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Office of the Attorney General

Texas Health and Safety Code and Texas Water Code Settlement Notice

The State of Texas gives notice of the following proposed resolution of an environmental enforcement action under the Texas Water Code and the Texas Health and Safety Code. Before the State may enter into a voluntary settlement agreement, pursuant to section 7.110 of the Texas Water Code, the State shall permit the public to comment in writing. The Attorney General will consider any written comments and may withdraw or withhold consent to the proposed agreement if the comments disclose facts or considerations indicating that consent is inappropriate, improper, inadequate, or inconsistent with the requirements of the law.

Case Title and Court: State of Texas v. Community Utility Company; Cause No. D-1-GN-14-003386 in the 353rd Judicial District Court, Travis County, Texas.

Background: Defendant Community Utility Company owned and operated public drinking water systems at the Heathergate Estates Subdivision in Crosby, and the Forest Manor Subdivision in Huffman, Harris County, Texas, from at least 2012 through July 2019. The State filed suit in 2014 on behalf of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for Defendant's alleged failure to comply with numerous operational, maintenance, and reporting requirements pertaining to public water systems under chapter 341 of the Texas Health and Safety Code and chapter 7 of the Texas Water Code. In July 2019, the water systems were sold with the approval of the Texas Public Utility Commission.

Proposed Settlement: The parties propose an Agreed Final Judgment which provides for an award to the State of $100,000 in civil penalties and $10,000 in attorney's fees.

For a complete description of the proposed settlement, the Agreed Final Judgment should be reviewed in its entirety. Requests for copies of the proposed judgment and settlement, and written comments on the same, should be directed to Ekaterina DeAngelo, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Texas Attorney General, P.O. Box 12548, MC-066, Austin, Texas 78711-2548, (512) 463-2012, facsimile (512) 320-0911; email: Ekaterina.DeAngelo@oag.texas.gov. Written comments must be received within 30 days of publication of this notice to be considered.

TRD-202003296

Lesley French

General Counsel

Office of the Attorney General

Filed: August 11, 2020


State Bar of Texas

Committee on Disciplinary Rules and Referenda Proposed Rule Changes: Proposed Rule 1.00, Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct (.pdf)

TRD-202003188

Brad Johnson

Disciplinary Rules and Referenda Attorney

State Bar of Texas

Filed: August 6, 2020


Committee on Disciplinary Rules and Referenda Proposed Rule Changes: Proposed Rule 1.18, Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct (.pdf)

TRD-202003189

Brad Johnson

Disciplinary Rules and Referenda Attorney

State Bar of Texas

Filed: August 6, 2020


Committee on Disciplinary Rules and Referenda Proposed Rule Changes: Proposed Rule 13.05, Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure (.pdf)

TRD-202003190

Brad Johnson

Disciplinary Rules and Referenda Attorney

State Bar of Texas

Filed: August 6, 2020


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 08/17/20 - 08/23/20 is 18% for Consumer1/Agricultural/Commercial2 credit through $250,000.

The weekly ceiling as prescribed by §303.003 and §303.009 for the period of 08/17/20 - 08/23/20 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-202003304

Leslie L. Pettijohn

Commissioner

Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner

Filed: August 11, 2020


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 September 22, 2020. 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 commissions 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 commissions 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 September 22, 2020. 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: Aqua Utilities, Incorporated; DOCKET NUMBER: 2020-0545-MLM-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101244697; LOCATION: Willis, Montgomery County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.45(b)(1)(C)(i) and Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC), §341.0315(c), by failing to provide a well capacity of 0.6 gallons per minute (gpm) per connection; 30 TAC §290.45(b)(1)(C)(iii) and THSC, §341.0315(c), by failing to provide two or more pumps having a total capacity of 2.0 gpm per connection at each pump station or pressure plane; 30 TAC §290.45(b)(1)(C)(iv) and THSC, §341.0315(c), by failing to provide a pressure tank capacity of 20 gallons per connection; 30 TAC §290.45(b)(1)(D)(i) and THSC, §341.0315(c), by failing to provide a well capacity of 0.6 gpm per connection; 30 TAC §290.45(b)(1)(D)(ii) and THSC, §341.0315(c), by failing to provide a total storage tank capacity of 200 gallons per connection; 30 TAC §290.45(b)(1)(D)(iii) and THSC, §341.0315(c), by failing to provide two or more pumps having a total capacity of 2.0 gpm per connection at each pump station or pressure plane; 30 TAC §290.45(b)(1)(D)(iv) and THSC, §341.0315(c), by failing to provide a pressure tank capacity of 20 gallons per connection; and 30 TAC §291.93(3)(A) and TWC, §13.139(d), by failing to provide a written planning report for a utility possessing a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity that has reached or exceeded 85% of all or part of its capacity; PENALTY: $4,400; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Marla Waters, (512) 239-4712; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(2) COMPANY: City of Aransas Pass; DOCKET NUMBER: 2019-0453-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102076452; LOCATION: Aransas Pass, San Patricio 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 (TPDES) Permit Number WQ0010521002, Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements Numbers 1 and 2, by failing to comply with permitted effluent limitations; 30 TAC §305.125(1) and §319.5(b), and TPDES Permit Number WQ0010521002, Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements Numbers 1, 2, 3, 6, and 7, by failing to collect and analyze all effluent samples at the intervals specified in the permit; and 30 TAC §305.125(1) and (17) and §319.7(d), and TPDES Permit Number WQ0010521002, Monitoring and Reporting Requirements Number 1, by failing to timely submit monitoring results at intervals specified in the permit; PENALTY: $95,512; SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT OFFSET AMOUNT: $95,512; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Steven Van Landingham, (512) 239-5717; REGIONAL OFFICE: 6300 Ocean Drive, Suite 1200, Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5839, (361) 825-3100.

