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Comptroller of Public Accounts

Notice of Request for Proposals

Notice of Request for Proposals: In accordance with Section 403.019, Texas Government Code, the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts ("Comptroller"), an agency of the State of Texas, announces its issuance of a Request for Proposals No. 225n ("RFP") for the purpose of obtaining from qualified, independent persons or entities ("Respondents") proposals to provide debt collection and related services pursuant to Sections 403.019 and 2107.003(c-1) of the Texas Government Code.

Pursuant to Chapters 2155 and 2156, as applicable, of the Texas Government Code, the RFP will be issued and available by posting on the Electronic State Business Daily ("ESBD") at: http://www.txsmartbuy.com/esbd, after 10:00 a.m. Central Time ("CT") on Thursday, April 1, 2021. Notices of changes to items directly impacting the original RFP or solicitation process will be posted on the ESBD. Comptroller will post any amendment to the RFP on the ESBD as an RFP addendum. It is the responsibility of each Respondent to check the ESBD to obtain a copy of the RFP, as well as any updates to the RFP, prior to submitting a response to the RFP (a "Proposal"). Respondent's failure to obtain the original RFP from the ESBD and/or to periodically check the ESBD for updates will in no way release Respondent from compliance with any requirements in the original RFP, any addenda or any additional RFP information posted to the ESBD.

Contact: Comptroller, through its Contracts Section, is the issuing office ("Issuing Office") for the RFP. The Issuing Office's sole point of contact ("Sole Point of Contact") is Kathleen J. Graham Blue, Contracts Attorney, who may be contacted through email to contracts@cpa.texas.gov or by phone at (512) 305-8673.

Questions: All questions concerning the RFP must be submitted in writing and received in the Issuing Office no later than 2:00 p.m. CT on Thursday, April 8, 2021. Questions should be emailed to contracts@cpa.texas.gov, and the email should be labeled "RFP No. 225n Tier II Collection Services". Respondents are encouraged to email questions at least 15 minutes prior to the question due date and time to ensure timely receipt. For purposes of identifying the delivery date and time, the Issuing Office's electronic receipt date and time will be considered conclusive in all respects. Questions received after the deadline may not be considered. Respondents shall be solely responsible for ensuring timely receipt of questions in the Issuing Office. Official responses to questions will be posted by Comptroller on the ESBD on Thursday, April 15, 2021, or as soon thereafter as practical.

Closing Date: To be considered for evaluation, one (1) electronic copy of Respondent's Proposal (in searchable, .pdf format) must be received by the Issuing Office via email to contracts@cpa.texas.gov no later than 2:00 p.m. CT, on Monday, May 3, 2021. Late Proposals will not be considered under any circumstances. The email must be labeled with "RFP No. 225n for Tier II Collection Services" and include the name and address of Respondent within the body of the email.

Respondents are strongly encouraged to email Proposals at least 15 minutes prior to the due date and time to ensure timely receipt by the Issuing Office. Respondent shall be solely responsible for ensuring timely receipt of its Proposal by the Issuing Office. For purposes of identifying the delivery date and time of Proposals, the Issuing Office's electronic receipt date and time will be considered conclusive in all respects.

Evaluation criteria: Proposals will be evaluated under the evaluation criteria outlined in the RFP. Comptroller reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Proposals submitted. Comptroller is not obligated to execute a contract on the basis of this Notice or the issuance of any RFP. Comptroller shall not pay for any costs incurred by any entity in responding to this Notice or to the RFP.

The anticipated schedule of events for the RFP is as follows: Issuance of RFP - April 1, 2021; Questions Due - April 8, 2021, 2:00 p.m. CT; Official Responses to Questions posted - April 15, 2021; Proposals Due - May 3, 2021, 2:00 p.m. CT; Commencement of Services - July 1, 2021. The Comptroller reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify the schedule of events. Any change to the schedule of events will be posted on the ESBD as an RFP addendum.

TRD-202101401

Kathleen J. Graham Blue

Contracts Attorney

Comptroller of Public Accounts

Filed: March 31, 2021


Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner

Notice of Rate Ceilings

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

The weekly ceiling as prescribed by §303.003 and §303.009 for the period of 04/05/21 - 04/11/21 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 04/05/21 - 04/11/21 is 18% for Commercial over $250,000.

1 Credit for personal, family or household use.

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

TRD-202101388

Leslie L Pettijohn

Commissioner

Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner

Filed: March 30, 2021


Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Agreed Orders

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ or commission) staff is providing an opportunity for written public comment on the listed Agreed Orders (AOs) in accordance with Texas Water Code, (TWC), §7.075. TWC, §7.075, requires that before the commission may approve the AOs, the commission shall allow the public an opportunity to submit written comments on the proposed AOs. TWC, §7.075, requires that notice of the proposed orders and the opportunity to comment must be published in the Texas Register no later than the 30th day before the date on which the public comment period closes, which in this case is May 10, 2021. 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 May 10, 2021. 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: 3S Leasing, LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2020-1374-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN106537871; LOCATION: Carrizo Springs, Dimmit County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.45(d)(2)(B)(v) and Texas Health and Safety Code, §341.0315(c), by failing to provide a minimum pressure tank capacity of 220 gallons with additional capacity, if necessary, based on a sanitary survey conducted by the executive director; and 30 TAC §290.46(m)(1)(A), by failing to inspect the facility's ground storage tank annually; PENALTY: $725; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Epifanio Villarreal, (361) 825-3421; REGIONAL OFFICE: 707 East Calton Road, Suite 304, Laredo, Texas 78041-3887, (956) 791-6611.

(2) COMPANY: BIM INVESTMENT INC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2020-0596-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102315439; LOCATION: Sealy, Austin County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.41(c)(1)(A), by failing to ensure that no well site is located within 150 feet of an area irrigated by a low dosage, low angle spray on-site sewage facility; PENALTY: $300; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Samantha Duncan, (512) 239-2511; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(3) COMPANY: City of Trinidad; DOCKET NUMBER: 2020-1381-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101609378; LOCATION: Trinidad, Henderson County; TYPE OF FACILITY: wastewater treatment facility; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §305.125(1), TWC, §26.121(a)(1), and Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Number WQ0010467002, Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements Number 1, by failing to comply with permitted effluent limitations; PENALTY: $13,500; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Ellen Ojeda, (512) 239-2581; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2916 Teague Drive, Tyler, Texas 75701-3734, (903) 535-5100.

(4) COMPANY: CONATSER CONSTRUCTION TX, LP; DOCKET NUMBER: 2020-0780-WQ-E; IDENTIFIER: RN111033726; LOCATION: Granbury, Hood County; TYPE OF FACILITY: residential construction site; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §281.25(a)(4), TWC, §26.121, and 40 Code of Federal Regulations §122.26(c), by failing to obtain authorization to discharge stormwater associated with construction activities; and TWC, §26.121(a)(2), by failing to prevent an unauthorized discharge of sediment into or adjacent to any water in the state; PENALTY: $15,000; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Caleb Olson, (817) 588-5856; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(5) COMPANY: Continental Carbon Company; DOCKET NUMBER: 2020-1237-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102321577; LOCATION: Sunray, Moore County; TYPE OF FACILITY: carbon black manufacturing plant; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §122.143(4) and §122.145(2)(C), Federal Operating Permit Number O1259, General Terms and Conditions, and Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.085(b), by failing to submit a deviation report no later than 30 days after the end of each reporting period; PENALTY: $4,125; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Abigail Lindsey, (512) 239-2576; REGIONAL OFFICE: 3918 Canyon Drive, Amarillo, Texas 79109-4933, (806) 353-9251.

(6) COMPANY: D.S.K. Fortune Inc dba J&B Food Mart; DOCKET NUMBER: 2020-1187-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN106237514; LOCATION: Longview, Gregg County; TYPE OF FACILITY: grocery store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.50(b)(1)(B) and TWC, §26.3475(c)(1), by failing to monitor the underground storage tank in a manner which will detect a release at a frequency of at least once every 30 days by using interstitial monitoring for tanks installed on or after January 1, 2009; PENALTY: $3,375; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Samantha Salas, (512) 239-1543; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2916 Teague Drive, Tyler, Texas 75701-3734, (903) 535-5100.

(7) COMPANY: Galveston County Municipal Utility District Number 12; DOCKET NUMBER: 2020-1365-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102096229; LOCATION: Bayou Vista, Galveston County; TYPE OF FACILITY: wastewater treatment plant; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §305.125(1), TWC, §26.121(a)(1), and Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Number WQ0010435002, Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements Number 1, by failing to comply with permitted effluent limitations; PENALTY: $1,437; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Mark Gamble, (512) 239-2587; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(8) COMPANY: Gulf Coast Authority; DOCKET NUMBER: 2020-0998-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100219211; LOCATION: Pasadena, Harris County; TYPE OF FACILITY: industrial wastewater treatment facility; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §116.115(b)(2)(F) and (c) and §122.143(4), New Source Review Permit Number 40782, Special Conditions Number 1, Federal Operating Permit Number O1708, General Terms and Conditions and Special Terms and Conditions Number 9, and Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.085(b), by failing to comply with the maximum allowable emissions rates; PENALTY: $48,450; SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT OFFSET AMOUNT: $38,760; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Richard Garza, (512) 534-5859; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(9) COMPANY: KIKO LOGISTICS, CORP.; DOCKET NUMBER: 2020-1288-MSW-E; IDENTIFIER: RN109696393; LOCATION: El Paso, El Paso County; TYPE OF FACILITY: interstate carrier; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §327.5(a), by failing to immediately abate and contain a spill or discharge of municipal solid waste and begin reasonable response actions; PENALTY: $3,562; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Berenice Munoz, (915) 834-4976; REGIONAL OFFICE: 401 East Franklin Avenue, Suite 560, El Paso, Texas 79901-1212, (915) 834-4949.

(10) COMPANY: Kyle Paul Construction LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2020-1366-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN111063152; LOCATION: Buffalo Gap, Taylor County; TYPE OF FACILITY: operator; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §281.25(a)(4), by failing to obtain a construction general permit (stormwater); PENALTY: $875; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Ellen Ojeda, (512) 239-2581; REGIONAL OFFICE: 1977 Industrial Boulevard, Abilene, Texas 79602-7833, (325) 698-9674.

(11) COMPANY: LAKESHORE UTILITY COMPANY; DOCKET NUMBER: 2020-1151-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102681665; LOCATION: Eustace, Henderson County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.115(e)(2), by failing to conduct an operation evaluation and submit a written operation evaluation report to the executive director (ED) within 90 days after being notified of the analytical results that caused an exceedance of the operational evaluation level for total trihalomethanes (TTHM) and haloacetic acids for Stage 2 Disinfection Byproducts (DBP2) at Site 1 during the second quarter of 2019, and for TTHM for DBP2 at Site 1 during the third and fourth quarters of 2019; 30 TAC §290.122(b)(2)(A) and (f), by failing to provide public notification and submit a copy of the public notification, accompanied with a signed Certificate of Delivery, to the ED regarding the failure to comply with the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for TTHM for the second quarter of 2019; 30 TAC §290.122(b)(3)(A) and (f), by failing to provide public notification and submit a copy of the public notification, accompanied with a signed Certificate of Delivery, to the ED regarding the failure to comply with the MCL for TTHM for the fourth quarter of 2019; 30 TAC §290.122(c)(2)(A) and (f), by failing to provide public notification and submit a copy of the public notification, accompanied with a signed Certificate of Delivery, to the ED regarding the failure to submit a Disinfection Level Quarterly Operating Report to the ED by the tenth day of the month following the end of the quarter for the second quarter of 2017, the fourth quarter of 2017, and the first quarter of 2018 and regarding the failure to collect lead and copper tap samples during the January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018, monitoring period; and 30 TAC §291.76 and TWC, §5.702, by failing to pay regulatory assessment fees for the TCEQ Public Utility Account regarding Certificate of Convenience and Necessity Number 12092 for calendar year 2018; PENALTY: $2,984; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Miles Wehner, (512) 239-2813; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2916 Teague Drive, Tyler, Texas 75701-3734, (903) 535-5100.

