IN ADDITION

Department of Aging and Disability Services

Correction of Error

The Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) published an open solicitation for additional Medicaid beds through the high occupancy waiver process in the June 30, 2017, issue of the Texas Register (42 TexReg 3421).

Due to an error by DADS, the table published with the open solicitation omitted several counties from those eligible for additional Medicaid beds. These counties are Atascosa, Dawson, Duval, Kent, Schleicher, and Terry. The following table correctly identifies the counties eligible for additional Medicaid beds through the high occupancy waiver process and the occupancy rates in those counties for the twelve month period of June 2016 through May 2017.

Corrected Table (.pdf)

TRD-201702451

Lawrence T. Hornsby

General Counsel

Department of Aging and Disability Services

Filed: June 23, 2017


Ark-Tex Council of Governments

Request for Proposal: Licensed Police Academy - Training Provider

The Ark-Tex Council of Governments (ATCOG) is soliciting proposals for a licensed police academy to provide regional law enforcement training through a grant provided by the Texas Governor's Office, Criminal Justice Division (if awarded this funding).

Respondent must be able to provide the following training: Basic Peace Officer Course, Basic County Corrections Course, Basic Telecommunicator Course, and Advanced/Specialized Law Enforcement Training Courses. The period of performance is October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2019.

The service delivery area includes the following counties in Texas: Bowie, Cass, Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Lamar, Morris, Red River, and Titus.

Potential respondents may obtain a copy of the request for proposal, scoring guidelines, and project scoring criteria by contacting Patricia Haley by email, phaley@atcog.org, or call (903) 255-3531. Proposals must be completed and received in the ATCOG office, located at 4808 Elizabeth Street, Texarkana, Texas 75503, by July 24, 2017, at 5:00 p.m.

Request for Proposals will be issued on or after Monday, July 3, 2017.

TRD-201702476

Chris Brown

Executive Director

Ark-Tex Council of Governments

Filed: June 27, 2017


Office of the Attorney General

Texas Water Code and Texas Health and Safety Code Settlement Notice

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

Case Title and Court: Ector County, Texas, and State of Texas, acting by and through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality v. 3H Trucking, LLC, Cause No. D-1-GN-14-003968; in the 53rd Judicial District Court, Travis County, Texas.

Nature of Defendant's Operations: Defendant 3H Trucking, LLC operates a trucking and hauling business in the Ector County area. On February 12, 2014, an Ector County Environmental Enforcement officer observed a truck and trailer owned by the Defendant discharging liquid waste onto the roadway as it drove. Defendant subsequently undertook and completed the necessary remediation work for the discharged liquid waste.

Proposed Agreed Final Judgment: The parties propose an Agreed Final Judgment, which assesses civil penalties against Defendant in the amount of $2,500, to be divided equally between Ector County and the State of Texas. In addition, the Agreed Final Judgment awards attorney's fees to the State of Texas in the amount of $1,250. Defendant shall pay all costs of court.

For a complete description of the proposed settlement, the complete proposed Agreed Final Judgment should be reviewed. Requests for copies of the judgment, and written comments on the proposed settlement, should be directed to Sireesha Chirala, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Texas Attorney General, P.O. Box 12548, MC 066, Austin, Texas 78711-2548, (512) 463-2012, facsimile (512) 320-0911. Written comments must be received within 30 days of publication of this notice to be considered.

TRD-201702464

Amanda Crawford

General Counsel

Office of the Attorney General

Filed: June 26, 2017


Comptroller of Public Accounts

Local Sales Tax Rate Changes Effective July 1, 2017 (.pdf)

TRD-201702466

Don Neal

Chief Deputy General Counsel

Comptroller of Public Accounts

Filed: June 27, 2017


Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner

Notice of Rate Ceilings

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

The weekly ceiling as prescribed by §303.003 and §303.009 for the period of 07/03/17 - 07/09/17 is 18% for Consumer1/Agricultural/Commercial2 credit through $250,000.

The weekly ceiling as prescribed by §303.003 and §303.009 for the period of 07/03/17 - 07/09/17 is 18% for Commercial over $250,000.

1 Credit for personal, family or household use.

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

TRD-201702475

Leslie Pettijohn

Commissioner

Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner

Filed: June 27, 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 August 7, 2017. TWC, §7.075 also requires that the commission promptly consider any written comments received and that the commission may withdraw or withhold approval of an AO if a comment discloses facts or considerations that indicate that consent is inappropriate, improper, inadequate, or inconsistent with the requirements of the statutes and rules within the commission's jurisdiction or the commission's orders and permits issued in accordance with the commission's regulatory authority. Additional notice of changes to a proposed AO is not required to be published if those changes are made in response to written comments.

A copy of each proposed AO is available for public inspection at both the commission's central office, located at 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building C, 1st Floor, Austin, Texas 78753, (512) 239-2545 and at the applicable regional office listed as follows. Written comments about an AO should be sent to the enforcement coordinator designated for each AO at the commission's central office at P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087 and must be received by 5:00 p.m. on August 7, 2017. Written comments may also be sent by facsimile machine to the enforcement coordinator at (512) 239-2550. The commission's enforcement coordinators are available to discuss the AOs and/or the comment procedure at the listed phone numbers; however, TWC, §7.075 provides that comments on the AOs shall be submitted to the commission in writing.

(1) COMPANY: AFTON CHEMICAL CORPORATION; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0311-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101613230; LOCATION: Pasadena, Harris County; TYPE OF FACILITY: lube oil additives manufacturing plant; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §116.115(c) and §122.143(4), New Source Review Permit Number 18161, Special Conditions Number 1, Federal Operating Permit Number O1460, Special Terms and Conditions Number 13, and Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.085(b), by failing to comply with the nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide permitted annual emissions rates for the Flare, Emissions Point Number X-D-1; PENALTY: $39,300; Supplemental Environmental Project offset amount of $15,720; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Carol McGrath, (210) 403-4063; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(2) COMPANY: AMIN ENTERPRISES, INCORPORATED dba Handi Stop 117; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0046-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN107234346; LOCATION: Pearland, Brazoria County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A) and TWC, §26.3475(c)(1), by failing to monitor the underground storage tanks for releases at a frequency of at least once every month; PENALTY: $6,750; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Stephanie McCurley, (512) 239-2607; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(3) COMPANY: Aqua Development, Incorporated; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0494-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101174514; LOCATION: Wills Point, Hunt County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply system; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.115(f)(1) and Texas Health and Safety Code, §341.0315(c), by failing to comply with the maximum contaminant level of 0.060 milligrams per liter for haloacetic acids, based on the locational running annual average; PENALTY: $172; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Claudia Corrales, (432) 620-6138; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(4) COMPANY: CARMAX AUTO SUPERSTORES, INCORPORATED; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0588-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101869782; LOCATION: San Antonio, Bexar County; TYPE OF FACILITY: fleet refueling facility; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A) and TWC, §26.3475(c)(1), by failing to monitor the underground storage tank for releases at a frequency of at least once every month; PENALTY: $2,438; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Claudia Corrales, (432) 620-6138; REGIONAL OFFICE: 14250 Judson Road, San Antonio, Texas 78233-4480, (210) 490-3096.

(5) COMPANY: City of Crosbyton; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0484-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101383784; LOCATION: Crosbyton, Crosby County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.117(c)(2)(C), (h), and (i)(1), by failing to collect lead and copper tap samples at the required ten sample sites, have the samples analyzed, and report the results to the executive director (ED) for the January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2015, monitoring period; and 30 TAC §290.117(c)(2)(B), (h), and (i)(1), by failing to collect lead and copper tap samples at the required ten sample sites, have the samples analyzed, and report the results to the ED for the January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016, monitoring period; PENALTY: $345; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Steven Hall, (512) 239-2569; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5012 50th Street, Suite 100, Lubbock, Texas 79414-3426, (806) 796-7092.