(3) COMPANY: City of De Leon; DOCKET NUMBER: 2020-0712-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101920569; LOCATION: De Leon, Comanche 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 WQ0010078001, Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements Numbers 1 and 6, by failing to comply with permitted effluent limitations; PENALTY: $2,875; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Stephanie Frederick, (512) 239-1001; REGIONAL OFFICE: 1977 Industrial Boulevard, Abilene, Texas 79602-7833, (325) 698-9674.

(4) COMPANY: City of Mount Calm; DOCKET NUMBER: 2019-1290-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101919835; LOCATION: Mount Calm, Hill County; TYPE OF FACILITY: wastewater treatment facility; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §305.65 and §305.125(2) and TWC, §26.121(a)(1), by failing to maintain authorization for the discharge of wastewater into or adjacent to any water in the state; PENALTY: $6,250; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Christopher Moreno, (254) 761-3038; REGIONAL OFFICE: 6801 Sanger Avenue, Suite 2500, Waco, Texas 76710-7826, (254) 751-0335.

(5) COMPANY: City of Plains; DOCKET NUMBER: 2020-0532-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101919819; LOCATION: Plains, Yoakum County; TYPE OF FACILITY: wastewater treatment facility; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §305.125(1) and Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Number WQ0010114001, Special Provision Number 14, by failing to provide certification by a Texas Licensed Professional Engineer that the pond liners meet the appropriate criteria within 60 days of issuance; PENALTY: $1,063; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Ronica Rodriguez, (361) 825-3425; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5012 50th Street, Suite 100, Lubbock, Texas 79414-3426, (806) 796-7092.

(6) COMPANY: DA COSTA HERMANN SONS HOME ASSOCIATION and Dacosta Sons of Hermann Lodge 265; DOCKET NUMBER: 2020-0036-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101256774; LOCATION: Victoria, Victoria County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.45(d)(2)(A)(ii) and Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC), §341.0315(c), by failing to provide a minimum pressure tank capacity of 220 gallons; 30 TAC §290.46(n)(3), by failing to keep on file copies of well completion data, as defined in 30 TAC §290.41(c)(3)(A), for as long as the well remains in service; and 30 TAC §290.110(d)(1), by failing to measure the free chlorine residual to a minimum accuracy of plus or minus 0.1 milligram per liter using methods that conform to the requirements of 30 TAC §290.119; PENALTY: $787; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Ronica Rodriguez, (361) 825-3425; REGIONAL OFFICE: 6300 Ocean Drive, Suite 1200, Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5839, (361) 825-3100.

(7) COMPANY: Diego Cardenas and Saira P. Cardenas; DOCKET NUMBER: 2019-1560-IHW-E; IDENTIFIER: RN110825593; LOCATION: Scurry, Kaufman County; TYPE OF FACILITY: unauthorized municipal solid waste disposal site; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §327.5(a) and TWC, §26.121(a)(1), by failing to immediately abate and contain a spill or discharge of industrial solid waste or municipal hazardous waste into or adjacent to any water of the state; PENALTY: $3,937; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Berenice Munoz, (915) 834-4976; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(8) COMPANY: Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District Number 134A; DOCKET NUMBER: 2020-0331-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN104956511; LOCATION: Richmond, Fort Bend County; TYPE OF FACILITY: wastewater treatment facility; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §305.125(1) and (4), TWC, §26.121(a)(1), and Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Number WQ0014715001, Permit Conditions Number 2.d, by failing to take all reasonable steps to minimize or prevent any discharge that has a reasonable likelihood of adversely affecting human health or the environment; PENALTY: $12,000; SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT OFFSET AMOUNT: $12,000; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Christopher Moreno, (254) 761-3038; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(9) COMPANY: Guinn Enterprises, Incorporated; DOCKET NUMBER: 2020-0825-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100651298; LOCATION: Spring, Montgomery County; TYPE OF FACILITY: auto body repair and refinishing shop; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §116.110(a) and Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.0518(a) and §382.085(b), by failing to obtain authorization prior to constructing or modifying a source of air contaminants; PENALTY: $938; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Yuliya Dunaway, (210) 403-4077; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(10) COMPANY: Harris County Municipal Utility District Number 449; DOCKET NUMBER: 2019-1517-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN104670021; LOCATION: Katy, Harris County; TYPE OF FACILITY: wastewater treatment facility; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §305.125(1), TWC, §26.121(a)(1), Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Number WQ0014635001, Interim I and Interim III Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements Number 1, by failing to comply with permitted effluent limitations; PENALTY: $6,750; SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT OFFSET AMOUNT: $5,400; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Caleb Olson, (817) 588-5856; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(11) COMPANY: Kyle Doby; DOCKET NUMBER: 2020-0844-WQ-E; IDENTIFIER: RN110955762; LOCATION: Abilene, Taylor County; TYPE OF FACILITY: construction site; 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.