(12) COMPANY: Land Tejas Sterling Lakes South, L.L.C.; DOCKET NUMBER: 2020-1075-WQ-E; IDENTIFIER: RN110896123; LOCATION: Rosharon, Brazoria County; TYPE OF FACILITY: construction site; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §305.125(1) and Texas Pollutant Discharge Ellimination System (TPDES) General Permit Number TXR1554AS, Part III, Sections F.2.(a) and F.6.(a) and Section G.1, by failing to install and maintain best management practices at the site; and 30 TAC §305.125(1) and TPDES General Permit Number TXR1554AS, Part III, Section F.6.(d), by failing to remove the accumulations of sediment at a frequency that minimizes off-site impacts; PENALTY: $2,814; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Alejandro Laje, (512) 239-2547; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(13) COMPANY: MM 2128 and J Inc dba 3rd St Handy Stop; DOCKET NUMBER: 2020-0887-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102839719; LOCATION: Grand Prairie, Dallas County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with out-of-service underground storage tanks; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.7(d)(3), by failing to provide an amended registration for any change or additional information regarding the underground storage tank (UST) to the TCEQ within 30 days from the date of the occurrence of the change or addition; and 30 TAC §§334.49(c)(4)(C), 334.50(b)(1)(A), and 334.54(b)(3) and (c)(1), and TWC, §26.3475(c)(1) and (d), by failing to test the cathodic protection system of an out-of-service UST system for operability and adequacy of protection at least once every three years, and failing to monitor the out-of-service USTs for releases at a frequency of once every 30 days; PENALTY: $4,500; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: John Fennell, (512) 239-2616; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(14) COMPANY: Navarro Midstream Services, LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2020-1235-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN107258972; LOCATION: Encinal, Webb County; TYPE OF FACILITY: oil and gas compressor station; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §122.143(4) and §122.145(2)(B) and (C), Federal Operating Permit (FOP) Number O3775/ General Operating Permit (GOP) Number 514, Site-wide Requirements (b)(2), and Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC), §382.085(b), by failing to submit a deviation report for at least each six-month period after permit issuance, and failing to submit the deviation report no later than 30 days after the end of each reporting period; and 30 TAC §122.143(4) and §122.146(1) and (2), FOP Number O3775/GOP Number 514, Site-wide Requirements (b)(2) and (3), and THSC, §382.085(b), by failing to certify compliance with the terms and conditions of the permit for at least each 12-month period following initial permit issuance, and failing to submit a permit compliance certification within 30 days of any certification period; PENALTY: $11,475; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Toni Red, (512) 239-1704; REGIONAL OFFICE: 707 East Calton Road, Suite 304, Laredo, Texas 78041-3887, (956) 791-6611.

(15) COMPANY: PACCAR, INCORPORATED dba Peterbilt Motors Company; DOCKET NUMBER: 2020-1174-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100211762; LOCATION: Denton, Denton County; TYPE OF FACILITY: motor vehicles and passenger car bodies manufacturing plant; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §122.143(4) and §122.146(1) and (2), Federal Operating Permit Number O1612, General Terms and Conditions and Special Terms and Conditions Number 11, and Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.085(b), by failing to certify compliance with the terms and conditions of the permit for at least each 12-month period following initial permit issuance, and failing to submit a permit compliance certification within 30 days of any certification period; PENALTY: $2,438; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Michaelle Garza, (210) 403-4076; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(16) COMPANY: PIXLEY WATER WORKS, INCORPORATED; DOCKET NUMBER: 2020-1375-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101182814; LOCATION: Goodrich, Polk County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.106(f)(3)(C) and Texas Health and Safety Code, §341.0315(c), by failing to comply with the maximum contaminant level of 0.010 milligrams per liter for arsenic based on a running annual average; PENALTY: $892; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Carlos Molina, (512) 239-2557; REGIONAL OFFICE: 3870 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77703-1830, (409) 898-3838.

(17) COMPANY: SAIDIP BROADWAY INC dba Harvey's; DOCKET NUMBER: 2020-1382-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102376506; LOCATION: Garland, Dallas County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.10(b)(2), by failing to assure that all underground storage tanks (USTs) recordkeeping requirements are met; and 30 TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A) and (2) and TWC, §26.3475(a) and (c)(1), by failing to monitor the USTs for releases in a manner which will detect a release at a frequency of at least once every 30 days, and failing to provide release detection for the pressurized piping associated with the UST system; PENALTY: $3,724; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Karolyn Kent, (512) 239-2536; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(18) COMPANY: Targa Downstream LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2020-1041-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100222900; LOCATION: Mont Belvieu, Chambers County; TYPE OF FACILITY: bulk liquid natural gas storage tank terminal; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §116.115(c) and §122.143(4), New Source Review Permit Number 22088, Special Conditions Number 1, Federal Operating Permit Number O615, General Terms and Conditions and Special Terms and Conditions Number 12, and Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.085(b), by failing to prevent unauthorized emissions; PENALTY: $6,563; SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT OFFSET AMOUNT: $2,625; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Johnnie Wu, (512) 239-2524; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(19) COMPANY: Texas Department of Transportation; DOCKET NUMBER: 2020-1380-MSW-E; IDENTIFIER: RN105862569; LOCATION: El Paso, El Paso County; TYPE OF FACILITY: Texas Department of Transportation; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §327.5(c), by failing to submit written information, describing the details of the discharge or spill and supporting the adequacy of the response action, to the appropriate TCEQ regional manager within 30 working days of the discovery of the reportable discharge or spill; PENALTY: $1,187; SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT OFFSET AMOUNT: $950; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Stephanie McCurley, (512) 239-2607; REGIONAL OFFICE: 401 East Franklin Avenue, Suite 560, El Paso, Texas 79901-1212, (915) 834-4949.

(20) COMPANY: WestRock Texas, L.P.; DOCKET NUMBER: 2020-0779-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102157609; LOCATION: Evadale, Jasper County; TYPE OF FACILITY: pulp and paper mill; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §§101.20(3), 111.111(a)(1)(B), 116.115(c), and 122.143(4), New Source Review (NSR) Permit Numbers 20365 and PSDTX785M7, Special Conditions (SC) Number 9, Federal Operating Permit (FOP) Number O1265, General Terms and Conditions (GTC) and Special Terms and Conditions (STC) Number 14, and Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC), §382.085(b), by failing to prevent an excess opacity event; 30 TAC §§101.20(3), 116.115(b)(2)(F) and (c), and 122.143(4), NSR Permit Numbers 20365 and PSDTX785M7, SC Number 1, FOP Number O1265, GTC and STC Number 14, and THSC, §382.085(b), by failing to comply with the maximum allowable emissions rate; 30 TAC §101.201(b)(1)(D), (G), and (H) and §122.143(4), FOP Number O1265, GTC and STC Number 2.F, and THSC, §382.085(b), by failing to identify all required information on the final record for a reportable emissions event; and 30 TAC §122.143(4) and §122.145(2)(A), FOP Number O1265, GTC, and THSC, §382.085(b), by failing to report all instances of deviations; PENALTY: $60,003; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Richard Garza, (512) 534-5859; REGIONAL OFFICE: 3870 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77703-1830, (409) 898-3838.

TRD-202101386

Charmaine Backens

Deputy Director, Litigation

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: March 30, 2021


Cancellation of Public Meeting for Buendia Concrete, LLC: Proposed Registration No. 163381

Thank you for your recent interest regarding the above-referenced application. This letter is your notice that the public meeting previously scheduled for April 22, 2021, has been cancelled. This application has been withdrawn by the applicant.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Brad Patterson, Section Manager, Office of the Chief Clerk, at (512) 239-1201.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality appreciates your interest in matters pending before the agency.

TRD-202101399

Laurie Gharis

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: March 31, 2021


Enforcement Orders

An agreed order was adopted regarding Bell-Milam-Falls Water Supply Corporation, Docket No. 2020‑0113‑PWS‑E on March 30, 2021, assessing $7,413 in administrative penalties with $1,482 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Julianne Dewar, 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 BFI Waste Systems of North America, LLC dba Hardin County Landfill, Docket No. 2020‑0325‑MSW‑E on March 30, 2021, assessing $2,439 in administrative penalties with $487 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Alain Elegbe, 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 Highland Independent School District, Docket No. 2020‑0431‑PWS‑E on March 30, 2021, assessing $627 in administrative penalties with $125 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Ronica Rodriguez, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239‑2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711‑3087.

A field citation was adopted regarding Brandon Cameron, Docket No. 2020‑0638‑OSI‑E on March 30, 2021, assessing $175 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this citation may be obtained by contacting Katelyn Tubbs, 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 Betway Parks, L.P., Docket No. 2020‑0935‑PWS‑E on March 30, 2021, assessing $50 in administrative penalties with $10 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Samantha Duncan, 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 Michael D. Fensterbush dba Country View Mobile Home Park and Heidi Fensterbush dba Country View Mobile Home Park, Docket No. 2020‑0955‑PWS‑E on March 30, 2021, assessing $5,530 in administrative penalties with $2,066 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Aaron Vincent, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239‑2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711‑3087.

A field citation was adopted regarding Clint Crownover, Docket No. 2020‑1535‑WR‑E on March 30, 2021, assessing $1,050 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this citation may be obtained by contacting Alyssa Loveday, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239‑2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711‑3087.

A field citation was adopted regarding J & S Drilling LLC, Docket No. 2020‑1547‑WR‑E on March 30, 2021, assessing $350 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this citation may be obtained by contacting Stephanie Frederick, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239‑2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711‑3087.

TRD-202101394

Laurie Gharis

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: March 31, 2021


Enforcement Orders

A default order was adopted regarding Calvin Corkran, Docket No. 2019‑0332‑MSW‑E on March 31, 2021, assessing $1,312 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Benjamin Warms, 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 Cypress Valley Water Supply Corporation, Docket No. 2019‑1658‑PWS‑E on March 31, 2021, assessing $2,380 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Miles Wehner, 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 Performance Materials NA, Inc., Docket No. 2019‑1697‑AIR‑E on March 31, 2021, assessing $38,125 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Mackenzie Mehlmann, 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 PINEYWOODS BAPTIST ENCAMPMENT, Docket No. 2019‑1709‑MWD‑E on March 31, 2021, assessing $31,613 in administrative penalties with $6,322 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Alejandro Laje, 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 Phillips 66 Company, Docket No. 2019‑1794‑AIR‑E on March 31, 2021, assessing $35,923 in administrative penalties with $7,184 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Mackenzie Mehlmann, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239‑2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711‑3087.

A default order was adopted regarding Scott Wilson, Docket No. 2020‑0191‑MSW‑E on March 31, 2021, assessing $1,312 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Taylor Pearson, 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 Shell Chemical LP, Docket No. 2020‑0306‑IWD‑E on March 31, 2021, assessing $18,500 in administrative penalties with $3,700 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Harley Hobson, 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 Republic Plastics, Ltd., Docket No. 2020‑0861‑AIR‑E on March 31, 2021, assessing $15,750 in administrative penalties with $3,150 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Danielle Porras, 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 Venator Chemicals LLC, Docket No. 2020‑0950‑IWD‑E on March 31, 2021, assessing $12,375 in administrative penalties with $2,475 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 HB Estates Water Supply Corporation, Docket No. 2020‑0980‑PWS‑E on March 31, 2021, assessing $1,725 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Samantha Salas, 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 Rayburn Country Municipal Utility District, Docket No. 2020‑0990‑PWS‑E on March 31, 2021, assessing $1,012 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Aaron Vincent, 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 A & M University, Docket No. 2020‑1228‑WQ‑E on March 31, 2021, assessing $5,625 in administrative penalties. 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.

