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Texas Department of Agriculture

2018 Young Farmer Grant Program Request for Application

Purpose.

Pursuant to the Texas Agriculture Code, §58.091, the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) is requesting applications for the Young Farmer Grant (YFG) program. The YFG is administered by TDA under the direction of the Texas Agricultural Finance Authority (TAFA). The purpose of this program is to provide financial assistance in the form of dollar-for-dollar matching grant funds to those persons 18 years or older but younger than 46 years of age that are engaged or will be engaged in creating or expanding an agricultural business in Texas.

TAFA's YFG Program aims to:

• Grow and support Texas agriculture - so as not to have to ship products from other states, including deficit commodities;

• Help grow an operation that also impacts the community; and

• Help meet a financial need that is otherwise not met.

Eligibility.

Grant applications will be accepted from any person 18 years or older, but younger than 46 years of age as of the time of the grant award, who is engaged or will be engaged in creating or expanding agriculture in Texas. The applicant must be able to make dollar-for-dollar matching expenditures to sustain, create or expand the proposed project.

Funding Parameters.

Selected grantees will receive funding for their projects on a cost reimbursement basis. Funds will not be advanced to grantees. Selected grantees must have the financial capability to pay all costs upfront.

The TAFA Board of Directors (Board) anticipates total funding of $150,000 will be available for grant awards of not less than $5,000 or more than $20,000 for each grantee selected to receive an award under the program.

The Board reserves the right to fully or partially fund any particular grant application. The grant award does not include required Grantee Matching Funds. Grantees will be required to meet a 1:1 match. For every dollar requested, the grantee must show expenditure, prior to reimbursement, of at least an equal amount of Grantee Matching Funds from allowable sources. Awards are subject to the availability of funds. If funds are not appropriated or collected for this purpose, applicants will be informed accordingly.

Application Requirements.

To be considered, applications must be complete and submitted on Form GTBD-108. An application and information can be downloaded from TDA's Grants Office under the Grants and Services tab at www.TexasAgriculture.gov.

The complete application packet including the proposal with signatures must be received by Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

For questions regarding submission of the proposal and/or TDA requirements, please contact the Grants Office at (512) 463-2537, or by email at Grants@TexasAgriculture.gov.

Texas Public Information Act.

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

TRD-201703193

Jessica Escobar

Assistant General Counsel

Texas Department of Agriculture

Filed: August 18, 2017


Comptroller of Public Accounts

Notice of Contract Amendments

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts ("Comptroller") entered into amendments with several independent contractors to their respective original Professional Services Agreements for Independent Examining Services ("Contracts") resulting from Comptroller's Request for Qualifications 212m ("RFQ 212m"). The Contracts were awarded as authorized by Chapter 111, Subchapter A, Section 111.0045 of the Texas Tax Code.

Notice of issuance of RFQ 212m was published in the April 10, 2015, issue of Texas Register (40 TexReg 2104). Notice of Award was published in the September 4, 2015, issue of Texas Register (40 TexReg 5938).

The Amendments to the respective Contracts have been entered into with the following persons or firms:

Cynthia Alvarez, 3820 Ashbury Lane, Bedford, Texas 76021, is extended by Amendment No. 2.

Cindy H. Coats, CPA, 212 W. Legend Oaks Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78628-5003, is extended by Amendment No. 2.

Antonio V. Concepcion, 9227 Bristlebrook Drive, Houston, Texas 77083, is extended by Amendment No. 2.

Lee A. Hopes & Associates, Inc., 10415 Antelope Alley, Missouri City, Texas 77459, is extended by Amendment No. 2.

Delores A. Nornberg, 7518 Briecesco Drive, Corpus Christi, Texas 78414, is extended by Amendment No. 2.

Taygor Associates, LLC, 1124 Native Garden Cove, Round Rock, Texas 78681, is extended by Amendment No. 2.

Texas Tax Consulting Group, L.C., 414 Louisiana Avenue, Corpus Christi, Texas 78404, is extended by Amendment No. 2.

The original term of the Contracts is September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2016. The Amendments, the subject of this notice, extend the term of the Contracts through August 31, 2018, with no option to renew.

The total amount of each Contract is based on the size of contract tax examination packages awarded by the Comptroller's Project Manager during the term of each Contract.

TRD-201703168

Cindy Stapper

Assistant General Counsel, Contracts

Comptroller of Public Accounts

Filed: August 16, 2017


Notice of Contract Amendments

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts ("Comptroller") entered into amendments with several independent contractors to their respective original Professional Services Agreements for Independent Examining Services ("Contracts") resulting from Comptroller's Request for Qualifications 216d ("RFQ 216d"). The Contracts were awarded as authorized by Chapter 111, Subchapter A, §111.0045 of the Texas Tax Code.

Notice of issuance of RFQ 216d was published in the April 8, 2016, issue of Texas Register (41 TexReg 2607).

Notice of Award was published in the September 2, 2016, issue of Texas Register (41 TexReg 6795).

The Amendments to the respective Contracts have been entered into with the following persons or firms:

Fabian Avina, 1106 Knights Cross Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78258, is extended by Amendment No. 1.

Marina Roy Buenaventura, CPA, 4042 Cheena Drive, Houston, Texas 77025-4702, is extended by Amendment No. 1.

Jean Chan, 6600 Escondido Street, Irving, Texas 75039, is extended by Amendment No. 1.

Cherise D. Collins, 17011 Driver Lane, Sugar Land, Texas 77498, is extended by Amendment No. 1.

D Smith Consulting, 418 Sonora Drive, Garland, Texas 75043, is extended by Amendment No. 1.

Dibrell P. Dobbs dba State Tax Consulting Group, 2906 Timber Gardens Court, Arlington, Texas 76016, is extended by Amendment No. 1.

Dana W. Foote, 8622 Upshur Lane, Houston, Texas 77064-5255, is extended by Amendment No. 1.

Garrett State Tax Service, Inc., 2461 County Road 1342, Pittsburg, Texas 75686, is extended by Amendment No. 1.

Ramiro J. Garza, 913 Rio Grande Drive, Mission, Texas 78572, is extended by Amendment No. 1.

Paul Hernandez, 1938 Crisfield Drive, Sugar Land, Texas 77479, is extended by Amendment No. 1.

Terra Hillman, 1121 Hodges Street, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601, is extended by Amendment No. 1.

Stephanie (Clark) Jackson dba The Ann Group, 6618 Honeyridge Lane, San Antonio, Texas 78239, is extended by Amendment No. 1.

Art Koenings, Jr., CPA, 15712 Spillman Ranch Loop, Austin, Texas 78738-6576, is extended by Amendment No. 1.

Brenda Maldonado, 2095 Savannah Trail, Beaumont, Texas 77706, is extended by Amendment No. 1.

Mario A. Mandujano, 1711 Ayleth Avenue, San Antonio, Texas 78213-3966, is extended by Amendment No. 1.

Ronnie E. Marsh, 301 Gage Road, Big Sandy, Texas 75755, is extended by Amendment No. 1.

Dan A. Northern, 2201 Woodland Hills Lane, Weatherford, Texas 76087, is extended by Amendment No. 1.

Dora Irma Ortiz, 1200 South Calvin, Monahans, Texas 79756, is extended by Amendment No. 1.

Wayne A. Powe, 5501 Independence Pkwy., Suite 107, Plano, Texas 75023, is extended by Amendment No. 1.

Ruzicka-Reed Partnership, 1555 Glenhill Lane, Lewisville, Texas 75077, is extended by Amendment No. 1.

Vernice Seriale, Jr., 11612 Cross Spring Drive, Pearland, Texas 77584, is extended by Amendment No. 1.

Stites Pybus, LLC, 2925 Cuero Cove, Round Rock, Texas 78681, is extended by Amendment No. 1.

Sullivan State Tax Group, LLC, 4530 Brookren Court, Pearland, Texas 77584-8690, is extended by Amendment No. 1.

Paul D. Underwood, 6130 Coralridge Drive, Corpus Christi, Texas 78413, is extended by Amendment No. 1.

Homer Max Wiesen, CPA, 1009 Panhandle Street, Denton, Texas 76201-2841, is extended by Amendment No. 1.

The original term of the Contracts is September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2017. The Amendments, the subject of this notice, extend the term of the Contracts through August 31, 2018, with one (1) additional one (1) year option to renew.

The total amount of each Contract is based on the size of contract tax examination packages awarded by the Comptroller's Project Manager during the term of each Contract.

TRD-201703279

Cindy Stapper

Assistant General Counsel, Contracts

Comptroller of Public Accounts

Filed: August 23, 2017


Notice of Contract Awards

Pursuant to Chapter 403, Chapter 2254, Subchapter A of the Texas Government Code, and Chapter 111, Subchapter A, §111.0045 of the Texas Tax Code, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts ("Comptroller") announces this notice of contract awards.

Comptroller's Request for Qualifications 219e ("RFQ") related to these contract awards was published in the April 7, 2017, issue of Texas Register (42 TexReg 1940).

The examiners will provide Professional Contract Examination Services as authorized by Subchapter A, Chapter 111, §111.0045 of the Texas Tax Code as described in the Comptroller's RFQ.

Comptroller announces that six (6) contracts were awarded as follows:

Sylvia Villanueva Flaherty, 9000 Vantage Point Drive, Apt. 636, Dallas, Texas 75243. Examinations will be assigned in $64,000 - $96,000 examination packages per individual examiner but no contract examiner shall have examination packages totaling more than $192,000 in fees during any one state fiscal year during the contract term. The term of the contract is September 1, 2017, through August 31, 2018, with two (2) one (1) year options to renew.

Sean J. Lomonaco, 3300 Cummins Street, Apt. 2420, Houston, Texas 77027. Examinations will be assigned in $64,000 - $96,000 examination packages per individual examiner but no contract examiner shall have examination packages totaling more than $192,000 in fees during any one state fiscal year during the contract term. The term of the contract is September 1, 2017, through August 31, 2018, with two (2) one (1) year options to renew.

Khrista Marque, LLC, 20619 Redbud Rain Drive, Katy, Texas 77449. Examinations will be assigned in $64,000 - $96,000 examination packages per individual examiner but no contract examiner shall have examination packages totaling more than $192,000 in fees during any one state fiscal year during the contract term. The term of the contract is September 1, 2017, through August 31, 2018, with two (2) one (1) year options to renew.

Julie R. Ortiz, CPA, 603 W. 8th Street, Weslaco, Texas 78596. Examinations will be assigned in $64,000- $96,000 examination packages per individual examiner but no contract examiner shall have examination packages totaling more than $192,000 in fees during any one state fiscal year during the contract term. The term of the contract is September 1, 2017, through August 31, 2018, with two (2) one (1) year options to renew.

State and Local Tax Group, LLC, 308 Cooper Drive, Hurst, Texas 76053. Examinations will be assigned in $64,000 - $96,000 examination packages per individual examiner but no contract examiner shall have examination packages totaling more than $192,000 in fees during any one state fiscal year during the contract term. The term of the contract is September 1, 2017, through August 31, 2018, with two (2) one (1) year options to renew.

State Sales Tax Consulting, LLC, 2935 Westerfield Lane, Houston, Texas 77084. Examinations will be assigned in $64,000 - $96,000 examination packages per individual examiner but no contract examiner shall have examination packages totaling more than $192,000 in fees during any one state fiscal year during the contract term. The term of the contract is September 1, 2017, through August 31, 2018, with two (2) one (1) year options to renew.

The six (6) contracts above are the final awards that the Comptroller will make under this RFQ.

