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Office of the Attorney General

Request for Applications for the Other Victim Assistance Grant Program

The Crime Victim Services Division (CVSD) of the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is soliciting local and statewide applications for projects that provide victim-related services or assistance. The purpose of the OAG Other Victim Assistance Grant (OVAG) program is to provide funds, using a competitive allocation method, to programs that address the unmet needs of victims by maintaining or increasing their access to quality services.

Applicable Funding Source for OVAG:

The source of funding is through a biennial appropriation by the Texas Legislature. All funding is contingent upon an appropriation to the OAG by the Texas Legislature. The OAG makes no commitment that an Application, once submitted, or a grant, once funded, will receive subsequent funding.

Eligibility Requirements:

Eligible Applicants: Local units of government, non-profit agencies with 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) status and state agencies, including universities, are eligible to apply.

Eligibility: The OAG will initially screen each application for eligibility. Applications will be deemed ineligible if the application is submitted by an ineligible applicant; the application is not filed in the manner and form required by the Application Kit; the application is filed after the deadline established in the Application Kit; or the application does not meet other requirements as stated in the RFA and the Application Kit.

How to Obtain Application Kit: The OAG will post the Application Kit on the OAG's website at https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/cvs/grants-and-contracts. Updates and other helpful reminders about the application process will also be posted at this location. Potential applicants are encouraged to refer to the site regularly.

Deadlines and Filing Instructions for the Grant Application:

Registration Deadline: Online registration is required to apply for a grant. The deadline to register will be stated in the Application Kit. If registration is not completed by the deadline, then an Application will not be accepted and is not eligible for funding. To register go to: https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/cvs/grants-and-contracts.

Application Deadline: The applicant must submit its application, including all required attachments, to the OAG. The OAG must receive the submitted application and all required attachments by the deadline established in the Application Kit.

Filing Instructions: Strict compliance with the filing instructions, as provided in the Application Kit, is required.

The OAG will not consider an Application if it is not filed by the due date as stated in the Application Kit.

Minimum and Maximum Amounts of Funding Available: Minimum and maximum amounts of funding are subject to change as stated in the Application Kit. The minimum amount of funding for all programs is $20,000 per fiscal year. The maximum amount for a local program is $42,000 per fiscal year. The maximum amount for a statewide program is $175,000 per fiscal year.

Start Date and Length of Grant Contract Period: The grant contract period (term) is up to two years from September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018, subject to and contingent on funding and/or approval by the OAG.

No Match Requirements: There are no match requirements.

Limited Volunteer Requirements: All non-governmental OVAG Applicants must have a volunteer component.

Award Criteria: The OAG will make funding decisions that support the efficient and effective use of public funds. Scoring components will include, but are not limited to, information provided by the applicant on the proposed project activities and budget. Funding decisions will be determined using a competitive allocation method.

Grant Purpose Area: All grant projects must address one or more of the purpose areas as stated in the Application Kit.

Prohibitions on Use of Grant Funds: OAG grant funds may not be used to support or pay the costs of overtime, out of state travel, dues, or lobbying; any portion of the salary or any other compensation for an elected government official; the purchase of food and beverages except as allowed under Texas State Travel Guidelines; the purchase or lease of vehicles; the purchase of promotional items or recreational activities; costs of travel that are unrelated to the direct delivery of services that support the OAG grant-funded program; the costs for consultants or vendors who participate directly in writing a grant application; or for any unallowable costs set forth in applicable state or federal law, rules, regulations, guidelines, policies, procedures or cost principles. Grant funds may not be used to purchase any other products or services the OAG identifies as inappropriate or unallowable within this RFA or the Application Kit.

OAG Contact Person: If additional information is needed, contact Lyndsay Ysla at Grants@oag.texas.gov, or by phone at (512) 936-1278.

TRD-201700810

Amanda Crawford

General Counsel

Office of the Attorney General

Filed: February 28, 2017


Request for Applications for the Sexual Assault Prevention and Crisis Services-State Program

The Crime Victim Services Division (CVSD) of the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is soliciting applications from local and statewide programs that provide services to victims of sexual assault.

Applicable Funding Source: The source of funding is through a biennial appropriation by the Texas Legislature. All funding is contingent upon an appropriation to the OAG by the Texas Legislature. The OAG makes no commitment that an application, once submitted, or a grant, once funded, will receive subsequent funding.

Eligibility Requirements:

Eligible Applicants: Sexual Assault Programs and State Sexual Assault Coalitions as defined by Texas Government Code, Section 420.003 and Statewide Programs as defined in the Application Kit.

Eligibility: The OAG will initially screen each application for eligibility. Applications will be deemed ineligible if the application is submitted by an ineligible applicant; the application is not filed in the manner and form required by the Application Kit; the application is filed after the deadline established in the Application Kit; or the application does not meet other requirements as stated in the RFA and the Application Kit.

How to Obtain Application Kit: The OAG will post the Application Kit on the OAG's website at https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/cvs/grants-and-contracts. Updates and other helpful reminders about the application process will also be posted at this location. Potential applicants are encouraged to refer to the site regularly.

Deadlines and Filing Instructions for the Grant Application:

Registration Deadline: Online registration is required to apply for a grant. The deadline to register will be stated in the Application Kit. If registration is not completed by the deadline, then an Application will not be accepted and is not eligible for funding. To register go to: https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/cvs/grants-and-contracts.

Application Deadline: The applicant must submit its application, including all required attachments, to the OAG. The OAG must receive the submitted application and all required attachments by the deadline established in the Application Kit.

Filing Instructions: Strict compliance with the filing instructions, as provided in the Application Kit, is required.

The OAG will not consider an Application if it is not filed by the due date as stated in the Application Kit.

Minimum and Maximum Amounts of Funding Available: The minimum amount of funding for all programs is $65,000 per fiscal year. The maximum amounts of funding are as follows: new sexual assault program, statewide programs, and sexual assault coalitions $65,000 per fiscal year; currently funded sexual assault programs $210,000 per fiscal year; currently funded statewide programs $75,000; and state sexual assault coalitions $300,000 per fiscal year.

Regardless of the maximums stated above, a program may not apply, per fiscal year, for an amount higher than the Sexual Assault Prevention and Crisis Services (SAPCS)-State funds it received in fiscal year (FY) 2017. The award amount is determined solely by the OAG. The OAG may award grants at amounts above or below the established funding levels and is not obligated to fund a grant at the amount requested.

A currently funded program is one that has an active grant contract for FY 2017. Previous grantees that were not funded in FY 2017, or that de-obligated their contracts in FY 2017, will be considered new applicants for this Application Kit.

Start Date and Length of Grant Contract Period: The grant contract period (term) is up to two years from September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018, subject to and contingent on funding and/or approval by the OAG.

No Match Requirements: There are no match requirements.

Volunteer Requirements: All SAPCS-State projects must have a volunteer component. Specific requirements for the volunteer component will be stated in the Application Kit.

Award Criteria: The OAG will make funding decisions that support the efficient and effective use of public funds. Scoring components will include, but are not limited to, information provided by the applicant on the proposed project activities and budget. Funding decisions will be determined using a competitive allocation method.

Grant Purpose Area: All grant projects must address one or more of the purpose areas as stated in the Application Kit.

Prohibitions on Use of Grant Funds: OAG grant funds may not be used to support or pay the costs of overtime, out of state travel (Sexual Assault Programs Only), dues, or lobbying; any portion of the salary or any other compensation for an elected government official; the purchase of food and beverages except as allowed under Texas State Travel Guidelines; the purchase or lease of vehicles; the purchase of promotional items or recreational activities; costs of travel that are unrelated to the direct delivery of services that support the OAG grant-funded program; the costs for consultants or vendors who participate directly in writing a grant application; or for any unallowable costs set forth in applicable state or federal law, rules, regulations, guidelines, policies, procedures or cost principles. Grant funds may not be used to purchase any other products or services the OAG identifies as inappropriate or unallowable within this RFA or the Application Kit.

OAG Contact Person: If additional information is needed, contact Lyndsay Ysla at Grants@oag.texas.gov, or (512) 936-1278.

TRD-201700812

Amanda Crawford

General Counsel

Office of the Attorney General

Filed: February 28, 2017


Request for Applications for the Victim Coordinator and Liaison Grant Program

The Crime Victim Services Division (CVSD) of the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is soliciting applications for projects that provide victim-related services or assistance. The purpose of the OAG Victim Coordinator and Liaison Grant (VCLG) program is to fund the victim assistance coordinator and crime victim liaison positions for the purposes set forth in the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 56.04.

Applicable Funding Source for VCLG:

The source of funding is through a biennial appropriation by the Texas Legislature. All funding is contingent upon an appropriation to the OAG by the Texas Legislature. The OAG makes no commitment that an Application, once submitted, or a grant, once funded, will receive subsequent funding.

Eligibility Requirements:

Eligible Applicants: A local criminal prosecutor, defined as a district attorney, a criminal district attorney, a county attorney with felony responsibility, or a county attorney who prosecutes criminal cases, may apply for a grant to fund a victim assistance coordinator (VAC) position. A local law enforcement agency, defined as the police department of a municipality or the sheriff's department of any county, may apply for a grant to fund a crime victim liaison (CVL) position.

Eligibility: The OAG will initially screen each application for eligibility. Applications will be deemed ineligible if the application is submitted by an ineligible applicant; the application is not filed in the manner and form required by the Application Kit; the application is filed after the deadline established in the Application Kit; or the application does not meet other requirements as stated in the RFA and the Application Kit.

How to Obtain Application Kit: The OAG will post the Application Kit on the OAG's website at https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/cvs/grants-and-contracts. Updates and other helpful reminders about the application process will also be posted at this location. Potential applicants are encouraged to refer to the site regularly.

Deadlines and Filing Instructions for the Grant Application:

Registration Deadline: Online registration is required to apply for a grant. The deadline to register will be stated in the Application Kit. If registration is not completed by the deadline, then an Application will not be accepted and is not eligible for funding. To register go to: https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/cvs/grants-and-contracts.

