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Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner

Notice of Rate Ceilings

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

The weekly ceiling as prescribed by §303.003 and §303.009 for the period of 11/06/17 - 11/12/17 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 11/06/17 - 11/12/17 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-201704397

Leslie L. Pettijohn

Commissioner

Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner

Filed: October 31, 2017


Texas Education Agency

Public Notice of Texas Request of a Waiver from 1.0 Percent State Cap on the Percentage of Students Who Take an Alternate Assessment

Purpose and Scope of Waiver Request. Texas is requesting a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) regarding the 1.0 percent threshold on the percentage of students statewide who participate in alternate assessments aligned with alternate academic achievement standards (AA-AAAS) during the 2017-2018 school year.

The USDE is allowing states to request a waiver of the 1.0 percent cap in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), §1111(b)(2)(D)(i)(I), on the number of students who participate in alternate assessments aligned with alternate academic achievement standards (AA-AAAS). As described in 34 Code of Federal Regulations §200.6(c)(3), a state may not prohibit a district from assessing more than 1.0 percent of its assessed students with an AA-AAAS. However, a state must require a district that assesses more than 1.0 percent of its assessed students in any subject with an AA-AAAS to submit information to the state justifying the need to exceed the 1.0 percent threshold. States must provide appropriate guidance and oversight of each district that is required to submit such an explanation and must make the explanation publicly available, provided that it does not reveal personally identifiable information about an individual student.

As a result, Texas is seeking a waiver from this requirement pursuant to §8401(b) of the ESEA, as amended by the ESSA. Specifically, Texas is requesting a limited waiver of §1111(b)(2)(D)(i)(I) of the ESEA, as amended by the ESSA, so that the state's assessment system may have slightly more than 1.0 percent of students taking the AA-AAAS during the 2017-2018 school year.

The requested waiver would be effective through the 2017-2018 school year. Texas will verify that each district that assesses more than 1.0 percent of its assessed students using an AA-AAAS followed the state's guidelines for participation in the AA-AAAS and will address any disproportionality in the percentage of students in any subgroup taking an AA-AAAS.

A copy of the waiver request is available on the Texas Education Agency website at https://tea.texas.gov/draft_waiver_request/.

Public Comments. The public comment period on the waiver request begins November 10, 2017, and ends December 11, 2017. Comments on the waiver request may be submitted electronically to assessmentwaiver@tea.texas.gov.

Further Information. For more information, contact Julie Guthrie, director of special assessment projects, in the Division of Student Assessment by mail at 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701; by telephone at (512) 463-9536; or by email at assessmentwaiver@tea.texas.gov.

TRD-201704426

Cristina De La Fuente-Valadez

Director, Rulemaking

Texas Education Agency

Filed: November 1, 2017


Request for Applications Concerning the 2018-2019 Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools Planning Grant

Eligible Applicants. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is requesting applications under RFA #701-18-102 from eligible applicants, which include local educational agencies (LEAs) that (a) serve students in Grades 9-12; or (b) will begin serving students in Grade 9 or students in Grades 9 and 10 in the first year of implementation (2019-2020 school year) and will progressively scale up by adding at least one grade level per year. Recipients of the 2016-2018 Industry Cluster Name Innovative Academy - The Next Generation of Early College High School (RFA #701-16-108) are not eligible for the Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools (P-TECH) Planning Grant.

Description. The purpose of the 2018-2019 P-TECH Planning Grant is to solicit grant applications from eligible applicants who, upon receipt of the grant, will engage in 16 months of planning with support from TEA's selected technical assistance provider to establish the foundational components of the P-TECH Campus, as outlined in Texas Education Code (TEC), §§29.551-29.556. Grantees will be required to serve students in the P-TECH program beginning in the 2019-2020 school year.

Dates of Project. The 2018-2019 P-TECH Planning Grant will be implemented during the 2018-2019 school year. Applicants should plan for a starting date of no earlier than February 23, 2018, and an ending date of no later than June 15, 2019.

Project Amount. Approximately $500,000 is available for funding the 2018-2019 P-TECH Planning Grant. It is anticipated that approximately 10 grants will be awarded in the amount of up to $50,000 each. This project is funded 100 percent with state funds.

Selection Criteria. Applications will be selected based on the ability of each applicant to carry out all requirements contained in the RFA. Reviewers will evaluate applications based on the overall quality and validity of the proposed grant programs and the extent to which the applications address the primary objectives and intent of the project. Applications must address each requirement as specified in the RFA to be considered for funding. TEA reserves the right to select from the highest-ranking applications those that address all requirements in the RFA.

TEA is not obligated to approve an application, provide funds, or endorse any application submitted in response to this RFA. This RFA does not commit TEA to pay any costs before an application is approved. The issuance of this RFA does not obligate TEA to award a grant or pay any costs incurred in preparing a response.

Applicants' Conference. A live webinar will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2017. Registration for the webinar will be posted on the TEA Grant Opportunities web page at http://tea4avoswald.tea.state.tx.us/GrantOpportunities/forms/GrantProgramSearch.aspx. In the "Search Options" box, select the name of the RFA from the drop-down list. Scroll down to the "Application and Support Information" section to view all documents that pertain to this RFA. The applicants' conference webinar will be available to all potential applicants and will provide general and clarifying information about the grant program and RFA.

Requesting the Application. The complete RFA will be posted on the TEA Grant Opportunities web page at http://tea4avoswald.tea.state.tx.us/GrantOpportunities/forms/GrantProgramSearch.aspx for viewing and downloading. In the "Search Options" box, select the name of the RFA from the drop-down list. Scroll down to the "Application and Support Information" section to view and download all documents that pertain to this RFA.

Further Information. In order to make sure that no prospective applicant obtains a competitive advantage because of acquisition of information unknown to other prospective applicants, any and all questions must be submitted in writing to ptech@tea.texas.gov, the TEA contact information provided in the program guidelines of the RFA, no later than Friday, December 1, 2017. All questions and the written answers thereto will be posted on the TEA Grant Opportunities web page in the format of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) by Monday, December 11, 2017. In the "Search Options" box, select the name of the RFA from the drop-down list. Scroll down to the "Application and Support Information" section to view all documents that pertain to this RFA.

Deadline for Receipt of Applications. Applications must be received in the TEA Document Control Center by 5:00 p.m. (Central Time), Tuesday, January 9, 2018, to be eligible to be considered for funding. TEA will not accept applications by email. Applications may be delivered to the TEA visitors' reception area on the second floor of the William B. Travis Building, 1701 North Congress Avenue (at 17th Street and North Congress, two blocks north of the Capitol), Austin, Texas 78701 or mailed to Document Control Center, Grants Administration Division, Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701-1494.

TRD-201704420

Cristina De La Fuente-Valadez

Director, Rulemaking

Texas Education Agency

Filed: November 1, 2017


Request for Applications Concerning the 2018-2020 Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools Success Grant

Eligible Applicants. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is requesting applications under RFA #701-18-101 from eligible applicants, which include local educational agencies (LEAs) that (a) serve students in Grades 9-12; or (b) are already serving students in Grades 9, 9-10, or 9-11 and will progressively scale up by adding at least one grade level per year. Eligible applicants must also (a) have been implementing a program similar to Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools (P-TECH) that allows students to earn industry credentials and associate degrees, engage in appropriate work-based education at every grade level, and participate in programs that create a seamless transition to additional education or the competitive job market; (b) have established partnerships with at least one institution of higher education (IHE) as defined in a written agreement; and (c) have established a partnership or partnerships with employers as defined in written agreements. Recipients of the 2016-2018 Industry Cluster Name Innovative Academy - The Next Generation of Early College High School (RFA #701-16-108) are not eligible for the P-TECH Success Grant.

Description. The purpose of the 2018-2020 P-TECH Success Grant Program is to solicit grant applications from eligible applicants who will spend 28 months strengthening and refining current practices that will advance their existing P-TECH (or P-TECH similar) campus to distinguished levels of performance, as measured by the P-TECH Blueprint. Grantees who receive the grant will be designated as a P-TECH campus for the 2018-2019 school year and are required to work with TEA's selected technical assistance provider for the 28-month grant period. Activities or initiatives by grantees may include, but are not limited to, aligning current practices to the P-TECH Blueprint, continuation of collaborative leadership and decision-making committees, establishing systems for formal data review as well as the creation of data response plans, strengthening student recruitment systems, and increasing opportunities for students to master basic skills and prepare for more rigorous academic classes.

Dates of Project. The 2018-2020 P-TECH Success Grant will be implemented during the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years. Applicants should plan for a starting date of no earlier than February 23, 2018, and an ending date of no later than June 15, 2020.

Project Amount. Approximately $1.4 million is available for funding the 2018-2020 P-TECH Success Grant. It is anticipated that approximately 14 grants will be awarded in the amount of up to $100,000 each. This project is funded 100 percent with state funds.

Selection Criteria. Applications will be selected based on the ability of each applicant to carry out all requirements contained in the RFA. Reviewers will evaluate applications based on the overall quality and validity of the proposed grant programs and the extent to which the applications address the primary objectives and intent of the project. Applications must address each requirement as specified in the RFA to be considered for funding. TEA reserves the right to select from the highest-ranking applications those that address all requirements in the RFA.