TRD-201703282

Cindy Stapper

Assistant General Counsel, Contracts

Comptroller of Public Accounts

Filed: August 23, 2017


Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner

Notice of Rate Ceilings

The Consumer Credit Commissioner of Texas has ascertained the following rate ceilings by use of the formulas and methods described in §§303.003, 303.009, and 304.003, Texas Finance Code.

The weekly ceiling as prescribed by §303.003 and §303.009 for the period of 08/28/17 - 09/03/17 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 08/28/17 - 09/03/17 is 18% for Commercial over $250,000.

The judgment ceiling as prescribed by §304.003 for the period of 09/01/17 - 09/30/17 is 5.00% for Consumer/Agricultural/Commercial credit thru $250,000.

The judgment ceiling as prescribed by §304.003 for the period of 09/01/17 - 09/30/17 is 5.00% for commercial over $250,000.

1 Credit for personal, family or household use.

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

TRD-201703267

Leslie Pettijohn

Commissioner

Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner

Filed: August 22, 2017


Texas Education Agency

Request for Applications Concerning Generation Twenty-Three Open-Enrollment Charter Application (RFA #701-17-104)

Filing Authority. Texas Education Code (TEC), §12.101 and §12.152.

Eligible Applicants. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is requesting applications under RFA #701-17-104 from eligible entities to operate open-enrollment charter schools. Eligible entities include public institutions of higher education, private or independent institutions of higher education, organizations exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 United States Code, §501(c)(3)), or governmental entities. At least one member of the governing board of the group requesting the charter must attend one required applicant information session. Sessions are scheduled for Friday, September 15, 2017, and Friday, September 22, 2017, in Room 1-111, William B. Travis Building, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701-1494. Failure to attend one of the sessions will disqualify an applicant from submitting a complete application for an open-enrollment charter.

Description. The purpose of an open-enrollment charter is to provide an alternative avenue for restructuring schools. An open-enrollment charter school offers flexibility and choice for educators, parents, and students. An approved open-enrollment charter school may be located in a facility of a commercial or nonprofit entity or in a school district facility. If the open-enrollment charter school is to be located in a school district facility, it must be operated under the terms established by the board of trustees or governing body of the school district in an agreement governing the relationship between the charter school and the district.

An open-enrollment charter school will provide instruction to students at one or more elementary or secondary grade levels as provided by the charter. An open-enrollment charter school must be nonsectarian in its programs, admissions, policies, employment practices, and all other operations and may not be affiliated with a sectarian school or religious institution. It is governed under the specifications of the charter and retains authority to operate for the term of the charter contingent on satisfactory student performance as defined by the state accountability system. An open-enrollment charter school does not have the authority to impose taxes.

An open-enrollment charter school is subject to federal laws and certain state laws governing public schools, including laws and rules relating to a criminal offense, requirements relating to the Texas Student Data System Public Education Information Management System, criminal history records, high school graduation, special education programs, bilingual education, prekindergarten programs, extracurricular activities, health and safety provisions, and public school accountability. As stated in the TEC, §12.1056, in matters related to operation of an open-enrollment charter school, an open-enrollment charter school or charter holder is immune from liability and suit to the same extent as a school district, and the employees and volunteers of the open-enrollment charter school or charter holder are immune from liability and suit to the same extent as school district employees and volunteers. A member of the governing body of an open-enrollment charter school or of a charter holder is immune from liability and suit to the same extent as a school district trustee. The TEC, §12.1057, states that an employee of an open-enrollment charter school who qualifies for membership in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas shall be covered under the system to the same extent a qualified employee of a school district is covered.

Dates of Project. The completed application must be received by the TEA by 5:00 p.m. (Central Time), Monday, December 4, 2017, to be eligible for review.

Project Amount. The TEC, §12.106, specifies the following.

(a) Effective September 1, 2017, a charter holder is entitled to receive for the open-enrollment charter school funding under the TEC, Chapter 42, equal to the amount of funding per student in weighted average daily attendance, excluding enrichment funding under the TEC, §42.302(a), to which the charter holder would be entitled for the school under the TEC, Chapter 42, if the school were a school district without a tier one local share for purposes of the TEC, §42.253.

(a-1) In determining funding for an open-enrollment charter school under subsection (a), adjustments under the TEC, §§42.102, 42.103, 42.104, and 42.105, are based on the average adjustment for the state.

(a-2) In addition to the funding provided by subsection (a), a charter holder is entitled to receive for the open-enrollment charter school enrichment funding under the TEC, §42.302, based on the state average tax effort.

The TEC, §12.106(b), states that an open-enrollment charter school is entitled to funds that are available to school districts from the TEA or the commissioner of education in the form of grants or other discretionary funding unless the statute authorizing the funding explicitly provides that open-enrollment charter schools are not entitled to the funding. In addition, the TEC, Chapter 12, states that an open-enrollment charter school may not charge tuition and must admit students based on a lottery if more students apply for admission than can be accommodated. An open-enrollment charter school must prohibit discrimination in admission policy on the basis of sex; national origin; ethnicity; religion; disability; academic, artistic, or athletic ability; or the district the child would otherwise attend. However, a charter school that specializes in the performing arts may require an applicant to audition. The charter may provide for the exclusion of a student who has a documented history of a criminal offense, juvenile court adjudication, or a discipline problem under the TEC, Chapter 37, Subchapter A.

Selection Criteria. A complete description of selection criteria is included in the RFA.

The commissioner may approve open-enrollment charter schools as provided in the TEC, §12.101 and §12.152. There are currently 180 charters approved under the TEC, §12.101 (Subchapter D), and 6 charters approved under the TEC, §12.152 (Subchapter E). There is a cap of 255 charters approved under the TEC, §12.101, and no cap on the number of charters approved under the TEC, §12.152. The commissioner is scheduled to consider awards under RFA #701-17-104 in June 2018.

The commissioner may approve applicants to ensure representation of urban, suburban, and rural communities; various instructional settings; innovative programs; diverse student populations and geographic regions; and various eligible entities. The commissioner will consider Statements of Impact from any school district whose enrollment is likely to be affected by the open-enrollment charter school. The commissioner may also consider the history of the sponsoring entity and the credentials and background of its board members. The commissioner may not award a charter to an entity that has within the preceding 10 years had a charter revoked, non-renewed, or surrendered. The commissioner will not consider an application submitted by an individual that is substantially related to an entity that has within the preceding 10 years had a charter revoked, non-renewed, or surrendered.

Requesting the Application. An application must be submitted under commissioner guidelines to be considered. A complete copy of the publication Generation Twenty-Three Open-Enrollment Charter Application (RFA #701-17-104), which includes an application and procedures, may be obtained on the TEA website at http://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Schools/Charter_Schools/.

Further Information. For clarifying information about the open-enrollment charter school application, contact the Division of Charter School Administration, Texas Education Agency, at (512) 463-9575 or charterschools@tea.texas.gov.

TRD-201703291

Cristina De La Fuente-Valadez

Director, Rulemaking

Texas Education Agency

Filed: August 23, 2017


Request for Applications Concerning Public College or University Open-Enrollment Charter Guidelines and Application (RFA #701-17-105)

Filing Authority. Texas Education Code (TEC), §12.152.

Eligible Applicants. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is requesting applications under RFA #701-17-105 from eligible entities to operate open-enrollment charter schools. Eligible entities include public senior colleges or universities or public junior colleges. At least one member of the governing board of the group requesting the charter must attend one required applicant information session. Sessions are scheduled for Friday, September 15, 2017, and Friday, September 22, 2017, in Room 1-111, William B. Travis Building, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701-1494. Failure to attend one of the sessions will disqualify an applicant from submitting a complete application for an open-enrollment charter.

Description. The purpose of an open-enrollment charter is to provide an alternative avenue for restructuring schools. An open-enrollment charter school offers flexibility and choice for educators, parents, and students. As stated in the TEC, §12.152, in matters related to location, a college, university, or junior college open-enrollment charter school may operate on a campus of the college, university, or junior college or at another location in any county in the state as deemed appropriate by the commissioner of education after considering the number of existing charters in the area and the needs of the community.

An open-enrollment charter school will provide instruction to students at one or more elementary or secondary grade levels as provided by the charter. An open-enrollment charter school must be nonsectarian in its programs, admissions, policies, employment practices, and all other operations and may not be affiliated with a sectarian school or religious institution. It is governed under the specifications of the charter and retains authority to operate for the term of the charter contingent on satisfactory student performance as defined by the state accountability system. An open-enrollment charter school does not have the authority to impose taxes.

An open-enrollment charter school is subject to federal laws and certain state laws governing public schools, including laws and rules relating to a criminal offense, requirements relating to the Texas Student Data System Public Education Information Management System, criminal history records, high school graduation, special education programs, bilingual education, prekindergarten programs, extracurricular activities, health and safety provisions, and public school accountability. As stated in the TEC, §12.1056, in matters related to operation of an open-enrollment charter school, an open-enrollment charter school or charter holder is immune from liability and suit to the same extent as a school district, and the employees and volunteers of the open-enrollment charter school or charter holder are immune from liability and suit to the same extent as school district employees and volunteers. A member of the governing body of an open-enrollment charter school or of a charter holder is immune from liability and suit to the same extent as a school district trustee. The TEC, §12.1057, states that an employee of an open-enrollment charter school who qualifies for membership in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas shall be covered under the system to the same extent a qualified employee of a school district is covered.

Dates of Project. The completed application must be received by the TEA by 5:00 p.m. (Central Time), Monday, December 4, 2017, to be eligible for review.

Project Amount. The TEC, §12.106, specifies the following.

(a) Effective September 1, 2017, a charter holder is entitled to receive for the open-enrollment charter school funding under the TEC, Chapter 42, equal to the amount of funding per student in weighted average daily attendance, excluding enrichment funding under the TEC, §42.302(a), to which the charter holder would be entitled for the school under the TEC, Chapter 42, if the school were a school district without a tier one local share for purposes of the TEC, §42.253.

(a-1) In determining funding for an open-enrollment charter school under subsection (a), adjustments under the TEC, §§42.102, 42.103, 42.104, and 42.105, are based on the average adjustment for the state.

(a-2) In addition to the funding provided by subsection (a), a charter holder is entitled to receive for the open-enrollment charter school enrichment funding under the TEC, §42.302, based on the state average tax effort.

The TEC, §12.106(b), states that an open-enrollment charter school is entitled to funds that are available to school districts from the TEA or the commissioner of education in the form of grants or other discretionary funding unless the statute authorizing the funding explicitly provides that open-enrollment charter schools are not entitled to the funding. In addition, the TEC, Chapter 12, states that an open-enrollment charter school may not charge tuition and must admit students based on a lottery if more students apply for admission than can be accommodated. An open-enrollment charter school must prohibit discrimination in admission policy on the basis of sex; national origin; ethnicity; religion; disability; academic, artistic, or athletic ability; or the district the child would otherwise attend. However, a charter school that specializes in the performing arts may require an applicant to audition. The charter may provide for the exclusion of a student who has a documented history of a criminal offense, juvenile court adjudication, or a discipline problem under the TEC, Chapter 37, Subchapter A.

Selection Criteria. A complete description of selection criteria is included in the RFA.

The commissioner may approve open-enrollment charter schools as provided in the TEC, §12.101 and §12.152. There are currently 180 charters approved under the TEC, §12.101 (Subchapter D), and 6 charters approved under the TEC, §12.152 (Subchapter E). There is a cap of 255 charters approved under the TEC, §12.101, and no cap on the number of charters approved under the TEC, §12.152. The commissioner is scheduled to consider awards under RFA #701-17-105 in June 2018.

