water certificate of convenience No. 12892 in Liberty County. The total new service area being requested includes approximately 1,365 acres and no current customers.

Persons wishing to intervene or comment on the action sought should contact the commission by mail at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll-free at (888) 782-8477. A deadline for intervention in this proceeding will be established. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission through Relay Texas by dialing 7-1-1. All comments should reference Docket Number 46743.

TRD-201700130

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: January 10, 2017


Notice of Application Under Section 56.023 of the Public Utility Regulatory Act

Notice is given to the public of an application filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas on December 27, 2016, seeking a determination of financial need for continued support from the Small and Rural Incumbent Local Exchange Company Universal Service Plan.

Docket Style and Number: Petition of Texas Windstream, LLC d/b/a Windstream Communications Under Section 56.023 of the Public Utility Regulatory Act, Docket Number 46697.

The Application: Texas Windstream, LLC d/b/a Windstream Communications (Texas Windstream) filed with the Commission a request for a determination of Texas Windstream's financial need for continuing support from the Small and Rural Incumbent Local Exchange Company Universal Service Plan (SRILEC USP), and the establishment of monthly per-line SRILEC USP support amounts in the exchanges with a financial need for continued support. Under 16 Texas Administrative Code §26.405(f) (TAC) recipients from the SRILEC USP may petition the Commission to initiate a contested case proceeding to determine the company's eligibility to receive continued support under the SRILEC USP. Texas Windstream provides basic local telecommunications services to 30 exchanges in Texas. Texas Windstream asserts that a financial need for continued SRILEC USP support exists in all 30 of its currently supported exchanges.

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 as soon as possible as a deadline to intervene 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 46697.

TRD-201700060

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: January 5, 2017


Notice of Application Under Section 56.023 of the Public Utility Regulatory Act

Notice is given to the public of an application filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas on December 27, 2016, seeking a determination of financial need for continued support from the Small and Rural Incumbent Local Exchange Company Universal Service Plan.

Docket Style and Number: Petition of Windstream Communications Kerrville, LLC d/b/a Windstream Communications Under Section 56.023 of the Public Utility Regulatory Act, Docket Number 46698.

The Application: Windstream Communications Kerrville, LLC dba Windstream Communications (Windstream Kerrville) filed with the Commission a request for a determination of Windstream Kerrville's financial need for continuing support from the Small and Rural Incumbent Local Exchange Company Universal Service Plan (SRILEC USP), and the establishment of monthly per-line SRILEC USP support amounts in the exchanges with a financial need for continued support. Under 16 Texas Administrative Code §26.405(f) (TAC) recipients from the SRILEC USP may petition the Commission to initiate a contested case proceeding to determine the company's eligibility to receive continued support under the SRILEC USP. Windstream Kerrville provides basic local telecommunications services to two exchanges in Texas. Windstream Kerrville asserts a financial need for continued SRILEC USP support exists in both the Kerrville and Harper exchanges.

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 as soon as possible as a deadline to intervene 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 46698.

TRD-201700061

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: January 5, 2017


Notice of Application Under Section 56.023 of the Public Utility Regulatory Act

Notice is given to the public of an application filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas on December 27, 2016, seeking a determination of financial need for continued support from the Small and Rural Incumbent Local Exchange Company Universal Service Plan.

Docket Style and Number: Petition of Consolidated Communications of Texas Company and Consolidated Communications of Fort Bend Company Under Section 56.023 of the Public Utility Regulatory Act, Docket Number 46699.

The Application: Consolidated Communications of Texas Company and Consolidated Communications of Fort Bend Company (Consolidated) filed with the Commission a request for a determination of Consolidated's financial need for continuing support from the Small and Rural Incumbent Local Exchange Company Universal Service Plan (SRILEC USP), and the establishment of monthly per-line SRILEC USP support amounts in the exchanges with a financial need for continued support. Under 16 Texas Administrative Code §26.405(f) (TAC) recipients from the SRILEC USP may petition the Commission to initiate a contested case proceeding to determine the company's eligibility to receive continued support under the SRILEC USP.