(6) COMPANY: City of Huntington; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-0139-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101184638; LOCATION: Huntington, Angelina County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.115(f)(1) and Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC), §341.0315(c), by failing to comply with the maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 0.060 milligrams per liter (mg/L) for haloacetic acids, based on the locational running annual average; and 30 TAC §290.115(f)(1) and THSC, §341.0315(c), by failing to comply with the MCL of 0.080 mg/L for total trihalomethanes, based on the locational running annual average; PENALTY: $345; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Abigail Lindsey, (512) 239-2576; REGIONAL OFFICE: 3870 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77703-1892, (409) 898-3838.

(7) COMPANY: COASTAL TRANSPORT COMPANY, INCORPORATED; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0647-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100712629; LOCATION: San Antonio, Bexar County; TYPE OF FACILITY: common carrier; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.5(b)(1)(A) and TWC, §26.3467(d), by failing to deposit a regulated substance into a regulated underground storage tank system that was not covered by a valid, current TCEQ delivery certificate; PENALTY: $3,105; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Jonathan Nguyen, (512) 239-1661; REGIONAL OFFICE: 14250 Judson Road, San Antonio, Texas 78233-4480, (210) 490-3096.

(8) COMPANY: David J. Johnson dba Pelican Island Grocery; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-2148-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN105011274; LOCATION: Galveston, Galveston County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline.; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A) and TWC, §26.3475(c)(1), by failing to monitor the underground storage tanks for releases at a frequency of at least once every month; PENALTY: $4,687; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Benjamin Sakmar, (512) 239-1704; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(9) COMPANY: DEANVILLE WATER SUPPLY CORPORATION; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0632-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101442085; LOCATION: Deanville, Burleson County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.110(e)(4)(A) and (f)(3) and §290.122(c)(2)(A) and (f), by failing to submit a Disinfectant Level Quarterly Operating Report (DLQOR) to the executive director (ED) each quarter, and failing to provide public notification and submit a copy of the public notification to the ED regarding the failure to submit a DLQOR to the ED each quarter by the tenth day of the month following the end of the quarter; and 30 TAC §290.117(i)(6) and (j), by failing to provide a consumer notification of lead tap water monitoring results to persons served at the sites that were tested, and failing to mail a copy of the consumer notificaiton of tap results to the ED along with certification that the consumer notification has been distributed; PENALTY: $427; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Steven Stump, (512) 239-1343; REGIONAL OFFICE: 6801 Sanger Avenue, Suite 2500, Waco, Texas 76710-7826, (254) 751-0335.

(10) COMPANY: Del Grande Mobile Home Owners' Association, Incorporated; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0295-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN104449194; LOCATION: Del Rio, Val Verde County; TYPE OF FACILITY: wastewater treatment facility; RULES VIOLATED: TWC, §26.121(a)(1) and 30 TAC §§305.42(a), 305.65, and 305.125(2), by failing to maintain authorization to discharge wastewater into or adjacent to any water in the state; PENALTY: $20,250; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Ariel Ramirez, (512) 239-4935; REGIONAL OFFICE: 707 East Calton Road, Suite 304, Laredo, Texas 78041-3887, (956) 791-6611.

(11) COMPANY: Diamond Shamrock Refining Company, L.P.; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0419-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100210517; LOCATION: Sunray, Moore County; TYPE OF FACILITY: petroleum refinery; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §116.115(c) and §122.143(4), Federal Operating Permit Number O3427, Special Terms and Conditions Number 10, New Source Review Permit Numbers 92928 and HAP63, Special Conditions Number 4.A, and Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.085(b), by failing to comply with the permitted emissions limit; PENALTY: $4,650; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: David Carney, (512) 239-2583; REGIONAL OFFICE: 3918 Canyon Drive, Amarillo, Texas 79109-4933, (806) 353-9251.

(12) COMPANY: FORTEEN M ENTERPRISES INCORPORATED dba Quick Car Lube and Tune; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0516-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100539741; LOCATION: Arlington, Tarrant County; TYPE OF FACILITY: oil change facility; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A) and (2) 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 failing to provide release detection for the gravity piping associated with the UST system; 30 TAC §334.7(d)(1)(A) and (3), by failing to provide an amended registration for any change or additional information regarding the UST within 30 days from the date of the occurrence of the change or addition; 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 USTs; and 30 TAC §334.602(a), by failing to designate, train, and certify at least one individual for each class of operator - Class A, Class B, and Class C for the facility; PENALTY: $7,227; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Holly Kneisley, (817) 588-5856; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(13) COMPANY: Freeway Investment, Incorporated dba Daily Stop; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0426-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101570620; LOCATION: Keller, Tarrant County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.50(b)(2) and TWC, §26.3475(a), by failing to provide release detection for the pressurized piping associated with the underground storage tank system; PENALTY: $2,566; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Holly Kneisley, (817) 588-5856; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(14) COMPANY: Jameson Place, L.P.; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0403-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN107845679; LOCATION: Weatherford, Parker County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.108(f)(1) and Texas Health and Safety Code, §341.0315(c), by failing to comply with the maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 5 picoCuries per liter (pCi/L) for combined radium-226 and radium-228, and failing to comply with the MCL of 15 pCi/L for gross alpha particle activity, based on the running annual average; PENALTY: $405; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Carol McGrath, (210) 403-4063; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(15) COMPANY: Juan Sanchez and Maribel Ortiz; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0229-MSW-E; IDENTIFIER: RN103871885; LOCATION: Harlingen, Hidalgo County; TYPE OF FACILITY: used auto parts and vehicle repair facility with an unauthorized disposal site; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §330.15(a) and (c), by failing to cause, suffer, allow, or permit the unauthorized disposal of municipal solid waste; PENALTY: $1,337; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Margarita Dennis, (817) 588-5892; REGIONAL OFFICE: 1804 West Jefferson Avenue, Harlingen, Texas 78550-5247, (956) 425-6010.

(16) COMPANY: Liberty Utilities (Silverleaf Water) LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0297-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102078839; LOCATION: Hawkins, Wood 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 WQ0012482001, Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements Number 1, by failing to comply with permitted effluent limitations; PENALTY: $2,875; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Ross Luedtke, (512) 239-3157; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2916 Teague Drive, Tyler, Texas 75701-3734, (903) 535-5100.

(17) COMPANY: Midway Range, LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1936-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101247229; LOCATION: Granbury, Hood County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.42(b)(1) and (e)(2), by failing to provide disinfection facilities for the groundwater supply for the purpose of microbiological control and distribution protection; and 30 TAC §290.46(n)(1), by failing to maintain accurate and up-to-date detailed as-built plans or record drawings and specifications for each treatment plant, pump station, and storage tank at the public water system until the facility is decommissioned; PENALTY: $500; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Yuliya Dunaway, (210) 403-4077; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(18) COMPANY: NEW PROGRESS WATER SUPPLY CORPORATION; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0205-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101245413; LOCATION: Cresson, Parker County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.46(q)(1) and (2), by failing to issue a boil water notification to customers of the facility within 24 hours of a water outage using the prescribed notification format as specified in 30 TAC §290.47(c); and 30 TAC §291.76 and TWC, §5.702, by failing to pay regulatory assessment fees for the TCEQ Public Utility Account regarding Certificate of Convenience and Necessity Number 11844 for the calendar years 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016; PENALTY: $360; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Steven Hall, (512) 239-2569; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(19) COMPANY: Ridgewood Custom Homes, LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0579-WQ-E; IDENTIFIER: RN109151530; LOCATION: Bryan, Brazos County; TYPE OF FACILITY: construction site; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §281.25(a)(4) and 40 Code of Federal Regulations §122.26(c), by failing to obtain authorization to discharge stormwater associated with construction activities under Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit Number TXR150000; PENALTY: $1,125; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Ariel Ramirez, (512) 239-4935; REGIONAL OFFICE: 6801 Sanger Avenue, Suite 2500, Waco, Texas 76710-7826, (254) 751-0335.