TEA is not obligated to approve an application, provide funds, or endorse any application submitted in response to this RFA. This RFA does not commit TEA to pay any costs before an application is approved. The issuance of this RFA does not obligate TEA to award a grant or pay any costs incurred in preparing a response.

Applicants' Conference. A live webinar will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2017. Registration for the webinar will be posted on the TEA Grant Opportunities web page at http://tea4avoswald.tea.state.tx.us/GrantOpportunities/forms/GrantProgramSearch.aspx. In the "Search Options" box, select the name of the RFA from the drop-down list. Scroll down to the "Application and Support Information" section to view all documents that pertain to this RFA. The applicants' conference webinar will be available to all potential applicants and will provide general and clarifying information about the grant program and RFA.

Requesting the Application. The complete RFA will be posted on the TEA Grant Opportunities web page at http://tea4avoswald.tea.state.tx.us/GrantOpportunities/forms/GrantProgramSearch.aspx for viewing and downloading. In the "Search Options" box, select the name of the RFA from the drop-down list. Scroll down to the "Application and Support Information" section to view and download all documents that pertain to this RFA.

Further Information. In order to make sure that no prospective applicant obtains a competitive advantage because of acquisition of information unknown to other prospective applicants, any and all questions must be submitted in writing to ptech@tea.texas.gov, the TEA contact information provided in the program guidelines of the RFA, no later than Friday, December 1, 2017. All questions and the written answers thereto will be posted on the TEA Grant Opportunities web page in the format of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) by Monday, December 11, 2017. In the "Search Options" box, select the name of the RFA from the drop-down list. Scroll down to the "Application and Support Information" section to view all documents that pertain to this RFA.

Deadline for Receipt of Applications. Applications must be received in the TEA Document Control Center by 5:00 p.m. (Central Time), Tuesday, January 9, 2018, to be eligible to be considered for funding. TEA will not accept applications by email. Applications may be delivered to the TEA visitors' reception area on the second floor of the William B. Travis Building, 1701 North Congress Avenue (at 17th Street and North Congress, two blocks north of the Capitol), Austin, Texas 78701 or mailed to Document Control Center, Grants Administration Division, Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701-1494.

TRD-201704421

Cristina De La Fuente-Valadez

Director, Rulemaking

Texas Education Agency

Filed: November 1, 2017


Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Agreed Orders

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ, agency, or commission) staff is providing an opportunity for written public comment on the listed Agreed Orders (AOs) in accordance with Texas Water Code (TWC), §7.075. TWC, §7.075 requires that before the commission may approve the AOs, the commission shall allow the public an opportunity to submit written comments on the proposed AOs. TWC, §7.075 requires that notice of the proposed orders and the opportunity to comment must be published in the Texas Register no later than the 30th day before the date on which the public comment period closes, which in this case is December 11, 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 December 11, 2017. Written comments may also be sent by facsimile machine to the enforcement coordinator at (512) 239-2550. The commission's enforcement coordinators are available to discuss the AOs and/or the comment procedure at the listed phone numbers; however, TWC, §7.075 provides that comments on the AOs shall be submitted to the commission in writing.

(1) COMPANY: Bizome Investments, LLC dba TJ'S SUPER STOP; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1655-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102900990; LOCATION: East Towakoni, Rains 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: James Fisher, (512) 239-2537; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2916 Teague Drive, Tyler, Texas 75701-3734, (903) 535-5100.

(2) COMPANY: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0913-IWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102018322; LOCATION: Pasadena, Harris County; TYPE OF FACILITY: plastic materials and resins manufacturing facility; RULES VIOLATED: TWC, §26.121(a)(1), 30 TAC §305.125(1), and Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Number WQ0000815000, Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements Number 1, Outfall 101, by failing to comply with permitted effluent limitations; PENALTY: $9,675; Supplemental Environmental Project offset amount of $3,870; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Farhaud Abbaszadeh, (512) 239-0779; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(3) COMPANY: City of Arlington; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0344-WQ-E; IDENTIFIER: RN104950134; LOCATION: Arlington, Tarrant County; TYPE OF FACILITY: wastewater collection system; RULE VIOLATED: TWC, §26.121(a)(1), by failing to prevent the unauthorized discharge of wastewater into or adjacent to water of the state; PENALTY: $13,125; Supplemental Environmental Project offset amount of $13,125; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Melissa Castro, (512) 239-0855; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(4) COMPANY: DCP Operating Company, LP; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0982-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN104960158; LOCATION: Crane, Crane County; TYPE OF FACILITY: oil and gas production plant; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §101.201(a)(1)(B) and §122.143(4), Federal Operating Permit (FOP) Number O2913, Special Terms and Conditions (STC) Number 2.F, and Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC), §382.085(b), by failing to submit initial notifications for Incident Numbers 199458, 208033, and 208212 no later than 24 hours after the discovery of the emissions events; and 30 TAC §§116.115(b)(2)(F), 116.615(2), and 122.143(4), Standard Permit Registration Number 79063, FOP Number O2913, STC Number 8, and THSC, §382.085(b), by failing to prevent unauthorized emissions; PENALTY: $12,240; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Carol McGrath, (210) 403-4063; REGIONAL OFFICE: 9900 West IH-20, Suite 100, Midland, Texas 79706, (432) 570-1359.

(5) COMPANY: Homes by Wade, L.L.C.; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-1059-WQ-E; IDENTIFIER: RN106106149; LOCATION: Longview, Harrison County; TYPE OF FACILITY: residential construction; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §281.25(a)(4) and 40 Code of Federal Regulations §122.26(c), by failing to obtain authorization to discharge stormwater associated with construction activities; and TWC, §26.121(a)(2), by failing to prevent the unauthorized discharge of sediment into or adjacent to any water in the state; PENALTY: $2,188; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Larry Butler, (512) 239-2543; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2916 Teague Drive, Tyler, Texas 75701-3734, (903) 535-5100.

(6) COMPANY: I-45 Shell Truck Stop, LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0889-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101443380; LOCATION: Fairfield, Freestone 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: $9,000; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Larry Butler, (512) 239-2543; REGIONAL OFFICE: 6801 Sanger Avenue, Suite 2500, Waco, Texas 76710-7826, (254) 751-0335.

(7) COMPANY: Idealease of Houston, L.L.C.; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0811-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102238789; LOCATION: Houston, Harris County; TYPE OF FACILITY: fleet refueling facility; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A) and TWC, §26.3475(c)(1), by failing to monitor the underground storage tanks for releases at a frequency of at least once every month; 30 TAC §334.72, by failing to report a suspected release to the agency within 24 hours of discovery; and 30 TAC §334.74, by failing to investigate a suspected release of a regulated substance within 30 days of discovery; PENALTY: $17,172; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Carlos Molina, (512) 239-2557; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(8) COMPANY: LeRoy Cavaness; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0809-MLM-E; IDENTIFIER: RN109728402; LOCATION: San Angelo, Tom Green County; TYPE OF FACILITY: unauthorized municipal solid waste (MSW) site; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §330.7(a), by failing to obtain authorization from the TCEQ prior to engaging in any activity of storage, processing, removal, or disposal of MSW; 30 TAC §330.15(a) and (c), by failing to cause, suffer, allow, or permit the unauthorized disposal of MSW; and 30 TAC §111.201 and Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.085(b), by failing to cause, suffer, allow, or permit outdoor burning within the state of Texas; PENALTY: $6,037; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Stephanie McCurley, (512) 239-2607; REGIONAL OFFICE: 622 South Oakes, Suite K, San Angelo, Texas 76903-7035, (325) 655-9479.

(9) COMPANY: Pasadena Independent School District; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1406-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101443943; LOCATION: Pasadena, Harris County; TYPE OF FACILITY: fleet refueling station; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.49(a)(2) and (b)(2) and TWC, §26.3475(d), by failing to ensure the underground storage tank (UST) corrosion protection system is operated and maintained in a manner that will ensure continuous corrosion protection, and failing to protect from corrosion all components of the UST system which are designed to convey, contain, or store regulated substances by electrically isolating the components from the corrosive elements of the surrounding soil, backfill, groundwater, or any other water, and from other metallic components by installing the component in an open area where periodic visual inspection of all parts of the component for the presence of corrosion or released substances is practicable; 30 TAC §334.42(i) and TWC, §26.3475(c)(2), by failing to inspect all sumps, including dispenser sumps, manways, overspill containers or catchment basins associated with a UST system at least once every 60 days to assure that their sides, bottoms, and any penetration points are maintained liquid tight and free of any liquid or debris; 30 TAC §334.7(d)(3), by failing to notify the agency of any change or additional information regarding the USTs within 30 days of the occurrence of the change or addition; 30 TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A) and TWC, §26.3475(c)(1), by failing to monitor the USTs for releases at a frequency of at least once every month; and 30 TAC §334.10(b)(1)(B), by failing to maintain UST records and make them immediately available for inspection upon request by agency personnel; PENALTY: $12,375; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: John Fennell, (512) 239-4967; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(10) COMPANY: PERFORMANCE CONTRACTING, INCORPORATED; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0859-IHW-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100664218; LOCATION: Pasadena, Harris County; TYPE OF FACILITY: hazardous and nonhazardous industrial waste transportation; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §335.2(b), by failing to cause, suffer, allow, or permit, the unauthorized disposal of industrial solid waste; PENALTY: $1,250; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: John Paul Fennell, (512) 239-2616; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(11) COMPANY: Reliant Processing Group LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-1014-IWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102890209; LOCATION: Muleshoe, Bailey County; TYPE OF FACILITY: carbon dioxide manufacturing, storage, and distribution facility; RULES VIOLATED: TWC, §26.121(a)(1) and 30 TAC §305.65 and §305.125(2), by failing to maintain authorization to discharge wastewater into or adjacent to any water in the state; PENALTY: $5,625; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Ariel Ramirez, (512) 239-4935; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5012 50th Street, Suite 100, Lubbock, Texas 79414-3426, (806) 796-7092.

