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Texas Department of Agriculture

Extension of Deadline for Applications for the Catfish Grant Program

In accordance with Section 3012 of the Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2006, the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) will provide a grant to the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) for distribution to eligible catfish producers adversely affected by the 2005 hurricanes. TDA is extending the deadline for eligible Texas producers to submit applications for the Catfish Grant Program. The original application deadline of March 30, 2007 has been extended to April 13, 2007.

Eligibility Criteria. To be eligible for assistance funds the catfish producer must meet the following criteria:

1. Must have suffered catfish feed losses caused by the 2005 hurricanes;

2. Must have raised catfish in a controlled environment as part of a farming operation during the covered period;

3. Must have had a risk in the production of such catfish;

4. Must have not already received, or receive in the future, assistance funds covered under any other Federal program for the same catfish feed losses;

5. Must have records on file at an applicable Farm Service Agency (FSA) county office indicating compliance with (i) adjusted gross income limitations contained in section 1001D of the Food Security Act of 1985 and (ii) conservation compliance provisions according to regulations found at 7 CFR Part 23; and

6. Must have had a catfish operation suffering feed losses located in one of the following 42 counties: Anderson, Angelina, Austin, Brazoria, Cass, Chambers, Cherokee, Fort Bend, Galveston, Gregg, Grimes, Hardin, Harris, Harrison, Henderson, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Marion, Matagorda, Montgomery, Morris, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Panola, Polk, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Smith, Trinity, Tyler, Upshur, Walker, Waller and Wharton.

Covered Losses. Funds can only be paid for documented catfish feed losses incurred because of the 2005 hurricanes. No farming operation may receive more than $80,000 in fund payments under this grant program, except for general partnerships and joint ventures whose assistance shall not exceed $80,000 times the number of members that constitute the general partnership or joint venture.

Submitting an Application. Applications were accepted beginning February 16, 2007. Applications are available on TDA's Web site at: www.agr.state.tx.us, or available upon request from TDA by calling (512) 936-0761. Applications must be received at TDA headquarters in Austin by the deadline provided below, and addressed to: Catfish Grant Program, Texas Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 12847, Austin, Texas 78711 or faxed to (888) 203-5567. Applications must be certified by the applicant and include supporting documentation for losses claimed. Documentation must be provided before the applicant will be paid. Applicants will not be reimbursed for losses already claimed and reimbursed under this Grant Program or any other Federal program, including the Aquaculture Grant Program administered by TDA.

Applicants will also be required to complete an application for a State of Texas Payee ID number, as part of the application for the catfish assistance funds, if they do not already have this number on file with the Office of the State Comptroller.

Deadline for Submission of Applications. Applications must be received by TDA by April 13, 2007.

The amount of assistance provided to each eligible catfish producer shall be the result of multiplying the number of tons of catfish feed purchased in 2005 by the producer, times $39, the 2005 average 30-day catfish feed supply rate per ton. In the event that the sum of the total amount of eligible claims submitted for catfish grants in all eligible states plus the total amount of eligible claims submitted under 2005 Livestock Compensation Program exceeds $95 million, each payment to an individual catfish producer shall be reduced by a uniform national percentage, as determined by CCC. TDA will distribute funds after all valid applications are processed and funds are received from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Further Information. Additional information about the catfish grant program and application process can be found on TDA's website. In addition, catfish producers may contact Cary Dupuy, Federal and Trade Specialist, TDA at (512) 936-0761 or cary.dupuy@agr.state.tx.us, for more information.

TRD-200701199

Dolores Alvarado Hibbs

Deputy General Counsel

Texas Department of Agriculture

Filed: March 28, 2007


Office of the Attorney General

Request for Applications (RFA) for the Other Victim Assistance Grant (OVAG) Program

The Crime Victim Services Division (CVSD) of the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is soliciting local and statewide applications for projects that provide victim-related services or assistance. The purpose of the OAG OVAG program is to provide funds, using a competitive allocation method, to programs that address the unmet needs of victims by maintaining or increasing their access to quality services.

Applicable Funding Source for OVAG: The Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 56.541(e) authorizes the OAG to use money appropriated from the Texas Compensation to Victims of Crime Fund for grants or contracts supporting victim related services or assistance. All funding is contingent upon an appropriation to the OAG by the Texas Legislature. The OAG makes no commitment that an application, once submitted, or a grant, once funded, will receive subsequent funding.

Eligibility Requirements:

Eligible Applicants: Local units of government, non-profit agencies with 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) status; and state agencies are eligible to apply for an OVAG.

Eligibility: The OAG will initially screen each application for eligibility. Applications will be deemed ineligible if the application is submitted by an ineligible applicant; the application is not filed in the manner and form required by the RFA; the application is filed after the deadline established in the RFA; or the application does not meet other requirements as stated in the RFA and the Application Kit.

How to Obtain Application Kit: The OAG will post the Application Kit on the OAG's official agency website at http://www.oag.state.tx.us/victims/grants2008.shtml. Updates and other helpful reminders about the application process will also be posted at this location. Potential applicants are encouraged to refer to this site regularly.

Deadlines and Filing Instructions for the Grant Application:

Deadline: The applicant must submit its application, including all required attachments, to the OAG and the OAG must receive the submitted application and all required attachments by 5:00 p.m. CST May 18, 2007 to be considered timely filed.

Filing Instructions: To meet the deadline, the Applicant must submit both paper (hard copies) and electronic (e-mail) documents. An Application will be considered filed when the OAG receives the paper (hard copies) and the electronic (e-mail) of the Application in the following ways by the required deadline:

(1) Paper (hard copies) - Via Next Day Air Overnight delivery service (Federal Express, United Parcel Service, DHL or Lone Star):

* The Applicant must submit one original and three hard copies of the complete Application (Excel workbook and all attachments).

* The complete Application (Excel workbook and all attachments) must be sent to the following address:

CVS GRANTS APPLICATIONS - MC 005

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

300 W 15TH ST RM 102

AUSTIN, TX 78701-1649

* The original and three hard copies must be received by 5:00 p.m. CST on May 18, 2007.

(2) Electronic - Via E-mail:

* The Applicant must submit the Excel workbook.

* The Excel workbook must be sent to the following e-mail address: CVSGrantsApplications@oag.state.tx.us

* The e-mail must be received by 5:00 p.m. CST on May 18, 2007.

The OAG will not consider an Application if it is not filed by the due date, 5:00 pm CST on May 18, 2007.

Minimum and Maximum Amounts of Funding Available: The minimum amount of funding all programs may apply for is $20,000 per fiscal year. The maximum amount a local program may apply for is $50,000 per fiscal year. The maximum amount a statewide program may apply for is $220,000 per fiscal year.

Start Date and Length of Grant Contract Period: The grant contract period (term) is up to two years from September 1, 2007 through August 31, 2009, subject to and contingent on funding and/or approval by the OAG.

No Match Requirements: There are no match requirements for OVAG projects.

Limited Volunteer Requirements: All non-governmental OVAG Applicants must use volunteers in some way to support the mission of their organization.

Award Criteria: The OAG will make funding decisions that support the efficient and effective use of public funds. Scoring components will include, but are not limited to, information provided by the applicant on the proposed project activities and budget. OVAG funding decisions will use a competitive allocation method.

OVAG Purpose Area: All OVAG projects must address one or more of the OVAG purpose areas: providing direct victim services including, but not limited to, counseling, crisis intervention, assistance with Crime Victim's Compensation, legal assistance, victim advocacy, and information and referral; providing outreach or community education to help identify crime victims who might not otherwise be reached and provide or refer them to needed services; connecting crime victims to services for the purpose of supporting or assisting in their recovery; training professionals and volunteers to improve their ability to inform victims of their rights, to assist victims in their recovery, or to establish a continuum of care for victims; or other support for victim related services or assistance as determined by the OAG.

Staffing: All OVAG projects must:

(a) Include one direct service staff person working at least 20 hours per week or two direct service staff persons working at least 10 hours each per week in the applicant's budget.

(b) Include at least 75% of the applicant's budget in the personnel and fringe budget categories.

In addition, an applicant may not include more than three administrative positions, providing administrative support to the OVAG project.

Preference: The OAG reserves the right to consider all other appropriations or funding an applicant currently receives when making funding decisions. The OAG may give priority to applicants that do not receive other sources of funding, including funding that originates from the Texas Compensation to Victims of Crime Fund. The OAG reserves the right to give priority to programs that provide direct victim services with grant funds, that provide information and education about victims' rights in their community, or that utilize volunteers in providing services. The OAG reserves the right to give priority to programs that provide services in certain geographic or programmatic areas. The OAG may award OVAG funds to programs that applied for another OAG grant program.

Prohibitions on Use of Grant Funds: OAG grant funds may not be used to support or pay the costs of overtime, out of state travel, dues, or lobbying; any portion of the salary or any other compensation for an elected government official; the purchase of food and beverages except as allowed under Texas State Travel Guidelines; the purchase or lease of vehicles; the purchase of promotional items or recreational activities; costs of travel that are unrelated to the direct delivery of services that support the OAG funded program; the costs for consultants or vendors who participate directly in writing a grant application; or for any unallowable costs set forth in applicable state or federal law, rules, regulations, guidelines, policies, procedures or cost principles. Grant funds may not be used to purchase any other products or services the OAG identifies as inappropriate or unallowable within this RFA or the Application Kit.

OAG Contact Person: If additional information is needed, contact Madeline Enriquez at CVSGrantsApplications@oag.state.tx.us or (512) 936-6397.

TRD-200701183

Stacey Napier

Deputy Attorney General

Office of the Attorney General

Filed: March 27, 2007


Request for Applications (RFA) for the Victim Coordinator and Liaison Grant (VCLG) Program

The Crime Victim Services Division (CVSD) of the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is soliciting applications for projects that provide victim-related services or assistance. The purpose of the OAG VCLG program is to fund the victim assistance coordinator and crime victim liaison positions for the purposes set forth in the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 56.04.

Applicable Funding Source for VCLG: The Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 56.541(e), authorizes the OAG to use money appropriated from the Texas Compensation to Victims of Crime Fund for grants or contracts supporting victim related services or assistance. All funding is contingent upon an appropriation to the OAG by the Texas Legislature. The OAG makes no commitment that an application, once submitted, or a grant, once funded, will receive subsequent funding.

Eligibility Requirements:

Eligible Applicants: A local criminal prosecutor, defined as a district attorney, a criminal district attorney, a county attorney with felony responsibility, or a county attorney who prosecutes criminal cases, may apply for a grant to fund the position of a victim assistance coordinator. A local law enforcement agency, defined as the police department of a municipality or the sheriff's department of any county, may apply for a grant to fund the position of crime victim liaison.

Eligibility: The OAG will initially screen each application for eligibility. Applications will be deemed ineligible if the application is submitted by an ineligible applicant; the application is not filed in the manner and form required by the RFA; the application is filed after the deadline established in the RFA; or the application does not meet other requirements as stated in the RFA and the Application Kit.

How to Obtain Application Kit: The OAG will post the Application Kit on the OAG's official agency website at http://www.oag.state.tx.us/victims/grants2008.shtml. Updates and other helpful reminders about the application process will also be posted at this location. Potential applicants are encouraged to refer to this site regularly.

Deadlines and Filing Instructions for the Grant Application:

Deadline: The applicant must submit its application, including all required attachments, to the OAG; and the OAG must receive the submitted application and all required attachments by 5:00 p.m. CST May 18, 2007 to be considered timely filed.

Filing Instructions: To meet the deadline, the Applicant must submit both paper (hard copies) and electronic (e-mail) documents. An Application will be considered filed when the OAG receives the paper (hard copies) and the electronic (e-mail) of the Application in the following ways by the required deadline:

(1) Paper (hard copies) - Via Next Day Air Overnight delivery service (Federal Express, United Parcel Service, DHL or Lone Star):

* The Applicant must submit one original and three hard copies of the complete Application (Excel workbook and all attachments).

* The complete Application (Excel workbook and all attachments) must be sent to the following address:

CVS GRANTS APPLICATIONS - MC 005

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

300 W 15TH ST RM 102

AUSTIN, TX 78701-1649

* The original and three hard copies must be received by 5:00 p.m. CST on May 18, 2007.

(2) Electronic - Via E-mail:

* The Applicant must submit the Excel workbook.

* The Excel workbook must be sent to the following e-mail address: CVSGrantsApplications@oag.state.tx.us

* The e-mail must be received by 5:00 p.m. CST on May 18, 2007.

The OAG will not consider an Application if it is not filed by the due date, 5:00 p.m. CST on May 18, 2007.

