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Comptroller of Public Accounts

Notice to Persons Interested in Energy Efficiency Building Codes for Non-Single Family Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Construction

Pursuant to 34 TAC §19.52, this notice is provided to interested persons that the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) is accepting written comments on the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code, promulgated by the International Code Council and published August 2017, for all commercial and industrial construction and in residential construction other than single-family residential construction.

To achieve energy conservation in all commercial and industrial construction and in residential construction other than single-family residential construction, Texas Health and Safety Code, §388.003(b), adopted the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) as it existed on May 1, 2001, as the energy code for use in this state for all such construction. Effective November 1, 2016, SECO adopted the IECC as it existed on May 1, 2015, as the energy code for all commercial and industrial construction and in residential construction other than single-family residential construction, pursuant to authority previously set forth under Texas Health and Safety Code, §388.003(b-1) (repealed by Acts 2015, 84th Legislature, Chapter 541, Section 2(1), effective June 16, 2015), which allowed SECO to adopt the latest published edition of the IECC if SECO determined, based on written recommendations submitted by the Energy Systems Laboratory at the Texas Engineering Experiment Station of The Texas A&M University System ("Laboratory"), that doing so would result in residential or commercial energy efficiency or air quality equivalent to or better than that achievable under the 2001 IECC.

Texas Health and Safety Code, §388.003(b), currently authorizes SECO to adopt the latest published edition of the IECC based on written findings from the Laboratory regarding the stringency of that edition. In accordance with current law, SECO expects to receive written findings from the Laboratory regarding the stringency of the 2018 IECC (i.e., the latest published edition of the code), and may consider adopting the latest edition by rule and substituting it for the 2015 edition on the basis of those findings at a future date. Texas Health and Safety Code, §388.003(b-3), requires the Laboratory, in developing its findings, to consider written comments of interested parties that have been submitted to SECO within 30 days of the publication of this notice.

Comments on the 2018 IECC are encouraged from any persons interested in energy efficiency building codes for non-single family residential, commercial, and industrial construction, including without limitation: commercial and residential builders; architects and engineers; municipal, county, and other local government authorities; environmental groups; and manufacturers of building materials and products. Copies of the 2015 IECC as well as the 2018 IECC are available for purchase through International Code Council website http://shop.iccsafe.org/codes/2018-international-codes-and-references/2018-international-energy-conservation-code.html. Also, copies of these codes are available for viewing during regular business hours at the SECO office located at the Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) State Office Building, 111 E. 17th Street, Suite 314, Austin, Texas 78774. Written comments may be submitted in person at the SECO office, electronically through the SECO's electronic mail address, 2018CodeComments@cpa.texas.gov, or through the United States Postal Service at the State Energy Conservation Office, Comptroller of Public Accounts, P.O. Box 13528, Austin, Texas 78711-3528.

All written comments submitted no later than 30 days following the publication date of this notice will be forwarded to the Laboratory by SECO.

TRD-201705292

Lita Gonzalez

General Counsel

Comptroller of Public Accounts

Filed: December 20, 2017


Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities

Request for Proposals: Leadership and Advocacy Training by Local Self-Advocacy Organizations

The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD) announces the availability of funds for one local self-advocacy organization to provide leadership and advocacy training to individuals with disabilities, students with development disabilities, individuals living in institutions, family members of people with disabilities, and other interested community members who do not fall into any of these categories.

This Request for Proposals (RFP) applicants are limited to local self-advocacy groups and organizations. The self-advocates will take the lead and conduct the training.

TCDD has approved funding up to $75,000 per year, for one project, for up to five years. Additional funding may be made available to provide reasonable accommodations to key project leadership staff who have a developmental disability. Additional funding must be based on level of need and justifications should be provided in the submitted proposal.

Funds available for these projects are provided to TCDD by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, pursuant to the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act. Funding for the project is dependent on the results of a review process established by TCDD and on the availability of funds. Non-federal matching funds of at least 10% of the total project costs are required for projects in federally designated poverty areas. Non-federal matching funds of at least 25% of total project costs are required for projects in other areas.

Additional information concerning this RFP may be obtained at www.DDSuite.org. More information about TCDD may be obtained through TCDD's website at www.tcdd.texas.gov/. All questions pertaining to this RFP should be directed in writing to Danny Fikac, Planning Specialist, via email at Danny.Fikac@tcdd.texas.gov. Mr. Fikac may also be reached by telephone at (512) 437-5415.

Deadline: Proposals must be submitted through www.DDSuite.org by March 16, 2018. Proposals will not be accepted after the due date.

TRD-201705323

Beth Stalvey

Executive Director

Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities

Filed: December 21, 2017


Request for Proposals: TCDD Public Policy Fellows

The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD) announces the availability of funds for one organization to hire a TCDD Policy Fellow and support the Fellow to develop a deep understanding of policy affecting people with developmental disabilities.

The purpose of offering funding for the project described in this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to increase the number of policy professionals in Texas who have the requisite skills, knowledge and experience to engage in policy activities so that people with developmental disabilities have greater control over their own lives.

TCDD has approved funding up to $67,500 for one organization, per year, for up to two years.

Funds available for these projects are provided to TCDD by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, pursuant to the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act. Funding for the project is dependent on the results of a review process established by TCDD and on the availability of funds. Non-federal matching funds of at least 10% of the total project costs are required for projects in federally designated poverty areas. Non-federal matching funds of at least 25% of total project costs are required for projects in other areas.

Additional information concerning this RFP may be obtained at www.DDSuite.org. More information about TCDD may be obtained through TCDD's website at www.tcdd.texas.gov/. All questions pertaining to this RFP should be directed in writing to Danny Fikac, Planning Specialist, via email at Danny.Fikac@tcdd.texas.gov. Mr. Fikac may also be reached by telephone at (512) 437-5415.

Deadline: Proposals must be submitted through www.DDSuite.org by March 16, 2018. Proposals will not be accepted after the due date.

TRD-201705320

Beth Stalvey

Executive Director

Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities

Filed: December 21, 2017


Commission on State Emergency Communications

Public Notice of Workshop Next Generation 9-1-1

Staff of the Commission on State Emergency Communications ("CSEC") will conduct a workshop regarding Next Generation 9-1-1 ("NG9-1-1"). The focus of the workshop will be to provide information to CSEC Commissioners regarding implementation of NG9-1-1. The workshop will not be a "meeting" as defined in the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code §551.001(4).

The public, including Texas 9-1-1 Entities, 9-1-1 associations, service providers, vendors, and interested persons are invited to attend, and may offer comments or statements.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the Hilton Austin Airport, 9515 Hotel Drive, Room Bergstrom A, Austin, Texas 78719. The workshop will not be livestreamed or broadcast, but will be recorded and posted to CSEC's website.

For additional information, including an agenda (which will be posted at least five days before the workshop), please go to CSEC's What's New at CSEC webpage http://www.csec.texas.gov/. Additional information on NG9-1-1 can be found at https://www.csec.texas.gov/s/next-generation-9-1-1?language=en_US.

Staff requests that written comments be submitted to Robert Gonzalez at robert.gonzalez@csec.texas.gov, or by mail to CSEC at 333 Guadalupe Street, Suite 2-212, Austin, Texas 78701-3942, or by fax to (512) 305-6937. Please reference "CSEC NG9-1-1 Workshop" in the subject line.

Questions concerning the workshop or this notice should be directed to Sally Jo Hahn at sallyjo.hahn@csec.texas.gov or (512) 305-6926.

TRD-201705291

Patrick Tyler

General Counsel

Commission on State Emergency Communications

Filed: December 20, 2017


Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Agreed Orders

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ 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 5, 2018. TWC, §7.075 also requires that the commission promptly consider any written comments received and that the commission may withdraw or withhold approval of an AO if a comment discloses facts or considerations that indicate that consent is inappropriate, improper, inadequate, or inconsistent with the requirements of the statutes and rules within the commission's jurisdiction or the commission's orders and permits issued in accordance with the commission's regulatory authority. Additional notice of changes to a proposed AO is not required to be published if those changes are made in response to written comments.

A copy of each proposed AO is available for public inspection at both the commission's central office, located at 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building C, 1st Floor, Austin, Texas 78753, (512) 239-2545 and at the applicable regional office listed as follows. Written comments about an AO should be sent to the enforcement coordinator designated for each AO at the commission's central office at P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087 and must be received by 5:00 p.m. on February 5, 2018. Written comments may also be sent by facsimile machine to the enforcement coordinator at (512) 239-2550. The commission's enforcement coordinators are available to discuss the AOs and/or the comment procedure at the listed phone numbers; however, TWC, §7.075 provides that comments on the AOs shall be submitted to the commission in writing.