(12) COMPANY: Rio Bonito RV Resort II, LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-1271-EAQ-E; IDENTIFIER: RN109798512; LOCATION: Liberty Hill, Williamson County; TYPE OF FACILITY: construction site; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §213.23(a)(1), by failing to obtain approval of an Edwards Aquifer Protection Plan prior to commencing a regulated activity over the Edwards Aquifer Contributing Zone; PENALTY: $938; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Steven Van Landingham, (512) 239-5717; REGIONAL OFFICE: 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building A, Austin, Texas 78753, (512) 339-2929.

(13) COMPANY: SARFRAZ BUSINESS INCORPORATED dba Fuel Express; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0887-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN107856114; LOCATION: Hempstead, Waller County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A) and (2)(A)(i) and TWC, §26.3475(a) and (c)(1), by failing to monitor the underground storage tanks (USTs) for releases at a frequency of at least once every month, and failing to equip each separate pressurized line with an automatic line leak detector; 30 TAC §334.72, by failing to report a suspected release to the TCEQ within 24 hours of discovery; and 30 TAC §334.74(3), by failing to file a release determination report with the commission within 45 days after a suspected release has occurred; PENALTY: $5,313; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Keith Frank, (512) 239-1203; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(14) COMPANY: SAWANI GROUP, INCORPORATED dba J AND N Mini Mart 2; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-1020-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102792629; LOCATION: Katy, Harris County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.50(b)(2) and TWC, §26.3475(a), by failing to provide release detection for the pressurized piping associated with the underground storage tank system; PENALTY: $2,563; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Had Darling, (512) 239-2520; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(15) COMPANY: Southwest Independent School District; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1509-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102406766; LOCATION: San Antonio, Bexar County; TYPE OF FACILITY: fleet refueling operations; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A) and TWC, §26.3475(c)(1), by failing to monitor the underground storage tank for releases at a frequency of at least once every month; 30 TAC §334.72, by failing to report a suspected release to the TCEQ within 24 hours of discovery; and 30 TAC §334.74, by failing to investigate a suspected release of regulated substance within 30 days of discovery; PENALTY: $8,625; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: John Fennell, (512) 239-2616; REGIONAL OFFICE: 14250 Judson Road, San Antonio, Texas 78233-4480, (210) 490-3500.

(16) COMPANY: SUNSHINE FOOD MART, INCORPORATED dba Sunshine Food Mart; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-1237-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101877348; LOCATION: Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A) and TWC, §26.3475(c)(1), by failing to monitor the underground storage tanks for releases at a frequency of at least once every month; PENALTY: $3,750; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Caleb Olson, (512) 239-2541; REGIONAL OFFICE: 3870 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77703-1830, (409) 898-3838.

(17) COMPANY: Turnpike USA Investments Incorporated dba Quick Stop; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1897-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101559292; LOCATION: Greenville, Hunt 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: $2,438; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: David Carney, (512) 239-2583; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(18) COMPANY: United States Border Patrol; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1891-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102260270; LOCATION: Laredo, Webb County; TYPE OF FACILITY: fleet refueling facility; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A) and TWC, §26.3475(c)(1), by failing to monitor the underground storage tanks for releases at a frequency of at least once every month; and 30 TAC §334.45(c)(3)(A), by failing to ensure that the emergency shutoff valves are securely anchored at the base of the dispensers; PENALTY: $4,875; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: John Fennell, (512) 239-2616; REGIONAL OFFICE: 707 East Calton Road, Suite 304, Laredo, Texas 78041-3887, (956) 791-6010.

(19) COMPANY: Vinton Steel LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-1064-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100213941; LOCATION: Vinton, El Paso County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.39(h)(1) and (j) and Texas Health and Safety Code, §341.0351, by failing to notify the executive director (ED) and receive an approval prior to making any significant change or addition to the system's production, treatment, storage, pressure maintenance, or distribution facilities; and 30 TAC §290.41(c)(3)(A), by failing to receive final approval of the well completion data by the ED prior to placing a public drinking water well into service; PENALTY: $100; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Yuliya Dunaway, (210) 403-4077; REGIONAL OFFICE: 401 East Franklin Avenue, Suite 560, El Paso, Texas 79901-1212, (915) 834-4949.

(20) COMPANY: Weatherford Aerospace, LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0694-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100218734; LOCATION: Weatherford, Parker County; TYPE OF FACILITY: aerospace manufacturing plant; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §116.115(b)(2)(E)(i) and (c) and §122.143(4), Federal Operating Permit (FOP) Number O1470, Special Terms and Conditions (STC) Number 8, New Source Review (NSR) Permit Number 1618, Special Conditions (SC) Number 10.C, and Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC), §382.085(b), by failing to maintain records for the silicone tube usage rate; 30 TAC §116.115(c) and §122.143(4), FOP Number O1470, STC Number 8, NSR Permit Number 1618, SC Number 6.F, and THSC, §382.085(b), by failing to test the scrubbing solution pH on a daily basis; and 30 TAC §122.143(4) and §122.145(2)(B) and (C), FOP Number O1470, General Terms and Conditions, and THSC, §382.085(b), by failing to submit a deviation report within 30 days after the end of the reporting period; PENALTY: $28,888; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Raime Hayes-Falero, (713) 767-3567; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

TRD-201704396

Charmaine Backens

Director, Litigation Division

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: October 31, 2017


Enforcement Orders

An agreed order was adopted regarding Phillips 66 Company, Docket No. 2015-1716-MLM-E on November 1, 2017, assessing $22,042 in administrative penalties with $4,408 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting John Fennell, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Eastlake Rv, LP, Docket No. 2016-0499-MWD-E on November 1, 2017, assessing $18,011 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Claudia Corrales, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding City of Corpus Christi, Docket No. 2016-0638-MLM-E on November 1, 2017, assessing $15,712 in administrative penalties with $3,142 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Farhaud Abbaszadeh, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding City of Bishop, Docket No. 2016-1296-MWD-E on November 1, 2017, assessing $27,750 in administrative penalties with $5,550 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Sandra Douglas, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding West Travis County Public Utility Agency, Docket No. 2016-1313-MWD-E on November 1, 2017, assessing $10,001 in administrative penalties with $2,000 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Ross Luedtke, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Jerry Ung dba KU Food Mart and K. U. FOOD MART, L.P. dba KU Food Mart, Docket No. 2016-1456-PST-E on November 1, 2017, assessing $21,106 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Audrey Liter, Staff Attorney at (512) 239-3400, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding 1265 LLC, Docket No. 2016-1496-MLM-E on November 1, 2017, assessing $8,322 in administrative penalties with $1,664 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Sandra Douglas, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding City of Red Oak, Docket No. 2016-1721-PST-E on November 1, 2017, assessing $7,689 in administrative penalties with $1,537 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Stephanie McCurley, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

A default order was adopted regarding Tank Works, Inc. dba Brazos Bend Home & Ranch, Docket No. 2016-1743-PWS-E on November 1, 2017, assessing $1,858 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Elizabeth Carroll Harkrider, Staff Attorney at (512) 239-3400, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding City of Liverpool, Docket No. 2016-1747-PWS-E on November 1, 2017, assessing $610 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Ryan Rutledge, Staff Attorney at (512) 239-3400, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

A default order was adopted regarding Mike Jason Tilley, Docket No. 2016-1841-LII-E on November 1, 2017, assessing $1,206 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Eric Grady, Staff Attorney at (512) 239-3400, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding City of Frost, Docket No. 2016-1984-MWD-E on November 1, 2017, assessing $28,500 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Ryan Rutledge, Staff Attorney at (512) 239-3400, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding City of Lubbock, Docket No. 2017-0015-IWD-E on November 1, 2017, assessing $42,500 in administrative penalties with $8,500 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Larry Butler, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP, Docket No. 2017-0091-AIR-E on November 1, 2017, assessing $9,600 in administrative penalties with $1,920 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Abigail Lindsey, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Air Products LLC, Docket No. 2017-0134-AIR-E on November 1, 2017, assessing $8,025 in administrative penalties with $1,605 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Abigail Lindsey, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding City of Beaumont, Docket No. 2017-0139-MWD-E on November 1, 2017, assessing $6,000 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Steven Van Landingham, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Aminaben Enterprises, Inc. dba 24 Seven 11, Docket No. 2017-0242-PST-E on November 1, 2017, assessing $9,268 in administrative penalties with $1,853 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting James Baldwin, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Fiesta Mart, L.L.C. dba Fiesta Mart 64, Docket No. 2017-0260-PST-E on November 1, 2017, assessing $9,317 in administrative penalties with $1,863 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Jonathan Nguyen, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Zapata County, Docket No. 2017-0280-MWD-E on November 1, 2017, assessing $28,012 in administrative penalties with $5,602 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Austin Henck, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Del Grande Mobile Home Owners' Association, Inc., Docket No. 2017-0295-MWD-E on November 1, 2017, assessing $20,250 in administrative penalties with $4,050 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Ariel Ramirez, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Maas Ventures, LLC dba Mega Fuel 11, Docket No. 2017-0318-PST-E on November 1, 2017, assessing $8,244 in administrative penalties with $1,648 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Jonathan Nguyen, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding City of Skellytown, Docket No. 2017-0518-MWD-E on November 1, 2017, assessing $28,500 in administrative penalties with $5,700 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Claudia Corrales, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding City of Cushing, Docket No. 2017-0556-PWS-E on November 1, 2017, assessing $175 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Ronica Rodriguez, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

TRD-201704424

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: November 1, 2017


Notice of Hearing

City of Alamo

SOAH Docket No. 582-18-0505

TCEQ Docket No. 2017-1156-MWD

Permit No. WQ0013633001

APPLICATION.