The commissioner may approve applicants to ensure representation of urban, suburban, and rural communities; various instructional settings; innovative programs; diverse student populations and geographic regions; and various eligible entities. The commissioner will consider Statements of Impact from any school district whose enrollment is likely to be affected by the open-enrollment charter school. The commissioner may also consider the history of the sponsoring entity and the credentials and background of its board members. The commissioner may not award a charter to an entity that has within the preceding 10 years had a charter revoked, non-renewed, or surrendered. The commissioner will not consider an application submitted by an individual that is substantially related to an entity that has within the preceding 10 years had a charter revoked, non-renewed, or surrendered.

Requesting the Application. An application must be submitted under commissioner guidelines to be considered. A complete copy of the publication Generation Twenty-Three Open-Enrollment Charter Application (RFA #701-17-105), which includes an application and procedures, may be obtained on the TEA website at http://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Schools/Charter_Schools/.

Further Information. For clarifying information about the open-enrollment charter school application, contact the Division of Charter School Administration, Texas Education Agency, at (512) 463-9575 or charterschools@tea.texas.gov.

TRD-201703292

Cristina De La Fuente-Valadez

Director, Rulemaking

Texas Education Agency

Filed: August 23, 2017


Texas Board of Professional Engineers

Criminal History Policy for Applications

Pursuant to Chapter 53, Texas Occupations Code, relating to Consequences for Criminal Convictions, the Texas Board of Professional Engineers has filed the following policies regarding criminal incidents for applicants and licensees with the Secretary of State:

Overview/Purpose:

The Board's consideration of an applicant's "character and reputation" is required by statute (1001.302(d)). This is addressed through an assessment of ethics. In the application process, ethics are addressed by PE references and on the truthfulness demonstrated in the application information. In addition, Texas Occupations Code Chapter 53 relating to Consequences of Criminal Convictions, requires the Texas Board of Professional Engineers to establish guidelines for consideration for licensure as a Professional Engineer in Texas.

Policy Determination:

On the PE license application form, all applicants will be asked to state, under penalty of perjury, whether he or she has ever been convicted of an offense, placed on probation, granted deferred adjudication or any type of pretrial diversion for a felony or misdemeanor crime. If so, the applicant will be asked to supply additional information about each criminal incident using the Criminal History form as well as providing copies of appropriate court documents. All applicants are required to submit a fingerprint-based Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) through the Texas Department of Public Safety.

In some cases, additional information is needed to adequately assess an applicant's character and reputation prior to approval. Pursuant to Board Rule 22 TAC §133.93 (relating to Personal Interview of Applicants), applicants will be referred to the Licensing Committee to obtain additional information and make recommendations for final action. Although not meant to be an exhaustive list, the Licensing Committee may consider applications if any of the following conditions apply:

• Any reportable criminal judgments discovered by staff through the CHRC that were not reported in the application materials by the applicant.

• Any direct relationship of a reportable criminal judgment to the applicant's fitness to practice as a Professional Engineer in Texas.

• Multiple reportable misdemeanor or felony judgments that occurred within 10 years of the date of application that indicate a pattern of unethical behavior.

• Any reportable felony judgment for which the date of completion and resolution of the terms is within 10 years of the date of application.

• Applicants whose applications are denied solely due to criminal conviction(s) or deferred adjudication(s) will be offered a hearing pursuant to Texas Occupations Code Chapter 53.

Background and reason(s) for policy interpretation:

Pursuant to Texas Occupations Code Chapter 53 relating to Consequences of Criminal Convictions, The Texas Board of Professional Engineers establishes the following guidelines for consideration for licensure as a Professional Engineer in Texas.

The board shall consider:

• The nature and seriousness of the crime;

• The relationship of the crime to the board's statutory responsibility to ensure that a person practicing as a Professional Engineer in Texas protects the health, safety, and welfare of the public;

• The relationship of the crime to the competence, ability, capacity, fitness or professional judgment required to perform the duties and discharge the responsibilities of an engineer;

• The outcome or resolution of criminal charges and any associated judgment, deferral of judgment, penalty or punishment, whether completed or on-going;

• The date of completion and resolution of the terms of any judgment, deferral of judgment, penalty or punishment;

• The extent to which issuance of a license will allow a person to engage in further criminal activity of the same type as that which the applicant previously had been involved.

In addition to the factors stated above, the board shall consider Texas Occupations Code §53.023 in determining the present fitness of a candidate who has been convicted of a crime.

Pursuant to Texas Occupations Code §53.025(a), the Texas Board of Professional Engineers considers that the following crimes directly relate to the practice of engineering due to the adverse impact each of these crimes has on the special trust and ethical duties a Professional Engineer owes to the client and the public involving honesty, integrity, fidelity and the exercise of good judgment and character:

• Any felony or misdemeanor which involves a disregard for the health, safety or welfare of the general public or individuals, including violent crimes or crimes involving drugs or alcohol;

• Any felony or misdemeanor of which theft, fraud or deceit is an essential element;

• Any felony or misdemeanor which demonstrates a lack of professional judgment expected of a Professional Engineer;

• Any felony or misdemeanor involving financial or other loss for a client(s) or the public; and

• Any other felony or misdemeanor reflecting adversely upon the applicant's fitness to practice engineering.

In addition, as authorized in Texas Occupations Code 53, Subchapter D, the Board will, upon request issue a criminal history evaluation letter and a determination of eligibility letter.

Applicable Rules:

§133.83 Executive Director Review, Evaluation and Processing of Applications

§133.93 Personal Interviews of Applicants

§133.99 Processing of Applications with a Criminal Conviction

TRD-201703275

Lance Kinney, P.E.

Executive Director

Texas Board of Professional Engineers

Filed: August 23, 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 October 2, 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 October 2, 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: ALERO ENTERPRISE LLC dba Adam Food Mart; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0385-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101550200; LOCATION: Springtown, Parker County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.602(a)(4), by failing to have at least one certified operator present at the station during the hours of operation; 30 TAC §334.50(b)(2)(A)(i)(III) and (ii) and TWC, §26.3475(a), by failing to provide proper release detection for the pressurized piping associated with the underground storage tanks (USTs); and 30 TAC §115.221 and Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.085(b), by failing to control displaced vapors by a vapor control or a vapor balance system during the transfer of gasoline from a tank-truck tank into the USTs at the station; PENALTY: $5,491; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Stephanie McCurley, (512) 239-2607; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(2) COMPANY: AMON CARTER LAKE WATER SUPPLY CORPORATION; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0965-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101197259; LOCATION: Bowie, Montague County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.117(d)(2)(A), (h), and (i)(2), by failing to collect one lead and copper sample from each of the facility's entry points no later than 180 days after the end of the January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016, monitoring period during which the lead action level was exceeded, have the samples analyzed, and report the results to the executive director (ED); 30 TAC §290.117(f)(3)(A), by failing to submit a recommendation to the ED for optimal corrosion control treatment within six months after the end of the January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016, monitoring period during which the lead action level was exceeded; 30 TAC §290.117(g)(2)(A), by failing to submit a recommendation to the ED for source water treatment within 180 days after the end of the January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016, monitoring period during which the lead action level was exceeded; 30 TAC §§290.272, 290.273, and 290.274(a) and (c), by failing to meet the adequacy, availability, and/or content requirements for the consumer confidence report for calendar year 2015; 30 TAC §290.122(b)(2)(A) and (f), by failing to provide the public notification and submit a copy of the public notification to the ED regarding the failure to deliver public education materials after a lead action level exceedance during the January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016, monitoring period; and 30 TAC §291.76 and TWC, §5.702, by failing to fully pay regulatory assessment fees for the TCEQ Public Utility Account regarding Certificate of Convenience and Necessity Number 12793 for calendar year 2016; PENALTY: $385; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Ryan Byer, (512) 239-2571; REGIONAL OFFICE: 1977 Industrial Boulevard, Abilene, Texas 79602-7833, (325) 698-9674.

(3) COMPANY: Campbell Concrete and Materials LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-0920-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN106224348; LOCATION: Katy, Harris County; TYPE OF FACILITY: concrete batch plant; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §116.615(8), Standard Permit Registration Number 98497, Administrative Requirements Number (1)(F)(i), and Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC), §382.085(b), by failing to maintain records for the hours of operation; 30 TAC §116.615(2), Standard Permit Registration Number 98497, and THSC, §382.085(b), by failing to comply with the standard permit representations; 30 TAC §116.615(2), Standard Permit Registration Number 98497, General Requirements Number (3)(G), and THSC, §382.085(b), by failing to immediately clean up and contain or dampen spillage of materials used at the Plant; 30 TAC §116.615(2), Standard Permit Registration Number 98497, Additional Requirements for Other Concrete Plants Number (6)(D)(iii), and THSC, §382.085(b), by failing to maintain stockpiles at least 25 feet from any property line; and 30 TAC §116.615(2), Standard Permit Registration Number 98497, Additional Requirements for Other Concrete Plants Number (6)(C), and THSC, §382.085(b), by failing to maintain all batch trucks and material delivery trucks on paved surfaces; PENALTY: $7,875; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Raime Hayes-Falero, (713) 767-3567; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(4) COMPANY: City of Bridgeport; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0597-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101404846; LOCATION: Bridgeport, Wise County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.46(d)(2)(B) and §290.110(b)(4) and Texas Health and Safety Code, §341.0315(c), by failing to maintain a disinfectant residual of at least 0.5 milligrams per liter of chloramine throughout the distribution system at all times; and 30 TAC §290.46(m)(6), by failing to maintain pumps, motors, valves, and other mechanical devices in good working condition; PENALTY: $413; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Ryan Byer, (512) 239-2571; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(5) COMPANY: City of Gordon; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0862-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101406957; LOCATION: Gordon, Palo Pinto County; TYPE OF FACILITY: wastewater treatment facility; RULES VIOLATED: TWC, §26.121(a)(1), 30 TAC §305.125(1), and Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Permit Number WQ0014837002, Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements Number 1, by failing to comply with permitted effluent limitations; and 30 TAC §305.125(1) and §319.5(b) and TPDES Permit Number WQ0014837002, Monitoring and Reporting Requirements Numbers 1 and 3, by failing to analyze effluent samples at the intervals specified in the permit; PENALTY: $3,300; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Claudia Corrales, (432) 620-6138; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(6) COMPANY: City of Kyle; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-0829-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102182680; LOCATION: Kyle, Hays County; TYPE OF FACILITY: wastewater treatment facility; RULES VIOLATED: TWC, §26.121(a)(1) and Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Number WQ0011041002, Permit Conditions Number 2.g, by failing to prevent an unauthorized discharge of wastewater into or adjacent to any water in the state; PENALTY: $12,375; Supplemental Environmental Project offset amount of $12,375; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Austin Henck, (512) 239-6155; REGIONAL OFFICE: 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building A, Austin, Texas 78753, (512) 339-2929.

(7) COMPANY: City of Lorenzo; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1949-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101917730; LOCATION: Lorenzo, Crosby County; TYPE OF FACILITY: wastewater treatment facility; RULES VIOLATED: TWC, §26.121(a)(1), 30 TAC §305.125(1), and TCEQ Permit Number WQ0010988002, Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements A, by failing to comply with permitted effluent limitations; 30 TAC §305.125(1) and (5) and §317.3(e)(2), and TCEQ Permit Number WQ0010988002, Operational Requirements Number 4, by failing to maintain adequate safeguards to prevent the discharge of untreated or inadequately treated wastes during electrical power failures by means of alternate power sources, standby generators, and/or retention of inadequately treated wastewater; 30 TAC §305.125(1) and TCEQ Permit Number WQ0010988002, Monitoring Requirements Number 5, by failing to accurately calibrate all automatic flow measuring or recording devices and all totalizing meters for measuring flows by a trained person at facility start-up and as often as necessary to ensure accuracy, but not less often than annually; 30 TAC §305.125(1) and §319.11(b), and TCEQ Permit Number WQ0010988002, Monitoring Requirements Number 2, by failing to comply with test procedures for the analysis of pollutants; and 30 TAC §305.125(1) and TCEQ Permit Number WQ0010988002, Special Provisions Number 8, by failing to submit the results of the annual soil sample analysis to the TCEQ at the intervals specified in the permit; PENALTY: $28,800; Supplemental Environmental Project offset amount of $23,040; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Austin Henck, (512) 239-6155; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5012 50th Street, Suite 100, Lubbock, Texas 79414-3426, (806) 796-7092.