Minimum and Maximum Amounts of Funding Available: The minimum amount of funding a program may apply for is $20,000 per fiscal year. The maximum amount a program may apply for is $39,000 per fiscal year.

Start Date and Length of Grant Contract Period: The grant contract period (term) is up to two years from September 1, 2007 through August 31, 2009, subject to and contingent on funding and/or approval by the OAG.

No Match and/or Volunteer Requirements: There are no match and/or volunteer requirements for VCLG projects.

Award Criteria: The OAG will make funding decisions that support the efficient and effective use of public funds. Scoring components will include, but are not limited to, information provided by the applicant on the proposed project activities and budget.

VCLG Purpose Area: All VCLG projects must be used for victim assistance coordinator and/or crime victim liaison positions for the purposes set forth in Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 56.04.

Staffing: All VCLG projects must:

(a) Include one direct service staff person working at least 20 hours per week or two direct service staff persons working at least 10 hours each per week in the applicant's budget.

(b) Include at least 75% of the applicant's budget in the personnel and fringe budget categories.

Preference: The OAG reserves the right to consider all other appropriations or funding an applicant currently receives when making funding decisions. The OAG may give priority to applicants that do not receive other sources of funding, including funding that originates from the Texas Compensation to Victims of Crime Fund. The OAG reserves the right to give priority to programs that provide direct victim services with grant funds, that provide information and education about victims' rights in their community, or that utilize volunteers in providing services. The OAG reserves the right to give priority to programs that provide services in certain geographic or programmatic areas. The OAG may award Other Victim Assistance Grant (OVAG) funds to programs that would otherwise be eligible for funding under the VCLG program.

Prohibitions on Use of Grant Funds: OAG grant funds may not be used to support or pay the costs of overtime, out-of-state travel, dues, or lobbying; any portion of the salary or any other compensation for an elected government official; the purchase of food and beverages except as allowed under Texas State Travel Guidelines; the purchase or lease of vehicles; the purchase of promotional items or recreational activities; costs of travel that are unrelated to the direct delivery of services that support the OAG funded program; the costs for consultants or vendors who participate directly in writing a grant application; or for any unallowable costs set forth in applicable state or federal law, rules, regulations, guidelines, policies, procedures, or cost principles. Grant funds may not be used to purchase any other products or services the OAG identifies as inappropriate or unallowable within this RFA or the Application Kit.

OAG Contact Person: If additional information is needed, contact Steven Lord at CVSGrantsApplications@oag.state.tx.us or (512) 936-0364.

TRD-200701184

Stacey Napier

Deputy Attorney General

Office of the Attorney General

Filed: March 27, 2007


Texas Building and Procurement Commission

Notice of Award

The Texas Building and Procurement Commission (TBPC), on behalf of the Texas Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities (TCPPD), announces the award of a contract for Central Non-Profit Agency Services as solicited in Request for Proposal #303-7-10740. The contract has been awarded to TIBH Industries, Incorporated by vote of the TCPPD at its quarterly meeting held on March 23, 2007.

For further information contact TBPC Statewide Procurement, Attention: David Bennett, fax: (512) 236-6161, e-mail: david.bennett@tbpc.state.tx.us or through the Electronic State Business Daily: http://esbd.tbpc.state.tx.us/. Then enter Req. No. "303-7-10740" in the blank provided and click FIND.

TRD-200701155

Ingrid K. Hansen

General Counsel

Texas Building and Procurement Commission

Filed: March 23, 2007


Request for Proposal

The Texas Building and Procurement Commission (TBPC), on behalf of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), announces the issuance of Request for Proposal (RFP) #303-7-11362. TBPC seeks a Ten (10) Year lease of approximately 4000 square feet of office space in the Houston area, Harris County, Texas, specifically within an area bound as follows: Beginning at the intersection of U.S. Highway 59 and Tidwell Road, East on Tidwell Road to C.E. King Parkway to Beaumont Highway; Northeast on Beaumont Highway to Uvalde Road; South on Uvalde Road to IH-10; West on IH-10 to U.S. Highway 59; North on U.S. Highway 59 to Tidwell Road.

The deadline for questions is April 9, 2007 and the deadline for proposals is April 17, 2007 at 3:00 PM. The award date is May 31, 2007. TBPC reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals submitted. TBPC is under no legal or other obligation to execute a lease on the basis of this notice or the distribution of an RFP. Neither this notice nor the RFP commits TBPC to pay for any costs incurred prior to the award of a grant.

Parties interested in submitting a proposal may obtain information by contacting TBPC Purchaser Myra Beer at (512) 463-5773. A copy of the RFP may be downloaded from the Electronic State Business Daily at: http://esbd.tbpc.state.tx.us/1380/bid_show.cfm?bidid=69696.

TRD-200701153

Ingrid K. Hansen

General Counsel

Texas Building and Procurement Commission

Filed: March 23, 2007


Coastal Coordination Council

Notice and Opportunity to Comment on Requests for Consistency Agreement/Concurrence Under the Texas Coastal Management Program

On January 10, 1997, the State of Texas received federal approval of the Coastal Management Program (CMP) (62 Federal Register pp. 1439 - 1440). Under federal law, federal agency activities and actions affecting the Texas coastal zone must be consistent with the CMP goals and policies identified in 31 TAC Chapter 501. Requests for federal consistency review were deemed administratively complete for the following project(s) during the period of March 16, 2007, through March 22, 2007. As required by federal law, the public is given an opportunity to comment on the consistency of proposed activities in the coastal zone undertaken or authorized by federal agencies. Pursuant to 31 TAC §§506.25, 506.32, and 506.41, the public comment period for these activities extends 30 days from the date published on the Coastal Coordination Council web site. The notice was published on the web site on March 28, 2007. The public comment period for these projects will close at 5:00 p.m. on April 27, 2007.

FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:

Applicant: James E. Buescher; Location: The project is located along the shore of Copano Bay, at 3633 Copano Drive, in Rockport, Aransas County, Texas. The project can be located on the U.S.G.S. quadrangle map entitled: Rockport, Texas. Approximate UTM Coordinates in NAD 27 (meters): Zone 14; Easting: 689,456; Northing: 3,107,920. Project Description: The applicant proposes to construct two breakwaters consisting of concrete riprap for the purpose of creating calm-water mooring for boats at an existing boathouse and pier. The western breakwater (10' x 85' x 2.5') will consist of 79 cubic yards of riprap; and the eastern breakwater (10' x 100' x 2.5') will consist of 93 cubic yards of riprap, for a total of 172 cubic yards of material. A shallow draft barge will be utilized to conduct the work. Silt curtains will be incorporated during and upon completion of the project for sedimentation control. In addition, an existing platform constructed parallel to the shoreline will be removed. CCC Project No.: 07-0135-F1; Type of Application: U.S.A.C.E. permit application #SWG-2007-288 is being evaluated under §10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 U.S.C.A. §403) and §404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C.A. §1344).

Pursuant to §306(d)(14) of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C.A. §§1451 - 1464), as amended, interested parties are invited to submit comments on whether a proposed action is or is not consistent with the Texas Coastal Management Program goals and policies and whether the action should be referred to the Coastal Coordination Council for review.

Further information on the applications listed above may be obtained from Ms. Tammy Brooks, Consistency Review Coordinator, Coastal Coordination Council, P.O. Box 12873, Austin, Texas 78711-2873, or tammy.brooks@glo.state.tx.us. Comments should be sent to Ms. Brooks at the above address or by fax at (512) 475-0680.

TRD-200701186

Larry L. Laine

Chief Clerk/Deputy Land Commissioner, General Land Office

Coastal Coordination Council

Filed: March 27, 2007


Notice of Funds Availability - Texas Coastal Management Program Grants Program

The Coastal Coordination Council (Council) files this Notice of Funds Availability to announce the availability of §306/§306A federal grant funds under the Texas Coastal Management Program (CMP). The purpose of the CMP is to improve the management of the state's coastal resources and to ensure the long-term ecological and economic productivity of the coast.

A federal award to the state of approximately $2 million in §306/§306A funding is expected in October 2008. The Council, which oversees the implementation of the CMP, passes through approximately 90% of the available §306/§306A funds to eligible entities in the coastal zone to support projects that implement and/or advance the CMP goals and policies.

Eligible Applicants

The following entities are eligible to receive grants under the CMP.

1. Incorporated cities in the coastal zone.

2. County governments in the coastal zone.

3. Texas state agencies.

4. Texas universities (including colleges and institutions of higher education).

5. Subdivisions of the state with jurisdiction in the coastal zone (e.g., navigation districts, port authorities, river authorities, and Soil and Water Conservation Districts with jurisdiction in the coastal zone).

6. Councils of governments and other regional governmental entities in the coastal zone.

7. The Galveston Bay Estuary Program.

8. The Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program

9. Nonprofit organizations located in Texas that are nominated by an eligible entity in categories 1 - 8 above. A nomination may take the form of a resolution or letter from a responsible official of an entity in categories 1 - 8. The nominating entity is not expected to financially or administratively contribute to the management and implementation of the proposed project.

Funding Categories

The Council will accept applications for projects that address any of the following funding categories. The categories are not listed in order of preference.

1. Coastal Natural Hazards Response

2. Critical Areas Enhancement

3. Shoreline Access

4. Water Quality Improvement

5. Waterfront Revitalization and Ecotourism Development

6. Permit Streamlining/Assistance and Governmental Coordination

7. Information and Data Availability

8. Public Education and Outreach

Grant workshops will be held in five coastal cities to help potential applicants through the Guidance and Application Package. Grant workshops are opportunities for potential applicants to learn about the changes made to the grant program and to discuss specific project ideas with staff. Applicants are not required to attend a workshop, but attendance is strongly encouraged for first-time and/or inexperienced applicants who are unfamiliar with the CMP application process.

Current subrecipients of CMP grant funding and their financial staff are also encouraged to attend the grant workshops. Project management training will be held immediately following the grant guidance and application portion of the workshop to educate subrecipients of the administrative requirements once a contract is executed. Project management training will cover the progress report, invoice, local match, budget amendment, timesheet, and equipment forms.

May 2, 2007, 10:30 a.m., Port Lavaca, City Hall, 202 N. Virginia.

May 15, 2007, 10:30 a.m., Corpus Christi, Texas A&M University--Natural Resources Center, 6300 Ocean Drive, Room 1003.

May 16, 2007, 9:00 a.m., Port Isabel, Port Isabel Housing Authority--Community Center, 100 Hockaday.

May 23, 2007, 10:30 a.m., Port Arthur, City Hall, 444 Fourth Street, 5th Floor.

May 24, 2007, 9:00 a.m., Galveston, Holbrook Annex Building, 601 Tremont, Hearing Room.

To obtain a copy of the Guidance and Application Package, please contact Melissa Porter at (512) 475-1393, (800) 998-4GLO or at melissa.porter@glo.state.tx.us. The requirements to receive federal grant funds are outlined in the guidance. Written requests for the Guidance and Application Package should be addressed to: Coastal Coordination Council, CMP Grants Program, c/o Texas General Land Office (GLO), P.O. Box 12873, Austin, Texas 78711-2873. The Guidance and Application Package is also available on the GLO's website at: http://www.glo.state.tx.us/coastal/grants/index.html.

The deadline for receiving draft grant applications is Wednesday, June 20, 2007 by 5:00 p.m. Submission of a draft grant application is optional but is strongly recommended for first-time and/or inexperienced applicants who are unfamiliar with the CMP application process, applicants who have an idea for a new and/or innovative project, applicants who are uncertain if a project is eligible under this grant program, or applicants submitting research projects. Written comments will only be provided to applicants who submit draft grant applications by June 20, 2007 by 5:00 p.m. The deadline for receiving final grant applications is Wednesday, October 10, 2007 by 5:00 p.m. Draft grant applications and final grant applications must be mailed (regular, express, or certified) or hand-delivered to: Coastal Coordination Council, CMP Grants Program, c/o Texas General Land Office, Stephen F. Austin Building, Room 335, 1700 North Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701-1495. Facsimiles, electronic mail transmissions, and applications postmarked on or after the due date will not be accepted.

TRD-200701187

Larry L. Laine

Chief Clerk/Deputy Land Commissioner, General Land Office

Coastal Coordination Council

Filed: March 27, 2007


Comptroller of Public Accounts

Certification of the Average Taxable Price of Gas and Oil

The Comptroller of Public Accounts, administering agency for the collection of the Crude Oil Production Tax, has determined that the average taxable price of crude oil for reporting period February 2007, as required by Tax Code, §202.058, is $53.51 per barrel for the three-month period beginning on November 1, 2006, and ending January 31, 2007. Therefore, pursuant to Tax Code, §202.058, crude oil produced during the month of February 2007, from a qualified Low-Producing Oil Lease, is not eligible for exemption from the crude oil production tax imposed by Tax Code, Chapter 202.