TRD-202101398

Laurie Gharis

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: March 31, 2021


Notice of Application and Public Hearing for an Air Quality Standard Permit for a Concrete Batch Plant With Enhanced Controls: Proposed Air Quality Registration Number 164267

APPLICATION. Five Star Concrete Inc, 2 Grist Mill Road, Uhland, Texas 78640-9363 has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for an Air Quality Standard Permit for a Concrete Batch Plant with Enhanced Controls Registration Number 164267 to authorize the operation of a permanent concrete batch plant. The facility is proposed to be located on the right side of Ronald Reagan Boulevard approximately 0.5 mile south of its intersection with Texas 195, Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas 78633. This application is being processed in an expedited manner, as allowed by the commission's rules in 30 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 101, Subchapter J. This link to an electronic map of the site or facility's general location is provided as a public courtesy and not part of the application or notice. For exact location, refer to application. http://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/hb610/index.html?lat=30.751661&lng=-97.726048&zoom=13&type=r. This application was submitted to the TCEQ on March 4, 2021. The primary function of this plant is to manufacture concrete by mixing materials including (but not limited to) sand, aggregate, cement and water. The executive director has determined the application was technically complete on March 16, 2021.

PUBLIC COMMENT / PUBLIC HEARING. Public written comments about this application may be submitted at any time during the public comment period. The public comment period begins on the first date notice is published and extends to the close of the public hearing. Public comments may be submitted either in writing to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Office of the Chief Clerk, MC-105, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087, or electronically at www14.tceq.texas.gov/epic/eComment/. Please be aware that any contact information you provide, including your name, phone number, email address and physical address will become part of the agency's public record.

A public hearing has been scheduled, that will consist of two parts, an informal discussion period and a formal comment period. During the informal discussion period, the public is encouraged to ask questions of the applicant and TCEQ staff concerning the application, but comments made during the informal period will not be considered by the executive director before reaching a decision on the permit, and no formal response will be made to the informal comments. During the formal comment period, members of the public may state their comments into the official record. Written comments about this application may also be submitted at any time during the hearing. The purpose of a public hearing is to provide the opportunity to submit written comments or an oral statement about the application. The public hearing is not an evidentiary proceeding.

The Public Hearing is to be held:

Monday, May 10, 2021, at 6:00 p.m.

Members of the public who would like to ask questions or provide comments during the hearing may access the hearing via webcast by following this link: https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar/join-webinarand entering Webinar ID 606-823-323. It is recommended that you join the webinar and register for the public hearing at least 15 minutes before the hearing begins. You will be given the option to use your computer audio or to use your phone for participating in the webinar.

Those without internet access may call (512) 239-1201 at least one day prior to the hearing for assistance in accessing the hearing and participating telephonically. Members of the public who wish to only listen to the hearing may call, toll free, (415) 655-0052 and enter access code 864-918-400.

Additional information will be available on the agency calendar of events at the following link:

https://www.tceq.texas.gov/agency/decisions/hearings/calendar.html.

RESPONSE TO COMMENTS. A written response to all formal comments will be prepared by the executive director after the comment period closes. The response, along with the executive director's decision on the application, will be mailed to everyone who submitted public comments and the response to comments will be posted in the permit file for viewing.

The executive director shall approve or deny the application not later than 35 days after the date of the public hearing, considering all comments received within the comment period, and base this decision on whether the application meets the requirements of the standard permit.

CENTRAL/REGIONAL OFFICE. The application will be available for viewing and copying at the TCEQ Central Office and the TCEQ Austin Regional Office, located at 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building A, Room 179, Austin, Texas 78753-1808, during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, beginning the first day of publication of this notice.

INFORMATION. If you need more information about this permit application or the permitting process, please call the 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 Five Star Concrete, Inc., 2 Grist Mill Road, Uhland, Texas 78640-9363, or by calling Mr. Stephen Hampton, Compliance Manager at (512) 398-7797.

Notice Issuance Date: March 22, 2021

TRD-202101315

Laurie Gharis

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: March 25, 2021


Notice of Hearing for City of Denton: SOAH Docket No. 582-21-1707; TCEQ Docket No. 2020-1427-MSW; Proposed Permit No. 1590B

APPLICATION. City of Denton, 1527 S. Mayhill Road, Denton, Texas 76208, owner/operator of a Type I Municipal Solid Waste Disposal Facility, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for a major permit amendment to authorize the vertical and lateral expansion of the City of Denton Landfill, incorporate all previously authorized processing operations and activities, add a Class 1 nonhazardous industrial waste disposal cell, and change the name of the facility to City of Denton ECO-Waste to Energy, Recycling, Composting, and Solar (ECO-W. E. R. C. S.) Complex. The facility is located at 1527 S. Mayhill Road, Denton, Texas 76208 in Denton County. The TCEQ received this application on February 10, 2017. 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: https://arcg.is/DSnPC. For exact location, refer to application.

The TCEQ Executive Director has prepared a draft permit which, if approved, would establish the conditions under which the facility must operate. The Executive Director has made a preliminary decision that this permit, if issued, meets all statutory and regulatory requirements. The permit application, Executive Director's preliminary decision, and draft permit are available for viewing and copying at 1527 S. Mayhill Road, Denton, Texas 76208. The permit application may be viewed online at http://www.team-psc.com/engineering-sector/solid-waste/tceq-permits/.

Considering directives to protect public health, the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) will conduct a preliminary hearing via Zoom videoconference. A Zoom meeting is a secure, free meeting held over the internet that allows video, audio, or audio/video conferencing.

9:00 a.m. - May 18, 2021

To join the Zoom meeting via computer:

https://soah-texas.zoomgov.com/j/1618883432?pwd=SXBJNmhaUHJ0eEpYZzd0SXdCb1c5UT09

Meeting ID: 161 888 3432

Password: Denton1707

or

To join the Zoom meeting via telephone:

(346) 248-7799

Meeting ID: 161 888 3432

Password: 8103637691

Visit the SOAH website for registration at:

http://www.soah.texas.gov/

or call SOAH at (512) 475-4993.

The purpose of a preliminary hearing is to establish jurisdiction, name the parties, establish a procedural schedule for the remainder of the proceeding, and to address other matters as determined by the judge. The evidentiary hearing phase of the proceeding, which will occur at a later date, will be similar to a civil trial in state district court. The hearing will address the disputed issues of fact identified in the TCEQ order concerning this application issued on February 21, 2021. In addition to these issues, the judge may consider additional issues if certain factors are met.

The hearing will be conducted in accordance with Chapter 2001, Texas Government Code; Chapter 361, Texas Health and Safety Code; TCEQ rules including 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 330; and the procedural rules of the TCEQ and SOAH, including 30 TAC Chapter 80 and 1 TAC Chapter 155. The hearing will be held unless all timely hearing requests have been withdrawn or denied.

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

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

If you need more information about the hearing process for this application, please call the Public Education Program, toll free, at (800) 687‑4040. General information about the TCEQ can be found at our website at www.tceq.texas.gov. The mailing address for the TCEQ is P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

Further information may also be obtained from the City of Denton at the address stated above or by calling Mr. Brian Boerner at (940) 349-8001.

Persons with disabilities who need special accommodations at the hearing should call the SOAH Docketing Department at (512) 475-4993, at least one week prior to the hearing.

Issued: March 25, 2021

TRD-202101382

Laurie Gharis

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: March 29, 2021


Notice of Hearing for Tycon Ready Mix, LLC: SOAH Docket No. 582-21-1741; TCEQ Docket No. 2020-1426-AIR; Proposed Registration No. 159582

APPLICATION.

Tycon Ready Mix, LLC, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for an Air Quality Standard Permit, Registration No. 159582. This application would authorize construction of a permanent Concrete Batch Plant located at the following driving directions: from the intersection of Hunters Trail and County Road 139 (Burkett Road), go north on County Road 139 for approximately 180 feet, site entrance will be on the right, Flint, Smith County, Texas 75762. This application is being processed in an expedited manner, as allowed by the commission's rules in 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 101, Subchapter J. This application was submitted to the TCEQ on December 20, 2019. 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: https://tceq.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=db5bac44afbc468bbddd360f8168250f&marker=-95.349166%2C32.209166&level=12. For the exact location, refer to the application. The proposed plant 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 Texas Administrative Code §116.611, which would establish the conditions under which the plant must operate. The Executive Director has made a preliminary decision to issue the registration because it meets all applicable rules. The permit application, executive director's preliminary decision, and standard permit are available for viewing and copying at the TCEQ central office, the TCEQ Tyler regional office, and the Bullard Community Library, 211 West Main Street, Bullard, Smith County, Texas. The facility's compliance file, if any exists, is available for public review at the TCEQ Tyler Regional Office, 2916 Teague Drive, Tyler, Texas. Visit http://www.tceq.texas.gov/goto/cbp to review the standard permit.

Considering directives to protect public health, the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) will conduct a preliminary hearing via Zoom videoconference. A Zoom meeting is a secure, free meeting held over the internet that allows video, audio, or audio/video conferencing.

10:00 a.m. - May 17, 2021

To join the Zoom meeting via computer:

https://soah-texas.zoomgov.com/j/1604839774?pwd=MFo1bHZyYIFTNnROT0FmbzFFSGR3Zz09

Meeting ID: 160 483 9774

Password: ZZ8WN2

or

To join the Zoom meeting via telephone:

(346) 248-7799

Meeting ID: 160 483 9774

Password: 431820

Visit the SOAH website for registration at:

http://www.soah.texas.gov/

or call SOAH at (512) 475-4993.

The purpose of a preliminary hearing is to establish jurisdiction, name the parties, establish a procedural schedule for the remainder of the proceeding, and to address other matters as determined by the judge. The evidentiary hearing phase of the proceeding, which will occur at a later date, will be similar to a civil trial in state district court. The hearing will address the disputed issues of fact identified in the TCEQ order concerning this application issued on February 1, 2021. 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, B, and F; and the procedural rules of the TCEQ and SOAH, including 30 TAC Chapter 80 and 1 TAC Chapter 155. The hearing will be held unless all timely hearing requests have been withdrawn or denied.

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

MAILING LIST.

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

AGENCY CONTACTS AND INFORMATION.

Public comments and requests must be submitted either electronically at www.tceq.texas.gov/agency/decisions/cc/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 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 www.tceq.texas.gov.

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

INFORMATION.

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

Persons with disabilities who need special accommodations at the hearing should call the SOAH Docketing Department at (512) 475-4993, at least one week prior to the hearing.

Further information may also be obtained from Mr. Josh Butler, Principal Consultant, Elm Creek Environmental, LLC at (972) 768-9093.

Issued: March 25, 2021

TRD-202101383

Laurie Gharis

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: March 29, 2021


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

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ or commission) staff is providing an opportunity for written public comment on the listed Agreed Orders (AOs) in accordance with Texas Water Code (TWC), §7.075. TWC, §7.075, requires that before the commission may approve the AOs, the commission shall allow the public an opportunity to submit written comments on the proposed AOs. TWC, §7.075, requires that notice of the 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 May 10, 2021. TWC, §7.075, also requires that the commission promptly consider any written comments received and that the commission may withdraw or withhold approval of an AO if a comment discloses facts or considerations that indicate that consent is inappropriate, improper, inadequate, or inconsistent with the requirements of the statutes and rules within the commission's jurisdiction or the commission's orders and permits issued in accordance with the commission's regulatory authority. Additional notice of changes to a proposed AO is not required to be published if those changes are made in response to written comments.

A copy of each proposed AO is available for public inspection at both the commission's central office, located at 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building A, 3rd Floor, Austin, Texas 78753, (512) 239‑3400 and at the applicable regional office listed as follows. Written comments about an AO should be sent to the attorney designated for the AO at the commission's central office at P.O. Box 13087, MC 175, Austin, Texas 78711‑3087 and must be received by 5:00 p.m. on May 10, 2021. Comments may also be sent by facsimile machine to the attorney at (512) 239‑3434. The designated attorneys are available to discuss the AOs and/or the comment procedure at the listed phone numbers; however, TWC, §7.075, provides that comments on an AO shall be submitted to the commission in writing.