(8) COMPANY: Farmers Transport Incorporated dba Enchanted Harbor Utility; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0757-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101442556; LOCATION: Point Comfort, Calhoun County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.45(b)(1)(C)(iv) and Texas Health and Safety Code, §341.0315(c), by failing to provide an elevated storage capacity of 100 gallons per connection or a pressure tank capacity of 20 gallons per connection; PENALTY: $187; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Jason Fraley, (512) 239-2552; REGIONAL OFFICE: 6300 Ocean Drive, Suite 1200, Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5839, (361) 825-3100.

(9) COMPANY: HFOTCO LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0531-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100223445; LOCATION: Houston, Harris County; TYPE OF FACILITY: petroleum storage, blending and transporting plant; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §122.121 and §122.210(a), and Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.054 and §382.085(b), by failing to submit a permit revision application for a Federal Operating Permit to incorporate emissions units and applicable requirements; PENALTY: $4,012; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Carol McGrath, (210) 403-4063; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(10) COMPANY: IMMANUEL ENTERPRISE, INCORPORATED dba Fast Trac Food Mart; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0585-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102055076; LOCATION: Grand Prairie, Dallas County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A) and (2) 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 provide release detection for the pressurized piping associated with the UST system; 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: $6,129; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Keith Frank, (512) 239-1203; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(11) COMPANY: KM Liquids Terminals LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0733-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100224815; LOCATION: Pasadena, Harris County; TYPE OF FACILITY: chemical manufacturing plant; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §116.115(b)(2)(F) and (c) and §122.143(4), New Source Review Permit Number 5171, Special Conditions Number 1, Federal Operating Permit Number O984, Special Terms and Conditions Number 17, and Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.085(b), by failing to comply with the permitted emissions rate; PENALTY: $4,500; Supplemental Environmental Project offset amount of $1,800; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Trina Grieco, (210) 403-4006; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(12) COMPANY: Leander Independent School District; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0606-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101492627; LOCATION: Cedar Park, Williamson County; TYPE OF FACILITY: fleet refueling facility; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A) and (2)(B)(i) and TWC, §26.3475(c)(1), by failing to monitor the underground storage tanks (USTs) for releases at a frequency of at least once every month, and failing to provide release detection for the gravity flow piping associated with the UST system; PENALTY: $4,500; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Stephanie McCurley, (512) 239-2607; REGIONAL OFFICE: 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building A, Austin, Texas 78753, (512) 339-2929.

(13) COMPANY: Lucite International, Incorporated; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0763-WDW-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102736089; LOCATION: Nederland, Jefferson County; TYPE OF FACILITY: chemical manufacturing plant; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §331.63(c), 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) §146.67(a), and Underground Injection Control (UIC) Permit Numbers Waste Disposal Well (WDW) 100 and WDW 101, Permit Provision VII.B. Operating Parameters, by failing to maintain an operating wellhead injection pressure that does not exceed the permitted maximum; and 30 TAC §331.63(e), 40 CFR §146.67(c), and UIC Permit Numbers WDW 100 and WDW 101, Permit Provision VII.E. Operating Parameters, by failing to maintain a positive pressure of 100 pounds per square inch gauge over tubing injection pressure in the tubing-casing annulus in WDW 100 and WDW 101 without dropping below this pressure differential for greater than 15 minutes; PENALTY: $32,813; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Keith Frank, (512) 239-1203; REGIONAL OFFICE: 3870 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77703-1830, (409) 898-3838.

(14) COMPANY: New Brothers Enterprises Incorporated dba Sonic Food Mart; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0349-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101546398; LOCATION: Grand Prairie, Tarrant County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.49(c)(4)(C) and TWC, §26.3475(d), by failing to inspect and test the cathodic protection system for operability and adequacy of the protection at a frequency of at least once every three years; and 30 TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A) and (2) 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 per month and failing to provide release detection for the pressurized piping associated with the UST system; PENALTY: $6,353; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Margarita Dennis, (817) 588-5892; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(15) COMPANY: REHOBETH WATER SUPPLY CORPORATION; DOCKET NUMBER: 2016-1842-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101457919; LOCATION: Carthage, Panola County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.46(f)(2), (3)(A)(iv), (B)(iv), and (v), by failing to make water works operation and maintenance records available for review by commission personnel during the investigation; 30 TAC §290.46(j), by failing to utilize a customer service inspection (CSI) certificate form approved by the executive director (ED) or receive approval from the ED for any CSI certificate form which varies from the specified format; 30 TAC §290.46(i), by failing to adopt an adequate plumbing ordinance, regulations, or service agreement with provisions for proper enforcement to ensure that neither cross-connections nor other unacceptable plumbing practices are permitted; 30 TAC §290.110(c)(5)(B)(ii), by failing to monitor nitrite and nitrate levels at the first customer monthly for at least six months to determine baseline nitrite and nitrate levels in the water prior to consumption; 30 TAC §290.46(z), by failing to create a nitrification action plan for a system distributing chloraminated water; 30 TAC §290.44(h)(4), by failing to have the backflow prevention assemblies which are installed to provide protection against health hazards tested and certified to be operating within specifications at least annually by a recognized backflow prevention assembly tester; 30 TAC §290.46(d)(2)(B) and §290.110(b)(4) and Texas Health and Safety Code, §341.0315(c), by failing to maintain a disinfectant residual of at least 0.5 milligrams per liter of chloramine throughout the distribution system at all times; and 30 TAC §290.44(c), by failing to ensure all water lines within the distribution system are a minimum diameter of two inches; PENALTY: $799; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Ryan Byer, (512) 239-2571; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2916 Teague Drive, Tyler, Texas 75701-3734, (903) 535-5100.

(16) COMPANY: Round Rock Independent School District; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0213-MLM-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102025269; LOCATION: Round Rock, Williamson 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 §213.5(d)(1) and TWC, §26.3475(a) and (c)(1), by failing to provide a functioning continuous monitoring leak detection system that is capable of immediately alerting of possible leakages; PENALTY: $6,750; Supplemental Environmental Project offset amount of $10,800; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Stephanie McCurley, (512) 239-2607; REGIONAL OFFICE: 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building A, Austin, Texas 78753, (512) 339-2929.

(17) COMPANY: Scott L. Newland; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0834-WQ-E; IDENTIFIER: RN109726992; LOCATION: Hallsville, Harrison County; TYPE OF FACILITY: residential construction site; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §281.25(a)(4) and 40 Code of Federal Regulations §122.26(c), by failing to obtain authorization under Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit Number TXR150000 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: $2,126; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Austin Henck, (512) 239-6155; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2916 Teague Drive Tyler, Texas 75701-3734, (903) 535-5100.

(18) COMPANY: The Chart House Condominium Association, Incorporated; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0321-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101252740; LOCATION: Azle, Tarrant County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.108(f)(1) and Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC), §341.0315(c), by failing to comply with the maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 5 picoCuries per liter (pCi/L) for combined radium-226 and radium-228, based on the running annual average; and 30 TAC §290.108(f)(1) and THSC, §341.0315(c), by failing to comply with the MCL of 15 pCi/L for gross alpha particle activity, based on the running annual average; PENALTY: $345; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Ronica Rodriguez, (512) 239-2601; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(19) COMPANY: THREE PAKS, INCORPORATED dba Three Way; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0754-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101444164; LOCATION: Kaufman, Kaufman County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.49(a)(1) and TWC, §26.3475(d), by failing to provide corrosion protection for the underground storage tank system; PENALTY: $2,813; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Keith Frank, (512) 239-1203; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(20) COMPANY: Town of Combes; DOCKET NUMBER: 2017-0192-WQ-E; IDENTIFIER: RN105597074; LOCATION: Combes, Cameron County; TYPE OF FACILITY: Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4); RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §281.25(a)(4) and 40 Code of Federal Regulations §122.26(a)(9)(i)(A), by failing to maintain authorization to discharge stormwater associated with Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit for Small MS4s; PENALTY: $13,750; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Caleb Olson, (512) 239-2541; REGIONAL OFFICE: 1804 West Jefferson Avenue, Harlingen, Texas 78550-5247, (956) 425-6010.

TRD-201703264

Gitanijali Yadav

Acting Director, Litigation Division

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: August 22, 2017


Enforcement Orders

An agreed order was adopted regarding Gold Star, LLC, Docket No. 2015-1093-PST-E on August 23, 2017, assessing $21,986 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Lena Roberts, 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 Hicks Oil & Butane Co., Docket No. 2015-1734-PST-E on August 23, 2017, assessing $49,500 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Clayton Smith, 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 Jai Shree Ambe Corporation dba 18th Street Food Mart, Docket No. 2015-1780-PST-E on August 23, 2017, assessing $26,239 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Ian Groetsch, Staff Attorney at (512) 239-3400, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An order was adopted regarding Pradhan and Company, Inc. dba Express Food, Docket No. 2016-0290-PST-E on August 23, 2017, assessing $4,125 in administrative penalties with $525 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Clayton Smith, 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 King Ranch, Inc., Docket No. 2016-0673-PWS-E on August 23, 2017, assessing $163 in administrative penalties with $163 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Clayton Smith, 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 Crockett, Docket No. 2016-0680-PWS-E on August 23, 2017, assessing $351 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Carol McGrath, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