City of Alamo, 420 North Tower Road, Alamo, Texas 78516, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for a renewal of Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Permit No. WQ0013633001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at an annual average flow not to exceed 2,000,000 gallons per day. TCEQ received this application on June 18, 2015.

The facility is located approximately 14,000 feet south along South Tower Road from the intersection of Tower Road and U.S. 83 Business Highway or approximately 17,000 feet south from the intersection of South Tower Road with U.S. 83 Expressway in Hidalgo County, Texas 78516. The treated effluent is discharged to Hidalgo County Drainage Ditch #2; thence to the Arroyo Colorado Above Tidal in Segment No. 2202 of the Nueces-Rio Grande Basin. The unclassified receiving water use is minimal aquatic life use for Hidalgo County Drainage #2. The designated uses for Segment No. 2202 are intermediate aquatic life use and primary contact recreation.

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 the City of Alamo City Hall, City Hall Building, 420 North Tower Road, Alamo, 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=26.147222&lng=-98.116388&zoom=13&type=r. For the exact location, refer to the application.

CONTESTED CASE HEARING.

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

10:00 a.m. - December 14, 2017

Alamo Municipal Court

502 Duranta Street

Alamo, Texas 78516

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 September 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 TAC Chapter 80 and 1 TAC Chapter 155. The hearing will be held unless all timely hearing requests have been withdrawn or denied.

To request to be a party, you must attend the hearing and show you would be 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 Tex. Admin. Code §155.401(a), Notice of Hearing, "Parties that are not represented by an attorney may obtain information regarding contested case hearings on the public website of the State Office of Administrative Hearings at www.soah.texas.gov, or in printed format upon request to SOAH."

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 website at http://www.tceq.texas.gov/.

Further information may also be obtained from the City of Alamo at the address stated above or by calling Mr. Luciano Ozuna, Jr., City Manager, City of Alamo, at (956) 787-0006.

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: October 25, 2017

TRD-201704413

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: November 1, 2017


Notice of Public Hearing

on Assessment of Administrative Penalties and Requiring Certain Actions of INU USA INC DBA Little Elm Gas & More

SOAH Docket No. 582-18-0693

TCEQ Docket No. 2017-0407-PST-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. - November 30, 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 September 7, 2017 concerning assessing administrative penalties against and requiring certain actions of INU USA INC dba Little Elm Gas & More, for violations in Denton County, Texas, of: Tex. Water Code §26.3475(a) and 30 Tex. Admin. Code §§334.50(b)(2)(A)(ii), 334.72, and 334.74.

The hearing will allow INU USA INC dba Little Elm Gas & More, 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 INU USA INC dba Little Elm Gas & More, 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 INU USA INC dba Little Elm Gas & More 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. INU USA INC dba Little Elm Gas & More, the Executive Director of the Commission, and the Commission's Public Interest Counsel are the only designated parties to this proceeding.

Legal Authority: Tex. Water Code §7.054 and chs. 7 and 26 and 30 Tex. Admin. Code chs. 70 and 334; Tex. Water Code §7.058, and the Rules of Procedure of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the State Office of Administrative Hearings, including 30 Tex. Admin. Code §70.108 and §70.109 and ch. 80, and 1 Tex. Admin. Code ch. 155.

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

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

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

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

Issued: October 30, 2017

TRD-201704414

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: November 1, 2017


Notice of Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's Action on Proposed General Permit Number TXG340000

On October 4, 2017, at a regularly scheduled public meeting, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ or commission) approved the re-issuance of Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System general permit number TXG340000. The general permit authorizes discharges of facility wastewater, contact stormwater, and stormwater associated with industrial activities into or adjacent to water in the state from petroleum bulk stations and terminals.

Texas Water Code, §26.040(d) and 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §205.3(e) require the executive director (ED) of the TCEQ to respond to all timely filed public comments. The ED must make these responses publicly available and must file them with the Office of the Chief Clerk at least 10 days before the commission considers whether to approve the general permit. Additionally, 30 TAC §205.3(e)(4) requires notice of the commission's action on the proposed general permit and the text of the response to comments to be published in the Texas Register.

No public comments were received on the draft permit. This notice satisfies the requirement to publish notice of the commission's action on the proposed general permit.

TRD-201704404

Robert Martinez

Director, Environmental Law Division

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: October 31, 2017


Notice of Water Rights Application

Notice issued October 25, 2017

APPLICATION NO. 13324; Targa Terminals LLC, 1050 Jefferson Rd., Pasadena, Texas 77506, Applicant, has applied for a water use permit to divert and use not to exceed 138 acre-feet of water per year from two points located on the Houston Ship Channel, San Jacinto River Basin, for industrial purposes in Harris County. The application was received on April 25, 2016. Additional information and fees were received on January 10, 2017, and March 23, 2017. The application was declared administratively complete and filed with the Office of the Chief Clerk on April 14, 2017. The TCEQ Executive Director has completed the technical review of the application and prepared a draft permit. The draft permit, if granted, would contain special conditions including, but not limited to, installing a measuring device. The application and Executive Director's draft permit are available for viewing and copying at the Office of the Chief Clerk, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building F., Austin, Texas 78753. Written public comments and requests for a public meeting should be submitted to the Office of the Chief Clerk, at the address provided in the information section below, within 30 days of the date of newspaper publication of the notice.

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

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

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

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

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

TRD-201704398

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: October 31, 2017


Update to the Water Quality Management Plan

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ or commission) requests comments from the public on the draft October 2017 Update to the WQMP for the State of Texas.

Download the draft October 2017 WQMP Update at https://www.tceq.texas.gov/permitting/wqmp/WQmanagement_updates.html or view a printed copy at the TCEQ Library, Building A, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Austin, Texas.

The WQMP is developed and promulgated in accordance with the requirements of Federal Clean Water Act, §208. The draft update includes projected effluent limits of specific domestic dischargers, which may be useful for planning in future permit actions. The draft update may also contain service area populations for listed wastewater treatment facilities, designated management agency information, and total maximum daily load (TMDL) revisions.

Once the commission certifies a WQMP update, it is submitted to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval. For some Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) permits, the EPA's approval of a corresponding WQMP update is a necessary precondition to TPDES permit issuance by the commission.

Deadline

All comments must be received at the TCEQ no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 12, 2017.

How to Submit Comments

Comments must be submitted in writing to:

Nancy Vignali

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Water Quality Division, MC 150

P.O. Box 13087

Austin, Texas 78711-3087

Comments may also be faxed to (512) 239-4420, but must be followed up with written comments by mail within three working days of the fax date or by the comment deadline, whichever is sooner.

For further information, or questions, please contact Ms. Vignali at (512) 239-1303 or by email at Nancy.Vignali@tceq.texas.gov.

TRD-201704399

Robert Martinez

Director, Environmental Law Division

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: October 31, 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: Semiannual Report due January 15, 2016 for Committees

Linda F. King, Wharton County Republican Party Executive Committee (CEC), 1404 Linwood Dr., Wharton, Texas 77488

Deadline: Semiannual Report due July 15, 2016 for Committees

Todd Smith, Texas Conservative Tea Party Coalition, 2204 Hazeltine Ln, Austin, Texas 78747-1206

Deadline: 30 Day Before Election Report due October 11, 2016 for Committees

Michael L. Kennedy, Smith County Republicans, 211 Coventry St., Bullard, Texas 75757

Deadline: 8 Day Before Election Report due October 31, 2016 for Committees

Michael L. Kennedy, Smith County Republicans, 211 Coventry St., Bullard, Texas 75757

Deadline: Semiannual Report due January 17, 2017 for Committees

Michael L. Kennedy, Smith County Republicans, 211 Coventry St., Bullard, Texas 75757

Antoine Noun, United Republicans of Texas, 15455 Kuykendahl, Ste. 101, Houston, Texas 77090

Deadline: Semiannual Report due July 17, 2017 for Committees

Tommy J. Azopardi, Texans for Economic Development, P.O. Box 685138, Austin, Texas 78768-5138

Linda F. King, Wharton County Republican Party Executive Committee (CEC), 1404 Linwood Dr., Wharton, Texas 77488

Antoine Noun, United Republicans of Texas, 15455 Kuykendahl, Ste. 101, Houston, Texas 77090