(1) COMPANY: City of Matador; DOCKET NUMBER: 2019-0909-PWS-E; TCEQ ID NUMBER: RN101239242; LOCATION: 706 Dundee Street, Matador, Motley County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.42(e)(4)(B), by failing to house the gas chlorination equipment and cylinders of chlorine in separate buildings or separate rooms with impervious walls or partitions separating all mechanical and electrical equipment from the chlorine facilities - specifically, the gas chlorination equipment and cylinders of chlorine located at the Plant Number One pump station were located on the north wall of the pump house building and there was no impervious wall or partition separating them; 30 TAC §290.42(e)(4)(C), by failing to provide forced air ventilation, which includes both high level and floor level screened and louvered vents, a fan which is located at and draws air in through the top vent and discharges to the outside atmosphere through the floor level vent, and a fan switch located outside, for enclosures containing more than one operating 150-pound cylinder of chlorine - specifically, the forced air ventilation equipment at the Roaring Springs pump station was non-functional and there was no upper and lower level ventilation provided at the Plant Number One pump station; 30 TAC §209.43(c)(1), by failing to provide the facility's ground storage tank (GST) with a gooseneck vent or roof ventilator equipped with an approved screen that is securely clamped in place with stainless or galvanized bands or wires - specifically, a roof vent on the 0.10 million gallon (MG) GST was not of gooseneck design and the vent screen was attached to the vent via electrician tape; 30 TAC §209.43(c)(4), by failing to ensure that all clearwells and water storage tanks have a liquid level indicator located at the tank site which can be a float with a moving target, an ultrasonic level indicator, or a pressure gauge calibrated in feet of water - specifically, the 0.04 MG GST, the 0.024 MG GST, the two 0.10 MG GSTs, and the 0.05 MG elevated storage tank (EST) were not equipped with liquid level indicators; 30 TAC §290.43(c)(6), by failing to ensure that clearwells and potable water storage tanks, including associated appurtenances such as valves, pipes, and fittings, are thoroughly tight against leakage - specifically, a hole was observed in the top of the 0.024 MG GST and annual tank inspection records for the 0.05 MG EST documented holes in the roof of the tank; 30 TAC §290.44(h)(4), by failing to have all backflow prevention assemblies tested upon installation and on an annual basis by a recognized backflow assembly tester and certify that they are operating within specifications - specifically, there were no backflow prevention assembly test reports for the Allsup's Convenience Store, Chillerz Convenience Store and the Matador Health and Rehabilitation Center; 30 TAC §290.121(a) and (b), by failing to maintain an up-to-date chemical and microbiological monitoring plan at each water treatment plant that identifies all sampling locations, describes the sampling frequency, and specifies the analytical procedures and laboratories that the public water system will use to comply with the monitoring requirements; 30 TAC §290.46(m)(1)(A), by failing to conduct an annual inspection of the facility's GSTs - specifically, the 0.024 MG GST and the two 0.10 MG GSTs had not been inspected on an annual basis; 30 TAC §290.46(u), by failing to plug an abandoned public water supply well with cement in accordance with 16 TAC chapter 76 or submit the test results proving that the well is in a non-deteriorated condition - specifically, abandoned Well Number Five had not been tested or plugged; 30 TAC §290.46(t), by failing to post a legible sign at the facility's production, treatment, and storage facilities in plain view of the public and which provides the name of the water supply and an emergency telephone number where a responsible official can be contacted - specifically, no sign was posted on Well Number Three's well house; and TWC, §5.702 and 30 TAC §330.673(a)(4), by failing to pay solid waste disposal fees, and/or associated late fees, for TCEQ Financial Administrative Account Number 0708227 for Fiscal Year 2019; PENALTY: $1,595; Supplemental Environmental Project offset amount of $1,595 applied to Public Water System Improvements; STAFF ATTORNEY: Ryan Rutledge, Litigation, MC 175, (512) 239-0630; REGIONAL OFFICE: Lubbock Regional Office, 5012 50th Street, Suite 100, Lubbock, Texas 79414-3426, (806) 796-7092.

(2) COMPANY: Ector County; DOCKET NUMBER: 2018-1329-WQ-E; TCEQ ID NUMBER: RN105573729; LOCATION: in the areas within the Ector County limits that is located within the Midland Odessa urbanized area; TYPE OF FACILITY: small municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4); RULES VIOLATED: TWC, §26.121, 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 under a Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) General Permit for MS4s - specifically, a TPDES General Permit Number TXR040261 expired on December 13, 2013, and a Notice of Intent and revised Stormwater Management Program were not submitted by the application deadline of June 11, 2014; PENALTY: $21,250; STAFF ATTORNEY: Jake Marx, Litigation, MC 175, (512) 239-5111; REGIONAL OFFICE: Midland Regional Office, 9900 West Interstate Highway 20, Suite 100, Midland, Texas 79706, (432) 570-1359.

(3) COMPANY: NORTEX CAPITAL INC dba Xpresway; DOCKET NUMBER: 2020-0678-PST-E; TCEQ ID NUMBER: RN102027372; LOCATION: 1934 North Interstate Highway 35, Gainesville, Cooke County; TYPE OF FACILITY: underground storage tank (UST) system and a convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: TWC, §26.3475(a) and 30 TAC §334.50(b)(2), by failing to provide release detection for the pressurized piping associated with the UST system - specifically, the respondent had not conducted the annual line leak detector and piping tightness tests; and 30 TAC §334.10(b)(2), by failing to assure that all UST recordkeeping requirements are met - specifically, the records for financial assurance and release detection were not available for review; PENALTY: $3,635; STAFF ATTORNEY: Roslyn Dubberstein, Litigation, MC 175, (512) 239-0683; REGIONAL OFFICE: Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Office, 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(4) COMPANY: Texas MEX Limited Company, LLC dba Tejano Mart 4; DOCKET NUMBER: 2020-0360-PST-E; TCEQ ID NUMBER: RN102858297; LOCATION: 211 North Ed Carey Drive, Harlingen, Cameron County; TYPE OF FACILITY: underground storage tank (UST) system and a convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: TWC, §26.3475(c)(1) and 30 TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A), by failing to monitor the USTs for releases in a manner which will detect a release at a frequency of at least once every 30 days; and TWC, §26.3475(d) and 30 TAC §334.49(c)(4)(C), by failing to have the corrosion protection system inspected and tested for operability and adequacy of protection at a frequency of at least once every three years - specifically, respondent had not conducted the triennial testing of the corrosion protection system by the due date of July 9, 2017; PENALTY: $7,970; STAFF ATTORNEY: Casey Kurnath, Litigation, MC 175, (512) 239-5932; REGIONAL OFFICE: Harlingen Regional Office, 1804 West Jefferson Avenue, Harlingen, Texas 78550-5247, (956) 425-6010.

TRD-202101384

Charmaine Backens

Deputy Director, Litigation

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: March 30, 2021


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

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ or commission) staff is providing an opportunity for written public comment on the listed Default Orders (DOs). The commission staff proposes a DO when the staff has sent the Executive Director's Preliminary Report and Petition (EDPRP) to an entity outlining the alleged violations; the proposed penalty; the proposed technical requirements necessary to bring the entity back into compliance; and the entity fails to request a hearing on the matter within 20 days of its receipt of the EDPRP or requests a hearing and fails to participate at the hearing. Similar to the procedure followed with respect to Agreed Orders entered into by the executive director of the commission, in accordance with Texas Water Code (TWC), §7.075, this notice of the proposed order and the opportunity to comment is published in the Texas Register no later than the 30th day before the date on which the public comment period closes, which in this case is May 10, 2021. The commission will consider any written comments received, and the commission may withdraw or withhold approval of a DO if a comment discloses facts or considerations that indicate that consent to the proposed DO is inappropriate, improper, inadequate, or inconsistent with the requirements of the statutes and rules within the commission's jurisdiction, or the commission's orders and permits issued in accordance with the commission's regulatory authority. Additional notice of changes to a proposed DO is not required to be published if those changes are made in response to written comments.

A copy of each proposed DO is available for public inspection at both the commission's central office, located at 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building A, 3rd Floor, Austin, Texas 78753, (512) 239‑3400 and at the applicable regional office listed as follows. Written comments about the DO should be sent to the attorney designated for the DO at the commission's central office at P.O. Box 13087, MC 175, Austin, Texas 78711‑3087 and must be received by 5:00 p.m. on May 10, 2021. Comments may also be sent by facsimile machine to the attorney at (512) 239‑3434. The commission's attorneys are available to discuss the DOs and/or the comment procedure at the listed phone numbers; however, TWC, §7.075, provides that comments on the DOs shall be submitted to the commission in writing.

(1) COMPANY: Ell A. Kramer, Cindy L. Kramer Usener, and Gary W. Kramer, trustee of Ell Kramer Living Trust; DOCKET NUMBER: 2019-0273-PWS-E; TCEQ ID NUMBER: RN109916817; LOCATION: 186 Sky Harbor Road Northwest near Mountain Home, Kerr County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water system (PWS); RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.46(n)(1), by failing to maintain accurate, up-to-date, detailed as-built plans or record drawings and specifications for each treatment plant, pump station, and storage tank at the PWS until the facility is decommissioned; 30 TAC §290.42(b)(1) and (e)(3), by failing to provide disinfection facilities for groundwater supply for the purpose of microbiological control and distribution protection; Texas Health and Safety Code, §341.033(a) and 30 TAC §290.46(e)(4)(A), by failing to use a water works operator who holds a Class D or higher license; 30 TAC §290.110(e)(4)(A) and (f)(3), by failing to submit a Disinfectant Level Quarterly Operating Report to the executive director (ED) each quarter by the tenth day of the month following the end of each quarter; 30 TAC §290.106(e), by failing to provide the results for asbestos sampling to the ED; and 30 TAC §290.117(c)(2)(A), (h), and (i)(1), by failing to collect lead and copper tap samples at the required five sample sites, have the samples analyzed, and report the results to the ED; PENALTY: $5,070; STAFF ATTORNEY: John S. Merculief II, Litigation, MC 175, (512) 239-6944; REGIONAL OFFICE: San Antonio Regional Office, 14250 Judson Road, San Antonio, Texas 78233-4480, (210) 490-3096.

(2) COMPANY: Pete Kelly and Martin Rechnitzer, Guardian of the Person and Estate of Emmette Kelly; DOCKET NUMBER: 2019-1685-MSW-E; TCEQ ID NUMBER: RN110869344; LOCATION: 7612 Luce Lane, Mansfield, Johnson County; TYPE OF FACILITY: unauthorized disposal of municipal solid waste (MSW), specifically scrap tires; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §330.15(a) and (c), by causing, suffering, allowing, or permitting the unauthorized disposal of MSW; PENALTY: $3,750; STAFF ATTORNEY: Ryan Rutledge, Litigation, MC 175, (512) 239-0630; REGIONAL OFFICE: Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Office, 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(3) COMPANY: Rickey Evans; DOCKET NUMBER: 2019-0848-WQ-E; TCEQ ID NUMBER: RN110526159; LOCATION: 2056 Farm-to-Market Road 450 South, Hallsville, Harrison County; TYPE OF FACILITY: recreational vehicle and mobile home park construction site; RULES VIOLATED: TWC, §26.121(a), 30 TAC §305.125(1), and Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) General Permit Number TXR15223T, Part II, Section E.3(a), by failing to prevent an unauthorized discharge of sediment into or adjacent to any water in the state; and 30 TAC §305.125(1), and TPDES General Permit Number TXR15223T, Part III, Section F.2, by failing to prepare and implement a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan; PENALTY: $18,125; STAFF ATTORNEY: Ryan Rutledge, Litigation, MC 175, (512) 239-0630; REGIONAL OFFICE: Tyler Regional Office, 2916 Teague Drive, Tyler, Texas 75701-3734, (903) 535-5100.

