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Texas Department on Aging

Service Providers for Area Agencies on Aging

The Texas Department on Aging oversees the delivery of services for the elderly of Texas through contracts with Area Agencies on Aging located throughout the state. These twenty-eight (28) Area Agencies on Aging are currently seeking qualified entities to contract with to provide services which may include, but are not limited to: Congregate Meals, Home Delivered Meals, Transportation Services, Personal Assistance, Homemaker as well as other related services.

Parties interested in providing services to the elderly must contact the Area Agency on Aging operating within their service area to obtain information relating to requests for proposals (RFP), the contract process, the types of services being considered and the actual funding available.

The following is a comprehensive list of all Area Agencies on Aging, contact information, addresses, telephone numbers and service areas:

Figure: Texas Area Agencies on Aging

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TRD-9903115

Mary Sapp

Executive Director

Texas Department on Aging

Filed: May 26, 1999


Office of the Attorney General

Notice of Proposed Agreed Final Judgment

Notice is hereby given by the State of Texas of the following proposed resolution of an environmental enforcement lawsuit under the Texas Health & Safety Code. Before the State may settle a judicial enforcement action under the Code, the State shall permit the public to comment in writing on the proposed judgment. The Attorney General will consider any written comments and may withdraw or withhold consent to the proposed agreed judgment if the comments disclose facts or considerations that indicate that the consent is inappropriate, improper, inadequate, or inconsistent with the requirements of the Code.

Case Title and Court: HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS, Plaintiff, and the STATE OF TEXAS, acting by and through the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, a Necessary and Indispensable Party, v. GB BIOSCIENCES CORPORATION , Defendant, in the District Court of Harris County, Texas, 190th Judicial District.

Nature of Defendant's Operations: GB Biosciences Corporation owns and operates a chemical production plant located at 2239 Haden Road in Harris County, Texas, from which it released a chemical called Dowtherm G into the atmosphere on April 17, 1998.

Proposed Agreed Judgment: The settlement provides that GB Biosciences Corporation will implement an upgraded method for installing tubing fittings in its heat transfer fluid service and train its employees in that method to prevent recurrence of such releases. The settlement also provides that GB Biosciences Corporation will pay $25,000.00 in civil penalties and $2,000.00 in attorney's fees, to be split evenly between the State of Texas and Harris County.

For a complete description of the proposed settlement, contact Assistant Attorney General Grant Gurley at (512) 475-4009.

TRD-9903116

Elizabeth Robinson

Assistant Attorney General

Office of the Attorney General

Filed: May 26, 1999


Comptroller of Public Accounts

Notice of Request for Proposals

Pursuant to Chapter 2254, Subchapter B, Texas Government Code, the Comptroller of Public Accounts (Comptroller) announces the issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an electronic data processing security risk assessment. This RFP will provide a security risk assessment of network devices and resources, including identification of current vulnerable areas, the probabilities associated with each vulnerable area, and the recommended solutions, along with estimated costs associated with each of the vulnerable areas identified. Additionally, the Consultant must provide a review of the Comptroller's security infrastructure tool set, which will include identification of missing or inadequate components, a discussion of the threat or vulnerability posed by each deficiency, and recommended solutions, with estimated costs, for each inadequacy identified. Finally, the Consultant will recommend a security infrastructure for the agency's inter! net server so it can support secure financial or confidential transactions by taxpayers and vendors. The successful proposer will be expected to begin the security risk assessment on or about July 9, 1999, or as soon thereafter as practical.

Contact:

Parties interested in submitting a proposal should contact the Comptroller of Public Accounts, Legal Counsel's Office, 111 East 17th St., Room G-24, Austin, Texas 78774, (512) 305-8673, to obtain a complete copy of the RFP. The RFP will be available for pick-up at the above referenced address on Friday, June 4, 1999, between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Central Zone Time (CZT), and during normal business hours thereafter. All written inquiries and mandatory letters of intent to propose must be received at the above-referenced address prior to 2 p.m. (CZT) on Friday, June 25, 1999.

Closing Date:

Proposals must be received in the Legal Counsel's Office no later than 2 p.m. (CZT), on Monday, July 5, 1999. Proposals received after this time and date will not be considered.

Award Procedure:

All proposals will be subject to evaluation by a committee based on the evaluation criteria set forth in the RFP. The committee will determine which proposal best meets these criteria and will make a recommendation to the Deputy Comptroller who will then make a recommendation to the Comptroller. The Comptroller will make the final decision. A proposer may be asked to clarify its proposal, which may include an oral presentation prior to final selection.

The Comptroller reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals submitted. The Comptroller of Public Accounts is under no legal or other obligation to execute a contract on the basis of this notice or the distribution of a RFP. Neither this notice nor the RFP commits the Comptroller to pay for any costs incurred prior to the execution of a contract.

The anticipated schedule of events is as follows:

Issuance of RFP - June 4, 1999, 2 p.m. (CZT);

Mandatory Letter of Intent and Questions Due - June 25, 1999, 2 p.m. (CZT);

Proposals Due - July 5, 1999, 2 p.m. (CZT); and

Contract Execution - July 9, 1999, or soon thereafter as possible.

TRD-9903122

David R. Brown

Legal Counsel

Comptroller of Public Accounts

Filed: May 26, 1999


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 Articles 1D.003 and 1D.009, Title 79, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, as amended (Articles 5069-1D.003 and 1D.009, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes).

The weekly ceiling as prescribed by Art. 1D.003 and 1D.009 for the period of 05/31/99 - 06/06/99 is 18% for Consumer 1 /Agricultural/Commercial2 /credit thru $250,000.

The weekly ceiling as prescribed by Art. 1D.003 and 1D.009 for the period of 05/31/99 - 06/06/99 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-9903103

Leslie L. Pettijohn

Commissioner

Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner

Filed: May 25, 1999


Texas Court Reporters Certification Board

Certification of Court Reporters

Following the examination of applicants on April 23, 1999, the Texas Court Reporters Certification Board certified to the Supreme Court of Texas the following individuals who are qualified in the method indicated to practice shorthand reporting pursuant to Chapter 52 of the Texas Government Code, V.T.C.A.:

MACHINE SHORTHAND:Danielle Lea Bell-Odessa; Stephanie Renee Bleckner-The Colony; Nydia Mireya Cortez-Fort Worth; Jacqueline Ann Crayton-Richardson; Serena Pallett Davis-Arlington; Valerie Anneliese Dees-Mound; April Renee Eichelberger-Dallas; Bonda L. Elder-Abilene; Donna Lorraine Fisher-Dallas; Dalia Flores-Irving; Rosalinda H. Follman-Dallas; na Bernadine Garland-Grand Prairie; Cynthia Dyan Jacobs-Forney; Alicia Paulette Krajc- Mesquite; Javier De Los Santos Leal-Houston; Leslie D. Mayo-Tyler; Verne Bohdan-Mullins- Metaire, Louisiana; Jennifer Renae O'Neal-Garland; Janie Marie Pearson-Bridge City; Amy Marie Prihoda-Houston; Aimee Jacinda Rankins-Austin; Michelle Lynn Rotko-Lancaster; Joanne L. Sanchez-El Paso, Tami Lynn Slater-Cedar Hill; Jacci E. Walker-Grapevine; and Terri E. Wilson- Dallas.

ORAL STENOGRAPHY: Kyle Lynn Thomas-Houston.

TRD-9902990

Peg Liedtke

Executive Secretary

Texas Court Reporters Certification Board

Filed: May 21, 1999


Texas Credit Union Department

Application(s) for Incorporation

Notice is given that the following application has been filed with the Texas Credit Union Department and is under consideration:

An application for a new charter was received for New Mount Zion Baptist Church Credit Union, Dallas, Texas. The proposed new credit union will serve the congregation of New Mount Zion Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas, Inc., spouses of members of New Mount Zion Baptist Church who died while within the field of membership of this credit union, employees and immediate family members of the New Mount Zion Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas, Inc., New Mount Zion Baptist Church Credit Union and New Mount Zion Baptist Church Day Care Center, Inc.

Comments or a request for a meeting by any interested party relating to an application must be submitted in writing within 30 days from the date of this publication. Any written comments must provide all information that the interested party wishes the Department to consider in evaluating the application. All information received will be weighed during consideration of the merits of an application. Comments or a request for a meeting should be addressed to the Texas Credit Union Department, 914 East Anderson Lane, Austin, Texas 78752-1699.

TRD-9903119

Harold E. Feeney

Commissioner

Texas Credit Union Department

Filed: May 26, 1999


Application(s) to Amend Articles of Incorporation

Notice is given that the following applications have been filed with the Texas Credit Union Department and are under consideration:

An application for a name change was received for Galena Park Schools Credit Union, Houston, Texas. The proposed new name is GPS Community Credit Union.

Comments or a request for a meeting by any interested party relating to an application must be submitted in writing within 30 days from the date of this publication. Any written comments must provide all information that the interested party wishes the Department to consider in evaluating the application.All information received will be weighed during consideration of the merits of an application.Comments or a request for a meeting should be addressed to the Texas Credit Union Department, 914 East Anderson Lane, Austin, Texas 78752-1699.

TRD-9903120

Harold E. Feeney

Commissioner

Texas Credit Union Department

Filed: May 26, 1999


Texas Education Agency

Notice of Invitation

Eligible Proposers. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is seeking to contract with individuals to conduct error reviews of instructional materials submitted for adoption under Proclamation 1997. Qualifications and experience required for proposers include: (1) Bachelor's or Master's degree with a concentration of courses in the specified subject area to be reviewed; (2) two or more years experience in teaching the specific subject area preferred; (3) demonstrated ability to evaluate instructional materials for accuracy preferred; and (4) in some cases, experience using instructional software such as laserdiscs and CD-ROMs (proposer must also have access to the equipment necessary to review such materials). Historically underutilized businesses (HUBS) are encouraged to participate. Each interested individual should submit a resume describing the qualifications listed in this paragraph and include information regarding awards, commendations, or other recognition of work in the specified subject areas. Prospective proposers should disclose whether they have had prior employment by publishing companies.

Description. A variety of instructional materials (e.g. textbooks, CD-ROMs, laserdiscs, etc.) have been submitted in the areas of: English Language Arts and Reading, Grades K-1; Spanish Language Arts, Grades K-1; Reading, Grades 2-3; Spanish Reading, Grades 2-3; Literature, Grades 9-12; Science, Grades 1-5; and Spanish Science, Grades 1-5. Selected proposers will review instructional materials for factual errors. The proposers will then compile a list of factual errors they have identified as well as suggested corrections and submit required reports on diskette and hard copy using an agency-specified format. Reports must be prepared on a 3.5-inch diskette in Microsoft Word 5.1 for Macintosh or Microsoft Word 6.0 for PC-compatible computer. Pre-formatted diskettes will be provided to individuals selected to conduct reviews.

The following tasks must be conducted for each set of instructional materials: (1) review instructional materials, identify factual errors, and determine suggested corrections; (2) produce a preliminary report, by July 30, 1999, using an agency-specified format, listing the identified factual errors and suggested corrections; (3) compare the preliminary report to lists of editorial changes and corrections submitted by publishers and eliminate any duplication from the preliminary report during the period of August 2, 1999, and August 20, 1999, (editorial changes and corrections are due from publishers on August 2, 1999); and (4) produce a final report, by August 20, 1999, using the agency-specified format, listing factual errors and suggested corrections that are in addition to the publishers' lists of editorial changes and corrections.

Reports are to be submitted by proposers on computer diskette and hard copy, using the agency-specified format. Proposers are required to hand deliver or use registered mail, United Parcel Service, Federal Express, or other overnight delivery services, if necessary, at the proposer's own expense, to ensure that preliminary and final reports arrive on or before July 30, 1999, and August 20, 1999, respectively. The first two to three pages of the preliminary report will be due within the first week after receipt of materials in order to confirm adherence to the required format. Instructional materials may be reviewed at the proposer's place of choice; however, proposers shall communicate in person or by phone as needed throughout the process with agency staff at the Division of Textbook Administration, (512) 463-9601, and Division of Curriculum and Professional Development, (512) 463-9581.

It is anticipated that the following numbers of individuals will be selected for each subject area: 10 for English Language Arts and Reading, Grades K-1, and Reading, Grades 2-3; nine for Spanish Language Arts and Reading, Grades K-1, and Spanish Reading, Grades 2-3; eight for Science, Grades 1-5; six for Spanish Science, Grades 1-5; and five for Literature, Grades 9-12. Assignments of materials will be made after selection of proposers is completed. Publishers will ship materials directly to the contractors after assignments have been determined.

Dates of Project. All services and activities related to this proposal will be conducted within specified dates. Proposers should plan for a starting date of no earlier than June 14, 1999, and an ending date of no later than August 20, 1999.

Project Amount. Payment shall be approved upon the TEA's acceptance of all work and after instructional materials have been returned to the agency. Payment amounts vary depending upon the volume of materials to be reviewed. Following are the payment ranges per set of materials (ranges are based upon the amount of material within each set): English Language Arts and Reading, Grades K-1, and Reading, Grades 2-3, will range from $150 - $300 per set; Spanish Language Arts and Reading, Grades K-1, and Spanish Reading, Grades 2-3, will range from $150 - $300 per set; Science, Grades 1-5, will range from $250 - $500 per set; Spanish Science, Grades 1-5, will range from $250 - $500 per set; Literature, Grades 9-12, will range from $100 - $500 per set.

Selection Criteria. Proposals will be selected based on the ability of each proposer to perform the evaluation tasks listed in this notice. The TEA will base its selection on the qualifications and experience listed in this notice regarding eligible proposers.

The TEA is not obligated to execute a resulting contract, provide funds, or endorse any proposal submitted in response to this invitation. This invitation does not commit TEA to pay any costs incurred before a contract is executed. The issuance of this invitation does not obligate TEA to award a contract or pay any costs incurred in preparing a response.

Further Information. For clarifying information about this invitation, contact Monica Walker, Division of Textbook Administration, Texas Education Agency, (512) 463-9601.

Deadline for Receipt of Resumes. Resumes should be sent to Monica Walker, Division of Textbook Administration, Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701-1494. Resumes should be received by Friday, June 18, 1999, to be considered. Resumes will be accepted until enough qualified proposers have been selected to fullfill TEA's obligations.

TRD-9903097

Criss Cloudt

Associate Commissioner, Policy Planning and Research

Texas Education Agency

Filed: May 25, 1999


Notice of Proposed Statewide Programmatic Waivers Under the Education Flexibility Partnership Demonstration Program

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is considering adoption of proposed statewide programmatic waivers under the Education Flexibility Partnership Demonstration Program (Ed-Flex). The Texas Ed-Flex Committee approved the proposed waivers at its May 12, 1999, meeting.

Pursuant to the Texas Ed-Flex Plan, the following waivers are to be published to elicit public comment. Comments received will be submitted to the commissioner of education for his consideration.

The proposed waivers under consideration for adoption are applicable to local education agencies (LEAs). An application for funds under the Title VI Class Size Reduction Program would constitute the application for a statewide Ed-Flex waiver. Approval of the application for funds would also constitute approval for the waiver. In some instances, final action on the waiver application might take longer than 30 days.

Waiver. Definition of "Early Elementary Grades" for the Title VI Class Size Reduction Program.

Provision(s) to be waived. Section 307(c)(2)(C)(i) of the Department of Education Appropriations Act of 1999 restricts the initial use of Title VI Class Size Reduction Program funds to early elementary grades, one through three.

Description of proposed waiver. This waiver would redefine "early elementary grades" as kindergarten through grade three for Texas school districts that will be hiring teachers under the Title VI Class Size Reduction Program.

Purpose of or rationale for proposed waiver. Research has shown that significant reductions in class size are particularly beneficial in improving student performance in the early grades. By reducing class size in kindergarten, rather than waiting until first grade, children may receive the greatest benefits.

Expected results of proposed waiver. Annual gain in Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) reading statewide for all students and for each student group at the third grade; campus will achieve or maintain at least a rating of acceptable under the state accountability system.

Implications of proposed waiver. The effects of smaller class size will be maximized.

Waiver. Consortium requirement for application of funds for the Title VI Class Size Reduction Program.

Provision(s) to be waived. Section 307(b)(2) of the Department of Education Appropriations Act of 1999 requires an LEA with an entitlement that is less than a beginning teacher's salary to join a consortium or a shared services arrangement to participate in the Title VI Class Size Reduction Program.

Description of proposed waiver. This waiver would permit a smaller district to submit an individual application on the condition that the district use these funds in conjunction with other federal, state, or local funds to reduce class size by hiring a full- or part-time teacher to reduce class size for all or part of the day.

Purpose of or rationale for proposed waiver. The waiver will enable a smaller school district to apply for funds to hire a teacher without having to form a consortium. The teacher would be able to devote more time to instruction, instead of serving multiple districts on an itinerant basis.

Expected results of proposed waiver. Annual gain in TAAS reading for all students and each student group at the third grade; campus will achieve or maintain at least a rating of acceptable under the state accountability system.

Implications of proposed waiver. The waiver would increase the effectiveness of the services of the teacher made available through federal funds.

Additional information may be obtained from Madeleine Draeger Manigold, Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701-1494, Telephone: (512) 463-9077, Facsimile: (512) 475-3666, Email: mmanigol@tmail.tea.state.tx.us.

TRD-9903098

Criss Cloudt

Associate Commissioner, Policy Planning and Research

Texas Education Agency

Filed: May 25, 1999


Requests for Applications

Eligible Applicants. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is requesting applications under Request for Applications (RFA) #701-99-012 from public school districts, regional education service centers, institutions of higher education, and consortia of the foregoing for the development of projects that meet the educational needs for students and the skill needs of employers.

Description. The primary objective of the Career and Technology Education for State Programs: Leadership Activity Projects in Secondary Vocational and Technical Education (CATEFSP: LAPISVATE) is to develop: (1) state-wide leadership activities that support career and technology education (CATE) teachers through the continuous improvement, delivery, and implementation of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) curricula; and (2) research and professional development activities that assist CATE teachers (including those seeking certification) in planning and implementing quality instruction to students.

Dates of Project. The CATEFSP: LAPISVATE will be implemented during the 1999-2000 school year. Applicants should plan for a starting date of no earlier than September 1, 1999, and an ending date of no later than August 31, 2000.

Project Amount. The total amount of the CATESP: LAPISVATE for the fiscal year 1999 is $2,228,568. Funding will be provided for approximately 31 projects. TEA will fund projects in the following areas: up to $1,385,000 for TEKS Implementation Support Systems and up to $843,568 for projects in Research and Development. These projects are 100% federally funded.

Selection Criteria. Applications will be selected based on the ability of each applicant to carry out all requirements in the RFA established from scores awarded through a formal review process. Applicants must address all requirements set forth in the specific request for application. TEA reserves the right to select from the highest-ranking applications those that address all requirements in the RFA and to negotiate portions thereof.

TEA is not obligated to approve an application, provide funds, or endorse any application submitted in response to this RFA. This RFA does not commit TEA to pay any costs before this application is approved. The issuance of this RFA does not obligate TEA to award a grant or pay any costs incurred in preparing a response.

Requesting the Application. A complete copy of RFA #701-99-012 may be obtained by writing the: Document Control Center, Room 6-108, Texas Education Agency, William B. Travis Building, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701; by calling (512) 463-9304; or by faxing the request to (512) 463- 9811. Please refer to the RFA number in your request. For information purposes only, a copy of the RFA may be found at the TEA web site at http://www.tea.state.tx.us. In order to be considered for funding, interested applicants must obtain an official copy of the RFA from the Document Control Center.

