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Calendar of Public Meetings and Hearings on Permitting Cases

Here you will find a listing of all upcoming public meetings, notice and comment hearings, informal public hearings, and contested case hearings on permitting applications.
Table of upcoming public meetings and hearings on permitting cases.
Date Time City Applicant Meeting/
Hearing Type
Permit No. SOAH Docket No.
11/10/14 10:00 a.m. Bonham North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) Contested Case Hearing 12151 582-15-0690
11/13/14 7:00 p.m. Dallas Columbia Packing Co., Inc. Public Meeting 106009 -
12/15/14 10:00 a.m. Houston Southern Crushed Concrete, LLC
AMENDED NOTICE - NEW DATE!
Contested Case Hearing 119443L001 582-15-0460
12/15/14 7:00 p.m. Bee Cave JPHD, Inc. Public Meeting WQ0015201001 -

Please Note

With few exceptions, the meetings and hearings on this page have been requested by the public for the specific purpose of discussing permitting issues, such as whether a facility should be allowed to obtain, renew, or amend a Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, New Source Review, or Municipal Solid Waste permit at a specific location.

All of the meetings are arranged and conducted by the TCEQ's Office of the Chief Clerk (OCC). Most of the hearings, however, are arranged and conducted by the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH), which was created expressly for that purpose.

This calendar only lists meetings and contested case hearings on permitting cases. In addition, the SOAH hearings in this calendar only announce the first notice, or preliminary hearing date, of a case, and are posted purely as a courtesy to our customers. For information on subsequent SOAH hearings, contact SOAH at the number listed below.

Follow these links to find information about TCEQ commission agendas, commission work sessions, the executive director's agenda, and public hearings for proposed rules; or SOAH hearings Exit the TCEQ on rate cases, Certificates of Convenience and Necessity (CCN), enforcement matters, and contract disputes.

If you have questions about a specific hearing or meeting, please call the contact person listed on the hearing or meeting notice. If you have general questions about this calendar, please call OCC at 512-239-3300.

SOAH may be reached by phone 512-475-4993, by E-mail (feedback@soah.texas.gov), or on the Web (www.soah.texas.gov). Exit the TCEQ

Persons with disabilities who plan to attend a TCEQ meeting or SOAH hearing and who need special accommodations should call OCC (512-239-3300) or 1-800-RELAY-TX (TDD) at least one week prior to the event.


NOTICE OF HEARING
NORTH TEXAS MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT
SOAH Docket No. 582-15-0690
TCEQ Docket No. 2014-0913-WR
Application No. 12151

APPLICATION.
North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD or Applicant), P.O. Box 2408, Wylie, Texas 75098, seeks a Water Use Permit pursuant to Texas Water Code §§ 11.121, 11.085, 11.042, and 11.046 and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Rules 30 Texas Administration Code (TAC) §§ 295.1, et seq.

North Texas Municipal Water District has applied for a Water Use Permit to construct and maintain a dam and reservoir (Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir) with a maximum normal operating capacity of 367,609 acre-feet of water and a surface area of 16,526 acres on Bois d’Arc Creek, tributary of the Red River, Red River Basin in Fannin County. Applicant seeks authorization to divert and use not to exceed 175,000 acre-feet of water per year from any point on the perimeter of the proposed reservoir at a maximum combine diversion rate of 365.15 cfs (163,889 gpm, 236 mgd) for municipal, industrial and agricultural purposes, including the right to use water within the reservoir for recreational purposes. Applicant requests interbasin transfer authorization to use the water within its service area in the Red and Trinity River Basins, and within Fannin County in the Sulphur River Basin. NTMWD’s service area is currently located within the following counties: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Fannin, Hopkins, Hunt, Kaufman, Rains and Rockwall.

The proposed Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir will be located 15.2 miles in a northeast direction from City of Bonham and 9.7 miles in a north-northwest direction from the Town of Honey Grove. Station 42+33 on the centerline of the proposed dam will be S 23.2677° E, 514 feet from the southeast corner of O.H.P. Wood Survey, Abstract No. 1177, in Fannin County, Texas, also being at 33.7180° N Latitude, 95.9822° W Longitude. The proposed dam will be located in the George W. King Original Survey, Abstract No. 604, the James Kerr Original Survey, Abstract No. 614, and the John Reynolds Original Survey, Abstract No. 931 in Fannin County, Texas. The proposed dam and reservoir will be located on the land of the Applicant, which will be acquired prior to construction.

Applicant also seeks authorization to reuse return flows generated from the diversion and use of water from the proposed reservoir. Until facilities are developed to reuse said water, return flows may be discharged to the Red, Sulphur, or Trinity River Basins.

Applicant indicates that diversions may overdraft the firm yield of the reservoir as part of a system operation with existing NTMWD supplies to achieve maximum conservation of limited water resources.