Deadline: Lobby Activities Report due April 11, 2016

Frank J Corte, Jr., P.O. Box 690474, San Antonio, Texas 78269

Deadline: Lobby Activities Report due July 10, 2017

Bradley O'Furey, 221 E. 9th St., Ste. 302, Austin, Texas 78701

Gabriel G. Sepulveda, 1122 Colorado St., Ste. 200, Austin, Texas 78701

Deadline: Lobby Activities Report due September 11, 2017

Frank J Corte, Jr., P.O. Box 690474, San Antonio, Texas 78269

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

Bradley O'Furey, 221 E. 9th St., Ste. 302, Austin, Texas 78701 ($500)

Lucinda Dean Saxon, 2204 Hayfield Sq., Pflugerville, Texas 78660

Jennifer E. Sellers, 511 Clover Flat Rd., Cedar Park, Texas 78631

TRD-201704339

Seana Willing

Executive Director

Texas Ethics Commission

Filed: October 26, 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 October 23, 2017 to October 30, 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, November 3, 2017. The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIVITIES:

Applicant: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)

Location: Gulf of Mexico

Project Description: BOEM proposes to offer for lease in proposed GOM Regionwide Lease Sale 250 most available unleased blocks in the Western and Central Planning Areas (WPA and CPA, respectively), and a small portion of the Eastern Planning Area (EPA) not subject to Congressional moratorium. The proposed GOM regionwide lease sale area includes all available unleased blocks within the WPA, CPA, and EPA except for whole blocks and portions of blocks deferred by the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006; blocks that are adjacent to or beyond the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone in the area known as the northern portion of the Eastern Gap; and whole blocks and partial blocks within the boundary of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. The final decision on whether and how to proceed with the lease sale and the lease blocks available for leasing will be announced in the Record of Decision, and, if the decision is to proceed, a Final Notice of Sale. Absent additional analysis, the proposed lease sale area may be smaller than, but would not be larger than, the area considered herein. The proposed regionwide lease sale area encompasses about 91.93 million acres. The estimated amount of resources projected to be developed as a result of this proposed regionwide lease sale is 0.211-1.118 billion barrels of oil and 0.547-4.424 trillion cubic feet of gas. BOEM proposes to hold GOM Regionwide Lease Sale 250 in March 2018.

CMP Project No: 18-1048-F4

FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:

Applicant: Web Fleeting, LP

Location: The project site is located in the confluence of the San Jacinto River and the Houston Ship Channel, at 17512 Market Street, in Channelview, Harris County, Texas.

LATITUDE & LONGITUDE (NAD 83): 29.78614 -95.07615

Project Description: The applicant proposes to dredge approximately 120 acres of the Old River Channel to accommodate the existing barge terminal. Approximately 50,000 cubic yards of material would be removed, to a depth of 14 feet with one foot of overdredging. The applicant would either use a barge-mounted, hydraulic cutter head or land-based, long-armed trackhoes. The applicant also proposes to install 42 piling-style dolphins within the fleeting area. The five proposed disposal areas, consist of upland placement and dredged material placement areas. The applicant is currently sampling the proposed dredged area, and will coordinate with the Corps, EPA and TCEQ regarding the findings. Dredged placement will be evaluated further when sampling is completed and coordinated.

Associated Application: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) permit application #SWG-2002-00218. This application will be reviewed pursuant to Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA).

CMP Project No: 18-1044-F1

Applicant: Florida Gas Transmission, LLC (FGT)

Location: The project site is located Matagorda, Jefferson, and Orange Counties, Texas.

Project Description: FGT is proposing the East-West Project (Project) which would provide new capacity of 275 million cubic feet per day on FGT's pipeline system in the western division to meet the demand for additional transportation and delivery of natural gas to the proposed Port Arthur - Motiva Meter and Regulator (M&R) Station and the Wilson - Coastal Bend M&R Station in Jefferson and Wharton Counties, Texas respectively. FGT would install two new receipt points and M&R stations, (Eunice-ANR and Gillis-Trunkline) on FGT's mainline to provide the new capacity. FGT proposes to construct and operate about 13.3 miles of 12-inch-diameter lateral pipeline, about 12 miles 16-inch-diameter lateral and connection pipeline, and four new M&R stations and auxiliary and appurtenant facilities in Wharton, Matagorda, Jefferson, and Orange Counties, Texas, and Calcasieu and Acadia Parishes, Louisiana. FGT would also install station piping and valves at existing Compressor Station 6 in Orange County, Texas on FGT's 24-inch-diameter mainline at MP 382.2 so that Compressor Station 6 would be able to flow gas bi-directionally on the mainline.

Type of Application: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Docket No. CP17-8-000, which will be reviewed pursuant to Section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA).

CMP Project No: 18-1049-F1

Applicant: Texas Eastern Transmission, LP & Pomelo Connector Pipeline, LLC

Location: The project site is in Nueces, Brazoria, Chambers, Vidor and Matagorda Counties, Texas.

Project Description: Texas Eastern proposes to install, construct, own, and operate: a new 8,400 horsepower (hp) gas turbine unit (Petronila Compressor Station) in Nueces County, Texas; a new 8,400 hp gas turbine unit at its existing Blessing Compressor Station in Matagorda County, Texas; piping modifications at its existing Angleton Station property in Brazoria County, Texas; clean burn emission work and piping modifications at its existing Mont Belvieu Compressor Station in Chambers County, Texas; and piping modifications at its existing Vidor Compressor Station in Orange County, Texas. These facilities are collectively referred to as the South Texas Expansion Project (STEP). Texas Eastern amended their application to also install, construct, own, operate, and maintain: a new tie-in to the Pomelo Connector Pipeline at Texas Eastern's proposed Petronila Compressor Station; new gas release measurement (GRM) equipment and associated enclosures at its new Petronila, existing Mont Belvieu, and existing Vidor Compressor Stations; new gas coolers at its existing Blessing Compressor Station; and acquire (by lease) capacity on Pomelo's proposed approximately 14-mile-long pipeline (which would interconnect with Texas Eastern's proposed Petronila Compressor Station). The amendment changes the Project's targeted in-service date from May 1, 2017 to October 1, 2018. It also removes the metering and regulating (M&R) station initially proposed for the Petronila Compressor Station site from STEP's scope. Pomelo proposes to construct, own, and operate approximately 14 miles of 30-inch-dimeter pipeline, a new 5,000 hp compressor station (Pomelo Compressor Station), and approximately 0.2 mile of new 30-inch-diameter pipeline, and associated aboveground facilities in Nueces County. Pomelo has requested to engage in certain construction, operation, maintenance, and abandonment activities under blanket construction certificate authorization, and has requested abandonment authorization enabling Pomelo to lease all of the capacity of the Pomelo Connector Pipeline to Texas Eastern upon the in-service date. Together, these facilities are referred to as the Pomelo Connector Pipeline Project (Pomelo Project). Together, these projects would provide capacity to transport up to 400,000 dekatherms per day (Dth/d) or 400 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of natural gas.

Type of Application: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Docket Nos. CP15-499-000, CP15-499-001; and CP17-26-000 which will be reviewed pursuant to Section 7(b) and Section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and Part 157 of the Commission's regulations to obtain a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (Certificate) from the Commission and to abandon, construct, modify, and operate natural gas pipeline facilities in Texas.

CMP Project No: 18-1050-F1

Applicant: Brownsville Navigation District

Location: Project is located along the southern shoreline of the Brownsville Ship Channel at the end of R.L. Ostos Road within the City of Brownsville, in Cameron County, Texas.

Project Description: The applicant proposes to construct an approximately 60-acre spool base facility to be operated by Subsea 7. Construction of the facility would include dredging a 3-sided vessel slip (dredge slip) with bulkhead, installation of articulated block mat revetment for slope protection on the vessel slip approach and along the vessel slip bulkhead, and installation of one mooring structure and one breasting structure with catwalks. Construction of various ancillary structures would include the facility (office building and equipment storage), a load out area (pipe rack) for joining pipe units, an egress access road, two drainage corridors, and required security fencing. The access road and drainage corridors would extend from the proposed dock on the Brownsville Ship Channel to State Highway (SH) 4. The proposed dredge slip would be dredged within an approximate 13-acre area within the proposed project site. The entire dredge slip, including the approach, would have dimensions of approximately 1,000 feet long by 900 feet wide to accommodate 160-meter-long pipelay vessels. An approximate 450-foot by 900-foot portion of the dredge slip would be dredged below the observed high tide line (HTL). The approximate elevation of the bottom of the dredged slip would be -35 feet MLT, with an additional 2 feet allowable over depth. Approximately 654,000 cubic yards of dredge material would be hydraulically and/or mechanically excavated and removed to construct the proposed dredge slip. Side slopes of the proposed dredge slip approach would be at a 3:1 side slope. Articulated block mat revetment would be placed on lower portions of both the eastern and western slopes of the dredge slip approach. Excavated material would be placed in an authorized Dredged Material Placement Area (DMPA). The preferred placement areas would be located adjacent to the proposed project site, either DMPA 7, 5, or 5A. The bulkhead, to be constructed in uplands, would be made of steel sheet pile. Dredging of the approximately 13-acre basin would result in approximately 7.6 acres of permanent impact below Mean High Water (MHW). This impact area (7.6 acres) is comprised of the following habitats: 0.02 acres of estuarine marsh, 0.10 acre of mangrove, 2.03 acres of tidal flats, 3.43 acres of shallow open water (0.0 ft. to -6.0 ft.), and 2.05 acres of deep open water (-6.0 ft. to -47 ft.). In addition to dredging of the basin, approximately 0.02 acre (1,024 square feet) of over-water structures, including the catwalks, would be constructed within Section 10 waters (waterward of MHW). The proposed pipe rack area would measure approximately 5,000 feet long by 150 feet wide, and would extend south from the proposed bulkhead, terminating approximately 500 feet from SH 4. Base material (clay-like material) and limestone (top 2 feet) would be placed within the central and southern portions of the proposed project area to construct the facility, pipe rack, and access road, and two drainage corridors would be constructed on either side of the pipe rack and access road to allow sufficient drainage off the facility. The proposed access road would measure approximately 24 feet wide and would extend an additional 505 feet south of the pipe rack area to SH 4. The drainage corridors would measure approximately 20 feet wide and 1 mile long, extending the entire length of the project, and would drain into the roadside ditch located along SH 4. Furthermore, four reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) culverts would be installed under the proposed pipe rack and access road in order to maintain the existing hydrology within the central and southern portions of the proposed project area. The RCP culverts would be installed within one ephemeral stream, one freshwater wetland, and two drainage features, including a roadside ditch along SH 4. Construction of the proposed spool base facility, placement of articulated block mat shoreline revetment, and the pipe rack/access road would result in approximately 3.03 acres of impact to jurisdictional habitats. This impact area (3.03 acres) is comprised of the following habitats: 0.02 acre of ephemeral stream, 1.44 acres of freshwater wetlands, 1.32 acres of mudflat, 0.10 acre of tidal flat, 0.14 acre of shallow open water (< 6 feet deep), and 0.01 acre to deep open water (> 6 feet deep).