Further Information. For clarifying information about the RFA, contact Ward McCain, Division of Career and Technology Education, Texas Education Agency, (512) 463-9311.

Deadline for Receipt of Applications. Applications must be received in the Document Control Center of the Texas Education Agency by 5:00 p.m. (Central Time), Tuesday July 20, 1999, to be considered.

TRD-9903099

Criss Cloudt

Associate Commissioner, Policy Planning and Research

Texas Education Agency

Filed: May 25, 1999


Employees Retirement System of Texas

Request for Proposal-Actuarial Audit Services

The Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) is soliciting proposals from qualified firms to conduct an independent actuarial audit to determine the reasonableness, consistency and accuracy of ERS' current pension actuarial services. ERS consists of four retirement plans: three that are funded (Employees Retirement System of Texas, Judicial Retirement System of Texas - Plan Two, and Law Enforcement and Custodial Officer Supplemental Retirement Fund) and one pay-as-you-go plan (Judicial Retirement System of Texas - Plan One).

Firms wishing to respond to the Request for Proposal (RFP) must be professional actuarial services firms that provide actuarial valuation, experience investigations, actuarial audits, and pension consulting services. The firm must have been in existence as a business entity performing such services for a minimum of five years. The firm must have all necessary permits and licenses. Insurance must be in full force at the time the proposal is submitted and throughout the term of the contract. The primary principal actuary performing the work must be a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and an enrolled actuary. Any supporting actuary must be either a Fellow; enrolled; or have ten years of pension consulting experience. The primary or principal actuary performing the work must have a minimum of ten years of experience as an actuary on pension consulting services, experience analysis, and valuation assignments for public retirement systems of at least 100,000 members and annuitants. Any supporting actuary who assists the primary or principal actuary in the performance of the work shall have five years of experience as an actuary on pension consulting services, experience analysis, and valuation assignments for public retirement systems with memberships of at least 10,000 members and annuitants. The firm must provide its own work facilities, equipment, supplies and support staff to perform the required services.

The ERS will base its evaluation and selection of vendor for the audit on the factors and criteria outlined in this notice and the RFP, including but not limited to the following, which are not necessarily listed in order of priority: compliance with the RFP; qualifications of the proposed actuarial staff; technical experience including experience with actuarial audits of other large public pension systems and experience in providing actuarial services to other large public pension systems; the quality of the proposal including a clear understanding of the scope of work and the appropriateness and adequacy of proposed procedures; and the cost of the audit.

The ERS reserves the right to reject any proposal submitted which does not meet the criteria specified in this notice and the RFP. The ERS is under no legal requirement to execute a contract on the basis of this notice. The RFP does not commit the ERS to pay any costs incurred prior to execution of a contract or to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response.

A copy of the complete RFP can be obtained on or after June 4, 1999. To request a copy of the RFP or for additional information, please contact Marci Sundbeck of ERS at (512) 867-7302 or email Marci at msundbeck@ers.state.tx.us.

DEADLINE:

The deadline for receipt of proposals by ERS is 3:00 p.m. CDT on July 1, 1999.

TRD-9903133

Williams S. Nail

Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel

Employees Retirement System of Texas

Filed: May 26, 1999


Texas Department of Health

Licensing Action for Radioactive Materials

The Texas Department of Health has taken actions regarding licenses for the possession and use of radioactive materials as listed in the table below. The subheading labeled “Location” indicates the city in which the radioactive material may be possessed and/or used. The location listing “Throughout Texas” indicates that the radioactive material may be used on a temporary basis at job sites throughout the state.

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In issuing new licenses and amending and renewing existing licenses, the Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Radiation Control, has determined that the applicants are qualified by reason of training and experience to use the material in question for the purposes requested in accordance with Texas Regulations for Control of Radiation in such a manner as to minimize danger to public health and safety or property and the environment; the applicants' proposed equipment, facilities, and procedures are adequate to minimize danger to public health and safety or property and the environment; the issuance of the license(s) will not be inimical to the health and safety of the public or the environment; and the applicants satisfy any applicable special requirements in the Texas Regulations for Control of Radiation.

This notice affords the opportunity for a hearing on written request of a licensee, applicant, or “person affected” within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice. A “person affected” is defined as a person who is resident of a county, or a county adjacent to the county, in which the radioactive materials are or will be located, including any person who is doing business or who has a legal interest in land in the county or adjacent county, and any local government in the county; and who can demonstrate that he has suffered or will suffer actual injury or economic damage due to emissions of radiation. A licensee, applicant, or “person affected” may request a hearing by writing Richard A. Ratliff, P.E., Chief, Bureau of Radiation Control (Director, Radiation Control Program), 1100 West 49th Street, Austin, Texas 78756-3189.

Any request for a hearing must contain the name and address of the person who considers himself affected by Agency action, identify the subject license, specify the reasons why the person considers himself affected, and state the relief sought. If the person is represented by an agent, the name and address of the agent must be stated.

Copies of these documents and supporting materials are available for inspection and copying at the office of the Bureau of Radiation Control, Texas Department of Health, Exchange Building, 8407 Wall Street, Austin, Texas, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday (except holidays).

TRD-9903089

Susan K. Steeg

General Counsel

Texas Department of Health

Filed: May 25, 1999


Notice of Texas Department of Health 1999 Income Guidelines and Schedule of Charges for Clinical Health Services

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TRD-9903090

Susan K. Steeg

General Counsel

Texas Department of Health

Filed: May 25, 1999


Texas Department of Human Services

Notice of Consultant Contracts Amendments for Support of the Medicare Nursing Facility Case Mix and Quality Demonstration

In Accordance with the Texas Government Code, Chapter 2254, Subchapter B, Texas Department of Human Services (TDHS) publishes this notice of an amendment to one consultant contract. The notice of awards for the original contract was published in the August 17, 1993 issue of the Texas Register (18 TexReg 5522). The notice of the first amendment to the consultant contract was published in the July 26, 1994 issue of the Texas Register (19 TexReg 5784). Notice of the second amendment to the consultant contract was published in the August 11, 1995 issue of the Texas Register (20 TexReg 6134). Notice of the third amendment to the contract was published in the July 26, 1996, issue of the Texas Register (21 TexReg 7187). Notice of the fourth amendment to the contract was published in the August 1, 1997, issue of the Texas Register (22 TexReg 7182). Notice of the fifth amendment to the contract was published in the September 4, 1998, issue of the Texas Register (23 TexReg 9132).

The purpose of the contract was to provide expertise in information resources in support of automation projects administered by the Texas Department of Human Services, Office of Programs, Rate Analysis Department. The original contract and previous extensions were primarily for support of the Medicare Nursing Facility Case Mix and Quality Demonstration and related automation of resident assessment information. The state fiscal year 1999 extension included some support for development of an automated cost report evaluation system. The state fiscal year 2000 extension is for continued support of the automated cost report evaluation system.

The Texas Department of Human Services awarded the contract to Red Bluff Computing Consultants, P.O. Box 90892, Austin, Texas 78709. The total dollar amount of the original contract was $40,000, and was effective from September 1, 1993 through August 31, 1994. TDHS extended this contract through August 31, 1995 and increased the total amount of the contract by $54,000, for a revised total not to exceed $94,000. TDHS extended this contract through August 31, 1996 and increased the total amount of the contract by $54,000 for a revised total not to exceed $148,000. TDHS then extended the contract through August 31, 1997 and increased the total amount of the contract by $60,000 for a revised total not to exceed $208,000. TDHS extended this contract through August 31, 1998 and increased the contract by $46,000 for a revised total not to exceed $254,000. The Department extended this contract through August 31, 1999 and increase the contract by $66,000 for a revised total not to exceed $320,000. The Department now intends to extend the contract through August 31, 2000 and to increase the contract by $50,000 for a revised total not to exceed $370,000. The contract will be awarded to Red Bluff Computing Consultants unless a better offer is received.

Red Bluff Computing Consultants must provide all deliverables under the amended contract no later than August 31, 2000. For Information, contact Steve Lorenzen, Texas Department of Human Services, Rate Analysis Department, 701 West 51st Street MC: W-425, Austin, TX 78751, (512) 438-4951.

TRD-9903102

Paul Leche

Agency Liaison

Texas Department of Human Services

Filed: May 25, 1999


Texas Department of Insurance

Insurer Services

The following applications have been filed with the Texas Department of Insurance and are under consideration:

Application to do business in the State of Texas by TEXCARE HMO, INC. a domestic Health Maintenance Organization. The home office is in Richardson, Texas.

Any objections must be filed with the Texas Department of Insurance, addressed to the attention of Kathy Wilcox, 333 Guadalupe Street, M/C 305-2C, Austin, Texas 78701.

TRD-9903134

Bernice Ross

Deputy Chief Clerk

Texas Department of Insurance

Filed: May 26, 1999


The following applications have been filed with the Texas Department of Insurance and are under consideration:

Application to change the name of ARCADIA NATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY to RELIANCE LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, a foreign life company. The home office is in Phoenix, Arizona.

Application to change the name of BEST LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA to BEST LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY, a foreign life company. The home office is in Irvine, California.

Any objections must be filed with the Texas Department of Insurance, addressed to the attention of Kathy Wilcox, 333 Guadalupe Street, M/C 305-2C, Austin, Texas 78701.

TRD-9903129

Bernice Ross

Deputy Chief Clerk

Texas Department of Insurance

Filed: May 26, 1999


Third Party Administrator Applications

The following third party administrator (TPA) applications have been filed with the Texas Department of Insurance and are under consideration.

Application for incorporation in Texas of Flexible Spending Systems, Inc., a domestic third party administrator. The home office is Grapevine, Texas.

Any objections must be filed within 20 days after this notice was filed with the Secretary of State, addressed to the attention of Charles M. Waits, MC 107-5A, 333 Guadalupe, Austin, Texas 78714-9104.

TRD-9903132

Bernice Ross

Deputy Chief Clerk

Texas Department of Insurance

Filed: May 26, 1999


The following third party administrator (TPA) applications have been filed with the Texas Department of Insurance and are under consideration.

Application for admission to Texas of Mid-America Associates, Inc., a foreign third party administrator. The home office is Madison Heights, Michigan.

Any objections must be filed within 20 days after this notice was filed with the Secretary of State, addressed to the attention of Charles M. Waits, MC 107-5A, 333 Guadalupe, Austin, Texas 78714-9104.

TRD-9903130

Bernice Ross

Deputy Chief Clerk

Texas Department of Insurance

Filed: May 26, 1999


The following third party administrator (TPA) applications have been filed with the Texas Department of Insurance and are under consideration.

Application for admission to Texas of American Group Administrators, Inc., a foreign third party administrator. The home office is Purchase, New York.

Application for incorporation in Texas of Southwest Medical I.P.A., P.A., a domestic third party administrator. The home office is Lubbock, Texas.

Application for incorporation in Texas of EBS Employee Benefit Services, Inc., a domestic third party administrator. The home office is San Antonio, Texas.

Any objections must be filed within 20 days after this notice was filed with the Secretary of State, addressed to the attention of Charles M. Waits, MC 107-5A, 333 Guadalupe, Austin, Texas 78714-9104.

TRD-9903062

Bernice Ross

Deputy Chief Clerk

Texas Department of Insurance

Filed: May 24, 1999


Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission

Consultant Proposal Request

This Consultant Proposal Request is filed under the authority of Texas Government Code, Chapter 2254, Subchapter B. The Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (commission) requests proposals for consulting services to: (1) identify and document, through process diagraming/flowcharting, the processes used by the commission, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and the Texas Water Development Board (the agencies) to collect and manage water resource data in Texas; (2) recommend standard processes for collecting, managing, and presenting water resource data/information to the agencies; and (3) document and analyze the software/hardware architecture currently used at the agencies and recommend a future architecture that will facilitate the exchange of information between water-related entities in Texas.

To obtain a copy of the Consultant Proposal Request with specifications, please contact Mohammed Farooq, Applications Development Manager in the commission's Office of Water Resource Management, located at 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building F, Austin, TX 78753. Phone: (512) 239-6707, Fax: (512) 239-4303.

The closing date for the Consultant Proposal Request is June 23, 1999, at 3:00 p.m. The commission reserves the right to reject any and all proposals submitted, and to accept the proposal that is considered to be in the best interest of the commission. The commission may request additional information as necessary to clarify, explain, and verify any aspect of the proposal. The commission will be the sole judge of the acceptability of any proposal.

TRD-9903064

Kevin McCalla

Director, General Law Division

Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission

Filed: May 25, 1999


Enforcement Orders

An agreed order was entered regarding SUNPOINT AVIATION, INC., Docket Number 1998-0445-PST-E; Facility ID Numbers 34409 and 2275; Enforcement ID Number 12446 on May 19, 1999 assessing $13,500 in administrative penalties.

Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Booker Harrison, Staff Attorney at (512)239-2411 or Craig Fleming, Enforcement Coordinator at (512)239-5806, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was entered regarding BROOKS OPERATING COMPANY, INC. DBA ROBERT'S DIAMOND SHAMROCK, Docket Number 1998-1153-PST-E; PST Facility ID Number 34726; Enforcement ID Number 5531 on May 19, 1999 assessing $1,250 in administrative penalties.

Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Frank Muser, Enforcement Coordinator at (512)239-6951, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was entered regarding MR. THANH DINH AND NEW SON TAN INC. CORPORATION, Docket Number 1998-1441-PST-E; PST 07306; Enforcement ID Number 13008 on May 19, 1999 assessing $7,000 in administrative penalties.

Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Paula Spears, Enforcement Coordinator at (512)239-4575, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

A default order was entered regarding SALEM G. ALI, Docket Number 1998-0226-PST-E; PST Facility ID Number 31633; Enforcement ID Number 12132 on May 19, 1999 assessing $7,500 in administrative penalties.

Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Laura Kohansov, Staff Attorney at (512)239-2029 or Tim Haase, Enforcement Coordinator at (512)239-6007, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was entered regarding CITY OF AMARILLO, Docket Number 1998-1288- AIR-E; Account Number PG-0176-Q; Enforcement ID Number 12812 on May 19, 1999 assessing $10,000 in administrative penalties with $2,000 deferred.

Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Sheila Smith, Enforcement Coordinator at (512)239-1670, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was entered regarding CLASSIC CHEVROLET, Docket Number 1998- 1145-AIR-E; Enforcement ID Number JE-0329-B; Enforcement ID Number 12954 on May 19, 1999 assessing $6,100 in administrative penalties with $1,220 deferred.

Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Tel Croston, Enforcement Coordinator at (512)239-5717, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was entered regarding SSRC, INCORPORATED, Docket Number 1998- 1008-AIR-E; Account ID Number EE-1980-N; Enforcement ID Number 12893 on May 19, 1999 assessing $1,000 in administrative penalties.

Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Suzanne Walrath, Enforcement Coordinator at (512)239-2134, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was entered regarding SILSBEE PLASTICS, INCORPORATED, Docket Number 1998-1119-AIR-E; Account Number HF-0034-K; Enforcement ID Number 12953 on May 19, 1999 assessing $7,500 in administrative penalties with $1,500 deferred.

Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Suzanne Walrath, Enforcement Coordinator at (512)239-2134, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was entered regarding ALAMO RENT-A-CAR, INCORPORATED, Docket Number 1998-1179-AIR-E; Account Number EE-1308-F; Enforcement ID Number 12878 on May 19, 1999 assessing $1,250 in administrative penalties.

Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Stacey Young, Enforcement Coordinator at (512)239-1899, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was entered regarding SAS SHOEMAKERS, INC., Docket Number 1998- 1273-AIR-E; TNRCC Air Account Number BG-1093-J; Enforcement ID Number 12915 on May 19, 1999 assessing $7,500 in administrative penalties with $1,500 deferred.

Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Tel Croston, Enforcement Coordinator at (512)239-5717, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was entered regarding EG & G AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH, Docket Number 1998-1241-AIR-E; Air Account Number BG-0526-G; Enforcement ID Number 12824 on May 19, 1999 assessing $7,500 in administrative penalties with $1,500 deferred.

Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Tel Croston, Enforcement Coordinator at (512)239-5717, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was entered regarding MIDCON TEXAS PIPELINE OPERATOR, INC., Docket Number 1998-1328-AIR-E; Account Number FG-0200-R; Enforcement ID Number 12889 on May 19, 1999 assessing $10,200 in administrative penalties with $2,040 deferred.

Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Miriam Hall, Enforcement Coordinator at (512)239-1044, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was entered regarding KENNETH HADDAD DBA H & H CAR WASH, Docket Number 1998-0181-AIR-E; TNRCC Account Number EE-1091-H; Enforcement ID Number 313 on May 19, 1999 assessing $1,000 in administrative penalties.

Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Laura Kohansov, Staff Attorney at (512)239-2029 or Larry King, Enforcement Coordinator at (512)239-1405, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was entered regarding ANGELINA COUNTY LANDFILL, Docket Number 1998-0798-MSW-E; MSW Permit Number 2105; Enforcement ID Number 12721 on May 19, 1999 assessing $26,000 in administrative penalties with $5,200 deferred.

Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Julia McMasters, Enforcement Coordinator at (512)239-5839, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was entered regarding B. C. UTILITIES CORPORATION DBA LAKESIDE MANOR, Docket Number 1998-0690-PWS-E; PWS Number 1010174; Enforcement ID Number 12649 on May 19, 1999 assessing $750 in administrative penalties.

Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Subhash Jain, Enforcement Coordinator at (512)239-5867, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was entered regarding W.D. WICKERSHAM DBA WICKS SPORTS BAR, Docket Number 1998-0597-PWS-E; PWS Number 1012793; Enforcement ID Number 12551 on May 19, 1999 assessing $469 in administrative penalties.

Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Subhash Jain, Enforcement Coordinator at (512)239-5867, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was entered regarding AUSTIN HIGHWAY WATER SUPPLY CORPORATION, Docket Number 1998-0429-PWS-E; PWS Number 0150041; Enforcement ID Number 6051 on May 19, 1999 assessing $1,563 in administrative penalties.

Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Subhash Jain, Enforcement Coordinator at (512)239-5867, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was entered regarding SAM DILLON DBA ON-SITE WATER WORKS, Docket Number 1998-1220-PWS-E; PWS ID Number 2100018; Enforcement ID Number 12965 on May 19, 1999 assessing $563 in administrative penalties with $113 deferred.

Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Julie Talkington, Enforcement Coordinator at (512)239-0439, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was entered regarding CITY OF HIDALGO, Docket Number 1998-0456- MWD-E; TNRCC WQ Permit Number 11080-001; Enforcement ID Number 9188 on May 19, 1999 assessing $15,750 in administrative penalties.

Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Pamela Campbell, Enforcement Coordinator at (512)239-4493, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was entered regarding LLANO ESTACADO WINERY, INCORPORATED, Docket Number 1998-0142-MWD-E; WQ Permit Number 03433-001 (Expired), WQ Permit Number 0003963-001; Enforcement ID Number 12142 on May 19, 1999 assessing $5,000 in administrative penalties.

Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting John Peeler, Staff Attorney at (512)239-3506 or Karen Berryman, Enforcement Coordinator at (512)239-2172, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was entered regarding TRAVIS VISTA WATER & SEWER SUPPLY CORPORATION, Docket Number 1998-0116-MWD-E; TNRCC ID Number 11531-001; Enforcement ID Number 12116 on May 19, 1999 assessing $10,625 in administrative penalties with $8,185 deferred.

Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Tracy Harrison, Staff Attorney at (512)239-1736 or Claudia Chaffin, Enforcement Coordinator at (512)239-4717, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was entered regarding CITY OF VAN ALSTYNE, Docket Number 1998- 0513-MWD-E; Permit Number 10502-001; Enforcement ID Number 12508 on May 19, 1999 assessing $7,500 in administrative penalties.

Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Laurie Eaves, Enforcement Coordinator at (512)239-4495, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was entered regarding UTILITY TECHNOLOGY, INC. & JEFFERY H. BRENNAN, Docket Number 1998-0974-MWD-E; Certificate of Competency Number 20140 (Expired); Enforcement ID Number 12323 on May 19, 1999 assessing $3,000 in administrative penalties.

Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Karen Berryman, Enforcement Coordinator at (512)239-2172, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was entered regarding WILLIAM E. DIVIN, Docket Number 1998-0260- OSI-E; Installer Certification Number 2325; Enforcement ID Number 12285 on May 19, 1999 assessing $1,500 in administrative penalties.

Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Ali Abazari, Staff Attorney at (512)239-5915 or Pamela Campbell, Enforcement Coordinator at (512)239-4493, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was entered regarding TRIANGLE INDUSTRIAL SERVICES, INC., Docket Number 1998-0713-IHW-E; EPA ID TXD982549008; Enforcement ID Number 12608 on May 19, 1999 assessing $4,000 in administrative penalties.

Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting William Puplampu, Staff Attorney at (512)239-0677 or Julie McMasters, Enforcement Coordinator at (512)239-5839, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was entered regarding AMERI-FORGE CORPORATION, Docket Number 1998-0977-IWD-E; WQ Permit Number 03767; Enforcement ID Number 8991 on May 19, 1999 assessing $4,500 in administrative penalties with $900 deferred.

Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Laurie Eaves, Enforcement Coordinator at (512)239-4495, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was entered regarding DAVID ALLEN COBLE, Docket Number 1998- 1248-OSS-E; OSSF Installer Certification Number 6719; Enforcement ID Number 12988 on May 19, 1999 assessing $750 in administrative penalties with $150 deferred.

Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Brian Lehmkuhle, Enforcement Coordinator at (512)239-4482, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An agreed order was entered regarding BILL C. HENDERSON, SR., Docket Number 1998- 0761-OSS-E; OSSF Installer Certification Number 1087; Enforcement ID Number 12626 on May 19, 1999 assessing $5,000 in administrative penalties.

Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Laura Kohansov, Staff Attorney at (512)239-2029 or Brian Lehmkuhle, Enforcement Coordinator at (512)239-4482, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

A default order was entered regarding GARRY HARDIN, Docket Number 1996-1871-LII- E; TNRCC License Number LI0005581; Enforcement ID Number 10120 on May 19, 1999 assessing $1,250 in administrative penalties.

Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Nathan Block, Staff Attorney at (512)239-4706 or Merrilee Gerberding, Enforcement Coordinator at (512)239-4490, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

An order was entered regarding JIMMY SMITH, Docket Number 1997-0963-PST-E; SOAH Docket Number 582-98-1699 on May 11, 1999 assessing $13,500 in administrative penalties.

Information concerning any aspect of this order may be obtained by contacting Robin Houston, Staff Attorney at (512)239-0682 or Seyed Miri, Enforcement Coordinator at (512)239-6793, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.

TRD-9903107

LaDonna Castañuela

Chief Clerk

Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission

Filed: May 25, 1999


Notice of Applications for Industrial Hazardous Waste Permits/Compliance Plans and Underground Injection Control Permits

Attached are Notices of Applications issued during the period of April 13, 1999 thru May 24, 1999.

The Executive Director will issue these permits unless one or more persons file written protests and/or a request for a hearing within 45 days (unless otherwise noted) after newspaper publication of the notice.

To request a hearing, you must submit the following: (1) your name (or for a group or association, an official representative), mailing address, daytime phone number, and fax number, if any; (2) the name of the applicant and the permit number; (3) the statement "I/we request a public hearing;" (4) a brief description of how you would be adversely affected by the granting of the application in a way not common to the general public; (5) the location of your property relative to the applicant's operations; and (6) your proposed adjustments to the application/permit which would satisfy your concerns and cause you to withdraw your request for hearing.

Information concerning any aspect of these applications may be obtained by contacting the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Chief Clerks Office-MC105, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711. Individual members of the public who wish to inquire about the information contained in this notice, or to inquire about other agency permit applications or permitting processes, should call the TNRCC Office of Public Assistance, Toll Free, at 1-800-687-4040.

Listed are the name of the applicant and the city in which the facility is located, type of facility, location of the facility, type of application (new permit, amendment, renewal) and permit number.

COGEMA MINING, INC., West Cole Mine Paa 2, P.O. Box 228, Bruni, Texas 78344, an in situ uranium mine undergoing ground water restoration, has applied for a restoration table amendment to a production area authorization UR02463-021. The West Cole mine is in Webb County 40 miles east of Laredo and two miles north of Bruni on the west side of Farm Road 2050. Mining started in West Cole Production Area No. 2 in January 1982. Restoration began in December 1989 using groundwater sweep, reverse osmosis, and injection of water from an underlying aquifer. Since restoration started, 19.01 pore volumes or approximately 181 million gallons of aquifer water have been removed. One pore volume equals 9.6 million gallons. The proposed amendment would change the restoration table in accordance with 30 TAC 331.107. (30 days from date of newspaper publication.)

CHEMICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT INC. OF PORT AURTHUR (CWMPA), P.O. Box 2563, Port Arthur, Texas 77643-2563 has filed an application with the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) for a new Underground Injection Control (UIC) Permit No: WDW-358 which authorizes the construction and operation of an industrial, noncommercial, hazardous and nonhazardous waste injection well. CWMPA facility is located on Texas Highway 73, 7 miles west of Port Arthur, Texas. The applicant currently operates an industrial, noncommercial, hazardous and nonhazardous waste management facility which includes a permitted waste injection well, WDW-160. CWMPA injects into WDW-160, hazardous and nonhazardous wastes generated by the permittee's onsite and company owned off-site facilities. WDW-358 will be used as a backup to WDW-160. The proposed injection zone is 5,140 to 7,200 feet below ground level.

ETHYL CORPORATION, located north of State Highway 225 on Ethyl Road near the intersection of South Street and Ethyl Road on a 420 acre tract of land (of which, Ethyl owns approximately 206 acres) in Pasadena, Harris County, Texas, has applied for a renewal/major amendment of hazardous waste permit (Permit No. HW-50156) and renewal/major amendment of compliance plan (Compliance Plan No. CP-50156). Ethyl Corporation operates a terminal operation for the storage of lead antiknock compounds. The permit would authorize the continued operation of a non-hazardous industrial solid waste landfill and post-closure care for four surface impoundment areas closed as hazardous industrial waste landfills. The compliance plan renewal will require the permittee to continue to monitor the concentrations of hazardous constituents in groundwater and remediate ground-water to specific standards.

TRD-9903104

LaDonna Castañuela

Chief Clerk

Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission

Filed: May 25, 1999


Notice of District Application for Standby Fees

FORT BEND COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NUMBER 19 has applied to the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) for authority to adopt and impose an annual non-uniform operations and maintenance (O&M) standby fee ranging from $12 in the unimproved acreage in the District to $235 in Riverwood Village, Sections One and Three, per vacant single-family connection (ESFC) for the calendar years 1999 through 2001. The application was filed pursuant to Chapter 49 of the Texas Water Code, 30 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 293, and under the procedural rules of the TNRCC.

The TNRCC may grant a contested case hearing on these applications if a written hearing request is filed within 30 days after the newspaper publication of this notice. The Executive Director may approve the applications unless a written request for a contested case hearing is filed within 30 days after the newspaper publication of the notice.

If a hearing request is filed, the Executive Director will not approve the application and will forward the application and hearing request to the TNRCC Commissioners for their consideration at a scheduled Commission meeting. If a contested case hearing is held, it will be a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in state district court.

Written hearing requests should be submitted to the Office of the Chief Clerk, MC 105, TNRCC, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087. For information concerning hearing process, contact the Public Interest Counsel, MC 103, the same address. For additional information, individual members of the general public may contact the Office of Public Assistance, at 1-800-687-4040. General information regarding the TNRCC can be found at our web site at www.tnrcc.state.tx.us.

TRD-9903106

LaDonna Castañuela

Chief Clerk

Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission

Filed: May 25, 1999


Notice of Opportunity to Comment on Settlement Agreements of Administrative Enforcement Actions

The Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC or commission) Staff is providing an opportunity for written public comment on the listed Agreed Orders (AOs) pursuant to Texas Water Code (the Code), §7.075, which requires that the TNRCC may not approve these AOs unless the public has been provided an opportunity to submit written comments. Section 7.075 requires that notice of the proposed orders and of the opportunity to comment must be published in the Texas Register no later than the 30th day before the date on which the public comment period closes, which in this case is July 4, 1999. Section 7.075 also requires that the TNRCC promptly consider any written comments received and that the TNRCC may withhold approval of an AO if a comment discloses facts or considerations that indicate the proposed AO is inappropriate, improper, inadequate, or inconsistent with the requirements of the Code, the Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC), and/or the Texas Clean Air Act (the Act). Additional notice is not required if changes to an AO are made in response to written comments.

A copy of each of the proposed AOs is available for public inspection at both the TNRCC's Central Office, located at 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building C, 1st Floor, Austin, Texas 78753, (512) 239-1864 and at the applicable Regional Office listed as follows. Written comments about these AOs should be sent to the enforcement coordinator designated for each AO at the TNRCC's Central Office at P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087 and must be received by 5:00 p.m. on July 4, 1999. Written comments may also be sent by facsimile machine to the enforcement coordinator at (512) 239-2550. The TNRCC enforcement coordinators are available to discuss the AOs and/or the comment procedure at the listed phone numbers; however, §7.075 provides that comments on the AOs should be submitted to the TNRCC in writing.

(1) COMPANY: Mamie Dell Baker; DOCKET NUMBER: 1998-1129-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: Permit Number 12962-001; LOCATION: Marshall, Harrison County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: wastewater treatment; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §305.127(17), §319.7(d), Permit Number 12962-001, and the Code, §26.121, by failing to submit monthly effluent reports; and THSC, §341.041, by failing to pay all required wastewater inspection fees and public health service fees; PENALTY: $3,750; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Brian Lehmkuhle, (512) 239- 4482; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2916 Teague Drive, Tyler, Texas 75701-3756, (903) 535-5100.

(2) COMPANY: Gene Thompson dba Big Bend Motor Inn; DOCKET NUMBER: 1998-1079- PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: Public Water Supply Number 0220027; LOCATION: Study Butte, Brewster County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.45(c)(1)(B), by failing to provide a well capacity of 0.6 gallons per minute (gpm) per connection; 30 TAC §290.46(f)(1)(A) and (2), and (n), by failing to provide a free chlorine residual of 0.2 milligrams per liter (mpl), to maintain records of the chlorine and test results for at least three years, and to develop and maintain a continuously updated map of the distribution system; and 30 TAC §290.44(d) and §290.46(u), by failing to provide a minimum pressure of 35 pounds per square inch (psi) throughout the distribution system; PENALTY: $1,688; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Shawn Stewart, (512) 239-6684; REGIONAL OFFICE: 7500 Viscount Boulevard, Suite 147, El Paso, Texas 79925-5633, (915) 778-9634.

(3) COMPANY: Jimmy Lenamond dba Big Creek West Subdivision Water System; DOCKET NUMBER: 1998-0521-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: Public Water Supply Number 1470032; LOCATION: Groesbeck, Limestone County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.45(b)(1)(A)(i) and (ii), by failing to satisfy the well capacity requirements of 1.5 gpm per connection and by failing to provide a pressure tank capacity of 50 gallons per connection; 30 TAC §290.39(g), by failing to provide written notification prior to the installation of a new pressure tank; 30 TAC §290.51 and the THSC, §341.041, by failing to pay public health service fees; and 30 TAC §291.76 and the Code, §13.541, by failing to pay the water regulatory assessment fees; PENALTY: $300; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Sandy VanCleave, (512) 239-0667; REGIONAL OFFICE: 6801 Sanger Avenue, Suite 2500, Waco, Texas 76710-7826, (254) 751-0335.

(4) COMPANY: Circle Ten Council of the Boy Scouts of America dba Camp Cherokee; DOCKET NUMBER: 1998-1450-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: Public Water Supply Number 1070210; LOCATION: Athens, Henderson County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.106(b)(1), by failing to collect repeat bacteriological samples at active service connections; and 30 TAC §290.105 and the THSC, §341.33(d), by exceeding the maximum contaminant level for total coliform bacteria; PENALTY: $938; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Shawn Stewart, (512) 239-6684; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2916 Teague Drive, Tyler, Texas 75701-3756, (903) 535-5100.

(5) COMPANY: City of Conroe; DOCKET NUMBER: 98-1349-MSW-E; IDENTIFIER: Municipal Solid Waste Number 81A; LOCATION: Conroe, Montgomery County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: municipal solid waste landfill; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §330.281(b) and §330.283(b), by failing to establish financial assurance for closure and post-closure care; PENALTY: $8,800; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Gloria Stanford, (512) 239-1871; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Avenue, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1486, (713) 767-3500.

(6) COMPANY: City of Corpus Christi; DOCKET NUMBER: 1998-1391-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: Public Water Supply Number 1780003; LOCATION: Corpus Christ, Nueces County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.46(f)(l)(B) and (U), by failing to maintain a chloramine residual of 0.5 mpl and by failing to maintain a minimum pressure of 35 psi through the distribution system; 30 TAC §290.45(b)(2)(G) and (H), by failing to meet the elevated storage capacity requirement of 100 gallons per connection and by failing to provide the required emergency power on a system which serves more than 250 connections and does not meet the elevated storage requirements; 30 TAC §290.43(c)(6), by failing to maintain potable water storage tanks tight against leakage; 30 TAC §290.42(d) and Paragraph (2)(B), by failing to prevent the potential for mixing filtered and unfiltered water within the filtration plant and by failing to have sufficient height of the air relief piping, extending vertically through the filters from the under drain levels; and 30 TAC §290.44(h), by failing to provide the executive director with evidence of compliance with the requirement of testing, certification, and installation of backflow prevention assemblies by a backflow prevention tester; PENALTY: $14,175; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: John Mead, (512) 239-6010; REGIONAL OFFICE: 6300 Ocean Drive, Suite 1200, Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5503, (512) 980-3100.

(7) COMPANY: Farco Mining, Inc.; DOCKET NUMBER: 1999-0103-IWD-E; IDENTIFIER: Permit Number 03595; LOCATION: Laredo, Webb County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: mine; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §305.125(2) and the Code, §26.121, by failing to apply for a permit renewal prior to the permit expiration date; PENALTY: $2,500; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Eric Reese, (512) 239-2611; REGIONAL OFFICE: 1403 Seymour, Suite 2, Laredo, Texas 78040-8752, (956) 791-6611.

(8) COMPANY: Granite Investments, Ltd. dba Oasis Texaco #1; DOCKET NUMBER: 98-1183-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: Petroleum Storage Tank (PST) Facility Identification Number 53301; LOCATION: Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.72, by failing to report within 24 hours the monitoring results from a release detection method that indicates a release may have occurred and by failing to follow procedures in 30 TAC §334.74, relating to release investigation and confirmation steps; PENALTY: $3,600; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Lori R. Haynie, (915) 698-9674; REGIONAL OFFICE: 1977 Industrial Boulevard, Abilene, Texas 79606-7833, (915) 698- 9674.

(9) COMPANY: Charles Burgin dba Kar Korral; DOCKET NUMBER: 1998-1341-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: Account Number KF-0073-I; LOCATION: Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: used auto sales; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §114.20(c)(1) and the Act, §382.085(b), by offering for sale to the public a vehicle with a missing emission control device; PENALTY: $400; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Patrick Casey, (210) 403-4037; REGIONAL OFFICE: 140 Heimer Road, Suite 360, San Antonio, Texas 78232-5042, (210) 490-3096.

(10) COMPANY: Nations Way Transport Service, Incorporated; DOCKET NUMBER: 1998- 1443-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: Account Number EE-1956-K; LOCATION: El Paso, El Paso County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: trucking service; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §115.252(2) and the THSC, §382.085(b), by transferring gasoline from a storage vessel which may ultimately be used in a motor vehicle in the El Paso area with a Reid Vapor Pressure greater than 7.0 psi absolute; PENALTY: $2,500; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Stacey Young, (512) 239-1899; REGIONAL OFFICE: 7500 Viscount Boulevard, Suite 147, El Paso, Texas 79925-5633, (915) 778-9634.

(11) COMPANY: The City of Needville; DOCKET NUMBER: 1998-1457-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: Permit Number 10343-001; LOCATION: Needville, Fort Bend County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: wastewater treatment; RULE VIOLATED: Permit Number 10343-001 and the Code, §26.121, by failing to comply with the effluent limits of the permit; PENALTY: $2,000; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Pam Campbell, (512) 239-4493; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Avenue, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1486, (713) 767-3500.

(12) COMPANY: Phillips 66 Company; DOCKET NUMBER: 1998-1356-IWD-E; IDENTIFIER: Registration Number L-111185; LOCATION: Houston, Harris County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: gas station; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §321.133(c)(2)(A) and the Code, §26.121, by failing to meet the 0.25 mpl maximum effluent limitation for lead and 0.05 mpl for benzene; and the Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit Number TXG83000 (Registration Number TXG830002), by failing to meet the 0.005 mpl maximum effluent limitation for benzene; PENALTY: $1,360; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Craig Carson, (512) 239-2175; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Avenue, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1486, (713) 767-3500.

(13) COMPANY: City of Pineland; DOCKET NUMBER: 1998-1374-MSW-E; IDENTIFIER: Municipal Solid Waste Registration Number 40054; LOCATION: Pineland, Sabine County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: transfer station; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §330.150(3) and (12), by failing to obtain the required containers in accordance with the site operating plan prior to acceptance of scrap tires and white goods, maintain the sump drain area in a manner so as to prevent the on-site population of disease vectors, and install a pad and bumper at the hopper; and 30 TAC Chapter 285 and the Code, §26.121, by failing to prevent the discharge of transfer station wash water and sewage and by disposing of the wash water and sewage into the on-site sewer system which is not authorized or permitted to receive these wastes; PENALTY: $4,375; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: John Mead, (512) 239-6010; REGIONAL OFFICE: 3870 Eastex Freeway, Suite 110, Beaumont, Texas 77703-1892, (409) 898-3838.

(14) COMPANY: Prewash and Pressing Services, Incorporated; DOCKET NUMBER: 1999-0050-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: Account Number EE-1515-V; LOCATION: El Paso, El Paso County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: laundry; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §101.4 and the Act, §382.085(a) and (b), by discharging air contaminants in such concentration and of such duration as to interfere with the normal use and enjoyment of animal life, vegetation, or property; PENALTY: $1,250; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Carol Dye, (512) 239-1504; REGIONAL OFFICE: 7500 Viscount Boulevard, Suite 147, El Paso, Texas 79925-5633, (915) 778-9634.