(12) COMPANY: LOTSA LOOT 1, LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2020-0823-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN110957941; LOCATION: Magnolia, Montgomery County; TYPE OF FACILITY: paint and body shop; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §116.110(a) and Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.0518(a) and §382.085(b), by failing to obtain authorization prior to constructing or modifying a source of air contaminants; PENALTY: $938; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Toni Red, (512) 239-1704; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(13) COMPANY: LOTSA LOOT 3, LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2020-0833-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102517844; LOCATION: Magnolia, Montgomery County; TYPE OF FACILITY: auto body repair and refinishing facility; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §116.110(a) and Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.0518(a) and §382.085(b), by failing to obtain authorization prior to constructing or modifying a source of air contaminants; PENALTY: $938; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Toni Red, (512) 239-1704; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(14) COMPANY: LOTSA LOOT, LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2020-0814-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100572130; LOCATION: Spring, Montgomery County; TYPE OF FACILITY: paint and body shop; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §116.110(a) and Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.0518(a) and §382.085(b), by failing to obtain authorization prior to constructing or modifying a source of air contaminants; PENALTY: $938; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Toni Red, (512) 239-1704; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(15) COMPANY: Mauser USA, LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2020-0440-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100211002; LOCATION: Houston, Harris County; TYPE OF FACILITY: a steel and plastic drum manufacturing plant; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §122.143(4) and §122.145(2)(C), Federal Operating Permit (FOP) Number O3319, General Terms and Conditions (GTC), and Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC), §382.085(b), by failing to submit a deviation report no later than 30 days after the end of each reporting period; and 30 TAC §122.143(4) and §122.146(2), FOP Number O3319, GTC and Special Terms and Conditions Number 9, and THSC, §382.085(b), by failing to submit a permit compliance certification within 30 days of any certification period; PENALTY: $9,713; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Yuliya Dunaway, (210) 403-4077; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(16) COMPANY: Nerro Supply, LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2020-0340-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102677069; LOCATION: Bryan, Brazos County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 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; and 30 TAC §290.46(m)(1)(B), by failing to inspect the interior of the facility's pressure tank at least once every five years; PENALTY: $2,593; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Ronica Rodriguez, (361) 825-3425; REGIONAL OFFICE: 6801 Sanger Avenue, Suite 2500, Waco, Texas 76710-7826, (254) 751-0335.

(17) COMPANY: POYNOR COMMUNITY WATER SUPPLY CORPORATION; DOCKET NUMBER: 2020-0403-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101450336; LOCATION: Poynor, Henderson County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.44(d) and §290.46(r), by failing to operate the system to maintain a minimum pressure of 35 pounds per square inch (psi) throughout the distribution system under normal operating conditions and a minimum pressure of 20 psi during emergencies such as firefighting; and 30 TAC §290.45(b)(1)(C)(iv), by failing to provide an elevated storage capacity of 100 gallons per connection or a pressure tank capacity of 20 gallons per connection; PENALTY: $1,500; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Ryan Byer, (512) 239-2571; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2916 Teague Drive, Tyler, Texas 75701-3734, (903) 535-5100.

(18) COMPANY: Ryan Beane; DOCKET NUMBER: 2020-0860-WOC-E; IDENTIFIER: RN109229849; LOCATION: Columbus, Colorado County; TYPE OF FACILITY: operator; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §30.5(a), by failing to obtain a required occupational license; PENALTY: $175; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Aaron Vincent, (512) 239-0855; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(19) COMPANY: SKILL S CORPORATION dba Rozis Mini Mart; DOCKET NUMBER: 2020-0046-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100929124; LOCATION: Alvin, Brazoria County; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.8(c)(4)(A)(vii) and (B), by failing to renew a previously issued underground storage tank (UST) delivery certificate by submitting a properly completed UST registration and self-certification form at least 30 days before the expiration date; 30 TAC §334.8(c)(5)(A)(i) and TWC, §26.3467(a), by failing to make available to a common carrier a valid, current TCEQ delivery certificate before accepting delivery of a regulated substance into the USTs; 30 TAC §334.10(b)(2), by failing to assure that all UST recordkeeping requirements are met; 30 TAC §334.42(i) and TWC, §26.3475(c)(2), by failing to inspect all sumps, manways, overspill containers, or catchment basins associated with a UST system at least once every 60 days to ensure that their sides, bottoms, and any penetration points are maintained liquid-tight; and 30 TAC §334.48(c) and §334.50(b)(1) and (2)(A) and (d)(1)(B), and TWC, §26.3475(a) and (c)(1), by failing to conduct effective inventory control procedures for all USTs involved in the retail sales of petroleum substances used as motor fuel, and failing to monitor the UST in a manner which will detect a release at a frequency of at least once every 30 days, also, failing to provide release detection for the pressurized piping of the UST system; PENALTY: $6,945; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Berenice Munoz, (915) 834-4976; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(20) COMPANY: Universal Pressure Pumping, Incorporated; DOCKET NUMBER: 2019-0386-IHW-E; IDENTIFIER: RN109716191; LOCATION: Pearsall, Frio County; TYPE OF FACILITY: oilfield vehicle and machinery maintenance facility; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §335.2(b), by failing to not cause, suffer, allow, or permit the disposal of industrial solid waste (ISW) at an unauthorized facility; and 30 TAC §335.6(a) and (c), by failing to notify the commission of the generation and disposal of ISW at least 90 days prior to engaging in such activities; PENALTY: $34,287; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Berenice Munoz, (915) 834-4976; REGIONAL OFFICE: 14250 Judson Road, San Antonio, Texas 78233-4480, (210) 490-3096.

TRD-202003297

Charmaine Backens

Director, Litigation Division

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: August 11, 2020


Enforcement Orders

A default order was adopted regarding Brian Smith, Docket No. 2018‑0843‑PST‑E on August 12, 2020, assessing $15,187 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 J.P. GAS & MEGAMART, INC. dba J P Truckstop, Docket No. 2018‑1071‑PST‑E on August 12, 2020, assessing $18,924 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Jake Marx, Staff Attorney at (512) 239‑3400, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711‑3087.