(1) COMPANY: Aga traders Incorporated dba Pic Kwik Food Mart; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-1284-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101771723; LOCATION: Universal City, 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: $3,375; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Melissa Castro, (512) 239-0855; REGIONAL OFFICE: 14250 Judson Road, San Antonio, Texas 78233-4480, (210) 490-3096.

(2) COMPANY: CARNES INTERESTS, INCORPORATED; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-1274-WQ-E; IDENTIFIER: RN109239020; LOCATION: College Station, Brazos County; TYPE OF FACILITY: residential construction site; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §281.25(a)(4) and 40 Code of Federal Regulations §122.26(c), by failing to obtain authorization to discharge stormwater associated with construction activities under Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit Number TXR150000; PENALTY: $2,500; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Caleb Olson, (512) 239-2541; REGIONAL OFFICE: 6801 Sanger Avenue, Suite 2500, Waco, Texas 76710-7826, (254) 751-0335.

(3) COMPANY: City of Alvord; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0924-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102476272; LOCATION: Alvord, Wise County; TYPE OF FACILITY: wastewater treatment facility; RULES VIOLATED: TWC, §26.121(a)(1), 30 TAC §305.125(1), and Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Number WQ0014339001, Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements Number 1, by failing to comply with permitted effluent limitations; PENALTY: $11,500; Supplemental Environmental Project offset amount of $11,500; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Caleb Olson, (512) 239-4935; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(4) COMPANY: City of Anahuac and Trinity Bay Conservation District; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0786-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102179652; LOCATION: Anahuac, Chambers County; TYPE OF FACILITY: wastewater treatment facility; RULES VIOLATED: TWC, §26.121(a)(1), 30 TAC §305.125(1), and Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Number WQ0010396001, Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements Numbers 1, 2, and 6, by failing to comply with permitted effluent limitations; PENALTY: $7,500; Supplemental Environmental Project offset amount of $6,000; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Caleb Olson, (512) 239-2541; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(5) COMPANY: City of Beeville; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0447-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101614089; LOCATION: Beeville, Bee 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 WQ0010124002, Permit Conditions Number 2.g., by failing to prevent an unauthorized discharge of wastewater resulting in a documented serious impact to the environment; 30 TAC §305.125(1) and (9)(A) and §327.32(b), and TPDES Permit Number WQ0010124002, Monitoring and Reporting Requirements Numbers 7.a. and 7.b.i., by failing to notify the TCEQ of any noncompliance which may endanger human health or safety, or the environment, within 24 hours of becoming aware of any noncompliance, orally or by facsimile transmission; and submit written notification within five working days of becoming aware of any noncompliance; 30 TAC §305.125(1) and (5) and TPDES Permit Number WQ0010124002, 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; and TWC, §26.121(a)(1), 30 TAC §305.125(1), and TPDES Permit Number WQ0010124002, Interim Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements Number 1, by failing to comply with permitted effluent limitations; PENALTY: $24,250; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Alejandro Laje, (512) 239-2547; REGIONAL OFFICE: 6300 Ocean Drive, Suite 1200, Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5839, (361) 825-3100.

(6) COMPANY: City of Sabinal; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-1005-MLM-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102143328; LOCATION: Sabinal, Uvalde County; TYPE OF FACILITY: type IV landfill; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §330.121(a) and §330.125(a) and (b), and Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Permit Number 630, Part IV, Site Operating Plan (SOP) Section 1, by failing to maintain a copy of the permit which includes an approved site development plan, final closure plan, the post-closure maintenance plan, the landfill gas management plan, and any other documents that are part of the site Operating Record and make them available for review at the facility; 30 TAC §330.15(a), by failing to cause, suffer, allow, or permit the unauthorized disposal of MSW; 30 TAC §281.25(a)(4) and 40 Code of Federal Regulations §122.26(a)(1)(ii), by failing to obtain authorization to discharge stormwater associated with industrial activities under the Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit Number TXR050000; 30 TAC §330.137 and MSW Permit Number 630, Part IV, SOP Section 12, by failing to display all required information on a site sign at the facility entrance; 30 TAC §330.143(a) and MSW Permit Number 630, Part IV, SOP Section 15, by failing to maintain the visibility of all required landfill markers and the benchmark; 30 TAC §330.159 and MSW Permit Number 630, Part IV, Landfill Gas Management Plan (LGMP), Section 4.0 Landfill Gas Monitoring and SOP Section 23, by failing to monitor landfill gases on a quarterly basis, as required by the LGMP; and 30 TAC §30.213(a), by failing to employ at least one licensed individual who supervises or manages the operations of a MSW facility; PENALTY: $10,975; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Huan Nguyen, (512) 239-1661; REGIONAL OFFICE: 14250 Judson Road, San Antonio, Texas 78233-4480, (210) 490-3096.

(7) COMPANY: Derichebourg Recycling USA, Incorporated; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-1197-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN104772967; LOCATION: Houston, Harris County; TYPE OF FACILITY: metal recycling plant; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §106.4(c) and §106.261(a)(5), Permit By Rules Registration Number 82937, and Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC), §382.085(b), by failing to prevent an excess opacity event; 30 TAC §101.201(e) and THSC, §382.085(b), by failing to submit an initial notification for Incident Number 221550 within 24 hours after discovery of the excess opacity event; and 30 TAC §101.24 and §205.6 and TWC, §5.702, by failing to pay the General Permits Stormwater Fee and/or associated late fees for TCEQ Financial Administration Account Numbers 20040287 and 20043997, and the Air Inspection Fee and/or associated late fees for TCEQ Financial Administration Account Number 21508698 for Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017; PENALTY: $1,500; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Raime Hayes-Falero, (713) 767-3567; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(8) COMPANY: ERICKSDAHL WATER SUPPLY CORPORATION; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-1399-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101438877; LOCATION: Stamford, Jones County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.115(f)(1) and Texas Health and Safety Code, §341.0315(c), by failing to comply with the maximum contaminant level of 0.080 milligrams per liter for total trihalomethanes, based on the locational running annual average; and 30 TAC §290.122(c)(2)(A) and (f), by failing to provide public notification and submit a copy of the public notification to the executive director regarding the failure to conduct repeat coliform monitoring; PENALTY: $490; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Ross Luedtke, (512) 239-3157; REGIONAL OFFICE: 1977 Industrial Boulevard, Abilene, Texas 79602-7833, (325) 698-9674.

(9) COMPANY: ExxonMobil Oil Corporation; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1967-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100542844; LOCATION: Beaumont, Jefferson County; TYPE OF FACILITY: petrochemical manufacturing; 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), New Source Review Permit Numbers 83702, PSDTX843M1, PSDTX860M1, and PAL15, Special Conditions Number 1, and Federal Operation Permit Number O2292, Special Terms and Conditions Number 25, by failing to prevent unauthorized emissions; PENALTY: $6,525; Supplemental Environmental Project offset amount of $2,610; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Shelby Orme, (512) 239-4967; REGIONAL OFFICE: 3870 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77703-1830, (409) 898-3838.

(10) COMPANY: GIRL SCOUTS OF TEXAS OKLAHOMA PLAINS, INCORPORATED; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0999-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101197663; LOCATION: near Amarillo, Potter County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.46(f)(4) and §290.106(e), by failing to report the results of nitrate sampling to the executive director (ED); 30 TAC §290.46(f)(4) and §290.118(e), by failing to report the results of secondary constituent sampling to the ED; 30 TAC §290.122(c)(2)(A) and (f), by failing to issue public notification and submit a copy of the public notification to the ED regarding the failure to collect a routine distribution water sample for coliform analysis; and 30 TAC §290.51(a)(6) and TWC, §5.702, by failing to pay annual Public Health Service fees and/or any associated late fees for TCEQ Financial Administration Account Number 91880011; PENALTY: $385; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Jason Fraley, (512) 239-2552; REGIONAL OFFICE: 3918 Canyon Drive, Amarillo, Texas 79109-4933, (806) 353-9251.