Consolidated Communications of Texas Company provides basic local telecommunications services to 16 exchanges in Texas. Consolidated Communications of Fort Bend Company provides basic local telecommunications services to 5 exchanges in Texas. Consolidated asserts that a financial need for continued SRILEC USP support exists in all but one of its currently supported exchanges.

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 as soon as possible as a deadline to intervene 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 46699.

TRD-201700062

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: January 5, 2017


Notice of Application Under Section 56.023 of the Public Utility Regulatory Act

Notice is given to the public of an application filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas on December 27, 2016, seeking a determination of financial need for continued support from the Small and Rural Incumbent Local Exchange Company Universal Service Plan.

Docket Style and Number: Petition of Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc. Under Section 56.023 of the Public Utility Regulatory Act, Docket Number 46700.

The Application: Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (GVTC) filed with the Commission a request for a determination of GVTC's financial need for continuing support from the Small and Rural Incumbent Local Exchange Company Universal Service Plan (SRILEC USP), and the establishment of monthly per-line SRILEC USP support amounts in the exchanges with a financial need for continued support. Under 16 Texas Administrative Code §26.405(f) (TAC) recipients from the SRILEC USP may petition the Commission to initiate a contested case proceeding to determine the company's eligibility to receive continued support under the SRILEC USP. GVTC provides basic local telecommunications services to 15 exchanges in Texas. GVTC asserts that a financial need for continued SRILEC USP support exists in all but 3 of its currently supported exchanges.

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 as soon as possible as a deadline to intervene 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 46700.

TRD-201700063

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: January 5, 2017


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

Notice is given to the public of the January 4, 2017, filing of a petition to amend a certificate of convenience and necessity by expedited release in Williamson County.

Docket Style and Number: Petition CAC Georgetown Estates, L.P. to Amend Jonah Special Utility District's Water Certificate of Convenience and Necessity in Williamson County by Expedited Release, Docket No. 46723.

The Petition: CAC Georgetown Estates, L.P. seeks the expedited release of a 15.31-acre portion of a larger 71.3-acre tract from Jonah Special Utility District's water certificate of convenience and necessity 10970 in Williamson County 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 6, 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 No. 46723.

TRD-201700110

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: January 9, 2017


Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order

Notice is given to the public of a petition for a declaratory order filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) on January 6, 2017.

Docket Style and Number: Petition of Murphy Oil Corporation for Declaratory Order Regarding Service to the Murphy Oil Eagle Ford Leasehold Area, Docket Number 46734.

The Petition: Murphy Oil Corporation filed a petition for a declaratory order, requesting that AEP Texas Central Company provide service to its production area (field). Murphy is seeking a declaration that (1) the field is a single consuming facility, (2) because the field straddles the service areas of AEP and Rio Grande Electric Cooperative, Inc., Murphy Oil can choose either AEP or Rio Grande as the retail electric utility service provider for the field, and (3) given that Murphy Oil has chosen AEP, AEP has both the right and obligation to provide such service under Public Utility Regulatory Act §37.151.

Persons who wish to comment upon 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. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission through Relay Texas by dialing 7-1-1. All correspondence should refer to Docket Number 46734.

TRD-201700131

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: January 10, 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 by partial decertification.

Docket Style and Number: Petition of Grand Oaks Partners, L.L.C. to Decertify a Portion of Consumers Water Inc.'s Certificate of Convenience and Necessity in Montgomery County, Docket Number 46731.

The Application: Grand Oaks Partners, L.L.C. filed a petition to decertify a portion of Consumers Water, Inc.'s (Consumers) water certificate of convenience No. 10347 in Montgomery County. Approximately 5.29 acres would be removed from Consumers' certificated water service area. Consumers has consented to the decertification.

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 46731.

TRD-201700109

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: January 9, 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 H-M-W Special Utility District to Amend a Water Certificate of Convenience and Necessity in Montgomery County, Docket Number 46727.

The Application: H-M-W Special Utility District filed a petition to amend water certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) No. 10342 and to decertify a portion of CCN No. 10342 in Montgomery County.

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 46727.