The Comptroller of Public Accounts, administering agency for the collection of the Natural Gas Production Tax, has determined that the average taxable price of gas for reporting period February 2007, as required by Tax Code, §201.059, is $6.17 per mcf for the three-month period beginning on November 1, 2006, and ending January 31, 2007. Therefore, pursuant to Tax Code, §201.059, gas produced during the month of February 2007, from a qualified Low-Producing Well, is not eligible for exemption from the natural gas production tax imposed by Tax Code, Chapter 201.

Inquiries should be directed to Bryant K. Lomax, Manager, Tax Policy Division, P.O. Box 13528, Austin, Texas 78711-3528.

TRD-200701204

Martin Cherry

General Counsel

Comptroller of Public Accounts

Filed: March 28, 2007


Notice of Award

The Comptroller of Public Accounts announces this notice of award of a contract for an organizational change management strategist and related services. The contract was awarded to Deloitte Consulting LLP, 400 West 15th Street, Suite 1700, Austin, Texas 78701.

The notice of request for proposals (RFP #177e) was published in the February 16, 2007 issue of the Texas Register (32 TexReg 652). The total amount of the contract is not to exceed $330,000.00. The term of the contract is March 22, 2007 through March 22, 2008.

TRD-200701161

Pamela Smith

Deputy General Counsel for Contracts

Comptroller of Public Accounts

Filed: March 23, 2007


Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner

Notice of Rate Ceilings

The Consumer Credit Commissioner of Texas has ascertained the following rate ceilings by use of the formulas and methods described in §§303.003, 303.005, and 303.009, Texas Finance Code.

The weekly ceiling as prescribed §303.003 and §303.009 for the period of 04/02/07 - 04/08/07 is 18% for Consumer 1 /Agricultural/Commercial2/credit through $250,000.

The weekly ceiling as prescribed by §303.003 and §303.009 for the period of 04/02/07 - 04/08/07 is 18% for Commercial over $250,000.

The monthly ceiling as prescribed by §303.005 3 for the period of 04/01/07 - 04/30/07 is 18% for Consumer/Agricultural/Commercial/credit through $250,000.

The monthly ceiling as prescribed by §303.005 for the period of 04/01/07 - 04/30/07 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.

3 For variable rate commercial transactions only.

TRD-200701179

Leslie L. Pettijohn

Commissioner

Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner

Filed: March 27, 2007


Texas Education Agency

Request for Applications Concerning the Texas Accelerated Science Achievement Program (Texas ASAP), Cycle 2, 2007-2009

Eligible Applicants. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is requesting applications under Request for Applications (RFA) #701-07-111 for the Texas Accelerated Science Achievement Program (Texas ASAP), Cycle 2, from school districts and open-enrollment charter schools that meet the following eligibility criteria: (1) a local educational agency (LEA) must include one or more high school campuses identified as under-performing, at which 60 percent or fewer 10th grade students or 75 percent or fewer 11th grade students met the state standard on the science portion of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) during the spring 2006 administration; and (2) the LEA has entered into a partnership or commits to entering into a partnership with the science department of an institution of higher education (IHE).

Each participating high school campus must also meet the preceding criteria to be eligible to be served under this grant program. A shared services arrangement (SSA) of two or more eligible public school districts or open-enrollment charter schools is also eligible to apply. Public school districts, open-enrollment charter schools, and education service centers will be eligible to serve as fiscal agents of an SSA. Each member district of an SSA must meet the eligibility criteria for both the LEA and for each campus identified for participation.

Description. This program will fund grants designed to provide after-school and summer student intervention programs in accord with the Texas Education Code (TEC), §29.090, After-School and Summer Intensive Science Instruction Programs. The intent of the Texas ASAP, Cycle 2, is to provide direct and indirect (support) services to students in Grades 9-12 using intervention programs that target students attending high schools with low student performance on the science TAKS tests. Texas ASAP is an intensive intervention grant program focused on improving student performance on the 10th and 11th grade science TAKS tests; improving student performance for students at risk of not graduating within four years after entering 9th grade as a result of not passing the required science portions of the TAKS tests or not successfully completing a science course; and improving performance for student groups, such as female students and students with limited English proficiency, with persistent performance gaps in science and on statewide assessments.

Prior to providing a program, in accordance with the TEC, §29.089, and the General Appropriations Act, Senate Bill 1, Article III, Rider 43, 79th Texas Legislature, 2005, each school district receiving a grant must (1) document its locally-adopted board of trustees policy for (A) determining student eligibility for participating in the program that prescribes the grade level or course in which a student must be enrolled to be eligible and provides for considering teacher recommendations in determining eligibility; (B) ensuring that parents of or persons standing in parental relation to eligible students are provided notice of the program; (C) ensuring that eligible students are encouraged to attend the program; (D) ensuring that the program is offered at one or more locations that are easily accessible to eligible students in the district; and (E) measuring student progress; and (2) demonstrate a need for additional intervention as evidenced by student performance in science resulting in at least one high school being identified as under-performing. For the purposes of the Texas ASAP, Cycle 2, an under-performing campus is one at which 60 percent or fewer 10th grade students or 75 percent or fewer 11th grade students met the state standard on the science portion of the TAKS during the spring 2006 administration.

Dates of Project. The Texas ASAP, Cycle 2, will be implemented during the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 school years. Applicants should plan for a starting date of no earlier than August 15, 2007, and an ending date of no later than February 28, 2009.

Project Amount. Funding will be provided for approximately 80 projects. Each project will receive a maximum of $50,000 for the project period.

Selection Criteria. The applications will be scored based on campus and student group performance on the spring 2006 administration of the science portion of the TAKS. It will be possible for an application that includes multiple campuses to be awarded funding for only some of the campuses included. Funding will be awarded starting with the highest scoring campuses and continuing down the ranked list until funds are exhausted. In the event of tying scores near the end of available funds, applications will be evaluated based on the description of the program narrative, campus management plan, and the IHE partnership. Following the evaluation of these descriptions, applications with tying scores will either be recommended for funding or not recommended for funding, based on the reviewers' assessment of the capacity of the campus to successfully carry out the grant activities. The TEA reserves the right to select from the highest-ranking applications those that address all requirements in the RFA and that are most advantageous to the project.

The 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 an 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 #701-07-111 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; by faxing (512) 463-9811; or by e-mailing dcc@tea.state.tx.us. Please refer to the RFA number and title in your request. Provide your name, complete mailing address, and phone number including area code. The announcement letter and complete RFA will also be posted on the TEA website at http://burleson.tea.state.tx.us/GrantOpportunities/forms for viewing and downloading.

Further Information. For clarifying information about the RFA, contact Amy Werst, Division of Discretionary Grants, Texas Education Agency, (512) 936-7238. In order to assure that no prospective applicant may obtain a competitive advantage because of acquisition of information unknown to other prospective applicants, any information that is different from or in addition to information provided in the RFA will be provided only in response to written inquiries. Copies of all such inquiries and the written answers thereto will be posted on the TEA website in the format of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) at http://burleson.tea.state.tx.us/GrantOpportunities/forms.

Deadline for Receipt of Applications. Applications must be received in the Document Control Center of the TEA by 5:00 p.m. (Central Time), Tuesday, June 5, 2007, to be considered for funding.

TRD-200701196

Cristina De La Fuente-Valadez

Director, Policy Coordination

Texas Education Agency

Filed: March 28, 2007


Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Agreed Orders

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ or commission) staff is providing an opportunity for written public comment on the listed Agreed Orders (AOs) in accordance with Texas Water Code (the Code), §7.075. Section 7.075 requires that before the commission may approve the AOs, the commission shall allow the public an opportunity to submit written comments on the proposed AOs. Section 7.075 requires that notice of the proposed orders and the opportunity to comment must be published in the Texas Register no later than the 30th day before the date on which the public comment period closes, which in this case is May 7, 2007. Section 7.075 also requires that the commission promptly consider any written comments received and that the commission may withdraw or withhold approval of an AO if a comment discloses facts or considerations that indicate that consent is inappropriate, improper, inadequate, or inconsistent with the requirements of the statutes and rules within the commission's jurisdiction or the commission's orders and permits issued in accordance with the commission's regulatory authority. Additional notice of changes to a proposed AO is not required to be published if those changes are made in response to written comments.

A copy of each proposed AO is available for public inspection at both the commission'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 an AO should be sent to the enforcement coordinator designated for each AO at the commission's central office at P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087 and must be received by 5:00 p.m. on May 7, 2007. Written comments may also be sent by facsimile machine to the enforcement coordinator at (512) 239-2550. The commission 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 shall be submitted to the commission in writing.

(1) COMPANY: Akzo Nobel Polymer Chemicals LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2006-2232-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102177391; LOCATION: Deer Park, Harris County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: chemical manufacturing plant; RULE VIOLATED: 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §116.115(b), Air Permit Number 8149, General Condition Number 8, and Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC), §382.085(b), by failing to prevent unauthorized emissions; PENALTY: $10,000; Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) offset amount of $5,000 applied to Houston-Galveston AERCO's Clean Cities/Clean Vehicles Program; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Roshondra Lowe, (713) 767-3500; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Avenue, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1486, (713) 767-3500.

(2) COMPANY: Alia Enterprises, Inc. dba Shaver 66; DOCKET NUMBER: 2006-2014-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102432697; LOCATION: Houston, Harris County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A) and the Code, §26.3475(c)(1), by failing to monitor underground storage tanks (USTs) for releases; PENALTY: $2,300; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Rajesh Acharya, (512) 239-0577; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Avenue, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1486, (713) 767-3500.

(3) COMPANY: Approach Operating LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2007-0090-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN104256102; LOCATION: Ozona, Crockett County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: natural gas compression station; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §122.146(1), Federal Operating Permit (FOP) Number O-02797, Special Terms and Conditions (b)(2), and THSC, §382.085(b), by failing to certify compliance with the terms and conditions of FOP Number O-02797; PENALTY: $2,250; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Jessica Rhodes, (512) 239-2879; REGIONAL OFFICE: 622 South Oakes, Suite K, San Angelo, Texas 76903-7013, (915) 655-9479.

(4) COMPANY: City of Byers; DOCKET NUMBER: 2007-0105-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101236404; LOCATION: Byers, Clay County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water system; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.109(c)(2)(A)(ii) and THSC, §341.033(d), by failing to collect the required routine monthly bacteriological samples; 30 TAC §290.109(f)(3), by exceeding the maximum contaminant level (MCL); and 30 TAC §290.122(b)(2)(A), by failing to post a public notice for exceeding the MCL; PENALTY: $1,130; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Cheryl Thompson, (817) 588-5800; REGIONAL OFFICE: 1977 Industrial Boulevard, Abilene, Texas 79602-7833, (915) 698-9674.

(5) COMPANY: Hyon Walk dba Chantz Cleaners; DOCKET NUMBER: 2006-1464-DCL-E; IDENTIFIER: RN105010417; LOCATION: Killeen, Bell County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: dry cleaning drop station; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §337.10(a) and THSC, §374.102, by failing to complete and submit the required registration form; PENALTY: $1,185; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Rajesh Acharya, (512) 239-0577; REGIONAL OFFICE: 6801 Sanger Avenue, Suite 2500, Waco, Texas 76710-7826, (254) 751-0335.

(6) COMPANY: East Business, Inc. dba Shop N Go; DOCKET NUMBER: 2006-2096-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102238243; LOCATION: Splendora, Montgomery County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §115.246(1), (3), (5), and (7)(A) and THSC, §382.085(b), by failing to maintain records on site; 30 TAC §115.244(1) and (3) and THSC, §382.085(b), by failing to conduct daily and monthly inspections of the Stage II vapor recovery system (VRS); 30 TAC §115.248(1) and THSC, §382.085(b), by failing to ensure that at least one station representative received training in the operation and maintenance of the Stage II VRS and that each employee received in-house Stage II vapor recovery training; and 30 TAC §115.245(2) and THSC, §382.085(b), by failing to verify proper operation of the Stage II equipment; PENALTY: $5,775; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Judy Kluge, (817) 588-5800; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Avenue, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1486, (713) 767-3500.

