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TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATION AND INTENT TO
OBTAIN WATER QUALITY PERMIT RENEWAL
PERMIT NO. WQ0014533001
APPLICATION. Comal Independent School District, 1404 North Interstate Highway 35, New
Braunfels, Texas 78130, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
to renew Texas Land Application Permit (TLAP) No. WQ0014533001 to authorize the disposal
of treated wastewater at a volume not to exceed a daily average flow of 40,000 gallons per day
via public access subsurface area drip dispersal system on 9.18 acres of land. The domestic
wastewater treatment facility and disposal area are located at 8555 Farm-to-market Road 32,
Fischer, in Comal County, Texas 78623. TCEQ received this application on August 20, 2019.
The permit application is available for viewing and copying at Comal Independent School
District Administration Offices, 1404 North Interstate Highway 35, New Braunfels, Texas. 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 the exact location, refer to the application.
https://tceq.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=db5bac44afbc468bbddd360f
8168250f&marker=-98.213888%2C29.941388&level=12
ADDITIONAL NOTICE. TCEQ’s Executive Director has determined the application is
administratively complete and will conduct a technical review of the application. After technical
review of the application is complete, the Executive Director may prepare a draft permit and will
issue a preliminary decision on the application. Notice of the Application and Preliminary
Decision will be published and mailed to those who are on the county-wide mailing
list and to those who are on the mailing list for this application. That notice will
contain the deadline for submitting public comments.
PUBLIC COMMENT / PUBLIC MEETING. You may submit public comments or
request a public meeting on this application. The purpose of a public meeting is to
provide the opportunity to submit comments or to ask questions about the application. TCEQ
will hold a public meeting if the Executive Director determines that there is a significant degree
of public interest in the application or if requested by a local legislator. A public meeting is not a
contested case hearing.
OPPORTUNITY FOR A CONTESTED CASE HEARING. After the deadline for submitting
public comments, the Executive Director will consider all timely comments and prepare a
response to all relevant and material, or significant public comments. Unless the application
is directly referred for a contested case hearing, the response to comments, and
the Executive Director’s decision on the application, will be mailed to everyone
who submitted public comments and to those persons who are on the mailing list
for this application. If comments are received, the mailing will also provide
instructions for requesting reconsideration of the Executive Director’s decision
and for requesting a contested case hearing. A contested case hearing is a legal
proceeding similar to a civil trial in state district court.
TO REQUEST A CONTESTED CASE HEARING, YOU MUST INCLUDE THE
FOLLOWING ITEMS IN YOUR REQUEST: your name, address, phone number;
applicant's name and proposed permit number; the location and distance of your
property/activities relative to the proposed facility; a specific description of how
you would be adversely affected by the facility in a way not common to the general
public; a list of all disputed issues of fact that you submit during the comment
period and, the statement "[I/we] request a contested case hearing." If the request
for contested case hearing is filed on behalf of a group or association, the request
must designate the group’s representative for receiving future correspondence;
identify by name and physical address an individual member of the group who
would be adversely affected by the proposed facility or activity; provide the
information discussed above regarding the affected member’s location and
distance from the facility or activity; explain how and why the member would be
affected; and explain how the interests the group seeks to protect are relevant to
the group’s purpose.
Following the close of all applicable comment and request periods, the Executive Director will
forward the application and any requests for reconsideration or for a contested case hearing to
the TCEQ Commissioners for their consideration at a scheduled Commission meeting.
The Commission may only grant a request for a contested case hearing on issues the requestor
submitted in their timely comments that were not subsequently withdrawn. If a hearing is
granted, the subject of a hearing will be limited to disputed issues of fact or mixed
questions of fact and law relating to relevant and material water quality concerns
submitted during the comment period. TCEQ may act on an application to renew a
permit without providing an opportunity for a contested case hearing if certain
criteria are met.
MAILING LIST. If you submit public comments, a request for a contested case hearing or a
reconsideration of the Executive Director’s decision, you will be added to the mailing list for this
specific application to receive future public notices mailed by the Office of the Chief Clerk. In
addition, you may request to be placed on: (1) the permanent mailing list for a specific applicant
name and permit number; and/or (2) the mailing list for a specific county. If you wish to be
placed on the permanent and/or the county mailing list, clearly specify which list(s) and send
your request to TCEQ Office of the Chief Clerk at the address below.
INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE. For details about the status of the application, visit
the Commissioners’ Integrated Database at www.tceq.texas.gov/goto/cid. Search the database
using the permit number for this application, which is provided at the top of this notice.
AGENCY CONTACTS AND INFORMATION. Public comments and requests must be
submitted either electronically at https://www14.tceq.texas.gov/epic/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 TCEQ Public Education Program, Toll Free, at 1-800-687-4040 or visit
their website at www.tceq.texas.gov/goto/pep. Si desea información en Español, puede llamar al
1-800-687-4040.
Further information may also be obtained from Comal Independent School District at the
address stated above or by calling Ms. Elizabeth Andaverde, Senior Environmental Consultant,
Source Environmental Sciences, Inc., at 713-621-4474
Issuance Date: September 25, 2019

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