A default and shutdown order was adopted regarding Naila Partners, Ltd. dba Handi Plus, Docket No. 2016-0724-PST-E on August 23, 2017, assessing $15,579 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Clayton Smith, Staff Attorney at (512) 239-3400, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An order was adopted regarding Myong Rehman dba KP Foods, Docket No. 2016-0763-PST-E on August 23, 2017, assessing $4,500 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Clayton Smith, 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 Odfjell Terminals (Houston) Inc., Docket No. 2016-1081-AIR-E on August 23, 2017, assessing $69,555 in administrative penalties with $13,911 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Carol McGrath, 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 Star Container Company Inc., Docket No. 2016-1084-MLM-E on August 23, 2017, assessing $8,313 in administrative penalties with $1,662 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Keith Frank, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding City of Paducah, Docket No. 2016-1116-PWS-E on August 23, 2017, assessing $4,202 in administrative penalties with $4,202 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Michaelle Garza, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Ozmir, Inc. dba Super Trac, Docket No. 2016-1290-PST-E on August 23, 2017, assessing $15,475 in administrative penalties with $3,095 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Jason Fraley, 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 Galveston County Water Control and Improvement District No. 8, Docket No. 2016-1621-MWD-E on August 23, 2017, assessing $16,500 in administrative penalties with $3,300 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 Webb County, Docket No. 2016-1638-PWS-E on August 23, 2017, assessing $1,890 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Michaelle Garza, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding City of Boerne, Docket No. 2016-1648-MWD-E on August 23, 2017, assessing $17,601 in administrative penalties with $3,520 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Melissa Castro, 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 DHP Sales & Services Inc dba Champs Food Mart, Docket No. 2016-1663-PST-E on August 23, 2017, assessing $15,598 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Adam Taylor, 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 Gardendale Mobile Home Park, LLC, Docket No. 2016-1788-PWS-E on August 23, 2017, assessing $930 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting James Fisher, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Texas Eastern Transmission, LP, Docket No. 2016-1909-AIR-E on August 23, 2017, assessing $31,763 in administrative penalties with $6,352 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Rajesh Acharya, 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 GoPetro Transport LLC, Docket No. 2016-1954-PST-E on August 23, 2017, assessing $3,612 in administrative penalties. 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.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Yeti Investment LLC dba Kiranna 101, Docket No. 2016-1982-PST-E on August 23, 2017, assessing $8,415 in administrative penalties with $1,683 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Benjamin Sakmar, 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 Prestwick Investments Iii, LLC, Docket No. 2016-2012-PWS-E on August 23, 2017, assessing $1,263 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Ryan Byer, 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 Troy G. Waller dba Rockwell Acres Water System, Docket No. 2016-2047-PWS-E on August 23, 2017, assessing $1,108 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Steven Hall, 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 DFW Fuel City, Inc. dba Fuel Town, Docket No. 2016-2091-PST-E on August 23, 2017, assessing $10,894 in administrative penalties with $2,178 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 Us Ecology Texas, Inc., Docket No. 2016-2118-IWD-E on August 23, 2017, assessing $15,200 in administrative penalties with $3,040 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Caleb Olson, 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 Camp Rio Vista, Inc., Docket No. 2017-0122-PWS-E on August 23, 2017, assessing $330 in administrative penalties with $330 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Steven Hall, 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 Targa Midstream Services LLC, Docket No. 2017-0173-AIR-E on August 23, 2017, assessing $8,000 in administrative penalties with $1,600 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 Shri Swamikrupa, Inc., Docket No. 2017-0197-PWS-E on August 23, 2017, assessing $330 in administrative penalties with $330 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Michaelle Garza, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Km Liquids Terminals LLC, Docket No. 2017-0373-AIR-E on August 23, 2017, assessing $10,650 in administrative penalties with $2,130 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 Richard J. Burns dba Century Oaks Estates, Docket No. 2016-0685-PWS-E on August 22, 2017, assessing $450 in administrative penalties with $90 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Steven Hall, 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 El Paso Water Utilities Public Service Board, Docket No. 2016-0942-MWD-E on August 22, 2017, assessing $1,575 in administrative penalties with $315 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Had Darling, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Wilbert Vaults of Houston, L.L.C., Docket No. 2016-1170-WQ-E on August 22, 2017, assessing $4,705 in administrative penalties with $941 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 FLAT FORK WATER SUPPLY CORPORATION, Docket No. 2016-1549-MLM-E on August 22, 2017, assessing $1,038 in administrative penalties with $207 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Michaelle Garza, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Community Services, Inc., Docket No. 2016-1924-PST-E on August 22, 2017, assessing $5,250 in administrative penalties with $1,050 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.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Midway Range, LLC, Docket No. 2016-1936-PWS-E on August 22, 2017, assessing $500 in administrative penalties with $100 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Yuliya Dunaway, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding FIRST TEXAS CATTLE CO., Docket No. 2016-2050-PWS-E on August 22, 2017, assessing $506 in administrative penalties with $101 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Ryan Byer, 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 Everett E. Davis, Jr., Docket No. 2017-0064-WOC-E on August 22, 2017, assessing $947 in administrative penalties with $189 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 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding City of Dripping Springs, Docket No. 2017-0125-MWD-E on August 22, 2017, assessing $1,188 in administrative penalties with $237 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Melissa Castro, 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 Martin Ramirez, Jr., Docket No. 2017-0136-LII-E on August 22, 2017, assessing $1,616 in administrative penalties with $323 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Raime Hayes-Falero, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding OIL PATCH FUEL & SUPPLY, INC., Docket No. 2017-0162-PST-E on August 22, 2017, assessing $1,356 in administrative penalties with $271 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Steven Stump, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Randall C. Voorheis and Terry D. Voorheis, Docket No. 2017-0183-EAQ-E on August 22, 2017, assessing $2,125 in administrative penalties with $425 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 Town & Country Food Stores, Inc., Docket No. 2017-0185-PWS-E on August 22, 2017, assessing $326 in administrative penalties with $65 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 Meyersville Independent School District, Docket No. 2017-0196-PWS-E on August 22, 2017, assessing $420 in administrative penalties with $84 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Yuliya Dunaway, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding BRANDCO, INC., Docket No. 2017-0288-AIR-E on August 22, 2017, assessing $1,125 in administrative penalties with $225 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Jo Hunsberger, 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 ANGAL 786 ENTERPRISE INC dba Texas Totem, Docket No. 2017-0332-PST-E on August 22, 2017, assessing $2,438 in administrative penalties with $487 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Steven Stump, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Grand Castle Water Supply Corporation, Docket No. 2017-0347-PWS-E on August 22, 2017, assessing $50 in administrative penalties with $10 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 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Wolfe Airpark Civic Club, Inc., Docket No. 2017-0387-PWS-E on August 22, 2017, assessing $362 in administrative penalties with $72 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 JUSRYN COMPANY, INC., Docket No. 2017-0476-PWS-E on August 22, 2017, assessing $725 in administrative penalties with $145 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 City of Crosbyton, Docket No. 2017-0484-PWS-E on August 22, 2017, assessing $345 in administrative penalties with $69 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Steven Hall, 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 Industrial Independent School District, Docket No. 2017-0496-PWS-E on August 22, 2017, assessing $50 in administrative penalties with $10 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Michaelle Garza, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Duval County Conservation and Reclamation District, Docket No. 2017-0507-PWS-E on August 22, 2017, assessing $450 in administrative penalties with $90 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting James Fisher, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239-2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

TRD-201703294

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: August 23, 2017


Notice of District Petition

Notice issued August 16, 2017

TCEQ Internal Control No. D-06122017-018; Peach Creek Partners, LTD, McFarlane Interests, LTD, RB Ventures I, LLC, John E. Mcfarlane, Jr., and Erin Mcfarlane, and Rock Barn Conservation Partners, LLC, (Petitioners) filed a petition for creation of Brazos County Municipal Utility District of Brazos County (District) with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). The petition was filed pursuant to Article XVI, Section 59 of the Texas Constitution; Chapters 49 and 54 of the Texas Water Code; Title 30 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 293; and the procedural rules of the TCEQ. The petition states that: (1) the Joint Petitioners are the owners of a majority in value of the land to be included in the proposed District; (2) ) there is one lienholder, Prosperity Bank, a Texas state bank, being lienholder on the land to be included in the proposed District; (3) the proposed District will contain approximately 995.30 acres located within Brazos County, Texas; and (4) all of the land within the proposed District is within the corporate limits of the City of College Station (City), Texas, and no portion of land within the proposed District is within the corporate limits or extraterritorial jurisdiction of any other city, town or village in Texas. The Petitioners have also provided certificates evidencing the consent of the lienholders to the creation of the proposed District. By Resolution No. 06-09-16-02, passed and approved June 9, 2016, the City of College Station, Brazos County, Texas, gave its consent to the creation of the proposed District, pursuant to Texas Water Code §54.016. The petition further states that the proposed District will: (1) design, construct, acquire, maintain, and operate an adequate and efficient waterworks and sanitary sewer system primarily for commercial and domestic purposes; (2) design, construct, acquire, maintain, and operate works, improvements, facilities, plants, equipment, and appliances helpful or necessary to provide more adequate drainage for the proposed District; (3) to control, abate, and amend local storm waters or other harmful excesses of water; (4) to construct, acquire, operate, and maintain roadways, including storm drainage, bridges, and other improvements in aid of these roadways; (5) to construct, acquire, maintain, and operate parks and recreational facilities; and (6)construct, acquire, improve, maintain, and operate such other and additional facilities, systems, plants, and enterprises as may be consonant with the purposes for which the District is created, to connect to Brazos County Municipal Utility District No. 6, the proposed master district, which will provide the regional water supply and wastewater treatment services to four districts, including the proposed District, the District will pay its pro-rata share of the development costs. According to the petition, a preliminary investigation has been made to determine the cost of the project, and it is estimated by the Petitioners, from such information available at this time, that the cost of said project will be approximately $23,138,000 ($10,760,000 for utilities, plus $9,904,000 for pro-rata share of the master district trunk water, wastewater, and drainage facilities, plus $2,474,000 for road facilities).

INFORMATION SECTION

To view the complete issued notice, view the notice on our web site 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 web site, type in the issued date range shown at the top of this document to obtain search results.

The TCEQ may grant a contested case hearing on the petition if a written hearing request is filed within 30 days after the newspaper publication of the notice. 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) the name of the Petitioner and the TCEQ Internal Control Number; (3) the statement "I/we request a contested case hearing"; (4) a brief description of how you would be affected by the petition in a way not common to the general public; and (5) the location of your property relative to the proposed District's boundaries. You may also submit your proposed adjustments to the petition. Requests for a contested case hearing must be submitted in writing to the Office of the Chief Clerk at the address provided below. The Executive Director may approve the petition unless a written request for a contested case hearing is filed within 30 days after the newspaper publication of this notice. If a hearing request is filed, the Executive Director will not approve the petition and will forward the petition and hearing request to the TCEQ Commissioners for their consideration at a scheduled Commission meeting. If a contested case hearing is held, it will be a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in state district court. Written hearing requests 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 Districts Review Team, at (512) 239-4691. Si desea información en español, puede llamar al (512) 239-0200. General information regarding TCEQ can be found at our web site at www.tceq.texas.gov.

TRD-201703283

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: August 23, 2017


Notice of Hearing

Hanson Aggregates LLC

SOAH Docket No. 582-17-5611

TCEQ Docket No. 2017-0687-AIR

Proposed Registration No. 142439

APPLICATION.

Hanson Aggregates LLC, 300 East John Carpenter Freeway, Suite 1645, Irving, Texas 75062-2772, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for an Air Quality Standard Permit for a Concrete Batch Plant Registration Number 142439, which would authorize construction of two permanent concrete batch plants under Title 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §116.611 on Esperanza Road approximately 0.25 miles east of the intersection with State Highway 75, Willis, Montgomery County, Texas 77378. This application was submitted to the TCEQ on August 26, 2016. The proposed facility will emit the following air contaminants: particulate matter including (but not limited to) aggregate, cement, road dust, and particulate matter with diameters of 10 microns or less and 2.5 microns or less.

The TCEQ Executive Director has determined that the application meets all of the requirements of a Standard Permit authorized by 30 TAC §116.611 which would establish the conditions under which the facility must operate. The Executive Director has made a preliminary decision to issue the registration because it meets all rules and regulations. The permit application, Executive Director's preliminary decision, and standard permit are available for viewing and copying at the TCEQ central office, the TCEQ Houston regional office, and at the Montgomery County Memorial Library System - R.F. Meador Branch, 709 West Montgomery Street, Willis, Montgomery County, Texas. The facility's compliance file, if any exists, is available for public review at the TCEQ Houston Regional Office, 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas. As a public courtesy, we have provided the following Web page to an online map of the site or the facility's general location. The online map is not part of the application or the notice: http://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/hb610/index.html?lat=30.490167&lng=-95.487361&zoom=13&type=r. For the exact location, refer to the application.

CONTESTED CASE HEARING.