(20) COMPANY: Staff Water Supply Corporation; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0290-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101193472; LOCATION: Ranger, Eastland County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.115(f)(1) and Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC), §341.0315(c), by failing to comply with the maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 0.060 milligrams per liter (mg/L) for haloacetic acids, based on the locational running annual average; and 30 TAC §290.115(f)(1) and THSC, §341.0315(c), by failing to comply with the MCL of 0.080 mg/L for total trihalomethanes, based on the locational running annual average; PENALTY: $690; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Abigail Lindsey, (512) 239-2576; REGIONAL OFFICE: 1977 Industrial Boulevard, Abilene, Texas 79602-7833, (325) 698-9674.

(21) COMPANY: Texas Department of Criminal Justice; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1826-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102317070; LOCATION: Tennessee Colony, Anderson 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 WQ0010823001, Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements Numbers 1 and 2, by failing to comply with permitted effluent limitations; and TWC, §26.121(a)(1), 30 TAC §305.125(1), and TPDES Permit Number WQ0010823001, Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements and Chronic Biomonitoring Requirements, by failing to comply with other permitted effluent limitations; PENALTY: $91,000; Supplemental Environmental Project offset amount of $91,000; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: James Boyle, (512) 239-2527; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2916 Teague Drive, Tyler, Texas 75701-3734, (903) 535-5100.

(22) COMPANY: The Chemours Company FC, LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0303-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN108202599; LOCATION: La Porte, Harris County; TYPE OF FACILITY: sulfuric acid manufacturing plant; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §122.143(4) and §122.146(2), Federal Operating Permit Number O1845, General Terms and Conditions, and Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.085(b), by failing to submit a Permit Compliance Certification no later than 30 days after the end of the certification period; PENALTY: $2,963; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Trina Grieco, (210) 403-4006; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(23) COMPANY: Trophy Club Municipal Utility District Number 1; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-0717-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101520286; LOCATION: Trophy Club, Denton County; TYPE OF FACILITY: wastewater treatment facility; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §327.5(a) and TWC, §26.121(a)(1), by failing to immediately contain an unauthorized discharge and take appropriate actions to minimize impact on the environment; and 30 TAC §305.125(1), TWC, §26.121(a)(1), and Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Number WQ0011593001, Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements Number 1, by failing to comply with permitted effluent limitations; PENALTY: $25,313; Supplemental Environmental Project offset amount of $20,251; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Melissa Castro, (512) 239-0855; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(24) COMPANY: TXI Operations, L.P.; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0445-WQ-E; IDENTIFIER: RN105513873; LOCATION: Greenville, Hunt County; TYPE OF FACILITY: ready-mixed concrete manufacturing facility; RULES VIOLATED: TWC, §26.121(a)(1), 30 TAC §305.125(1), and Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit Number TXG110696, Part III. Permit Requirements Number A.1., by failing to comply with permitted effluent limitations; PENALTY: $2,875; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: James Boyle, (512) 239-2527; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(25) COMPANY: Union Carbide Corporation; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0314-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100219351; LOCATION: Texas City, Galveston County; TYPE OF FACILITY: petrochemical manufacturing 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 O1917, General Terms and Conditions, by failing to submit the Permit Compliance Certification no later than 30 days after the end of the certification period; PENALTY: $4,200; Supplemental Environmental Project offset amount of $1,680; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Robyn Babyak, (512) 239-1853; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(26) COMPANY: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0069-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101921138; LOCATION: Galveston, Galveston County; TYPE OF FACILITY: medical facility; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §116.115(b)(2)(F) and (c) and §122.143(4), Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.085(b), Federal Operating Permit Number O1531, Special Terms and Conditions Number 11, and New Source Review Permit Number 18655, Special Conditions Number 1, by failing to comply with the maximum allowable emissions rates for the Incinerator, Emission Point Number INCIN-3; PENALTY: $3,000; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Abigail Lindsey, (512) 239-2576; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

TRD-201702467

Kathleen C. Decker

Director, Litigation Division

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: June 27, 2017


Notice of Hearing

Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Inc.

SOAH Docket No. 582-17-4595

TCEQ Docket No. 2017-0533-AIR

Permit No. 20006

APPLICATION.

Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Inc., 1500 Independence Avenue, Bryan, Texas 77803-2001, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for an amendment to Air Quality Permit Number 20006, which would authorize modification to the Ceramic Catalyst Manufacturing Plant located at 1500 Independence Avenue, Bryan, Brazos County, Texas 77803. This application was processed in an expedited manner, as allowed by the commission's rules in 30 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 101, Subchapter J. This application was submitted to the TCEQ on February 17, 2016. The proposed facility will emit the following contaminants: organic compounds, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, hazardous air pollutants, and particulate matter including particulate matter with diameters of 10 microns or less and 2.5 microns or less.

The TCEQ Executive Director has prepared a draft permit which, if approved, would establish the conditions under which the facility must operate. The Executive Director has made a preliminary decision to issue the permit because it meets all rules and regulations. The permit application, executive director's preliminary decision, and draft permit are available for viewing and copying at the TCEQ central office, the TCEQ Waco regional office, and at the Clara B. Mounce Public Library, 201 East 26th Street, Bryan, Brazos County, Texas. The facility's compliance file, if any exists, is available for public review at the TCEQ Waco Regional Office, 6801 Sanger Avenue, Suite 2500, Waco, Texas. As a public courtesy, we have provided the following Web page to an online map of the site or the facility's general location. The online map is not part of the application or the notice: http://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/hb610/index.html?lat=30.66083&lng=-96.40611&zoom=13&type=r. For the exact location, refer to the application.

CONTESTED CASE HEARING.

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

10:00 a.m. - August 16, 2017

County Administration Building

Commissioners' Courtroom, Suite 106

200 South Texas Avenue

Bryan, Texas 77803

The purpose of a preliminary hearing is to establish jurisdiction, name the parties, establish a procedural schedule for the remainder of the proceeding, allow an opportunity for settlement discussions, and to address other matters as determined by the judge. The evidentiary hearing phase of the proceeding will be similar to a civil trial in state district court. The hearing will address the disputed issues of fact identified in the TCEQ order concerning this application issued on May 30, 2017.

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

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

MAILING LIST.

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

AGENCY CONTACTS AND INFORMATION.

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

In accordance with 1 Texas Administrative Code §155.401(a), Notice of Hearing, "Parties that are not represented by an attorney may obtain information regarding contested case hearings on the public website of the State Office of Administrative Hearings at www.soah.texas.gov, or in printed format upon request to SOAH."

INFORMATION.

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

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

Further information may also be obtained from Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics Inc. at the address stated above or by calling Mr. Phil Goodwin, EHS Manager at (979) 779-1500.

TRD-201702488

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: June 28, 2017


Notice of Public Hearing

on Assessment of Administrative Penalties and Requiring Certain Actions of MLC Argyle LLC

SOAH Docket No. 582-17-4768

TCEQ Docket No. 2016-0142-MLM-E

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

10:00 a.m. - July 20, 2017

William P. Clements Building

300 West 15th Street, 4th Floor

Austin, Texas 78701

The purpose of the hearing will be to consider the Executive Director's Preliminary Report and Petition mailed November 18, 2016, concerning assessing administrative penalties against and requiring certain actions of MLC Argyle LLC, for violations in Denton County, Texas, of: Texas Water Code §26.121(a) and 30 Texas Admin. Code §330.15(a) and (c) and §335.4.