(15) COMPANY: Reynolds Metals Company; DOCKET NUMBER: 1998-1343-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: Account Number TA-0236-L; LOCATION: Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: metal can manufacturing plant; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §122.121, §122.130(b), and the THSC, §382.085(b) and §382.054, by continuing to operate without a federal operating permit and by failing to submit a timely and complete abbreviated initial federal operating permit application; and 30 TAC §335.323 and the THSC, §361.134, by failing to pay the required hazardous and non-hazardous waste generation fees; PENALTY: $2,400; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Michael De La Cruz, (817) 469-6750; REGIONAL OFFICE: 1101 East Arkansas Lane, Arlington, Texas 76010-6499, (817) 469-6750.

(16) COMPANY: Safety-Kleen Systems, Incorporated; DOCKET NUMBER: 1998-1344-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: Account Number DF-0042-K; LOCATION: Denton, Denton County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: solvents recovery plant; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §122.121, §122.130(b), and the THSC, §382.085(b) and §382.054, by continuing to operate without a federal operating permit and by failing to submit a timely and complete abbreviated initial federal operating permit application; and 30 TAC §;335.324, 335.323, 335.325, 335.331, 334.21, 334.128(a), the Act, §361.135 and §361.134, and the Code, §26.358(d), by failing to pay outstanding hazardous waste facility fees, underground storage tank registration annual fees, above ground storage tank registration annual fees, hazardous waste generation fees, and management fees; PENALTY: $1,500; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Michael De La Cruz, (817) 469-6750; REGIONAL OFFICE: 1101 East Arkansas Lane, Arlington, Texas 76010-6499, (817) 469-6750.

(17) COMPANY: Ronnie Smith dba Smith's Diamond C Ranch; DOCKET NUMBER: 1998- 0061-MLM-E; IDENTIFIER: Enforcement Identification Number 12095; LOCATION: Stephenville, Erath County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: cattle farm; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §111.201, §330.5, the Code, §26.121, and the THSC, §382.085(b), by allowing outdoor burning of copper wire, brush, lumber, tires, and trash; PENALTY: $600; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Terry Thompson, (512) 239-6095; REGIONAL OFFICE: 1101 East Arkansas Lane, Arlington, Texas 76010-6499, (817) 469-6750.

(18) COMPANY: Craton Taylor dba 4-T Water Company dba Heritage Oak Addition; DOCKET NUMBER: 1999-0254-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: Public Water Supply Number 2200090; LOCATION: Mansfield, Tarrant County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.46(e)(1), (f)(2)(B), (j), and (p)(2), and the Code, §341.033(a), by failing to ensure that the system is operated under the direct supervision of a "D" certified water works operator, perform chlorine residual tests at representative locations in the distribution system, perform an annual pressure tank inspection, and complete customer service inspection certifications; 30 TAC §290.44(d) and §290.46(u), by failing to provide a minimum operating pressure of 35 psi throughout the distribution system; 30 TAC §290.106(a)(1), by failing to develop a sample siting plan; 30 TAC §290.45(b)(1)(A), by failing to provide minimum water system capacity requirements of a well capacity 1.5 gpm per connection and a pressure tank capacity of 50 gallons per connection; and 30 TAC §290.41(c)(1)(F), (3)(J), and (K), by failing to obtain and record at the county courthouse a sanitary easement for the well site, provide a concrete sealing block extending at least three feet in all directions from the well, and seal the well head; PENALTY: $2,188; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Subhash Jain, (512) 239-5867; REGIONAL OFFICE: 1101 East Arkansas Lane, Arlington, Texas 76010-6499, (817) 469-6750.

(19) COMPANY: Tetco Stores, L.P. and North Dallas Petroleum, Inc.; DOCKET NUMBER: 1999-0016-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: PST Facility Identification Number 17533; LOCATION: Dallas, Dallas County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.72(2) and the Code, §26.039, by failing to report, within 24 hours of the discovery, a suspected release when unusual operating conditions of underground storage tank systems were observed by owners or operators; PENALTY: $2,000; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Sushil Modak, (512) 239-2142; REGIONAL OFFICE: 1101 East Arkansas Lane, Arlington, Texas 76010-6499, (817) 469-6750.

(20) COMPANY: Mr. James Williams; DOCKET NUMBER: 1998-1323-SLG-E; IDENTIFIER: Sludge/Septage Transporter Number 21121; LOCATION: Silsbee, Hardin County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: sludge transportation; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §312.143 and the Code, §26.121, by failing to dispose of septic tank sludge at a designated facility; 30 TAC §312.144(f), by failing to label discharge valves and ports on transporter tank; 30 TAC §312.145(b)(2), by failing to maintain trip tickets for five years; 30 TAC §312.147(a), by failing to dispose of stored septic tank sludge within four days; and 30 TAC §312.142(b), by failing to submit a complete transporter registration application; PENALTY: $2,520; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Susan Kelly, (409) 898-3838; REGIONAL OFFICE: 3870 Eastex Freeway, Suite 110, Beaumont, Texas 77703-1892, (409) 898-3838.

TRD-9903088

Paul Sarahan

Director, Litigation Division

Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission

Filed: May 25, 1999


Notice of Water Quality Applications

The following notices were issued during the period of May 19, 1999 through May 24, 1999.

The following require the applicants to publish notice in the newspaper. The public comment period, requests for public meetings, or requests for a contested case hearing may be submitted to the Office of the Chief Clerk, at the address provided in the information section above, WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE ISSUE DATE OF THE NOTICE.

HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NUMBER 191 has applied for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 12556-001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily flow nto to exceed 600,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located 2,000 feet south of Farm-to-Market Road 1960 and 2,000 feet west of Cutten Road in Harris County, Texas

The following require the applicants to publish notice in the newspaper. The public comment period, requests for public meetings, or requests for a contested case hearing may be submitted to the Office of the Chief Clerk, at the address provided in the information section above, WITHIN 30 DAYS AFTER NEWSPAPER PUBLICATION OF THE NOTICE.

CITY OF MERKEL has applied for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 10786-002, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 320,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located approximately 2,500 feet north and 3,800 feet east of the intersection of Interstate Highway 20 and Farm-to-Market Road 126 in Taylor County, Texas.

CITY OF SINTON has applied for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 10055-001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 800,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located south of Chiltipin Creek between Highway 77 and the Missouri Pacific Railroad tracks in San Patricio County, Texas.

CITY OF TEAGUE has applied for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 10300-001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 210,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located near the intersection of West 11th Street and Fillmore Street; approximately 4,000 feet west of the intersections of Farm-to-Market Road 80, Jackson Street and Mulberry Street in Freestone County, Texas.

SOUTHWESTERN PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY has applied for a major amendment of Permit Number 01842 to authorize an increase in the daily average flow from 1,500,000 gallons per day to 4,176,000 gallons per day. The current permit authorizes a discharge of cooling tower blowdown, low volume waste sources, metal cleaning wastes and stormwater which will remain the same. The applicant operates an electric power plant. This permit will not authorize a discharge of pollutants into waters in the State. The facility and disposal area are located on the east side of Farm-to-Market Road 1055 approximately four miles south of the City of Earth. The plant site and disposal area are located in the drainage basin of Blackwater Draw which is a tributary of the North Fork of the Double Mountain Fork Brazos River in Segment Number 1241 of the Brazos River Basin, Lamb County, Texas.

SCHENECTADY INTERNATIONAL, INC., FM 523, Freeport, Texas 77541, has applied for a major amendment to TNRCC Permit Number 01961 to authorize increased mass- based effluent limitations for oil and grease, phenols, and biochemical oxygen demand applicable to discharges via internal Outfall 101 and to remove the single grab value for phenols applicable to discharges via internal Outfall 101. The current permit authorizes the discharge of treated process wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 1,400,00 gallons per day via Outfall 001. Issuance of this Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) permit will replace the existing NPDES Permit Number TX0067946 issued on July 31, 1987 and TNRCC Permit Number 01961 issued on December 8, 1995. The applicant operates an alkyl phenol/petrochemical plant.

SPRING INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, has applied for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 11811-001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 45,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located at 922 Wunsche Loop Road west of the City of Spring in Harris County, Texas.

TEXAS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES, INC. has applied for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 01766, which authorizes the discharge of storm water and previously monitored effluents (non-contact cooling water, boiler blowdown, and storm water) on an intermittent and flow variable asis via Outfall 001. Issuance of this Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) permit will replace the existing NPDES Permit Number TX0006351 issued on December 9, 1988 and TNRCC Permit Number 01766. The applicant operates a wood pole preserving plant. The plant site is located on Bevil Loop Road approximately 0.6 miles south of U.S. Highway 190 and southeast of the City of Jasper, Jasper County, Texas.

CITY OF CLEBURNE, has applied for renewal of an existing wastewater permit. The applicant has an existing National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit Number TX0002267 and an existing Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) Permit Number 10006-002. The draft permit authorizes the discharge of filter backwash at a daily average flow not to exceed 50,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located on County Road 1111, approximately two miles southwest of the City of Cleburne, in Johnson County, Texas.

SOUTHWEST UTILITIES, INC. has applied to the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 10694-001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 100,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located on the east side of Sellers Road, approximately 700 feet north of the intersection of Hollyvale and Sellers Road in Harris County, Texas

TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744, has applied to the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 11722001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 35,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located about 3,000 feet northwest of the intersection of Farm-to-Market Road 1988 and Farm-to-Market Road 3126 and 300 feet east of Farm-to-Market Road 3126 in Polk County, Texas.

CITY OF FULSHEAR has applied for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 13314-001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 75,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located on a tract of land bounded by Farm to Market Road 1093 and Sante Fe Pacific Railroad, approximately 1,000 feet west southwest of the intersection of Farm to Market Road 1093 and Farm to Market Road 359, in the City of Fulshear in Fort Bend County, Texas.

FORT BEND COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NUMBER 81 has applied for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 13051-002, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 650,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located approximately ten miles northwest of Rosenberg, Texas and three miles south southwest of Fulshear in Fort Bend County, Texas

HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NUMBER 49 has applied for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 11919-001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 200,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located 14907 Ralston Road approximately 400 feet north of the Beltway 8 and approximately 2,500 feet east of Garners Bayou in Harris County, Texas.

Harris County Municipal Utility District Number 276 has applied to the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 12927- 001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 500,000 gallons per day. The plant site for Interim I is located approximately 800 feet west of the intersection of State Highway 6 and West Little York Road and approximately 100 feet south of West Little York Road in Harris County, Texas. The Interim II and Final site is located approximately 2,500 feet west of the intersection of State Highway 6 and West Little York Road and approximately 1,000 feet south of West Little York Road in Harris County, Texas.

JHR ENTERPRISES INC. has applied for a new permit, proposed Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Permit Number 14035-001, to authorize the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 30,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located approximately 1500 feet southwest of the intersection of U.S. Highway 59 and Farm-to-Market Road 2914 and on the west side of US Highway 59, approximately 4.2 miles south of Shepherd in San Jacinto County, Texas.

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION has applied for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 13412-001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 380 gallons per day. The plant site is located approximately 3,000 feet northwest of the intersection of U.S. Highway 181 and Farm-to-Market Road 1074 and approximately 1.5 miles southeast of the intersection of the U.S. Highway 181 and Farm-to-Market Road 881 at the Texas Department of Transportation Area Engineering and Maintenance Office Site in San Patricio County, Texas.

WEST HOUSTON AIRPORT CORPORATION has applied for renewal of an existing wastewater permit. The applicant has an existing National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit Number TX0089907 and an existing Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) Permit Number 12516-001. The draft permit authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 2,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located on Lakeside Airport property at 18000 Groeschke Road in Harris County, Texas.

ORANGE COUNTY WATER CONTROL AND IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NUMBER 1 has applied to the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Noumber 11967-001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 60,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located approximately 2,300 feet west of State Highway 105 and approximately 4,500 feet northwest of the intersection of State Highway 105 and Farm-to-Market Road 1131 in Orange County, Texas.

MOVIMEX COMPANY,has applied for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 12527-001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 10,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located at 14718 Kuykendahl Road between Farm-to-Market Road 1960 and Interstate Highway 45 in Harris County, Texas

HUFFMAN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT has applied for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 11518-001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 35,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located in the southeast corner of the Willie J. Hargrave Senior High School site, approximately 0.5 mile west of the intersection of Huffman-Eastgate Road and Farm-to-Market Road 1960 in Harris County, Texas.

PRESTONWOOD FOREST UTILITY DISTRICT has applied for a major amendment to TNRCC Permit Number 11089-001 to authorize an increase in the discharge of treated domestic wastewater from a daily average flow not to exceed 600,000 gallons per day to a daily average flow not to exceed 950,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located at 14210 Prestonwood Forest Drive, approximately 3,100 feet east of the intersection of Cypress Creek and Farm-to- Market Road 149, nine miles southeast of the City of Tomball in Harris County, Texas.

BISHOP CONSOLIDATED INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT has applied to the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 11754-001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 10,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located northeast of the intersection of County Road 23 and Farm-to-Market Road 665 in the Town of Petronila in Nueces County, Texas.

MIDWAY LANDOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. has applied for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 12455-001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 100,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located on the southern bank of Turkey Creek, approximately 1,500 feet north of Farm-to-Market Road 1960, approximately 1.5 miles east of Aldine Westfield Road in Harris County, Texas.

PALMER PLANTATION MUD NUMBER 1 has applied to the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 12937-001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 600,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located approximately 6,000 feet south-southeast of the intersection of State Highway 6 and Senior Road, 2.2 miles southeast of the intersection of State Highway 6 and Farm-to-Market Road 1092 (Stafford-De Walt Road), south of the City of Missouri City in Fort Bend County, Texas.

HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NUMBER 148 has applied for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 11818-001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 250,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located at 11750 Currin Forrest Drive, approximately 1,600 feet south-southeast of the intersection of North Lake Houston Parkway and Kings Lake Forrest Drive in Harris County, Texas

U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS has applied for renewal of an existing wastewater permit. The applicant has an existing national pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES) permit number Tx0057991 and an existing texas natural resource conservation commission (TNRCC) permit number 12087-001. The draft permit authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 1,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located at whitney lake dam powerhouse approximately 1.0 mile east of the intersection of state highway 22 and farm-to-market road 56 in Bosque county, Texas.

POLONIA WATER SUPPLY CORPORATION, P.O. Box 778, Lockhart, Texas 78644, has applied to the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) for a new permit, proposed Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Permit Number 14033-001, to authorize the discharge of treated water treatment filter backwash water at a daily average flow not to exceed 6,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located at the northwest side of Farm-to-Market Road 1854 at its junction with Caldwell County Road Noumber 189, 0.25 mile southeast of the community of Dale and one mile northwest of the intersection of Farm-to-Market Road 1852 and State Highway 20 in Caldwell County, Texas.

MEMORIAL HILLS UTILITY DISTRICT has applied for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 11044-001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 500,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located immediately south of Cypress Creek, approximately 600 feet north and 600 feet east of the intersection of Farm-to-Market Road 1960 and Hardy Road in Harris County, Texas.

BRAZOS RIVER AUTHORITY has applied for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 11071-001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 37,800,000 gallons per day. The draft permit authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at an annual average flow not to exceed 37,800,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located on the southwest bank of the Brazos River, approximately 4.5 miles downstream from the crossing of Interstate Highway 35 and the Brazos River in McLennan County, Texas.

BRAZORIA COUNTY FRESH WATER SUPPLY DISTRICT #1 has applied for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 11130-001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 165,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located the east side of State Highway 36, approximately 1,100 feet southeast of the intersection of Farm-to-Market Road 1462 and State Highway 36, northeast of the City of Damon in Brazoria County, Texas.

CITY OF MORGAN'S POINT has applied for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 10779- 001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 200,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Barbours Cut Boulevard and North Wilson Street in Harris County, Texas.

CITY OF LEAGUE CITY has applied for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 10568-007, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 150,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located on Gum Bayou, 0.75 mile south of Farm-to-Market Road 1266 and 1.75 miles west of State Highway 146 in Galveston County, Texas.

LAKE OAKS LANDING, INC. has applied to the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 13039-001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 40,000 gallons per day. Issuance of the proposed Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Permit Number13039-001 will replace TNRCC Permit Number 13039-001. The plant site is located approximately four miles south and 1,600 feet east of the intersection of State Highway 156 and U.S. Highway 190, on Lake Livingston in San Jacinto County, Texas.

CHAMP'S WATER COMPANY, 103 Heather Lane, Conroe, Texas 77385, has applied to the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 10436-001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 150,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located at 1714 Sandy Dale in Western Homes Subdivision in Harris County, Texas.

CITY OF PECAN GAP has applied for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 10744-001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 40,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located approximately 0.5 mile west and 0.3 mile south of the intersection of Farm-to-Market Road 64 and Farm-to-Market Road 128 and immediately west of South Third Street in Delta County, Texas.

CHARTERWOOD MUNICIPAL UTILITIES DISTRICT,1001 Fannin, Suite 800, Houston, Texas 77002, has applied for renewal of an existing wastewater permit. The applicant has an existing National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit Number TX0046841 and an existing Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) Permit Number 11410-002. The draft permit authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 600,000 gallons per day. Issuance of the proposed Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Permit Number 11410-002 will replace the existing NPDES Permit Number TX0046841 issued on November 24, 1992 and TNRCC Permit Number 11410-002.

SOUTHERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT, 25212 I-45 North, Spring, Texas 77386, has applied to the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 11001-001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 2,000,000 gallons per day. The draft permit authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at an annual average flow not to exceed 2,000,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located at 852 Rayford Road, approximately 3,500 feet north of Spring Creek and approximately 4,000 feet east of Interstate Highway 45 in Montgomery County, Texas.

HOUSTON SOLVENTS AND CHEMICALS COMPANY, Inc. has applied for a renewal of an existing wastewater permit. The applicant has an existing National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit Number TX0086002 and an existing Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) Permit Number 02449. The draft permit authorizes the discharge of stormwater on an intermittent and flow variable basis via Outfall 001 and Outfall 002. The plant site is located at 11235 Farm-to-Market Road 529, approximately 0.5 miles southwest of the intersection of U.S. Highway 290 and Farm-to- Market Road 529 near the City of Jersey Village in Harris County, Texas.

CITY OF PINEHURST has applied for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 10597-001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 500,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located at 3000 Gull Street in the City of Pinehurst in Orange County, Texas.

CITY OF ALBANY has applied for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 10035-001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 290,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located approximately one mile southeast of the intersection of U.S. Highways 180 and 283; approximately 3,200 feet east of U.S. Highway 283 in Shackelford County, Texas.

WHITE RIVER MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT has applied which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic weastewater effluent at a daily average flow not to exceed 900,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located on the north side of Farm-to-Market Road 2794, approximately 6.5 miles east-southeast of the intersection of Farm-to-Market Roads 2794 and 651, approximately 16.5 miles south southeast of the City of Crosbyton in Crosby County, Texas.

CITY OF BURNET has applied for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 10793-002, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 726,000 gallons per day. The current permit also authorizes the disposal of treated domestic wastewater via irrigation of 245 acres. The plant site is located approximately 1,400 feet southeast of Southern Pacific Railroad Bridge crossing Hamilton Creek in Burnet County, Texas.

CITY OF HOUSTON has applied for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 10495-146, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 9,400,000 gallons per day. The draft permit authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at an annual average flow not to exceed 9,400,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located north of the West Fork Arm of Lake Houston, approximately 4.5 miles east of U.S. Highway 59 between Bear Branch and Bens Branch, approximately 7.75 miles northeast of the intersection of U.S. Highway 59 and Farm-to-Market Road 1960 in Harris County, Texas.