TRD-201700111

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: January 9, 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 H-M-W Special Utility District to Amend a Water Certificate of Convenience and Necessity in Harris County, Docket Number 46728.

The Application: H-M-W Special Utility District filed a petition to amend water certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) No. 10342 and to decertify a portion of CCN No. 10342 in Harris County.

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 46728.

TRD-201700112

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: January 9, 2017


Request for Comments on Staff Strawman Simplified Class B Water and Sewer Rate Filing Package Form

Public Utility Commission (commission) Staff are drafting a simplified rate filing package form for small to mid sized Class B and C water and sewer utilities. A strawman with a draft of the proposed form will be filed in Central Records under Project No. 45757 no later than Monday, January 23, 2017, for review by interested parties.

This strawman is offered for public review and comment. The commission requests comments generally on the costs and benefits of the draft proposed form, and may also include a list of specific questions with the draft proposed form. Interested parties are invited to submit written comments on the draft proposed form that will be filed in Central Records under Project No. 45757 by filing 16 copies of such comments with Central Records no later than 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2017. All comments should reference Project No. 45757 and should be limited to 20 pages.

Questions concerning this project or this notice should be referred to Kennedy Meier, Legal Division, at Kennedy.Meier@puc.texas.gov or (512) 936-7265. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may contact the commission through Relay Texas by dialing 7-1-1.

TRD-201700128

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: January 10, 2017


Teacher Retirement System of Texas

Notice of Contract Award

The Teacher Retirement System of Texas announces the award of contract number K201700149 to Susan G. Alexander, 4301 Balcones Drive, Austin, Texas 78731 for consulting services related to providing timely responses to legislative requests and inquiries concerning fiscal notes, drafts of proposed legislation, and the interpretation of bills. The total amount of the contract is $37,500. The term of the contract is January 5, 2017, through May 31, 2017.

TRD-201700123

Brian Guthrie

Executive Director

Teacher Retirement System of Texas

Filed: January 10, 2017


Notice of Contract Award

The Teacher Retirement System of Texas has awarded K201700139 to The Perryman Group, 510 N. Valley Mills Drive, Suite 300, Waco, Texas 76710, for an economic impact study. The Perryman Group will analyze, evaluate, and advise TRS as to the economic consequences of the benefits paid by TRS to Texas residents. The total amount of the contract is $44,800. The term of the contract is December 22, 2016, through December 31, 2016, by when the study the consultant is required to present is due.

TRD-201700124

Brian Guthrie

Executive Director

Teacher Retirement System of Texas

Filed: January 10, 2017


Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley Board

Notice of Release of Request for Quotes

On January 6, 2017, the Brazos Valley Council of Governments (BVCOG) and Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley Board (WSBVB) will release a Request for Quote (RFQ) for Community Health Worker El Civics Career Pathway Training; and/or Small Business Entrepreneur El Civics Career Pathway Training; and/or Texas Dept. of Health Food Handlers & Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission Seller/Server El Civics Career Pathway Training services. One or more trainers are needed to provide training on these three occupations in the Brazos Valley (Brazos, Washington, Robertson, Burleson, Madison, Leon and Grimes counties). The training will be done in conjunction with adult education classes with contextualized curriculum provided by Region 6 ESC a subcontractor of BVCOG/WSBVB. Training is expected to take place between February 2017 and June 30, 2017, at the Center for Regional Services, 3991 East 29th Street, Bryan, Texas. Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley Board will receive responses to the RFQ until 4:00 p.m. January 26, 2017. No responses will be accepted after this deadline. Potential respondents may view and print the RFQ from the web on www.bvjobs.org under Board. Questions may be submitted to Sharon Maass at Sharon.maass@bvcog.org until January 17, 2017. All answers will be posted on www.bvjobs.org by January 19, 2017. The contact person for this RFQ is Sharon Maass, sharon.maass@bvcog.org (979) 595-2801 X 2276.

A proud partner of the American Job Center network.

Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal opportunity employment programs. Auxiliary aids available upon request. Texas Relay (800) 735-2989 TDD, (800) 735-2988 Voice.

TRD-201700070

Patricia Buck

Program Manager

Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley Board

Filed: January 6, 2017