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

Legal Authority: Texas Water Code §7.054 and chs. 7 and 26, Texas Health & Safety Code ch. 361, and 30 Texas Admin. Code chs. 70, 330, and 335; Texas Water Code §7.058, and the Rules of Procedure of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the State Office of Administrative Hearings, including 30 Texas Admin. Code §70.108 and §70.109 and ch. 80, and 1 Texas Admin. Code ch. 155.

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

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

In accordance with 1 Texas Admin. Code §155.401(a), Notice of Hearing, "Parties that are not represented by an attorney may obtain information regarding contested case hearings on the public website of the State Office of Administrative Hearings at www.soah.texas.gov, or in printed format upon request to SOAH."

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

Issued: June 21, 2017

TRD-201702486

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: June 28, 2017


Notice of Public Hearing

on Revocation of the Occupational License of RAMON VILLA

SOAH Docket No. 582-17-4763

TCEQ Docket No. 2016-0345-LIC

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

10:00 a.m. - July 27, 2017

William P. Clements Building

300 West 15th Street, 4th Floor

Austin, Texas 78701

The purpose of the hearing will be to consider the Executive Director's Preliminary Report and Petition mailed January 3, 2017, concerning revocation of the occupational license of Ramon Villa, for conviction of an offense warranting license revocation in El Paso County, Texas, pursuant to Tex. Occ. Code §53.021(a) and 30 Tex. Admin. Code §30.33(h)(1).

The hearing will allow Ramon Villa, the Executive Director, and the Commission's Public Interest Counsel to present evidence on whether grounds exist warranting revocation of Ramon Villa's occupational license. The first convened session of the hearing will be to establish jurisdiction, afford Ramon Villa, the Executive Director of the Commission, and the Commission's Public Interest Counsel an opportunity to negotiate and to establish a discovery and procedural schedule for an evidentiary hearing. Unless agreed to by all parties in attendance at the preliminary hearing, an evidentiary hearing will not be held on the date of this preliminary hearing. Upon failure of Ramon Villa to appear at the preliminary hearing or evidentiary hearing, the factual allegations in the notice will be deemed admitted as true, and the relief sought in the notice of hearing may be granted by default. The specific allegations included in the notice are those set forth in the Executive Director's Preliminary Report and Petition, attached hereto and incorporated herein for all purposes. Ramon Villa, the Executive Director of the Commission, and the Commission's Public Interest Counsel are the only designated parties to this proceeding.

Legal Authority: Tex. Water Code chs. 7 and 37, Tex. Occ. Code chs. 53 and 1903, and 30 Tex. Admin. Code chs. 30 and 344; Tex. Water Code §7.058, and the Rules of Procedure of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the State Office of Administrative Hearings, including 30 Tex. Admin. Code §30.38 and §80.6 and chs. 70 and 80, and 1 Tex. Admin. Code ch. 155.

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

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

In accordance with 1 Tex. Admin. Code §155.401(a), Notice of Hearing, "Parties that are not represented by an attorney may obtain information regarding contested case hearings on the public website of the State Office of Administrative Hearings at www.soah.texas.gov, or in printed format upon request to SOAH."

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

Issued: June 22, 2017

TRD-201702487

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: June 28, 2017


Notice of Receipt of Application and Intent to Obtain Municipal Solid Waste Permit

Proposed Permit No. 2397

APPLICATION. City of Post, 105 E. Main Street, Post, Garza County, Texas 79356, a municipal solid waste landfill, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for a permit to authorize the storage and disposal of residential and commercial municipal solid waste. The facility is proposed to be located at 1637 County Road 225, Post, in Garza County, Texas 79356. The TCEQ received this application on May 1, 2017. The permit application is available for viewing and copying at City of Post, City Hall, 105 E. Main Street, Post, Garza County, Texas 79356. The following link to an electronic map of the site or facility's general location is provided as a public courtesy and is not part of the application or notice: http://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/hb610/index.html?lat=33.1688&lng=-101.3817&zoom=13&type=r. For exact location, refer to application.

ADDITIONAL NOTICE. TCEQ’s Executive Director has determined the application is administratively complete and will conduct a technical review of the application. After technical review of the application is complete, the Executive Director may prepare a draft permit and will issue a preliminary decision on the application. Notice of the Application and Preliminary Decision will be published and mailed to those who are on the county-wide mailing list and to those who are on the mailing list for this application. That notice will contain the deadline for submitting public comments.

PUBLIC COMMENT/PUBLIC MEETING. You may submit public comments or request a public meeting on this application. The purpose of a public meeting is to provide the opportunity to submit comments or to ask questions about the application. TCEQ will hold a public meeting if the Executive Director determines that there is a significant degree of public interest in the application or if requested by a local legislator. A public meeting is not a contested case hearing.

OPPORTUNITY FOR A CONTESTED CASE HEARING. After the deadline for submitting public comments, the Executive Director will consider all timely comments and prepare a response to all relevant and material, or significant public comments. Unless the application is directly referred for a contested case hearing, the response to comments, and the Executive Director’s decision on the application, will be mailed to everyone who submitted public comments and to those persons who are on the mailing list for this application. If comments are received, the mailing will also provide instructions for requesting reconsideration of the Executive Director’s decision and for requesting a contested case hearing. A person who may be affected by the facility is entitled to request a contested case hearing from the commission. A contested case hearing is a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in state district court.

TO REQUEST A CONTESTED CASE HEARING, YOU MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS IN YOUR REQUEST: your name, address, phone number; applicant's name and permit number; the location and distance of your property/activities relative to the facility; a specific description of how you would be adversely affected by the facility in a way not common to the general public; a list of all disputed issues of fact that you submit during the comment period, and the statement "(I/we) request a contested case hearing." If the request for contested case hearing is filed on behalf of a group or association, the request must designate the group’s representative for receiving future correspondence; identify by name and physical address an individual member of the group who would be adversely affected by the facility or activity; provide the information discussed above regarding the affected member’s location and distance from the facility or activity; explain how and why the member would be affected; and explain how the interests the group seeks to protect are relevant to the group’s purpose.

Following the close of all applicable comment and request periods, the Executive Director will forward the application and any requests for reconsideration or for a contested case hearing to the TCEQ Commissioners for their consideration at a scheduled Commission meeting. The Commission may only grant a request for a contested case hearing on issues the requestor submitted in their timely comments that were not subsequently withdrawn.

If a hearing is granted, the subject of a hearing will be limited to disputed issues of fact or mixed questions of fact and law that are relevant and material to the Commission’s decision on the application submitted during the comment period.

MAILING LIST. If you submit public comments, a request for a contested case hearing or a reconsideration of the Executive Director’s decision, you will be added to the mailing list for this application to receive future public notices mailed by the Office of the Chief Clerk. In addition, you may request to be placed on: (1) the permanent mailing list for a specific applicant name and permit number; and/or (2) the mailing list for a specific county. To be placed on the permanent and/or the county mailing list, clearly specify which list(s) and send your request to TCEQ Office of the Chief Clerk at the address below.

AGENCY CONTACTS AND INFORMATION. All public comments and requests must be submitted either electronically at www.tceq.texas.gov/about/comments.html or in writing to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Office of the Chief Clerk, MC-105, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087. If you choose to communicate with the TCEQ electronically, please be aware that your email address, like your physical mailing address, will become part of the agency’s public record. For more information about this permit application or the permitting process, please call the TCEQ’s Public Education Program, Toll Free, at (800) 687-4040. Si desea información en español, puede llamar al (800) 687-4040.

Further information may also be obtained from City of Post at the address stated above or by calling Mr. Todd E. Stiggins, P.E., Project Manager, at (806) 473-2200.