(7) COMPANY: Eco Resources, Inc.; DOCKET NUMBER: 2006-2029-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101194470; LOCATION: Smith County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.46(d)(2)(A), (f)(2), (f)(3)(B)(iii), and (q)(1), and §290.110(b)(4), by failing to maintain the disinfectant residual concentration at a minimum of 0.2 milligrams per liter (mg/L) of free chlorine, by failing to maintain the disinfectant residual monitoring records for the distribution system and making them available, and by failing to issue a boil water notification to the customers; PENALTY: $561; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Rebecca Clausewitz, (210) 490-3096; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2916 Teague Drive, Tyler, Texas 75701-3756, (903) 535-5100.

(8) COMPANY: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company; DOCKET NUMBER: 2006-2093-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100225085; LOCATION: La Porte, Harris County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: chemical manufacturing; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §116.115(c), Air Permit Number 1834, Special Condition Number 1, and THSC, §382.085(b), by failing to prevent unauthorized emissions; PENALTY: $8,800; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Rebecca Johnson, (713) 767-3500; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Avenue, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1486, (713) 767-3500.

(9) COMPANY: Hilco United Services Inc.; DOCKET NUMBER: 2006-1985-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101271401; LOCATION: Hill County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.41(c)(1)(F), by failing to have a sanitary control easement; 30 TAC §290.42(1), by failing to have a thorough and up-to-date plant operations manual; 30 TAC §290.43(c) and (c)(2), by failing to ensure the vertical and horizontal ground storage tanks and the pressure tank are designed in accordance with American Water Works Association standards; and 30 TAC §290.45(b)(1)(D)(ii), by failing to provide a total storage capacity of 200 gallons per connection; PENALTY: $3,780; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Anita Keese, (956) 425-6010; REGIONAL OFFICE: 6801 Sanger Avenue, Suite 2500, Waco, Texas 76710-7826, (254) 751-0335.

(10) COMPANY: Houston Country Club; DOCKET NUMBER: 2006-2219-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102013802; LOCATION: Houston, Harris County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: fleet refueling; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §37.815(a) and (b), by failing to demonstrate acceptable financial assurance; 30 TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A) and the Code, §26.3475(c)(1), by failing to monitor USTs for releases; and 30 TAC §334.8(c)(5)(A)(i) and (c)(5)(B)(ii), and the Code, §26.3467(a), by failing to make available to a common carrier a valid, current TCEQ delivery certificate and by failing to timely renew a previously issued TCEQ delivery certificate by submitting a properly completed UST registration and self-certification form; PENALTY: $6,000; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Jason Godeaux, (512) 239-2541; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Avenue, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1486, (713) 767-3500.

(11) COMPANY: Joe Perez dba J & R Body Shop; DOCKET NUMBER: 2006-2195-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN104913926; LOCATION: Abilene, Taylor County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: automotive collision repair; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §106.436(5) and (7), and §116.110(a)(4), and THSC, §382.085(b), by failing to obtain a permit or satisfy the conditions for a permit by rule; PENALTY: $1,050; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: John Muennink, (361) 825-3100; REGIONAL OFFICE: 1977 Industrial Boulevard, Abilene, Texas 79602-7833, (915) 698-9674.

(12) COMPANY: City of Killeen; DOCKET NUMBER: 2004-1836-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: Public Water Supply Identification Number 014006 and RN101391308; LOCATION: Killeen, Bell County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply system; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.44(d)(1), by failing to properly install air release devices in the distribution system; 30 TAC §290.44(h)(1)(A) and §290.47(i), by failing to install backflow prevention assemblies or an air gap at all residences or establishments; 30 TAC §290.110(b)(4), by failing to maintain the residual disinfectant concentration in the far reaches of the distribution system; and 30 TAC §290.42(f)(1)(E)(ii), by failing to provide chemical containment equipment for all liquid chemical storage tanks; PENALTY: $1,473; Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) offset amount of $1,473 applied to a one-day city-wide waste collection and recycling event and a waste tire dump clean up event; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Samuel Short, (512) 239-5363; REGIONAL OFFICE: 6801 Sanger Avenue, Suite 2500, Waco, Texas 76710-7826, (254) 751-0335.

(13) COMPANY: John Ali Hemati dba Mimbela Fuel & Oil; DOCKET NUMBER: 2006-2088-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN103937389; LOCATION: El Paso, El Paso County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §37.815(a) and (b), by failing to demonstrate acceptable financial assurance; PENALTY: $1,500; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Patricia Chawla, (512) 239-0739; REGIONAL OFFICE: 401 East Franklin Avenue, Suite 560, El Paso, Texas 79901-1206, (915) 834-4949.

(14) COMPANY: Occidental Permian Ltd.; DOCKET NUMBER: 2007-0044-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100212786; LOCATION: Hockley County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: gas processing plant; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §116.115(c), New Source Review Permit Number 18406, Special Condition 1, General Operating Permit Number O-00559, Special Condition b.4.A., and THSC, §382.085(b), by failing to maintain an emission rate below the allowable emission limits; PENALTY: $25,300; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Jason Kemp, (512) 239-5610; REGIONAL OFFICE: 4630 50th Street, Suite 600, Lubbock, Texas 79414-3520, (806) 796-7092.

(15) COMPANY: Oxy USA WTP, L.P.; DOCKET NUMBER: 2006-2008-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101222602; LOCATION: Kent County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: natural gas processing plant; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §116.115(c), Permit Number 20660, Special Condition Number 1, and THSC, §382.085(b), by failing to prevent unauthorized emissions; 30 TAC §106.6(b) and §122.143(4), Permit Number 00550, Special Condition Number 9, and THSC, §382.085(b), by failing to limit the ethylene glycol circulation rate; 30 TAC §116.115(c) and §122.143(4), Permit Number 20660, Special Condition Number 1, Permit Number 00550, Special Condition Number 8, and THSC, §382.085(b), by failing to prevent carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide, and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from five compressor drives; 30 TAC §§101.20(1), 116.115(c), and 122.143(4), 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) §60.18(f)(2), Permit Number 20660, Special Condition Number 2, Permit Number 00550, Special Condition Number 8, and THSC, §382.085(b), by failing to operate the North flare with a flame present at all times and to provide flame monitoring; and 30 TAC §§101.20(1), 116.115(c), and 122.143(4), 40 CFR §60.486(i)(3) and (j), and §60.487(c)(4), Permit Number 20660, Special Condition Number 3, and Permit Number 00550, Special Condition Number 8; by failing to meet the reporting and recordkeeping requirements for gas analysis; PENALTY: $152,350; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: John Muennink, (361) 825-3100; REGIONAL OFFICE: 1977 Industrial Boulevard, Abilene, Texas 79602-7833, (915) 698-9674.

(16) COMPANY: Peaster Independent School District Public Facility Corporation; DOCKET NUMBER: 2005-0797-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102078045; LOCATION: Parker County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: wastewater treatment plant; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §305.125(1), Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Permit Number 13589001, Final Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements Number 1, Monitoring and Reporting Requirements Number 1, and the Code, §26.121(a), by failing to comply with effluent discharge limits and by failing to submit a monthly discharge monitoring report; PENALTY: $9,870; Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) offset amount of $7,896 applied to Texas Association of Resource Conservation & Development Areas, Inc. wastewater treatment assistance; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Tel Croston, (512) 239-5717; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2301 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(17) COMPANY: Tex Mix Partners, LTD.; DOCKET NUMBER: 2007-0228-WQ-E; IDENTIFIER: RN103972428; LOCATION: Liberty Hill, Williamson County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: concrete batch plant; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §281.25(a)(4) and 40 CFR §122.21(a)(1), by failing to obtain authorization to discharge storm water associated with industrial activity; PENALTY: $740; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Craig Fleming, (512) 239-5806; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2800 South IH 35, Suite 100, Austin, Texas 78704-5712, (512) 339-2929.

(18) COMPANY: John Goodson dba The Oasis; DOCKET NUMBER: 2006-2235-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN103019998; LOCATION: Aransas Pass, San Patricio County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.72(2), by failing to report a suspected release; and 30 TAC §334.74(1), by failing to investigate a suspected release of regulated substances; PENALTY: $7,650; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Rajesh Acharya, (512) 239-0577; REGIONAL OFFICE: 6300 Ocean Drive, Suite 1200, Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5503, (361) 825-3100.

(19) COMPANY: Trans Future Incorporated dba Dry Clean Super Center of Atascocita; DOCKET NUMBER: 2006-1613-DCL-E; IDENTIFIER: RN104102538; LOCATION: Humble, Harris County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: dry cleaning drop station; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §337.11(e) and THSC, §374.102, by failing to renew the registration by completing and submitting the required registration form; PENALTY: $1,185; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Suzanne Walrath, (512) 239-2134; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Avenue, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1486, (713) 767-3500.

(20) COMPANY: West Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 17; DOCKET NUMBER: 2007-0007-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102956422; LOCATION: Harris County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: wastewater treatment; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §305.125(1), TPDES Permit Number 0012247001, Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements for Outfall 001, and the Code, §26.121(a), by failing to comply with the permitted effluent limits; PENALTY: $4,050; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Craig Fleming, (512) 239-5806; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Avenue, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1486, (713) 767-3500.

TRD-200701175

Mary R. Risner

Director, Litigation Division

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: March 27, 2007


Notice of District Petition

Notices issued March 22, 2007.

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Internal Control No. 12132006-D08; Land Funds Two & Three Joint Venture (the "Petitioner") filed a petition for creation of Galveston County Municipal Utility District No. 35 (the "District") with the TCEQ. The petition was filed pursuant to Article XVI, Section 59 of the Constitution of the State of Texas; Chapters 49 and 54 of the Texas Water Code; 30 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 293; and the procedural rules of the TCEQ. The petition states the following: (1) the Petitioner is the owner of a majority in value of the land to be included in the proposed District; (2) there are no lien holders on the property to be included in the proposed District; (3) the proposed District will contain approximately 373.9 acres located in Galveston County, Texas; and (4) the proposed District is within the corporate boundaries of the City of League City, Texas. By Resolution No. 2006-32, effective July 11, 2006, the City of League City, Texas, gave its consent to the creation of the proposed District. According to the petition, the Petitioner has conducted a preliminary investigation to determine the cost of the project and from the information available at the time, the cost of the project is estimated to be approximately $19,400,000.

TCEQ Internal Control No. 02062007-D04; Herrin Ranch Development II Inc., the GBI Group LLC, and Stafford Interests Ltd. (the "Petitioners") filed a petition for creation of Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 149 (the "District") with the TCEQ. The petition was filed pursuant to Article XVI, Section 59 of the Constitution of the State of Texas; Chapters 49 and 54 of the Texas Water Code; 30 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 293; and the procedural rules of the TCEQ. The petition states the following: (1) the Petitioners are the owners of a majority in value of the land to be included in the proposed District; (2) there are two lien holders, Texas State Bank and Metrobank NA, on the property to be included in the proposed District, and the Petitioners have provided the TCEQ with evidence of lien holders' consent to the creation of the proposed District; (3) the proposed District will contain approximately 658.21 acres located in Fort Bend County, Texas; and (4) the proposed District is within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City of Missouri City, Texas. By Resolution No. R-03-15, effective September 15, 2003, the City of Missouri City, Texas, gave its consent to the creation of the proposed District. According to the petition, the Petitioners have conducted a preliminary investigation to determine the cost of the project and from the information available at the time, the cost of the project is estimated to be approximately $29,500,000.

INFORMATION SECTION

The TCEQ may grant a contested case hearing on this petition if a written hearing request is filed within 30 days after the 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) the name of the Petitioner and the TCEQ Internal Control Number; (3) the statement "I/we request a contested case hearing;" (4) a brief description of how you would be affected by the petition in a way not common to the general public; and (5) the location of your property relative to the proposed District's boundaries. You may also submit your proposed adjustments to the petition. Requests for a contested case hearing must be submitted in writing to the Office of the Chief Clerk at the address provided below. The Executive Director may approve the petition unless a written request for a contested case hearing is filed within 30 days after the newspaper publication of this notice.

If a hearing request is filed, the Executive Director will not approve the petition and will forward the petition and hearing request to the TCEQ 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, TCEQ, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087. For information concerning the hearing process, please contact the Public Interest Counsel, MC 103, at the same address. For additional information, individual members of the general public may contact the Districts Review Team, at (512) 239-4691. Si desea información en Español, puede llamar al (512) 239-0200. General information regarding TCEQ can be found at our web site at www.tceq.state.tx.us.