CITY OF SAN SABA has applied for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 10687-001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 310,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located 2,000 feet north of U.S. Highway 190 and 6,000 feet east of State Highway 16 in the City of San Saba in San Saba County, Texas.

MLR MANAGEMENT, INC. has applied for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 12149-001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 10,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located southwest of the intersection of Greens Road and Morales Road in the City of Houston in Harris County, Texas.

CITY OF ALVORD has applied to the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 10036-001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 112,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located approximately 2500 feet south of Farm-to-Market Road 1655 adjacent to Elm Creek at a point approximately ½ mile southwest of the business district of the City of Alvord in Wise County, Texas.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NUMBER 16 has applied to the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 11386-001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 177,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located south of the intersection of Hickory Lane and Tupelo Lane approximately two miles north of New Caney in Montgomery County, Texas.

XIU HUI LI MCCULLOCH has applied for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 13084-001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 25,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located approximately 1,600 feet northwest of the intersection of Aldine-Westfield Road and Hartwick Road and approximately 2,300 feet south of Halls Bayou in Harris County, Texas.

CITY OF FRANKLIN, has applied for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 10440-001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 300,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located 1,000 feet southeast of U.S. Highway 79 and one mile southwest of the intersection of U.S. Highway 79 and Farm-to- Market Road 46 in the City of Franklin in Robertson County, Texas.

DANIEL MEASUREMENT AND CONTROL, INC., has applied for a renewal of an existing wastewater permit. The applicant has an existing Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) Permit Number 02731. The draft permit authorizes the discharge of stormwater via Outfall 001, and stormwater on an intermittent and flow variable basis via Outfall 002. The applicant operates from the Houston Plant, a flow measurement equipment manufacturing facility. The plant site is located 9720 Old Katy Road in the City of Houston, Harris County, Texas.

BISSONNET MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT has applied to the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 11461-001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 600,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located at 13026 Bissonnet on the northeast corner of the intersection of Synott Road (Farm-to-Market Road 1876) and Old Richmond Road (Bissonnet) in Harris County, Texas.

FORT BEND COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NUMBER 41, IN CARE OF SCHWARTZ, PAGE & HARDING, L.L.P., has applied for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 12475-001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 86,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located approximately 1,500 feet northwest of the intersection of Voss Road and Old Richmond Road and approximately 5,000 feet west-northwest of the intersection of State Highway 6 and Voss Road in Fort Bend County, Texas.

CITY OF KEMP, P.O. Box 449, Kemp, Texas 75143, has applied to the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 10695-001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 200,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located one and one-half mile southwest of the City of Kemp in Kaufman County, Texas.

MAGNOLIA INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT has applied for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 13653-001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 15,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located approximately 4.73 miles due south of the City of Magnolia central business district on the west side of Nichol Sawmill Road in Montgomery County, Texas.

MNC/TELGE HUFFMEISTER CORPORATION has applied for a new permit, proposed Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Permit Number 14032-001, to authorize the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 400,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located approximately 2,000 feet west of Telge Road and approximately 8,850 feet south of the intersection of Telge Road and Grant Road in Harris County, Texas.

CITY OF SWEETWATER has applied for a major amendment to TNRCC Permit Number 10373-002 to authorize an increase in the discharge of treated domestic wastewater from a daily average flow not to exceed 2,000,000 gallons per day to a daily average flow not to exceed 2,200,000 gallons per day and change the method of disposal from irrigation to surface water discharge with the option to irrigate 365 acres of pasture land. The draft permit authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at an annual average flow not to exceed 2,200,000 gallons per day. The current permit also authorizes the disposal of treated domestic wastewater via irrigation of 365 acres of pasture land. The plant and disposal site are located on County Road 109, approximately 0.6 mile north of the intersection of Farm-to- Market Road 1856 and Interstate Highway 20 in Nolan County, Texas.

CITY OF SEAGOVILLE has applied for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 10370-001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 1,200,000 gallons per day. The draft permit authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at an annual average flow not to exceed 1,200,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located approximately 0.65 of a mile northeast of the intersection of Malloy Bridge Road and U.S. Highway 175 and approximately 0.5 of a mile north of U.S. Highway 175 in Dallas County, Texas.

ZAVALA COUNTY has applied for a new permit, proposed Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Permit Number 14006-001, to authorize the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 50,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located approximately 4,000 feet south of the intersection of Farm-to-Market 1433 and Farm-to-Market Road 65 on the south side of Crystal City in Zavala County, Texas.

RITA KARBALAI has applied for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Noumber 12399-001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 25,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located at 12117 Aldine-Westfield Road, 4,000 feet south of the intersection of Aldine-Westfield Road and Aldine Mail Road; 3.5 miles east of the intersection of Interstate Highway 45 and Farm-to-Market Road 149 in Harris County, Texas.

HOLNAM, INC. has applied for a renewal of an existing wastewater permit. The applicant has an existing National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit Number TX0006629 and an existing Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) Permit Number 00456. The draft permit authorizes the discharge of authorized stormwater, non- contact cooling water, and truck wash water at a daily average flow not to exceed 7,000 gallons per day via Outfall 001. The plant site is located the 9600 block of Clinton Drive in the City of Galena Park in Harris County, Texas.

BCD SERVICES, INC. has applied for a renewal of TNRCC Permit Number 12344-001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 100,000 gallons per day. The plant site is located approximately 1,500 fee south of U.S. Highway 90, on the eastern bank of Cedar Bayou in Liberty County, Texas

TRD-9903108

LaDonna Castañuela

Chief Clerk

Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission

Filed: May 25, 1999


Notice of Water Rights Applications

J. I. Ginnings, 900 8th Street, Suite 820, Wichita Falls, Texas 76301, applicant, seeks a permit pursuant to 11.121, Texas Water Code, and Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission Rules 30 TAC 295.1, et seq. The applicant seeks authorization to divert an amount not to exceed 797.4 acre-feet per year from the Red River for irrigation of 498 acres of land within four tracts totaling 725 acres in the William Lankford Survey, Abstract No. 705, Grayson County, Texas.

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

The TNRCC may grant a contested case hearing on this application if a written hearing request is filed within 30 days from the date of newspaper publication of the notice. The Executive Director may approve the application unless a written request for a contested case hearing is filed within 30 days after newspaper publication of this notice.

To request a contested case hearing, you must submit the following: (1) your name (or for a group or association, an official representative), mailing address, daytime phone number, and fax number, if any; (2) applicant's name and permit number; (3) the statement "[I/we] request a contested case hearing;" (4) a brief and specific description of how you would be affected by the application in a way not common to the general public; and (5) the location and distance of your property relative to the proposed activity. You may also submit your proposed adjustments to the application/permit which would satisfy your concerns. Requests for a contested case hearing must be submitted in writing to the Office of the Chief Clerk at the address provided in the information section below.

If a hearing request is filed, the Executive Director will not issue the permit and will forward the application and hearing request to the TNRCC Commissioners for their consideration at a scheduled Commission meeting.

Written hearing requests, public comments or requests for a public meeting should be submitted to the Office of the Chief Clerk, MC 105, TNRCC, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087. For information concerning the hearing process, please contact the Public Interest Counsel, MC 103, the same address. For additional information, individual members of the general public may contact the Office of Public Assistance at 1-800-687-4040. General information regarding the TNRCC can be found at our web site at www.tnrcc.state.tx.us.

TRD-9903105

LaDonna Castañuela

Chief Clerk

Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission

Filed: May 25, 1999


Public Notice

The Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (commission) is required under the Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act, Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 361 (the Act) to identify and assess hazardous waste facilities or areas that may constitute an imminent and substantial endangerment to public health and safety or to the environment due to a release or threatened release of hazardous substances into the environment. Pursuant to the Act, §361.181 the commission must update this state Superfund registry annually to add new facilities, or to delete those facilities that have been cleaned up pursuant to the Act, §361.189. The first registry identifying those sites was published in the January 16, 1987, issue of the Texas Register (12 TexReg 205). The current notice also includes all facilities where state Superfund action has ended, or where cleanup is being adequately addressed by other means.

Pursuant to the Act, §361.188 the state Superfund registry identifying those facilities that are listed and have been determined to pose an imminent and substantial endangerment is, in descending order of hazard ranking scores (HRS), as follows:

1. Col-Tex Refinery, both sides of Business Interstate 20 (U.S. 80) in Colorado City, Mitchell County: Oil refinery and tank farm.

2. Houston Scrap, 3799 Jensen Drive, Houston, Harris County: Aluminum, battery and lead recycling.

3. Double R Plating Company, on County Road 3544, approximately three miles northwest of the intersection of U.S. 59 and Farm Road 96, near Queen City, Cass County: Metal refinishing company.

4. Precision Machine, 500 West Olive Street, Odessa, Ector County: Machine and chrome plating shop.

5. Sonics International, Inc., north of Farm Road 101, approximately two miles west of Ranger, Eastland County: Soil around wellheads of two industrial waste injection wells.

6. Maintech International, 8300 Old Ferry Road, Port Arthur, Jefferson County: Chemical cleaning and equipment hydroblasting.

7. Federated Metals, 9200 Market Street, Houston, Harris County: Landfill for magnesium dross and sludge.

8. Gulf Metals, on Telean Street, northeast of the intersection of Mykawa Road and Almeda- Genoa Road, Houston, Harris County: Disposal of hazardous materials.

9. Texas American Oil, approximately three miles north of Midlothian on Old State Highway 67, Ellis County: Waste oil recycling.

10. Niagara Chemical, west of the intersection of Commerce Street and Adams Avenue, Harlingen, Cameron County: Pesticide formulation.

11. International Creosoting, 1110 Pine Street, Beaumont, Jefferson County: Wood preserving plant.

12. McBay Oil & Gas, approximately three miles northwest of Grapeland on Farm Road 1272, Houston County: Oil refinery and reclamation plant.

13. Solvent Recovery Services, 5502 Farm Road 521, approximately 0.2 mile south of its intersection with Texas 6, Arcola, Fort Bend County: Paint solvent recycling facility.

14. Harris Sand Pits, 23340 South Texas 16, approximately 10.5 miles south of San Antonio at Von Ormy, Bexar County: Inactive sand and clay quarry used for disposal of sulfuric acid tar sludge.

15. JCS Company, north of Phalba on County Road 2415, approximately 1.5 miles west of the intersection of County Road 2403 and Texas 198, Van Zandt County: Battery recycling facility.

16. Jerrell B. Thompson, north of Phalba on County Road 2410, approximately one mile north of the intersection of County Road 2410 and Texas 198, Van Zandt County: Battery recycling facility.

17. Butler Ranch, 11.8 miles west of Falls City off Farm Road 791, Karnes County: Two abandoned uranium mining pits containing drums of hazardous substances.

18. Hayes-Sammons Warehouse, Miller Avenue and East Eighth Street, Mission, Hidalgo County: Commercial grade pesticide storage.

19. Jensen Drive Scrap, 3603 Jensen Drive, Houston, Harris County: Scrap salvage facility.

20. Baldwin Waste Oil Company, on County Road 44 approximately 0.1 mile west of its intersection with Farm Road 1889, Robstown, Nueces County: Waste oil processing facility.

21. Hall Street, north of intersection of 20th Street East with California Street, north of Dickinson, Galveston County: Landfill/open field dumping.

22. Unnamed Plating, 6816-6824 Industrial Avenue, El Paso, El Paso County: Metals processing and recovery facility.

Pursuant to the Act, §361.184(a) a list of those facilities that may pose an imminent and substantial endangerment, and that have been proposed to the state registry, is set out in descending order of HRS as follows:

1. Kingsland, starting from the 900 block of Farm to Market Road 1431, then west to the intersection of Farm to Market Road 1431 and Ranch Road 2545 in the community of Kingsland, Llano County: Groundwater plume.

2. J. C. Pennco Waste Oil Service, 4927 Higdon Road, San Antonio, Bexar County: Waste oil and used drum recycler.

3. Phipps Plating, 305 East Grayson Street, San Antonio, Bexar County: Metal plating.

4. Pioneer Oil and Refining Co., 20280 South Payne Road, outside of Somerset, Bexar County: Oil refinery facility.

5. Higgins Wood Preserving, inside the bordering streets of North Timberland Drive (U.S. 59) on the west, Warren Street on the east, and Paul Avenue on the north, Lufkin, Angelina County: Wood preserving facility.

6. Marshall Wood Preserving, 2700 West Houston Street, Marshall, Harrison County: Wood pressure treatment facility.

7. Thompson-Hayward Chemical Company, on the east side of U.S. 277, 0.5 mile south of Munday, Knox County: Pesticide formulating facility.

8. Old Lufkin Creosoting, 1411 East Lufkin Avenue, Lufkin, Angelina County: Wood preserving facility.

9. Materials Recovery Enterprises, about 4 miles southwest of Ovalo, near U.S. 83 and Farm Road 604, Taylor County: Class I industrial solid waste management site.

10. Harvey Industries, Inc., southeast corner of Farm Road 2495 and Texas 31 (One Curtis Mathes Drive), Athens, Henderson County: Television cabinets and circuit board manufacturing.

11. American Zinc, approximately 3.5 miles north of Dumas on U.S. 287, and 5 miles east on Farm Road 119, Moore County: Zinc smelter.

12. Toups, on the west side of Texas 326, 2.1 miles north of its intersection with Texas 105 in Sour Lake, Hardin County: Fence post treating facility.

13. Aztec Ceramics, 4735 Emil Road, San Antonio, Bexar County: Tile manufacturing.

14. Hart Creosoting, south of Jasper on the west side of U.S. 96, approximately one mile south of U.S. 190, Jasper County: Wood treatment facility.

15. Permian Chemical Company, 325 Pronto Avenue (formerly listed as 1901 Pronto Road), southeast of Odessa, Ector County: Hydrochloric acid and potassium sulfate manufacturer.

16. Sampson Horrice, 2000 and 2006 Plainfield Drive (formerly listed as 8460 Sparrow Street and 1 Sparrow Street), Dallas, Dallas County: Inactive gravel pit that illegally accepted hazardous and solid waste.

17. Barlow's Wills Point Plating, south side of U.S. 80, approximately 3.4 miles east of its intersection with Texas 64, in Wills Point, Van Zandt County: Electroplating facility.

18. Poly-Cycle Industries, Inc. on Texas 75 about 0.5 miles north of Palmer, Ellis County: Storage and disposal facility for lead-acid battery chips (plastic and rubber).

19. Tricon America, Inc., 101 East Hampton Road, Crowley, Tarrant County: Aluminum and zinc melting and casting facility.

Since the last annual publication on November 20, 1998, the commission has determined that one facility, Jerrell B. Thompson, poses an imminent and substantial endangerment to public health and safety or the environment, and pursuant to the Act, §361.188 is hereby listed on the state Superfund registry.

To date, 15 sites Aztec Mercury, Brazoria County; BestPlate, Inc., Dallas County; Hagerson Road Drum, Fort Bend County; Hi-Yeld, Hunt County; Houston Lead, Harris County; LaPata Oil Company, Harris County; Munoz Borrow Pits, Hidalgo County; Newton Wood Preserving, Newton County; PIP Minerals, Liberty County; Rio Grande Refinery I, Hardin County; Rio Grande Refinery II, Hardin County; South Texas Solvents, Nueces County; State Marine, Jefferson County; Waste Oil Tank Services, Harris County and Wortham Lead Salvage, Henderson County have been deleted from the state registry pursuant to the Act, §361.189.

The public records for each of the sites are available for inspection and copying during regular commission business hours at the commission's Records Management Center, Building D, North Entrance, Room 190, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Austin, Texas 78753, telephone 1-(800) 633-9363 (within Texas only) or (512) 239-2920. Copying of file information is subject to payment of a fee.

TRD-9903063

Margaret Hoffman

Director, Environmental Law Division

Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission

Filed: May 24, 1999


Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services

Correction of Error

The Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services adopted amendments to §§725.6050-725.6052. The rules appeared in the May 14, 1999, issue of the Texas Register (24 TexReg 3732).

Due to agency error, on page 3732, §725.6050(4) should read:

“(4) Human services field-a field of study designed to prepare an individual in the disciplined application of social work values, principles, and methods.”


Public Utility Commission of Texas

Notices of Applications for Approval of Intralata Equal Access Implementation Plan Pursuant to P.U.C. Substantive Rule §26.275

Notice is given to the public of the filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) an application on May 14, 1999, pursuant to P.U.C. Substantive Rule §26.275 for approval of an intraLATA equal access implementation plan.

Project Number: Application of Peoples Telecommunications, Inc. for Approval of IntraLATA Equal Access Implementation Plan Pursuant to P.U.C. Substantive Rule §26.275. Project Number 20879.

The Application: The intraLATA plan filed by Peoples Telecommunications, Inc. (Peoples) provides a proposal that, upon implementation, would provide customers with the ability to route intraLATA toll calls automatically, without the use of access codes, to the telecommunications services provider of their designation. Peoples holds a Certificate of Operating Authority (COA) to serve the Quitman and Winnsboro exchanges. Peoples informs the commission that it has not begun providing local exchange service but will implement intraLATA equal access concurrent with local exchange service. Peoples plans to begin providing local exchange service in the Quitman exchange on or around September 1, 1999, and in the Winnsboro exchange on or around September 1, 2000.

Persons who wish to comment upon the action sought should contact the Public Utility Commission of Texas, by mail at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas, 78711-3326, or call the Public Utility Commission Office of Customer Protection at (512) 936-7120 on or before June 11, 1999. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may contact the commission at (512) 936-7136. All comments should reference Project Number 20879.

TRD-9903101

Rhonda Dempsey

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: May 25, 1999


Notice is given to the public of the filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) an application on May 14, 1999, pursuant to P.U.C. Substantive Rule §26.275 for approval of an intraLATA equal access implementation plan.

Project Number: Application of Santa Rosa Telephone Cooperative, Inc. for Approval of IntraLATA Equal Access Implementation Plan Pursuant to P.U.C. Substantive Rule §26.275. Project Number 20882.

The Application: The intraLATA plan filed by Santa Rosa Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (Santa Rosa) provides a proposal that, upon implementation, would provide customers with the ability to route intraLATA toll calls automatically, without the use of access codes, to the telecommunications services provider of their designation. Santa Rosa holds a Certificate of Operating Authority (COA) to serve the Seymour exchange. Santa Rosa informs the commission that it has not begun providing local exchange service but will implement intraLATA equal access concurrent with local exchange service. Santa Rosa plans to begin providing local exchange service on or about June 1, 1999.

Persons who wish to comment upon the action sought should contact the Public Utility Commission of Texas, by mail at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas, 78711-3326, or call the Public Utility Commission Office of Customer Protection at (512) 936-7120 on or before June 11, 1999. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may contact the commission at (512) 936-7136. All comments should reference Project Number 20882.

TRD-9903100

Rhonda Dempsey

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: May 25, 1999


Notices of Applications for Service Provider Certificate of Operating Authority

Notice is given to the public of the filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas of an application on May 18, 1999, for a service provider certificate of operating authority (SPCOA), pursuant to §§54.154 - 54.159 of the Public Utility Regulatory Act (PURA). A summary of the application follows.

Docket Title and Number: Application of Columbia Telecommunications, Inc., d/b/a aXessa for a Service Provider Certificate of Operating Authority, Docket Number 20742 before the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

Applicant intends to provide local exchange access services and optional features, local exchange usage services, and intrastate interexchange services.

Applicant's requested SPCOA geographic area includes the area of Texas comprising the Dallas Local Access and Transport Area.