Application Deadline: The applicant must submit its application, including all required attachments to the OAG. The OAG must receive the submitted application and all required attachments by the deadline established in the Application Kit.

Filing Instructions: Strict compliance with the filing instructions, as provided in the Application Kit, is required.

The OAG will not consider an Application if it is not filed by the due date as stated in the Application Kit.

Minimum and Maximum Amounts of Funding Available: Minimum and maximum amounts of funding are subject to change as stated in the Application Kit. The minimum amount of funding for all programs is $20,000 per fiscal year. The maximum amount for a local program is $42,000 per fiscal year.

Start Date and Length of Grant Contract Period: The grant contract period (term) is up to two years from September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018, subject to and contingent on funding and/or approval by the OAG.

No Match Requirements: There are no match requirements.

Award Criteria: The OAG will make funding decisions that support the efficient and effective use of public funds. Scoring components will include, but are not limited to, information provided by the applicant on the proposed project activities and budget. Funding decisions will be determined using a competitive allocation method.

Grant Purpose Area: All grant projects must address one or more of the purpose areas as stated in the Application Kit.

Prohibitions on Use of Grant Funds: OAG grant funds may not be used to support or pay the costs of overtime, out of state travel, dues, or lobbying; any portion of the salary or any other compensation for an elected government official; the purchase of food and beverages except as allowed under Texas State Travel Guidelines; the purchase or lease of vehicles; the purchase of promotional items or recreational activities; costs of travel that are unrelated to the direct delivery of services that support the OAG grant-funded program; the costs for consultants or vendors who participate directly in writing a grant application; or for any unallowable costs set forth in applicable state or federal law, rules, regulations, guidelines, policies, procedures or cost principles. Grant funds may not be used to purchase any other products or services the OAG identifies as inappropriate or unallowable within this RFA or the Application Kit.

OAG Contact Person: If additional information is needed, contact Lyndsay Ysla at Grants@oag.texas.gov, or (512) 936-1278.

TRD-201700811

Amanda Crawford

General Counsel

Office of the Attorney General

Filed: February 28, 2017


Comptroller of Public Accounts

Notice of Request for Proposals

Pursuant to Chapter 54, Subchapters F and H, Texas Education Code; and Chapters 2155 and 2156, Subchapter A, Texas Government Code, the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts ("Comptroller") on behalf of the Texas Prepaid Higher Education Tuition Board ("Board") announces its Request for Proposals No. 219h ("RFP") for Actuarial Services for the Board. The Board desires to obtain the services of a qualified, independent firm or individual to assist the Board in administering the Board's actuarial activities related to the Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan ("TGTP") and the Texas Tuition Promise FundSM ("TTPF"), which are qualified tuition programs organized under Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code; referred to collectively as the "Funds". As of August 31, 2016, TGTP had approximately 60,000 active contracts and assets of approximately $821 million, and TTPF had sold approximately 32,000 contracts and had approximately $819 million in assets. The selected respondent or respondents, if any, will be expected to begin performance of the contract on or about May 22, 2017, or as soon thereafter as practical.

Contact: Parties interested in submitting a proposal should contact Vicki Rees, Assistant General Counsel, Contracts, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, in the Issuing Office at: 111 E. 17th St., Room 201, Austin, Texas 78774, (512) 305-8673. The RFP will be available electronically on the Electronic State Business Daily ("ESBD") at: http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us after 10:00 a.m. Central Time ("CT") on Friday, March 10, 2017.

Questions: All questions regarding the RFP must be received in the Issuing Office no later than 2:00 p.m. CT on Monday, March 17, 2017. Questions received after the deadline will not be considered. Prospective respondents are encouraged to fax or e-mail Questions to (512) 463-3669 or contracts@cpa.texas.gov to ensure timely receipt. On or about Friday, March 24, 2017, the Comptroller expects to post responses to questions as an addendum to the ESBD notice on the issuance of the RFP.

Closing Date: Proposals must be delivered in the Issuing Office to the attention of the Assistant General Counsel no later than 2:00 p.m. CT, on Friday, April 7, 2017. Proposals received after this date and time will not be considered. Respondents shall be solely responsible for ensuring timely receipt of their proposals in the Issuing Office.

Evaluation criteria: Proposals will be evaluated under the evaluation criteria outlined in the RFP. The Board shall make the final decision on any contract award or awards resulting from the RFP. Comptroller and the Board each reserve the right to accept or reject any or all proposals submitted. Comptroller and the Board are not obligated to execute a contract on the basis of this notice or the distribution of any RFP. Comptroller and the Board shall not pay for any costs incurred by any entity in responding to this Notice or to the RFP.

The anticipated schedule of events pertaining to this solicitation is as follows: Issuance of RFP - March 10, 2017, after 10:00 a.m. CT; Questions Due - March 17, 2017, 2:00 p.m. CT; Official Responses to Questions posted - March 24, 2017; Proposals Due - April 7, 2017, 2:00 p.m. CT; Contract Execution - May 17, 2017, or as soon thereafter as practical; Commencement of Work - May 22, 2017. Comptroller reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the dates listed for the anticipated schedule of events. Any amendment to this solicitation will be posted on the ESBD as a RFP Addendum. It is the responsibility of interested parties to periodically check the ESBD for updates to the RFP prior to submitting a proposal.

TRD-201700826

Vicki L. Rees

Assistant General Counsel, Contracts

Comptroller of Public Accounts

Filed: March 1, 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 03/06/17 - 03/12/17 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 03/06/17 - 03/12/17 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-201700789

Leslie Pettijohn

Commissioner

Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner

Filed: February 28, 2017


Credit Union Department

Corrections to Notice of Final Action Taken

As submitted by the department, the Notice of Final Action Taken published in the February 24, 2017, issue of the Texas Register (42 TexReg 778) included incorrect dates for the Texas Register issuesreferenced.

The corrected dates are as follows:

Application to Expand Field of Membership - Approved

First Basin Credit Union, Odessa, Texas - See Texas Register issue dated February 26, 2016.

Neighborhood Credit Union, Dallas, Texas - See Texas Register issue dated July 24, 2015.

TRD-201700813

Harold E. Feeney

Commissioner

Credit Union Department

Filed: February 28, 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 April 10, 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 April 10, 2017. Written comments may also be sent by facsimile machine to the enforcement coordinator at (512) 239-2550. The commission enforcement coordinators are available to discuss the AOs and/or the comment procedure at the listed phone numbers; however, TWC, §7.075 provides that comments on the AOs shall be submitted to the commission in writing.

(1) COMPANY: Anita Lewis and Cody Brent Lewis; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0011-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102697794; LOCATION: Burnet, Burnet County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.117(f)(1)(A)(ii) and (i)(7) and §290.122(b)(2)(A) and (f), by failing to perform and submit a corrosion control study to identify optimal corrosion control treatment for the system within 12 months after the end of the July 1, 2012 - December 31, 2012, monitoring period in which the system exceeded the copper action level and by failing to provide public notification and submit a copy of the public notification to the executive director regarding the failure to perform and submit a corrosion control study; PENALTY: $61; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Yuliya Dunaway, (210) 403-4077; REGIONAL OFFICE: 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building A, Austin, Texas 78753.

(2) COMPANY: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1778-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100825249; LOCATION: Sweeny, Brazoria County; TYPE OF FACILITY: chemical manufacturing plant; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §§101.20(3), 116.115(b)(2)(F) and (c), and 122.143(4), Federal Operating Permit Number O2151, Special Terms and Conditions Number 25, New Source Review Permit Numbers 22690 and PSDTX751M1, Special Conditions Number 1, and Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.085(b), by failing to prevent unauthorized emissions; PENALTY: $9,038; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Raime Hayes-Falero, (713) 767-3567; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452.

(3) COMPANY: City of Bardwell; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1933-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101721199; LOCATION: Bardwell, Ellis 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 WQ0013675001, Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements Numbers 1 and 6, by failing to comply with permitted effluent limitations; PENALTY: $4,050; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Christopher Chick, (512) 239-4564; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951.

(4) COMPANY: City of Brady; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1646-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101613693; LOCATION: Brady, McCulloch County; TYPE OF FACILITY: wastewater treatment facility; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §305.125(1), TWC, §26.121(a)(1), and Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination Permit Number WQ0010132001, Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements Number 1, by failing to comply with permitted effluent limitations; PENALTY: $5,437; Supplemental Environmental Project offset amount of $4,350; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Cheryl Thompson, (817) 588-5886; REGIONAL OFFICE: 622 South Oakes, Suite K, San Angelo, Texas 76903-7035.

(5) COMPANY: City of Bridge City; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1965-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN103778536; LOCATION: Orange, Orange County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.115(f)(1) and §290.122(b)(3)(A) and (f) and Texas Health and Safety Code, §341.0315(c), by failing to comply with the maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 0.080 milligrams per liter for total trihalomethanes (TTHM), based on the locational running annual average and failing to timely provide public notification and submit a copy of the public notification to the executive director regarding the failure to comply with the MCL for TTHM during the second quarter of 2016; PENALTY: $351; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: James Baldwin, (512) 239-1337; REGIONAL OFFICE: 3870 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77703-1830.

(6) COMPANY: City of Carbon; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-2011-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101391985; LOCATION: Carbon, 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 0.080 milligrams per liter (mg/L) for total trihalomethanes, based on locational running annual average; and 30 TAC §290.115(f)(1) and THSC, §341.0315(c), by failing to comply with the MCL of 0.060 mg/L for haloacetic acids, based on the locational running annual average; PENALTY: $315; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Sandra Douglas, (512) 239-2549; REGIONAL OFFICE: 1977 Industrial Boulevard, Abilene, Texas 79602-7833.