(4) COMPANY: T & S Quality Services, LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2019-1433-AIR-E; TCEQ ID NUMBER: RN106131139; LOCATION: 5217 West Loop 281 South, Longview, Gregg County; TYPE OF FACILITY: outdoor surface coating and dry abrasive cleaning operation; RULES VIOLATED: Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.0518(a) and §382.085(b), 30 TAC §116.110(a), and TCEQ Agreed Order Docket Number 2014-1477-AIR-E, Ordering Provisions Numbers 2.a.i. and ii., by failing to obtain authorization prior to constructing or modifying a source of air contaminants; PENALTY: $28,500; STAFF ATTORNEY: Christopher Mullins, Litigation, MC 175, (512) 239-0141; REGIONAL OFFICE: Tyler Regional Office, 2916 Teague Drive, Tyler, Texas 75701-3734, (903) 535-5100.

TRD-202101385

Charmaine Backens

Deputy Director, Litigation

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: March 30, 2021


Notice of Water Rights Application

Notice Issued March 24, 2021

APPLICATION NO. 13355; San Antonio River Authority, 100 East Guenther Street, San Antonio Texas, 78204, Applicant, has applied for a water use permit to maintain a reservoir on San Pedro Creek, San Antonio River Basin and to authorize the use of the bed and banks of San Pedro Creek to convey contracted groundwater-based return flows for subsequent diversion and use for recreation, recirculation and agricultural purposes in Bexar County. More information on the application and how to participate in the permitting process is given below. The application and partial fees were received on February 10, 2017. Additional information and fees were received on November 20 and December 13, 2017, April 12, and July 20, 2018. The application was declared administratively complete and accepted for filing with the Office of the Chief Clerk on August 13, 2018.

The Executive Director has completed the technical review of the application and prepared a draft Water Use Permit. The draft Water Use Permit, if granted, would contain special conditions including, but not limited to, maintaining a contract. The application, technical memoranda, and Executive Director's draft permit are available for viewing on the TCEQ web page at: www.tceq.texas.gov/permitting/water_rights/wr-permitting/wr-apps-pub-notice. Alternatively, you may request a copy of the documents by contacting the TCEQ Office of the Chief Clerk by phone at (512) 239-3300 or by mail at TCEQ OCC, Notice Team (MC-105), P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711.

Written public comments and requests for a public meeting should be submitted to the Office of the Chief Clerk, at the address provided in the information section below, within 30 days of the date of newspaper publication of the notice. A public meeting is intended for the taking of public comment and is not a contested case hearing. A public meeting will be held if the Executive Director determines that there is a significant degree of public interest in the application.

The TCEQ may grant a contested case hearing on this application if a written hearing request is filed by March 30, 2021. The Executive Director may approve the application unless a written request for a contested case hearing is filed by March 30, 2021.

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;" (4) a brief and specific description of how you would be affected by the application in a way not common to the general public; and (5) the location and distance of your property relative to the proposed activity. You may also submit proposed conditions for the requested permit which would satisfy your concerns. Requests for a contested case hearing must be submitted in writing to the Office of the Chief Clerk at the address provided in the information section below.

If a hearing request is filed, the Executive Director will not issue the permit and will 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 or electronically at https://www14.tceq.texas.gov/epic/eComment/ by entering WRPERM 13355 in the search field. 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 o por el internet al http://www.tceq.texas.gov.

TRD-202101316

Laurie Gharis

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: March 25, 2021


Notice of Water Rights Application

Notice Issued March 26, 2021

APPLICATION NO. 12-4106D; The City of Cleburne, 10 N. Robinson, Cleburne, Texas 76033, Applicant, seeks to amend Certificate of Adjudication No. 12-4106 to use the bed and banks of the Nolan River (Lake Pat Cleburne), Brazos River Basin, to convey 6,739 acre-feet of surface water-based return flows authorized by TPDES Permit No. WQ0010006001 for subsequent diversion and use for municipal, industrial, recreation, mining, and agricultural purposes in Johnson County, Texas. More information on the application and how to participate in the permitting process is given below. The application and fees were received on January 15, 2016. Additional information and fees were received on September 7, 2016 and May 18, 2017. The application was declared administratively complete and filed with the Office of the Chief Clerk on February 9, 2017.

The Executive Director has completed the technical review of the application and prepared a draft permit. The draft permit, if granted, would include special conditions, including, but not limited to maintenance of an accounting plan. The application, technical memoranda, and Executive Director's draft permit are available for viewing on the TCEQ web page at: https://www.tceq.texas.gov/permitting/water_rights/wr-permitting/wr-apps-pub-notice. Alternatively, you may request a copy of the documents by contacting the TCEQ Office of the Chief Clerk by phone at (512) 239-3300 or by mail at TCEQ OCC, Notice Team (MC-105), P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711.

Written public comments and requests for a public meeting should be submitted to the Office of the Chief Clerk, at the address provided in the information section below by April 28, 2021. A public meeting is intended for the taking of public comment, and is not a contested case hearing. A public meeting will be held if the Executive Director determines that there is a significant degree of public interest in the application.

The TCEQ may grant a contested case hearing on this application if a written hearing request is filed by April 28, 2021. The Executive Director can consider an approval of the application unless a written request for a contested case hearing is filed by April 28, 2021.

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;" (4) a brief and specific description of how you would be affected by the application in a way not common to the general public; and (5) the location and distance of your property relative to the proposed activity. You may also submit proposed conditions to the requested permit which would satisfy your concerns. Requests for a contested case hearing must be submitted in writing to the Office of the Chief Clerk at the address provided in the information section below.

If a hearing request is filed, the TCEQ will not issue the permit and will 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 or electronically at https://www14.tceq.texas.gov/epic/eComment/ by entering ADJ 4106 in the search field. 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 o por el internet al http://www.tceq.texas.gov.

TRD-202101378

Laurie Gharis

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: March 29, 2021


General Land Office

Official Notice to Vessel Owner/Operator

(Pursuant to §40.254, Tex Nat. Res. Code)

PRELIMINARY REPORT

Authority

This preliminary report and notice of violation was issued by the Deputy Director, Oil Spill Prevention and Response Division (OSPR), Texas General Land Office, on March 23, 2021.

Facts

Based on an investigation conducted by Texas General Land Office-Region 2 staff on March 23, 2021, the Commissioner of the General Land Office (GLO), has determined that a 65' Steel Shrimp boat, vessel identified as GLO Vessel Tracking Number 2-85049 is in a wrecked, derelict and substantially dismantled condition without the consent of the commissioner. The vessel is located off a property on tri city beach road, Baytown, Texas. There are no names, markings or identification numbers on the vessel, consequently, it is impossible to determine the vessel's owner of record.

The GLO determined that pursuant to OSPRA §40.254(b)(2)(B), that the vessel does have intrinsic value. Finally, the GLO determined that, because of the vessel's location and condition, the vessel poses an unreasonable threat to public health & safety and welfare, and is a threat to navigation.

Violation

YOU ARE HEREBY GIVEN NOTICE, pursuant to the provisions of §40.254 of the Texas Natural Resources Code, (OSPRA) that you are in violation of OSPRA §40.108(a) that prohibits a person from leaving, abandoning, or maintaining any structure or vessel in or on coastal waters, on public or private lands, or at a public or private port or dock if the structure or vessel is in a wrecked, derelict, or substantially dismantled condition, and the Commissioner determines the vessel is involved in an actual or threatened unauthorized discharge of oil; a threat to the public health, safety, and welfare; a threat to the environment; or a navigational hazard. The Commissioner is authorized by OSPRA §40.108(b) to dispose of or contract for the disposal of any vessel described in §40.108(a).

Recommendation

The Commissioner recommends that the vessel be removed from Texas coastal waters and disposed of in accordance with OSPRA §40.108.

The owner or operator of this vessel can request a hearing to contest the violation and the removal and disposal of the vessel. If the owner or operator wants to request a hearing, a request in writing must be made within ten (10) days of this notice being posted on the vessel. The request for a hearing must be sent to: Texas General Land Office, Oil Spill Prevention and Response Division, P.O. Box 12873, Austin, TX 78711. Failure to request a hearing may result in the removal and disposal of the vessel by the GLO. If the GLO removes and disposes of the vessel, the GLO has authority under TNRC §40.108(b) to recover the costs of removal and disposal from the vessel's owner or operator. For additional information call (512) 463-2613.

Rev. 08/2020

TRD-202101396

Mark A. Havens

Chief Clerk

General Land Office

Filed: March 30, 2021


Temporary Order Suspending Determination of the Line of Vegetation and Suspending Enforcement on Certain Encroachments on the Public Beach (.pdf)

TRD-202101389

Mark A. Havens

Deputy Land Commissioner and Chief Clerk

General Land Office

Filed: March 30, 2021


Department of State Health Services

Correction of Error

The Department of State Health Services proposed a new rule to 25 TAC §289.233 in the January 1, 2021, issue of the Texas Register (46 TexReg 51).

Due to a publishing error by the Texas Register, the text in 25 TAC §289.233(d)(22) was published incorrectly. The text should be published as follows:

(d)(22) Committed Effective Dose Equivalent (HE,50)--The sum of the products of the weighting factors applicable to each of the body organs or tissues that are irradiated and the committed dose equivalent to these organs or tissues (HE,50 = ΣWTHT.50).

TRD-202101336

Barbara L. Klein

General Counsel

Department of State Health Services

Filed: March 26, 2021


Texas Department of Insurance

Company Licensing

Application for Coefficient Insurance Company, a foreign life, accident, and/or health company, to change its name to Granular Insurance Company. The home office is in San Francisco, California.

Any objections must be filed with the Texas Department of Insurance, within twenty (20) calendar days from the date of the Texas Register publication, addressed to the attention of Robert Rudnai, 333 Guadalupe Street, MC 103-CL, Austin, Texas 78701.

TRD-202101397

James Person

General Counsel

Texas Department of Insurance

Filed: March 31, 2021


Texas Lottery Commission

Scratch Ticket Game Number 2301 "SAPPHIRE BLUE 7s"

1.0 Name and Style of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The name of Scratch Ticket Game No. 2301 is "SAPPHIRE BLUE 7s". The play style is "key number match".

1.1 Price of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. Tickets for Scratch Ticket Game No. 2301 shall be $1.00 per Scratch Ticket.

1.2 Definitions in Scratch Ticket Game No. 2301.

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

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

C. Play Symbol - The printed data under the latex on the front of the Scratch Ticket that is used to determine eligibility for a prize. Each Play Symbol is printed in Symbol font in black ink in positive except for dual-image games. The possible black Play Symbols are: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 77 SYMBOL, $1.00, $2.00, $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, $40.00, $100 and $7,000.

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. 2301 - 1.2D (.pdf)

E. Serial Number - A unique thirteen (13) 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 twenty-four (24) 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 Ticket number and the ten (10) digit Validation Number. The Bar Code appears on the back of the Scratch Ticket.

G. Game-Pack-Ticket Number - A fourteen (14) digit number consisting of the four (4) digit game number (2301), a seven (7) digit Pack number, and a three (3) digit Ticket number. Ticket numbers start with 001 and end with 150 within each Pack. The format will be: 2301-0000001-001.

H. Pack - A Pack of "SAPPHIRE BLUE 7s" Scratch Ticket Game contains 150 Scratch Tickets, packed in plastic shrink-wrapping and fanfolded in pages of five (5). Tickets 001 to 005 will be on the top page; Tickets 006 to 010 on the next page; etc.; and Tickets 146 to 150 will be on the last page with backs exposed. Ticket 001 will be folded over so the front of Ticket 001 and 010 will be exposed.

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 "SAPPHIRE BLUE 7s" Scratch Ticket Game No. 2301.

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, Scratch Ticket Game Rules, these Game Procedures, and the requirements set out on the back of each Scratch Ticket. A prize winner in the "SAPPHIRE BLUE 7s" Scratch Ticket Game is determined once the latex on the Scratch Ticket is scratched off to expose eleven (11) Play Symbols. If a player matches any of the YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbols to the WINNING NUMBER Play Symbol, the player wins the PRIZE for that number. If the player reveals a "77" Play Symbol, the player WINS ALL 5 PRIZES INSTANTLY! No portion of the Display Printing nor any extraneous matter whatsoever shall be usable or playable as a part of the Scratch Ticket.