Persons who wish to comment upon the action sought should contact the Public Utility Commission of Texas, at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or call the commission's Office of Customer Protection at (512) 936-7120 no later than June 9, 1999. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission at (512) 936-7136.

TRD-9902961

Rhonda Dempsey

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: May 20, 1999


Notice is given to the public of the filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas of an application on May 19, 1999, for a service provider certificate of operating authority (SPCOA), pursuant to §§54.154 - 54.159 of the Public Utility Regulatory Act (PURA). A summary of the application follows.

Docket Title and Number: Application of CommcoTec Corporation for a Service Provider Certificate of Operating Authority, Docket Number 20895 before the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

Applicant intends to provide local exchange and intrastate interexchange telecommunications services.

Applicant's requested SPCOA geographic area includes the geographic area served by all incumbent local exchange companies throughout the state of Texas.

Persons who wish to comment upon the action sought should contact the Public Utility Commission of Texas, at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or call the commission's Office of Customer Protection at (512) 936-7120 no later than June 9, 1999. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission at (512) 936-7136.

TRD-9902987

Rhonda Dempsey

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: May 21, 1999


Notice is given to the public of the filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas of an application on May 20, 1999, for a service provider certificate of operating authority (SPCOA), pursuant to §§54.154 - 54.159 of the Public Utility Regulatory Act (PURA). A summary of the application follows.

Docket Title and Number: Application of NET-tel Corporation for a Service Provider Certificate of Operating Authority, Docket Number 20898 before the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

Applicant intends to offer local service to residential and business customers on a resold basis.

Applicant's requested SPCOA geographic area includes all areas served by incumbent local exchange companies throughout the state of Texas.

Persons who wish to comment upon the action sought should contact the Public Utility Commission of Texas, at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or call the commission's Office of Customer Protection at (512) 936-7120 no later than June 9, 1999. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission at (512) 936-7136.

TRD-9902988

Rhonda Dempsey

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: May 21, 1999


Notice of Application to Amend Certificate of Convenience and Necessity

Notice is given to the public of the filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas of an application on May 18, 1999, to amend a certificate of convenience and necessity pursuant to §§14.001, 32.001, 36.001, 37.051, and 37.054, 37.056, 37.057, 37.058 of the Public Utility Regulatory Act, Texas Utilities Code Annotated (Vernon 1998) (PURA). A summary of the application follows.

Docket Title and Number: Application of Reliant Energy HL&P to Amend a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity for a Proposed Transmission Line within Harris and Galveston Counties, Docket Number 20887 before the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

The Application: In Docket Number 20887, Reliant Energy HL&P (HL&P) requests approval of four line segments totaling 28.2 miles of 138-kV transmission line. The four line segments are as follows: Webster - Virginia Point Corridor, Virginia Point Corridor - Virginia Point Terminal, Virginia Point Terminal - 8-Mile Road Terminal, and 8-Mile Road Terminal - Stewart. The proposed project will be located within Harris and Galveston Counties. The proposed project is necessary to ensure an adequate supply of electricity to: (1) satisfy expected load growth on Galveston Island, and (2) enhance reliability of service to the island. This application includes facilities subject to the Coastal Management Program and must be consistent with the Coastal Management Program goals and policies.

Persons who wish to comment upon the action sought should contact the Public Utility Commission of Texas, at PO Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or call the commission's Office of Customer Protection at (512) 936-7120 within 15 days of this notice. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission at (512) 936-7136.

TRD-9902943

Rhonda Dempsey

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: May 19, 1999


Notice of Application to Revise Purchased Power Cost Recovery Factor

Notice is given to the public of the filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas of an application on May 7, 1999, for authority to revise purchased power cost recovery factor, pursuant to the Public Utility Regulatory Act, Texas Utilities Code Annotated §32.101(b) and §36.205 (Vernon 1998).

Docket Style and Number: Application of Southwestern Public Service Company for: (1) Authority to Revise its Purchased Power Cost Recovery Factor; and (2) Related Good-Cause Waiver. Docket Control Number 20853.

The Application: Southwestern Public Service Company is proposing to amend its purchased power cost recovery factor to provide for the factor to be fixed annually and the purchased power costs correction amount to be an annual calculation and to use the estimated annual sales for the rate class for the current year. Any correction amount will be trued up to actual costs each year and reflected in the succeeding year's factor, eliminating month-to-month variations. The proposed change will become effective upon commission approval and will remain in effect until revised by the commission. All classes of Southwestern Public Service Company's Texas retail customers will be affected by this application.

Persons who wish to intervene in the proceeding or comment upon the action sought should contact, not later than June 21, 1999, the Public Utility Commission of Texas, PO Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or call the commission's Office of Customer Protection at (512) 936- 7120. Hearing- and speech-impaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may contact the commission at (512) 936-7136.

TRD-9902946

Rhonda Dempsey

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: May 19, 1999


Notices of Intent to File Pursuant to P.U.C. Substantive Rule §23.27

Notice is given to the public of the intent to file with the Public Utility Commission of Texas an application pursuant to P.U.C. Substantive Rule §23.27 for a new PLEXAR-Custom service for Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District (ISD) in Houston, Texas.

Tariff Title and Number: Southwestern Bell Telephone Company Notice of Intent to File a New Plexar-Custom Service for Cypress Fairbanks ISD in Houston, Texas Pursuant to P.U.C. Substantive Rule §23.27. Tariff Control Number 20886.

The Application: Southwestern Bell Telephone Company is requesting approval of its application for a new PLEXAR-Custom service for Cypress Fairbanks ISD in Houston, Texas. PLEXAR-Custom service is a central office-based PBX-type serving arrangement designed to meet the specific needs of customers who have communication system requirements of 75 or more station lines. The designated exchange for this service is the Houston exchange, and the geographic market for this specific PLEXAR-Custom service is the Houston LATA.

Persons who wish to comment upon the action sought should contact the Public Utility Commission of Texas, by mail at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or call the commission's Office of Customer Protection at (512) 936-7120. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission at (512) 936-7136.

TRD-9902944

Rhonda Dempsey

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: May 19, 1999


Notice is given to the public of the intent to file with the Public Utility Commission of Texas an application pursuant to P.U.C. Substantive Rule §23.27 for a new PLEXAR-Custom service for State of Texas Auditor in Austin, Texas.

Tariff Title and Number: Southwestern Bell Telephone Company Notice of Intent to File a New Plexar-Custom Service for State of Texas Auditor in Austin, Texas Pursuant to P.U.C. Substantive Rule §23.27. Tariff Control Number 20900.

The Application: Southwestern Bell Telephone Company is requesting approval of its application for a new PLEXAR-Custom service for State of Texas Auditor in Austin, Texas. PLEXAR-Custom service is a central office-based PBX-type serving arrangement designed to meet the specific needs of customers who have communication system requirements of 75 or more station lines. The designated exchange for this service is the Austin exchange, and the geographic market for this specific PLEXAR-Custom service is the Austin LATA.

Persons who wish to comment upon the action sought should contact the Public Utility Commission of Texas, by mail at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or call the commission's Office of Customer Protection at (512) 936-7120. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission at (512) 936-7136.

TRD-9903033

Rhonda Dempsey

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: May 24, 1999


Public Notices of Interconnection Agreements

On June 10, 1999, MCI Telecommunications Corporation and MCI Access Transmission Services, Inc. (collectively MCI), Brooks Fiber Communications of Texas, Inc. (Brooks), and MFS Communications Company, Inc. (MFS) are scheduled to file their interconnection agreements with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company (SWBT) under the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996, Public Law Number 104-104, 110 Statute 56, (codified as amended in scattered sections of 15 and 47 United States Code) (FTA) and the Public Utility Regulatory Act, Texas Utilities Code Annotated §§11.001-63.063 (Vernon 1998) (PURA). The interconnection agreements are to be filed pursuant to the arbitration award in Complaint of MCI, Brooks, and MFS against SWBT Regarding Delivery of Telephone Directories . The petition for arbitration has been designated Docket Number 20224. The petition for arbitration and the underlying interconnection agreements will be available for public inspection at the commission's offices in Austin, Texas.

The FTA authorizes the commission to review and approve any interconnection agreement that is a result of arbitration. Pursuant to FTA §252(e)(2) the commission may reject any agreement resulting from an arbitration award if it finds that the agreement does not meet the requirements of section 251, including the regulations prescribed by the commission pursuant to FTA §251, or the standards set forth in FTA§252(d). Additionally, under FTA §252(e)(3), the commission may establish or enforce other requirements of state law in its review of the agreement, including requiring compliance with intrastate telecommunications service quality standards or requirements. The commission must act to approve the agreement within 30 days after it is submitted by the parties.

Pursuant to the commission's procedural rules, public comment is allowed before the commission issues a final decision approving or rejecting the interconnection agreement. Any interested person may file written comments regarding the agreement by filing 13 copies of the comments with the commission's filing clerk. Additionally, a copy of the comments should be served on MCI, Brooks, MFS and SWBT. The comments should specifically refer to Docket Number 20224. Such comments shall be limited to whether the agreement meets the requirements of FTA and relevant portions of state law. The comments shall be filed by June 17, 1999. If the comments request rejection or modification of the agreement, the interested person must provide the following information:

1) a detailed statement of the person's interests in the agreement, including a description of how approval of the agreement may adversely affect those interests;

2) specific allegations that the agreement, or some portion thereof:

a) does not meet the requirements of FTA § 251, including any Federal Communications Commission regulation implementing FTA § 251; or

b) is not consistent with the standards established in FTA § 252(d); or

c) is not consistent with other requirements of state law.

After reviewing any comments, the commission will determine whether to conduct further proceedings concerning the joint application. The commission shall have the authority given to a presiding officer pursuant to P.U.C. Procedural Rule §22.202.

Persons with questions about this docket or who wish to comment on the application should contact the Public Utility Commission of Texas, 1701 North Congress Avenue, PO Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326. You may call the Public Utility Commission Office of Customer Protection at (512) 936-7120. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may contact the commission at (512) 936-7136. All correspondence should refer to Docket Number 20224.

TRD-9902989

Rhonda Dempsey

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: May 21, 1999


On May 10, 1999, Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and Dakota Services Limited, collectively referred to as applicants, filed a joint application for approval of an interconnection agreement under the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996, Public Law Number 104-104, 110 Statute 56, (codified as amended in scattered sections of 15 and 47 United States Code) (FTA) and the Public Utility Regulatory Act, Texas Utilities Code Annotated §§11.001-63.063 (Vernon 1998) (PURA). The joint application has been designated Docket Number 20859. The joint application and the underlying interconnection agreement are available for public inspection at the commission's offices in Austin, Texas.

The FTA authorizes the commission to review and approve any interconnection agreement adopted by negotiation of the parties. Pursuant to FTA §252(e)(2) the commission may reject any agreement if it finds that the agreement discriminates against a telecommunications carrier not a party to the agreement, or that implementation of the agreement, or any portion thereof, is not consistent with the public interest, convenience, and necessity. Additionally, under FTA §252(e)(3), the commission may establish or enforce other requirements of state law in its review of the agreement, including requiring compliance with intrastate telecommunications service quality standards or requirements. The commission must act to approve the agreement within 90 days after it is submitted by the parties. The parties have requested expedited review of this application.

The commission finds that additional public comment should be allowed before the commission issues a final decision approving or rejecting the interconnection agreement. Any interested person may file written comments on the joint application by filing 13 copies of the comments with the commission's filing clerk. Additionally, a copy of the comments should be served on each of the applicants. The comments should specifically refer to Docket Number 20859. As a part of the comments, an interested person may request that a public hearing be conducted. The comments, including any request for public hearing, shall be filed by June 22, 1999, and shall include:

1) a detailed statement of the person's interests in the agreement, including a description of how approval of the agreement may adversely affect those interests;

2) specific allegations that the agreement, or some portion thereof:

a) discriminates against a telecommunications carrier that is not a party to the agreement; or

b) is not consistent with the public interest, convenience, and necessity; or

c) is not consistent with other requirements of state law; and

3) the specific facts upon which the allegations are based.

After reviewing any comments, the commission will determine whether to conduct further proceedings concerning the joint application. The commission shall have the authority given to a presiding officer pursuant to P.U.C. Procedural Rule §22.202. The commission may identify issues raised by the joint application and comments and establish a schedule for addressing those issues, including the submission of evidence by the applicants, if necessary, and briefing and oral argument. The commission may conduct a public hearing. Interested persons who file comments are not entitled to participate as intervenors in the public hearing.

Persons with questions about this docket or who wish to comment on the application should contact the Public Utility Commission of Texas, 1701 North Congress Avenue, P. O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326. You may call the Public Utility Commission Office of Customer Protection at (512) 936-7120. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may contact the commission at (512) 936-7136. All correspondence should refer to Docket Number 20859.

TRD-9902962

Rhonda Dempsey

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: May 20, 1999


On May 11, 1999, Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and Snappy Phone of Texas, Inc., collectively referred to as applicants, filed a joint application for approval of an interconnection agreement under the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996, Public Law Number 104-104, 110 Statute 56, (codified as amended in scattered sections of 15 and 47 United States Code) (FTA) and the Public Utility Regulatory Act, Texas Utilities Code Annotated §§11.001-63.063 (Vernon 1998) (PURA). The joint application has been designated Docket Number 20867. The joint application and the underlying interconnection agreement are available for public inspection at the commission's offices in Austin, Texas.

The FTA authorizes the commission to review and approve any interconnection agreement adopted by negotiation of the parties. Pursuant to FTA §252(e)(2) the commission may reject any agreement if it finds that the agreement discriminates against a telecommunications carrier not a party to the agreement, or that implementation of the agreement, or any portion thereof, is not consistent with the public interest, convenience, and necessity. Additionally, under FTA §252(e)(3), the commission may establish or enforce other requirements of state law in its review of the agreement, including requiring compliance with intrastate telecommunications service quality standards or requirements. The commission must act to approve the agreement within 90 days after it is submitted by the parties. The parties have requested expedited review of this application.

The commission finds that additional public comment should be allowed before the commission issues a final decision approving or rejecting the interconnection agreement. Any interested person may file written comments on the joint application by filing 13 copies of the comments with the commission's filing clerk. Additionally, a copy of the comments should be served on each of the applicants. The comments should specifically refer to Docket Number 20867. As a part of the comments, an interested person may request that a public hearing be conducted. The comments, including any request for public hearing, shall be filed by June 22, 1999, and shall include:

1) a detailed statement of the person's interests in the agreement, including a description of how approval of the agreement may adversely affect those interests;

2) specific allegations that the agreement, or some portion thereof:

a) discriminates against a telecommunications carrier that is not a party to the agreement; or

b) is not consistent with the public interest, convenience, and necessity; or

c) is not consistent with other requirements of state law; and

3) the specific facts upon which the allegations are based.

After reviewing any comments, the commission will determine whether to conduct further proceedings concerning the joint application. The commission shall have the authority given to a presiding officer pursuant to P.U.C. Procedural Rule §22.202. The commission may identify issues raised by the joint application and comments and establish a schedule for addressing those issues, including the submission of evidence by the applicants, if necessary, and briefing and oral argument. The commission may conduct a public hearing. Interested persons who file comments are not entitled to participate as intervenors in the public hearing.

Persons with questions about this docket or who wish to comment on the application should contact the Public Utility Commission of Texas, 1701 North Congress Avenue, P. O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326. You may call the Public Utility Commission Office of Customer Protection at (512) 936-7120. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may contact the commission at (512) 936-7136. All correspondence should refer to Docket Number 20867.

TRD-9902963

Rhonda Dempsey

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: May 20, 1999


On May 18, 1999, United Telephone Company of Texas, Inc. d/b/a Sprint, Central Telephone Company of Texas d/b/a Sprint (collectively, Sprint) and BasicPhone, Inc., collectively referred to as applicants, filed a joint application for approval of an interconnection agreement under the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996, Public Law Number 104-104, 110 Statute 56, (codified as amended in scattered sections of 15 and 47 United States Code) (FTA) and the Public Utility Regulatory Act, Texas Utilities Code Annotated §§11.001-63.063 (Vernon 1998) (PURA). The joint application has been designated Docket Number 20890. The joint application and the underlying interconnection agreement are available for public inspection at the commission's offices in Austin, Texas.

The FTA authorizes the commission to review and approve any interconnection agreement adopted by negotiation of the parties. Pursuant to FTA §252(e)(2) the commission may reject any agreement if it finds that the agreement discriminates against a telecommunications carrier not a party to the agreement, or that implementation of the agreement, or any portion thereof, is not consistent with the public interest, convenience, and necessity. Additionally, under FTA §252(e)(3), the commission may establish or enforce other requirements of state law in its review of the agreement, including requiring compliance with intrastate telecommunications service quality standards or requirements. The commission must act to approve the agreement within 90 days after it is submitted by the parties. The parties have requested expedited review of this application.

The commission finds that additional public comment should be allowed before the commission issues a final decision approving or rejecting the interconnection agreement. Any interested person may file written comments on the joint application by filing 13 copies of the comments with the commission's filing clerk. Additionally, a copy of the comments should be served on each of the applicants. The comments should specifically refer to Docket Number 20890. As a part of the comments, an interested person may request that a public hearing be conducted. The comments, including any request for public hearing, shall be filed by June 23, 1999, and shall include:

1) a detailed statement of the person's interests in the agreement, including a description of how approval of the agreement may adversely affect those interests;

2) specific allegations that the agreement, or some portion thereof:

a) discriminates against a telecommunications carrier that is not a party to the agreement; or

b) is not consistent with the public interest, convenience, and necessity; or

c) is not consistent with other requirements of state law; and

3) the specific facts upon which the allegations are based.

After reviewing any comments, the commission will determine whether to conduct further proceedings concerning the joint application. The commission shall have the authority given to a presiding officer pursuant to P.U.C. Procedural Rule §22.202. The commission may identify issues raised by the joint application and comments and establish a schedule for addressing those issues, including the submission of evidence by the applicants, if necessary, and briefing and oral argument. The commission may conduct a public hearing. Interested persons who file comments are not entitled to participate as intervenors in the public hearing.

Persons with questions about this docket or who wish to comment on the application should contact the Public Utility Commission of Texas, 1701 North Congress Avenue, P. O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326. You may call the Public Utility Commission Office of Customer Protection at (512) 936-7120. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may contact the commission at (512) 936-7136. All correspondence should refer to Docket Number 20890.

TRD-9902964

Rhonda Dempsey

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: May 20, 1999


On May 18, 1999, United Telephone Company of Texas, Inc. doing business as Sprint, Central Telephone Company of Texas doing business as Sprint (collectively, Sprint) and Dakota Services Limited, collectively referred to as applicants, filed a joint application for approval of an interconnection agreement under the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996, Public Law Number 104-104, 110 Statute 56, (codified as amended in scattered sections of 15 and 47 United States Code) (FTA) and the Public Utility Regulatory Act, Texas Utilities Code Annotated §§11.001-63.063 (Vernon 1998) (PURA). The joint application has been designated Docket Number 20892. The joint application and the underlying interconnection agreement are available for public inspection at the commission's offices in Austin, Texas.

The FTA authorizes the commission to review and approve any interconnection agreement adopted by negotiation of the parties. Pursuant to FTA §252(e)(2) the commission may reject any agreement if it finds that the agreement discriminates against a telecommunications carrier not a party to the agreement, or that implementation of the agreement, or any portion thereof, is not consistent with the public interest, convenience, and necessity. Additionally, under FTA §252(e)(3), the commission may establish or enforce other requirements of state law in its review of the agreement, including requiring compliance with intrastate telecommunications service quality standards or requirements. The commission must act to approve the agreement within 90 days after it is submitted by the parties. The parties have requested expedited review of this application.