(7) COMPANY: Community Services, Incorporated; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1924-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101567063; LOCATION: Corsicana, Navarro County; TYPE OF FACILITY: inactive underground storage tank (UST); RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.7(d)(3) and (e)(2), by failing to provide an amended registration for any change or additional information regarding the UST system within 30 days of the occurrence of the change or addition; and 30 TAC §334.47(a)(2), by failing to permanently remove from service, no later than 60 days after the prescribed upgrade implementation date, a UST system for which any applicable component of the system is not brought into timely compliance with the upgrade requirements; PENALTY: $5,250; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Stephanie McCurley, (512) 239-2607; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951.

(8) COMPANY: Connell Oil Corp. dba Mr. C Food Store 5; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1958-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101549699; LOCATION: Willow Park, Parker County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A) and TWC, §26.3475(c)(1), by failing to monitor the underground storage tanks (USTs) for releases at a frequency of at least once every month; and 30 TAC §334.49(a)(4) and TWC, §26.3475(d), by failing to provide corrosion protection for all underground and/or totally or partially submerged metal components of an UST system; PENALTY: $11,625; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: James Baldwin, (512) 239-1337; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951.

(9) COMPANY: DCP Midstream, LP; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-2109-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102549359; LOCATION: Gruver, Hansford County; TYPE OF FACILITY: natural gas compression station; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §122.143(4) and §122.145(2)(C), Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.085(b), and Federal Operating Permit Number O2504, General Terms and Conditions, by failing to submit a deviation report within 30 days after the end of the reporting period; PENALTY: $2,888; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: David Carney, (512) 239-2583; REGIONAL OFFICE: 3918 Canyon Drive, Amarillo, Texas 79109-4933.

(10) COMPANY: Dimitrios N. Manetas dba Dimitri's Cabaret; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1750-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102318227; LOCATION: La Marque, Galveston County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.106(c)(6) and §290.122(c)(2)(A) and (f), by failing to monitor for nitrate for the 2014 and 2015 monitoring periods and by failing to issue public notification and submit a copy of the public notification to the executive director regarding the failure to monitor for nitrate for the 2014 monitoring period; PENALTY: $437; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Ryan Byer, (512) 239-2571; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452.

(11) COMPANY: Duran Apartment Management Incorporated dba Evetts Apartments; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-0425-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101442234; LOCATION: San Antonio, Bexar County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.42(m), by failing to enclose each water treatment plant and all appurtenances by an intruder-resistant fence with the gates locked during periods of darkness and when the plant is unattended; 30 TAC §290.43(d)(2), by failing to provide the facility's pressure tank with a pressure release device; 30 TAC §290.110(d)(1), by failing to provide current reagents for the color comparator used to measure the free chlorine residual throughout the distribution system; 30 TAC §290.46(s)(1), by failing to calibrate the facility's well meter at least once every three years; 30 TAC §290.42(l), by failing to develop and maintain a thorough and up-to-date plant operations manual for operator review and reference; 30 TAC §290.121(a) and (b), by failing to develop an up-to-date chemical and microbiological monitoring plan that identifies all sampling locations, describes the sampling frequency, and specifies the analytical procedures and laboratories that the public water system will use to comply with the monitoring requirements; 30 TAC §290.46(f)(2), (3)(A)(i)(III), and (D)(vii), by failing to properly maintain water works operation and maintenance records and make them available for review to commission personnel during the investigation; 30 TAC §290.46(i), by failing to adopt an adequate plumbing ordinance, regulations, or service agreement with provisions for proper enforcement to ensure that neither cross-connections nor other unacceptable plumbing practices are permitted; 30 TAC §290.46(n)(2), by failing to provide an accurate and up-to-date map of the distribution system so that valves and mains can be easily located during emergencies; 30 TAC §290.46(e)(4)(A), by failing to operate the facility under the direct supervision of a licensed water works operator who holds a Class D or higher license; 30 TAC §290.46(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 facility; and 30 TAC §290.46(n)(3), by failing to maintain copies of well completion data such as well material setting data, geological log, sealing information, disinfection information, microbiological sample results, and a chemical analysis report of a representative sample of water from the well; PENALTY: $2,767; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Yuliya Dunaway, (210) 403-4077; REGIONAL OFFICE: 14250 Judson Road, San Antonio, Texas 78233-4480.

(12) COMPANY: Flint Hills Resources, Port Arthur, LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1763-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100217389; LOCATION: Port Arthur, Jefferson County; TYPE OF FACILITY: chemical plant; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §§101.20(3), 116.715(a) and (c)(7), and 122.143(4), Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.085(b), Federal Operating Permit Number O1317, Special Terms and Conditions Number 24, and Flexible Permit Numbers 16989 and PSDTX794, Special Conditions Number 1, by failing to prevent unauthorized emissions; PENALTY: $7,125; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Abigail Lindsey, (512) 239-2576; REGIONAL OFFICE: 3870 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77703-1892.

(13) COMPANY: Harlingen CISD; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0220-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101686533; LOCATION: Harlingen, Cameron County; TYPE OF FACILITY: school; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.8(c)(5)(A)(i), by failing to possess a valid TCEQ Delivery Certificate prior to receiving fuel; 30 TAC §334.8(c), by failing to submit initial/renewal underground storage tank (UST) Registration and Self-certification form; and 30 TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A), by failing to monitor USTs for releases at a frequency of at least once every month; PENALTY: $4,375; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Keith Frank, (512) 239-1302; REGIONAL OFFICE: 1804 West Jefferson Avenue, Harlingen, Texas 78550-5247.

(14) COMPANY: Intercontinental Terminals Company, LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1727-IWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100210806; LOCATION: Deer Park, Harris County; TYPE OF FACILITY: wastewater facility; RULES VIOLATED: TWC, §26.121(a)(1), 30 TAC §305.125(1), and Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Number WQ0001984000, Effluent Limitations and Reporting Requirements Number 1, Outfall Number 002, by failing to comply with permitted effluent limitations; PENALTY: $18,300; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Ronica Rodriguez, (512) 239-2601; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452.

(15) COMPANY: Jesse R. Hernandez; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1057-WOC-E; IDENTIFIER: RN104515127; LOCATION: Pettus, Bee County; TYPE OF FACILITY: municipal utility district; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §30.5(a), by failing to obtain a required occupational license; PENALTY: $175; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Ryan Byer, (512) 239-2571; REGIONAL OFFICE: 6300 Ocean Drive, Suite 1200, Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5839.

(16) COMPANY: Jose Luis Simental dba Simental Stone Yard; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1218-SLG-E; IDENTIFIER: RN106147234; LOCATION: Graham, Young County; TYPE OF FACILITY: sludge transporter business; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §312.142(d), by failing to renew the sludge transporter registration biennially; and 30 TAC §312.9 and TWC, §5.702, by failing to pay Sludge Transporter fees and associated late fees for TCEQ Financial Administration Account Number 0804399H for Fiscal Year 2012 to current; PENALTY: $2,619; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Steven Van Landingham, (512) 239-5717; REGIONAL OFFICE: 1977 Industrial Boulevard, Abilene, Texas 79602-7833.

(17) COMPANY: Justin D. Dodson; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0218-LII-E; IDENTIFIER: RN109411603; LOCATION: Amarillo, Randall County; TYPE OF FACILITY: landscape; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §30.5(a), by failing to obtain a required occupational license; PENALTY: $175; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Rajesh Acharya, (512) 239-0577; REGIONAL OFFICE: 3918 Canyon Drive, Amarillo, Texas 79109-4933.

(18) COMPANY: MUNSON POINT PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-2062-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN103128161; LOCATION: Denison, Grayson County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.117(f)(1)(A)(ii) and (i)(7) and §290.122(b)(2)(A) and (f), by failing to perform and submit a corrosion control study to identify optimal corrosion control treatment for the system within 12 months after the end of the July 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014 monitoring period in which the system first exceeded the copper action level and by failing to provide public notification and submit a copy of the public notification to the executive director regarding the failure to perform and submit a corrosion control study; PENALTY: $75; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Michaelle Garza, (210) 403-4076; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951.

(19) COMPANY: Neptune International Incorporated; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1088-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101892891; LOCATION: Humble, Harris County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30?TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A) and TWC, §26.3475(c)(1), by failing to monitor the underground storage tanks for releases at a frequency of at least once every month; PENALTY: $4,687; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Raime Hayes-Falero, (713) 767-3567; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452.

(20) COMPANY: Pioneer Natural Resources USA, Incorporated; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-2046-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN106532179; LOCATION: Victoria, Victoria County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.117(f)(1)(A)(ii) and (i)(7) and §290.122(b)(2)(B) and (f), by failing to perform and submit a corrosion control study to identify optimal corrosion control treatment for the system within 12 months after the end of the January 1, 2015 - June 30, 2015, monitoring period in which the system first exceeded the lead and copper action levels, and by failing to issue public notification and submit a copy of the public notification to the executive director regarding the failure to perform and submit a corrosion control study; PENALTY: $60; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Steven Hall, (512) 239-2569; REGIONAL OFFICE: 6300 Ocean Drive, Suite 1200, Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5839.

(21) COMPANY: SEGUIN BUSINESS, L.L.C. dba Park Place 1; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1498-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102008588; LOCATION: Seguin, Guadalupe County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30?TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A) and TWC, §26.3475(c)(1), by failing to monitor the underground storage tanks for releases at a frequency of at least once every month; PENALTY: $3,000; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: John Fennell, (512) 239-2616; REGIONAL OFFICE: 14250 Judson Road, San Antonio, Texas 78233-4480.

(22) COMPANY: SOUTHWESTERN PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-2029-WDW-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100224641; LOCATION: Amarillo, Potter County; TYPE OF FACILITY: electric power plant; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §331.63(c) and §331.64(c), 40 Code of Federal Regulations §146.69(a)(2) and Underground Injection Control Permit Number Waste Disposal Well 342, Permit Provision VII.B, Operating Parameters, by failing to maintain an operating wellhead injection pressure that does not exceed the permitted maximum; PENALTY: $3,713; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Danielle Porras, (713) 767-3682; REGIONAL OFFICE: 3918 Canyon Drive, Amarillo, Texas 79109-4933.