(11) COMPANY: GULF STATES TOYOTA, INCORPORATED; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0883-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101436764; LOCATION: San Felipe, Austin County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §§290.46(f)(4), 290.115(e), and 290.122(c)(2)(A) and (f), by failing to provide the results of the Stage 2 Disinfection Byproducts (DBP2) sampling to the executive director (ED) for the January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2016, monitoring period, and failing to issue public notification and submit a copy of the public notification to the ED regarding the failure to provide results of the DBP2 sampling for the January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2016, monitoring period; 30 TAC §290.109(d)(4)(B) (formerly 30 TAC §290.109(c)(4)(B)) and §290.122(c)(2)(A) and (f), by failing to collect one raw groundwater source Escherichia coli (E coli) sample from the facility's three active sources within 24 hours of notification of a distribution total coliform-positive result during the month of September 2014, and failing to issue public notification and submit a copy of the public notification to the ED regarding the failure to collect a raw groundwater source E coli sample during the month of September 2014; 30 TAC §290.117(c)(2)(C), (h), and (i)(1) and §290.122(c)(2)(A) and (f), by failing to collect lead and copper tap samples at the required five sample sites, have the samples analyzed, and report the results to the ED for the January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2015, monitoring period, and failing to issue public notification and submit a copy of the public notification to the ED regarding the failure to collect lead and copper tap samples for the January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2015, monitoring period; 30 TAC §290.117(c)(2)(B), (h), and (i)(1) and §290.122(c)(2)(A) and (f), by failing to collect lead and copper tap samples at the required five sample sites, have the samples analyzed, and report the results to the ED for the January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016, monitoring period, and failing to issue public notification and submit a copy of the public notification to the ED regarding the failure to collect lead and copper tap samples for the January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016, monitoring period; and 30 TAC §290.122(c)(2)(A) and (f), by failing to issue public notification and submit a copy of the public notification to the ED regarding the failure to conduct increased coliform monitoring during the month of October 2014; PENALTY: $1,003; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Sarah Kim, (512) 239-4728; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(12) COMPANY: Lonestar Operating, LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0995-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN108934472; LOCATION: Fowlerton, La Salle County; TYPE OF FACILITY: oil and gas production plant; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §122.143(4) and §122.146(2), Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.085(b), and Federal Operating Permit Number O3864, General Terms and Conditions, by failing to submit a permit compliance certification within 30 days after the end of the certification period; PENALTY: $2,438; Supplemental Environmental Project offset amount of $975; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Robyn Babyak, (512) 239-1853; REGIONAL OFFICE: 707 East Calton Road, Suite 304, Laredo, Texas 78041-3887, (956) 791-6611.

(13) COMPANY: MA FOOD MART, INCORPORATED dba Matlock Corner Store; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1252-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101533529; LOCATION: Arlington, Tarrant County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §37.815(a) and (b), by failing to demonstrate acceptable financial assurance for taking corrective action and for compensating third parties for bodily injury and property damage caused by accidental releases arising from the operation of petroleum underground storage tanks (USTs); 30 TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A) and TWC, §26.3475(c)(1), by failing to monitor the USTs for releases at a frequency of at least once every month; 30 TAC §334.8(c)(4)(A)(vii) and (5)(B)(ii), by failing to renew a previously issued UST delivery certificate by submitting a properly completed UST registration and self-certification form at least 30 days before the expiration date; 30 TAC §334.49(c)(4)(C) and TWC, §26.3475(d), by failing to have the cathodic protection system inspected and tested for operability and adequacy of protection at least once every three years by a qualified corrosion specialist or technician; 30 TAC §115.225, Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.085(b), by failing to conduct the Stage I vapor recovery annual test for all affected gasoline dispensing facilities; 30 TAC §334.602(a)(4), by failing to have at least one certified operator (Class A, B, or C) present at the UST facility during all hours of operation; 30 TAC §37.867, by failing to empty any and all tanks to less than 2.5 centimeters no later than the 90th day after the financial assurance coverage was terminated; 30 TAC §334.50(b)(2) and TWC, §26.3475(a), by failing to provide release detection for the pressurized piping associated with the UST system; 30 TAC §334.50(d)(1)(B)(ii) and TWC, §26.3475(c)(1), by failing to conduct reconciliation of detailed inventory control records at least once each month, in a manner sufficiently accurate to detect a release which equals or exceeds the sum of 1.0% of the total substance flow-through for the month plus 130 gallons; 30 TAC §334.50(d)(1)(B)(iii)(I) and TWC, §26.3475(c)(1), by failing to record inventory volume measurements for regulated substance inputs, withdrawals, and the amount still remaining in the tank each operating day; 30 TAC §334.8(c)(5)(A)(i) and TWC, §26.3467(a), by failing to make available to a common carrier a valid, current TCEQ delivery certificate before accepting delivery of a regulated substance into the USTs; PENALTY: $22,336; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Abigail Lindsey, (512) 239-1343; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(14) COMPANY: Peter Henry Schouten and Nova Darlene Schouten dba P and L Dairy; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-1083-AGR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102915873; LOCATION: Hico, Erath County; TYPE OF FACILITY: concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO); RULES VIOLATED: TWC, §26.121(a)(1), 30 TAC §305.125(1) and §321.31(a), and Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Permit Number WQ0003675000, Part VI.A., by failing to prevent the unauthorized discharge of wastewater from a CAFO into or adjacent to any water in the state; 30 TAC §305.125(1) and §321.44(a) and TPDES Permit Number WQ0003675000, Part VIII.B.3, by failing to notify the TCEQ Dallas/Fort Worth Regional Office orally no later than 24 hours of becoming aware of the discharge and in writing within 14 business days of the discharge; and 30 TAC §305.125(1) and §321.44(b)(1) and TPDES Permit Number WQ0003675000, Part VII.A.2.(b), by failing to collect and analyze samples of the unauthorized discharge that occurred on January 22, 2016; PENALTY: $3,975; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Alejandro Laje, (817) 588-5886; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(15) COMPANY: RAKAH INCORPORATED dba Quick Stop FFP 3341; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0877-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102357431; LOCATION: Gainesville, Cooke County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.49(a)(1) and TWC, §26.3475(d), by failing to provide corrosion protection for the underground storage tank system; PENALTY: $4,500; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Abigail Lindsey, (512) 239-1343; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(16) COMPANY: SAHIL VENTURES, INCORPORATED dba Paradise Food Mart; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0998-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN105996771; LOCATION: Conroe, Montgomery County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.121(a) and (b) and TCEQ Agreed Order Docket Number 2012-1131-PWS-E, Ordering Provision Number 2.a.iv, by failing to develop, maintain, and make available for executive director (ED) review upon request an accurate and 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 §290.45(c)(1)(A)(ii), Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC), §341.0315(c), and TCEQ Agreed Order Docket Number 2012-1131-PWS-E, Ordering Provision Number 2.g, by failing to provide a minimum pressure tank capacity of 220 gallons; 30 TAC §290.43(d)(3) and TCEQ Agreed Order Docket Number 2012-1131-PWS-E, Ordering Provision Number 2.a.i, by failing to equip the air compressor injection lines with filters or other devices to prevent compressor lubricants or other contaminants from entering the facility's pressure tank; 30 TAC §290.42(l), by failing to compile and maintain a thorough and up-to-date plant operations manual for operator review and reference; 30 TAC §290.46(s)(1), by failing to calibrate the facility's well meter at least once every three years; 30 TAC §290.46(m)(1)(B), by failing to inspect the facility's pressure tank annually; 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(e)(1) and (h)(1), THSC, §341.035(c), and TCEQ Agreed Order Docket Number 2012-1131-PWS-E, Ordering Provision Number 2.e, by failing to submit plans and specifications to the ED for review and approval prior to the construction of a new public water supply; and 30 TAC §290.51(a)(6) and TWC, §5.702, by failing to pay Public Health Service Fees and associated late fees for TCEQ Financial Administration Account Number 91700809 for Fiscal Year 2017; PENALTY: $7,725; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Jason Fraley, (512) 239-2552; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(17) COMPANY: SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL - DALLAS, INCORPORATED; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0976-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN106125370; LOCATION: Carrollton, Denton County; TYPE OF FACILITY: hospital with an emergency generator; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A) and (2)(B), and TWC, §26.3475(b) and (c)(1), by failing to monitor the underground storage tank (UST) for releases at a frequency of at least once every month, and by failing to provide release detection for the suction piping associated with the UST system; 30 TAC §334.602(a), by failing to designate, train, and certify at least one named individual for each class of operator - Class A, B, and C for the facility; 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: $8,042; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Jonathan Nguyen, (512) 239-1661; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(18) COMPANY: SHAHZAB and SARA, INCORPORATED dba Hopcus Mini Mart; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-1382-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100910397; LOCATION: Houston, Harris County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.49(a)(1) and TWC, §26.3475(d), by failing to provide corrosion protection for the underground storage tank system; PENALTY: $3,750; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Sandra Douglas, (512) 239-2549; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(19) COMPANY: Southwestern Electric Power Company; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1883-IWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100214287; LOCATION: Hallsville, Harrison County; TYPE OF FACILITY: electric power plant; RULES VIOLATED: TWC, §26.121(a)(1), 30 TAC §305.125(1), and Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Number WQ0002496000, Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements Number 1, Outfall Number 004, by failing to comply with permitted effluent limitations; PENALTY: $17,250; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: James Boyle, (512) 239-2527; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2916 Teague Drive, Tyler, Texas 75701-3734, (903) 535-5100.