The commission finds that additional public comment should be allowed before the commission issues a final decision approving or rejecting the interconnection agreement. Any interested person may file written comments on the joint application by filing 13 copies of the comments with the commission's filing clerk. Additionally, a copy of the comments should be served on each of the applicants. The comments should specifically refer to Docket Number 20892. As a part of the comments, an interested person may request that a public hearing be conducted. The comments, including any request for public hearing, shall be filed by June 23, 1999, and shall include:

1) a detailed statement of the person's interests in the agreement, including a description of how approval of the agreement may adversely affect those interests;

2) specific allegations that the agreement, or some portion thereof:

a) discriminates against a telecommunications carrier that is not a party to the agreement; or

b) is not consistent with the public interest, convenience, and necessity; or

c) is not consistent with other requirements of state law; and

3) the specific facts upon which the allegations are based.

After reviewing any comments, the commission will determine whether to conduct further proceedings concerning the joint application. The commission shall have the authority given to a presiding officer pursuant to Public Utility Commission Procedural Rule §22.202. The commission may identify issues raised by the joint application and comments and establish a schedule for addressing those issues, including the submission of evidence by the applicants, if necessary, and briefing and oral argument. The commission may conduct a public hearing. Interested persons who file comments are not entitled to participate as intervenors in the public hearing.

Persons with questions about this docket or who wish to comment on the application should contact the Public Utility Commission of Texas, 1701 North Congress Avenue, P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326. You may call the Public Utility Commission Office of Customer Protection at (512) 936-7120. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may contact the commission at (512) 936-7136. All correspondence should refer to Docket Number 20892.

TRD-9902965

Rhonda Dempsey

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: May 20, 1999


On May 18, 1999, United Telephone Company of Texas, Inc. doing business as Sprint, Central Telephone Company of Texas doing business as Sprint (collectively, Sprint) and dPi-Teleconnect, LLC, collectively referred to as applicants, filed a joint application for approval of an interconnection agreement under the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996, Public Law Number 104-104, 110 Statute 56, (codified as amended in scattered sections of 15 and 47 United States Code) (FTA) and the Public Utility Regulatory Act, Texas Utilities Code Annotated §§11.001-63.063 (Vernon 1998) (PURA). The joint application has been designated Docket Number 20893. The joint application and the underlying interconnection agreement are available for public inspection at the commission's offices in Austin, Texas.

The FTA authorizes the commission to review and approve any interconnection agreement adopted by negotiation of the parties. Pursuant to FTA §252(e)(2) the commission may reject any agreement if it finds that the agreement discriminates against a telecommunications carrier not a party to the agreement, or that implementation of the agreement, or any portion thereof, is not consistent with the public interest, convenience, and necessity. Additionally, under FTA §252(e)(3), the commission may establish or enforce other requirements of state law in its review of the agreement, including requiring compliance with intrastate telecommunications service quality standards or requirements. The commission must act to approve the agreement within 90 days after it is submitted by the parties. The parties have requested expedited review of this application.

The commission finds that additional public comment should be allowed before the commission issues a final decision approving or rejecting the interconnection agreement. Any interested person may file written comments on the joint application by filing 13 copies of the comments with the commission's filing clerk. Additionally, a copy of the comments should be served on each of the applicants. The comments should specifically refer to Docket Number 20893. As a part of the comments, an interested person may request that a public hearing be conducted. The comments, including any request for public hearing, shall be filed by June 23, 1999, and shall include:

1) a detailed statement of the person's interests in the agreement, including a description of how approval of the agreement may adversely affect those interests;

2) specific allegations that the agreement, or some portion thereof:

a) discriminates against a telecommunications carrier that is not a party to the agreement; or

b) is not consistent with the public interest, convenience, and necessity; or

c) is not consistent with other requirements of state law; and

3) the specific facts upon which the allegations are based.

After reviewing any comments, the commission will determine whether to conduct further proceedings concerning the joint application. The commission shall have the authority given to a presiding officer pursuant to Public Utility Commission Procedural Rule §22.202. The commission may identify issues raised by the joint application and comments and establish a schedule for addressing those issues, including the submission of evidence by the applicants, if necessary, and briefing and oral argument. The commission may conduct a public hearing. Interested persons who file comments are not entitled to participate as intervenors in the public hearing.

Persons with questions about this docket or who wish to comment on the application should contact the Public Utility Commission of Texas, 1701 North Congress Avenue, P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326. You may call the Public Utility Commission Office of Customer Protection at (512) 936-7120. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may contact the commission at (512) 936-7136. All correspondence should refer to Docket Number 20893.

TRD-9902966

Rhonda Dempsey

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: May 20, 1999


On May 18, 1999, Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and Ciera Network Systems, Inc., collectively referred to as applicants, filed a joint application for approval of an interconnection agreement under the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996, Public Law Number 104-104, 110 Statute 56, (codified as amended in scattered sections of 15 and 47 United States Code) (FTA) and the Public Utility Regulatory Act, Texas Utilities Code Annotated §§11.001-63.063 (Vernon 1998) (PURA). The joint application has been designated Docket Number 20894. The joint application and the underlying interconnection agreement are available for public inspection at the commission's offices in Austin, Texas.

The FTA authorizes the commission to review and approve any interconnection agreement adopted by negotiation of the parties. Pursuant to FTA §252(e)(2) the commission may reject any agreement if it finds that the agreement discriminates against a telecommunications carrier not a party to the agreement, or that implementation of the agreement, or any portion thereof, is not consistent with the public interest, convenience, and necessity. Additionally, under FTA §252(e)(3), the commission may establish or enforce other requirements of state law in its review of the agreement, including requiring compliance with intrastate telecommunications service quality standards or requirements. The commission must act to approve the agreement within 90 days after it is submitted by the parties. The parties have requested expedited review of this application.

The commission finds that additional public comment should be allowed before the commission issues a final decision approving or rejecting the interconnection agreement. Any interested person may file written comments on the joint application by filing 13 copies of the comments with the commission's filing clerk. Additionally, a copy of the comments should be served on each of the applicants. The comments should specifically refer to Docket Number 20894. As a part of the comments, an interested person may request that a public hearing be conducted. The comments, including any request for public hearing, shall be filed by June 23, 1999, and shall include:

1) a detailed statement of the person's interests in the agreement, including a description of how approval of the agreement may adversely affect those interests;

2) specific allegations that the agreement, or some portion thereof:

a) discriminates against a telecommunications carrier that is not a party to the agreement; or

b) is not consistent with the public interest, convenience, and necessity; or

c) is not consistent with other requirements of state law; and

3) the specific facts upon which the allegations are based.

After reviewing any comments, the commission will determine whether to conduct further proceedings concerning the joint application. The commission shall have the authority given to a presiding officer pursuant to Public Utility Commission Procedural Rule §22.202. The commission may identify issues raised by the joint application and comments and establish a schedule for addressing those issues, including the submission of evidence by the applicants, if necessary, and briefing and oral argument. The commission may conduct a public hearing. Interested persons who file comments are not entitled to participate as intervenors in the public hearing.

Persons with questions about this docket or who wish to comment on the application should contact the Public Utility Commission of Texas, 1701 North Congress Avenue, P. O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326. You may call the Public Utility Commission Office of Customer Protection at (512) 936-7120. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may contact the commission at (512) 936-7136. All correspondence should refer to Docket Number 20894.

TRD-9902967

Rhonda Dempsey

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: May 20, 1999


Public Notice of Reporting Form for COAs and SPCOAs

The Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) proposes new application forms relating to Certificates of Operating Authority (COAs) and Service Provider Certificates of Operating Authority (SPCOAs). Project Number 19582 has been assigned to this proceeding. The proposed new forms will be used in conjunction with the commission' proposed rules §26.109 relating to Standards for Granting of Certificates of Operating Authority (COAs), §26.111 relating to Standards for Granting of Service Provider Certificates of Operating Authority (SPCOAs), and §26.113 relating to Amendment of Certificates of Operating Authority (COAs) or Service Provider Certificates of Operating Authority (SPCOAs). The proposed sections were published in the April 2, 1999 Texas Register (24 TexReg 2586).

Copies of the proposed forms will be available in the commission's Central Records Division under Project Number 19582 on June 4, 1999. Written comments on the proposed form may be submitted to the Filing Clerk, Public Utility Commission of Texas, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701 by June 25, 1999. All comments should refer to Project Number 19582.

Any questions pertaining to the proposed forms should be directed to Gordon Van Sickle at (512) 936-7343 or Ericka Kelsaw at (512) 936-7282. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may contact the commission at (512) 936-7136.

TRD-9903109

Rhonda Dempsey

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: May 25, 1999


Public Notice of Workshop and Public Hearing on Procedural Rules, Subchapter E, Relating to Pleadings

The Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) will hold a combination workshop and public hearing for the review of its Procedural Rules, Subchapter E, §§22.71 - 22.80 on Wednesday, July 7, 1999, at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioner's Hearing Room, located on the 7th floor of the William B. Travis Building, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701. Project Number 20364 is assigned to this proceeding. Discussions at the workshop will focus on the proposed review and amendments to Subchapter E as published in the March 12, 1999, Texas Register at 24 TexReg 1844 (review) and 24 TexReg 1708 (amendments).

Questions concerning the workshop or this notice should be referred to Rhonda Dempsey, Office of Regulatory Affairs, (512) 936-7308. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may contact the commission at (512) 936-7136.

TRD-9902945

Rhonda Dempsey

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: May 19, 1999


Office of the Secretary of State

Professional Engineering Services-Request for Qualifications #195009

Purpose:

To research and gather information to submit an application to the Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC) to obtain certification of water and wastewater hook-ups in the colonias of the Texas border.

The Office of the Secretary of State (SOS) is inviting engineering firms to submit their qualifications and experience related to this project. Your submittal should include an explanation of your firms commitment and interest in this project.

Project Description:

The SOS will apply for BECC certification of approximately 15,000 water and wastewater hook-ups in the colonias of the Texas border region. The certification should be accomplished in December 1999, at the BECC Board of Director's Meeting. This will be the first state application the BECC has received on behalf of residents and communities in the state's border region. The proposed 15,000 hook-ups is part of a larger project entitled the TEXAS Plan that creates a strategy to connect a total of 25,000 homes (100,000 colonia residents). The TEXAS Plan for hook-ups, which includes 13 counties, will be fully implemented in the next three years in coordination with the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) projects funded under the Economically Distressed Areas Program (EDAP) that are providing the mainline infrastructure in Texas border communities.

The BECC certification to be achieved will focus on eighteen communities located in nine counties between El Paso and Brownsville. The proposed timeline for completing the certification process through the BECC begins in June 1999 and terminates with full certification in December 1999. The BECC certification will allow those communities certified to seek grant funds from the North American Development Bank (NADBank) from the Border Environment Infrastructure Fund (BEIF).

The SOS intends to contract with an engineering firm to provide the following services:

1) Conduct an assessment of the technical feasibility of the water and wastewater hook-ups for each community certified by the BECC under the TEXAS Plan, possibly including basic design and specifications of yardlines and hook-ups to the household.

2) Conduct a cost-per-connection assessment that defines the proposed hook-up funding necessary to finance the entire BECC certification package.

3) Evaluate the social, environmental, and economic benefits and costs of the hook-ups to be provided to each community under the BECC certification.

4) Coordinate, with the SOS Coordinator of Colonia Initiatives, the funding package from state and binational agencies for all 25,000 hook-ups, but most specifically, the 15,000 hook-ups to be BECC certified.

5) Develop, with the SOS Coordinator of Colonia Initiatives, a comprehensive regional public outreach and participation plan to satisfy BECC requirements.

6) Coordinate research and information gathering with the TWDB and other state agency staffs on the EDAP projects (which serve as the core of the BECC certification process) to complete all necessary information required by the BECC application.

7) Assist the SOS Coordinator of Colonia Initiatives to develop a coordinated interagency hook-up implementation strategy to complete the TEXAS Plan.

8) Develop an outreach program that can identify those families and individuals eligible for assistance in the communities targeted by the BECC application, including recommendations on how to organize to enroll customers, what information should be gathered, and identifying the resources needed to successfully complete the TEXAS Plan.

9) Develop and promote sustainable development criteria for the long-term success of the water and wastewater hook-ups to be provided under the BECC certification.

10) Provide technical assistance to local communities to be served by hook-ups certified by the BECC, including the development of the financing package (grant funds) to be provided to the local colonia residents and interagency coordination with the local political subdivision sponsoring the hook-ups (i.e. local water district, municipality, etc).

11) Coordinate all application activities with technical staff from the BECC and NADBank to guarantee full compliance with BECC procedural requirements.

Vendor's Response:

1. The Vendor Information sheet must be completed and returned as the cover sheet of your response.

2. Submit, on company letterhead, an explanation of your firms commitment and interest in this project, specifying your availability in accordance with our proposed timeline.

3. List all key personnel to be assigned to the project and their qualifications and experience.

4. Response must be received by 5:00 p.m. on June 14, 1999.

Figure: Request for Qualifications #195009 - Vendor Information

TRD-9903117

Jeff Eubank

Assistant Secretary of State

Office of the Secretary of State

Filed: May 26, 1999


Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board

Extension of Request for Public Comment - State Brush Control Plan

The Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (Board) announces the extension of the public review and comment period for the State Brush Control Plan.

Written comments will be accepted for a period of 30 days from the date this notice is published.

The draft document is available by contacting Richard Egg at 254/773-2250. Comments on the document should be submitted to Mr. Egg, Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board, P.O. Box 658, Temple, Texas 76503-0658. The deadline for comments is 5:00 p.m., Monday, July 5, 1999.

TRD-9903123

Robert G. Buckley

Executive Director

Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board

Filed: May 26, 1999


Texas Department of Transportation

Public Notice

Pursuant to §26.45 of 49 CFR Part 26, the Texas Department of Transportation will conduct a series of public meetings to receive comments on the methods for establishing the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise goals for fiscal year 2000 for: Federal Highway Administration funded contracts or grants; Federal Transit Administration contracts or grants for planning, capital and/or operating assistance; and Federal Aviation Administration grants for airport planning or development.

The first meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, June 18, 1999, at 125 East 11th Street, Austin, Texas 78701, in the first floor hearing room.

The second meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23, 1999, at 4777 East Highway 80, Mesquite, Texas, in the Dallas Room.

The third meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 24, 1999, at 1430 Joe Battle Boulevard (Loop 375/Americas Ave.) El Paso, Texas.

The fourth meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30, 1999, at 7721 Washington Avenue, Houston, Texas in the Main Conference Room.

The fifth meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 1, 1999, at 600 West U.S. Expressway 83, Pharr, Texas in the Assembly Room.

Any interested person may appear and offer comments, either orally or in writing; however, questioning of those making presentations will be reserved exclusively to the presiding officer as may be necessary to ensure a complete record. While any person with pertinent comments will be granted an opportunity to present them during the course of the hearing, the presiding officer reserves the right to restrict testimony in terms of time and repetitive content. Organizations, associations, or groups are encouraged to present their commonly held views, and same or similar comments, through a representative member if possible. Persons with disabilities who have special communication or accommodation needs and who plan to attend one of the hearings and who may need auxiliary aids or services such as interpreters for persons who are deaf or hearing impaired, readers, large print or Braille, are requested to contact Eugenia Humphries, Construction Division, 105 East Riverside Drive, Austin, Texas 78704, (512) 703-5829 at least two working days prior to the hearing so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

For additional information please contact Cynthia Gonzales, Construction Division, 105 East Riverside Drive, Austin, Texas 78704, (512) 703-5837.

TRD-9903114

Richard D. Monroe

General Counsel

Texas Department of Transportation

Filed: May 26, 1999


Public Notice-Aviation

Pursuant to Transportation Code, §21.111, and Title 43, Texas Administrative Code, §30.209, the Texas Department of Transportation published a notice for a public hearing in the May 28, 1999, issue of the Texas Register . This revised notice adds additional agenda items for consideration at the hearing. The department will receive comments from interested parties concerning proposed approval of the following: construction services at the Beaumont Municipal Airport; design and construction services at the Lockhart Municipal Airport; and adding the Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport to the "Small Market Air Service Needs Assessment." The department has previously received comments at public hearings held on January 11, 1999, and April 6, 1999, for the remaining airports included in the Small Market Air Service Needs Assessment.

The public hearing will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 14, 1999, at 150 East Riverside, South Tower, 5th Floor Conference Room, Austin, Texas 78704. Any interested person may appear and offer comments, either orally or in writing; however, questioning of those making presentations will be reserved exclusively to the presiding officer as may be necessary to ensure a complete record. While any person with pertinent comments will be granted an opportunity to present them during the course of the hearing, the presiding officer reserves the right to restrict testimony in terms of time and repetitive content. Organizations, associations, or groups are encouraged to present their commonly held views, and same or similar comments, through a representative member where possible. Persons with disabilities who have special communication or accommodation needs and who plan to attend the hearing and who may need auxiliary aids or services such as interpreters for persons who are deaf or hearing impaired, readers, large print or Braille, are requested to contact Eloise Lundgren, Director, Public Information Office, 125 East 11th Street, Austin, Texas 78701-2483, (512) 463-8588 at least two working days prior to the hearing so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

For additional information please contact Suetta Murray, Aviation Division, 150 East Riverside, Austin, Texas 78704, (512) 416-4504.

TRD-9903113

Bob Jackson

Deputy General Counsel

Texas Department of Transportation

Filed: May 26, 1999


The University of Texas System

Request for Information (RFI) - FCC Matters

The University of Texas System (U. T. System) requests information from law firms interested in representing U. T. System and its component institutions in communications law matters involving the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). This RFI is issued to establish (for the time frame beginning September 1, 1999 to August 31, 2000) a referral list from which U. T. System, by and through its Office of General Counsel, will select appropriate counsel for representation on specific communications law matters as the need arises.

Description. The U. T. System, with offices in Austin, Texas, is composed of six health institutions and nine academic institutions located in eleven cities in Texas. Distance learning, radio, television and journalism curriculum, research activities and other educational pursuits at each institution result in the need for various licenses and permits to be obtained from the FCC in order to operate non-commercial FM radio stations and low power UHF educational channels; construct various antenna and satellite dish structures; and to expand and enhance current telecommunications networks involving distance learning via a virtual campus program linking the component institutions and other telecommunications links with institutions of higher education in the United States and Mexico. Subject to approval by the Texas Attorney General, the U.T. System may engage outside counsel to prepare, file, prosecute, maintain and renew various permits, licenses and license applications with the FCC. U. T. System invites responses to this RFI from qualified firms for the provision of such legal services under the direction and supervision of the U. T. System's Office of General Counsel.

Responses. Responses to this RFI should include at least the following information: (1) a description of the firm's or attorney's qualifications for performing the legal services, including the firm's prior experience in communications law, the names, experience, and scientific or technical expertise of the attorneys who may be assigned to work on such matters, and appropriate information regarding efforts made by the firm to encourage and develop the participation of minorities and women in the provision both of the firm's legal services generally and communications matters in particular; (2) the submission of fee information (either in the form of hourly rates for each attorney who may be assigned to perform services in relation to U. T. System's communications law matters, flat fees, or other fee arrangements directly related to the achievement of specific goals and cost controls) and billable expenses; (3) disclosures of conflicts of interest (identifying each and every matter in which the firm has, within the past calendar year, represented any entity or individual with an interest adverse to the U. T. System or to the State of Texas, or any of its boards, agencies, commissions, universities, or elected or appointed officials); and (4) confirmation of willingness to comply with policies, directives and guidelines of the U. T. System and the Attorney General of the State of Texas.