2.1 Scratch Ticket Validation Requirements.

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

1. Exactly eleven (11) 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 and Game-Pack-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 and Game-Pack-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 eleven (11) Play Symbols under the Latex Overprint on the front portion of the Scratch Ticket, exactly one Serial Number and exactly one Game-Pack-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 eleven (11) Play Symbols must be exactly one of those described in Section 1.2.C of these Game Procedures;

17. Each of the eleven (11) 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 Game-Pack-Ticket Number must be printed in the Game-Pack-Ticket Number font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery;

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

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

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

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

2.2 Programmed Game Parameters.

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

B. Consecutive Non-Winning Tickets within a Pack will not have matching patterns, in the same order, of either Play Symbols or Prize Symbols.

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

D. Each Ticket will have one (1) WINNING NUMBER Play Symbol.

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

F. The "77" (WINALL) Play Symbol will never appear in the WINNING NUMBER Play Symbol spot.

G. The "77" (WINALL) Play Symbol will only appear on winning Tickets as dictated by the prize structure.

H. On Tickets that contain the "77" (WINALL) Play Symbol, the WINNING NUMBER Play Symbol will not match any of the YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbols.

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

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

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

2.3 Procedure for Claiming Prizes.

A. To claim a "SAPPHIRE BLUE 7s" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $1.00, $2.00, $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, $40.00 or $100, a claimant shall sign the back of the Scratch Ticket in the space designated on the Scratch Ticket and may present the winning Scratch Ticket to any Texas Lottery Retailer. The Texas Lottery Retailer shall verify the claim and, if valid, and upon presentation of proper identification, if appropriate, make payment of the amount due the claimant and physically void the Scratch Ticket; provided that the Texas Lottery Retailer may, but is not required, to pay a $40.00 or $100 Scratch Ticket Game. In the event the Texas Lottery Retailer cannot verify the claim, the Texas Lottery Retailer shall provide the claimant with a claim form and instruct the claimant on how to file a claim with the Texas Lottery. If the claim is validated by the Texas Lottery, a check shall be forwarded to the claimant in the amount due. In the event the claim is not validated, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly. A claimant may also claim any of the above prizes under the procedure described in Section 2.3.B and Section 2.3.C of these Game Procedures.

B. To claim a "SAPPHIRE BLUE 7s" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $7,000, the claimant must sign the winning Scratch Ticket and may 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 "SAPPHIRE BLUE 7s" Scratch Ticket Game prize the claimant may submit the signed winning Scratch Ticket and a thoroughly completed claim form via mail. If a prize value is $1,000,000 or more, the claimant must also provide proof of Social Security number or Tax Payer Identification (for U.S. Citizens or Resident Aliens). Mail all 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 the amount of a delinquent tax or other money from the winnings of a prize winner who has been finally determined to be:

1. 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;

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

3. in default on a loan guaranteed under Chapter 57, Education Code; or

4. delinquent in child support payments in the amount 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.

F. If a person is indebted or owes delinquent taxes to the State, and is selected as a winner in a promotional second-chance drawing, the debt to the State must be paid within 14 days of notification or the prize will be awarded to an Alternate.

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 "SAPPHIRE BLUE 7s" 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 "SAPPHIRE BLUE 7s" 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 Game 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.

2.9 Promotional Second-Chance Drawings. Any Non-Winning "SAPPHIRE BLUE 7s" Scratch Ticket may be entered into one (1) of five (5) promotional drawings for a chance to win a promotional second-chance drawing prize. See instructions on the back of the Scratch Ticket for information on eligibility and entry requirements.

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 16,800,000 Scratch Tickets in the Scratch Ticket Game No. 2301. The approximate number and value of prizes in the game are as follows:

Figure 2: GAME NO. 2301 - 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. 2301 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 Scratch Ticket 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. 2301, 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-202101390

Bob Biard

General Counsel

Texas Lottery Commission

Filed: March 30, 2021


Scratch Ticket Game Number 2302 "EMERALD GREEN 7s"

1.0 Name and Style of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The name of Scratch Ticket Game No. 2302 is "EMERALD GREEN 7s". The play style is "key number match".

1.1 Price of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. Tickets for Scratch Ticket Game No. 2302 shall be $5.00 per Scratch Ticket.

1.2 Definitions in Scratch Ticket Game No. 2302.

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

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

C. Play Symbol - The printed data under the latex on the front of the Scratch Ticket that is used to determine eligibility for a prize. Each Play Symbol is printed in Symbol font in black ink in positive except for dual-image games. The possible black Play Symbols are: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 48, 49, 7 SYMBOL, 77 SYMBOL, $5.00, $10.00, $15.00, $20.00, $40.00, $50.00, $100, $500, $2,000 and $200,000.

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. 2302 - 1.2D (.pdf)

E. Serial Number - A unique thirteen (13) 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 twenty-four (24) 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 Ticket number and the ten (10) digit Validation Number. The Bar Code appears on the back of the Scratch Ticket.

G. Game-Pack-Ticket Number - A fourteen (14) digit number consisting of the four (4) digit game number (2302), a seven (7) digit Pack number, and a three (3) digit Ticket number. Ticket numbers start with 001 and end with 075 within each Pack. The format will be: 2302-0000001-001.

H. Pack - A Pack of "EMERALD GREEN 7s" Scratch Ticket Game contains 075 Scratch Tickets, packed in plastic shrink-wrapping and fanfolded in pages of one (1). The Packs will alternate. One will show the front of Ticket 001 and back of 075 while the other fold will show the back of Ticket 001 and front of 075.

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 "EMERALD GREEN 7s" Scratch Ticket Game No. 2302.

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, Scratch Ticket Game Rules, these Game Procedures, and the requirements set out on the back of each Scratch Ticket. A prize winner in the "EMERALD GREEN 7s" Scratch Ticket Game is determined once the latex on the Scratch Ticket is scratched off to expose forty-four (44) Play Symbols. If a 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 "7" Play Symbol, the player wins TRIPLE the PRIZE for that symbol. If the player reveals a "77" Play Symbol, the player WINS ALL 20 PRIZES INSTANTLY! No portion of the Display Printing nor any extraneous matter whatsoever shall be usable or playable as a part of the Scratch Ticket.

2.1 Scratch Ticket Validation Requirements.

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

1. Exactly forty-four (44) 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 and Game-Pack-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 and Game-Pack-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 forty-four (44) Play Symbols under the Latex Overprint on the front portion of the Scratch Ticket, exactly one Serial Number and exactly one Game-Pack-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 forty-four (44) Play Symbols must be exactly one of those described in Section 1.2.C of these Game Procedures;

17. Each of the forty-four (44) 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 Game-Pack-Ticket Number must be printed in the Game-Pack-Ticket Number font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery;

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

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

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

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

2.2 Programmed Game Parameters.

A. A Ticket can win up to twenty (20) times in accordance with the approved prize structure.

B. Consecutive Non-Winning Tickets within a Pack will not have matching patterns, in the same order, of either Play Symbols or Prize Symbols.

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

D. Each Ticket will have four (4) different WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbols.

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

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

G. The "7" (TRP) and "77" (WINALL) Play Symbols will never appear in the WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbol spots.

H. The "7" (TRP) and "77" (WINALL) Play Symbols will only appear on winning Tickets as dictated by the prize structure.

I. On Tickets that contain the "77" (WINALL) Play Symbol, none of the WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbols will match any of the YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbols and the "7" (TRP) Play Symbol will not appear.

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

K. No prize amount in a non-winning spot will correspond with the YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbol (i.e., 20 and $20).

2.3 Procedure for Claiming Prizes.

A. To claim an "EMERALD GREEN 7s" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $5.00, $10.00, $15.00, $20.00, $50.00, $100 or $500, a claimant shall sign the back of the Scratch Ticket in the space designated on the Scratch Ticket and may present the winning Scratch Ticket to any Texas Lottery Retailer. The Texas Lottery Retailer shall verify the claim and, if valid, and upon presentation of proper identification, if appropriate, make payment of the amount due the claimant and physically void the Scratch Ticket; provided that the Texas Lottery Retailer may, but is not required, to pay a $50.00, $100 or $500 Scratch Ticket Game. In the event the Texas Lottery Retailer cannot verify the claim, the Texas Lottery Retailer shall provide the claimant with a claim form and instruct the claimant on how to file a claim with the Texas Lottery. If the claim is validated by the Texas Lottery, a check shall be forwarded to the claimant in the amount due. In the event the claim is not validated, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly. A claimant may also claim any of the above prizes under the procedure described in Section 2.3.B and Section 2.3.C of these Game Procedures.

B. To claim an "EMERALD GREEN 7s" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $2,000 or $200,000, the claimant must sign the winning Scratch Ticket and may 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 an "EMERALD GREEN 7s" Scratch Ticket Game prize the claimant may submit the signed winning Scratch Ticket and a thoroughly completed claim form via mail. If a prize value is $1,000,000 or more, the claimant must also provide proof of Social Security number or Tax Payer Identification (for U.S. Citizens or Resident Aliens). Mail all 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 the amount of a delinquent tax or other money from the winnings of a prize winner who has been finally determined to be:

1. 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;

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

3. in default on a loan guaranteed under Chapter 57, Education Code; or

4. delinquent in child support payments in the amount 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.

F. If a person is indebted or owes delinquent taxes to the State, and is selected as a winner in a promotional second-chance drawing, the debt to the State must be paid within 14 days of notification or the prize will be awarded to an Alternate.

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 "EMERALD GREEN 7s" 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 "EMERALD GREEN 7s" 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 Game 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.

2.9 Promotional Second-Chance Drawings. Any Non-Winning "EMERALD GREEN 7s" Scratch Ticket may be entered into one (1) of five (5) promotional drawings for a chance to win a promotional second-chance drawing prize. See instructions on the back of the Scratch Ticket for information on eligibility and entry requirements.

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 14,160,000 Scratch Tickets in the Scratch Ticket Game No. 2302. The approximate number and value of prizes in the game are as follows:

Figure 2: GAME NO. 2302 - 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. 2302 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 Scratch Ticket 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. 2302, 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-202101391

Bob Biard

General Counsel

Texas Lottery Commission

Filed: March 30, 2021


Scratch Ticket Game Number 2303 "RUBY RED 7s"

1.0 Name and Style of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The name of Scratch Ticket Game No. 2303 is "RUBY RED 7s". The play style is "key number match".

1.1 Price of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. Tickets for Scratch Ticket Game No. 2303 shall be $10.00 per Scratch Ticket.

1.2 Definitions in Scratch Ticket Game No. 2303.

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

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

C. Play Symbol - The printed data under the latex on the front of the Scratch Ticket that is used to determine eligibility for a prize. Each Play Symbol is printed in Symbol font in black ink in positive except for dual-image games. The possible black Play Symbols are: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 58, 59, 7 SYMBOL, 77 SYMBOL, $10.00, $15.00, $20.00, $25.00, $30.00, $75.00, $100, $200, $500, $1,000, $10,000, $50,000 and $500,000.

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

Figure 1: GAME NO. 2303 - 1.2D (.pdf)

E. Serial Number - A unique thirteen (13) 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 twenty-four (24) 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 Ticket number and the ten (10) digit Validation Number. The Bar Code appears on the back of the Scratch Ticket.

G. Game-Pack-Ticket Number - A fourteen (14) digit number consisting of the four (4) digit game number (2303), a seven (7) digit Pack number, and a three (3) digit Ticket number. Ticket numbers start with 001 and end with 050 within each Pack. The format will be: 2303-0000001-001.

H. Pack - A Pack of "RUBY RED 7s" Scratch Ticket Game contains 050 Scratch Tickets, packed in plastic shrink-wrapping and fanfolded in pages of one (1). Ticket back 001 and 050 will both be exposed.

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 "RUBY RED 7s" Scratch Ticket Game No. 2303.