(20) COMPANY: Sunoco Pipeline L.P.; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-1289-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100215128; LOCATION: Hermleigh, Scurry County; TYPE OF FACILITY: crude oil storage facility; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §122.143(4) and §122.145(2)(C), Federal Operating Permit Number O2691, General Terms and Conditions, and Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.085(b), by failing to submit a deviation report no later than 30 days after the end of the reporting period; PENALTY: $2,813; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Sandra Douglas, (512) 239-2549; REGIONAL OFFICE: 1977 Industrial Boulevard, Abilene, Texas 79602-7833, (325) 698-9674.

(21) COMPANY: THB Construction L.L.C.; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-1101-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102708518; LOCATION: Sanger, Denton County; TYPE OF FACILITY: concrete batch plant; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §116.110(a) and Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.0518(a) and §382.085(b), by failing to obtain authorization to construct and operate a source of air emissions; PENALTY: $1,063; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Claudia Corrales, (432) 620-6138; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (713) 767-3500.

(22) COMPANY: Timber Lane Utility District; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0693-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102844909; LOCATION: Houston, Harris County; TYPE OF FACILITY: wastewater treatment facility; RULES VIOLATED: TWC, §26.121(a)(1), 30 TAC §305.125(1), and Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Number WQ0011142002, Interim Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements Number 1, by failing to comply with permitted effluent limitations; PENALTY: $17,250; Supplemental Environmental Project offset amount of $13,800; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Caleb Olson, (512) 239-2541; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(23) COMPANY: United States National Park Service; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-1010-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102878220; LOCATION: Del Rio, Val Verde County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.106(f)(2) and Texas Health and Safety Code, §341.031(a), by failing to comply with the acute maximum contaminant level of ten milligrams per liter for nitrate; and 30 TAC §290.122(c)(2)(A) and (f), by failing to timely issue public notification and submit a copy of the public notification to the executive director regarding the failure to conduct increased coliform monitoring; PENALTY: $650; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: James Baldwin, (512) 239-1337; REGIONAL OFFICE: 707 East Calton Road, Suite 304, Laredo, Texas 78041-3887, (956) 791-6611.

(24) COMPANY: VSS HOLDINGS, L.L.C. dba DeerPark Exxon; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-1446-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101435568; LOCATION: Deer Park, 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; and 30 TAC §334.10(b)(2), by failing to assure that all UST recordkeeping requirements are met; PENALTY: $3,600; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Ken Moller, (512) 239-6111; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(25) COMPANY: White River Municipal Water District; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-1456-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101613966; LOCATION: Crosbyton, Crosby County; TYPE OF FACILITY: wastewater treatment facility; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §305.125(1) and §317.4(c) and Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Number WQ0010621001, Operational Requirements Number 5, by failing to provide a means for measuring effluent flow at the facility; PENALTY: $787; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Claudia Corrales, (432) 620-6138; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5012 50th Street, Suite 100, Lubbock, Texas 79414-3426, (806) 796-7092.

TRD-201705375

Charmaine Backens

Director, Litigation Division

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: December 22, 2017


Correction of Error - Notice of Rate Change to the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Maximum Disposal Rates and Opportunity for a Contested Case Hearing

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) published a notice titled "Notice of Rate Change to the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Maximum Disposal Rates and Opportunity for a Contested Case Hearing" in the December 29, 2017, issue of the Texas Register (42 TexReg 7787). Due to errors submitted by TCEQ in the graphic, the following notice and graphic has been corrected. The text should have read as follows:

In a letter dated September 22, 2017, Waste Control Specialists LLC (WCS) submitted a request to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ or commission) to conduct an annual volume adjustment for the disposal rates found in 30 Texas Administrative Code §336.1310 for commercial low-level radioactive waste (LLRW) at the Compact Waste Disposal Facility (CWF) in Andrews County, Texas. The CWF is owned by the State of Texas and operated by WCS. The land disposal facility for LLRW disposal is located at 9998 State Highway 176 West in Andrews County, Texas. The following link to an electronic map of the facility's general location is provided as a public courtesy: http://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/hb610/index.html?lat=32.4425&lng=-103.063055&zoom=13&type.

WCS' volume adjustment proposes to reduce the number and price of surcharges with the expectation that this would increase the volume of waste received for disposal. Other changes in the rate schedule being requested are: clarifying the source line is only for Class A sources; removing the biological line item, C14 line item, and Special Nuclear Material line item, and cask handling; and reducing the surcharge amounts for curies, weight, and dose rate.

The requested changes to the Disposal Rates are reflected in Figure 1 (See the Graphics and Tables section in this issue of the Texas Register). Note that in the figure language underlined designates new language and language struck through designates language to be removed.

Disposal Rates (.pdf)

OPPORTUNITY FOR A CONTESTED CASE HEARING (CCH). A CCH is a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in a state district court. The TCEQ may grant a CCH on this request if a written hearing request is timely submitted by the licensee or a party state compact generator. If the commission receives a timely hearing request from the licensee or a party state compact generator, a public hearing will be scheduled to determine if the rate adjustments requested by WCS are fair, just, and reasonable.

TO REQUEST A CONTESTED CASE HEARING, YOU MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS IN YOUR REQUEST: your name, mailing address, phone number, a clear and concise statement that you are requesting a CCH, and if you are a compact generator, provide the generator's licensing numbers indicating the location or locations where the compact waste is generated. Written comments may be submitted to Derek Baxter, MC 205, Office of Legal Services, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087, or faxed to (512) 239-4808. Electronic comments may be submitted at: http://www1.tceq.texas.gov/rules/ecomments/. File size restrictions may apply to comments being submitted via the eComments system. All requests should reference Non-Rule Project Number 2018-013-OTH-NR. Requests must be received by January 29, 2018. Generators must initiate a request for a CCH by filing individual requests rather than joint requests. Following the close of all applicable request periods, if the executive director (ED) receives a hearing request, the ED will directly refer the application to the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) for a CCH.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ACTION. Unless a hearing request is received from the licensee or an eligible generator, no hearing will be held and the ED will issue final approval of the ED's recommended rates. Upon the commissioners' approval for rulemaking, the final approved rates will be established by rule as the maximum disposal rates for disposal of compact LLRW. If a timely hearing request is filed, the ED will not adopt the revised rates and will forward the matter to SOAH for a hearing.

AGENCY CONTACTS AND INFORMATION. Please be aware that any contact information you provide, including your name, phone number, email address and physical address will become part of the agency's public record. Further information may also be obtained from TCEQ's Radioactive Materials Division, MC-233, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087 or by calling Mr. Bobby Janecka, Radioactive Materials Section Manager, at (512) 239-6415.

TRD-201705362

Robert Martinez

Director, Environmental Law Division

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: December 21, 2017


Notice of Intent to Perform Removal Action at the Cass County Treating Company State Superfund Site, Linden, Cass County, Texas

The executive director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ, agency, or commission) hereby issues public notice of intent to perform a removal action, as provided by Texas Health and Safety Code §361.133, for the Cass County Treating Company state Superfund site (the site). The site, including all land, structures, appurtenances, and other improvements, is comprised of approximately 17 acres located at 304 Hall Road in Linden, Cass 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 site was proposed for listing on the state Superfund registry on February 3, 2006 (31 TexReg 740).

Wood treating operations were conducted at the site from the 1960s to 2004. The contaminants of concern at the site include arsenic, dioxins, and pentachlorophenol. One or more of these contaminants have been found in soil, sediments, and groundwater at the site.

The removal action will consist of excavation of contaminated soils and waste materials and, as necessary and appropriate, measures to prevent recontamination. The removal action is appropriate to protect human health and the environment, 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 Atlanta Public Library, located at 101 West Hiram, Atlanta, Texas 75551, (903) 796-2112. Copies of the complete public record file may be obtained during business hours at the commission's Central File Room, Building E, First Floor, Room 103, Records Customer Service, 12100 Park 35 Circle, MC 213, Austin, Texas 78753, (512) 239-0900, or cfrreq@tceq.texas.gov. Photocopying of file information is subject to payment of a fee. 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.

Information is also available about the state Superfund program at

http://www.tceq.texas.gov/remediation/superfund/sites/index.html.

For further information, please contact Catherine McMullen, TCEQ Project Manager, Remediation Division, at (512) 239-2204, or Crystal Taylor, TCEQ Community Relations Liaison, at (800) 633-9363 or (512) 239-3844.