TRD-201702484

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: June 28, 2017


Texas Facilities Commission

Request for Proposals #303-8-20604

The Texas Facilities Commission (TFC), on behalf of the Department of Public Safety - Highway Patrol (DPS), announces the issuance of Request for Proposals (RFP) #303-8-20604. TFC seeks a five (5) or ten (10) year lease of approximately 2,904 square feet of office space in Marfa, Texas.

The deadline for questions is July 26, 2017, and the deadline for proposals is August 2, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. The award date is September 20, 2017. TFC reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals submitted. TFC is under no legal or other obligation to execute a lease on the basis of this notice or the distribution of an RFP. Neither this notice nor the RFP commits TFC to pay for any costs incurred prior to the award of a grant.

Parties interested in submitting a proposal may obtain information by contacting the Program Specialist, Evelyn Esquivel, at (512) 463-6494. A copy of the RFP may be downloaded from the Electronic State Business Daily at http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/bid_show.cfm?bidid=141707.

TRD-201702426

Kay Molina

General Counsel

Texas Facilities Commission

Filed: June 21, 2017


Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Medicaid Payment Rates for Anesthesia Services

Hearing. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will conduct a public hearing on August 2, 2017, at 1:30 p.m., to receive comment on proposed Medicaid payment rates for Anesthesia Services.

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

Proposal. The payment rates for Anesthesia Services are proposed to be effective October 1, 2017.

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

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

§355.8221, which addresses the reimbursement methodology for certified registered nurse anesthetists; and

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

Briefing Package. A briefing package describing the proposed payments rates will be available at http://legacy-hhsc.hhsc.state.tx.us/rad/rate-packets.shtml on or after July 19, 2017. Interested parties may obtain a copy of the briefing package prior to the hearing on or after July 19, 2017, by contacting Rate Analysis by telephone at (512) 730-7401; by fax at (512) 730-7475; or by e-mail at RADAcuteCare@hhsc.state.tx.us. The briefing package will also be available at the public hearing.

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

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

TRD-201702489

Karen Ray

Chief Counsel

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Filed: June 28, 2017


Public Notice: Pre-admission Screening and Resident Review Habilitative Specialized Services

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission announces its intent to submit transmittal number 17-0020 to the Texas State Plan for Medical Assistance, under Title XIX of the Social Security Act.

The purpose of this amendment is to expand the list of habilitative specialized services available to Medicaid recipients residing in a Medicaid-certified nursing facility who are 21 years of age or older and who have been found through the Pre-admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) process to need such services. The requested effective date for the proposed amendment is December 1, 2017.

The proposed amendment is estimated to result in an additional annual aggregate expenditure of $21,311,782 for federal fiscal year 2018, consisting of $12,122,142 in federal funds and $9,189,640 in state general revenue. For federal fiscal year 2019, the estimated additional annual expenditure is $25,574,139, consisting of $14,674,576 in federal funds and $10,899,563 in state general revenue. For federal fiscal year 2020, the estimated additional annual expenditure is $25,574,139, consisting of $14,664,336 in federal funds and $10,909,803 in state general revenue.

To obtain copies of the proposed amendment, interested parties may contact Doneshia Ates, State Plan Policy Advisor, by mail at the Health and Human Services Commission, P.O. Box 13247, Mail Code H-600, Austin, Texas 78711; by telephone at (512) 428-1963; by facsimile at (512) 487-3403; or by email at Medicaid_Chip_SPA_Inquiries@hhsc.state.tx.us. Copies of the proposal will also be made available for public review at the local offices of the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.

TRD-201702494

Karen Ray

Chief Counsel

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Filed: June 28, 2017


Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

Request for Proposals for Uniform Physical Conditions Standards Inspections

SUMMARY. The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (the "Department") announces a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Uniform Physical Conditions Standards Inspections

POSTING DATE AND DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION. The RFP was posted on MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017. The deadline for submission in response to the RFP is 2:00 p.m., Central Daylight Saving Time, WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017. Late and/or unsigned proposals will not be considered.

Individuals or firms interested in submitting a proposal should visit our website at: http://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/ under the "What's New" section or visit http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/, for a complete copy of the RFP. Throughout the procurement process, all questions relating to this RFP must be submitted to the Department in writing to Julie Dumbeck (julie.dumbeck@tdhca.state.tx.us).

PLACE AND METHOD OF QUALIFICATION DELIVERY. Proposals shall be delivered to:

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

Attention: Julie Dumbeck

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 13941

Austin, TX 78711-3941

Physical Address for Overnight Carriers:

221 East 11th Street

Austin, Texas 78701-2410

(512) 475-3991

TRD-201702465

Timothy K. Irvine

Executive Director

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

Filed: June 26, 2017


Texas Department of Insurance

Company Licensing

Application for incorporation in the state of Texas by CLEAR SPRING PROPERTY AND CASUALTY COMPANY, a domestic fire and/or casualty company. The home office is in Austin, Texas.

Application to do business in the state of Texas by SOUTHERN GUARANTY INSURANCE COMPANY, a foreign fire and/or casualty company. The home office is in Madison, Wisconsin.

Application for FEDERAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY (MUTUAL), a foreign life, accident and/or health company, to change its name to FEDERAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY. The home office is in Riverwoods, Illinois.

Application for ALFA VISION INSURANCE CORPORATION, a foreign fire and/or casualty company, to change its name to TREXIS INSURANCE CORPORATION. The home office is in Virginia.

Application for ALFA SPECIALTY INSURANCE CORPORATION, a foreign fire and/or casualty company, to change its name to TREXIS ONE INSURANCE CORPORATION. The home office is in Virginia.

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

TRD-201702491

Norma Garcia

General Counsel

Texas Department of Insurance

Filed: June 28, 2017


Notice of Hearing

The department of insurance will hold a public hearing under Insurance Code §2703.206 to adjust title insurance rates for the 2018 calendar year to reimburse Texas title insurers for amounts paid in assessments to the Texas Title Insurance Guaranty Association (TTIGA) in 2017.

Docket No. 2800

10:30 a.m., Central time

September 7, 2017

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

333 Guadalupe St., Austin, Texas

Previous Assessment and Recoupment - In August 2012, the commissioner of insurance designated Southern Title Insurance Company as impaired. In 2013, to ensure that TTIGA had sufficient funds to pay Southern Title claims, TTIGA assessed title insurers for $2.5 million. The commissioner adjusted title insurance rates for 2014 to allow insurers to recoup the $2.5 million.

2012 Southern Title Impairment Order @ http://www.tdi.texas.gov/title/documents/order120721.pdf

2014 Recoupment Rate Order @ http://www.tdi.texas.gov/orders/documents/2885_Texas_Title_Rat.pdf

2017 Assessment - On February 7, 2017, TTIGA executed an assumption agreement with First National Title Insurance Company. Under the agreement, First National Title assumes TTIGA's liabilities for Southern Title Insurance policies. In March 2017, TTIGA assessed title insurers $6 million to pay for the assumption.

Recoupment Rate Hearing - Insurance Code §2602.210 allows title insurers to recoup amounts paid in assessment in their rates in the succeeding calendar year. TDI must hold a hearing to adjust the 2018 title insurance rates to allow for recoupment of the 2017 assessment.

This hearing will address only the recoupment rate. Comments must be directly related to that issue. If you wish to submit written comments, analyses, or other information, please do so by 5 p.m. on September 7, 2017. You must provide two copies of your submission. Send one copy to the Office of the Chief Clerk, Mail Code 113-2A, Texas Department of Insurance, PO Box 149104, Austin, Texas 78714-9104, or email it to ChiefClerk@tdi.texas.gov. Send the other copy to J'ne Byckovski, Director and Chief Actuary, PO Box 149104, Mail Code 105-5F, Austin, Texas 78714-9104, or email it to PCActuarial@tdi.texas.gov.