(23) COMPANY: Thalia Water Supply Corporation; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1860-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101454569; LOCATION: Crowell, Foard County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.115(f)(1) and Texas Health and Safety Code, §341.0315(c), by failing to comply with the maximum contaminant level of 0.080 milligrams per liter for total trihalomethanes, based on the locational running average; PENALTY: $172; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Ronica Rodriguez, (512) 239-2601; REGIONAL OFFICE: 1977 Industrial Boulevard, Abilene, Texas 79602-7833.

(24) COMPANY: Universal Services Fort Hood, Incorporated; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1948-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102185410; LOCATION: Fort Hood, Bell 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 WQ0013358001, Final Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements Number 1, by failing to comply with permitted effluent limitations; PENALTY: $3,375; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Austin Henck, (512) 239-6155; REGIONAL OFFICE: 6801 Sanger Avenue, Suite 2500, Waco, Texas 76710-7826.

TRD-201700782

Kathleen C. Decker

Director, Litigation Division

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: February 28, 2017


Combined Notice of Public Meeting and Notice of Application and Preliminary Decision for TPDES Permit for Municipal Wastewater Amendment Permit Number WQ0011060001

APPLICATIONAND PRELIMINARY DECISION. City of Buda and Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, P.O. Box 1218, Buda, Texas 78610, have applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for a major amendment to Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Permit No. WQ0011060001 to authorize an increase in the discharge of treated domestic wastewater from an annual average flow not to exceed 1,500,000 gallons per day to an annual average flow not to exceed 2,000,000 gallons per day at Outfall 001; and the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at an annual average flow not to exceed 2,000,000 gallons per day at new Outfall 002, with a combined total discharge of 3,500,000 gallons per day at Outfalls 001 and 002. TCEQ received this application on January 26, 2016.

The facility is located at 575 County Road 236, in Hays County, Texas 78610. The treated effluent is discharged via Outfall 001 to an unnamed tributary; thence to Andrews Branch; thence to Porter Creek; thence to Soil Conservation Service (SCS) Site 6 Reservoir; thence to Porter Creek; thence to Plum Creek in Segment No. 1810 of the Guadalupe River Basin. The treated effluent will also be discharged via Outfall 002 to an unnamed tributary; thence to an unnamed lake; thence to an unnamed tributary; thence to SCS Site 11 Reservoir; thence to an unnamed tributary; thence to SCS Site 12 Reservoir; thence to Brushy Creek; thence to Plum Creek in Segment No. 1810 of the Guadalupe River Basin. The unclassified receiving water uses for Outfall 001 are limited aquatic life use for the unnamed tributary and Andrews Branch. The unclassified receiving water uses for Outfall 002 are minimal aquatic life use for the unnamed tributary (above the unnamed lake), limited aquatic life use for the unnamed lake, and limited aquatic life use for the unnamed tributary (below the unnamed lake), and high aquatic life use for SCS Site 11 Reservoir. The designated uses for Segment No. 1810 are primary contact recreation, aquifer protection and high aquatic life use. The aquifer protection use does not apply to this permit as the outfalls are downstream of the Edwards Aquifer contributing, recharge, and transition zones.

In accordance with 30 Texas Administrative Code §307.5 and the TCEQ implementation procedures (June 2010) for the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards, an antidegradation review of the receiving waters was performed. A Tier 1 antidegradation review has preliminarily determined that existing water quality uses will not be impaired by this permit action. Numerical and narrative criteria to protect existing uses will be maintained. A Tier 2 review has preliminarily determined that no significant degradation of water quality is expected in SCS Site 11 Reservoir, which has been identified as having high aquatic life uses. Existing uses will be maintained and protected. The preliminary determination can be reexamined and may be modified if new information is received.

The TCEQ Executive Director has completed the technical review of the application and prepared a draft permit. The draft permit, if approved, would establish the conditions under which the facility must operate. The Executive Director has made a preliminary decision that this permit, if issued, meets all statutory and regulatory requirements. The permit application, Executive Director's preliminary decision, and draft permit are available for viewing and copying at Basil Anthony Moreau Memorial Library (Buda Public Library), 303 Main Street, Buda, Texas. This 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. For the exact location, refer to the application. http://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/hb610/index.html?lat=30.08932&lng=-97.84144&zoom=13&type=r.

CHANGE IN LAW: The Texas Legislature enacted Senate Bill 709, effective September 1, 2015, amending the requirements for comments and contested case hearings. This application is subject to those changes in law.

PUBLIC COMMENT / PUBLIC MEETING. You may submit public comments about this application. The TCEQ will hold a public meeting on this application because it was requested by a local legislator. The purpose of a public meeting is to provide the opportunity to submit comments or to ask questions about the application.

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

The Public Meeting is to be held:

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Buda Elementary (Upper Campus) Kunkel Room

300 N. San Marcos Street

Buda, Texas 78610

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 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 a contested case hearing or reconsideration of the Executive Director's decision. A contested case hearing is a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in a 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 proposed permit number; the location and distance of your property/activities relative to the proposed 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 proposed 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 relating to relevant and material water quality concerns submitted during the comment period.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ACTION. The Executive Director may issue final approval of the application unless a timely contested case hearing request or request for reconsideration is filed. If a timely hearing request or request for reconsideration is filed, the Executive Director will not issue final approval of the permit and will forward the application and request to the TCEQ Commissioners for their consideration at a scheduled Commission meeting.

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 specific 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. If you wish 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.

Citizens are encouraged to submit written public comments and public meeting requests to the Office of the Chief Clerk, MC 105, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, TX 78711-3087 or electronically at www.tceq.texas.gov/about/comments.html within 30 days from the date of newspaper publication of this notice or by the date of the public meeting, whichever is later.

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

Further information may also be obtained from City of Buda and Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority at the address stated above or by calling Mr. Michael Urrutia, Director of Water Quality Services, Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, at (830) 379-5822.

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

TRD-201700817

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: March 1, 2017


Notice of Hearing

Beacon Estates Water Supply Corporation

SOAH Docket No. 582-17-2770

TCEQ Docket No. 2016-1704-MWD

Permit No. WQ0014963001

APPLICATION.

Beacon Estates Water Supply Corporation, 513 West Navigation Street, Brookshire, Texas 77423, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for renewal of Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Permit No. WQ0014963001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 75,000 gallons per day. TCEQ received this application on December 23, 2015.

The facility is located approximately 800 feet east of the Farm-to-Market Road 359; approximately three miles north of the intersection of Farm-to-Market Road 359 and Farm-to-Market Road 1458, in Waller County, Texas 77423. The treated effluent is discharged to Bessies Creek; thence to Brazos River Below Navasota River in Segment No. 1202 of the Brazos River Basin. The unclassified receiving water use is intermediate aquatic life use for Bessies Creek. The designated uses for Segment No. 1202 are high aquatic life use, public water supply, and primary contact recreation. All determinations are preliminary and subject to additional review and/or revisions.

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 that this permit, if issued, meets all statutory and regulatory requirements. The permit application, Executive Director's preliminary decision, and draft permit are available for viewing and copying at Brookshire-Pattison Library, 3815 Sixth Street, Brookshire, Texas. As a public courtesy, we have provided the following Web page to an online map of the site or the facility's general location. The online map is not part of the application or the notice: <http://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/hb610/index.html?lat=29.870099&lng=-96.00006&zoom=12&type=r>. For the exact location, refer to the application.

CONTESTED CASE HEARING.

The State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) will conduct a formal contested case hearing at:

10:00 a.m. - April 10, 2017

William P. Clements Building

300 West 15th Street, 4th Floor

Austin, Texas 78701

The contested case hearing will be a legal proceeding 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 January 25, 2017. In addition to these issues, the judge may consider additional issues if certain factors are met.

The hearing will be conducted in accordance with Chapter 2001, Texas Government Code; Chapter 26, Texas Water Code; and the procedural rules of the TCEQ and SOAH, including 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 80 and 1 TAC Chapter 155. The hearing will be held unless all timely hearing requests have been withdrawn or denied.

A person whose hearing request is denied by the Commission may still seek to be admitted as a party under 30 Texas Admin. Code §80.109, if any hearing request is granted on the application. To request to be a party, you must attend the hearing and show you would be adversely affected by the application in a way not common to members of 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.

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."

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 about the TCEQ can be found at our web site at http://www.tceq.texas.gov/.

Further information may also be obtained from Beacon Estates Water Supply Corporation at the address stated above or by calling Ms. Jan Shelton at (281) 934-3931.

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.

Issued: February 22, 2017

TRD-201700815

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: March 1, 2017


Notice of Opportunity to Comment on a Default Order of Administrative Enforcement Actions

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ, agency, or commission) staff is providing an opportunity for written public comment on the listed Default Order (DO). The commission staff proposes a DO when the staff has sent an executive director's preliminary report and petition (EDPRP) to an entity outlining the alleged violations; the proposed penalty; the proposed technical requirements necessary to bring the entity back into compliance; and the entity fails to request a hearing on the matter within 20 days of its receipt of the EDPRP or requests a hearing and fails to participate at the hearing. Similar to the procedure followed with respect to Agreed Orders entered into by the executive director of the commission, in accordance with Texas Water Code (TWC), 7.075, this notice of the proposed order and the opportunity to comment is 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 April 10, 2017. The commission will consider any written comments received, and the commission may withdraw or withhold approval of a DO if a comment discloses facts or considerations that indicate that consent to the proposed DO 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 DO is not required to be published if those changes are made in response to written comments.

A copy of the proposed DO is available for public inspection at both the commission's central office, located at 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building A, 3rd Floor, Austin, Texas 78753, (512) 239-3400 and at the applicable regional office listed as follows. Written comments about the DO should be sent to the attorney designated for the DO at the commission's central office at P.O. Box 13087, MC 175, Austin, Texas 78711-3087 and must be received by 5:00 p.m. on April 10, 2017. Comments may also be sent by facsimile machine to the attorney at (512) 239-3434. The commission's attorney is available to discuss the DO and/or the comment procedure at the listed phone number; however, TWC, §7.075 provides that comments on the DO shall be submitted to the commission in writing.