TRD-201705307

Charmaine Backens

Director, Litigation Division

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: December 21, 2017


Notice of Public Comment Period and Public Meetings Concerning Proposed Revisions to the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan Guidelines for Emissions Reduction Incentive Grants, RG-388 and the TERP Guidelines for the Drayage Truck Incentive Program, RG-524

The executive director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ, agency, or commission) is issuing this public notice of proposed revisions to the ERIG guidelines and DTIP guidelines to obtain public input.

The TERP was established by the Texas Legislature in 2001. The primary purpose of the TERP is to provide financial incentives (grants) for projects intended to reduce the nitrogen oxides emissions and other pollutants from on-road vehicles and non-road equipment. Certain areas of the state have ground-level ozone levels that exceed the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) established under the Federal Clean Air Act. The TERP was established to help these areas come into compliance with the federal requirements and to help other areas in the state that are facing air quality challenges.

The ERIG guidelines were originally adopted in 2001 to implement the TERP Diesel Emissions Reduction Incentive Program (DERI program) established under Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC), Chapter 386, Subchapter C. The DERI program was established to provide grants to owners and operators of heavy-duty on-road vehicles, non-road equipment, marine vessels, locomotives, and stationary equipment to replace or upgrade their older vehicles, equipment, and/or engines with newer, cleaner models. The proposed revisions to the ERIG guidelines incorporate changes made to the DERI program by Senate Bill (SB) 1731, enacted by the 85th Texas Legislature, 2017.

The DTIP guidelines were originally adopted in 2014 to implement the TERP Drayage Truck Incentive Program under THSC, Chapter 386, Subchapter D-1. The DTIP was established to provide grants for owners and operators to replace drayage trucks operating at and through the seaports and rail yards located in the areas of the state designated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as nonattainment for ground-level ozone under the NAAQS. The revisions to the DTIP guidelines would change the name of the DTIP to the Seaport and Rail Yard Areas Emissions Reduction (SPRY) Program, expand the list of eligible vehicles and equipment, and make other changes to the program as required under SB 1731.

Public meetings are scheduled for: January 23, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., at the North Central Texas Council of Governments, Metroplex Room, 616 Six Flags Drive, Suite 200, Arlington, Texas; January 25, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., at the Texas Department of Transportation, Houston District Office, Room 109, 7600 Washington Ave, Houston, Texas; and January 26, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Building E, Room 201S, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Austin, Texas. The guidelines are not a rulemaking under Texas Government Code, Chapter 2001, but the meetings will be conducted like a public hearing for rulemaking. Staff will be available for a limited time after public comments are received to answer questions regarding the guidelines.

Comments may be submitted in writing or may be provided at one of the public meetings. Written comments submitted separate from a public meeting may be sent in writing to Mr. Stephen Dayton, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Air Quality Division, Implementation Grants Section, MC 204, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087, or faxed to Mr. Stephen Dayton at (512) 239-0077. Electronic comments may be submitted at: http://www1.tceq.texas.gov/rules/ecomments/. File size restrictions may apply to comments being submitted via the eComments system. All comments should reference Non-Rule Project Number 2018-011-OTH-NR and should identify whether the comment pertains to the ERIG guidelines or the DTIP (SPRY) guidelines.

The public comment period closes February 6, 2018. Electronic copies of the proposed revisions to the ERIG guidelines and DTIP (SPRY) guidelines may be viewed and downloaded at http://www.terpgrants.org. Written copies of the documents may be requested by calling the TERP toll-free number at (800) 919-TERP (8377).

Persons who have special communication or other accommodation needs who are planning to attend a public meeting should contact the TCEQ at (800) 919-8377. Requests should be made as far in advance as possible.

For further information about these documents or the public meetings, please call the TERP toll-free number at (800) 919-8377.

TRD-201705316

Robert Martinez

Director, Environmental Law Division

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: December 21, 2017


Notice of Water Quality Application

The following notices were issued on December 20, 2017.

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

INFORMATION SECTION

OPTIMUM CALVES LLC AND ROGER GUADALUPE GOMEZ for a minor amendment of Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Permit No. WQ0005184000, for a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO), to reconfigure the land management units that were previously approved; and update the recharge feature certification to reflect other protective measures for Well #2. The currently authorized 5,000 head, none of which are milking cows, and 96 acres of total land application area remain unchanged. The facility is located at 250 Farm-to-Market Road 3125, Muleshoe, Bailey County, Texas.

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

TRD-201705366

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: December 21, 2017


Notice of Water Rights Application

Notice issued December 15, 2017

APPLICATION NO. 5802A; The City of Albany, P.O. Box 3248, Albany, Texas 76430, Applicant, seeks an amendment to Water Use Permit No. 5802 to authorize the use of the bed and banks of an unnamed tributary of North Fork Creek to convey 565 acre-feet per year of contract water through the reservoir for subsequent diversion, use and reuse of not to exceed 465 acre-feet per year for agricultural and industrial purposes within the city limits of Albany in Shackelford County. The application and fees were received on January 24, 2013. Additional information and fees were received on May 30 and June 17, 2013; July 23, August 17 and 19, 2015. The application was declared administratively complete and accepted for filing with the Office of the Chief Clerk on February 16, 2016. The Executive Director has completed the technical review of the application and prepared a draft amendment. The draft amendment, if granted, would contain special conditions including, but not limited to, maintaining an alternate source of water and monitoring with a measuring device. The application, technical memoranda, and Executive Director's draft amendment are available for viewing and copying at the Office of the Chief Clerk, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Bldg. F, Austin, Texas 78753. Written public comments and requests for a public meeting should be submitted to the Office of the Chief Clerk, at the address provided in the information section below, within 30 days of the date of newspaper publication of the notice.

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

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

The Executive Director can consider approval of an application unless a written request for a contested case hearing is filed. To request a contested case hearing, you must submit the following: (1) your name (or for a group or association, an official representative), mailing address, daytime phone number, and fax number, if any; (2) applicant's name and permit number; (3) the statement (I/we) request a contested case hearing; and (4) a brief and specific description of how you would be affected by the application in a way not common to the general public. You may also submit any proposed conditions to the requested application which would satisfy your concerns. Requests for a contested case hearing must be submitted in writing to the TCEQ Office of the Chief Clerk at the address provided in the information section below.

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

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

TRD-201705355

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: December 21, 2017


Texas Facilities Commission

Request for Proposals #303-9-20621

The Texas Facilities Commission (TFC), on behalf of the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) and the Department of State Health Services (DSHS), announces the issuance of Request for Proposals (RFP) #303-9-20621. TFC seeks a five (5) or ten (10) year lease of approximately 10,515 square feet of office space in Beeville, Texas.

The deadline for questions is January 17, 2018, and the deadline for proposals is January 24, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. The award date is February 22, 2018. TFC reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals submitted. TFC is under no legal or other obligation to execute a lease on the basis of this notice or the distribution of an RFP. Neither this notice nor the RFP commits TFC to pay for any costs incurred prior to the award of a grant.

Parties interested in submitting a proposal may obtain information by contacting the Program Specialist, Evelyn Esquivel, at (512) 463-6494. A copy of the RFP may be downloaded from the Electronic State Business Daily at http://www.txsmartbuy.com/sp/303-9-20621

TRD-201705295

Kay Molina

General Counsel

Texas Facilities Commission

Filed: December 21, 2017


Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Medicaid Payment Rates for the 2018 Annual Healthcare Common Procedure Code System for Diagnostic and Radiology Services.

Hearing. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will conduct a public hearing on January 11, 2018, at 3:00 p.m., to receive comment on proposed Medicaid payment rates for the 2018 Annual Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) for Diagnostic and Radiology Services.

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

Proposal. The payment rates for the 2018 Annual HCPCS Diagnostic and Radiology Services Updates are proposed to be effective January 1, 2018, for the following services:

Radiology Services - TOS 4 (Radiology), I (Interpretation Component), and T (Technical Component)

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

§355.8085, relating to Reimbursement Methodology for Physicians and Other Practitioners; and

§355.8061, relating to Outpatient Hospital Reimbursement.

Briefing Package. A briefing package describing the proposed payment rates will be available at http://rad.hhs.texas.gov/rate-packets on or after December 28, 2017. Interested parties may obtain a copy of the briefing package prior to the hearing by contacting the Rate Analysis Department by telephone at (512) 730-7401; by fax at (512) 730-7475; or by email at RADAcuteCare@hhsc.state.tx.us. The briefing package will also be available at the public hearing.