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

10:00 a.m. - October 5, 2017

William P. Clements Building

300 West 15th Street, 4th Floor

Austin, Texas 78701

The purpose of a preliminary hearing is to establish jurisdiction, name the parties, establish a procedural schedule for the remainder of the proceeding, allow an opportunity for settlement discussions, and to address other matters as determined by the judge. The 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 July 27, 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 the Chapter 2001, Texas Government Code; Chapter 382, Texas Health and Safety Code; TCEQ rules including 30 TAC Chapter 116, Subchapters A and B; and the procedural rules of the TCEQ and SOAH, including 30 TAC Chapter 80 and 1 TAC Chapter 155. The hearing will be held unless all timely hearing requests have been withdrawn or denied.

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

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

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

In accordance with 1 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) 687-04040. General information regarding the TCEQ can be found at http://www.tceq.texas.gov/.

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

Further information may also be obtained from Hanson Aggregates LLC at the address stated above or by calling Mr. Lalit Bhatnagar, Region EHS Director, at (972) 653-3735.

Issued: August 17, 2017

TRD-201703218

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: August 21, 2017


Notice of Receipt of Application and Intent to Obtain a Municipal Solid Waste Permit Major Amendment Proposed Permit Number 956c

APPLICATION. City of Edinburg, P.O. Box 1079, Edinburg, Hidalgo County, Texas 78540-1079, owner/operator of the Edinburg Regional Disposal Facility, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for a major amendment to their existing permit authorizing a name change and a lateral and vertical expansion of the existing facility. The facility is located at 8601 North Jasman Road, Edinburg, Hidalgo County, Texas 78542. The TCEQ received this application on July 21, 2017. The permit application is available for viewing and copying at the City of Edinburg, City Hall- Secretary's Office, 415 West University Drive, Edinburg, Hidalgo County, Texas 78541, and may be viewed online at http://www.cityofedinburg.com/pdfs/EdinburgPermitAmendmentMSW-956C.pdf. The following website which provides an electronic map of the site or facility's general location is provided as a public courtesy and is not part of the application or notice: https://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/hb610/index.html?lat=26.398055&lng=-98.13&zoom=13&type=r. For exact location, refer to application.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AGENCY CONTACTS AND INFORMATION. All public comments and requests must be submitted either electronically at www.tceq.texas.gov/about/comments.html or in writing to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Office of the Chief Clerk, MC-105, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087. If you choose to communicate with the TCEQ electronically, please be aware that your email address, like your physical mailing address, will become part of the agency's public record.

For more information about this permit application or the permitting process, please call the TCEQ's Public Education Program, Toll Free, at (800) 687-4040. Si desea información en español, puede llamar al (800) 687-4040. Further information may also be obtained from the City of Edinburg at the address stated above or by calling Mr. Chad Ireland, Senior Project Geological Engineer, Golder Associates Inc. at (281) 821-6868.

TRD-201703277

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: August 23, 2017


Notice of Water Quality Application

The following notices were issued on August 17, 2017.

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

INFORMATION SECTION

LEVERETT'S CHAPEL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT has applied for a minor amendment to the Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Permit No. WQ0011113001, to authorize replacement of the existing treatment plant with a new package wastewater treatment plant. The existing permit authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 6,000 gallons per day. The facility is located at 8956 Highway 42/135 North, in Rusk County, Texas 75684.

ZEHRABEN MOMIN has applied for a minor amendment to the TPDES Permit No. WQ0015398001 to authorize a change in wastewater treatment process from a dispersed phase activated sludge biological process to a submerged fixed-film biological process. The facility is located at 9218 Farm-to-Market Road 2354, Beach City, in Chambers County, Texas 77523.

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

TRD-201703278

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: August 23, 2017


Notice of Water Rights Application

Notice issued August 16, 2017

APPLICATION NO. 13231; Battleground Oil Specialty Terminal Company, 1836 Miller Cut Off Road, La Porte, Texas 77571, Applicant, has applied for a water use permit to divert and use not to exceed 117.74 acre-feet of water per year from a point located on the Houston Ship Channel (Buffalo Bayou), San Jacinto River Basin, for industrial purposes in Harris County. The application and fees were received on September 4, 2015. Additional information and fees were received on October 17, 2016, February 22, February 27, and March 9, 2017. The application was declared administratively complete and filed with the Office of the Chief Clerk on April 12, 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 amendment 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 Chief Clerk, at the address provided below, within 30 days of the date of newspaper publication of the notice.

To view the complete issued notice, view the notice on our web site 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 web site, 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 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 web site at www.tceq.texas.gov. Si desea información en español, puede llamar al (800) 687-4040.

TRD-201703284

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: August 23, 2017


Department of State Health Services

Notice of Public Hearing for Proposed Rule - Recognition of Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact

Pursuant to the authority of Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 778A, the Recognition of EMS Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact (REPLICA), Sections 10 and 12, the member states hereby provide notice of the intent to consider and vote on the adoption of administrative rule Chapter 1, "Rule on Rulemaking."

The purpose of the proposed rule is to establish a rulemaking process of the Interstate Commission for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Personnel Practice that substantially conforms to the principles of the model State Administrative Procedure Act of 2010 and subsequent amendments thereto.

In accordance with Section 12 of the REPLICA, notice of this meeting and intended action and opportunity for a public hearing is being distributed to provide public notice of the October 8, 2017, hearing in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 9:30 a.m.

Oklahoma Museum of Fine Arts

415 Couch Drive

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102

Further information regarding this hearing may be obtained by contacting Joseph Schmider, Office of EMS/Trauma System Coordination, State EMS Director, email Joseph.Schmider@dshs.texas.gov.

Virtual Participation: Either by call in (phone) or by computer with audio, please register via this URL: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5725974367137182977

TRD-201703285

Lisa Hernandez

General Counsel

Department of State Health Services

Filed: August 23, 2017


Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

Public Notice - Enforcement Plan

The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation (Commission) provides this public notice that at their regularly scheduled meeting held August 18, 2017, the Commission adopted the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation's (Department) revised enforcement plan which was established in compliance with Texas Occupations Code, §51.302(c).

The enforcement plan gives all license holders notice of the specific ranges of penalties and license sanctions that apply to specific alleged violations of the statutes and rules enforced by the Department. The enforcement plan also presents the criteria that are considered by the Department's Enforcement staff in determining the amount of a proposed administrative penalty or the magnitude of a proposed sanction. The enforcement plan is revised to include the penalty matrix for the Hearing Instrument Fitters and Dispensers program.

The Texas Legislature enacted Senate Bill 202 (SB 202), 84th Legislature, Regular Session (2015), which transferred regulatory authority of 13 programs, to include Hearing Instrument Fitters and Dispensers from the Texas Department of State Health Services to the Commission and Department. The Hearing Instrument Fitters and Dispensers penalty matrix provides for a single range of penalties for each class to eliminate confusion and allow the industry to fully understand the penalties assessed. The penalty matrix describes the specific ranges of penalties and license sanctions that apply to specific violations of the statutes and rules enforced by the Department.

In 2017, the 85th Texas Legislature enacted House Bill 4007 (HB 4007), which repealed multiple sections from the Hearing Instrument Fitter and Dispenser statute; Chapter 402 of the Texas Occupations Code. This matrix is consistent with those statutory changes that take effect September 1, 2017.

The Hearing Instrument Fitters and Dispensers Advisory Board recommended approval of the penalty matrix at their meeting held July 26, 2017. The penalty matrix was presented to the Commission on August 18, 2017, and was adopted as recommended.

A copy of the revised enforcement plan is posted on the Department's website and may be downloaded at www.tdlr.texas.gov. You may also contact the Enforcement Division at (512) 539-5600 or by e-mail at enforcement@tdlr.texas.gov to obtain a copy of the revised plan.

Hearing Instrument Fitters and Dispensers Penalty Matrix (.pdf)

TRD-201703287

Brian E. Francis

Executive Director

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

Filed: August 23, 2017


Public Notice - Enforcement Plan

The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation (Commission) provides this public notice that at their regularly scheduled meeting held August 18, 2017, the Commission adopted the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation's (Department) revised enforcement plan which was established in compliance with Texas Occupations Code, §51.302(c).

The enforcement plan gives all license holders notice of the specific ranges of penalties and license sanctions that apply to specific alleged violations of the statutes and rules enforced by the Department. The enforcement plan also presents the criteria that are considered by the Department's Enforcement staff in determining the amount of a proposed administrative penalty or the magnitude of a proposed sanction. The enforcement plan is revised to include the penalty matrix for the Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists program.

The Texas Legislature enacted Senate Bill 202 (S.B. 202), 84th Legislature, Regular Session (2015), which transferred regulatory authority of 13 programs, to include Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, from the Texas Department of State Health Services to the Commission and Department. The Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists penalty matrix provides for a single range of penalties for each class to eliminate confusion and allow the industry to fully understand the penalties assessed. The penalty matrix describes the specific ranges of penalties and license sanctions that apply to specific violations of the statutes and rules enforced by the Department. This penalty matrix may differ slightly from others as the agency focuses on aligning strategic plan goals with agency resources.

The Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Advisory Board recommended approval of the penalty matrix at their meeting held June 30, 2017. The penalty matrix was presented to the Commission on August 18, 2017, and was adopted as recommended.

A copy of the revised enforcement plan is posted on the Department's website and may be downloaded at www.tdlr.texas.gov. You may also contact the Enforcement Division at (512) 539-5600 or by e-mail at enforcement@tdlr.texas.gov to obtain a copy of the revised plan.

Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Penalty Matrix (.pdf)

TRD-201703288

Brian E. Francis

Executive Director

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

Filed: August 23, 2017


Texas Lottery Commission

Scratch Ticket Game Number 2001 "Deuces Wild"

1.0 Name and Style of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The name of Scratch Ticket Game No. 2001 is "DEUCES WILD". The play style is "key number match".

1.1 Price of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. Tickets for Scratch Ticket Game No. 2001 shall be $5.00 per Scratch Ticket.

1.2 Definitions in Scratch Ticket Game No. 2001.

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, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 2 OF HEARTS SYMBOL, $5.00, $10.00, $15.00, $20.00, $50.00, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 and $100,000.

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

Figure 1: GAME NO. 2001 - 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 (2001), a seven (7) digit Pack number, and a three (3) digit Scratch Ticket number. Scratch Ticket numbers start with 001 and end with 075 within each Pack. The format will be: 2001-0000001-001.

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

I. Non-Winning 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 - A Texas Lottery "DEUCES WILD" Scratch Ticket Game No. 2001.

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 "DEUCES WILD" Scratch Ticket Game is determined once the latex on the Scratch Ticket is scratched off to expose 45 (forty-five) Play Symbols. If the player matches any of the YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbols to any of the WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbols, the player wins the PRIZE for that number. If the player reveals a "2 of Hearts" Play Symbol, the player wins DOUBLE the PRIZE for that symbol. No portion of the Display Printing nor any extraneous matter whatsoever shall be usable or playable as a part of the Scratch Ticket.

2.1 Scratch Ticket Validation Requirements.

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

1. Exactly 45 (forty-five) Play Symbols must appear under the Latex Overprint on the front portion of the Scratch Ticket;

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

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

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

5. The Scratch Ticket shall be intact;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

13. The Scratch Ticket must be complete and not miscut, and have exactly 45 (forty-five) Play Symbols under the Latex Overprint on the front portion of the Scratch Ticket, exactly one Serial Number, exactly one Retailer Validation Code, and exactly one Pack-Scratch Ticket Number on the Scratch Ticket;

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

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

16. Each of the 45 (forty-five) Play Symbols must be exactly one of those described in Section 1.2.C of these Game Procedures;

17. Each of the 45 (forty-five) Play Symbols on the Scratch Ticket must be printed in the Symbol font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; the Scratch Ticket Serial Numbers must be printed in the Serial font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; and the Pack-Scratch Ticket Number must be printed in the Pack-Scratch Ticket Number font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery;

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

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

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

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

2.2 Programmed Game Parameters.

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

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

C. A Ticket can win up to twenty (20) times.

D. On winning and Non-Winning Tickets, the top cash prizes of $1,000 and $100,000 will each appear at least once, except on Tickets winning twenty (20) times.