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, Scratch Ticket Game Rules, these Game Procedures, and the requirements set out on the back of each Scratch Ticket. A prize winner in the "RUBY RED 7s" Scratch Ticket Game is determined once the latex on the Scratch Ticket is scratched off to expose fifty-five (55) Play Symbols. If a 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 "7" Play Symbol, the player wins 5 TIMES the PRIZE for that symbol. If the player reveals a "77" Play Symbol, the player WINS ALL 25 PRIZES INSTANTLY! No portion of the Display Printing nor any extraneous matter whatsoever shall be usable or playable as a part of the Scratch Ticket.

2.1 Scratch Ticket Validation Requirements.

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

1. Exactly fifty-five (55) 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 and Game-Pack-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 and Game-Pack-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 fifty-five (55) Play Symbols under the Latex Overprint on the front portion of the Scratch Ticket, exactly one Serial Number and exactly one Game-Pack-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 fifty-five (55) Play Symbols must be exactly one of those described in Section 1.2.C of these Game Procedures;

17. Each of the fifty-five (55) 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 Game-Pack-Ticket Number must be printed in the Game-Pack-Ticket Number font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery;

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

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

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

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

2.2 Programmed Game Parameters.

A. A Ticket can win up to twenty-five (25) times in accordance with the approved prize structure.

B. Consecutive Non-Winning Tickets within a Pack will not have matching patterns, in the same order, of either Play Symbols or Prize Symbols.

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

D. Each Ticket will have five (5) different WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbols.

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

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

G. The "7" (WINX5) and "77" (WINALL) Play Symbols will never appear in the WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbol spots.

H. The "7" (WINX5) and "77" (WINALL) Play Symbols will only appear on winning Tickets as dictated by the prize structure.

I. On Tickets that contain the "77" (WINALL) Play Symbol, none of the WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbols will match any of the YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbols and the "7" (WINX5) Play Symbol will not appear.

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

K. No prize amount in a non-winning spot will correspond with the YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbol (i.e., 20 and $20).

2.3 Procedure for Claiming Prizes.

A. To claim a "RUBY RED 7s" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $10.00, $15.00, $20.00, $25.00, $30.00, $75.00, $100, $200 or $500, a claimant shall sign the back of the Scratch Ticket in the space designated on the Scratch Ticket and may present the winning Scratch Ticket to any Texas Lottery Retailer. The Texas Lottery Retailer shall verify the claim and, if valid, and upon presentation of proper identification, if appropriate, make payment of the amount due the claimant and physically void the Scratch Ticket; provided that the Texas Lottery Retailer may, but is not required, to pay a $25.00, $30.00, $75.00, $100, $200 or $500 Scratch Ticket Game. In the event the Texas Lottery Retailer cannot verify the claim, the Texas Lottery Retailer shall provide the claimant with a claim form and instruct the claimant on how to file a claim with the Texas Lottery. If the claim is validated by the Texas Lottery, a check shall be forwarded to the claimant in the amount due. In the event the claim is not validated, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly. A claimant may also claim any of the above prizes under the procedure described in Section 2.3.B and Section 2.3.C of these Game Procedures.

B. To claim a "RUBY RED 7s" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $1,000, $10,000, $50,000 or $500,000, the claimant must sign the winning Scratch Ticket and may 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 "RUBY RED 7s" Scratch Ticket Game prize the claimant may submit the signed winning Scratch Ticket and a thoroughly completed claim form via mail. If a prize value is $1,000,000 or more, the claimant must also provide proof of Social Security number or Tax Payer Identification (for U.S. Citizens or Resident Aliens). Mail all 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 the amount of a delinquent tax or other money from the winnings of a prize winner who has been finally determined to be:

1. 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;

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

3. in default on a loan guaranteed under Chapter 57, Education Code; or

4. delinquent in child support payments in the amount 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.

F. If a person is indebted or owes delinquent taxes to the State, and is selected as a winner in a promotional second-chance drawing, the debt to the State must be paid within 14 days of notification or the prize will be awarded to an Alternate.

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 "RUBY RED 7s" 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 "RUBY RED 7s" 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 Game 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.

2.9 Promotional Second-Chance Drawings. Any Non-Winning "RUBY RED 7s" Scratch Ticket may be entered into one (1) of five (5) promotional drawings for a chance to win a promotional second-chance drawing prize. See instructions on the back of the Scratch Ticket for information on eligibility and entry requirements.

3.0 Scratch Ticket Ownership.

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

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

4.0 Number and Value of Scratch Ticket Prizes. There will be approximately 11,040,000 Scratch Tickets in the Scratch Ticket Game No. 2303. The approximate number and value of prizes in the game are as follows:

Figure 2: GAME NO. 2303 - 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. 2303 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 Scratch Ticket 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. 2303, 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-202101392

Bob Biard

General Counsel

Texas Lottery Commission

Filed: March 30, 2021


Scratch Ticket Game Number 2304 "DIAMOND WHITE 7s"

1.0 Name and Style of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The name of Scratch Ticket Game No. 2304 is "DIAMOND WHITE 7s". The play style is "key number match".

1.1 Price of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. Tickets for Scratch Ticket Game No. 2304 shall be $20.00 per Scratch Ticket.

1.2 Definitions in Scratch Ticket Game No. 2304.

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

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

C. Play Symbol - The printed data under the latex on the front of the Scratch Ticket that is used to determine eligibility for a prize. Each Play Symbol is printed in Symbol font in black ink in positive except for dual-image games. The possible black Play Symbols are: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 69, 7 SYMBOL, 77 SYMBOL, $20.00, $25.00, $50.00, $100, $250, $500, $1,000, $10,000, $100,000 and $1,000,000.

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

Figure 1: GAME NO. 2304 - 1.2D (.pdf)

E. Serial Number - A unique thirteen (13) 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 twenty-four (24) 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 Ticket number and the ten (10) digit Validation Number. The Bar Code appears on the back of the Scratch Ticket.

G. Game-Pack-Ticket Number - A fourteen (14) digit number consisting of the four (4) digit game number (2304), a seven (7) digit Pack number, and a three (3) digit Ticket number. Ticket numbers start with 001 and end with 025 within each Pack. The format will be: 2304-0000001-001.

H. Pack - A Pack of "DIAMOND WHITE 7s" Scratch Ticket Game contains 025 Scratch Tickets, packed in plastic shrink-wrapping and fanfolded in pages of one (1). The Packs will alternate. One will show the front of Ticket 001 and back of 025 while the other fold will show the back of Ticket 001 and front of 025.

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 "DIAMOND WHITE 7s" Scratch Ticket Game No. 2304.

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, Scratch Ticket Game Rules, these Game Procedures, and the requirements set out on the back of each Scratch Ticket. A prize winner in the "DIAMOND WHITE 7s" Scratch Ticket Game is determined once the latex on the Scratch Ticket is scratched off to expose sixty-six (66) Play Symbols. If a 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 "7" Play Symbol, the player wins 10 TIMES the PRIZE for that symbol. If the player reveals a "77" Play Symbol, the player WINS ALL 30 PRIZES INSTANTLY! No portion of the Display Printing nor any extraneous matter whatsoever shall be usable or playable as a part of the Scratch Ticket.

2.1 Scratch Ticket Validation Requirements.

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

1. Exactly sixty-six (66) 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 and Game-Pack-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 and Game-Pack-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 sixty-six (66) Play Symbols under the Latex Overprint on the front portion of the Scratch Ticket, exactly one Serial Number and exactly one Game-Pack-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 sixty-six (66) Play Symbols must be exactly one of those described in Section 1.2.C of these Game Procedures;

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

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

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

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

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

2.2 Programmed Game Parameters.

A. A Ticket can win up to thirty (30) times in accordance with the approved prize structure.

B. Consecutive Non-Winning Tickets within a Pack will not have matching patterns, in the same order, of either Play Symbols or Prize Symbols.

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

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

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

F. Non-winning Prize Symbols will never appear more than five (5) times.

G. The "7" (WINX10) and "77" (WINALL) Play Symbols will never appear in the WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbol spots.

H. The "7" (WINX10) and "77" (WINALL) Play Symbols will only appear on winning Tickets as dictated by the prize structure.

I. On Tickets that contain the "77" (WINALL) Play Symbol, none of the WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbols will match any of the YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbols and the "7" (WINX10) Play Symbol will not appear.

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

K. No prize amount in a non-winning spot will correspond with the YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbol (i.e., 20 and $20).

2.3 Procedure for Claiming Prizes.

A. To claim a "DIAMOND WHITE 7s" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $20.00, $25.00, $40.00, $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 may present the winning Scratch Ticket to any Texas Lottery Retailer. The Texas Lottery Retailer shall verify the claim and, if valid, and upon presentation of proper identification, if appropriate, make payment of the amount due the claimant and physically void the Scratch Ticket; provided that the Texas Lottery Retailer may, but is not required, to pay a $25.00, $40.00, $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 "DIAMOND WHITE 7s" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $1,000, $10,000, $100,000 or $1,000,000, the claimant must sign the winning Scratch Ticket and may 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 "DIAMOND WHITE 7s" Scratch Ticket Game prize the claimant may submit the signed winning Scratch Ticket and a thoroughly completed claim form via mail. If a prize value is $1,000,000 or more, the claimant must also provide proof of Social Security number or Tax Payer Identification (for U.S. Citizens or Resident Aliens). Mail all 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 the amount of a delinquent tax or other money from the winnings of a prize winner who has been finally determined to be:

1. 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;

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

3. in default on a loan guaranteed under Chapter 57, Education Code; or

4. delinquent in child support payments in the amount 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.

F. If a person is indebted or owes delinquent taxes to the State, and is selected as a winner in a promotional second-chance drawing, the debt to the State must be paid within 14 days of notification or the prize will be awarded to an Alternate.

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 "DIAMOND WHITE 7s" 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 "DIAMOND WHITE 7s" 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 Game 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.

2.9 Promotional Second-Chance Drawings. Any Non-Winning "DIAMOND WHITE 7s" Scratch Ticket may be entered into one (1) of five (5) promotional drawings for a chance to win a promotional second-chance drawing prize. See instructions on the back of the Scratch Ticket for information on eligibility and entry requirements.

3.0 Scratch Ticket Ownership.

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

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

4.0 Number and Value of Scratch Ticket Prizes. There will be approximately 9,000,000 Scratch Tickets in the Scratch Ticket Game No. 2304. The approximate number and value of prizes in the game are as follows:

Figure 2: GAME NO. 2304 - 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. 2304 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 Scratch Ticket 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. 2304, 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-202101393

Bob Biard

General Counsel

Texas Lottery Commission

Filed: March 30, 2021


North Central Texas Council of Governments

Request for Proposals for Public Engagement Software

The North Central Texas Council of Governments is seeking proposals from providers of public engagement software. The successful firm will provide a public engagement software, and associated tools for a minimum contract term of two years, with options to extend for three additional years. Additional information about the technical requirements of the software can be found online at www.nctcog.org/rfp.

Proposals must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Central Time, on Friday, May 7, 2021, to Pamela Burns, Communications Manager, North Central Texas Council of Governments, 616 Six Flags Drive, Arlington, Texas 76011 and electronic submissions to TransRFPs@nctcog.org. The Request for Proposals will be available at www.nctcog.org/rfp by the close of business on Friday, April 9, 2021.

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

TRD-202101387

R. Michael Eastland

Executive Director

North Central Texas Council of Governments

Filed: March 30, 2021


Plateau Water Planning Group

Request for Statements of Interest and Qualifications to Provide Professional Services for the Plateau Region Water Planning Area of the SB 1 Regional Water Planning Program

The Upper Guadalupe River Authority, on behalf of the Plateau Water Planning Group (PWPG), is requesting Statements of Interest and Qualifications from engineering/planning firms qualified to provide professional services related to regional water management planning for the Plateau Water Planning Group.