Type of Application: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) permit application #SWG-2017-00250. This application will be reviewed pursuant to Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Note: The consistency review for this project may be conducted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as part of its certification under Section 401 of the CWA.

CMP Project No: 18-1051-F1

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

TRD-201704419

Anne L. Idsal

Chief Clerk/Deputy Land Commissioner

General Land Office

Filed: November 1, 2017


Department of State Health Services

Licensing Actions for Radioactive Materials (.pdf)

TRD-201704417

Barbara L. Klein

Interim General Counsel

Department of State Health Services

Filed: November 1, 2017


Texas Lottery Commission

Scratch Ticket Game Number 2075 "The Glitter is Gold"

1.0 Name and Style of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The name of Scratch Ticket Game No. 2075 is "THE GLITTER IS GOLD". The play style is "key number match".

1.1 Price of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The price for Scratch Ticket Game No. 2075 shall be $10.00 per Scratch Ticket.

1.2 Definitions in Scratch Ticket Game No. 2075.

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, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, GOLD BAR SYMBOL, 24K SYMBOL, $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, $25.00, $50.00, $100, $200, $500, $1,000, $10,000 and $250,000.

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. 2075 - 1.2D (.pdf)

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

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

G. Pack-Ticket Number - A 14 (fourteen) digit number consisting of the four (4) digit game number (2075), a seven (7) digit Pack number, and a three (3) digit Scratch Ticket number. Scratch Ticket numbers start with 001 and end with 050 within each Pack. The format will be: 2075-0000001-001.

H. Pack - A Pack of the "THE GLITTER IS GOLD" Scratch Ticket Game contains 050 Tickets, packed in plastic shrink-wrapping and fanfolded in pages of one (1). The Packs will alternate. One will show the front of Ticket 001 and back of 050 while the other fold will show the back of Ticket 001 and front of 050.

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 "THE GLITTER IS GOLD" Scratch Ticket Game No. 2075.

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 "THE GLITTER IS GOLD" Scratch Ticket Game is determined once the latex on the Scratch Ticket is scratched off to expose 54 (fifty-four) Play Symbols. If a player matches any of the GOLD NUMBERS Play Symbols to any of the WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbols, the player wins the prize for that number. If the player reveals a "GOLD BAR" Play Symbol, the player wins DOUBLE the prize for that symbol. If the player reveals a "24K" Play Symbol, the player wins ALL 24 PRIZES instantly! No portion of the Display Printing nor any extraneous matter whatsoever shall be usable or playable as a part of the Scratch Ticket.

2.1 Scratch Ticket Validation Requirements.

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

1. Exactly 54 (fifty-four) 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 54 (fifty-four) 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 54 (fifty-four) Play Symbols must be exactly one of those described in Section 1.2.C of these Game Procedures;

17. Each of the 54 (fifty-four) 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. A Ticket can win up to twenty-four (24) times in accordance with the approved prize structure.

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

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

D. Non-winning GOLD NUMBERS Play Symbols will all be different.

E. Each Ticket will have six (6) different WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbols.

F. Non-winning Prize Symbols will never appear more than three (3) times.

G. The "GOLD BAR" (DBL) and "24K" (WINALL) Play Symbols will never appear in the WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbol spots.

H. The "GOLD BAR" (DBL) and "24K" (WINALL) Play Symbols will only appear as dictated by the prize structure.

I. On Tickets that contain the "24K" (WINALL) Play Symbol, none of the WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbols will match any of the GOLD NUMBERS Play Symbols and the "GOLD BAR" (DBL) Play Symbol will not appear.

J. Non-winning Prize Symbols will never be the same as the winning Prize Symbol(s).

K. No prize amount in a non-winning spot will correspond with the GOLD NUMBERS Play Symbol (i.e., 10 and $10).

2.3 Procedure for Claiming Prizes.

A. To claim a "THE GLITTER IS GOLD" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $10.00, $20.00, $25.00, $50.00, $100 or $500, a claimant shall sign the back of the Scratch Ticket in the space designated on the Scratch Ticket and present the winning Scratch Ticket to any Texas Lottery Retailer. The Texas Lottery Retailer shall verify the claim and, if valid, and upon presentation of proper identification, if appropriate, make payment of the amount due the claimant and physically void the Scratch Ticket; provided that the Texas Lottery Retailer may, but is not required, to pay a $25.00, $50.00, $100 or $500 Scratch Ticket Game. In the event the Texas Lottery Retailer cannot verify the claim, the Texas Lottery Retailer shall provide the claimant with a claim form and instruct the claimant on how to file a claim with the Texas Lottery. If the claim is validated by the Texas Lottery, a check shall be forwarded to the claimant in the amount due. In the event the claim is not validated, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly. A claimant may also claim any of the above prizes under the procedure described in Section 2.3.B and Section 2.3.C of these Game Procedures.

B. To claim a "THE GLITTER IS GOLD" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $1,000, $10,000 or $250,000, 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 "THE GLITTER IS GOLD" 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 "THE GLITTER IS GOLD" 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 "THE GLITTER IS GOLD" 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 6,000,000 Scratch Tickets in Scratch Ticket Game No. 2075. The approximate number and value of prizes in the game are as follows:

Figure 2: GAME NO. 2075 - 4.0 (.pdf)

A. The actual number of Scratch Tickets in the game may be increased or decreased at the sole discretion of the Texas Lottery Commission.

5.0 End of the Scratch Ticket Game. The Executive Director may, at any time, announce a closing date (end date) for the Scratch Ticket Game No. 2075 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. 2075, 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-201704395

Bob Biard

General Counsel

Texas Lottery Commission

Filed: October 31, 2017


North Central Texas Council of Governments

Request for Proposals for Midlothian - Waxahachie Regional Trail Preliminary Engineering Study

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is seeking consultant assistance to prepare a design development schematic and environmental summary for a Regional Veloweb shared-use path (trail) facility in Ellis County, Texas, approximately 11 miles in length generally along Waxahachie Creek and the Union Pacific Railroad from the existing Waxahachie city trail in Getzendaner Park east of IH35E to near Midlothian Parkway at Hawkins Springs Park in Midlothian.

Proposals must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Central Time, on Friday, December 22, 2017, to Patricia Rohmer, P.E., Project Engineer, North Central Texas Council of Governments, 616 Six Flags Drive, Arlington, Texas 76011. The full RFP, including selection criteria and other desired elements will be available at www.nctcog.org/rfp by the close of business on Friday, November 10, 2017.

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

TRD-201704412

R. Michael Eastland

Executive Director

North Central Texas Council of Governments

Filed: November 1, 2017


Public Utility Commission of Texas

Notice of Application for Sale, Transfer, or Merger

Notice is given to the public of an application filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) on October 27, 2017, under the Public Utility Regulatory Act, Tex. Util. Code Ann. §39.154 and §39.158.

Docket Style and Number: Application of Flat Top Holdings, LLC, for Approval Under §39.158 of the Public Utility Regulatory Act, Docket Number 47740.

The Application: On October 27, 2017, Flat Top Holdings, LLC, filed an application for approval of the conveyance of certain passive equity interests in Flat Top to MidAmerican Wind Tax Equity Holdings, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company, an Iowa corporation, and Citicorp North America, Inc., a Delaware corporation, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Citigroup, Inc., (the investors). Following the proposed transaction, the combined generation owned and controlled by Flat Top, investors and their affiliates and will equal approximately 1,850.0 MW, or approximately 1.99% of the installed capacity in ERCOT or capable delivery into ERCOT.

Persons wishing to intervene or comment on the action sought should contact the commission as soon as possible as an intervention deadline will be imposed. A comment or request to intervene should be mailed to 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 47740.

TRD-201704425

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: November 1, 2017


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

Notice is given to the public of the filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas on October 25, 2017, of an application to amend a sewer certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) in Guadalupe County.