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

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

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

H. YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbols will never equal the corresponding Prize Symbol (i.e., 5 and $5, 10 and $10, 15 and $15, 20 and $20, 50 and $50).

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

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

K. The "2 OF HEARTS" (DBL) Play Symbol will never appear as a WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbol.

L. The "2 OF HEARTS" (DBL) Play Symbol will win DOUBLE the prize for that Play Symbol and will win as per the prize structure.

M. The "2 OF HEARTS" (DBL) Play Symbol will never appear on a Non-Winning Ticket.

N. The "2 OF HEARTS" (DBL) Play Symbol will only appear once on a Ticket.

2.3 Procedure for Claiming Prizes.

A. To claim a "DEUCES WILD" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $5.00, $10.00, $15.00, $20.00, $50.00, $100, $250 or $500, a claimant shall sign the back of the Scratch Ticket in the space designated on the Scratch Ticket and present the winning Scratch Ticket to any Texas Lottery Retailer. The Texas Lottery Retailer shall verify the claim and, if valid, and upon presentation of proper identification, if appropriate, make payment of the amount due the claimant and physically void the Scratch Ticket; provided that the Texas Lottery Retailer may, but is not required, to pay a $50.00, $100, $250 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 "DEUCES WILD" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $1,000 or $100,000, the claimant must sign the winning Scratch Ticket and present it at one of the Texas Lottery's Claim Centers. If the claim is validated by the Texas Lottery, payment will be made to the bearer of the validated winning Scratch Ticket for that prize upon presentation of proper identification. When paying a prize of $600 or more, the Texas Lottery shall file the appropriate income reporting form with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and shall withhold federal income tax at a rate set by the IRS if required. In the event that the claim is not validated by the Texas Lottery, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly.

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

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

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

3.0 Scratch Ticket Ownership.

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

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

4.0 Number and Value of Scratch Ticket Prizes. There will be approximately 8,280,000 Scratch Tickets in the Scratch Ticket Game No. 2001. The approximate number and value of prizes in the game are as follows:

Figure 2: GAME NO. 2001 - 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. 2001 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 Game 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. 2001, 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-201703286

Bob Biard

General Counsel

Texas Lottery Commission

Filed: August 23, 2017


Public Utility Commission of Texas

Notice of Application for Recovery of Universal Service Funding

Notice is given to the public of the filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas an application on August 18, 2017, for recovery of Universal Service Funding pursuant to the Public Utility Regulatory Act, §56.025 and 16 Texas Administrative Code §26.406.

Docket Style and Number: Application of Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc., to Recover Funds from the Texas Universal Service Fund Pursuant to PURA §56.025 and 16 TAC §26.406. Docket Number 47525.

The Application: Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc. seeks recovery of funds from the Texas Universal Service Fund (TUSF) due to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) actions resulting in a reduction in the Federal Universal Service Fund (FUSF) revenues available to VTC. The petition requests that the Commission allow VTC recovery of funds from the TUSF in the amount of $899,965 for 2016 to replace FUSF revenue reductions. VTC is not seeking any rate increases through this proceeding.

Persons wishing to intervene or comment on the action sought should contact the Public Utility Commission of Texas by mail at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll-free at (888) 782-8477. 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 47525.

TRD-201703262

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: August 21, 2017


Notice of Application for Sale, Transfer, or Merger

Notice is given to the public of an application filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) on August 11, 2017, pursuant to the Texas Water Code.

Docket Style and Number: Application of Lonzo J. Gale dba Lass Water Company, Inc. and SRC Water Supply, Inc. for Sale and Transfer of Certificate Rights in Montgomery County, Docket No. 47493.

The Application: Lonzo J. Gale dba Lass Water Company, Inc. and SRC Water, Inc. filed an application for the sale and transfer of certificate rights in Montgomery County. The total area being requested includes approximately 37 acres and serves 53 current customers.

Persons who wish to intervene in the proceeding or comment upon the action sought should contact the commission as soon as possible as an intervention deadline will be imposed. A comment or request to intervene should be mailed to Public Utility Commission of Texas, P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326. Further information may also be obtained by calling the commission's Office of Customer Protection at (512) 936-7120 or (888) 782-8477. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may contact the commission through Relay Texas by dialing 7-1-1. All correspondence should refer to Docket Number 47493.

TRD-201703194

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: August 18, 2017


Notice of Application to Amend a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity for a Proposed Transmission Line

Notice is given to the public of an application filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) on August 16, 2017, to amend a certificate of convenience and necessity for a proposed transmission line in Winkler County, Texas.

Docket Style and Number: Application of Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC to Amend a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity for a 138-kV Transmission Line in Winkler County (Balding POD), Docket Number 47458.

The Application: The application of Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC is designated as the Balding Point of Delivery (POD) 138-kV Transmission Line Project. The facilities include construction of a new double-circuit capable 138-kV transmission line, with a single circuit in place initially, between the proposed Balding point of delivery and the existing Oncor Wink-Loving 138-kV transmission line in Winkler County. Oncor has contracted with Targa Midstream Services LLC to provide transmission facilities necessary to interconnect Targa's new substation facility to the electric grid.

The total estimated cost for the project is $3,135,000. The proposed project is estimated to be approximately 2.5 miles in length. Any of the routes or route segments presented in the application could be approved by the commission.

Persons wishing to intervene or comment on the action sought should contact the Public Utility Commission of Texas by mail at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll-free at (888) 782-8477. The deadline for intervention in this proceeding is October 2, 2017. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission through Relay Texas by dialing 7-1-1. All comments should reference Docket Number 47458.

TRD-201703190

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: August 17, 2017


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

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

Docket Style and Number: Application of Aqua Utilities, Inc. d/b/a Aqua Texas to Amend a Sewer Certificate of Convenience and Necessity in Hays County, Docket Number 47494.

The Application: Aqua Utilities, Inc. d/b/a Aqua Texas filed an application to amend its sewer certificate of convenience and necessity number 20453 in Hays County. The total area being requested includes approximately 524.401 acres of undeveloped land which is in the planning stage of being developed into a residential neighborhood. There are zero 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 47494.

TRD-201703182

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: August 17, 2017


Notice of Generic Proceeding for Declaratory Order

Notice is given to the public of the filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) a generic proceeding for declaratory order regarding network nodes, transport facilities, and node support poles constructed by a network provider filed with the commission on August 21, 2017.

Docket Style and Number: Generic Proceeding for Declaratory Order Regarding Network Nodes, Transport Facilities, and Node Support Poles Constructed by a Network Provider, Docket Number 47530.

The Application: Commission Staff filed a petition to initiate a generic proceeding regarding network nodes, transport facilities, and node support poles constructed by a network provider, as those terms were defined by recent amendments to the Texas Local Government Code. With this petition, the commission is requested to assess what effect the enactment of the Act of May 17, 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., ch. 591 (SB 1004), §1 (to be codified at Tex. Local Gov't Code Chapter 284) will have on the commission's jurisdiction under Chapter 283 with respect to network nodes, transport facilities, and node support poles constructed by a network provider.

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. The deadline to intervene in this proceeding is September 20, 2017. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission through Relay Texas by dialing 7-1-1. All comments should reference Docket Number 47530.

TRD-201703293

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: August 23, 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 August 16, 2017, of a petition to amend a water certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) by expedited release in Travis County.

Docket Style and Number: Landowners' Petition to Amend Manville Water Supply Corporation's Certificate of Convenience and Necessity in Travis County by Expedited Release, Docket Number 47518.

The Petition: Landowners Kimbro Road Estates, LP, Sky Village Kimbro Estates, LLC, Alma Juanita Champion Meier, William Clark Meier, and Carolyn Juanita Fauber filed a petition for expedited release of three parcels of land that total approximately 538.368 acres from Manville Water Supply Corporation's water certificate of convenience and necessity number 11144 in Travis 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 September 15, 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 47518.

TRD-201703274

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: August 22, 2017


Notice of Petition for Approval of Revisions to Rate Schedule SQF

Notice is given to the public of a petition filed on July 31, 2017, with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) for approval of revisions to Rate Schedule SQF.

Case Style and Number: Petition of Entergy Texas, Inc. for Approval of Revisions to Rate Schedule SQF, Tariff Control Number 47460.

The Application: Entergy Texas, Inc. proposes two changes to its current Small Qualifying Facilities (SQF) schedule. First, Option 4 in Schedule SQF, which provides for billing to a customer who installs a qualifying generator less than 50 kW through a single, bi-directional meter, will be closed to new business. Second, a new Option-2 C. would become available for new business under this schedule. This Option -2 C. also uses a single, bi-directional meter, but rather than what occurs under Option 4 with respect to monthly billing, Option-2 C. bills the customer in accordance with the applicable retail rate schedule and riders, and then separately credits the customer's bill, as applicable, during the billing cycle. Entergy proposed an effective date of September 28, 2017.

Persons wishing to comment on the action sought or intervene should contact the Public Utility Commission of Texas by September 15, 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 Tariff Control Number 47460.

TRD-201703289

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: August 23, 2017


Notice of Petition to Determine Requirements for Smart Meter Texas

Notice is given to the public of the filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas a petition on August 16, 2017, to initiate a contested case proceeding to address issues relating to Smart Meter Texas.

Docket Style and Number: Commission Staff's Petition to Determine Requirements for Smart Meter Texas, Docket Number 47472.

The Petition: Commission Staff's petition initiates a contested case proceeding to address outstanding issues relating to Smart Meter Texas (SMT). SMT is a web portal that was created through a collaborative stakeholder process in accordance with the requirement in 16 Texas Administrative Code §25.130 that a utility use a web portal to make metering data available to certain persons. SMT is operated by several transmission and distribution utilities that have entered into a Joint Development and Operations Agreement (JDOA), which provides for the joint ownership, development, operation, and maintenance of SMT. JDOA anticipates selection of a new vendor to operate SMT to replace the existing SMT operations contract. Staff requests that the Commission determine what changes, if any, should be made to the requirements for the continued operation of SMT under the JDOA.

Persons wishing to intervene or comment on the action sought should contact the Public Utility Commission of Texas by mail at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll-free at (888) 782-8477. The deadline to intervene is September 15, 2017. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission through Relay Texas by dialing 7-1-1. All comments should reference Docket Number 47472.

TRD-201703196

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: August 18, 2017


Public Notice of Workshop

The Public Utility Commission of Texas will conduct a workshop regarding Project No. 47522, Revisions to Standard Preliminary Order for CCN Applications, on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. All comments shall be filed no later than Wednesday, September 6, 2017. The workshop will take place in the Commissioners' Hearing Room, located on the 7th floor of the William B. Travis Building, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701.

Questions concerning the workshop or this notice should be referred to Stephen Journeay at (512) 936-7215 or stephen.journeay@puc.texas.gov. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may contact the commission through Relay Texas by dialing 7-1-1.

TRD-201703273

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: August 22, 2017


Public Notice of Workshop and Request for Comments

Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) will conduct a workshop on October 13, 2017, in Project No. 47199, Project to Assess Price-Formation Rules in ERCOT's Energy-Only Market. The workshop will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Commissioners' Hearing Room, located on the 7th floor of the William B. Travis Building, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas.