Background

Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), 75th Texas Legislature, made significant changes in the manner in which state water planning is conducted. Notably, SB 1 shifted the emphasis of state water planning from a centralized approach to a regional planning approach. As part of that process, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) designated 16 regional planning areas and appointed members to the regional planning groups. Consensus-based regional water management plans are developed every five years, beginning in 2000, and submitted to TWDB. The 16 regional water plans are then assembled into a State Water Plan, which is submitted to the Texas Legislature. The 2021 Plateau Region Water Plan can be viewed at: http://www.ugra.org/images/pdf/2021PlateauRegionWaterPlan.pdf

The planning region addressed by this Request for Statements of Interest and Qualifications is designated by TWDB as Region J, also known as the Plateau Water Planning Group (PWPG), which consists of the following counties: Bandera, Edwards, Kerr, Kinney, Real, and Val Verde. Most of the PWPG is dependent on groundwater sources to supply its various needs. Groundwater in the region is principally derived from the Trinity Aquifer in the eastern Hill Country area and the Edwards-Trinity (Plateau) Aquifer throughout most of the rest of the region. Strong attention is made to the relationship between groundwater levels and flows in rivers and streams within the region.

Scope of Services

The SB 1 regional water planning process for the PWPG may require the professional services of qualified engineering/planning firms. This will include but is not necessarily limited to the elements and tasks identified by the TWDB. Additional guidance is available on the TWDB website at: http://www.twdb.texas.gov/waterplanning/rwp/planningdocu/2026/rfa_docs.asp

In addition to the technical role, an engineering/planning consultant may also assist in the design and implementation of public involvement activities, including participating in public meetings, reviewing and responding to public comments, and developing educational materials on regional water planning issues for presentation to both technical and non-technical audiences in the region.

Firms responding to this request for Statements of Interest and Qualifications should be familiar with the rules for state and regional water planning and regional water planning grant assistance as defined by 31 TAC, Chapters 355, 357, and 358. These rules contain: procedures governing applications for financial assistance related to the development or revision of regional water management plans; procedures for the development, adoption, and approval of regional water management plans; and guidelines for the development of the State Water Plan.

Request for Qualifications

Each engineering/planning firm, or team of firms, interested in performing the services described above shall submit a Statement of Interest and Qualifications. The Statement of Interest and Qualifications shall be limited to ten (10) pages, excluding the résumés of project team members, which should not exceed two (2) pages per team member. The PWPG specifically requests succinct submittals tailored to this request. Six (6) copies of the Statement of Interest and Qualifications are required. Respondents should include, as a minimum, the following information in their submittals:

Project Organization and Approach

-Description of your firm's or team's approach to completing the project scope of services described in the Scope of Services (Attachment A) section herein.

-Description or illustration of the organization of project personnel of the lead firm and sub-consultants, if any.

-A listing of specific individuals (by name) and their hierarchy, of all personnel to be assigned specifically to this project.

-Description of the firm's internal project review process and quality assurance program.

Experience and Qualifications

-Location, size, and description of your firm and services offered.

-Location, size, and description of any sub-consultants, which may be employed as part of the project team.

-Discussion of relevant experience and technical expertise of project members with regard to regional water supply (ground and surface) planning and engineering for both large and small regional areas.

-A list of no more than five (5) projects similar to the scope of services listed herein, with descriptions of the projects, members of the project teams, time schedule, cost information, and contact persons who are able to verify the information presented. All projects must have been completed within the past ten (10) years. Project descriptions must demonstrate the following recent work experience:

--regional water planning for various size regions in Texas;

--interactions with diverse interest groups and stakeholders participating in regional water planning;

--facilitating consensus building and conflict resolution among stakeholders with diverse and potentially conflicting interests;

--working with the TWDB in reviewing population forecasts and developing and gaining acceptance of alternative forecasts as necessary;

--familiarity with data and information available from the TWDB and other sources;

--familiarity with TWDB's planning grant administration and invoicing requirements;

--knowledge of statutory and regulatory policies affecting water supply, water quality, water conservation, and drought management issues for both surface and groundwater; and

--experience with environmental issues and analyses related to water supply development.

Work Load and Schedule

-Current work load of your firm and its ability to complete the work within the schedule defined by the TWDB.

Acknowledgments

-Acknowledgment that, if requested, you will prepare and make a presentation if selected to a "short list".

-Acknowledgment that, if selected, the key individuals of the proposed professional team will not be changed without written concurrence of the PWPG;

-Acknowledgment that, if selected, you will conform to TWDB rules and requirements for grant funding and invoicing; and

-Acknowledgment, or disclosure, of any conflict of interest on the part of any owner or employee of the primary engineering/planning firm, or sub-consultant, with respect to holding elected or appointed office or having employment, or having a direct relationship to any individual holding such office or having employment, with any political subdivision represented on, or working for, the PWPG, or any similar situation that would constitute grounds for disclosure of a real, potential, or perceived conflict of interest in this regard.

Selection

Selection of a firm, or firms, to provide engineering/planning services related to regional water management planning of the PWPG shall be quality based. The Statements of Interest and Qualifications submitted in response to this request should contain no information on the cost of providing these professional services, nor should they contain any data that could be used to derive such costs.

Please submit six (6) copies of the Statement of Interest and Qualifications no later than April 30, 2021 to:

Mr. Ray Buck

General Manager

Upper Guadalupe River Authority

125 Lehmann Drive, Suite 100

Kerrville, Texas 78028

Phone: (830) 896-5445

TRD-202101395

Jonathan Letz

PWPG Chairman

Plateau Water Planning Group

Filed: March 31, 2021


Public Utility Commission of Texas

Notice of Application for Designation as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier

Notice is given to the public of an application filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas on March 22, 2021, for designation as an eligible telecommunications carrier (ETC) in the State of Texas under 47 U.S.C. § 214(e) and 16 Texas Administrative Code §26.418.

Docket Title and Number: Application of Cable One VoIP LLC dba Sparklight for Designation as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier, Docket Number 51918.

The Application: Sparklight seeks designation as an eligible telecommunications carrier (ETC) under 47 U.S.C. § 214(e) and 16 Texas Administrative Code §26.418.

Sparklight seeks an ETC designation for the purpose of qualifying to receive federal support in 32 census blocks in 8 Texas counties within certain non-rural wire centers to provide federally supported voice telephony and broadband services through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund. The 32 census blocks which form the service area for which Sparklight seeks eligibility are located in Bowie, Brazoria, Ector, Grayson, Gregg, Liberty, Matagorda, and Wharton counties and are further identified in exhibit 1 and a map depicting the census blocks is found in exhibit 1 of Sparklight's application.

The proposed effective date is April 21, 2021, or 30 days after notice is published, whichever is later.

Persons wishing to file a motion to intervene or comments on the application should contact the commission no later than April 15, 2021, 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 51918.

TRD-202101304

Andrea Gonzalez

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: March 25, 2021


Texas Department of Transportation

Notice of Virtual Public Hearing--Dallas District

Department Policies Affecting Bicycle Use on the State Highway System

In accordance with Texas Administrative Code, Title 43, §25.55(a) and (b), the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Dallas District is partnering with the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) to offer a virtual public hearing on district transportation projects, programs, and policies affecting bicycle use on the state highway system. The virtual public hearing will begin on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. This is not a live event and the materials and presentations can be viewed any time beginning Thursday, May 6 at 4 p.m. through Friday, May 21, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. To log into the virtual public hearing, go to www.keepitmovingdallas.com/bicycle. Pre-recorded video presentations will include both audio and visual components. Additional materials, including written transcripts of the presentations, exhibits and supporting documents will also be available. Please note that the materials will not be available until May 6, 2021.

The purpose of the hearing is to provide information on transportation projects that might affect bicycle use, plans, policies, and programs for the TxDOT Dallas District and NCTCOG and to receive public comments.

Comments from the public regarding the district transportation projects, programs, and policies affecting bicycle use on the state highway system are requested and can be submitted online via survey at the project website, by email to Melissa.Meyer@txdot.gov, or by mail to TxDOT Dallas District Office, Attn: Melissa Meyer, 4777 East Highway 80, Mesquite, Texas 75150-6643. Verbal comments may be submitted by calling and leaving a voicemail at (833) 933-0441. All comments must be received or postmarked on or before Friday, May 21, 2021. Responses to written comments received and public testimony provided will be made available online at www.keepitmovingdallas.com/bicycle once they have been prepared.

The virtual public hearing will be conducted in English. If you need an interpreter or document translator because English is not your primary language or you have difficulty communicating effectively in English, one will be provided to you. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. If you need interpretation or translation services or you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend and participate in the virtual public hearing, please contact Emily McCann, TxDOT Dallas District Public Information Officer, at (214) 320-4485 no later than 4:00 p.m., Friday, April 30, 2021. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.

For additional information or to be added to the mailing list of individuals or organizations interested in bicycle use on the state system, or if you have any general questions or concerns regarding the virtual hearing, please contact Melissa Meyer at (214) 319-3506 or Melissa.Meyer@txdot.gov.

TRD-202101380

Becky Blewett

Deputy General Counsel

Texas Department of Transportation

Filed: March 29, 2021


Notice of Virtual Public Hearing--Fort Worth District

Department Policies Affecting Bicycle Use on the State Highway System

In accordance with Texas Administrative Code, Title 43, §25.55(a) and (b), the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Fort Worth District is partnering with the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) to offer a virtual public hearing on district transportation projects, programs, and policies affecting bicycle use on the state highway system. The virtual public hearing will begin on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. This is not a live event and the materials and presentations can be viewed any time beginning Thursday, May 6 at 4:00 p.m. through Friday, May 21, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. To log into the virtual public hearing, go to www.keepitmovingdallas.com/bicycle. Pre-recorded video presentations will include both audio and visual components. Additional materials, including written transcripts of the presentations, exhibits and supporting documents will also be available. Please note that the materials will not be available until May 6, 2021.

The purpose of the hearing is to provide information on transportation projects that might affect bicycle use, plans, policies, and programs for the TxDOT Forth Worth District and NCTCOG and to receive public comments.

Comments from the public regarding the district transportation projects, programs, and policies affecting bicycle use on the state highway system are requested and can be submitted online via survey at the project website, by email to Phillip.Hays@txdot.gov, or by mail to TxDOT Fort Worth District Office, Attn: Phil Hays, P.E., 2501 S.W. Loop 820, Fort Worth, Texas 76133. Verbal comments may be submitted by calling and leaving a voicemail at (833) 933-0442. All comments must be received or postmarked on or before Friday, May 21, 2021. Responses to written comments received and public testimony provided will be made available online at www.keepitmovingdallas.com/bicycle once they have been prepared.

The virtual public hearing will be conducted in English. If you need an interpreter or document translator because English is not your primary language or you have difficulty communicating effectively in English, one will be provided to you. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. If you need interpretation or translation services or you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend and participate in the virtual public hearing, please contact Darren Dodson at (512) 241-2208 or ddodson@cpyi.com no later than 4:00 p.m. CT, Friday, April 30, 2021. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.

For additional information or to be added to the mailing list of individuals or organizations interested in bicycle use on the state system, or if you have any general questions or concerns regarding the virtual hearing, please contact Phil Hays at (817) 370-6591 or Phillip.Hays@txdot.gov.

TRD-202101379

Becky Blewett

Deputy General Counsel

Texas Department of Transportation

Filed: March 29, 2021


Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas

Request for Qualifications #21-406 Proposal Reading Services

The Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas (WSDET) is seeking qualified proposers interested in serving as independent evaluators with knowledge/experience in quality systems, quality management, and performance excellence to evaluate responsive proposals that WSDET issues in regards to Request for Proposals (RFP's) containing Workforce/Child Care programs, and Office Leases.

A copy of the RFQ # 21-406 is available on the Board's website at www.detwork.org.

Issue Date: March 26, 2021

Deadline for Questions: April 9, 2021, 4:00 p.m. (CST)

Response Date: May 10, 2021, 4:00 p.m. (CST)

Proposals will be accepted by hand, fax, mail or email and must be submitted to kmoulder@detwork.org or address below.

Requests for copies of the RFQ and questions regarding the RFQ can be made to:

Kim Moulder, Accounting Tech II

Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas

415 South First Street, Suite 110B

Lufkin, Texas 75901

Phone: (936) 639-8898

Fax: (936) 633-7491

Email: kmoulder@detwork.org

TRD-202101361

Mark Durand

Executive Director

Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas

Filed: March 26, 2021