TRD-200701178

LaDonna Castañuela

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: March 27, 2007


Notice of Meeting on May 17, 2007, in Tenaha, Shelby County, Texas Concerning the Shelby Wood Specialty, Inc. Facility

The purpose of the meeting is to obtain public input and information concerning proposal of the facility to the state registry of Superfund sites, the identification of potentially responsible parties, and the proposal of using non-residential standards for setting cleanup levels at the site.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ or commission) is required under the Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act, Health and Safety Code, Chapter 361, as amended (the Act), to annually publish a state registry that identifies facilities that may constitute an imminent and substantial endangerment to public health and safety or the environment due to a release or threatened release of hazardous substances into the environment. The most recent registry listing of these facilities was published in the September 29, 2006, issue of the Texas Register (31 TexReg 8265).

Pursuant to the Act, §361.184(a), the commission must publish a notice of intent to list a facility on the state registry of state Superfund sites in the Texas Register and in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the facility is located. With this publication, the commission hereby gives notice of a facility that the executive director has determined eligible for listing and which the executive director proposes to list on the state registry. By this publication, the commission also gives notice pursuant to the Act, §361.1855, that it proposes a land use other than residential as appropriate for the facility identified below. The commission proposes a commercial/industrial land use designation. Determination of appropriate land use may impact the remedial investigation and remedial action for the site. The TCEQ is proposing a land use designation of commercial/industrial based on the existing land use of the property, as is prescribed in the Texas Risk Reduction Program rule at 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §350.53.

This publication also specifies the general nature of the potential endangerment to public health and safety or the environment as determined by information currently available to the executive director. This notice of intent to list this facility was also published on April 6, 2007, in The Center Light & Champion and on April 12, 2007 in the Timpson & Tenaha News.

The facility proposed for listing is the Shelby Wood Specialty, Inc. site, located at 3295 US Highway 84 East, Tenaha, Shelby County, Texas. The geographic coordinates of the site are Latitude 31 degrees 57 minutes 23 seconds North and Longitude 94 degrees 11 minutes 31 seconds West. The description of the site is based on information available at the time the site was evaluated with the Hazard Ranking System (HRS). The HRS is the principal screening guide used by the commission to evaluate potential, relative risk to public health and the environment from releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances. The site description may change as additional information is gathered on the sources and extent of contamination.

The facility known as the Shelby Wood Specialty, Inc. site covers approximately 27.4 acres and is located three miles east of Tenaha. The site is bounded by US Highway 84 on the north, a residence on the west, wood and pastureland on the south, and pastureland on the east. The records indicate that the site operated as a wood treating facility from approximately the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s.

The facility treated wood with copper chromium arsenate (CCA). The facility used 4 to 5 acres of the 27.4-acre property. Rails at the facility led to a pressure vessel in which CCA was used to treat wood. The pressure vessel and chemical tanks have been removed from the site, and the rails have been covered with concrete. A previous investigation in 1989 suggested elevated levels of chromium, copper, and arsenic. On August 23, 2005, TCEQ conducted soil sampling from 1 to 8-inch depths at the site. The sampling results indicated releases of arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper, magnesium, manganese, sodium, zinc, and other chemicals at levels greater than three times those that occur naturally in the environment. Hazardous substances have also been detected in sediment samples taken from wetlands located 0.8 miles downstream from the site.

A public meeting will be held on May 17, 2007, at 7:00 p.m., at the Tenaha City Hall, located at 122 North Center, Tenaha, Texas. The purpose of this meeting is to obtain additional information regarding the site relative to its eligibility for listing on the state registry, identify any additional potentially responsible parties, and obtain public input and information regarding the appropriate use of land on which the facility that is the subject of this notice is located. The public meeting is not a contested case hearing under the Texas Administrative Procedure Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 2001).

All persons desiring to make comments may do so prior to or at the public meeting. All comments submitted prior to the public meeting must be received by 5:00 p.m. on May 16, 2007 and should be sent in writing to Sugam Shrestha, Project Manager, TCEQ, Remediation Division, MC 136, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087 or by facsimile at (512) 239-2303. The public comment period for this action will end at the close of the public meeting on May 17, 2007.

A portion of the record for this site, including documents pertinent to the executive director's determination of eligibility, is available for review at the Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library, 619 Tenaha Street, Center, Texas, telephone number (936) 598-5522, during regular business hours. Copies of the complete public record file may be obtained during regular business hours or at the commission's Records Management Center, Building E, First Floor, Records Customer Service, MC 199, Austin, Texas 78753, telephone number (800) 633-9363 or (512) 239-2920. Photocopying of file information is subject to payment of a fee. Parking is available for persons with disabilities on the east side of Building D, convenient to access ramps that are between Buildings D and E.

For further information about this site or the public meeting, please call Crystal Taylor, TCEQ Community Relations, at (800) 633-9363. Information is also available regarding the state Superfund program at www.tceq.state.tx.us/remediation/superfund/index.html.

TRD-200701176

Mary R. Risner

Director, Litigation Division

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: March 27, 2007


Notice of Opportunity to Comment on Default Orders of Administrative Enforcement Actions

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ or commission) staff is providing an opportunity for written public comment on the listed Default Orders (DOs). The commission staff proposes a DO when the staff has sent an executive director's preliminary report and petition (EDPRP) to an entity outlining the alleged violations; the proposed penalty; and the proposed technical requirements necessary to bring the entity back into compliance; and the entity fails to request a hearing on the matter within 20 days of its receipt of the EDPRP or requests a hearing and fails to participate at the hearing. Similar to the procedure followed with respect to Agreed Orders entered into by the executive director of the commission, in accordance with Texas Water Code (TWC), §7.075 this notice of the proposed order and the opportunity to comment is 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 May 7, 2007. The commission will consider any written comments received and the commission may withdraw or withhold approval of a DO if a comment discloses facts or considerations that indicate that consent to the proposed DO is inappropriate, improper, inadequate, or inconsistent with the requirements of the statutes and rules within the commission's jurisdiction, or the commission's orders and permits issued in accordance with the commission's regulatory authority. Additional notice of changes to a proposed DO is not required to be published if those changes are made in response to written comments.

A copy of each proposed DO is available for public inspection at both the commission's central office, located at 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building A, 3rd Floor, Austin, Texas 78753, (512) 239-3400 and at the applicable regional office listed as follows. Written comments about the DO should be sent to the attorney designated for the DO at the commission's central office at P.O. Box 13087, MC 175, Austin, Texas 78711-3087 and must be received by 5:00 p.m. on May 7, 2007. Comments may also be sent by facsimile machine to the attorney at (512) 239-3434. The commission's attorneys are available to discuss the DOs and/or the comment procedure at the listed phone numbers; however, §7.075 provides that comments on the DOs shall be submitted to the commission in writing..

(1) COMPANY: Al-Azim Corporation dba Honey Stop 7; DOCKET NUMBER: 2004-1035-PST-E; TCEQ ID NUMBER: RN102450426; LOCATION: 14915 Crosby Lynchburg Road, Crosby, Harris County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: retail fuel station; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §37.815(a) and (b), by failing to demonstrate financial assurance for taking corrective action and for compensating third parties for bodily injury and property damage caused by accidental releases arising from the operation of petroleum underground storage tank (USTs); 30 TAC §334.7(d)(3), by failing to provide to the agency an amended registration for any change or additional information regarding the UST's status; and 30 TAC §334.22(a) and Texas Water Code (TWC), §5.702, by failing to pay outstanding fees for UST's Financial Administration (FA) Account No. 0050170U, for the Fiscal Years 1995 - 2004; PENALTY: $5,250; STAFF ATTORNEY: Becky Combs, Litigation Division, MC 175, (512) 239-6939; REGIONAL OFFICE: Houston Regional Office, 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1486, (713) 767-3500.

(2) COMPANY: Denville Business, Inc. dba Deville $1.25 Cleaners aka Denville Cleaners; DOCKET NUMBER: 2006-1757-DCL-E; TCEQ ID NUMBER: RN104707245; LOCATION: 12335 South Main Street, Houston, Harris County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: dry cleaning drop station; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §337.10(a) and Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC), §374.102, by failing to complete and submit the required registration form to TCEQ for a dry cleaning and/or drop station facility; PENALTY: $1,185; STAFF ATTORNEY: Deanna Sigman, Litigation Division, MC 175, (512) 239-0619; REGIONAL OFFICE: Houston Regional Office, 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1486, (713) 767-3500.

(3) COMPANY: Environmental Recycling Technologies LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2006-1019-AIR-E; TCEQ ID NUMBER: RN104927629; LOCATION: 9612 O'Brien Road, Richmond, Fort Bend County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: rock crusher plant; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §116.110(a)(2)(A), and THSC, §382.085(b) and §382.0518(a), by failing to obtain authorization prior to operating a rock crusher; PENALTY: $20,000; STAFF ATTORNEY: Kathleen Decker, Litigation Division, MC 175, (512) 239-6500; REGIONAL OFFICE: Houston Regional Office, 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1486, (713) 767-3500.

(4) COMPANY: Hari Enterprises, L.L.C.; DOCKET NUMBER: 2006-0175-PWS-E; TCEQ ID NUMBER: RN102280518; LOCATION: 21411 Highway 59, El Campo, Wharton County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: business with retail sales of petroleum products with a public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.109(c)(2)(A)(i), and §290.122(c)(2)(B), and THSC, §341.033(d), by failing to conduct routine monthly bacteriological monitoring and by failing to provide public notification of the failure to conduct routine bacteriological monitoring; PENALTY: $2,685; STAFF ATTORNEY: Mark Curnutt, Litigation Division, MC 175, (512) 239-0624; REGIONAL OFFICE: Houston Regional Office, 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1486, (713) 767-3500.

(5) COMPANY: Hilda Quiros dba Hildas Causeway Cleaners; DOCKET NUMBER: 2006-1293-DCL-E; TCEQ ID NUMBER: RN104974654; LOCATION: 600 South Garcia Street, Suite B, Port Isabel, Cameron County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: dry cleaning drop station; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §337.10(a) and THSC, §374.102, by failing to complete and submit the required registration form to the TCEQ for a dry cleaning and/or drop station facility; PENALTY: $1,185; STAFF ATTORNEY: Kathleen Decker, Litigation Division, MC 175, (512) 239-6500; REGIONAL OFFICE: Harlingen Regional Office, 1804 West Jefferson Avenue, Harlingen, Texas 78550-5247, (956) 425-6010.

(6) COMPANY: Hung Le dba Elite Cleaners; DOCKET NUMBER: 2006-1444-DCL-E; TCEQ ID NUMBER: RN102168689; LOCATION: 2540 Marsh Lane, Suite 108, Carrollton, Dallas County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: dry cleaning drop station; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §337.11(e) and THSC, §374.102, by failing to complete and submit the required registration form to TCEQ for a dry cleaning and/or drop station facility; PENALTY: $1,185; STAFF ATTORNEY: Deanna Sigman, Litigation Division, MC 175, (512) 239-0619; REGIONAL OFFICE: Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Office, 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(7) COMPANY: John Tran dba Quality Cleaners and dba Deluxe Drycleaning; DOCKET NUMBER: 2006-1428-DCL-E; TCEQ ID NUMBERS: RN103953683, RN104137443, RN104137518, and RN104137435; LOCATION: 2844 7th Street, Port Arthur, Jefferson County; 535 7th Street, Port Arthur, Jefferson County; 1920 9th Avenue, Port Arthur, Jefferson County; and 3889 Main Avenue, Groves, Jefferson County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: dry cleaning/drop station facilities; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §337.11(e) and THSC, §374.102, by failing to complete and submit the required registration form to the TCEQ for dry cleaning and drop station facilities; and 30 TAC §337.14(c), and TWC, §5.702, by failing to pay Dry Cleaner registration fees for TCEQ Financial Administration Account No. 24000709 and associated late fees for fiscal year 2006; PENALTY: $900; STAFF ATTORNEY: Shawn Slack, Litigation Division, MC 175, (512) 239-0063; REGIONAL OFFICE: Beaumont Regional Office, 3870 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77703-1892, (409) 898-3838.

(8) COMPANY: Metro Continental, Inc. dba One Hour Cleaners and dba Tip Top Cleaners; DOCKET NUMBER: 2006-1319-DCL-E; TCEQ ID NUMBERS: RN104109749, RN104103015, RN100546399, and RN104103072; LOCATION: 305 East Highway 90 in Dayton, Liberty County; 9539 Highway 146, Mont Belvieu, Chambers County; 8180 9th Avenue, Port Arthur, Jefferson County; and 510 West Florida Street, Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: one dry cleaning facility and three dry cleaning drop stations; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §337.10(a) and THSC, §374.102, by failing to complete and submit the required registration forms to the TCEQ for the facilities in Port Arthur, Mont Belvieu and Dayton; 30 TAC §337.11(e) and THSC, §374.102, by failing to renew the Beaumont Facility's registration by completing and submitting the required registration form to the TCEQ for dry cleaning and/or drop station facility; and 30 TAC §337.14(c) and TWC, §5.702, by failing to pay outstanding dry cleaner fees for TCEQ Financial Account No. 24002255 for fiscal year 2005; PENALTY: $4,740; STAFF ATTORNEY: Mary Hammer, Litigation Division, MC 175, (512) 239-2496; REGIONAL OFFICE: Houston Regional Office, 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1486, (713) 767-3500.