(1) COMPANY: ANNU GOLDEN, INC.; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-0809-PST-E; TCEQ ID NUMBER: RN104990957; LOCATION: 18818 Highway 290 East, Elgin, Travis County; TYPE OF FACILITY: underground storage tank (UST) system and a convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: TWC, §26.3467(a) and 30 TAC §334.8(c)(5)(A)(i), by failing to make available to a common carrier a valid, current TCEQ delivery certificate before accepting delivery of a regulated substance into the USTs; TWC, §26.3475(d) and 30 TAC §334.49(a)(1), by failing to provide corrosion protection for the UST system; TWC, §26.3475(c)(1) and 30 TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A), by failing to monitor the USTs for releases at a frequency of at least once every month (not to exceed 35 days between each monitoring); TWC, §26.3475(a) and 30 TAC §334.50(b)(2), by failing to provide release detection for the pressurized piping associated with the UST system; 30 TAC §334.10(b)(1)(B), by failing to maintain UST records and make them immediately available for inspection upon request by agency personnel; 30 TAC §334.602(a), by failing to designate, train, and certify at least one named individual for each class of operator - Class A, B, and C - for the facility; and 30 TAC §334.8(c)(4)(A)(vii) and (5)(B)(ii), by failing to renew a previously issued UST delivery certificate by submitting a properly completed UST registration and self-certification form at least 30 days before the expiration date; PENALTY: $28,815; STAFF ATTORNEY: Audrey Liter, Litigation Division, MC 175, (512) 239-0684; REGIONAL OFFICE: Austin Regional Office, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building A, Austin, Texas 78753, (512) 339-2929.

TRD-201700784

Kathleen C. Decker

Director, Litigation Division

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: February 28, 2017


Notice of Opportunity to Comment on Agreed Orders of Administrative Enforcement Actions

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ, agency, or commission) staff is providing an opportunity for written public comment on the listed Agreed Orders (AOs) in accordance with Texas Water Code (TWC), §7.075. TWC, §7.075 requires that before the commission may approve the AOs, the commission shall allow the public an opportunity to submit written comments on the proposed AOs. TWC, §7.075 requires that notice of the 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 April 10, 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 A, 3rd Floor, Austin, Texas 78753, (512) 239-3400 and at the applicable regional office listed as follows. Written comments about an AO should be sent to the attorney designated for the AO at the commission's central office at P.O. Box 13087, MC 175, Austin, Texas 78711-3087 and must be received by 5:00 p.m. on April 10, 2017. Comments may also be sent by facsimile machine to the attorney at (512) 239-3434. The designated attorney is available to discuss the AO and/or the comment procedure at the listed phone number; however, TWC, §7.075 provides that comments on an AO shall be submitted to the commission in writing.

(1) COMPANY: Antex Investments LLC d/b/a Super Stop; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1105-PST-E; TCEQ ID NUMBER: RN101446680; LOCATION: 2517 North Chadbourne Street, San Angelo, Tom Green County; TYPE OF FACILITY: underground storage tank (UST) system; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.602(a), by failing to identify and designate for the UST facility at least one named individual for each class of operator - Class A, B, and C; 30 TAC §334.7(d)(1)(A) and (B) and (3) and §334.54(e)(2), by failing to notify the agency of any change or additional information regarding the UST system within 30 days of the date of the occurrence of the change or addition; TWC, §26.3475(c)(1) and 30 TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A) and §334.54(c)(2), by failing to monitor the USTs for releases at a frequency of at least once every month (not to exceed 35 days between each monitoring); and 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; PENALTY: $5,627; STAFF ATTORNEY: Audrey Liter, Litigation Division, MC 175, (512) 239-0684; REGIONAL OFFICE: San Angelo Regional Office, 622 South Oakes, Suite K, San Angelo, Texas 76903-7035, (325) 655-9479.

(2) COMPANY: City of Fort Worth; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1647-WQ-E; TCEQ ID NUMBER: RN100942259; LOCATION: 4500 Wilma Lane, Arlington, Tarrant County; TYPE OF FACILITY: sewage treatment facility; RULE VIOLATED: TWC, §26.121(a)(2) and (3), by discharging chemicals or other substances into or adjacent to any water in the state, which in itself or in conjunction with any other discharge or activity caused, continued to cause, or would cause pollution of any water in the state; PENALTY: $11,250; STAFF ATTORNEY: Elizabeth Carroll Harkrider, Litigation Division, MC 175, (512) 239-2008; REGIONAL OFFICE: Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Office, 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(3) COMPANY: Olke Andries Jongsma; DOCKET NUMBER: 2015-1824-AGR-E; TCEQ ID NUMBER: RN101516045; LOCATION: 248 County Road 4310, Winnsboro, Wood County; TYPE OF FACILITY: concentrated animal feeding operation; RULES VIOLATED: TWC, §26.121(a)(1), 30 TAC §321.31(a) and §321.40(d) and Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit Number TXG920068, Part III, (A)(12)(c)(1) and (6), by failing to prevent the discharge of agricultural waste into or adjacent to water in the state; PENALTY: $7,500; STAFF ATTORNEY: Jim Sallans, Litigation Division, MC 175, (512) 239-2053; REGIONAL OFFICE: Tyler Regional Office, 2916 Teague Drive, Tyler, Texas 75701-3734, (903) 535-5100.

(4) COMPANY: PIONEER GROCERY #ONE, INC. d/b/a Pioneer Grocery 2; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1812-PST-E; TCEQ ID NUMBER: RN102345527; LOCATION: 2518 West Marshall Drive, Grand Prairie, Tarrant County; TYPE OF FACILITY: underground storage tank (UST) system and a convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: TWC, §26.3475(c)(1) and 30 TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A), by failing to monitor the USTs for releases at a frequency of at least once every month (not to exceed 35 days between each monitoring); and TWC, §26.3475(a) and 30 TAC §334.50(b)(2), by failing to provide release detection for the pressurized piping associated with the UST system; PENALTY: $3,375; STAFF ATTORNEY: Tracy Chandler, Litigation Division, MC 175, (512) 239-0629; REGIONAL OFFICE: Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Office, 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(5) COMPANY: POSSUM KINGDOM WATER SUPPLY CORPORATION; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1872-PWS-E; TCEQ ID NUMBER: RN103129078; LOCATION: off of Farm-to-Market Road 2951, one mile east on PK Road 36 near Johnson Peak, Palo Pinto, Palo Pinto County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water 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 0.080 milligrams per liter for trihalomethanes based on the locational running annual average; PENALTY: $630; STAFF ATTORNEY: Lena Roberts, Litigation Division, MC 175, (512) 239-0019; REGIONAL OFFICE: Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Office, 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

TRD-201700783

Kathleen C. Decker

Director, Litigation Division

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: February 28, 2017


Notice of Public Hearing

on Assessment of Administrative Penalties and Requiring Certain Actions of Jack Turner d/b/a Cherokee Mobile Home Park

SOAH Docket No. 582-17-2706

TCEQ Docket No. 2016-0427-PWS-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. - March 23, 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 October 12, 2016 concerning assessing administrative penalties against and requiring certain actions of Jack Turner d/b/a Cherokee Mobile Home Park, for violations in Kerr County, Texas, of: 30 Texas Admin. Code §§290.39(e)(1) and (h)(1), 290.41(c)(1)(F), 290.45(b)(1)(F)(i), 290.45(b)(1)(F)(iii) and TCEQ Agreed Order Docket No. 2013-1996-PWS-E, Ordering Provisions Nos. 2.c.ii., 2.e.i., 2.e.ii., and 2.e.iii.

The hearing will allow Jack Turner d/b/a Cherokee Mobile Home Park, 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 Jack Turner d/b/a Cherokee Mobile Home Park, 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 Jack Turner d/b/a Cherokee Mobile Home Park 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. Jack Turner d/b/a Cherokee Mobile Home Park, the Executive Director of the Commission, and the Commission's Public Interest Counsel are the only designated parties to this proceeding.

Legal Authority: Texas Health & Safety Code ch. 341 and 30 Texas Admin. Code chs. 70 and 290; 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 Audrey Liter, 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: February 23, 2017

TRD-201700816

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: March 1, 2017


Notice of Water Quality Applications

The following notices were issued on February 22, 2017, through February 23, 2017.

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

INFORMATION SECTION

MOUNTAIN CREEK POWER, LLC, which operates Mountain Creek Steam Electric Station, has applied to the TCEQ for a minor amendment to Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Permit No. WQ0001250000 to update the sampling plan for Outfall 002, revise the temperature monitoring requirement at Outfall 001, revise the flow monitoring requirement at Outfall 001, clarify the weekly chlorine concentration reporting requirement for Outfall 001, eliminate internal Outfall 101, and update the definition of low-volume waste sources in Other Requirement No. 9. The draft permit authorizes the discharge of once-through cooling water and stormwater at a daily average flow not to exceed 927,000,000 gallons per day via Outfall 001, and low-volume waste and stormwater runoff on an intermittent and flow-variable basis via Outfall 002. The facility is located at 2233 Mountain Creek Parkway, Suite A, in the City of Dallas, Dallas County, Texas 75211.

JOHAN RUDIE STOKER AND MARTEN SIETSE STOKER has applied for a minor amendment of TPDES Permit No. WQ0003238000, for a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation, to authorize the applicant to add a freestall barn to the production area of the dairy facility. The facility is located on the north side of County Road 185, approximately 1.5 miles east of the intersection of County Road 185 and U.S. Highway 281 in Erath County, Texas. The offsite land management units are located on the east side of County Road 185, approximately 4 miles east of the intersection of County Road 185 and U.S. Highway 281 in Erath County, Texas.

CITY OF ROGERS has applied for a minor amendment to TPDES Permit No. WQ0010804001 to authorize the use of chlorination for disinfection. The facility is south of the City of Rogers, immediately west of Farm-to-Market Road 437 and approximately 3/4 mile south of the intersection of U.S. Highway 190 and Farm-to-Market Road 437, in Bell County, Texas 76569.