A default order was adopted regarding Greenville USA Investments Inc dba Prime Stop USA, Docket No. 2018‑1634‑PST‑E on August 12, 2020, assessing $5,124 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Kevin R. Bartz, 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 NA Group LLC dba Lewisville Chevron, Docket No. 2019‑0230‑PST‑E on August 12, 2020, assessing $9,212 in administrative penalties with $1,842 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Stephanie McCurley, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239‑2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711‑3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding HEART O' TEXAS COUNCIL OF THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA dba Longhorn Council, Boy Scouts of America, Docket No. 2019‑0517‑PWS‑E on August 12, 2020, assessing $21,990 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Epifanio Villarreal, 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 Honeywell International Inc., Docket No. 2019‑0728‑AIR‑E on August 12, 2020, assessing $190,518 in administrative penalties with $38,103 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Richard Garza, 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 Khaled Hassan dba Corner Store, Docket No. 2019‑0744‑PST‑E on August 12, 2020, assessing $4,921 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 Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP, Docket No. 2019‑0751‑AIR‑E on August 12, 2020, assessing $25,542 in administrative penalties with $5,108 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Carol McGrath, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239‑2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711‑3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Jim Eanes dba Midway Grocery, Docket No. 2019‑0769‑PST‑E on August 12, 2020, assessing $42,750 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Carlos Molina, 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 The Lubrizol Corporation, Docket No. 2019‑0977‑AIR‑E on August 12, 2020, assessing $26,250 in administrative penalties with $5,250 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Johnnie Wu, 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 the City of Crandall, Docket No. 2019‑1077‑MWD‑E on August 12, 2020, assessing $47,250 in administrative penalties. 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 Legacy Reserves Operating LP, Docket No. 2019‑1248‑AIR‑E on August 12, 2020, assessing $26,405 in administrative penalties with $5,281 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Carol Mcgrath, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239‑2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711‑3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Specht's Operations, LLC dba Specht's Store, Docket No. 2019‑1264‑PWS‑E on August 12, 2020, assessing $242 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 GrubTubs, Inc, Docket No. 2019‑1277‑MLM‑E on August 12, 2020, assessing $18,375 in administrative penalties with $13,868 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Stephanie McCurley, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239‑2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711‑3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding Odfjell Terminals (Houston) Inc., Docket No. 2019‑1280‑AIR‑E on August 12, 2020, assessing $31,500 in administrative penalties with $6,300 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Margarita Dennis, 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 Motiva Chemicals LLC fka Flint Hills Resources Port Arthur, LLC, Docket No. 2019‑1289‑AIR‑E on August 12, 2020, assessing $19,238 in administrative penalties with $3,847 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Carol McGrath, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239‑2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711‑3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding JAMERA CUSTOM HOMES, INC., Docket No. 2019‑1338‑WQ‑E on August 12, 2020, assessing $18,000 in administrative penalties with $3,600 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 BEACH RV PARTNERSHIP, LTD., Docket No. 2019‑1452‑PWS‑E on August 12, 2020, assessing $5,195 in administrative penalties with $3,900 deferred. 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 Paper Retriever of Texas, LLC, Docket No. 2019‑1547‑MLM‑E on August 12, 2020, assessing $10,596 in administrative penalties with $2,119 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Berenice Munoz, 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 Riviana Foods Inc., Docket No. 2019‑1595‑AIR‑E on August 12, 2020, assessing $8,438 in administrative penalties with $1,687 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Johnnie Wu, 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 Water Systems, Inc., Docket No. 2019‑1653‑PWS‑E on August 12, 2020, assessing $1,012 in administrative penalties. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Jée Willis, 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 SAM RAYBURN WATER, INC., Docket No. 2019‑1730‑PWS‑E on August 12, 2020, assessing $250 in administrative penalties. 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 Jim Wells County Fresh Water Supply District 1, Docket No. 2020‑0021‑PWS‑E on August 12, 2020, assessing $1,769 in administrative penalties with $1,592 deferred. Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Steven Hall, Enforcement Coordinator at (512) 239‑2545, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711‑3087.

An agreed order was adopted regarding MarkWest Javelina Company, L.L.C., Docket No. 2020‑0056-AIR‑E on August 12, 2020, assessing $11,408 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.

TRD-202003319

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: August 12, 2020


Notice of Costs to Administer the Voluntary Cleanup Program and the Innocent Owner/Operator Program

In accordance with Texas Health and Safety Code, §361.613 (pertaining to the Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP)) and 30 Texas Administrative Code §333.43 (pertaining to the Innocent Owner/Operator Program (IOP)), the executive director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ or commission) annually shall calculate the commission's costs to administer the VCP and the IOP, and shall publish in the Texas Register the rates established for the purpose of identifying the costs recoverable by the commission. The TCEQ has calculated and is publishing the bill rate for both the VCP and the IOP as $115 per hour for the commission's Fiscal Year 2021.