You may also present relevant written or oral comments at the hearing.

TRD-201702485

Norma Garcia

General Counsel

Texas Department of Insurance

Filed: June 28, 2017


Texas Lottery Commission

Scratch Ticket Game Number 1622 "Pick 3™"

1.0 Name and Style of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The name of Scratch Ticket Game No. 1622 is "PICK 3™". The play style is "other".

1.1 Price of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The price for Scratch Ticket Game No. 1622 shall be $1.00 per Scratch Ticket.

1.2 Definitions in Scratch Ticket Game No. 1622.

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: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, $1.00, $2.00, $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, $40.00, $100, $3,000, PICK 3 SYMBOL, 3 SYMBOL and STAR 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. 1622 - 1.2D

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 (1622), 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: 1622-0000001-001.

H. Pack - A Pack of the "PICK 3™" Scratch Ticket Game contains 150 Tickets, packed in plastic shrink-wrapping and fanfolded in pages of five (5). Ticket 001 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 "PICK 3™" Scratch Ticket Game No. 1622.

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 "PICK 3™" Scratch Ticket Game is determined once the latex on the Scratch Ticket is scratched off to expose 10 (ten) Play Symbols. If a player reveals a "3" Play Symbol, the player wins the prize for that symbol. If a player reveals a "STAR" Play Symbol, the player wins a Pick 3™ Quick Pick ticket 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 10 (ten) 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 10 (ten) 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 10 (ten) Play Symbols must be exactly one of those described in Section 1.2.C of these Game Procedures;

17. Each of the 10 (ten) Play Symbols on the Scratch Ticket must be printed in the Symbol font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; the Scratch Ticket Serial Numbers must be printed in the Serial font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; and the Pack-Scratch Ticket Number must be printed in the Pack-Scratch Ticket Number font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery;

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

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

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

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

2.2 Programmed Game Parameters.

A. A Ticket can win up to five (5) times in accordance with the approved prize structure.

B. 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 same spots.

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

D. The "STAR" (FREE) Play Symbol will only appear as dictated by the prize structure and will always have the ‘PICK 3" (QPTICKET) Prize Symbol associated with it.

E. Non-winning Play Symbols will all be different.

F. Non-winning Prize Symbols will never appear more than one (1) time.

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

2.3 Procedure for Claiming Prizes.

A. To claim a "PICK 3™" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $1.00, Pick 3 Ticket, $2.00, $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, $40.00 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 $40.00 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 "PICK 3™" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $3,000, 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 "PICK 3™" 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 "PICK 3™" 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 "PICK 3™" 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 11,040,000 Scratch Tickets in Scratch Ticket Game No. 1622. The approximate number and value of prizes in the game are as follows:

Figure 2: GAME NO. 1622 - 4.0

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. 1622 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. 1622, 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-201702471

Bob Biard

General Counsel

Texas Lottery Commission

Filed: June 27, 2017


Scratch Ticket Game Number 1891 "Strike It Rich"

1.0 Name and Style of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The name of Scratch Ticket Game No. 1891 is "STRIKE IT RICH". The play style is "slots - straight line".

1.1 Price of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The price for Scratch Ticket Game No. 1891 shall be $5.00 per Scratch Ticket.

1.2 Definitions in Scratch Ticket Game No. 1891.

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: SINGLE CHERRY SYMBOL, GOLD BAR SYMBOL, BANANA SYMBOL, DICE SYMBOL, CROWN SYMBOL, DIAMOND SYMBOL, SPADE SYMBOL, PINEAPPLE SYMBOL, BELL SYMBOL, SUN SYMBOL, ANCHOR SYMBOL, APPLE SYMBOL, STACK OF BILLS SYMBOL, HORSESHOE SYMBOL, PEAR SYMBOL, LEMON SYMBOL, HEART SYMBOL, STRAWBERRY SYMBOL, SAFE SYMBOL, STAR SYMBOL, KEY SYMBOL, CLUB SYMBOL, POT OF GOLD SYMBOL, WISHBONE SYMBOL, LIGHTNING BOLT SYMBOL, 7 SYMBOL, $5.00, $10.00, $15.00, $20.00, $50.00, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 and $100,000.

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

Figure 1: GAME NO. 1891 - 1.2D

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 (1891), a seven (7) digit Pack number, and a three (3) digit Scratch Ticket number. Scratch Ticket numbers start with 001 and end with 075 within each Pack. The format will be: 1891-0000001-001.

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

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

J. Scratch Ticket Game, Scratch Ticket or Ticket - Texas Lottery "STRIKE IT RICH" Scratch Ticket Game No. 1891.

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 "STRIKE IT RICH" Scratch Ticket Game is determined once the latex on the Scratch Ticket is scratched off to expose 28 (twenty-eight) Play Symbols. A player pulls open each tab in GAMES 1-7. If a player reveals 3 (three) matching symbols in the same GAME, the player wins the prize for that GAME. If a player reveals a "7" Play Symbol in any GAME, the player wins DOUBLE the prize for that GAME. If a player reveals 2 (two) "7" Play Symbols in the same GAME, the player wins 5X the prize for that GAME. If a player reveals 3 (three) "7" Play Symbols in the same GAME, the player wins 10X the prize for that GAME. Each GAME plays separately. The prize for each GAME is located on the back of each tab. Only the highest individual or multiplied prize per GAME will be paid. 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 28 (twenty-eight) 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 28 (twenty-eight) 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 28 (twenty-eight) Play Symbols must be exactly one of those described in Section 1.2.C of these Game Procedures;

17. Each of the 28 (twenty-eight) Play Symbols on the Scratch Ticket must be printed in the Symbol font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; the Scratch Ticket Serial Numbers must be printed in the Serial font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; and the Pack-Scratch Ticket Number must be printed in the Pack-Scratch Ticket Number font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery;

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

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

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

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

2.2 Programmed Game Parameters.

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

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

C. A Ticket can win up to seven (7) times, one (1) time in each GAME.

D. On winning and Non-Winning Tickets, the top cash prizes of $1,000 and $100,000 will each appear at least once, except on Tickets winning more than five (5) times.

E. On all Tickets within each GAME, there will be three (3) Play Symbols under the scratch off and one (1) Prize Symbol on the underside of the corresponding tab.

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

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

H. 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, Bell Play Symbol in any GAME, then the next Ticket may not contain a Lemon Play Symbol, Banana Play Symbol, Bell Play Symbol in any GAME in any order.

I. Non-Winning Tickets will not have matching GAMES. For example, if GAME 1 is Lemon Play Symbol, Banana Play Symbol, Bell Play Symbol, then GAME 2 through GAME 7 will not contain Lemon Play Symbol, Banana Play Symbol, Bell Play Symbol in any order.

J. Winning Tickets will contain three (3) matching Play Symbols in a horizontal GAME or one (1) "7" (SEVEN) Play Symbol in a horizontal GAME or two (2) "7" (SEVEN) Play Symbols in a horizontal GAME or three (3) "7" (SEVEN) Play Symbols in a horizontal GAME.

K. On Tickets that win with one (1) "7" (SEVEN) Play Symbol, the remaining Play Symbols in that GAME will be different, unless restricted by other parameters, play action or prize structure.

L. One (1) "7" (SEVEN) Play Symbol will only appear on GAMES winning DOUBLE the prize that is revealed on the corresponding tab and all wins will be as per the prize structure.

M. Two (2) "7" (SEVEN) Play Symbols will only appear on GAMES winning FIVE (5) TIMES the prize that is revealed on the corresponding tab and all wins will be as per the prize structure.

N. Three (3) "7" (SEVEN) Play Symbols will only appear on GAMES winning TEN (10) TIMES the prize that is revealed on the corresponding tab and all wins will be as per the prize structure.