TRD-201700814

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: March 1, 2017


Texas Ethics Commission

List of Late Filers

Below is a list from the Texas Ethics Commission naming the filers who failed to pay the penalty fine for failure to file the report, or filing a late report, in reference to the specified filing deadline. If you have any questions, you may contact Michelle Gonzales at (512) 463-5800.

Deadline: 30-Day Pre-Election Report due October 5, 2015 for Candidates and Officeholders

Michael E. Holdman, 15826 Cardinal Point, Selma, Texas 78154-3489

Deadline: 30-Day Pre-Election Report due October 11, 2016 for Candidates and Officeholders

Joy Dawson-Thomas, 12941 North Freeway, Ste. 602, Houston, Texas 77060-1240

Deadline: 8-Day Pre-Election Report due October 31, 2016 for Candidates and Officeholders

Frank J. Castro, 2911 Winter Gorge, San Antonio, Texas 78259-1204

Deadline: Monthly Report due December 5, 2016 for Committees

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

Adam Pacheco, Associated General Contractors of El Paso PAC, 810 E. Yandell Dr., El Paso, Texas 79902-5332

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

TRD-201700710

Seana Willing

Executive Director

Texas Ethics Commission

Filed: February 22, 2017


General Land Office

Notice and Opportunity to Comment on Requests for Consistency Agreement/Concurrence Under the Texas Coastal Management Program

On January 10, 1997, the State of Texas received federal approval of the Coastal Management Program (CMP) (62 Federal Register pp. 1439 - 1440). Under federal law, federal agency activities and actions affecting the Texas coastal zone must be consistent with the CMP goals and policies identified in 31 TAC Chapter 501. Requests for federal consistency review were deemed administratively complete for the following project(s) during the period of February 1, 2017, through February 27, 2017. As required by federal law, the public is given an opportunity to comment on the consistency of proposed activities in the coastal zone undertaken or authorized by federal agencies. Pursuant to 31 TAC §§506.25, 506.32, and 506.41, the public comment period extends 30 days from the date published on the Texas General Land Office web site. The notice was published on the web site on Friday, March 3, 2017. The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:

Applicant: Intercontinental Terminals Company, LLC

Location: The project site is located in the Houston Ship Channel, at 1030 Ethyl Road, in Pasadena, Harris County, Texas. The project can be located on the U.S.G.S. quadrangle map titled: TX-PASADENA, Texas.

LATITUDE & LONGITUDE (NAD 83): 29.74213, -95.16521

Project Description: The applicant proposes to hydraulically dredge a ship berth from the previously authorized depth of -20 feet mean sea level (msl) to a depth of -40 feet msl (with a 2-foot over dredge for advanced maintenance). The applicant is also requesting authorization for periodic maintenance dredging for the ship berth for a period of 10 years. The applicant is requesting permission to place the dredge material into the following dredge material placement areas: Adloy, Lost Lake, Peggy Lake, Alexander Island, Spilman Island, Pinto Lion (Glandville), East/West Jones, Rosa Allen, House Tract, Filter Bed, Glendale, East Clinton, West Clinton, and Avera.

CMP Project No: 17-1132-F1

Applicant: City of Port Neches

Location: The project site is located in the Neches River, along Lee Avenue, in Port Neches, Jefferson County, Texas. The project can be located on the U.S.G.S. quadrangle map titled: Port Arthur North, Texas.

LATITUDE & LONGITUDE (NAD 83): 29.997772, -93.952609

Project Description: The applicant proposes to removed existing derelict structures and pilings, mechanically excavate approximately 1,373 cubic yards of material and discharge dredged and/or fill material into the Neches River for the purpose of constructing a breakwater, creating 0.57 acres of intertidal marsh behind the breakwater, and construct a recreational boardwalk, on the breakwater at the edge of the created marsh.

CMP Project No: 17-1129-F1

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

TRD-201700825

Anne L. Idsal

Chief Clerk/Deputy Land Commissioner

General Land Office

Filed: March 1, 2017


Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

Notice of Funding Availability

Release for Program Year 2017 Community Services Block Grant Discretionary Funds for Native American and Migrant Seasonal Farm Worker Populations

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (the "Department") announces the availability of $300,000 in Community Services Block Grant Discretionary ("CSBG-D") funding for migrant seasonal farm worker and Native American population education and employment initiatives. Each year the Department sets aside 5% of its annual CSBG allocation for state discretionary use. Each year funds from CSBG-D are used for specific identified efforts that the Department supports and other ongoing initiatives such as employment and education programs for migrant and seasonal farm workers and Native Americans. This year, $300,000 has been targeted for migrant and seasonal farm worker and Native American populations for employment and education programs for which the Department is issuing this Notice of Funding Availability ("NOFA"). The Department will release funds competitively.

The Department's anticipated contract period for Program Year ("PY") 2017 CSBG-D migrant seasonal farm worker and Native American initiatives is June 1, 2017, through May 31, 2018.

Interested applicants must meet the requirements set forth in the application and must submit a complete application through the established system described in the NOFA by Friday, March 31, 2017, 5:00 p.m. Austin local time.

The application forms contained in this packet and submission instructions are available on the Department's web site at http://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/community-affairs/nofas.htm. Should you have any related questions, please contact Gavin Reid at (512) 936-7828 or gavin.reid@tdhca.state.tx.us.

TRD-201700819

Timothy K. Irvine

Executive Director

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

Filed: March 1, 2017


Notice of Public Comment Period and Public Hearing on the Draft 2017 Department of Energy State Plan

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs ("TDHCA") will hold a 14-day public comment period from Friday, March 10, 2017, through Friday, March 24, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. Austin local time, to obtain public comment on the draft 2017 Department of Energy ("DOE") State Plan.

The DOE State Plan offers weatherization assistance for low income persons. Funding provides for the installation of weatherization measures to increase energy efficiency of a home including caulking; weather stripping; adding ceiling, wall, and floor insulation; patching holes in the building envelope; duct work; and repair or replacement of energy inefficient heating and cooling systems. Additionally, the funds allow subgrantees to complete financial audits, household energy audits, outreach and engagement activities, and program administration. Also, the funding provides for state administration and state training and technical assistance activities. During the public comment period, a public hearing will take place as follows:

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

3:00 p.m. Austin local time

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs State Office Building, Room 116

221 East 11th Street

Austin, Texas 78701

Anyone may submit comments on the draft 2017 DOE State Plan in written form or oral testimony at the public hearing. Written comments during the public comment period may be submitted to Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, Gavin Reid, P.O. Box 13941, Austin, Texas 78711-3941, or by email to the following address: gavin.reid@tdhca.state.tx.us.

The full text of the draft 2017 DOE State Plan may be viewed at the Department's website: http://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/public-comment.htm. The public may also receive a copy of the draft 2017 DOE State Plan by contacting Gavin Reid at (512) 976-7828.

Individuals who require auxiliary aids or services for the public hearing should contact Ms. Gina Esteves, ADA responsible employee, at (512) 475-3943 or Relay Texas at 1-800-735-2989 at least five (5) days before the hearings so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Non-English speaking individuals who require interpreters for the public hearings should contact Elena Peinado by phone at (512) 475-3814 or by email at elena.peinado@tdhca.state.tx.us at least five (5) days before the hearings so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Personas que hablan español y requieren un intérprete, favor de llamar a Elena Peinado al siguiente número (512) 475-3814 o enviarle un correo electrónico a elena.peinado@tdhca.state.tx.us por lo menos tres días antes de la junta para hacer los preparativos apropiados.

TRD-201700820

Timothy K. Irvine

Executive Director

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

Filed: March 1, 2017


Notice of Public Comment Period on the 2016 National Housing Trust Fund Allocation Plan, Substantially Amended 2015 - 2019 Consolidated Plan, and Substantially Amended 2016 One Year Action Plan

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs ("TDHCA" or the "Department") previously prepared and released a draft 2016 State of Texas National Housing Trust Fund ("NHTF") Allocation Plan ("Plan") along with a draft Substantially Amended 2015 - 2019 Consolidated Plan, and draft Substantially Amended 2016 One Year Action Plan ("OYAP") in July 2016, in accordance with 24 CFR §91.320. The draft Plan was published in the Texas Register and public comment was received through August 15, 2016. No changes were made to the Plan as a result of comments received. The Plan reflected the intended uses of NHTF funds received by the State of Texas from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD") in Program Year 2016. The Plan also illustrated the State's strategies in addressing the priority needs and specific goals and objectives identified in the 2015 - 2019 State of Texas Consolidated Plan and 2016 OYAP. The Plan and all other required amendments and attachments were submitted to HUD on September 14, 2016, and subsequently disapproved by HUD on October 27, 2016. The Department submitted corrective documentation and held several discussions with HUD. As a result, it is the State's conclusion that rehabilitation will not be an eligible activity under NHTF in Program Year 2016 given the fact that the rehabilitation standards requirements are above and beyond the requirements for any other multifamily program that TDHCA administers. Additionally, refinancing of existing debt will not be permitted and funds will not be used for homeownership housing. Finally, additional justification for the State adopting the Section 234 Condominium Housing as its maximum per-unit development limits has been included.

The amended Plan reflects the intended uses of the NHTF allocation from HUD for the State of Texas for Program Year 2016. The Program Year begins on February 1, 2016, and ends on January 31, 2017. The Plan also illustrates the State's strategies in addressing the priority needs and specific goals and objectives identified in the Substantially Amended 2015 - 2019 State of Texas Consolidated and the Substantially Amended 2016 OYAP.

The documents may be accessed from TDHCA's Public Comment Web page at: http://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/public-comment.htm. The public comment period for the Plan will be open from Wednesday, March 1, 2017, through Thursday, March 30, 2017. Written comments concerning the Plan may be submitted by mail to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, Housing Resource Center, P.O. Box 13941, Austin, Texas 78711-3941, by email to info@tdhca.state.tx.us, or by fax to (512) 475-0070. Comments must be received no later than March 30, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. Austin local time.