The VCP and the IOP are implemented by the same TCEQ staff. Therefore, a single hourly bill rate for both programs is appropriate. The hourly bill rate is determined based upon current projections for staff salaries for the Fiscal Year 2021, including the fringe benefit rate and the indirect cost rate, minus anticipated federal funding that the commission will receive, and then divided by the estimated number of staff hours necessary to complete the program tasks. Fringe benefits include retirement, social security, and insurance expenses and are calculated at a set rate for the entire agency. The current fringe benefit rate is 38.51% of the budgeted salaries. Indirect costs include allowable overhead expenses and also are calculated at a set rate for the entire agency. The current indirect cost rate is 33.72% of the budgeted salary. The hourly bill rate was calculated and then rounded to the nearest whole dollar amount. The commission will use an hourly bill rate of $115 for both the VCP and the IOP for the Fiscal Year 2021. After an applicant's initial $1,000 application fee has been depleted for the VCP or the IOP review and oversight costs, invoices will be sent monthly to the applicant, or designee, for payment.

The commission anticipates receiving federal funding during Fiscal Year 2021 for the continued development and enhancement of the VCP and the IOP. If the federal funding anticipated for Fiscal Year 2021 does not become available, the commission may calculate and publish a new hourly bill rate. Federal funding of the VCP and the IOP should occur prior to October 1, 2020.

For more information, please contact Ms. Merrie Smith, P.G., VCP-CA Section, Remediation Division, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, MC 221, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Austin, Texas 78753, or call (512) 239-5051, or email merrie.smith@tceq.texas.gov.

TRD-202003305

Charmaine Backens

Director, Litigation Division

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: August 11, 2020


Notice of Water Quality Application

The following notice was issued on August 5, 2020.

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

INFORMATION SECTION

INVISTA S.A. R.L., which operates a chemicals and plastics manufacturing facility, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for a minor amendment to Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit No. WQ0000476000, to authorize a change in the effluent monitoring location of Outfall 003; change the grab sample pH testing at internal Outfalls 151b and 101 to allow either online continuous pH monitoring or grab sample monitoring for compliance reporting; modify the description of monitoring location of internal Outfall 101; change the location of the visual inspection point for of Outfall 001; optional effluent monitoring location at Outfall 001; optional continuous online monitoring of the total residual chlorine effluent limitations at internal Outfall 101 and Outfall 001; optional manual effluent monitoring at internal Outfalls 101 and 151, and Outfall 001; redefine the authorized stormwater under Other Requirement No. 18; the option to use electronic surveillance to conduct both routine and non-routine visual inspections of the outfalls; reduce the review schedule of the stormwater pollution prevention plan at Outfalls 005 and 006; change the name of DuPont plant to Performance Materials NA, Inc.; revise the effluent monitoring location description for Outfall 006; allowance for non-compliance with monitoring of the total residual chlorine effluent limitations at internal Outfall 101 and Outfall 001; change the weather induced overflow report requirement from the current within 24-hr reporting to entries in on-site operating records only; an exception to report de minimis volume of unauthorized discharges; exception to naturally occurring foam; and allow unplanned and non-routine discharges. The facility is located at 2695 Old Bloomington Road North, near the City of Victoria in Victoria County, Texas 77905.

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

TRD-202003317

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: August 12, 2020


Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Notice of Public Hearing on Health and Human Services System Coordinated Strategic Plan 2021-2025

Hearing. The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) will conduct a public hearing on September 1, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time, to receive stakeholder input on the Health and Human Services (HHS) Draft Strategic Planning Elements for 2021-2025.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this hearing will be conducted online using Microsoft Teams only. To attend the hearing, go to https://texashhsmeetings.org/HHSSP_Sept2020.

There is not a physical location for this meeting.

Topic. The HHS Coordinated Strategic Plan covers both health and human services agencies. Please see https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/budget-planning/health-human-services-system-strategic-plans-2021-2025 for the HHS Draft Strategic Planning Elements for 2021-2025.

Public Comment. HHSC and DSHS welcome public comments pertaining to HHS Strategic Planning. Members of the public who would like to provide comment are encouraged to participate by providing written public comment to HHSC by emailing strategicplancomments@hhsc.state.tx.us no later than 5:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time on September 1, 2020. Please include your name and either the organization you are representing or a statement that you are writing as a private citizen.

If you would like to register to provide oral comments at the hearing, please go to https://texashhsmeetings.org/HHSSP_PCReg_Sept2020 and fill out the online form, marking the correct box on the Public Comment item. Instructions for providing oral comment will be emailed to you. Registration should be completed no later than 5:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time on August 28, 2020. Members of the public may also use the Microsoft Teams Live Event Q&A section to submit a request to provide public comment. The request must contain your name, either the name of the organization you are representing or a statement that you are speaking as a private citizen, and your direct phone number.

Public comment is limited to three minutes. Speakers must state their name and any affiliation or that they are speaking on their own behalf. Speakers who are using handouts are asked to provide an electronic copy in accessible pdf format that will be distributed to the appropriate State staff. Handouts must be emailed to HHSC immediately after registering and include the name of the person who will be commenting.

Contact: Questions regarding agenda items, content, or hearing arrangements should be directed to Laura Lucinda in the Office of Transformation and Innovation, HHSC, (512) 487-3334 or strategicplancomments@hhsc.state.tx.us.

This hearing is open to the public. No reservations are required, and there is no cost to attend.

Persons with disabilities who wish to attend the hearing and require assistive aids or services should contact Lucinda at (512) 487-3334 or strategicplancomments@hhsc.state.tx.us at least 72 hours before the hearing so appropriate arrangements can be made.

TRD-202003320

Karen Ray

Chief Counsel

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Filed: August 12, 2020


Texas Department of Insurance

Company Licensing

Application for incorporation in the state of Texas for Insurors Indemnity Select Insurance Company, a domestic fire and/or casualty company. The home office is in Waco, Texas.