Information relating to the contract price of the water to be transferred; a statement of each general category of proposed use of the water to be transferred, and a detailed description of the proposed uses and users under each category; the cost of diverting, conveying, distributing, and supplying the water to, and treating the water for, the proposed users; and the projected effect on user rates and fees for each class of ratepayers can be obtained without cost by submitting a written request to Mr. Robert McCarthy at P.O. Box 2408, 505 east Brown Street, Wylie, Texas 75098, or by accessing the Applicant’s website at http://www.ntmwd.com/bois_dArc.html.

The Executive Director has prepared a draft permit, which, if approved, would establish the conditions under which the applicant may divert and impound this water.

CONTESTED CASE HEARING.
SOAH will conduct a preliminary hearing on this application at:

10:00 a.m. – November 10, 2014
Fannin County Court at Law Annex
210 South Main Street
Bonham, Texas 75418

The purpose of a preliminary hearing is to establish jurisdiction, name the parties, establish a procedural schedule for the remainder of the proceeding, allow an opportunity for settlement discussions, and to address other matters as determined by the judge. The evidentiary hearing phase of the proceeding will be similar to a civil trial in state district court.

The hearing will be conducted in accordance with Chapter 2001, Texas Government Code; Chapter 11, Texas Water Code; and the procedural rules of the TCEQ and SOAH, including 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 80 and 1 TAC Chapter 155.

The applicant is automatically a party in this hearing. If anyone else wishes to be a party to the hearing, he or she must attend the hearing and show how he or she 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 any person may request to be a party. Only persons named as parties may participate at the hearing.

INFORMATION.
If you need more information about the hearing process for this application, please call the Public Education Program, toll free, at 1-800-687-4040. General information about the TCEQ can be found at http://www.tceq.texas.gov/.

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

Issued: October 16, 2014

Bridget C. Bohac, Chief Clerk
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
FOR AN AIR QUALITY PERMIT

PROPOSED PERMIT NUMBER 106009

APPLICATION.
Columbia Packing Co., Inc., 2807 E 11th St, Dallas, Texas 75203-2010, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for issuance of Proposed Air Quality Permit Number 106009, which would authorize construction of a smokehouse located at 2807 E 11th St, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas 75203. 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. http://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/hb610/index.html?lat=32.7472&lng=-96.7899&zoom=13&type=r. For exact location, refer to the application. The proposed facility will emit the following air contaminants: particulate matter including particulate matter with diameters of 10 microns or less and 2.5 microns or less, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, organic compounds, and hazardous air pollutants.

The TCEQ Executive Director has completed the technical review of the application and 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 to issue the permit because it meets all rules and regulations.

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

The Public Meeting is to be held:
Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Franklin D. Roosevelt High School Auditorium
525 Bonnie View Road
Dallas, Texas 75203

INFORMATION.
Citizens are encouraged to submit written comments anytime during the public meeting or by mail before the close of the public comment period to the Office of the Chief Clerk, TCEQ, Mail Code MC-105, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087 or electronically at http://www.tceq.texas.gov/about/comments.html. If you need more information about the permit application or the permitting process, please call the TCEQ Public Education Program, toll free, at 1-800-687-4040. General information can be found at our Web site at www.tceq.texas.gov. Si desea información en Español, puede llamar al 1-800-687-4040.

The permit application, executive director's preliminary decision, and draft permit are available for viewing and copying at the TCEQ central office, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building E, Room 103, Austin, Texas 78753, the TCEQ Dallas/Fort Worth regional office, 2309 Gravel Dr., Fort Worth, Texas, and at the Paul Laurence Dunbar Lancaster-Kiest Branch Library, 2008 East Kiest Boulevard, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas. The facility's compliance file, if any exists, is available for public review in the Dallas/Fort Worth regional office at the address listed above. Further information may also be obtained from Columbia Packing Co., Inc., 2807 E 11th St, Dallas, Texas 75203-2010 or by calling Ms. Lori Madrid, Environmental and Air Quality Specialist at (214) 315-7761.

Persons with disabilities who need special accommodations at the meeting should call the Office of the Chief Clerk at 512-239-3300 or 1-800-RELAY-TX (TDD) at least one week prior to the meeting.

Issued: October 20, 2014


AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING
(To change hearing date.)
SOUTHERN CRUSHED CONCRETE, LLC
SOAH Docket No. 582-15-0460
TCEQ Docket No. 2014-1401-AIR
Proposed Registration No. 119443L001

APPLICATION.
Southern Crushed Concrete, LLC, 9303 New Trails Drive Suite 200, The Woodlands, Texas 77381-5020, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for an Air Quality Standard Permit for a Concrete Batch Plant Registration Number 119443L001, which would authorize construction of a temporary concrete batch plant under Title 30 Texas Administrative Code § 116.611 (30 TAC § 116.611) at 5001 Gasmer Drive, Houston, Harris County, Texas 77035. The proposed facility will emit the following air contaminants: particulate matter including (but not limited to) aggregate, cement, road dust, and particulate matter with diameters of 10 microns or less and 2.5 microns or less.