TRD-201700823

Timothy K. Irvine

Executive Director

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

Filed: March 1, 2017


Texas Department of Insurance

Company Licensing

Application for THE DOCTORS' LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, a foreign life, accident and/or health company, to change its name to COMPANION LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA. The home office is in San Francisco, California.

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-201700818

Norma Garcia

General Counsel

Texas Department of Insurance

Filed: March 1, 2017


Company Licensing

Application for QUANTA INDEMNITY COMPANY, a foreign fire and/or casualty company, to change its name to GREYHAWK INSURANCE COMPANY. The home office is in Denver, Colorado.

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-201700822

Norma Garcia

General Counsel

Texas Department of Insurance

Filed: March 1, 2017


Texas Lottery Commission

Scratch Ticket Game Number 1838 "Instant Millionaire"

1.0 Name and Style of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The name of Scratch Ticket Game No. 1838 is "INSTANT MILLIONAIRE". The play style is "key number match".

1.1 Price of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The price for Scratch Ticket Game No. 1838 shall be $20.00 per Scratch Ticket.

1.2 Definitions in Scratch Ticket Game No. 1838.

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, DIAMOND SYMBOL, SPADE SYMBOL, PINEAPPLE SYMBOL, BELL SYMBOL, SUN SYMBOL, ANCHOR SYMBOL, APPLE SYMBOL, HORSESHOE SYMBOL, LIGHTNING BOLT SYMBOL, LEMON SYMBOL, HEART SYMBOL, STRAWBERRY SYMBOL, CLUB SYMBOL, POT OF GOLD SYMBOL, FOUR LEAF CLOVER SYMBOL, WISHBONE SYMBOL, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 10X SYMBOL, CROWN SYMBOL, MONEY BAG SYMBOL, $20.00, $25.00, $50.00, $100, $200, $500, $1,000, $10,000, $25,000, $1,000,000 and $2,500,000.

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. 1838 - 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 (1838), a seven (7) digit Pack number, and a three (3) digit Scratch Ticket number. Scratch Ticket numbers start with 001 and end with 025 within each Pack. The format will be: 1838-0000001-001.

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

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

J. Scratch Ticket Game, Scratch Ticket or Ticket - Texas Lottery "INSTANT MILLIONAIRE" Scratch Ticket Game No. 1838.

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 "INSTANT MILLIONAIRE" Scratch Ticket Game is determined once the latex on the Scratch Ticket is scratched off to expose 65 (sixty-five) Play Symbols. BONUS QUICK WIN PLAY AREA: If a player reveals 2 (two) matching symbols in the same BONUS QUICK WIN play area, the player wins the PRIZE for that BONUS QUICK WIN play area. MAIN PLAY AREA: If a player matches any of YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbols to any of the WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbols, the player wins the PRIZE for that number. If a player reveals a "MONEY BAG" Play Symbol, the player wins the PRIZE for that symbol instantly. If a player reveals a "CROWN" Play Symbol, the player wins DOUBLE the PRIZE for that symbol. If a player reveals a "10X" Play Symbol, the player wins 10 TIMES the PRIZE for that symbol. No portion of the Display Printing nor any extraneous matter whatsoever shall be usable or playable as a part of the Scratch Ticket.

2.1 Scratch Ticket Validation Requirements.

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

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

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

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

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

5. The Scratch Ticket shall be intact;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Programmed Game Parameters.

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

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

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

D. GENERAL: On winning and Non-Winning Tickets, the top cash prizes of $1,000,000 and $2,500,000 will each appear at least once, except on Tickets winning twenty-eight (28) times.

E. BONUS QUICK WIN PLAY AREA: A Ticket can win up to one (1) time in each of the three (3) BONUS QUICK WIN play areas.

F. BONUS QUICK WIN PLAY AREA: A BONUS QUICK WIN Play Symbol will not be used more than one (1) time per Ticket across all three (3) BONUS QUICK WIN play areas, unless used in a winning combination.

G. BONUS QUICK WIN PLAY AREA: Winning combinations across all three (3) BONUS QUICK WIN play areas will be different.

H. BONUS QUICK WIN PLAY AREA: No matching BONUS QUICK WIN Prize Symbols will appear on a Ticket unless required by the prize structure.

I. MAIN PLAY AREA: No matching non-winning YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbols will appear on a Ticket.

J. MAIN PLAY AREA: Non-winning Prize Symbols will not match a winning Prize Symbol on a Ticket.

K. MAIN PLAY AREA: No matching WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbols will appear on a Ticket.

L. MAIN PLAY AREA: YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbols will never equal the corresponding Prize Symbol (i.e., 20 and $20, 25 and $25, 50 and $50).

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

N. MAIN PLAY AREA: On Non-Winning Tickets, a WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbol will never match a YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbol.

O. MAIN PLAY AREA: The "MONEY BAG" (WIN) Play Symbol will never appear as a WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbol.

P. MAIN PLAY AREA: The "MONEY BAG" (WIN) Play Symbol will never appear more than once on a Ticket.

Q. MAIN PLAY AREA: The "MONEY BAG" (WIN) Play Symbol will never appear on a Non-Winning Ticket.

R. MAIN PLAY AREA: The "CROWN" (WINX2) Play Symbol will never appear as a WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbol.

S. MAIN PLAY AREA: The "CROWN" (WINX2) Play Symbol will win DOUBLE the PRIZE for that Play Symbol and will win as per the prize structure.

T. MAIN PLAY AREA: The "CROWN" (WINX2) Play Symbol will never appear more than once on a Ticket.

U. MAIN PLAY AREA: The "CROWN" (WINX2) Play Symbol will never appear on a Non-Winning Ticket.

V. MAIN PLAY AREA: The "10X" (WINX10) Play Symbol will never appear as a WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbol.

W. MAIN PLAY AREA: The "10X" (WINX10) Play Symbol will win 10 TIMES the PRIZE for that Play Symbol and will win as per the prize structure.

X. MAIN PLAY AREA: The "10X" (WINX10) Play Symbol will never appear more than once on a Ticket.

Y. MAIN PLAY AREA: The "10X" (WINX10) Play Symbol will never appear on a Non-Winning Ticket.

2.3 Procedure for Claiming Prizes.

A. To claim a "INSTANT MILLIONAIRE" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $20.00, $25.00, $50.00, $100, $150, $200 or $500, a claimant shall sign the back of the Scratch Ticket in the space designated on the Scratch Ticket and present the winning Scratch Ticket to any Texas Lottery Retailer. The Texas Lottery Retailer shall verify the claim and, if valid, and upon presentation of proper identification, if appropriate, make payment of the amount due the claimant and physically void the Scratch Ticket; provided that the Texas Lottery Retailer may, but is not required, to pay a $25.00, $50.00, $100, $150, $200 or $500 Scratch Ticket Game. In the event the Texas Lottery Retailer cannot verify the claim, the Texas Lottery Retailer shall provide the claimant with a claim form and instruct the claimant on how to file a claim with the Texas Lottery. If the claim is validated by the Texas Lottery, a check shall be forwarded to the claimant in the amount due. In the event the claim is not validated, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly. A claimant may also claim any of the above prizes under the procedure described in Section 2.3.B and Section 2.3.C of these Game Procedures.

B. To claim a "INSTANT MILLIONAIRE" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $1,000, $10,000, $25,000, $1,000,000 or $2,500,000 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 "INSTANT MILLIONAIRE" 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 "INSTANT MILLIONAIRE" 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 "INSTANT MILLIONAIRE" 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 34,080,000 Scratch Tickets in Scratch Ticket Game No. 1838. The approximate number and value of prizes in the game are as follows:

Figure 2: GAME NO. 1838 - 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. 1838 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. 1838, 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-201700781

Bob Biard

General Counsel

Texas Lottery Commission

Filed: February 28, 2017


Scratch Ticket Game Number 1853 "Money"

1.0 Name and Style of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The name of Scratch Ticket Game No. 1853 is "MONEY". The play style is "key number match".

1.1 Price of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The price for Scratch Ticket Game No. 1853 shall be $20.00 per Scratch Ticket.

1.2 Definitions in Scratch Ticket Game No. 1853.

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

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

C. Play Symbol - The printed data under the latex on the front of the Scratch Ticket that is used to determine eligibility for a prize. Each Play Symbol is printed in Symbol font in black ink in positive except for dual-image games. The possible black Play Symbols are: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 10X SYMBOL, CROWN SYMBOL, COIN SYMBOL, $20.00, $25.00, $50.00, $100, $200, $500, $1,000, $10,000 and $1,000,000.

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

Figure 1: GAME NO. 1853 - 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 (1853), a seven (7) digit Pack number, and a three (3) digit Scratch Ticket number. Scratch Ticket numbers start with 001 and end with 025 within each Pack. The format will be: 1853-0000001-001.

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

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

J. Scratch Game Ticket, Scratch Ticket or Ticket - Texas Lottery "MONEY" Scratch Ticket Game No. 1853.

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 "MONEY" Scratch Ticket Game is determined once the latex on the Scratch Ticket is scratched off to expose 66 (sixty-six) Play Symbols. If a player matches any of YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbols to any of the WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbols, the player wins the prize for that number. If a player reveals a "COIN" Play Symbol, the player wins the prize for that symbol instantly. If a player reveals a "CROWN" Play Symbol, the player wins DOUBLE the prize for that symbol. If a player reveals a "10X" Play Symbol, the player wins 10 TIMES the prize for that symbol. No portion of the Display Printing nor any extraneous matter whatsoever shall be usable or playable as a part of the Scratch Ticket.