Application to do business in the state of Texas for Branch Insurance exchange, a foreign Lloyds/reciprocal company. The home office is in Columbus, Ohio.

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-202003318

James Person

General Counsel

Texas Department of Insurance

Filed: August 12, 2020


Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation

Proposed Fiscal Year 2021 Research Agenda

Workers' Compensation Research and Evaluation Group

Introduction

Texas Labor Code §405.0026 requires the commissioner of workers' compensation to adopt a research agenda each year for the Workers' Compensation Research and Evaluation Group (REG) at the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI).

Labor Code §405.0025 requires the REG to conduct professional studies and research related to the operational effectiveness of the workers' compensation system.

Labor Code §405.0026 requires the REG to prepare a research agenda each year for the commissioner to review, approve, and publish in the Texas Register.

Texas Insurance Code §1305.502 requires the REG to develop and issue an informational report card each year that identifies and compares, on an objective basis, certified health care networks with each other and with claims not in the network.

Proposed Fiscal Year 2021 Research Agenda

The REG proposes the following research projects:

--complete and publish the 2021 Workers' Compensation Health Care Network Report Card (required under Insurance Code §1305.502 and Labor Code §405.0025);

--analyze the preliminary impact of COVID-19 on the Texas workers' compensation system, including claim frequency, claim costs, disputes, and return-to-work outcomes; and

--study the use of telemedicine in the Texas workers' compensation system, including trends regarding the types and cost of services being performed, the types of health care providers providing these services, and the demographic trends of injured employees receiving telemedicine services.

The REG will consider expanding the scope of the research projects or conducting more projects to accommodate stakeholder suggestions, subject to the resources and data available.

Request for Comments or Public Hearing

You may submit comments on the Proposed Fiscal Year 2021 Research Agenda or request a public hearing in writing no later than 5:00 p.m., Central time, on September 21, 2020. A hearing request must be on a separate page from any written comments.

Send your comments or hearing request by email to RuleComments@tdi.texas.gov or mail them to: Cynthia Guillen, DWC Legal Services, MS-4D, Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation, 7551 Metro Center Drive, Suite 100, Austin, Texas 78744-1645.

Copies of the proposed research agenda are on the TDI website. Please email any questions about this agenda to Amy Lee at wcresearch@tdi.texas.gov.

TRD-202003298

Kara Mace

Deputy Commissioner of Legal Services

Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation

Filed: August 11, 2020


Texas Lottery Commission

Notice of Public Comment Hearing

A public hearing to receive comments regarding proposed amendments to 16 TAC §§402.200 (General Restrictions on the Conduct of Bingo), 402.300 (Pull-Tab Bingo), 402.301 (Bingo Card/Paper), 402.400 (General Licensing Provisions), 402.401 (Temporary License), 402.404 (License Classes and Fees), 402.408 (Designation of Members), 402.420 (Qualifications and Requirements for Conductor's License), 402.450 (Request for Waiver), 402.451 (Operating Capital), 402.502 (Charitable Use of Net Proceeds Recordkeeping), 402.503 (Bingo Gift Certificates), 402.511 (Required Inventory Records), 402.601 (Interest on Delinquent Tax), 402.602 (Waiver of Penalty, Settlement of Prize Fees, Rental Tax, Penalty and/or Interest), 402.700 (Denials; Suspensions; Revocations; Hearings), 402.702 (Disqualifying Convictions), and 402.703 (Audit Policy) will be conducted on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. via Zoom webinar.

Members of the public will not be able to attend the hearing in person. Instead, the public will have access and a means to participate in this hearing, by two-way audio, via the following link:

https://txlottery.zoom.us/j/95936144307?pwd=SFhueURnWjhJcGFkODQ0eVkxSFZKdz09

Passcode: 765772, Webinar ID: 959 3614 4307, or by calling +1 (346) 248-7799.

If you wish to provide public comment at the hearing, notify Tyler Vance, Assistant General Counsel, by email at tyler.vance@lottery.state.tx.us or by phone at (512) 344-5126 no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, indicating your name, address and phone number; who you are representing, if applicable; and whether your comments are for, against, or neutral regarding the proposal.

An archived recording of the meeting will be available by the close of business on September 10 on the Commission's YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/TheTexasLottery.

TRD-202003276

Bob Biard

General Counsel

Texas Lottery Commission

Filed: August 10, 2020


Scratch Ticket Game Number 2271 "COOL RICHES"

1.0 Name and Style of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The name of Scratch Ticket Game No. 2271 is "COOL RICHES". The play style is "multiple games".

1.1 Price of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The price for Scratch Ticket Game No. 2271 shall be $10.00 per Scratch Ticket.

1.2 Definitions in Scratch Ticket Game No. 2271.

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: CHERRY SYMBOL, GOLD BAR SYMBOL, BANANA SYMBOL, DICE SYMBOL, SPADE SYMBOL, COW SYMBOL, KEY SYMBOL, DAISY SYMBOL, DIAMOND SYMBOL, CLOVER SYMBOL, LIGHTNING BOLT SYMBOL, HORSESHOE SYMBOL, POT OF GOLD SYMBOL, FISH SYMBOL, BUTTERFLY SYMBOL, SLED SYMBOL, 2X SYMBOL, FROG SYMBOL, FIRE SYMBOL, TREE SYMBOL, ACORN SYMBOL, HEART SYMBOL, ICE CREAM SYMBOL, BOOT SYMBOL, WALLET SYMBOL, LADYBUG SYMBOL, SAFE SYMBOL, FEATHER SYMBOL, SUN SYMBOL, STRAWBERRY SYMBOL, PIGGY BANK SYMBOL, WISHBONE SYMBOL, HAT SYMBOL, 3X SYMBOL, LEMON SYMBOL, MOON SYMBOL, RAINBOW SYMBOL, BIRD SYMBOL, ANCHOR SYMBOL, ELEPHANT SYMBOL, WATERMELON SYMBOL, DRUM SYMBOL, TROPHY SYMBOL, STAR SYMBOL, UMBRELLA SYMBOL, RING SYMBOL, STACK OF BILLS SYMBOL, COIN SYMBOL, CROWN SYMBOL, CABIN SYMBOL, 5X SYMBOL, $10.00, $20.00, $30.00, $50.00, $100, $150, $300 and $250,000.