Docket Style and Number: Application of Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority to Amend a Sewer Certificate of Convenience and Necessity in Guadalupe County, Docket Number 47730.

The Application: Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority filed an application to amend its sewer certificate of convenience and necessity number 20892 in Guadalupe County. The service area being requested includes an area totaling approximately 7,345 acres, with no current customers.

Persons wishing to intervene or comment on the action sought should contact the commission by mail at P. O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll-free at (888) 782-8477. A deadline for intervention in this proceeding will be established. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission through Relay Texas by dialing 7-1-1. All comments should reference Docket Number 47730.

TRD-201704362

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: October 27, 2017


Notice of Application to Amend Water and Sewer Certificates of Convenience and Necessity

Notice is given to the public of the filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas on October 27, 2017, of an application to amend water and sewer certificates of convenience and necessity (CCN) in Montgomery County.

Docket Style and Number: Application of C&R Water Supply, Inc. to Amend its Water and Sewer Certificates of Convenience and Necessity in Montgomery County, Docket Number 47737.

The Application: C&R Water Supply, Inc. filed an application to amend water certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) number 13098 and sewer CCN number 20987 in Montgomery County. The service areas being requested comprise a 15.86-acre tract and a 29.61-acre tract totaling approximately 45.47 acres and 9 current customers.

Persons wishing to intervene or comment on the action sought should contact the commission by mail at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll-free at (888) 782-8477. A deadline for intervention in this proceeding will be established. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission through Relay Texas by dialing 7-1-1. All comments should reference Docket Number 47737.

TRD-201704388

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: October 30, 2017


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

Notice is given to the public of the filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) on September 22, 2017, of a petition to amend a water certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) by expedited release in Denton County.

Docket Style and Number: Petition of Mike Hopkins, Executor of the Estate of Herman H. Hopkins to Amend the City of Denton's Certificate of Convenience and Necessity in Denton County by Expedited Release, Docket Number 47636.

The Petition: A petition was filed by Mike Hopkins, as executor of the estate of Herman H. Hopkins, for expedited release of 60.093 acres from City of Denton's water certificate of convenience and necessity No. 10195 in Denton County under Texas Water Code §13.254(a-5) and 16 Texas Administrative Code §24.113(l).

Persons wishing to comment on the action sought should contact the commission no later than November 22, 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 47636.

TRD-201704342

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: October 26, 2017


Request for Comment

Commission staff requests interested parties provide written comment in response to the questions listed below. As discussed at the October 26, 2017 open meeting, transmission cost allocation and rate design, the assignment of interconnection costs, and the "loads in SCED" proposal should not be referenced in comments. These issues will be considered in separate projects.

1. What market design reforms, if any, are necessary to support efficient investment and retirement decisions in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) region?

2. Do wholesale electricity prices in ERCOT fully reflect the value of supply during normal conditions? During shortage conditions? If not, what changes should be made?

3. Are the reliability contributions of units subject to operator-initiated commitment being undervalued due to mitigation or for any other reason? Are the current pricing rules sufficient to control for the locational effect of reliability deployments? If the current pricing rules are not sufficient, what changes should be made?

4. Are out-of-market payments for renewable generation interfering with competitive outcomes in ERCOT's wholesale electricity market? If so, please describe this effect and provide any relevant analysis. How should any interference be corrected, if at all?

5. Given recent retirement announcements, should the commission defer certain changes to the market design to observe market dynamics over summer 2018 or longer?

6. Please comment on the appropriate allocation of the excess revenues collected under marginal loss pricing. How should this surplus be distributed and why?

7. Please provide any other comment regarding the merits of the specific proposals set forth in the FTI Consulting Report or in the written comments filed by the Independent Market Monitor or other parties in this project.

Interested parties may file comments by submitting 16 copies to the commission's filing clerk, Public Utility Commission of Texas, 1701 North Congress Avenue, P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326. Comments may be delivered in person to the commission's Central Records office, located on the 8th floor of the William B. Travis Building at 1701 North Congress Avenue. Comments longer than ten pages should also be filed via the commission's electronic filer at http://interchange.puc.texas.gov/filer.

Initial comments are due by December 1, 2017. Reply comments are due by December 22, 2017. All responses should reference Project No. 47199. Please contact Julia Harvey at (512) 936-7371 or julia.harvey@puc.texas.gov with questions regarding this notice.

TRD-201704367

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: October 27, 2017


Texas Department of Transportation

Public Hearing Notice - Statewide Transportation Improvement Program

The Texas Department of Transportation (department) will hold a public hearing on Monday, November 27, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at 200 East Riverside Drive, Second Floor, Room 2B1 in Austin, Texas to receive public comments on the November 2017 Quarterly Revisions to the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for FY 2017-2020.

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

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

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

Persons wishing to speak at the hearing may register in advance by notifying Lori Morel, Transportation Planning and Programming Division, at (512) 486-5033 not later than Wednesday, November 22, 2017, or they may register at the hearing location beginning at 9:00 a.m. on the day of the hearing. Speakers will be taken in the order registered. Any interested person may appear and offer comments or testimony, either orally or in writing; however, questioning of witnesses will be reserved exclusively to the presiding authority as may be necessary to ensure a complete record. While any persons with pertinent comments or testimony will be granted an opportunity to present them during the course of the hearing, the presiding authority reserves the right to restrict testimony in terms of time or repetitive content. Groups, organizations, or associations should be represented by only one speaker. Speakers are requested to refrain from repeating previously presented testimony. Persons with disabilities who have special communication or accommodation needs or who plan to attend the hearing may contact the Transportation Planning and Programming Division, at 118 East Riverside Drive, Austin, Texas 78704-1205, (512) 486-5053. Requests should be made no later than Wednesday, November 22, 2017. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate the needs.

Interested parties who are unable to attend the hearing may submit comments regarding the proposed November 2017 Quarterly Revisions to the FY 2017-2020 STIP to Peter Smith, P.E., Director of Transportation Planning and Programming, P.O. Box 149217, Austin, Texas 78714-9217. In order to be considered, all written comments must be received at the Transportation Planning and Programming office by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, December 11, 2017.

TRD-201704380

Joanne Wright

Deputy General Counsel

Texas Department of Transportation

Filed: October 30, 2017


Public Hearing Notice - Unified Transportation Program

The Texas Department of Transportation (department) will hold a public hearing on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at 118 East Riverside Drive, First Floor ENV Conference Room, in Austin, Texas to receive public comments on the proposed updates to the 2018 Unified Transportation Program (UTP).

The UTP is a 10-year program that guides the development and authorizes construction of transportation projects and projects involving aviation, public transportation, and the state's waterways and coastal waters. The Texas Transportation Commission has adopted rules located in Title 43, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 16, governing the planning and development of transportation projects, which include guidance regarding public involvement related to adoption of the UTP and approval of any updates to the program.

Information regarding the proposed updates to the 2018 UTP will be available at each of the department's district offices, at the department's Transportation Planning and Programming Division offices located in Building 118, Second Floor, 118 East Riverside Drive, Austin, Texas, or (512) 486-5038, and on the department's website at: http://www.txdot.gov/public_involvement/utp.htm

Persons wishing to speak at the hearing may register in advance by notifying the Transportation Planning and Programming Division, at (512) 486-5038 not later than Wednesday, November 29, 2017, or they may register at the hearing location beginning at 9:00 a.m. on the day of the hearing. Speakers will be taken in the order registered. Any interested person may appear and offer comments or testimony, either orally or in writing; however, questioning of witnesses will be reserved exclusively to the presiding authority as may be necessary to ensure a complete record. While any persons with pertinent comments or testimony will be granted an opportunity to present them during the course of the hearing, the presiding authority reserves the right to restrict testimony in terms of time or repetitive content. Groups, organizations, or associations should be represented by only one speaker. Speakers are requested to refrain from repeating previously presented testimony. Persons with disabilities who have special communication or accommodation needs or who plan to attend the hearing may contact the Transportation Planning and Programming Division, at 118 East Riverside Drive Austin, Texas 78704-1205, (512) 486-5038. Requests should be made no later than three days prior to the hearing. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate the needs.

Interested parties who are unable to attend the hearing may submit comments regarding the updates to the 2018 UTP to Peter Smith, Director of the Transportation Planning and Programming Division, P.O. Box 149217, Austin, Texas 78714-9217. Interested parties may also submit comments regarding the updates to the 2018 UTP by phone at (800) 687-8108. In order to be considered, all comments must be received at the Transportation Planning and Programming office by 4:00 p.m. on December 11, 2017.

TRD-201704366

Joanne Wright

Deputy General Counsel

Texas Department of Transportation

Filed: October 27, 2017


Request for Proposals - Traffic Safety Program

In accordance with 43 TAC §25.901 et seq., the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is requesting project proposals to support the targets and strategies of its traffic safety program to reduce the number of motor vehicle related crashes, injuries, and fatalities in Texas. These targets and strategies form the basis for the Federal Fiscal Year 2019 (FY 2019) Texas Highway Safety Plan (HSP).

Authority and responsibility for funding of the traffic safety grant program derives from the National Highway Safety Act of 1966 (23 USC §401 et seq.,), and the Texas Traffic Safety Act of 1967 (Transportation Code, Chapter 723). The Traffic Safety Section (TRF-TS) is an integral part of TxDOT and works through 25 districts for local projects. The program is administered at the state level by TxDOT's Traffic Operations Division (TRF). The executive director of TxDOT is the designated Governor's Highway Safety Representative.

