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Texas Commission On Environmental Quality

Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for: Issuance of Permit 161554
This application would authorize construction of a Rock Crushing Facility. The
applicant has provided the following driving directions from Interstate Highway
35 frontage and Williams Road, drive 2.17 miles north to Solana Ranch Road,
turn left for 0.3 miles, the plant entrance in on the right, Prairie Dell, Bell County,
Texas 76571. This link to an electronic map of the site or facility’s general
location is provided as a public courtesy and not part of the application or notice.
For exact location, refer to application.
The facility will emit the following contaminants: carbon monoxide, hazardous
air pollutants, nitrogen oxides, organic compounds, particulate matter including
particulate matter with diameters of 10 microns or less and 2.5 microns or less
and sulfur dioxide.
This application was submitted to the TCEQ on June 3, 2020. The application
will be available for viewing and copying at the TCEQ central office, the TCEQ
Waco regional office, and the Salado Public Library, 1151 North Main Street,
Salado, Bell County, Texas beginning the first day of publication of this notice.
The facility’s compliance file, if any exists, is available for public review in the
Waco regional office of the TCEQ.
The executive director has determined the application is administratively
complete and will conduct a technical review of the application.
PUBLIC COMMENT/PUBLIC MEETING You may submit public comments,
or request a public meeting or a contested case hearing to the Office of the
Chief Clerk at the address below. The TCEQ will consider all public comments
in developing a final decision on the application. After the deadline for public
comments, the executive director will prepare a response to all public comments.
The purpose of a public meeting is to provide the opportunity to submit comments
or ask questions about the application. A public meeting about the application
will be held if the executive director determines that there is a significant degree
of public interest in the application, if requested by an interested person, or if
requested by a local legislator. A public meeting is not a contested case hearing.
After technical review of the application is complete, the executive director may
prepare a draft permit and will issue a preliminary decision on the application.
Notice of Application and Preliminary Decision for an Air Quality Permit will then
be published and mailed to those who made comments, submitted hearing
requests or are on the mailing list for this application. That notice will contain the
final deadline for submitting public comments.
a contested case hearing. A contested case hearing is a legal proceeding
similar to a civil trial in state district court. A contested case hearing will only be
granted based on disputed issues of fact that are relevant and material to the
Commission’s decision. Further, the Commission will only grant a hearing on
those issues submitted during the public comment period and not withdrawn.
The deadline to submit a request for a contested case hearing is 30 days
after newspaper notice is published. If a request is timely filed, the deadline
for requesting a contested case hearing will be extended to 30 days after
the mailing of the response to comments.
A person who may be affected by emissions of air contaminants from
the facility is entitled to request a hearing. If requesting a contested case
hearing, you must submit the following: (1) your name (or for a group or
association, an official representative), mailing address, and daytime phone
number; (2) applicant’s name and permit number; (3) the statement “[I/we]
request a contested case hearing”; (4) a specific description of how you
would be adversely affected by the application and air emissions from the
facility in a way not common to the general public; (5) the location and
distance of your property relative to the facility; (6) a description of how
you use the property which may be impacted by the facility; and (7) a list
of all disputed issues of fact that you submit during the comment period.
If the request is made by a group or an association, one or more members
who have standing to request a hearing must be identified by name and
physical address. The interests the group or association seeks to protect
must also be identified. You may also submit your proposed adjustments to
the application/permit which would satisfy your concerns.
If a hearing request is timely filed, following the close of all applicable comment
and request periods, the Executive Director will forward the application and
any requests for contested case hearing to the Commissioners for their
consideration at a scheduled Commission meeting. The Commission may only
grant a request for a contested case hearing on issues the requestor submitted
in their timely comments that were not subsequently withdrawn. If a hearing
is granted, the subject of a hearing will be limited to disputed issues of
fact or mixed questions of fact and law relating to relevant and material
air quality concerns submitted during the comment period. Issues such as
property values, noise, traffic safety, and zoning are outside of the Commission’s
jurisdiction to address in this proceeding.
MAILING LIST In addition to submitting public comments, you may ask
to be placed on a mailing list to receive future public notices for this specific
application by sending a written 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
eComment/, 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.
Please be aware that any contact information you provide, including your name,
phone number, email address and physical address will become part of the
agency’s public record. For more information about this permit application or the
permitting process, please call the Public Education Program toll free at 1-800687-4040. Si desea información en Español, puede llamar al 1-800-687-4040.
Further information may also be obtained from Victory Rock Texas, LLC, 215
Rocky Coast Drive, Austin, Texas 78738-1778 or by calling Mr. Jay Lindholm,
Sage ATC Environmental Consultants LLC at (512) 258-8500.
Notice Issuance Date: June 17, 2020