2.3 Procedure for Claiming Prizes.

A. To claim a "STRIKE IT RICH" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $5.00, $10.00, $15.00, $20.00, $50.00, $100 or $500, a claimant shall sign the back of the Scratch Ticket in the space designated on the Scratch Ticket and present the winning Scratch Ticket to any Texas Lottery Retailer. The Texas Lottery Retailer shall verify the claim and, if valid, and upon presentation of proper identification, if appropriate, make payment of the amount due the claimant and physically void the Scratch Ticket; provided that the Texas Lottery Retailer may, but is not required, to pay a $50.00, $100 or $500 Scratch Ticket Game. In the event the Texas Lottery Retailer cannot verify the claim, the Texas Lottery Retailer shall provide the claimant with a claim form and instruct the claimant on how to file a claim with the Texas Lottery. If the claim is validated by the Texas Lottery, a check shall be forwarded to the claimant in the amount due. In the event the claim is not validated, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly. A claimant may also claim any of the above prizes under the procedure described in Section 2.3.B and Section 2.3.C of these Game Procedures.

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

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

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

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

3.0 Scratch Ticket Ownership.

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

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

4.0 Number and Value of Scratch Ticket Prizes. There will be approximately 8,280,000 Scratch Tickets in Scratch Ticket Game No. 1891. The approximate number and value of prizes in the game are as follows:

Figure 2: GAME NO. 1891 - 4.0

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. 1891 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. 1891, 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-201702472

Bob Biard

General Counsel

Texas Lottery Commission

Filed: June 27, 2017


North Central Texas Council of Governments

Request for Proposals for the Fort Worth Active Transportation Plan

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) and the City of Fort Worth are requesting consultant services to develop a citywide active transportation plan. In accordance with the City's Comprehensive Plan and the Complete Streets Policy, this Plan for the City of Fort Worth will integrate the adopted Bike Fort Worth Plan, Walk Fort Worth Plan, Master Thoroughfare Plan, and the Fort Worth Transportation Authority Master Plan to create a seamless network of on- and off-street pedestrian and bicycle facilities integrated with the public transportation and thoroughfare networks. The Plan will develop a network of priorities for access, safety, comfort, and other key factors to assist in funding priorities.

The Fort Worth Active Transportation Plan will develop a level of comfort analysis for multi-modal transportation throughout the City, and identify a citywide active transportation network that will enable regional non-motorized travel, while benefiting local active transportation trips. The Plan will produce an implementation strategy and framework for prioritizing bicycle and pedestrian projects across the city.

Proposals must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., on Friday August 4, 2017, to Kevin Kokes, Principal Transportation Planner, North Central Texas Council of Governments, 616 Six Flags Drive, Arlington, Texas 76011. Copies of the Request for Proposals will be available at www.nctcog.org/rfp by the close of business on Friday, July 7, 2017.

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

TRD-201702468

R. Michael Eastland

Executive Director

North Central Texas Council of Governments

Filed: June 27, 2017


Request for Proposals for Traffic Pattern Data for IH 30 Closure

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is requesting proposals from providers of data to gain a better understanding of traffic patterns during the weekend closures of IH 30 for construction starting in the Fall of 2017. As part of the IH 30 and SH 360 interchange project, the Texas Department of Transportation plans to close IH 30 in both directions from President George Bush Turnpike (PGBT) to Cooper / Collins Street entrance and exit points. This closure will be used for bridge demolitions, which is anticipated to be needed approximately 6 times throughout the construction of the interchange. The collection of travel pattern data through this corridor before, during and after the closures will help us better understand the percentage of travelers for each possible route and the travel time associated with each route. This data will help us assess effectiveness of the detour route as well as other routes travelers choose to take. Understanding the baseline data and reviewing the data after each closure, NCTCOG and partner agencies will fine-tune the plan to improve congestion through the corridor.

Proposals must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., on Friday August 4, 2017, to Natalie Bettger, Senior Program Manager, North Central Texas Council of Governments, 616 Six Flags Drive, Arlington, Texas 76011. Copies of the Request for Proposals will be available at www.nctcog.org/rfp by the close of business on Friday, July 7, 2017.

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

TRD-201702474

R. Michael Eastland

Executive Director

North Central Texas Council of Governments

Filed: June 27, 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 June 15, 2017, for a service provider certificate of operating authority, pursuant to the Public Utility Regulatory Act. Applicant intends to provide facilities-based, data and resale services in all ILEC areas of the State of Texas open to competition.

Docket Title and Number: Application of Uniti Fiber LLC for a Service Provider Certificate of Operating Authority, Docket Number 47294.

Persons who wish to comment upon the action sought should contact the commission by mail at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll free at (888) 782-8477 no later than July 7, 2017. Hearing and speech impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission through Relay Texas by dialing 7-1-1. All comments should reference Docket Number 47294.

TRD-201702427

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: June 22, 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 June 22, 2017, pursuant to the Public Utility Regulatory Act, Tex. Util. Code Ann. §39.154 and §39.158.

Docket Style and Number: Application of Willow Springs Class B Member, LLC for Approval Pursuant to §39.158 of the Public Utility Regulatory Act, Docket Number 47341.

The Application: On June 22, 2017, Willow Springs Class B Member, LLC filed an application for approval of the conveyance of certain passive equity interests in Willow Springs Class B to BAL Investment & Advisory, Inc. and Mid-American Wind Tax Equity Holdings, LLC (the investors). Following the proposed transaction, the combined generation owned and controlled by Willow Springs Class B, investors and their affiliates and will equal approximately 1,707.5 MW, or approximately 1.83% of the installed capacity in ERCOT or capable delivery into ERCOT.

Persons wishing to intervene or comment on the action sought should contact the Public Utility Commission of Texas as soon as possible as an intervention deadline will be imposed. A comment or request to intervene should be mailed to by mail at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll-free at (888) 782-8477. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission through Relay Texas by dialing 7-1-1. All comments should reference Docket Number 47341.

TRD-201702473

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: June 27, 2017


Notice of Application for Retail Electric Provider Certification

Notice is given to the public of the filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (Commission) of an application on June 16, 2017, for retail electric provider certification, pursuant to Public Utility Regulatory Act (PURA) §39.352.

Docket Title and Number: Application of AMOS ENERGY INC. for a Retail Electric Provider Certificate, Docket Number 47310.

Application: AMOS ENERGY INC. requests an Option II retail electric provider certificate.

Information on the application may be obtained by contacting the commission by mail at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll free at (888) 782-8477. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission through Relay Texas by dialing 7-1-1. All inquiries should reference Docket Number 47310.

TRD-201702429

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: June 22, 2017


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

Notice is given to the public of the filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas of an application to amend a sewer certificate of convenience and necessity in Montgomery County.

Docket Style and Number: Application of Chateau Woods Municipal Utility District to Amend a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity in Montgomery County, Docket Number 47315.

The Application: Chateau Woods Municipal Utility District filed an application to amend its sewer certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) number 20937 in Montgomery County. The total area being requested includes approximately 9 acres and 25 current customers.

Persons wishing to intervene or comment on the action sought should contact the commission by mail at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll-free at (888) 782-8477. A deadline for intervention in this proceeding will be established. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission through Relay Texas by dialing 7-1-1. All comments should reference Docket Number 47315.

TRD-201702428

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: June 22, 2017


Notice of Application to Amend Certificated Service Area Boundaries

Notice is given to the public of the filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas of an application on June 20, 2017, for an amendment to certificated service area boundaries within Burnet County, Texas.

Docket Style and Number: Application of City of Burnet and Pedernales Electric Cooperative, Inc. to Amend Certificates of Convenience and Necessity for Service Area Boundary Changes in Burnet County. Docket Number 47333.