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

Written Comments. Written comments regarding the proposed payment rates may be submitted in lieu of, or in addition to, oral testimony until 5:00 p.m. the day of the hearing. Written comments may be sent by U.S. mail, overnight mail, special delivery mail, hand delivery, fax, or email:

U.S. Mail

Texas Health and Human Services Commission Attention: Rate Analysis

Mail Code H400

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

Brown-Heatly Building

4900 North Lamar Blvd.

Austin, Texas 78751

Phone number for package delivery: (512) 730-7401

Fax Attention: (Contact, Department) at (512) 730-7475

Email RADAcuteCare@hhsc.state.tx.us

TRD-201705386

Karen Ray

Chief Counsel

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Filed: December 22, 2017


Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Request for Qualifications - Bond and Student Loan Program Counsel

RFQ Number 781-8-19616

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) is issuing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to employ Bond and Program Counsel to assist the Board in the issuance of bonds and to provide general program assistance when needed. In accordance with guidance promulgated by the Attorney General of the State of Texas pursuant to Sections 402.0212 and 2254.154 of the Texas Government Code, and 1 TAC Chapter 57.

The THECB is a state agency with Board members appointed by the Governor. Bonds are issued to fund the THECB's Hinson Hazelwood student loan program. The enabling acts, Chapter 52 and Chapter 56, Texas Education Code, as amended, provide for the administration of the programs by the THECB. Historically, the student loan program has provided funding through the repayment of student loans and earnings in amounts sufficient to meet debt service and reserve requirements and to pay administrative costs of the student loan program without drawing on the State's General Revenue Fund. The THECB uses bond proceeds to fund the loan program. The program provides low interest loans to eligible students seeking an undergraduate education and/or graduate or professional education through public and independent institutions of higher education in Texas.

Scope of Work:

Outside Counsel shall perform all usual and necessary legal services as Bond Counsel in connection with the authorization, issuance and delivery of each installment or series of Securities, including related tax law services. Outside Counsel shall prepare and direct the legal proceedings and perform the other necessary legal services with reference to the authorization, issuance and delivery of each installment or series of Securities.

RFQ documentation may be obtained by contacting:

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

P.O. Box 12788

Austin, TX 78711-2788

(512) 427-6142

Theresa.lopez@thecb.state.tx.us

RFQ documentation is also located on the THECB's website at:

http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/index.cfm?objectid=1549605A-CCD8-6338-049B9BDED023088E

And The Electronic state Business Daily

http://www.txsmartbuy.com/sp

Proposers should check both websites often to ensure they have the most current information.

Deadline for proposal submission is 3:00 p.m. CT on January 31, 2018.

TRD-201705314

Bill Franz

General Counsel

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Filed: December 21, 2017


Texas Department of Insurance

Notice of Public Hearing

Texas workers' compensation revised classification relativities

Location:

William P. Hobby Jr. State Office Building, Room 100

333 Guadalupe Street

Austin, Texas 78701

January 25, 2018

9:30 a.m., Central time

Docket No: 2804

The Commissioner of Insurance will conduct a public hearing to consider a recommendation by staff of the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) to revise Texas workers' compensation classification relativities adopted under Commissioner's Order No. 2017-4959 in 2017.

Read the TDI staff recommendation: www.tdi.texas.gov/rules/2017/documents/wcstaffrecnoh.docx

Jurisdiction: Under Insurance Code §2053.051, TDI must determine hazards by class and establish classification relativities for the payroll in each workers' compensation insurance classification. TDI must revise the classification system at least once every five years.

How to submit comments: Please provide two copies of written comments and exhibits, with the docket number on each submission. Send a copy by email or regular mail to each of these addresses:

Office of the Chief Clerk, Mail Code 113-2A

Texas Department of Insurance

P.O. Box 149104

Austin, Texas 78714-9104

Email: chiefclerk@tdi.texas.gov

J'ne Byckovski, Director and Chief Actuary, Mail Code 105-5F

Texas Department of Insurance

P.O. Box 149104

Austin, Texas 78714-9104

Email: jne.byckovski@tdi.texas.gov

The Commissioner requests that comments in response to the staff recommendation be submitted by January 16, 2018, for consideration before the hearing. The agency will continue to accept comments until 5:00 p.m., Central time, February 1, 2018.

TRD-201705374

Norma Garcia

General Counsel

Texas Department of Insurance

Filed: December 21, 2017


Texas Lottery Commission

Scratch Ticket Game Number 2024 "Wild 9's"

1.0 Name and Style of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The name of Scratch Ticket Game No. 2024 is "WILD 9's". The play style is "row/column/diagonal".

1.1 Price of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The price for Scratch Ticket Game No. 2024 shall be $1.00 per Scratch Ticket.

1.2 Definitions in Scratch Ticket Game No. 2024.

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 Prize Symbols are: $1.00, $2.00, $4.00, $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, $30.00, $100, $900, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 SYMBOL, PINEAPPLE SYMBOL, GOLD BAR SYMBOL, BELL SYMBOL, KEY SYMBOL, DIAMOND SYMBOL, PIGGYBANK SYMBOL, MELON SYMBOL, GRAPE SYMBOL, CROWN SYMBOL and HORSESHOE SYMBOL.

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

Figure 1: GAME NO. 2024 - 1.2D (.pdf)

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

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

G. Pack-Ticket Number - A 14 (fourteen) digit number consisting of the four (4) digit game number (2024), 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: 2024-0000001-001.

H. Pack - A Pack of the "WILD 9's" Scratch Ticket Game contains 150 Tickets, packed in plastic shrink-wrapping and fanfolded in pages of two (2). Ticket 150 will be shown on the front of the Pack; the back of Ticket 150 will be revealed on the back of the Pack. All Packs will be tightly shrink-wrapped. There will be no breaks between the Tickets in a Pack. Every other Pack will reverse i.e., reverse order will be: the back of Ticket 001 will be shown on the front of the Pack and the front of Ticket 150 will be shown on the back of the Pack.

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

J. Scratch Ticket Game, Scratch Ticket or Ticket - Texas Lottery "WILD 9's" Scratch Ticket Game No. 2024.

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 "WILD 9's" Scratch Ticket Game is determined once the latex on the Scratch Ticket is scratched off to expose 12 (twelve) Play Symbols. If a player reveals three "9" Play Symbols in any row, column or diagonal line, the player wins the prize in the PRIZE BOX. If a player reveals two matching symbols in the BONUS BOX, the player wins $10 instantly! 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 in a Pack will not have matching play data, spot for spot.

B. There will be only one occurrence of three (3) matching "9" Play Symbols appearing in a row, column or diagonal on winning Tickets as dictated by the prize structure.

C. There will be no occurrence of three (3) matching Play Symbols other than the "9" Play Symbol appearing in a row, column or diagonal.

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

E. A Non-Winning Ticket will have a minimum of three (3) "9" Play Symbols and a maximum of five (5) "9" Play Symbols, unless restricted by other parameters, play action or prize structure.

2.3 Procedure for Claiming Prizes.

A. To claim a "WILD 9's" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $1.00, $2.00, $4.00, $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, $30.00 or $100, a claimant shall sign the back of the Scratch Ticket in the space designated on the Scratch Ticket and present the winning Scratch Ticket to any Texas Lottery Retailer. The Texas Lottery Retailer shall verify the claim and, if valid, and upon presentation of proper identification, if appropriate, make payment of the amount due the claimant and physically void the Scratch Ticket; provided that the Texas Lottery Retailer may, but is not required, to pay a $30.00 or $100 Scratch Ticket Game. In the event the Texas Lottery Retailer cannot verify the claim, the Texas Lottery Retailer shall provide the claimant with a claim form and instruct the claimant on how to file a claim with the Texas Lottery. If the claim is validated by the Texas Lottery, a check shall be forwarded to the claimant in the amount due. In the event the claim is not validated, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly. A claimant may also claim any of the above prizes under the procedure described in Section 2.3.B and Section 2.3.C of these Game Procedures.

B. To claim a "WILD 9's" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $900, 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 "WILD 9's" 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 "WILD 9's" 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 "WILD 9's" 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 9,120,000 Scratch Tickets in Scratch Ticket Game No. 2024. The approximate number and value of prizes in the game are as follows:

Figure 2: GAME NO. 2024 - 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. 2024 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. 2024, 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-201705308

Bob Biard

General Counsel

Texas Lottery Commission

Filed: December 21, 2017


Scratch Ticket Game Number 2067 "Stacks of Cash"

1.0 Name and Style of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The name of Scratch Ticket Game No. 2067 is "STACKS OF CASH". The play style is "multiple games".

1.1 Price of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The price for Scratch Ticket Game No. 2067 shall be $20.00 per Scratch Ticket.

1.2 Definitions in Scratch Ticket Game No. 2067.

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: GOLD BAR SYMBOL, BANANA SYMBOL, DICE SYMBOL, CROWN SYMBOL, DIAMOND SYMBOL, SPADE SYMBOL, PINEAPPLE 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, 01, 02, 03, 04, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, MONEY BAG SYMBOL, 5X SYMBOL, $20.00, $25.00, $50.00, $75.00, $100, $200, $500, $1,000, $10,000, $100,000 and $1,000,000.