Format and Person to Contact. Two copies of the response are requested. The response should be typed, preferably double spaced, on 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper with all pages sequentially numbered, and either stapled or bound together. They should be sent by mail, facsimile, or delivered in person, marked "Response to Request for Information," and addressed to Robert Giddings, Office of General Counsel, The University of Texas System, 201 West 7th Street, Austin, Texas 78701 (fax: (512) 499-4523; telephone (512) 499-4462 for questions).

Deadline for Submission of Response. All responses must be received by the Office of General Counsel of U. T. System at the address set forth above no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, July 9, 1999.

TRD-9903125

Francie A. Frederick

Executive Secretary, Board of Regents

The University of Texas System

Filed: May 26, 1999


Request For Information (RFI) - Federal Tax Matters

The University of Texas System (U. T. System) requests information from law firms interested in representing U. T. System and its component institutions in certain federal tax matters. This RFI is issued for the purpose of establishing (for the time frame beginning September 1, 1999 to August 31, 2000) a referral list from which U. T. System, by and through its Office of General Counsel, will select appropriate counsel for representation on specific federal tax matters as the need arises.

Description. The U. T. System comprises six health component universities and nine academic component universities supported by legislative appropriations, tuition, fees, income from auxiliary enterprises, the Permanent University Fund, the Available University Fund, grants, gifts, sponsored research and other sources of revenues, all of which may be impacted by the Internal Revenue Code and Regulations of the Internal Revenue Service. Subject to approval by the Texas Attorney General, U. T. System will engage outside legal counsel to provide legal counsel and advice to the U. T. System on matters pertaining to federal income, estate, gift, employment, and excise taxes. This legal counsel and advice will include, but not be limited to, the following: matters regarding taxation of any kind, representation in tax audits, appeals of tax issues, tax hearings before administrative law judges and magistrates, appeals to IRS appeals officers, district court, U.S. Tax Court, U.S. District Court, the U.S. Court of Claims and other venues on tax matters. Tax counsel will also advise regarding employee benefits such as I.R.C. Section 125 cafeteria plans, the Texas Optional Retirement Program, I.R.C. Section 403(b), Section 415(m) and Section 457(a) and (f) plans. Income tax matters will also include unrelated business income tax as it relates to universities; and federal tax matters regarding compensation issues related to university hospitals and physicians. Although the law firm will not be required to prepare the System tax return, it will be required to give legal advice on issues relating to the filing of tax returns and the appropriate treatment of tax matters on such returns. This legal counsel will include interaction with and representation before the Internal Revenue Service and other taxing authorities in any tax controversy. The legal counsel will also advise and represent the System in matters relating to tax liens, tax garnishments, tax levies, tax assessments, tax valuations, as well as summonses, subpoenas, and discovery relating to tax matters. The law firm should be admitted to practice before Texas district courts, the United States Tax Court, United States District Court and the U.S. Court of Claims.

U. T. System invites responses to this RFI from qualified firms for the provision of such legal services under the direction and supervision of U. T. System's Office of General Counsel.

Responses. Responses to this RFI should include at least the following information: (1) a description of the firm's or attorney's qualifications for performing the legal services, including the firm's prior experience in federal tax-related matters including experience handling state pension issues and plans available only to universities, the names and experience of the attorneys who will be assigned to work on such matters, the availability of the lead attorney and others assigned to the project, and appropriate information regarding efforts made by the firm to encourage and develop the participation of minorities and women in the provision of legal services; (2) the submission of fee information (either in the form of hourly rates for each attorney who may be assigned to perform services in relation to U. T. System's federal tax matters, comprehensive flat fees, or other fee arrangements directly related to the achievement of specific goals and cost controls) and billable expenses; (3) a comprehensive description of the procedures to be used by the firm to supervise the provision of legal services in a timely and cost-effective manner; (4) disclosures of conflicts of interest (identifying each and every matter in which the firm has, within the past calendar year, represented any entity or individual with an interest adverse to the U. T. System or to the State of Texas, or any of its boards, agencies, commissions, universities, or elected or appointed officials); and (5) confirmation of willingness to comply with policies, directives and guidelines of the U. T. System and the Attorney General of the State of Texas.

Format and Person to Contact. Two copies of the response are requested. The response should be typed, preferably double spaced, on 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper with all pages sequentially numbered, and either stapled or bound together. They should be sent by mail, facsimile, electronic mail, or delivered in person, marked "Response to Request for Information" and addressed to David W. Lacy, Attorney, Office of General Counsel, The University of Texas System, 201 West 7th Street, Austin, Texas 78701 (dlacy@utsystem.edu; fax: (512) 499-4523; telephone (512) 499-4462 for questions).

Deadline for Submission of Response. All responses must be received by the Office of General Counsel of U. T. System at the address set forth above not later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, July 9, 1999.

TRD-9903128

Francie A. Frederick

Executive Secretary, Board of Regents

The University of Texas System

Filed: May 26, 1999


Request for Information (RFI) - Health Law and Contracting

The University of Texas System (U. T. System) requests information from law firms interested in representing U. T. System and its health component institutions regarding Medicare/Medicaid/Managed Health Care questions, Medicare/Medicaid, third party reimbursement matters and appeal of adverse Medicare reimbursement decisions and complex contracting issues related to affiliation agreements with health care delivery networks, including contracts with private and public entities. This RFI is issued for the purpose of establishing (for the time frame beginning September 1, 1999 to August 31, 2000) a health care panel from which U. T. System, by and through its Office of General Counsel, will select appropriate counsel for representation and advice of legal issues raised by complex contracting issues, complex managed care arrangements and third party reimbursement matters, including certified non-profit health corporations, fraud and abuse issues, antitrust concerns.

Description. The U. T. System operates six health institutions located in Houston, Dallas, Galveston, San Antonio and Tyler, Texas. University physician and hospital services are provided through a broad range of contractual arrangements with Health Maintenance Organizations, Preferred Provider Organizations, Medicare, Medicaid, private health insurance carriers, as well as directly with employers. These managed care arrangements may be impacted by state and federal laws and regulations governing insurance, third party reimbursement, antitrust matters, and fraud and abuse issues. Subject to approval by the Texas Attorney General, U. T. System will engage outside counsel with experience in establishing certified non-profit health corporations and other complex managed care contracting arrangements. In addition, outside counsel must have a working knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing safe harbors, antitrust matters, Medicare and Medicaid regulations, and appeals of adverse determinations by third party payor intermediaries. U. T. System invites responses to this RFI from qualified firms for the provision of such legal services under the direction and supervision of U. T. System's Office of General Counsel.

Responses. Responses to the RFI should include at least the following information: (1) a description of the firm's or attorney's qualifications for performing the legal services, including the firm's prior experience in complex health delivery and reimbursement matters, the names, experience, and expertise of the attorneys who may be assigned to work on such matters, the availability of the lead attorney and others assigned to the project, and appropriate information regarding efforts made by the firm to encourage and develop the participation of minorities and women in the provision of legal services; (2) the submission of fee information (either in the form of hourly rates for each attorney who may be assigned to perform services in relation to U. T. System's complex health delivery and reimbursement matters, comprehensive flat fees, or other fee arrangements directly related to the achievement of specific goals and cost controls) and billable expenses; (3) a comprehensive description of the procedures to be used by the firm to supervise the provision of legal services in a timely and cost-effective manner; (4) disclosures of conflicts of interest (identifying each and every matter in which the firm has, within the past calendar year, represented any entity or individual with an interest adverse to the U. T. System or to the State of Texas, or any of its boards, agencies, commissions, universities, or elected or appointed officials); and (5) confirmation of willingness to comply with policies, directives and guidelines of the U. T. System and the Attorney General of the State of Texas.

Format and Person to Contact. Two copies of the response are requested. The response should be typed, preferably double spaced, on 81/2 x 11 inch paper with all pages sequentially numbered, and either stapled or bound together. They should be sent by mail, facsimile, electronic mail, or delivered in person, marked "Response to Request for Information" and addressed to R. Carlton Presley, Office of General Counsel, The University of Texas System, 201 West 7th Street, Austin, Texas 78701 (bpresley@utsystem.edu; fax: (512) 499-4523; telephone (512) 499-4462 for questions.)

Deadline for Submission of Response. All responses must be received by the Office of General Counsel of U. T. System at the address set forth above no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, July 9, 1999.

TRD-9903126

Francie A. Frederick

Executive Secretary, Board of Regents

The University of Texas System

Filed: May 26, 1999


Request for Information (RFI) - Intellectual Property Matters

The University of Texas System (U. T. System) requests information from law firms interested in representing U. T. System and its component institutions in intellectual property matters. This RFI is issued to establish (for the time frame beginning September 1, 1999 to August 31, 2000) a referral list from which U. T. System, by and through its Office of General Counsel, will select appropriate counsel for representation on specific intellectual property matters as the need arises.

Description. The U. T. System comprises six health institutions and nine academic institutions located in eleven cities in Texas. Research activities and other educational pursuits at each institution produce intellectual property that is carefully evaluated for protection and licensing to commercial entities. Subject to approval by the Texas Attorney General, U. T. System will engage outside counsel to prepare, file, prosecute, and maintain patent applications in the United States and other countries; secure copyright protection for computer software; and to prepare, file and prosecute applications to register trademarks and service marks in the United States and other countries. U.T. System also will engage outside counsel from time to time to pursue litigation against infringers of these intellectual property rights and to handle other related matters. U. T. System invites responses to this RFI from qualified firms for the provision of such legal services under the direction and supervision of U. T. System's Office of General Counsel.

Responses. Responses to this RFI should include at least the following information: (1) a description of the firm's or attorney's qualifications for performing the legal services, including the firm's prior experience in intellectual property-related matters, the names, experience, and scientific or technical expertise of the attorneys who may be assigned to work on such matters, and appropriate information regarding efforts made by the firm to encourage and develop the participation of minorities and women in the provision both of the firm's legal services generally and intellectual property matters in particular; (2) the submission of fee information (either in the form of hourly rates for each attorney who may be assigned to perform services in relation to U. T. System's intellectual property matters, flat fees, or other fee arrangements directly related to the achievement of specific goals and cost controls) and billable expenses; (3) disclosures of conflicts of interest (identifying each and every matter in which the firm has, within the past calendar year, represented any entity or individual with an interest adverse to the U. T. System or to the State of Texas, or any of its boards, agencies, commissions, universities, or elected or appointed officials); and (4) confirmation of willingness to comply with policies, directives and guidelines of the U. T. System and the Attorney General of the State of Texas.

Format and Person to Contact. Two copies of the response are requested. The response should be typed, preferably double spaced, on 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper with all pages sequentially numbered, and either stapled or bound together. They should be sent by mail, facsimile, or electronic mail or delivered in person, marked "Response to Request for Information," and addressed to Georgia K. Harper, Section Manager for Intellectual Property, Office of General Counsel, The University of Texas System, 201 West 7th Street, Austin, Texas 78701 (gharper@utsystem.edu; fax: (512) 499-4523; telephone (512) 499-4462 for questions).

Deadline for Submission of Response. All responses must be received by the Office of General Counsel of U. T. System at the address set forth above no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, July 9, 1999.

TRD-9903127

Francie A. Frederick

Executive Secretary, Board of Regents

The University of Texas System

Filed: May 26, 1999


Request for Information (RFI) - Tax-Exempt Bond Matters

The University of Texas System (U. T. System) requests information from law firms interested in representing U. T. System and its component institutions in tax-exempt bond matters. This RFI is issued for the purpose of establishing (for the time frame beginning September 1, 1999 to August 31, 2000) a referral list from which U. T. System, by and through its Office of General Counsel and subject to approval by the Texas Attorney General, will select appropriate counsel for representation on specific bond matters as the need arises. These needs include the usual and necessary services of a bond counsel in connection with the issuance, sale and delivery of bonds and notes on which the interest is excludable from gross income under existing federal tax law.

Description. The U. T. System comprises six health institutions and nine academic institutions located in eleven cities in Texas. Public, tax-exempt bond issuance is conducted under two major programs and is rated by three major rating agencies. Bonds are issued under authority granted the U. T. System in Article VII, Section 18 of the Texas Constitution (Permanent University Fund). A variable rate demand note program is frequently used to raise new funds in support of the Capital Improvement Program. During the 2000 fiscal year, one such note sale is anticipated in the approximate amount of $30 million. Fixed rate bond sales occur each two to three years in the amount of approximately $100 million to refund variable rate notes. Advance refunding of Permanent University Fund bonds are conducted periodically based on potential savings opportunities. Under authority granted in Chapter 55, Texas Education Code and Vernon's Annotated Texas Civil Statutes Articles 717k and 717q, and other applicable laws, the U. T. System issues revenue bonds for capital improvements. A tax-exempt commercial paper program is used for interim financing with long-term fixed rate bonds sold to provide more permanent financing. The commercial paper program is presently authorized up to $350 million and has approximately $140 million outstanding. Two fixed rate bond sales of approximately $100 million each in size will likely occur during fiscal year 2000. The U. T. System employs a revenue bond program which offers a combined pledge of all legally available revenues with certain exceptions (the "Revenue Financing System"). Advance refunding of bonds, interest rate swaps and escrow restructures of previously defeased bonds, based on market timing, may be expected. Federal tax related matters regarding bonds issued by the U. T. System, including strategies and management practices in the conduct of an exempt debt program requires a close working relationship with bond counsel. In addition, the System works with counsel regarding the preparation of the annual S.E.C. filings. Contact is frequent, particularly in regard to the Revenue Financing System program due to the significant level of capital improvements anticipated throughout the system over the next two years. U. T. System invites responses to this RFI from qualified firms for the provision of such legal services under the direction and supervision of U. T. System's Office of General Counsel.

Responses. Responses to this RFI should include at least the following information: (1) a description of the firm's or attorney's qualifications for performing the legal services, including the firm's prior experience in bond issuance matters, the names, experience, and technical expertise of the attorneys who may be assigned to work on such matters, and appropriate information regarding efforts made by the firm to encourage and develop the participation of minorities and women in the provision both of the firm's legal services generally and bond matters in particular; (2) the submission of fee information (either in the form of hourly rates for each attorney who may be assigned to perform services in relation to U. T. System's bond matters, flat fees, or other fee arrangements directly related to the achievement of specific goals and cost controls) and billable expenses; (3) disclosures of conflicts of interest (identifying each and every matter in which the firm has, within the past calendar year, represented any entity or individual with an interest adverse to the U. T. System or to the State of Texas, or any of its boards, agencies, commissions, universities, or elected or appointed officials); and (4) confirmation of willingness to comply with policies, directives and guidelines of the U. T. System and the Attorney General of the State of Texas.

Format and Person to Contact. Two copies of the response are requested. The response should be typed, preferably double spaced, on 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper with all pages sequentially numbered, either stapled or bound together. They should be sent by mail, facsimile, electronic mail, or delivered in person, marked "Response to Request for Information," and addressed to Ray Farabee, Vice Chancellor and General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, The University of Texas System, 201 West 7th Street, Austin, Texas 78701 (bpage@utsystem.edu; fax: (512) 499-4523; telephone (512) 499-4462 for questions).

Deadline for Submission of Response. All responses must be received by the Office of General Counsel of U. T. System at the address set forth above no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, July 9, 1999.

TRD-9903124

Francie A. Frederick

Executive Secretary, Board of Regents

The University of Texas System

Filed: May 26, 1999


Texas Workers' Compensation Commission

Invitation to Applicants for Appointment to the Medical Advisory Committee

The Texas Workers' Compensation Commission invites all qualified individuals and representatives of public health care facilities and other entities to apply for openings on the Medical Advisory Committee in accordance with the eligibility requirements of the new Standards and Procedures for the Medical Advisory Committee. Each member must be knowledgeable and qualified regarding work-related injuries and diseases.

The majority of these positions are filled, but the terms of the current members will expire in August of 1999. Current members may be reappointed or new members may be appointed.

Commissioners for the Texas Workers' Compensation appoint the Medical Advisory Committee members, which is composed of 16 primary and 16 alternate members representing health care providers, employees, employers and the public.

The purpose and tasks of the Medical Advisory Commission are outlined in the Texas Workers' Compensation Act, 413.005, which includes advising the Commission's Medical Review Division on the development and administration of medical policies and guidelines.

The Medical Advisory Committee meets approximately once every six weeks. Members are not reimbursed for travel, per diem, or other expenses associated with Committee activities and meetings.

During a primary member's absence, an alternate member must attend meetings for the Medical Advisory Committee, subcommittees, and work groups to which the primary member is appointed. The alternate may attend all meetings and shall fulfill the same responsibilities as primary members, as established in the Standards and Procedures for the Medical Advisory Committee as adopted by the Commission.

Medical Advisory Committee openings include:

Primary Members

Public Health Care Facility

Private Health Care Facility

Doctor of Osteopathy

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dentist

Pharmacist

Occupational Therapist

General Public Representative, Rep. 1

Alternate Members

Public Health Care Facility

Private Health Care Facility

Doctor of Osteopathy

Doctor of Chiropractic

Occupational Therapist

Dentist

Employee Representative

For an application, call Juanita Salinas at 512 707 5888 or Ruth Richardson at 512 440 3518.

TRD-9903032

Susan Cory

General Counsel

Texas Workers' Compensation Commission

Filed: May 24, 1999


Texas Workforce Commission

Notice of Public Hearing

To All Persons Interested in the Child Care State Plan Under Consideration by the Texas Workforce Commission

The Texas Workforce Commission (Commission) will conduct a PUBLIC HEARING at:

1:00 p.m. on

June 15, 1999

101 East 15th Street

Room 244

Austin, Texas 78778.

to receive comments from the public on the Child Care State Plan proposed by the Texas Workforce Commission and published in the Texas Register on May 21, 1999. The proposed State Plan concerns the provision of child care services.

Any person may appear and offer comments or statements either verbally or in writing; however, questioning of commenters will be reserved exclusively to the Commission or its staff as may be necessary to ensure a complete record. While any person with relative comments or statements will be granted an opportunity to present them during the course of the hearing, the Commission reserves the right to restrict statements in terms of time or repetitive content. Persons wishing to appear and offer comments at the hearing are encouraged to notify the Commission in writing by June 9, 1999.

Copies of the proposed State Plan may be obtained from the May 21, 1999 issue of the Texas Register or an electronic copy is available on the Texas Workforce Commission website at: http://www.twc.state.tx.us/twcinfo/rules/prorules.

Comments on the proposal may be submitted to Sandra Boulden, Program Planning and Development, Texas Workforce Commission Building, 101 East 15th Street, Room 434-T, Austin, Texas 78778, phone (512) 463-2692. Comments may also be submitted to Ms. Boulden via e-mail to Sandra.Boulden@twc.state.tx.us or facsimile to (512) 463-7379.

Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this hearing and who may need auxiliary aids, services to special accommodations are requested to contact Carolyn Calhoon at (512) 936-3501 at least two (2) working days prior to the hearing.

TRD-9902958

J. Randel (Jerry) Hill

General Counsel

Texas Workforce Commission

Filed: May 20, 1999