2.1 Scratch Ticket Validation Requirements.

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

1. Exactly 66 (sixty-six) 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 66 (sixty-six) 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 66 (sixty-six) Play Symbols must be exactly one of those described in Section 1.2.C of these Game Procedures;

17. Each of the 66 (sixty-six) Play Symbols on the Scratch Ticket must be printed in the Symbol font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; the Scratch Ticket Serial Numbers must be printed in the Serial font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; and the Pack-Scratch Ticket Number must be printed in the Pack-Scratch Ticket Number font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery;

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

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

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

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

2.2 Programmed Game Parameters.

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

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

C. A Ticket can win up to thirty (30) times.

D. On winning and Non-Winning Tickets, the top cash prizes of $10,000 and $1,000,000 will each appear at least once, except on Tickets winning thirty (30) times.

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

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

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

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

I. On all Tickets, a Prize Symbol will not appear more than five (5) times except as required by the prize structure to create multiple wins.

J. On Non-Winning Tickets, a WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbol will never match a YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbol.

K. The "COIN" (WIN) Play Symbol will never appear as a WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbol.

L. The "COIN" (WIN) Play Symbol will never appear more than once on a Ticket.

M. The "COIN" (WIN) Play Symbol will never appear on a Non-Winning Ticket.

N. The "CROWN" (WINX2) Play Symbol will never appear as a WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbol.

O. The "CROWN" (WINX2) Play Symbol will win DOUBLE the prize for that Play Symbol and will win as per the prize structure.

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

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

R. The "10X" (WINX10) Play Symbol will never appear as a WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbol.

S. The "10X" (WINX10) Play Symbol will win 10 TIMES the prize for that Play Symbol and will win as per the prize structure.

T. The "10X" (WINX10) Play Symbol will never appear more than once on a Ticket.

U. The "10X" (WINX10) Play Symbol will never appear on a Non-Winning Ticket.

2.3 Procedure for Claiming Prizes.

A. To claim a "MONEY" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $20.00, $25.00, $50.00, $70.00, $100, $150, $200 or $500, a claimant shall sign the back of the Scratch Ticket in the space designated on the Scratch Ticket and present the winning Scratch Ticket to any Texas Lottery Retailer. The Texas Lottery Retailer shall verify the claim and, if valid, and upon presentation of proper identification, if appropriate, make payment of the amount due the claimant and physically void the Scratch Ticket; provided that the Texas Lottery Retailer may, but is not required, to pay a $25.00, $50.00, $70.00, $100, $150, $200 or $500 Scratch Ticket Game. In the event the Texas Lottery Retailer cannot verify the claim, the Texas Lottery Retailer shall provide the claimant with a claim form and instruct the claimant on how to file a claim with the Texas Lottery. If the claim is validated by the Texas Lottery, a check shall be forwarded to the claimant in the amount due. In the event the claim is not validated, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly. A claimant may also claim any of the above prizes under the procedure described in Section 2.3.B and Section 2.3.C of these Game Procedures.

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

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

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 "MONEY" Scratch Ticket Game, the Texas Lottery shall deliver to an adult member of the minor's family or the minor's guardian a check or warrant in the amount of the prize payable to the order of the minor.

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

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

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

3.0 Scratch Ticket Ownership.

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

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

4.0 Number and Value of Scratch Ticket Prizes. There will be approximately 7,080,000 Scratch Tickets in Scratch Ticket Game No. 1853. The approximate number and value of prizes in the game are as follows:

Figure 2: GAME NO. 1853 - 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. 1853 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. 1853, 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-201700780

Bob Biard

General Counsel

Texas Lottery Commission

Filed: February 28, 2017


Scratch Ticket Game Number 1874 "Big Money"

1.0 Name and Style of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The name of Scratch Ticket Game No. 1874 is "BIG MONEY". The play style is "key symbol match".

1.1 Price of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The price for Scratch Ticket Game No. 1874 shall be $2.00 per Scratch Ticket.

1.2 Definitions in Scratch Ticket Game No. 1874.

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

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

C. Play Symbol - The printed data under the latex on the front of the Scratch Ticket that is used to determine eligibility for a prize. Each Play Symbol is printed in Symbol font in black ink in positive except for dual-image games. The possible black Play Symbols are: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, BIG SYMBOL, DOLLAR SYMBOL, $2.00, $4.00, $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, $50.00, $100, $1,000 and $30,000.

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

Figure 1: GAME NO. 1874 - 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 (1874), a seven (7) digit Pack number, and a three (3) digit Scratch Ticket number. Scratch Ticket numbers start with 001 and end with 125 within each Pack. The format will be: 1874-0000001-001.

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

I. Non-Winning 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 "BIG MONEY" Scratch Ticket Game No. 1874.

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 "BIG MONEY" Scratch Ticket Game is determined once the latex on the Scratch Ticket is scratched off to expose 20 (twenty) Play Symbols. In the play area, if a player reveals a "DOLLAR" Play Symbol, the player wins the PRIZE for that symbol. If the player reveals a "BIG" Play Symbol, the player wins ALL 10 PRIZES. No portion of the Display Printing nor any extraneous matter whatsoever shall be usable or playable as a part of the Scratch Ticket.

2.1 Scratch Ticket Validation Requirements.

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

1. Exactly 20 (twenty) 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 20 (twenty) 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 20 (twenty) Play Symbols must be exactly one of those described in Section 1.2.C of these Game Procedures;

17. Each of the 20 (twenty) 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 ten (10) 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 restricted by other parameters, play action or prize structure.

D. The "BIG" (WINALL) Play Symbol will only appear as dictated by the prize structure.

E. On Tickets that contain the "BIG" (WINALL) Play Symbol, the "DOLLAR" (WIN) Play Symbol will not appear.

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

G. Non-winning Prize Symbols will never appear more than two (2) times.

H. No prize amount in a non-winning location will correspond with the Play Symbol (i.e., 20 and $20).

2.3 Procedure for Claiming Prizes.

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

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

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

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 "BIG MONEY" Scratch Ticket Game, the Texas Lottery shall deliver to an adult member of the minor's family or the minor's guardian a check or warrant in the amount of the prize payable to the order of the minor.

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

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

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

3.0 Scratch Ticket Ownership.

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

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

4.0 Number and Value of Scratch Ticket Prizes. There will be approximately 7,200,000 Scratch Tickets in Scratch Ticket Game No. 1874. The approximate number and value of prizes in the game are as follows:

Figure 2: GAME NO. 1874 - 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. 1874 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. 1874, 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-201700779

Bob Biard

General Counsel

Texas Lottery Commission

Filed: February 28, 2017


Public Utility Commission of Texas

Notice of Application for Service Area Exception

Notice is given to the public of the filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas of an application on February 24, 2017, to amend a certificate of convenience and necessity for a service area exception within Lubbock County, Texas.

Docket Style and Number: Application of South Plains Electric Cooperative, Inc. and Southwestern Public Service Company to Amend a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity for a Service Area Exception in Lubbock County. Docket Number 46892.

The Application: South Plains Electric Cooperative, Inc. and Southwestern Public Service Company (SPS) filed an application for a service area boundary exception to allow South Plains to provide service to a specific customer located within the certificated service area of SPS. SPS has provided an affidavit of relinquishment for the proposed change.

Persons wishing to comment on the action sought or intervene should contact the Public Utility Commission of Texas no later than March 17, 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 46892.

TRD-201700777

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: February 27, 2017


Petition for Reduction of Retail Public Water Utility Service

Notice is given to the public of the filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) of a petition for reduction of retail public water utility service in Jasper County.

Docket Style and Number: Petition of Westwood Water Supply Corporation for Reduction of Retail Public Water Utility Service in Jasper County, Docket Number 46875.

The Application: On February 21, 2017, Westwood Water Supply Corporation filed a petition for reduction of retail public water utility service in Jasper County. Specifically, Westwood seeks to discontinue retail public water utility service to seven Concord Ridge Subdivision ratepayers that currently reside within Upper Jasper County Water Authority's certificated service area and effect an orderly transfer of the ratepayers to Upper Jasper. Westwood requested such relief by July 1, 2017.

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 46875.

TRD-201700711

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: February 22, 2017


Texas Department of Transportation

Public Notice - Advertising in Texas Department of Transportation's Texas State Travel Guide

Advertising in Texas Department of Transportation Texas State Travel Guide, both in print and in digital. The Texas Department of Transportation is authorized by Texas Transportation Code, Chapter 204 to publish literature for the purpose of advertising the highways of this state and attracting traffic thereto, and to include paid advertising in such literature. Title 43, Texas Administrative Code, §§23.15 - 23.18 describe the policies governing advertising in department travel literature, both in print and in digital, list acceptable and unacceptable subjects for advertising in department travel literature, and describe the procedures by which the department will solicit advertising.

As required by 43 TAC §23.17, the department invites any entity or individual interested in advertising in department travel literature to request to be added to the department's contact list. Written requests may be mailed to the Texas Department of Transportation, Travel Information Division, Travel Publications Section, P.O. Box 141009, Austin, Texas 78714-1009. Requests may also be made by telephone to (512) 486-5880 or sent by fax to (512) 486-5879.

The department is now accepting advertising for the 2018 edition of the Texas State Travel Guide, scheduled to be printed and available in January 2018. The Texas State Travel Guide is designed to encourage readers to explore and travel to and within the State of Texas. The guide lists cities and towns, featuring population figures and recreational travel sites for each, along with maps and 4-color photography. The guide may also include sections listing Texas lakes, state parks, state and national forests, along with hunting and fishing information. The State of Texas distributes this vacation guide to travelers in Texas and to those who request information while planning to travel in Texas.

Media kits are available on the texashighways.com website. All Texas State Travel Guide insertion orders, including premium space will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Insertion orders for an inside front cover spread and inside back cover spread will take precedence over an inside front cover and inside back cover insertion order. In most cases, larger ads will be positioned ahead of smaller ads.

The rate card information for potential advertisers in the Texas State Travel Guide, originally published in the Texas Register on December 9, 2016, (41 TexReg 9797), has been amended and is included in this notice.

Rate Card (.pdf)

TRD-201700808

Joanne Wright

Deputy General Counsel

Texas Department of Transportation

Filed: February 28, 2017