(9) COMPANY: Oil Patch Brazos Valley Inc; DOCKET NUMBER: 2006-1041-PWS-E; TCEQ ID NUMBER: RN100527001; LOCATION: 22614 North Highway 288B, Angleton, Brazoria County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.109(c)(2)(A)(i) and THSC, §341.033(d), by failing to collect routine bacteriological samples at a frequency based on the population served by the system; and 30 TAC §290.122(c)(2)(B), by failing to notify persons served by the system of the failure to collect bacteriological samples by publishing the notice in a daily newspaper of general circulation in the area served by the system; PENALTY: $3,750; STAFF ATTORNEY: Mary Hammer, Litigation Division, MC 175, (512) 239-2496; REGIONAL OFFICE: Houston Regional Office, 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1486, (713) 767-3500.

(10) COMPANY: Phuong Tam Enterprises, Inc. dba King Cleaners; DOCKET NUMBER: 2006-1354-DCL-E; TCEQ ID NUMBER: RN104065925; LOCATION: 16805 El Camino Real, Houston, Harris County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: dry cleaning facility; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §337.10(a) and THSC, §374.102, by failing to complete and submit the required registration form to the TCEQ for a dry cleaning facility; PENALTY: $1,209; STAFF ATTORNEY: Alfred Oloko, Litigation Division, MC R-12, (713) 422-8918; REGIONAL OFFICE: Houston Regional Office, 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1486, (713) 767-3500.

(11) COMPANY: Pia-Linda Vantho dba VT Cleaners; DOCKET NUMBER: 2006-1139-DCL-E; TCEQ ID NUMBER: RN104959853; LOCATION: 8419 Stella Link Road, Houston, Harris County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: dry cleaning drop station; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §337.10(a) and THSC, §374.102, by failing to submit the required registration form to the TCEQ for the Facility; PENALTY: $1,185; STAFF ATTORNEY: Mark Curnutt, Litigation Division, MC 175, (512) 239-0624; REGIONAL OFFICE: Houston Regional Office, 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1486, (713) 767-3500.

(12) COMPANY: Qaswa Enterprise, LLC dba Dynasty Cleaners; DOCKET NUMBER: 2006-0914-DCL-E; TCEQ ID NUMBER: RN104987664; LOCATION: 2733 West Park Row, Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: dry cleaner drop station; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §337.10(a) and THSC, §374.102, by failing to complete and submit the required registration form to the TCEQ for the Facility; PENALTY: $1,185; STAFF ATTORNEY: Mary Hammer, Litigation Division, MC 175, (512) 239-2496; REGIONAL OFFICE: Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Office, 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(13) COMPANY: Sohail Afridi dba Lumberton Food Mart; DOCKET NUMBER: 2005-1449-PST-E; TCEQ ID NUMBER: RN102353554; LOCATION: 2346 Highway 69 South in Lumberton, Hardin County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.10(b), by failing to maintain all UST records at the Station and make them available for inspection to commission personnel upon request; 30 TAC §115.245(2), and THSC, §382.085(b), by failing to verify proper operation of the Stage II equipment at least once every twelve months; 30 TAC §334.50(b)(1)(A), and TWC, §26.3475(c)(1), by failing to monitor USTs for releases at a frequency of at least once every month (not to exceed 35 days between each monitoring); 30 TAC §334.48(c), by failing to conduct effective manual or automatic inventory control procedures for all USTs involved in the retail sale of petroleum substances as a motor fuel; and 30 TAC §334.22(a) and TWC, §5.702, by failing to pay UST fees for TCEQ Petroleum Storage Tank Account No. 0060267U and associated late fees for fiscal year 2005; PENALTY: $8,925; STAFF ATTORNEY: Mark Curnutt, Litigation Division, MC 175, (512) 239-0624; REGIONAL OFFICE: Beaumont Regional Office, 3870 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77703-1892, (409) 898-3838.

(14) COMPANY: Tony Nguyen dba Classic Cleaners; DOCKET NUMBER: 2006-1103-DCL-E; TCEQ ID NUMBER: RN102294329; LOCATION: 3319 Cavalcade Street, Houston, Harris County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: dry cleaning drop station; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §337.11(e) and THSC, §374.102, by failing to complete and submit the required registration form to the TCEQ for a dry cleaning and/or drop station facility; PENALTY: $1,185; STAFF ATTORNEY: Deanna Sigman, Litigation Division, MC 175, (512) 239-0619; REGIONAL OFFICE: Houston Regional Office, 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1486, (713) 767-3500.

TRD-200701181

Mary R. Risner

Director, Litigation Division

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: March 27, 2007


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

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ or commission) staff is providing an opportunity for written public comment on the listed Agreed Orders (AOs) in accordance with Texas Water Code (TWC), §7.075. Section 7.075 requires that before the commission may approve the AOs, the commission shall allow the public an opportunity to submit written comments on the proposed AOs. Section 7.075 requires that notice 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 May 7, 2007. Section 7.075 also requires that the commission promptly consider any written comments received and that the commission may withdraw or withhold approval of an AO if a comment discloses facts or considerations that indicate that consent is inappropriate, improper, inadequate, or inconsistent with the requirements of the statutes and rules within the commission's jurisdiction or the commission's orders and permits issued in accordance with the commission's regulatory authority. Additional notice of changes to a proposed AO is not required to be published if those changes are made in response to written comments.

A copy of each proposed AO is available for public inspection at both the commission's central office, located at 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building A, 3rd Floor, Austin, Texas 78753, (512) 239-3400 and at the applicable regional office listed as follows. Written comments about an AO should be sent to the attorney designated for the AO at the commission's central office at P.O. Box 13087, MC 175, Austin, Texas 78711-3087 and must be received by 5:00 p.m. on May 7, 2007. Comments may also be sent by facsimile machine to the attorney at (512) 239-3434. The designated attorney is available to discuss the AO and/or the comment procedure at the listed phone number; however, §7.075 provides that comments on an AO shall be submitted to the commission in writing.

(1) COMPANY: Enbridge Pipelines East Texas L.P; DOCKET NUMBER: 2006-0527-AIR-E; TCEQ ID NUMBER: RN100224912; LOCATION: 2.7 miles south of Lanely on Highway 489, Freestone County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: natural gas treating facility; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §116.115(c); New Source Review (NSR) Air Permit No. 31352, Special Condition Nos. 1 and 8, and Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC), §382.085(b), by failing to comply with permitted maximum allowable Emission Rates of 42.01 pounds per hour for sulfur dioxide and by failing to meet its 96% sulfur recovery efficiency; and 30 TAC §116.115(c); NSR Air Permit No. 31352, Special Condition No. 1 and THSC, §382.085(b), by failing to comply with permitted Maximum Allowable Emission Rates of 42.01 pounds per hour for sulfur dioxide on 101 days between December 2, 2005 and April 4, 2006; PENALTY: $10,275; STAFF ATTORNEY: Kathleen Decker, Litigation Division, MC 175, (512) 239-6500; REGIONAL OFFICE: Waco Regional Office, 6801 Sanger Avenue, Suite 2500, Waco, Texas 76710-7826, (254) 751-0335.

(2) COMPANY: Equistar Chemicals, LP; DOCKET NUMBER: 2006-1232-AIR-E; TCEQ ID NUMBER: RN100210319; LOCATION: 1515 Miller Cut Off Road, La Porte, Harris County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: petrochemical manufacturing plant; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §116.115(c); TCEQ Air Permit No. 4477, Special Condition No. 1; and THSC, §382.085(b), by failing to prevent unauthorized emissions from December 22, 2003 until April 1, 2004; 30 TAC §116.115(c); TCEQ Air Permit No. 18978, Special Condition No.1; and THSC, §382.085(b), by failing to prevent unauthorized emissions on October 25, 2005; 30 TAC §116.115(c); TCEQ Air Permit No. 18978, Special Condition No.1; and THSC, §382.085(b), by failing to prevent unauthorized emissions on December 24, 2005; 30 TAC §116.115(c); TCEQ Air Permit No. 4477, Special Condition No.1; and THSC, §382.085(b), by failing to prevent unauthorized emissions on March 12, 2006; and 30 TAC §101.201(a)(1)(B), (a)(2) and (b), and THSC, §382.085(b), by failing to properly notify the TCEQ of emissions events that occurred on December 22, 2003, October 25, 2005, and March 12, 2006; PENALTY: $96,106; STAFF ATTORNEY: Kathleen Decker, Litigation Division, MC 175, (512) 239-6500; REGIONAL OFFICE: Houston Regional Office, 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1486, (713) 767-3500.

(3) COMPANY: Harlow Stores, Inc. dba Harlows 121; DOCKET NUMBER: 2006-0128-PST-E; TCEQ ID NUMBER: RN104805270; LOCATION: 15449 North Highway 121, Anna, Collin County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.48(c), by failing to conduct effective manual or automatic inventory control procedures for all underground storage tanks (USTs) involved in the retail sale of petroleum substances used as a motor fuel; 30 TAC §334.8(c)(5)(B)(ii), by failing to timely renew a previously issued TCEQ delivery certificate by submitting a properly completed UST registration and self-certification form at least 30 days before the expiration date of the delivery certificate; 30 TAC §334.8(c)(5)(A)(i) and Texas Water Code (TWC), §26.3467(a), by failing to make available to a common carrier a valid, current TCEQ delivery certificate before accepting delivery of a regulated substance into the USTs at the Station; and 30 TAC §115.244(1) and (3) and THSC, §382.085(b), by failing to conduct daily and monthly inspections for the Stage II vapor recovery system; PENALTY: $9,375; STAFF ATTORNEY: Shawn Slack, Litigation Division, MC 175, (512) 239-0063; REGIONAL OFFICE: Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Office, 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(4) COMPANY: Kuang Phou dba Ken's Minit Market 3; DOCKET NUMBER: 2005-1053-PST-E; TCEQ ID NUMBER: RN101497071; LOCATION: 2500 South Street, Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.8(c)(5)(C) by failing to ensure that a legible tag, label, or marking with the tank number was permanently applied upon or affixed to either the top of the fill tube or to a non-removable point in the immediate area of the fill tube according to the UST registration and self-certification form; and 30 TAC §334.8(c), by failing to conduct effective manual or automatic inventory control procedures for the UST system at the Facility; PENALTY: $3,500; STAFF ATTORNEY: Becky Combs, Litigation Division, MC 175, (512) 239-6939; REGIONAL OFFICE: Beaumont Regional Office, 3870 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77703-1892, (409) 898-3838.

(5) COMPANY: Red Dog Track, Inc.; DOCKET NUMBER: 2005-1884-AIR-E; TCEQ ID NUMBER: RN100224914; LOCATION: 3251 State Highway 108, Strawn, Palo Pinto County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: rock crusher; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §116.110(a)(1) and THSC, §382.0518(a) and §382.085(b), by failing to obtain a permit or satisfy the condition of a permit by rule (PBR) prior to operating a portable rock crusher; and 30 TAC §101.4 and THSC, §382.085(a) and (b), by failing to prevent a nuisance condition; PENALTY: $32,500; STAFF ATTORNEY: Kathleen Decker, Litigation Division, MC 175, (512) 239-6500; REGIONAL OFFICE: Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Office, 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(6) COMPANY: Sahil Business, Inc. dba Stop N Save; DOCKET NUMBER: 2004-1423-PST-E; TCEQ ID NUMBER: RN101660173; LOCATION: 1504 Highway 21 West in Caldwell, Burleson County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: convenience store with retail sales of gasoline; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §37.815(a) and (b), by failing to provide acceptable financial assurance for taking corrective action and for compensating third parties for bodily injury and property damage caused by accidental releases from the operation of USTs; and 30 TAC §334.22(a) and TWC, §5.702, by failing to pay Underground Storage Tank fees and late fees for TCEQ Account No. 0058325U for Fiscal Year 2004; PENALTY: $3,150; STAFF ATTORNEY: Deanna Sigman, Litigation Division, MC 175, (512) 239-0619; REGIONAL OFFICE: Waco Regional Office, 6801 Sanger Avenue, Suite 2500, Waco, Texas 76710-7826, (254) 751-0335.

TRD-200701180

Mary R. Risner

Director, Litigation Division

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: March 27, 2007


Notice of Water Rights Application

Notice issued March 26, 2007.