The following is information related to the FY 2019 General Traffic Safety Grants-Request for Proposals (RFP). Please review the full FY 2019 RFP located online at: https://www.txdot.gov/apps/egrants/eGrantsHelp/RFP/RFP2019.pdf.

This request for proposals does not include solicitations for Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) proposals. Information regarding STEP proposals for FY 2019 can be found at: https://www.txdot.gov/apps/egrants/eGrantsHelp/RFP.html and FY 2019 STEP proposals will be submitted under a separate process.

General Proposals for highway safety funding are due to the TRF-TS no later than 5:00 p.m. CST, January 11, 2018.

All questions regarding the development of proposals must be submitted by sending an email to: TRF_RFP@txdot.gov by 5:00 p.m. CST, on December 1, 2017. A list of the questions with answers (Q&A document) will be posted at: https://www.txdot.gov/apps/eGrants/eGrantsHelp/rfp.html by 5:00 p.m. CST, on December 8, 2017.

A webinar on general proposal submissions via the Traffic Safety eGrants system will be hosted by the TRF-TS Austin headquarters staff. The webinar will be conducted on Friday, November 17, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. CST to 12:00 p.m. CST. For access information please go to https://www.txdot.gov/apps/eGrants/eGrantsHelp/rfp.html.

The Program Needs Section of the RFP includes a Performance Measures chart which outlines the targets, strategies, and performance measures for each of the Traffic Safety Program Areas. TRF-TS is seeking proposals in all program areas, but is particularly interested in proposals which address the specific program needs listed in the High Priority Program Needs subsection of the Program Needs Section of the RFP.

The proposals must be completed using eGrants, which can be found by going to www.txdot.gov/apps/egrants.

TRD-201704351

Joanne Wright

Deputy General Counsel

Texas Department of Transportation

Filed: October 27, 2017


Texas Water Development Board

Request for Applications for Fiscal Year 2018 Agricultural Water Conservation Grants

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) solicits a request for applications for Fiscal Year 2018 Agricultural Water Conservation Grants. The total amount of the grants to be awarded under this request for applications by the TWDB shall not exceed $600,000 from the Agricultural Water Conservation Fund. The rules governing the Agricultural Water Conservation Fund (31 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 367) and application instructions are available upon request from the TWDB.

Summary of the Request for Applications

Solicitation Date (Opening): Date published in the Texas Register

Due Date (Closing): 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Anticipated Award Date: May 2018

Estimated Total Funding: up to $600,000 total

Eligible Grant Amount: up to $150,000 per project in categories 1, 2, and 3; up to $100,000 in category 4, subject to Board approval

Eligible applicants: state agencies and political subdivisions (as defined by 31 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 367)

Contact: Cameron Turner, Agricultural Water Conservation, Texas Water Development Board, P.O. Box 13231, Austin, Texas 78711-3231, Phone: (512) 936-6090, E-mail: cameron.turner@twdb.texas.gov

Agricultural Water Conservation Grant Categories

Applications should be consistent with the format provided in the Agricultural Water Conservation Grant Application Instructions document. Please contact the TWDB if you intend to apply. Applications should be in response to the following grant categories.

1. Equipment cost share and technology transfer

(Up to $150,000 per selected project; minimum 50 percent local match requirement)

Funding is available for the purchase of agricultural water conservation equipment designed to monitor irrigation water use, implement irrigation scheduling, and/or improve upon irrigation efficiency. Examples of eligible equipment may include, but are not limited to, soil moisture monitoring devices, remote management of irrigation systems, telemetry, supervisory control and data acquisition, weather stations, and metering equipment. Funding recipients should submit annual reports with irrigation water use data and an estimate of water savings for a period of five years following installation of the equipment.

2. Demonstrations of innovative and alternative production systems

(Up to $150,000 per selected project; minimum 50 percent local match requirement)

Funding is available in this category for projects involving demonstrations of agricultural water conservation best management practices, innovative technologies, and alternative production systems. Potential types of projects might include hydroponic, aquaponic, greenhouse, or high-tunnel production systems. Projects should consist of field day demonstrations, research, and education activities to promote adoption of these advanced water conservation technologies by agricultural producers. Additional details and the exact scope of the study will be negotiated with the selected applicant(s). Funding recipients must provide quarterly progress reports and a comprehensive final report upon project completion.

3. Planning and design for irrigation system improvements

(Up to $150,000 per selected project; minimum 50 percent local match requirement)

Funding is available in this category for planning and design of irrigation system improvements. Potential projects might include development of plans, engineering designs, and environmental assessments for irrigation conveyance system improvement projects. Additional details and the exact scope of the study will be negotiated with the selected applicant(s). Funding recipients must report progress on a quarterly basis and provide a draft and final report upon completion of the project.

4. Feasibility study of irrigating with produced water

(Up to $100,000 per selected project; no minimum local match requirement)

Funding is available in this category to determine the feasibility of irrigating with produced water from the oil and gas sector. Projects should identify any legal requirements, permitting constraints, barriers to entry, and end user needs and include an analysis of the cost associated with using produced water for agricultural irrigation purposes. Projects may identify or involve a variety of potential end users but should specifically identify the potential for conserving freshwater for irrigation of agricultural products. Priority consideration may be given to applicants with established technologies and experience in the industry. Additional details and the exact scope of the study will be negotiated with the selected applicant(s). Funding recipients must report progress on a quarterly basis and provide a draft and final report upon completion of the project.

Grant Amount

Through this announcement, the TWDB has up to $600,000 available from the Agricultural Water Conservation Fund for Fiscal Year 2018 agricultural water conservation grants. The TWDB awards these funds through a statewide competitive grants process. The TWDB evaluates all proposals based upon the specific criteria set forth in this solicitation and application instructions. Unless otherwise specified in the individual grant category, eligible expenses typically include the cost of the capital equipment, materials, labor, preparation, installation, or administration directly associated with implementing and completing a conservation program or project. Overhead or indirect costs are not allowed as an eligible expense for reimbursement through the TWDB agricultural water conservation grants.

Application Criteria and Selection Process

Prior to technical review, each application will be screened for completeness and compliance with the provisions of this notice. Incomplete applications and those that do not meet the provisions of this notice may be eliminated from competition.

Applications meeting the provisions of this notice will be scored by a technical review panel. 31 TAC §367.8 and §367.9 require that in reviewing an application for an agricultural water conservation grant, the TWDB shall consider the following administrative and technical criteria: commitment of the applicant to agricultural water conservation; benefits that will be gained by making the grant; degree to which the applicant has used other available resources to finance the use for which the application is being made; and the willingness and ability of the applicant to raise revenue and provide matching funds.

Prior to approving a grant, the TWDB must find that the grant funds will supplement rather than replace money of the applicant and serve the public interest. The TWDB shall include a finding that the grant will assist in the implementation of a water conservation water management strategy identified in the most recent applicable approved regional water plan or state water plan and further water conservation in the state.

The technical review panel will evaluate the applications using the following criteria: sound and practical approach for implementing project as per the Request for Applications guidelines; clearly identified tasks, products, and reporting timelines; staff with the technical expertise needed to carry out the project; and proposed costs estimate (budget) that are reasonable and adequately justified.

Priority consideration may be given to projects that promote the adoption of best management practices and water saving innovations; have higher levels of local match; and/or, include educational components directed at agricultural producers. All applicants should establish a metric for measuring and reporting water savings or improvements in water use efficiency as a direct result of project funding.

Funding and Partial Funding Provisions

The TWDB reserves the right to reject all proposals and make no awards under this announcement. In addition, the TWDB reserves the right to partially fund proposals by funding discrete activities, portions, or phases of a proposed project. TWDB also reserves the right to award funding in an amount greater than the stated limit per project. If the TWDB decides to partially fund a proposal, it will do so in a manner that does not prejudice any applicants or affect the basis upon which the proposal, or portion thereof, was evaluated or selected for award, and that maintains the integrity of the competition and the evaluation/selection process. The TWDB reserves the right to reject parts of, any, or all applications if staff determines that the application(s) does not adequately meet the required criteria or if the funding available is less than the requested funding. The TWDB retains the right to not award contract funds.

Negotiations with Selected Applicants

The applicable scope of work, deliverables, tasks timelines, and contract amount will be negotiated after the TWDB selects the most qualified applicants. Failure to arrive at mutually agreeable terms of a contract with the most qualified applicant shall constitute a rejection of the Board's offer and may result in subsequent negotiations with the next most qualified applicant.

Deadline for Submission of Applications

Applicants should submit four double-sided, double-spaced paper copies and one digital copy of completed applications to the TWDB on or before 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Applications can be directed either in person to Phyllis Thomas, Texas Water Development Board, Stephen F. Austin Building, Room 640E, 1700 North Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701; or by mail to Phyllis Thomas, Texas Water Development Board, P.O. Box 13231 - Capitol Station, Austin, Texas 78711-3231.

Application instructions are available upon request from Cameron Turner, (512) 936-6090, cameron.turner@twdb.texas.gov, or online at http://www.twdb.texas.gov.

TRD-201704418

Todd Chenoweth

General Counsel

Texas Water Development Board

Filed: November 1, 2017