The Application: the City of Burnet and Pedernales Electric Cooperative, Inc. filed an application for a service area boundary exception to allow the City to provide service to a specific customer located within the certificated service area of PEC. The City and PEC have provided a service area exchange agreement.

Persons wishing to comment on the action sought or intervene should contact the Public Utility Commission of Texas no later than July 14, 2017, by mail at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll-free at (888) 782-8477. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the Commission through Relay Texas by dialing 7-1-1. All comments should reference Docket Number 47333.

TRD-201702450

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: June 23, 2017


Request for Comments

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission staff) requests comments from interested parties on the questions listed below on Rayburn Country Electric Cooperative, Inc.'s (RCEC) proposal to move its load and portions of its facilities currently in the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). Parties are invited to submit written comments in response to commission staff's questions by filing 16 copies of such comments with the Public Utility Commission's Central Records Division no later than 3:00 p.m. on Friday, July 14, 2017. All comments should reference Project No. 47342 and should be limited to 20 pages.

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

QUESTIONS

In Project No. 45633, the commission directed ERCOT and SPP to perform a joint study regarding the impacts of Lubbock Power & Light's (LP&L) proposal to join ERCOT. Should the commission direct ERCOT and SPP to perform a similar joint study of RCEC's proposal? Please explain why or why not.

If the commission does direct ERCOT and SPP to perform a joint study, should the RCEC study differ from the LP&L study? If the study should differ, please explain how and why it should differ. If the study should not differ, please explain why.

Please provide any other comments you have on RCEC's proposal.

TRD-201702478

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility of Commission of Texas

Filed: June 27, 2017


Texas Department of Transportation

Aviation Division - Request for Qualifications for Professional Engineering Services

The City of Gladewater, through its agent, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), intends to engage a professional engineering firm for services pursuant to Chapter 2254, Subchapter A, of the Government Code. TxDOT Aviation Division will solicit and receive qualification statements for the current aviation project as described below.

Current Project: City of Gladewater; TxDOT CSJ No.: 1710GLADE.

The TxDOT Project Manager is Ryan Hindman, P.E.

Scope: Provide engineering and design services, including construction administration, to:

1. Chip seal, overlay, and mark Runway 14-32; and

2. Rehabilitate taxiways to Runway 14-32.

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

The proposed contract is subject to 49 CFR Part 26 concerning the participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE).

The DBE goal for the design phase of the current project is 16%. The goal will be re-set for the construction phase.

Utilizing multiple engineering/design and construction grants over the course of the next five years, future scope of work items at the Gladewater Municipal Airport may include the following: rehabilitate Runway 17-35 and taxiways leading to Runway 17-35; stripe and mark various airfield pavements; rehabilitate hangar access taxiways; rehabilitate apron; rehabilitate aircraft parking areas; clear 20:1 approach surfaces; install/replace airport perimeter fencing; and update the Airport Layout Plan.

The City of Gladewater reserves the right to determine which of the above services may or may not be awarded to the successful firm and to initiate additional procurement action for any of the services above.

To assist in your qualification statement preparation, the criteria, 5010 drawing, project diagram, and most recent Airport Layout Plan are available online at http://www.dot.state.tx.us/avn/avninfo/notice/consult/index.htm by selecting "Gladewater Municipal Airport." The qualification statement should address a technical approach for the current scope only. Firms shall use page 4, Recent Airport Experience, to list relevant past projects for both current scope and future scope.

AVN-550 Preparation Instructions:

Interested firms shall utilize the latest version of Form AVN-550, titled "Qualifications for Aviation Architectural/Engineering Services." The form may be requested from TxDOT, Aviation Division, 125 E. 11th Street, Austin, Texas 78701-2483, phone number, (800) 68-PILOT (74568). The form may be emailed by request or downloaded from the TxDOT website at http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/division/aviation/projects.html. The form may not be altered in any way. Firms must carefully follow the instructions provided on each page of the form. Qualifications shall not exceed the number of pages in the AVN-550 template. The AVN-550 consists of eight pages of data plus one optional illustration page. A prime provider may only submit one AVN-550. If a prime provider submits more than one AVN-550, that provider will be disqualified. Responses to this solicitation WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN ANY OTHER FORMAT.

ATTENTION: To ensure utilization of the latest version of Form AVN-550, firms are encouraged to download Form AVN-550 from the TxDOT website as addressed above. Utilization of Form AVN-550 from a previous download may not be the exact same format. Form AVN-550 is a PDF Template.

The completed Form AVN-550 must be received in the TxDOT Aviation eGrants system no later than August 4, 2017, 11:59 p.m. (CDST). Electronic facsimiles or forms sent by email or regular/overnight mail will not be accepted.

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

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

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

The consultant selection committee will be composed of local government representatives. The final selection by the committee will generally be made following the completion of review of AVN-550s. The committee will review all AVN-550s and rate and rank each. The Evaluation Criteria for Engineering Qualifications can be found at http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/division/aviation/projects.html under Information for Consultants. All firms will be notified and the top rated firm will be contacted to begin fee negotiations for the design and bidding phases. The selection committee does, however, reserve the right to conduct interviews for the top rated firms if the committee deems it necessary. If interviews are conducted, selection will be made following interviews.

Please contact TxDOT Aviation for any technical or procedural questions at (800) 68-PILOT (74568). For procedural questions, contact Beverly Longfellow. For technical questions, contact Ryan Hindman, P.E., Project Manager.

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

TRD-201702430

Leonard Reese

Associate General Counsel

Texas Department of Transportation

Filed: June 22, 2017


Public Notice - Aviation

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

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

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

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

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

TRD-201702425

Joanne Wright

Deputy General Counsel

Texas Department of Transportation

Filed: June 21, 2017


Texas Water Development Board

Notice of Public Hearing on the Draft State Fiscal Year 2018 Clean and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plans

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) will conduct a public hearing on the draft State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2018 Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Intended Use Plan (IUP) and the draft SFY 2018 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) IUP. The hearing will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. on July 28, 2017, in Room 170 of the Stephen F. Austin Building at 1700 North Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701.

The CWSRF IUP contains a list of wastewater projects in prioritized order which will be considered for funding in SFY 2018. The draft SFY 2018 CWSRF IUP has been prepared pursuant to rules adopted by the TWDB in 31 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 375.

The DWSRF IUP contains a list of drinking water projects in prioritized order which will be considered for funding in SFY 2018. The draft SFY 2018 DWSRF IUP has been prepared pursuant to the rules adopted by the TWDB in 31 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 371.

Interested persons are encouraged to attend the hearing and to present comments concerning the draft IUPs. Those who cannot attend the hearing may provide comments through the following three alternative methods:

(1) submit comments via the online comment page: https://www2.twdb.texas.gov/apps/iup/;

(2) email comments to the electronic mail address: iupcomments@twdb.texas.gov; or

(3) submit written comments to the postal mail address:

Mr. Mark Wyatt

Director, Program Administration and Reporting

Texas Water Development Board

P.O. Box 13231

Austin, Texas 78711

The deadline for comments will be specified in the draft CWSRF and DWSRF IUPs, which will be available at the TWDB's website at http://www.twdb.texas.gov/financial/programs/CWSRF/index.asp and http://www.twdb.texas.gov/financial/programs/DWSRF/index.asp respectively.

Please note that time limits on public comments may be imposed to allow all attendees to be heard. Additionally, the TWDB discourages comments requesting a revised rating based on project information not previously submitted.

Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and need auxiliary aids or services are requested to contact Merry Klonower at (512) 463-8165 two (2) business days prior to the hearing so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

TRD-201702432

Todd Chenoweth

General Counsel

Texas Water Development Board

Filed: June 22, 2017