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

Figure 1: GAME NO. 2271 - 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 (2271), 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: 2271-0000001-001.

H. Pack - A Pack of the "COOL RICHES" Scratch Ticket Game contains 050 Tickets, packed in plastic shrink-wrapping and fanfolded in pages of one. Ticket 001 will be shown on the front of the pack; the back of ticket 050 will be revealed on the back of the pack. All packs will be tightly shrink-wrapped. There will be no breaks between the tickets in a pack.

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

J. Scratch Ticket Game, Scratch Ticket or Ticket - Texas Lottery "COOL RICHES" Scratch Ticket Game No. 2271.

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 "COOL RICHES" Scratch Ticket Game is determined once the latex on the Scratch Ticket is scratched off to expose seventy-two (72) Play Symbols. GAME 1: If a player reveals a "SLED" Play Symbol, the player wins the PRIZE for that symbol. If the player reveals a "2X" Play Symbol, the player wins DOUBLE the PRIZE for that symbol. GAME 2: If the player reveals a "HAT" Play Symbol, the player wins the PRIZE for that symbol. If the player reveals a "3X" Play Symbol, the player wins TRIPLE the PRIZE for that symbol. GAME 3: If the player reveals a "CABIN" Play Symbol, the player wins the PRIZE for that symbol. If the player reveals a "5X" Play Symbol, the player wins 5 TIMES the PRIZE for that symbol. No portion of the Display Printing nor any extraneous matter whatsoever shall be usable or playable as a part of the Scratch Ticket.

2.1 Scratch Ticket Validation Requirements.

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

1. Exactly seventy-two (72) 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 seventy-two (72) 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 seventy-two (72) Play Symbols must be exactly one of those described in Section 1.2.C of these Game Procedures;

17. Each of the seventy-two (72) 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. GENERAL: Consecutive Non-Winning Tickets within a Pack will not have matching patterns, in the same order, of either Play Symbols or Prize Symbols.

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

C. GENERAL: A Ticket can win up to thirty-six (36) times.

D. GENERAL: On winning and Non-Winning Tickets, the top cash prize of $250,000 will appear at least once, except on Tickets winning thirty-six (36) times.

E. GENERAL: On all Tickets, a Prize Symbol will not appear more than six (6) times, except as required by the prize structure to create multiple wins.

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

G. GENERAL: All non-winning Play Symbols will be different.

H. GENERAL: The "SLED" (SWIN$) Play Symbol and the "2X" (DBL) Play Symbol will only appear in GAME 1 and will never appear in GAME 2 or GAME 3.

I. GENERAL: The "HAT" (HWIN$) Play Symbol and the "3X" (TRP) Play Symbol will only appear in GAME 2 and will never appear in GAME 1 or GAME 3.

J. GENERAL: The "CABIN" (CWIN$) Play Symbol and the "5X" (WINX5) Play Symbol will only appear in GAME 3 and will never appear in GAME 1 or GAME 2.

K. GAME 1: The "SLED" (SWIN$) Play Symbol will win the PRIZE for that symbol.

L. GAME 1: The "2X" (DBL) Play Symbol will win DOUBLE the PRIZE for that Play Symbol and will win as per the prize structure.

M. GAME 1: The "2X" (DBL) Play Symbol will never appear more than once on a Ticket.

N. GAME 1: The "SLED" (SWIN$) Play Symbol and the "2X" (DBL) Play Symbol will never appear on Non-Winning Tickets.

O. GAME 2: The "HAT" (HWIN$) Play Symbol will win the PRIZE for that symbol.

P. GAME 2: The "3X" (TRP) Play Symbol will win TRIPLE the PRIZE for that Play Symbol and will win as per the prize structure.

Q. GAME 2: The "3X" (TRP) Play Symbol will never appear more than once on a Ticket.

R. GAME 2: The "HAT" (HWIN$) Play Symbol and the "3X" (TRP) Play Symbol will never appear on Non-Winning Tickets.

S. GAME 3: The "CABIN" (CWIN$) Play Symbol will win the PRIZE for that symbol.

T. GAME 3: The "5X" (WINX5) Play Symbol will win 5 TIMES the PRIZE for that Play Symbol and will win as per the prize structure.

U. GAME 3: The "5X" (WINX5) Play Symbol will never appear more than twice on a Ticket.

V. GAME 3: The "CABIN" (CWIN$) Play Symbol and the "5X" (WINX5) Play Symbol will never appear on Non-Winning Tickets.

2.3 Procedure for Claiming Prizes.

A. To claim a "COOL RICHES" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $10.00, $20.00, $30.00, $50.00, $100, $150 or $300, 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 $30.00, $50.00, $100, $150 or $300 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 "COOL RICHES" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $3,000 or $250,000, 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 "COOL RICHES" 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.