The TCEQ Executive Director has determined that the application meets all of the requirements of a Standard Permit authorized by 30 TAC § 116.611 which would establish the conditions under which the facility must operate. The Executive Director has made a preliminary decision to issue the registration because it meets all rules and regulations. The permit application, executive director’s preliminary decision, and standard permit are available for viewing and copying at the TCEQ central office, the TCEQ Houston regional office, and the Houston Public Library-Meyer Neighborhood Branch, 5005 West Bellfort, Houston, Harris County, Texas. The facility’s compliance file, if any exists, is available for public review at the TCEQ Houston Regional Office, 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas.

DIRECT REFERRAL.
The Notice of Application and Preliminary Decision was published on July 24, 2014 and July 25, 2014. On September 22, 2014, the Applicant filed a request for direct referral to the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH). Therefore, the chief clerk has referred this application directly to SOAH for a hearing on whether the application complies with all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

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

10:00 a.m. – December 15, 2014
State Office of Administrative Hearings
The Preserve at North Loop
2020 North Loop West, Suite 111
Houston, Texas 77018

The contested case hearing will be a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in state district court. 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 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 116, Subchapters A and B; and the procedural rules of the TCEQ and SOAH, including 30 TAC Chapter 80 and 1 TAC Chapter 155.

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/about/comments, or in writing to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Office of the Chief Clerk, MC-105, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087. If you communicate with the TCEQ electronically, please be aware that your email address, like your physical mailing address, will become part of the agency’s public record. For more information about this permit application, the permitting process, or the contested case hearing process, please call the Public Education Program toll free at 1-800-687-4040. Si desea información en Español, puede llamar al 1-800-687-4040. General information regarding the TCEQ may be obtained electronically at http://www.tceq.texas.gov

INFORMATION.
If you need more information about the hearing process for this application, please call the Public Education Program, toll free, at 1-800-687-4040. General information regarding the TCEQ can be found at http://www.tceq.texas.gov/.

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

Further information may also be obtained from Southern Crushed Concrete, LLC at the address stated above or by calling Ms. Monique Wells, Environmental Consultant, CIC Environmental LLC at 512-292-4314.

Issued: November 7, 2014

Bridget C. Bohac, Chief Clerk
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
FOR WATER QUALITY LAND APPLICATION PERMIT
FOR MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER
NEW

PERMIT NO. WQ0015201001

APPLICATION.
JPHD, Inc., 17024 Hamilton Pool Road, Austin, Texas 78738, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for a new permit, proposed Permit No. WQ0015201001, to authorize the disposal of treated domestic wastewater effluent at a daily average flow not to exceed 450,000 gallons per day via drip irrigation on 6 application areas with a minimum total surface area of 104.79 acres divided into 36 zones. The draft permit would not authorize the discharge of pollutants into waters in the State. The wastewater treatment facility and disposal site will be located 3.2 miles west of the intersection of State Highway 71 and Hamilton Pool Road, on Hamilton Pool Road in Travis County, Texas 78738. The wastewater treatment facility and disposal site will be located in the drainage basin of Barton Creek in Segment No. 1430 of the Colorado River Basin.

The TCEQ Executive Director has completed the technical review of the application and prepared a draft permit. The draft permit, if approved, would establish the conditions under which the facility must operate. The Executive Director has made a preliminary decision that this permit, if issued, meets all statutory and regulatory requirements. 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, please refer to the application. www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/hb610/index.html?lat=30.306944&lng=-98.02&zoom=13&type=r

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

The Public Meeting is to be held:
Monday, December 15, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Star Hill Ranch
15000 Hamilton Pool Road
Bee Cave, Texas 78738

INFORMATION.
Citizens are encouraged to submit written comments anytime during the meeting or by mail before the close of the public comment period to the Office of the Chief Clerk, TCEQ, Mail Code MC-105, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, TX 78711-3087 or electronically at www.tceq.texas.gov/about/comments.html. The public comment period will close at the end of the public meeting on December 15. If you need more information about the permit application or the permitting process, please call the TCEQ Public Education Program, Toll Free, at 1-800-687-4040. Si desea información en Español, puede llamar 1-800-687-4040. General information about the TCEQ can be found on our web site at www.tceq.texas.gov.

The permit application, Executive Director's preliminary decision, and draft permit are available for viewing and copying at the Bee Cave Public Library, 4000 Galleria Parkway, Bee Cave, Texas 78738. Further information may also be obtained from JPHD, Inc., 17024 Hamilton Pool Road, Austin, Texas 78738 or by calling Mr. Daniel Ryan, P.E., LJA Engineering, Inc., at (512) 439-4700.

Persons with disabilities who need special accommodations at the meeting should call the Office of the Chief Clerk at (512) 239-3300 or 1-800-RELAY-TX (TDD) at least one week prior to the meeting.

Issued: October 27, 2014