APPLICATION NO.14-5437A; STP Nuclear Operating Company (STPNOC), P.O. Box 289, Wadsworth, Texas 77483 and Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), 3700 Lake Austin Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78703 have applied for an amendment to Certificate of Adjudication No. 14-5437 to add authorization to divert from an existing upstream diversion point on the Colorado River, Colorado River Basin in Matagorda County. STPNOC and LCRA further request to revise various provisions in the Certificate to reflect the current ownership and current contract and to clarify existing special conditions in the Certificate. The application does not request any increase in the maximum rate of diversion or of the maximum yearly quantity of water to be diverted and consumptively used. The application was received on April 26, 2006. Additional information and fees were received on August 16, 2006, December 6, 2006 and January 30, 2007. The application was accepted for filing and declared administratively complete on February 9, 2007. 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.

INFORMATION SECTION

To view the complete issued notices, view the notices on our web site at www.tceq.state.tx.us/comm_exec/cc/pub_notice.html or call the Office of the Chief Clerk at (512) 239-3300 to obtain a copy of the complete notice. When searching the web site, type in the issued date range shown at the top of this document to obtain search results.

A public meeting is intended for the taking of public comment, and is not a contested case hearing.

The Executive Director can consider approval of an application unless a written request for a contested case hearing is filed. 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;" and (4) a brief and specific description of how you would be affected by the application in a way not common to the general public. You may also submit any proposed conditions to the requested application which would satisfy your concerns. Requests for a contested case hearing must be submitted in writing to the TCEQ Office of the Chief Clerk at the address provided below.

If a hearing request is filed, the Executive Director will not issue the requested permit and may forward the application and hearing request to the TCEQ 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, TCEQ, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087. For information concerning the hearing process, please contact the Public Interest Counsel, MC 103, at 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 TCEQ can be found at our web site at www.tceq.state.tx.us. Si desea información en Español, puede llamar al 1-800-687-4040.

TRD-200701177

LaDonna Castañuela

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: March 27, 2007


Texas Ethics Commission

List of Late Filers

Listed below are the names of filers from the Texas Ethics Commission who did not file reports, or failed to pay penalty fines for late reports in reference to the listed filing deadline. If you have any questions, you may contact Robbie Miller at (512) 463-5800 or (800) 325-8506.

Deadline: 8-Day Pre-Election Report Due February 27, 2006

Alfredo Montano, Jr., 1101 W. Tyler Ave., Harlingen, Texas 78550

Deadline: 30-Day Pre-Election Report Due October 10, 2006

Elizabeth Tudor, 4154 Bellefontaine St., Houston, Texas 77025-1105

Deadline: 8-Day Pre-Election Report Due October 30, 2006

Jack F. Borden Sr., P.O. Box 191913, Dallas, Texas 75219

Ateja N. Dukes, Dawnna Dukes Campaign, 5224 Marymount Dr., Austin, Texas 78723-4625

William M. Eastland, Citizens for Honesty in Taxation, P.O. Box 13162, Arlington, Texas 76094-0162

Martha Failing, Harris County Democratic Lawyers' Association Inc., 1 Pinedale St., Houston, Texas 77006

Billy D. Grimes, P.O. Box 69226, Odessa, Texas 79769-0226

Gerald W. LaFleur, 5810 Maple St., Houston, Texas 77074

Sharon K. Martin, Daughters of Liberty Republican Women, 24322 Cornell Park Ln., Katy, Texas 77494-0272

Pearlie Mayfield, 2015 35th St., Lubbock, Texas 79412

Brenda K. Morott, Rockwall Action Team - PAC, P.O. Box 73, Fate, Texas 75132

Brian Overstreet, Waller County Progressive Voters League, 1314 Texas Ave., Suite 1200, Houston, Texas 77002

Bruce Priddy, 17194 Preston Rd., Suite 102, Dallas, Texas 75248-1227

Jonathan A. Rasco, 206 N. Whatley Rd., White Oak, Texas 75693-3602

Jim Sharp, P.O. Box 2611, Houston, Texas 77252-2611

Kevin Sheeran, Texas Towing & Storage Association PAC, 3741 Whittloop, Austin, Texas 78749

Brandon Stacker, 5603 16th Pl., Lubbock, Texas 79416

Pamela T. Thomas, Dallas County Council of Republican Women, 5349 Goodwin, Dallas, Texas 75206

Elizabeth Tudor, 4154 Bellefontaine St., Houston, Texas 77025-1105

John Waldowski, 3616 Bryce Ave., Apt. 1, Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Deadline: Monthly Report Due December 5, 2006

Jeffrey J. Benavidez, San Antonio Ironworkers PAC, 4318 Clark Ave., San Antonio, Texas 78223

Deadline: Monthly Report Due January 5, 2007

Thao Dao, Vietnamese American Voters Network Political Action Committee, 11210 Bellaire Blvd. #126A, Houston, Texas 77072

Robert V. Ruiz Jr., Houston Police Patrolmen's Union PAC, 1900 N. Loop West #540, Houston, Texas 77018

Frank R. Santos, Santos Alliances Political Action Committee, 1001 Congress Ave., Suite 100, Austin, Texas 78701

Deadline: Semiannual Report for Candidates and Officeholders Due January 16, 2007

David S. Barron, P.O. Box 2263, Bryan, Texas 77806-2263

Boyd W. Bauer, P.O. Box 1436, Beeville, Texas 78104-1436

Elaine G. Bishop, P.O. Box 2189, Missouri City, Texas 77459-9189

Bill C. Boyd, 2400 Hancock Dr., Austin, Texas 78756-2513

Tim Cole, P.O. Box 606, Saint Jo, Texas 76265-0606

James A. Cooper, P.O. Box 800052, Houston, Texas 77280-0052

Henry E. Gilbert, 302 Windridge, Whitehouse, Texas 75791

John R. Gorman, 3612 Parkside Dr., Pearland, Texas 77584

William E. Harrison, 2607 Kimberly Dawn Dr., Conroe, Texas 77304-5018

Patrick Edward Heaton, 304 E. 7th St., Austin, Texas 78701-3202

Michael R. Henderson, 2002 Twin Elms Dr., Apt. C-107, Arlington, Texas 76012-5637

Star Locke, 4929 Cain Dr., Corpus Christi, Texas 78411-4720

Juan J. Maldonado, 105 E. Expy. 83, Suite F, Pharr, Texas 78577-6560

Jessica Reyes Martinez, 629 W. 4th St., Weslaco, Texas 78596-5842

Alan Mayfield, 2601 Gholson Rd., Waco, Texas 76704-1106

Pearlie Mayfield, 2015 35th St., Lubbock, Texas 79412

Patrick W. Mizell, 3323 Richmond Ave. #C, Houston, Texas 77098-3007

Gary D. Pratt, 10541 Kelburn Dr., Houston, Texas 77016-2750

Martha Y. Reyes, 436 Mockingbird Rd., El Paso, Texas 79907-4405

Barbara M. Samuelson, P.O. Box 200700, Austin, Texas 78720-0700

James H. Stokes Jr., 1662 Creekside Dr., Sugar Land, Texas 77478-4204

Charles P. Urbina-Jones, 8000 Donore Pl. Apt. 65, San Antonio, Texas 78229-2629

Keith W. Valigura, 102 Kirkwood Ln., Conroe, Texas 77304-1724

Kathryn A. Ward, 4028 18th St., Plano, Texas 75074-7903

Donald L. Williams, 3301 Rain Dance Dr., El Paso, Texas 79936-2320

James R. Wilson, 900 N. Walnut Creek, Suite 100 PMB 364, Mansfield, Texas 76063

Deadline: Semiannual Report for Committees Due January 16, 2007

Tommy J. Azopardi, Texas Horsemen's Partnership PAC, P.O. Box 142533, Austin, Texas 78714-2533

Tommy J. Azopardi, Texans for Economic Development, 1122 Colorado St., Ste. 209, Austin, Texas 78701-2132

Leslie J. Baldwin, El Paso Pachyderms Pack Fund, 9455 Viscount Blvd., Apt. 116, El Paso, Texas 79925-7008

Leslie J. Baldwin, Ya Basta PAC, 9455 Viscount Blvd., Apt. 116, El Paso, Texas 79925-7008

Chris Barron, State Firemen's and Fire Marshals' Association Fire PAC, 4450 Frontier Trail, Austin, Texas 78745-1514

Stanley J. Briers, Plumbing Air Conditioning Mechanical Contractors Assoc., 219 Whispering Oaks Dr., Taylor Lake Village, Texas 77586

Joanne M. Cade, San Jacinto Republican Women, 5500 Genoa Red Bluff Rd., Pasadena, Texas 77505-5707

Hassan Chahadeh, University Hospital Systems LLP PAC, One Houston Center, 1221 McKinney St., Ste. 3240, Houston, Texas 77010-2037

Roland M. Chavez, Houston Professional Fire Fighters Assn. Local #341 PAC, 1907 Freeman St., Houston, Texas 77009-8334

Damon D. Edwards, ANSUN PAC, 13701 Broad Oaks Ln., Rosharon, Texas 77583-2031

Karen J. Estes, Dallas Gay & Lesbian Alliance PAC, P.O. Box 190712, Dallas, Texas 75219-0712

Maria Gage, Caldwell County Democrats, 1103 1/2 Magnolia St., Lockhart, Texas 78644-2409

Carl Garrison, The Fort Bend County Democratic Party (CEC), P.O. Box 2189, Missouri City, Texas 77459-9189

Laura L. Harden, Concerned Citizens of Venus, 501 W. County Road 109, Venus, Texas 76084-4005

Wanda J. Harris, CyFair Federation of Teachers Committee on Political Education, 17461A Village Green Dr., Houston, Texas 77040-1004

David R. Johannessen, Parents and Teachers Working Together, 5513 Rocky Mountain Rd., Fort Worth, Texas 76137

Don Mafrige, Galveston Windstorm Action Committee Inc., 4800 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, Texas 77551-7922

Edwin D. McCrory III, Commercial Real Estate Industry of Texas PAC, 5703 Sunset Oak, Spring, Texas 77379-2743

Darwin McKee, Central Texas PAC Centre Development, 4901 Hilldale Dr., Austin, Texas 78723

Neftali Partida, State of Texas Legacy PAC, 3303 Louisiana St., Ste. 145, Houston, Texas 77006-6624

Morris W. Petty Jr., Public Workers for a Better Workplace, 209A E. Main St., Grand Prairie, Texas 75050-5724

Heather Ramon-Ayala, Texans for Local Control, 3822 Blue Oak Pass, San Antonio, Texas 78223-2373

Jessie Riojas, Glass, Molers, Pottery, Plastics & Allied Workers Local Union #201, 329 N. Grand, Waxahachie, Texas 75165

Antonio Rosas, Combined Metro Police Officers Association, 619 Elm View Ct., Stafford, Texas 77477

Estelle Teague, Metroplex Republican Women's Club, 712 Bedford Ct. West, Hurst, Texas 76053

Pamela Thomas, Westlake Republican Special Campaign Fund, 5349 Goodwin Ave., Dallas, Texas 75206-6208

Victor Torres, New Leadership for Texas PAC, 1835 Lockhill Selma Rd., Apt. 1331, San Antonio, Texas 78213-1572

Lynda P. Vine, Foundation Appraisers Coalition of Texas PAC, 6106 Vance Jackson Rd., Apt. 2, San Antonio, Texas 78230-3373

Wanda Williams, Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics & Allied Workers Local #216, 1507 Gleason Ave., Cleburne, Texas 76033-6737

TRD-200701140

David Reisman

Executive Director

Texas Ethics Commission

Filed: March 22, 2007


Department of State Health Services

Licensing Actions for Radioactive Materials

TRD-200701154

Cathy Campbell

General Counsel

Department of State Health Services

Filed: March 23, 2007


Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

Announcement of the Opening of the Public Comment Period for the State of Texas 2007 Consolidated Plan Annual Performance Report - Reporting on Program Year 2006 - Draft for Public Comment

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (the "Department") announces the opening of a 18-day public comment period for the State of Texas 2007 Consolidated Plan Annual Performance Report - Reporting on Program Year 2006 - Draft for Public Comment (the Plan) as required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Plan is required as part of the overall requirements governing the State's consolidated planning process. The Plan is submitted in compliance with 24 CFR §91.520, Consolidated Plan Submissions for Community Planning and Development Programs. The 18-day public comment period begins April 6, 2007, and continues until 5:00 p.m. on April 23, 2007.