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

Figure 1: GAME NO. 2067 - 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 (2067), a seven (7) digit Pack number, and a three (3) digit Scratch Ticket number. Scratch Ticket numbers start with 001 and end with 025 within each Pack. The format will be: 2067-0000001-001.

H. Pack - A Pack of the "STACKS OF CASH" Scratch Ticket Game contains 025 Tickets, packed in plastic shrink-wrapping and fanfolded in pages of one (1). The front of Ticket 001 will be shown on the front of the Pack; the back of Ticket 025 will be revealed on the back of the Pack. All Packs will be tightly shrink-wrapped. There will be no breaks between the Tickets in a Pack. Every other Pack will reverse i.e., reverse order will be: the back of Ticket 001 will be shown on the front of the Pack and the front of Ticket 025 will be shown on the back of the Pack.

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

J. Scratch Ticket Game, Scratch Ticket or Ticket - Texas Lottery "STACKS OF CASH" Scratch Ticket Game No. 2067.

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 "STACKS OF CASH" Scratch Ticket Game is determined once the latex on the Scratch Ticket is scratched off to expose 65 (sixty-five) Play Symbols. GAMES 1- 3: If a player reveals 3 matching Play Symbols in the same GAME, the player wins the prize above that GAME. GAME 4: A player must scratch the entire play area to reveal 6 LUCKY NUMBERS Play Symbols and 25 YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbols. If a player matches any of YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbols to any of the LUCKY NUMBERS Play Symbols, the player wins the prize for that number. If a player reveals a "MONEY BAG" Play Symbol, the player wins DOUBLE the prize for that symbol. If a player reveals a "5X" Play Symbol, the player wins 5 TIMES the prize for that symbol. No portion of the Display Printing nor any extraneous matter whatsoever shall be usable or playable as a part of the Scratch Ticket.

2.1 Scratch Ticket Validation Requirements.

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

1. Exactly 65 (sixty-five) Play Symbols must appear under the Latex Overprint on the front portion of the Scratch Ticket;

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

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

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

5. The Scratch Ticket shall be intact;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

13. The Scratch Ticket must be complete and not miscut, and have exactly 65 (sixty-five) Play Symbols under the Latex Overprint on the front portion of the Scratch Ticket, exactly one Serial Number, exactly one Retailer Validation Code, and exactly one Pack-Scratch Ticket Number on the Scratch Ticket;

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

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

16. Each of the 65 (sixty-five) Play Symbols must be exactly one of those described in Section 1.2.C of these Game Procedures;

17. Each of the 65 (sixty-five) Play Symbols on the Scratch Ticket must be printed in the Symbol font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; the Scratch Ticket Serial Numbers must be printed in the Serial font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; and the Pack-Scratch Ticket Number must be printed in the Pack-Scratch Ticket Number font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery;

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

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

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

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

Programmed Game Parameters.

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

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

C. GENERAL: A Ticket can win up to twenty-eight (28) times.

D. GENERAL: On winning and Non-Winning Tickets, the top cash prizes of $100,000 and $1,000,000 will each appear at least once, except on Tickets winning twenty-five (25) times or more.

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

F. GAMES 1-3: A Ticket can win up to three (3) times: once in each GAME.

G. GAMES 1-3: Winning Tickets will contain three (3) matching Play Symbols in a GAME.

H. GAMES 1-3: Consecutive Non-Winning Tickets within a Pack will not have matching GAMES. For instance if the first Ticket contains a Lemon Play Symbol, Banana Play Symbol and Dice Play Symbol in any GAME, then the next Ticket may not contain a Lemon Play Symbol, Banana Play Symbol and Dice Play Symbol in any GAME in any order.

I. GAMES 1-3: Non-Winning Tickets will not have matching GAMES. For example if GAME 1 is the Lemon Play Symbol, Banana Play Symbol and Dice Play Symbol, then GAME 2 and GAME 3 will not contain the Lemon Play Symbol, Banana Play Symbol and Dice Play Symbol in any order.

J. GAMES 1-3: Wins will be distributed in GAMES 1-3 in accordance with the prize structure.

K. GAMES 1-3: No Play Symbol will appear more than three (3) times across GAMES 1-3.

L. GAME 4: A Ticket can win up to twenty-five (25) times in GAME 4.

M. GAME 4: No matching non-winning YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbols will appear on a Ticket.

N. GAME 4: Tickets winning more than one (1) time will use as many LUCKY NUMBERS Play Symbols as possible to create matches, unless restricted by other parameters, play action or prize structure.

O. GAME 4: No matching LUCKY NUMBERS Play Symbols will appear on a Ticket.

P. GAME 4: YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbols will never equal the corresponding Prize Symbol (i.e., 20 and $20, 25 and $25, 50 and $50).

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

R. GAME 4: On Non-Winning Tickets, a LUCKY NUMBERS Play Symbol will never match a YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbol.

S. GAME 4: The "MONEY BAG" (DBL) Play Symbol will never appear as a LUCKY NUMBERS Play Symbol.

T. GAME 4: The "MONEY BAG" (DBL) Play Symbol will win DOUBLE the prize for that Play Symbol and will win as per the prize structure.

U. GAME 4: The "MONEY BAG" (DBL) Play Symbol will never appear more than once on a Ticket.

V. GAME 4: The "MONEY BAG" (DBL) Play Symbol will never appear on a Non-Winning Ticket.

W. GAME 4: The "5X" (WINX5) Play Symbol will never appear as a LUCKY NUMBERS Play Symbol.

X. GAME 4: The "5X" (WINX5) Play Symbol will win 5 TIMES the prize for that Play Symbol and will win as per the prize structure.

Y. GAME 4: The "5X" (WINX5) Play Symbol will never appear more than once on a Ticket.

Z. GAME 4: The "5X" (WINX5) Play Symbol will never appear on a Non-Winning Ticket.

2.3 Procedure for Claiming Prizes.

A. To claim a "STACKS OF CASH" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $20.00, $25.00, $50.00, $75.00, $100, $200 or $500, a claimant shall sign the back of the Scratch Ticket in the space designated on the Scratch Ticket and present the winning Scratch Ticket to any Texas Lottery Retailer. The Texas Lottery Retailer shall verify the claim and, if valid, and upon presentation of proper identification, if appropriate, make payment of the amount due the claimant and physically void the Scratch Ticket; provided that the Texas Lottery Retailer may, but is not required, to pay a $25.00, $50.00, $75.00, $100, $200 or $500 Scratch Ticket Game. In the event the Texas Lottery Retailer cannot verify the claim, the Texas Lottery Retailer shall provide the claimant with a claim form and instruct the claimant on how to file a claim with the Texas Lottery. If the claim is validated by the Texas Lottery, a check shall be forwarded to the claimant in the amount due. In the event the claim is not validated, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly. A claimant may also claim any of the above prizes under the procedure described in Section 2.3.B and Section 2.3.C of these Game Procedures.

B. To claim a "STACKS OF CASH" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $1,000, $10,000, $100,000 or $1,000,000, the claimant must sign the winning Scratch Ticket and present it at one of the Texas Lottery's Claim Centers. If the claim is validated by the Texas Lottery, payment will be made to the bearer of the validated winning Scratch Ticket for that prize upon presentation of proper identification. When paying a prize of $600 or more, the Texas Lottery shall file the appropriate income reporting form with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and shall withhold federal income tax at a rate set by the IRS if required. In the event that the claim is not validated by the Texas Lottery, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3.0 Scratch Ticket Ownership.

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

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

4.0 Number and Value of Scratch Ticket Prizes. There will be approximately 7,080,000 Scratch Tickets in Scratch Ticket Game No. 2067. The approximate number and value of prizes in the game are as follows:

Figure 2: GAME NO. 2067 - 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. 2067 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. 2067, 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-201705309

Bob Biard

General Counsel

Texas Lottery Commission

Filed: December 21, 2018


Scratch Ticket Game Number 2078 "Weekly Grand"

1.0 Name and Style of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The name of Scratch Ticket Game No. 2078 is "WEEKLY GRAND". The play style is "multiple games".

1.1 Price of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The price for Scratch Ticket Game No. 2078 shall be $2.00 per Scratch Ticket.

1.2 Definitions in Scratch Ticket Game No. 2078.

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: $2.00, $4.00, $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, $40.00, $100, $300, GRAND SYMBOL, CLOVER SYMBOL, DIAMOND SYMBOL, GOLD BAR SYMBOL, POT OF GOLD SYMBOL, MONEYBAG SYMBOL, TOP HAT SYMBOL, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07 and 08.