Interested parties should be prepared to discuss: (1) proposals outlined in the Priorities for the Evolution of an Energy-Only Electricity Market Design in ERCOT Report and (2) any alternate proposals that parties intend to advance in this project. Pursuant to direction given at the August 17, 2017, Open Meeting, Staff requests that parties intending to present alternative proposals or additional analysis file written comments describing those proposals or analyses with the commission's Central Records office by 3:00 p.m. on September 29, 2017. Comments may be filed 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. All comments should reference Project No. 47199. A workshop agenda will be posted by October 6, 2017, under Project No. 47199.

Questions concerning the workshop or this notice should be referred to Julia Harvey at (512) 936-7371 or julia.harvey@puc.texas.gov or Stephen Mack at (512) 936-7442 or stephen.mack@puc.texas.gov. This proceeding will be livestreamed and archived by AdminMonitor at http://www.texasadmin.com/tx/puct/. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may contact the commission through Relay Texas by dialing 7-1-1.

TRD-201703197

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: August 18, 2017


Request for Comments on CCN Obtain or Amend Form for Water and Sewer Utilities

The Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) requests comments on its proposed revisions to the application to obtain or amend a water or sewer certificate of convenience and necessity form. The proposed revisions to the form will update the form in response to changes made to 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 24, Subchapter G adopted by the commission in Project No. 45111 and would update and streamline the form generally. The proposed form can be found on the commission's website home page under "Filings," by clicking on "Filings Search" and entering "45117" in the box labeled "Control Number". The form will be used by a water or sewer retail public utility applying to obtain or amend a CCN under 16 TAC Chapter 24, Subchapter G. Project Number 45117 is assigned to this proceeding.

Comments on the proposed form may be submitted to the Filing Clerk, Public Utility commission of Texas, 1701 North Congress Avenue, P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326. Initial comments must be filed no later than Monday, October 2, 2017, and reply comments must be filed no later than Monday, October 16, 2017. Sixteen copies of comments to the proposed form are required to be filed. Comments should be organized in a manner consistent with the organization of the form. The commission invites specific comments regarding the costs associated with, and benefits that will be gained by, adoption of the proposed form. The commission will consider the costs and benefits in considering the adoption of the proposed form. All comments should refer to Project Number 45117.

Questions concerning the project should be directed to Kennedy Meier, Legal Division, at (512) 936-7265. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may contact the commission at (512) 936-7136.

TRD-201703188

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: August 17, 2017


Request for Comments on Sale/Transfer/Merger Form for Water and Sewer Utilities

The Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) requests comments on its proposed revisions to the sale/transfer/merger application form for water and sewer utilities. The proposed revisions to the form will update the form in response to changes made to 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §24.109 adopted by the commission in Project No. 45111 and would update and streamline the form generally. The proposed form can be found on the commission's website home page under "Filings," by clicking on "Filings Search" and entering "45118" in the box labeled "Control Number." The form would be used by a water or sewer utility applying for a sale, transfer, or merger under 16 TAC §24.109. Project Number 45118 is assigned to this proceeding.

Comments on the proposed form may be submitted to the Filing Clerk, Public Utility commission of Texas, 1701 North Congress Avenue, P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326. Initial comments must be filed no later than Monday, October 2, 2017, and reply comments must be filed no later than Monday, October 16, 2017. Sixteen copies of comments to the proposed form are required to be filed. Comments should be organized in a manner consistent with the organization of the form. The commission invites specific comments regarding the costs associated with, and benefits that will be gained by, adoption of the proposed form. The commission will consider the costs and benefits in considering the adoption of the proposed form. All comments should refer to Project Number 45118.

Questions concerning the project should be directed to Kennedy Meier, Legal Division, at (512) 936-7265. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may contact the commission at (512) 936-7136.

TRD-201703189

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: August 17, 2017


Sam Houston State University

Request for Proposal - Human Resources Management Consulting Services

Sam Houston State University announces a Request for Proposal for consultant services pursuant to Government Code, Chapter 2254, Subchapter B.

Purpose:

Sam Houston State University (the "University") through this Request for Proposal ("RFP") is seeking a qualified Human Resource Management Consulting firm to provide an evaluation of the University's Human Resources Department to include the appropriateness of the Department's staffing level, overall operational efficiency and effectiveness, and a general review of Departmental systems and processes.

Evaluation Criteria and Scoring:

All proposals will be evaluated by appointed representatives of the University in accordance with the following:

1. Cost schedule for requested services.

2. Proposer shall demonstrate that the proposed cost schedule and other charges are reasonable according to industry standards, years of experience, and geographic area.

3. Proposer's ability to provide required deliverable to include the ability to provide adequate amount of professional staff, their availability, method of placement, oversight and responsibility for the project.

4. Proposer's response to questionnaire include in the RFP.

5. Proposer's time line for evaluation and submittal of final report.

6. Proposed methodology for the project, the analytical techniques outlined, the logical sequence and relationship of major steps, and the quality of the deliverables. Of equal importance is whether the technical approach is responsive to the specifications of the RFP, and SHSU's objectives.

7. Proposers experience providing similar services for the Federal Government, State of Texas, State of Texas County Governments, Texas Municipalities, K-12 Education, or Higher Education.

8. Business references from current and former clients for whom similar services have been provided.

Deadline:

RFP Close Date: September 13, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. CST

Obtaining a Copy of the RFP:

Sam Houston State University's Procurement and Business Services uses an e-commerce system, BearKatBuy Sourcing Director, for all solicitations. All proposals must be submitted through Sourcing Director.

Copies of the documentation are accessible through a link posted on the Electronic State Business Daily under "Sam Houston State University - 753" at: http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/

or at Sam Houston State University's BearKatBuy Sourcing Director web site at: https://bids.sciquest.com/apps/Router/PublicEvent?CustomerOrg=SamHoustonState

SHSU contact for inquiries concerning this RFP is:

Dan Fry

Procurement and Business Services

P.O. Box 2028

Huntsville, Texas, 77341-2028

Phone: (936) 294-1941

Email: pur_djf@shsu.edu

TRD-201703266

Rhonda Beassie

Assistant General Counsel

Sam Houston State University

Filed: August 22, 2017


Request for Proposal - Market Segmentation Study

Sam Houston State University announces a Request for Proposal for consultant services pursuant to Government Code, Chapter 2254, Subchapter B.

Purpose:

Sam Houston State University (the "University") through a Request for Proposal ("RFP") is seeking a qualified Market Research Firm to conduct a comprehensive market segmentation study including demographic, behavioral, psychographic, and geographic segmentation of Texas residents aged 25-40 in Houston and San Antonio, Texas. The University's Strategic Enrollment Management ("SEM") Committee is tasked with developing and implementing initiatives to support the goals and metrics established in the 60X30TX Plan. SEM seeks to engage the services of a market research firm in order to identify likely populations of adult learners and degree completers for enrollment in the University's online programs.

Evaluation Criteria and Scoring:

All proposals will be evaluated by appointed representatives of the University in accordance with the following:

1. Previous experience, references and success with similar service projects for the Federal Government, State of Texas, State of Texas County Governments, Texas Municipalities, K-12 Education, or Higher Education.

2. Business references.

3. Cost for services requested within the RFP. Proposer's financial stability.

4. Plan and strategy for performing services as described in the RFP, and the quality of proposal.

Deadline:

RFP Close Date: September 9, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. CST

Obtaining a Copy of the RFP:

Sam Houston State University's Procurement and Business Services uses an e-commerce system, BearKatBuy Sourcing Director, for all solicitations. All proposals must be submitted through Sourcing Director.

Copies of the documentation are accessible through a link posted on the Electronic State Business Daily under "Sam Houston State University - 753" at: http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/

or at Sam Houston State University's BearKatBuy Sourcing Director website at: https://bids.sciquest.com/apps/Router/PublicEvent?CustomerOrg=SamHoustonState

SHSU contact for inquiries concerning this RFP is:

Gina Morrison

Procurement and Business Services

P.O. Box 2028

Huntsville, Texas, 77341-2028

Phone: (936) 294-2620

Email: rrm015@shsu.edu

TRD-201703265

Rhonda Beassie

Assistant General Counsel

Sam Houston State University

Filed: August 22, 2017


Texas Department of Transportation

Notice of Award

In accordance with Government Code, Chapter 2254, Subchapter B, the Texas Department of Transportation (department) publishes this notice of a consultant contract award for providing Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) services to the department. Notice of the request for proposals was published in the April 28, 2017, issue of the Texas Register (42 TexReg 2375; TRD-201701556).

The consultant will provide IV&V of the services provided via a Master Services Agreement (MSA) between the department and NTT Data related to the design and implementation of a centralized data architecture program for the department.

The selected consultant for these services is Gartner, Inc., 106E Sixth Street, Suite 900, Austin, Texas 78701. The total value of the contract is $450,000.00. The contract was executed on August 22, 2017, and will continue through August 31, 2018.

TRD-201703290

Joanne Wright

Deputy General Counsel

Texas Department of Transportation

Filed: August 23, 2017


Public Notice - Aviation

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

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

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

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

Or contact Texas Department of Transportation, Aviation Division, 150 East Riverside, Austin, Texas 78704, (512) 416-4500 or 1-800-68-PILOT.

TRD-201703169

Leonard Reese

Associate General Counsel

Texas Department of Transportation

Filed: August 16, 2017


Texas Water Development Board

Applications for August 2017

Pursuant to Texas Water Code §6.195, the Texas Water Development Board provides notice of the following applications:

Project ID #73760, a request from the San Antonio River Authority, P.O. Box 839980, San Antonio, Texas 78283-9980, received March 3, 2017, for $9,500,000 in financing from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for the design and construction of a new wastewater treatment plant and collection line.

Project ID #21770, a request from Hidalgo County Drainage District No. 1, c/o S & B Infrastructure, Ltd., 5408 N. 10th Street, McAllen, Texas 78504, received July 18, 2017, for a $4,500,000 grant pursuant to Rider No. 27 of the General Appropriation's Act.

Project ID #62754, a request from the City of Booker, P.O. Box M, Booker, Texas 79005, received May 9, 2017, for $455,000 in financing from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for planning, design, and construction of a water main replacement project.

Project ID #62753, a request from D & M Water Supply Corporation, P.O. Box 9, Douglass, Texas 75943, received May 5, 2017, for $1,900,000 in financing from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for planning, acquisition, design, and construction of water system improvements and for a waiver of the requirement that a portion of the financial assistance be used to mitigate water loss.

Project ID #62752, a request from the City of Chandler, P.O. Box 425, Chandler, Texas 75758-0425, received April 21, 2017, for $750,000 in financing from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for planning, design, and construction of water system improvements.

TRD-201703272

Todd Chenoweth

General Counsel

Texas Water Development Board

Filed: August 22, 2017


Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley Board

Public Notice: Targeted Occupation List Update Fiscal Year 2017

The Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley Board seeks public comment on an update to the 2017 Targeted Occupations list for the time period of August 21, 2017, to September 21, 2017. Three occupations are being added. They are certified medical assistant, certified hospitality management and certified customer service representative. The Targeted Occupations list is used to provide Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) training for eligible customers to achieve self-sufficient wages. A copy of this list may be reviewed at the Center for Regional Services located at 3991 East 29th Street, Bryan, Texas 77802 between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, for the period of August 21, 2017, to September 21, 2017, by asking for Ms. Clemmons. The proposed updated 2017 Targeted Occupation List is also posted on www.bvjobs.org under Board. Any comments can be emailed to Barbara.clemmons@bvcog.org by September 21, 2017.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Deaf, hard-of-hearing or speech-impaired customers may contact Relay Texas (800) 735-2989 (TTY) and 711 (Voice) and (979) 595-2180.

Equal opportunity is the law.

TRD-201703191

Patricia Buck

Program Manager

Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley Board

Filed: August 18, 2017