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 "COOL RICHES" 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 "COOL RICHES" Scratch Ticket Game, the Texas Lottery shall deposit the amount of the prize in a custodial bank account, with an adult member of the minor's family or the minor's guardian serving as custodian for the minor.

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

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

3.0 Scratch Ticket Ownership.

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

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

4.0 Number and Value of Scratch Prizes. There will be approximately 8,040,000 Scratch Tickets in Scratch Ticket Game No. 2271. The approximate number and value of prizes in the game are as follows:

Figure 2: GAME NO. 2271 - 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. 2271 without advance notice, at which point no further Scratch Tickets in that game may be sold. The determination of the closing date and reasons for closing will be made in accordance with the Scratch Ticket closing procedures and the 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. 2271, 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-202003291

Bob Biard

General Counsel

Texas Lottery Commission

Filed: August 10, 2020


Scratch Ticket Game Number 2286 "MONEY MONEY MONEY"

1.0 Name and Style of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The name of Scratch Ticket Game No. 2286 is "MONEY MONEY MONEY". The play style is "key number match".

1.1 Price of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The price for Scratch Ticket Game No. 2286 shall be $5.00 per Scratch Ticket.

1.2 Definitions in Scratch Ticket Game No. 2286.

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

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

C. Play Symbol - The printed data under the latex on the front of the Scratch Ticket that is used to determine eligibility for a prize. Each Play Symbol is printed in Symbol font in black ink in positive except for dual-image games. The possible black Play Symbols are: 01, 03, 04, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 2X SYMBOL, 5X SYMBOL, $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, $50.00, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 and $100,000.

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

Figure 1: GAME NO. 2286 - 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 (2286), 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: 2286-0000001-001.

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

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

J. Scratch Ticket Game, Scratch Ticket or Ticket - Texas Lottery "MONEY MONEY MONEY" Scratch Ticket Game No. 2286.

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 "MONEY MONEY MONEY" Scratch Ticket Game is determined once the latex on the Scratch Ticket is scratched off to expose forty-five (45) 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 "2X" Play Symbol, the player wins DOUBLE the prize for that symbol. If the player reveals a "5X" Play Symbol, the player wins 5 TIMES the prize for that symbol. No portion of the Display Printing nor any extraneous matter whatsoever shall be usable or playable as a part of the Scratch Ticket.

2.1 Scratch Ticket Validation Requirements.

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

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

17. Each of the forty-five (45) 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. Consecutive Non-Winning Tickets within a Pack will not have matching patterns, in the same order, of either Play Symbols or Prize Symbols.

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

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

D. On winning and Non-Winning Tickets, the top cash prizes of $1,000 and $100,000 will each appear at least once, except on Tickets winning twenty (20) times, with respect to other parameters, play action or prize structure.

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

F. Tickets winning more than one (1) time will use as many WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbols as possible to create matches, unless restricted by other parameters, play action or prize structure.

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

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

I. On all Tickets, a Prize Symbol will not appear more than three (3) times, except as required by the prize structure to create multiple wins.

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

K. The "2X" (DBL) Play Symbol will never appear more than two (2) times on a Ticket.

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

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

N. The "2X" (DBL) Play Symbol will never appear as a WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbol.

O. The "5X" (WINX5) Play Symbol will never appear more than once on a Ticket.

P. The "5X" (WINX5) Play Symbol will win 5 TIMES the prize for that Play Symbol and will win as per the prize structure.

Q. The "5X" (WINX5) Play Symbol will never appear on a Non-Winning Ticket.

R. The "5X" (WINX5) Play Symbol will never appear as a WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbol.

2.3 Procedure for Claiming Prizes.

A. To claim a "MONEY MONEY MONEY" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, $50.00, $100, $250 or $500, a claimant shall sign the back of the Scratch Ticket in the space designated on the Scratch Ticket and 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, $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 "MONEY MONEY MONEY" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $1,000 or $100,000, 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 "MONEY MONEY MONEY" 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.

2.4 Allowance for Delay of Payment. The Texas Lottery may delay payment of the prize pending a final determination by the Executive Director, under any of the following circumstances:

A. if a dispute occurs, or it appears likely that a dispute may occur, regarding the prize;

B. if there is any question regarding the identity of the claimant;

C. if there is any question regarding the validity of the Scratch Ticket presented for payment; or

D. if the claim is subject to any deduction from the payment otherwise due, as described in Section 2.3.D of these Game Procedures. No liability for interest for any delay shall accrue to the benefit of the claimant pending payment of the claim.

2.5 Payment of Prizes to Persons Under 18. If a person under the age of 18 years is entitled to a cash prize under $600 from the "MONEY MONEY MONEY" Scratch Ticket Game, the Texas Lottery shall deliver to an adult member of the minor's family or the minor's guardian a check or warrant in the amount of the prize payable to the order of the minor.

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

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

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

3.0 Scratch Ticket Ownership.

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

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

4.0 Number and Value of Scratch Prizes. There will be approximately 9,000,000 Scratch Tickets in Scratch Ticket Game No. 2286. The approximate number and value of prizes in the game are as follows:

Figure 2: GAME NO. 2286 - 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. 2286 without advance notice, at which point no further Scratch Tickets in that game may be sold. The determination of the closing date and reasons for closing will be made in accordance with the Scratch Ticket closing procedures and the 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. 2286, 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-202003293

Bob Biard

General Counsel

Texas Lottery Commission

Filed: August 10, 2020