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. 2078 - 1.2D (.pdf)

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

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

G. Pack-Ticket Number - A 14 (fourteen) digit number consisting of the four (4) digit game number (2078), 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: 2078-0000001-001.

H. Pack - A Pack of the "WEEKLY GRAND" Scratch Ticket Game contains 125 Scratch 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. Please note the books will be in an A, B, C and D configuration.

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 "WEEKLY GRAND" Scratch Ticket Game No. 2078.

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 "WEEKLY GRAND" Scratch Ticket Game is determined once the latex on the Scratch Ticket is scratched off to expose fifteen (15) Play Symbols. GAME 1: If a player reveals 3 matching prize amounts, the player wins that amount. If a player reveals 3 "GRAND" Play Symbols, the player wins $1,000 per week for 20 years! GAME 2: If the player reveals 2 matching symbols, the player wins $20 instantly! GAME 3: If a player's YOUR NUMBER Play Symbol beats THEIR NUMBER Play Symbol in any ROW across, the player wins the PRIZE for that ROW. If the PRIZE won is a "GRAND" Play Symbol, the player wins $1,000 per week for 20 years! 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 fifteen (15) 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 fifteen (15) 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 fifteen (15) Play Symbols must be exactly one of those described in Section 1.2.C of these Game Procedures;

17. Each of the fifteen (15) 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. GENERAL: A Ticket can win up to four (4) times in accordance with the approved prize structure.

B. GENERAL: Adjacent Non-Winning Tickets within a Pack will not have matching Play Symbol and Prize Symbol patterns. Two (2) Tickets have matching Play Symbol and Prize Symbol patterns if they have the same Play Symbols and Prize Symbols in the matching spots.

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

D. GAME 1: Winning games can have only one (1) set of three (3) matching Prize Symbols.

E. GAME 1: Winning games cannot have more than three (3) matching Prize Symbols.

F. GAME 1: No game will contain two (2) sets of three (3) matching Prize Symbols.

G. GAME 2: There will never be more than two (2) matching Play Symbols in a game.

H. GAME 3: The YOUR NUMBER Play Symbol will never be the same as the THEIR NUMBER Play Symbol.

I. GAME 3: The YOUR NUMBER Play Symbol will never be a "01" Play Symbol.

J. GAME 3: The THEIR NUMBER Play Symbol will never be a "08" Play Symbol.

K. GAME 3: Non-winning ROWS on a Ticket will not have the same Play Symbols regardless of order.

2.3 Procedure for Claiming Prizes.

A. To claim a "WEEKLY GRAND" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $2.00, $4.00, $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, $40.00, $100 or $300, a claimant shall sign the back of the Scratch Ticket in the space designated on the Scratch Ticket and present the winning Scratch Ticket to any Texas Lottery Retailer. The Texas Lottery Retailer shall verify the claim and, if valid, and upon presentation of proper identification, if appropriate, make payment of the amount due the claimant and physically void the Scratch Ticket; provided that the Texas Lottery Retailer may, but is not required, to pay a $40.00, $100 or $300 Scratch Ticket Game. In the event the Texas Lottery Retailer cannot verify the claim, the Texas Lottery Retailer shall provide the claimant with a claim form and instruct the claimant on how to file a claim with the Texas Lottery. If the claim is validated by the Texas Lottery, a check shall be forwarded to the claimant in the amount due. In the event the claim is not validated, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly. A claimant may also claim any of the above prizes under the procedure described in Section 2.3.B and Section 2.3.C of these Game Procedures.

B. To claim a "WEEKLY GRAND" Scratch Ticket Game top level prize of $1,000 per week for 20 years, the claimant must sign the winning Scratch Ticket and present it at Texas Lottery Commission headquarters in Austin, Texas. 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. When claiming a "WEEKLY GRAND" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $1,000 per week for 20 years, the claimant must choose one (1) of five (5) payment options for receiving his prize:

1. Cash Value Option via direct deposit transfer to the claimant/winner's account. For the top prize, a cash value option may be selected at the time of claiming the prize. The value of the prize will be determined at the time of claim and based on the cost of purchasing the annuity.

2. Weekly via direct deposit transfer to the claimant/winner's account. With this plan, a payment of $1,000.00 less Federal withholding will be made once a week for 20 years. After the initial payment, installment payments will be made every Wednesday.

3. Monthly via direct deposit transfer to the claimant/winner's account. If the claim is made during the month, the claimant/winner will still receive the entire month's payment. This will allow the flow of payments throughout the 20 years to remain the same. With this plan, an initial payment of $4,413.00 less Federal withholding will be made the month of the claim. Each additional month, a payment of $4,333.00 less Federal withholding will be made once a month for 20 years. After the initial payment, installment payments will be made on the first business day of each month.

4. Quarterly via direct deposit transfer to the claimant/winner's account. If the claim is made during the quarter, the claimant/winner will still receive the entire quarter's payment. This will allow the flow of payments throughout the 20 years to remain the same. With this plan, a payment of $13,000.00 less Federal withholding will be made each quarter (four times a year) for 20 years. After the initial payment, installment payments will be made on the first business day of the first month of every quarter (January, April, July, October).

5. Annually via direct deposit transfer to the claimant/winner's account. These payments will be made in a manner similar to how jackpot payments are currently handled. With this plan, a payment of $52,000.00 less Federal withholding will be made once a year during the anniversary month of the claim for 20 years. After the initial payment, installment payments will be made on the first business day of the anniversary month.

D. As an alternative method of claiming a "WEEKLY GRAND" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $2.00, $4.00, $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, $40.00, $100 or $300, the claimant must sign the winning Scratch Ticket, thoroughly complete a claim form, and mail both to: Texas Lottery Commission, Post Office 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.

E. 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.

F. 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 "WEEKLY GRAND" 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 "WEEKLY GRAND" 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 35,280,000 Scratch Tickets in Scratch Ticket Game No. 2078. The approximate number and value of prizes in the game are as follows:

Figure 2: GAME NO. 2078 - 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. 2078 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. 2078, 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-201705310

Bob Biard

General Counsel

Texas Lottery Commission

Filed: December 21, 2017


Public Utility Commission of Texas

Notice of Application for a Service Provider Certificate of Operating Authority

Notice is given to the public of an application filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) on December 20, 2017, for a service provider certificate of operating authority in accordance with Public Utility Regulatory Act §§54.151 - 54.156.

Docket Title and Number: Application of 24 Fiber LLC dba 24 Fiber for a Service Provider Certificate of Operating Authority, Docket Number 47886.

Applicant intends to provide facilities-based, data and resale telecommunications services throughout the Dallas LATA 552.

Persons wishing to comment on the action sought should contact the commission by mail at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll free at (888) 782-8477 no later than January 12, 2018. 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 47886.

TRD-201705369

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: December 21, 2017


Notice of Application for Sale, Transfer, or Merger

Notice is given to the public of an application filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) on December 20, 2017, in accordance with the Texas Water Code.

Docket Style and Number: Application of Deer Creek Ranch Water Co., and SJWTX, Inc. dba Canyon Lake Water Service Company for the Sale, Transfer, or Merger of Facilities and Certificate Rights, Docket Number 47888.

The Application: Deer Creek Ranch Water Co., and SJWTX, Inc. dba Canyon Lake Water Service Company filed an application for the sale, transfer, or merger of facilities and certificate rights in Travis and Hays Counties. Specifically, Deer Creek Ranch Water Co. seeks approval to transfer all of its water service area under certificate of convenience and necessity number 11241 to Canyon Lake Water Service Company. The total area being requested includes approximately 1,222 acres and serves 756 current customers.

Persons who wish to intervene in the proceeding or comment upon the action sought should contact the commission as soon as possible as an intervention deadline will be imposed. A comment or request to intervene should be mailed to Public Utility Commission of Texas, P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326. Further information may also be obtained by calling the commission's Office of Customer Protection at (512) 936-7120 or (888) 782-8477. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may contact the commission through Relay Texas by dialing 7-1-1. All correspondence should refer to Docket Number 47888.

TRD-201705370

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: December 21, 2017


Texas Water Development Board

Request for Application for Flood Protection Grants

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) requests applications for the possible award of grants for flood early warning systems, the implementation of local strategies for alerting and responding to floods, or flood protection planning. The TWDB will accept applications that include political subdivisions in Texas that have the authority to plan for and implement projects related to flood protection. Applicants or the beneficiaries of the application must be participants in the National Flood Insurance Program or have applied to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program. For more information, including instructions on how to apply, please visit the TWDB website at: http://www.twdb.texas.gov/about/contract_admin/request/index.asp.

TRD-201705361

Todd Chenoweth

General Counsel

Texas Water Development Board

Filed: December 21, 2017