The Plan gives the public an opportunity to evaluate the performance of the past program year for four HUD programs: the Community Development Block Grant Program administered by the Office of Rural Community Affairs, the Emergency Shelter Grants and HOME Investment Partnerships programs administered by the Department, and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program administered by the Texas Department of State Health Services. The following information is provided for each of the four programs covered in the Plan: a summary of program resources and programmatic accomplishments; a series of narrative statements on program performance over the past year; a qualitative analysis of program actions and experiences; and a discussion of program successes in meeting program goals and objectives.

Beginning April 6, 2007, the Plan will be available on the Department's website at www.tdhca.state.tx.us. A hard copy can be requested by contacting the Division of Policy and Public Affairs at P.O. Box 13941, Austin, Texas 78711-3941 or by calling (512) 475-3976.

Written comment is encouraged and should be sent by mail to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, Division of Policy and Public Affairs, P.O. Box 13941, Austin, Texas 78711-3941, by e-mail to info@tdhca.state.tx.us, or by fax to (512) 469-9606. For more information or to order copies of the Plan, please contact the Division of Policy and Public Affairs at (512) 475-3976 or info@tdhca.state.tx.us.

TRD-200701185

Michael Gerber

Executive Director

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

Filed: March 27, 2007


Texas Department of Insurance

Company Licensing

Application to change the name of AMERICAN FARMERS & RANCHERS MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY to AMERICAN FARMERS & RANCHERS INSURANCE COMPANY a foreign fire and/or casualty company. The home office is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Any objections must be filed with the Texas Department of Insurance, within twenty (20) calendar days from the date of the Texas Register publication, addressed to the attention of Godwin Ohaechesi, 333 Guadalupe Street, M/C 305-2C, Austin, Texas 78701.

TRD-200701201

Gene C. Jarmon

Chief Clerk and General Counsel

Texas Department of Insurance

Filed: March 28, 2007


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 of EMPYREAN INSURANCE SERVICES, INC., a domestic third party administrator. The home office is HOUSTON, TEXAS.

Application to change the name of MAGELLAN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYSTEM, LLC to MAGELLAN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYSTEM, LLC (using the assumed name of MAGELLAN HEALTH SOLUTIONS), a foreign third party administrator. The home office is SANDY, UTAH.

Any objections must be filed within 20 days after this notice is published in the Texas Register, addressed to the attention of Matt Ray, MC 107-1A, 333 Guadalupe, Austin, Texas 78701.

TRD-200701131

Gene C. Jarmon

Chief Clerk and General Counsel

Texas Department of Insurance

Filed: March 21, 2007


Texas Lottery Commission

Instant Game Number 808 "3-D Tic Tac Toe"

1.0 Name and Style of Game.

A. The name of Instant Game No. 808 is "3-D TIC-TAC-TOE." The play style is "row/column/diagonal."

1.1 Price of Instant Ticket.

A. Tickets for Instant Game No. 808 shall be $3.00 per ticket.

1.2 Definitions in Instant Game No. 808.

A. Display Printing--That area of the instant game ticket outside of the area where the Overprint and Play Symbols appear.

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

C. Play Symbol--The printed data under the latex on the front of the instant ticket that is used to determine eligibility for a prize. Each Play Symbol is printed in Symbol font in black ink in positive except for dual-image games. The possible black play symbols are: COIN SYMBOL, MONEY BAG SYMBOL, POT OF GOLD SYMBOL, STACK OF MONEY SYMBOL, GOLD BAR SYMBOL, MONEY CLIP SYMBOL, DOLLAR BILL SYMBOL, TREASURE CHEST SYMBOL and VAULT SYMBOL.

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

Figure 1: GAME NO. 808 - 1.2D

E. Retailer Validation Code--Three (3) letters found under the removable scratch-off covering in the play area, which retailers use to verify and validate instant winners. These three (3) small letters are for validation purposes and cannot be used to play the game. The possible validation codes are:

.Figure 2: GAME NO. 808 - 1.2E

Low-tier winning tickets use the required codes listed in Figure 2. Non-winning tickets and high-tier tickets use a non-required combination of the required codes listed in Figure 2 with the exception of ∅, which will only appear on low-tier winners and will always have a slash through it.

F. Serial Number--A unique 13 (thirteen) digit number appearing under the latex scratch-off covering on the front of the ticket. There is a boxed four (4) digit Security Number placed randomly within the Serial Number. The remaining nine (9) digits of the Serial Number are the Validation Number. The Serial Number is positioned beneath the bottom row of play data in the scratched-off play area. The Serial Number is for validation purposes and cannot be used to play the game. The format will be: 0000000000000.

G. Low-Tier Prize--A prize of $3.00, $5.00, $6.00, $10.00, $15.00 and $20.00.

H. Mid-Tier Prize--A prize of $30.00, $100, $200, $300 and $400.

I. High-Tier Prize--A prize of $600, $3,000 and $30,000.

J. Bar Code--A 22 (twenty-two) character interleaved two (2) of five (5) bar code which will include a three (3) digit game ID, the seven (7) digit pack number, the three (3) digit ticket number and the nine (9) digit Validation Number. The bar code appears on the back of the ticket.

K. Pack-Ticket Number--A 13 (thirteen) digit number consisting of the three (3) digit game number (808), a seven (7) digit pack number, and a three (3) digit ticket number. Ticket numbers start with 001 and end with 125 within each pack. The format will be: 808-0000001-001.

L. Pack--A pack of "3-D TIC-TAC-TOE" Instant Game tickets contains 125 tickets, packed in plastic shrink-wrapping and fanfolded in pages of one (1). Ticket 001 will be shown on the front of the pack; the back of ticket 125 will be revealed on the back of the pack. All packs will be tightly shrink-wrapped. There will be no breaks between the tickets in a pack. Every other book will reverse i.e., reverse order will be: the back of ticket 001 will be shown on the front of the pack and the front of ticket 125 will be shown on the back of the pack.

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

N. Ticket or Instant Game Ticket, or Instant Ticket--A Texas Lottery "3-D TIC-TAC-TOE" Instant Game No. 808 ticket.

2.0 Determination of Prize Winners. The determination of prize winners is subject to the general ticket validation requirements set forth in Texas Lottery Rule, §401.302, Instant Game Rules, these Game Procedures, and the requirements set out on the back of each instant ticket. A prize winner in the "3-D TIC-TAC-TOE" Instant Game is determined once the latex on the ticket is scratched off to expose 27 (twenty-seven) Play Symbols. A player scratches all of the "X's" and "O's" in each of the three GAMES. For each GAME, if the player reveals 3 matching play symbols in a complete row or column, the player wins the prize shown in the marker pointing to that row or column. Each GAME is played separately. No portion of the display printing nor any extraneous matter whatsoever shall be usable or playable as a part of the Instant Game.

2.1 Instant Ticket Validation Requirements.

A. To be a valid Instant Game ticket, all of the following requirements must be met:

1. Exactly 27 (twenty-seven) Play Symbols must appear under the latex overprint on the front portion of the ticket;

2. Each of the Play Symbols must have a Play Symbol Caption underneath, unless specified, and each Play Symbol must agree with its Play Symbol Caption;

3. Each of the Play Symbols must be present in its entirety and be fully legible;

4. Each of the Play Symbols must be printed in black ink except for dual image games;

5. The ticket shall be intact;

6. The Serial Number, Retailer Validation Code and Pack-Ticket Number must be present in their entirety and be fully legible;

7. The Serial Number must correspond, using the Texas Lottery's codes, to the Play Symbols on the ticket;

8. The ticket must not have a hole punched through it, be mutilated, altered, unreadable, reconstituted or tampered with in any manner;

9. The ticket must not be counterfeit in whole or in part;

10. The ticket must have been issued by the Texas Lottery in an authorized manner;

11. The ticket must not have been stolen, nor appear on any list of omitted tickets or non-activated tickets on file at the Texas Lottery;

12. The Play Symbols, Serial Number, Retailer Validation Code and Pack-Ticket Number must be right side up and not reversed in any manner;

13. The ticket must be complete and not miscut, and have exactly 27 (twenty-seven) Play Symbols under the latex overprint on the front portion of the ticket, exactly one Serial Number, exactly one Retailer Validation Code, and exactly one Pack-Ticket Number on the ticket;

14. The Serial Number of an apparent winning ticket shall correspond with the Texas Lottery's Serial Numbers for winning tickets, and a ticket with that Serial Number shall not have been paid previously;

15. The ticket must not be blank or partially blank, misregistered, defective or printed or produced in error;

16. Each of the 27 (twenty-seven) Play Symbols must be exactly one of those described in Section 1.2.C of these Game Procedures;

17. Each of the 27 (twenty-seven) Play Symbols on the ticket must be printed in the Symbol font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; the ticket Serial Numbers must be printed in the Serial font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; and the Pack-Ticket Number must be printed in the Pack-Ticket Number font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery;

18. The display printing on the ticket must be regular in every respect and correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; and

19. The ticket must have been received by the Texas Lottery by applicable deadlines.

B. The ticket must pass all additional validation tests provided for in these Game Procedures, the Texas Lottery's Rules governing the award of prizes of the amount to be validated, and any confidential validation and security tests of the Texas Lottery.

C. Any Instant Game ticket not passing all of the validation requirements is void and ineligible for any prize and shall not be paid. However, the Executive Director may, solely at the Executive Director's discretion, refund the retail sales price of the ticket. In the event a defective ticket is purchased, the only responsibility or liability of the Texas Lottery shall be to replace the defective ticket with another unplayed ticket in that Instant Game (or a ticket of equivalent sales price from any other current Instant Lottery game) or refund the retail sales price of the ticket, solely at the Executive Director's discretion.

2.2 Programmed Game Parameters.

A. Consecutive non-winning tickets within a book will not have identical patterns.

B. A ticket can win up to 3 times as indicated by the prize structure.

C. On all tickets, there will never be three (3) matching symbols in any diagonal line.

D. On all tickets, no symbol will appear more than four (4) times.

E. Players can win only once per GAME.

F. On winning GAMES, three (3) matching symbols will appear in a row or column.

G. No GAME will contain four (4) matching symbols in the 4 corners.

H. Winning tickets will win as per the prize structure and based on the legend on the ticket front for each GAME.

I. On non-winning tickets, there will never be three (3) matching symbols in any row or column.

2.3 Procedure for Claiming Prizes.

A. To claim a "3-D TIC-TAC-TOE" Instant Game prize of $3.00, $5.00, $6.00, $10.00, $15.00, $20.00, $30.00, $100, $200, $300 or $400, a claimant shall sign the back of the ticket in the space designated on the ticket and present the winning ticket to any Texas Lottery Retailer. The Texas Lottery Retailer shall verify the claim and, if valid, and upon presentation of proper identification, make payment of the amount due the claimant and physically void the ticket; provided that the Texas Lottery Retailer may, but is not, in some cases, required to pay a $30.00, $100, $200, $300 or $400 ticket. In the event the Texas Lottery Retailer cannot verify the claim, the Texas Lottery Retailer shall provide the claimant with a claim form and instruct the claimant on how to file a claim with the Texas Lottery. If the claim is validated by the Texas Lottery, a check shall be forwarded to the claimant in the amount due. In the event the claim is not validated, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly. A claimant may also claim any of the above prizes under the procedure described in Section 2.3.B and Section 2.3.C of these Game Procedures.

B. To claim a "3-D TIC-TAC-TOE" Instant Game prize of $600, $3,000 or $30,000, the claimant must sign the winning ticket and present it at one of the Texas Lottery's Claim Centers. If the claim is validated by the Texas Lottery, payment will be made to the bearer of the validated winning ticket for that prize upon presentation of proper identification. When paying a prize of $600 or more, the Texas Lottery shall file the appropriate income reporting form with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and shall withhold federal income tax at a rate set by the IRS if required. In the event that the claim is not validated by the Texas Lottery, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly.

C. As an alternative method of claiming a "3-D TIC-TAC-TOE" Instant Game prize, the claimant must sign the winning ticket, thoroughly complete a claim form, and mail both to: Texas Lottery Commission, Post Office Box 16600, Austin, Texas 78761-6600. The risk of sending a ticket remains with the claimant. In the event that the claim is not validated by the Texas Lottery, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly.

D. Prior to payment by the Texas Lottery of any prize, the Texas Lottery shall deduct a sufficient amount from the winnings of a person who has been finally determined to be:

1. delinquent in the payment of a tax or other money collected by the Comptroller, the Texas Workforce Commission, or Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission;

2. delinquent in making child support payments administered or collected by the Attorney General;

3. delinquent in reimbursing the Texas Health and Human Services Commission for a benefit granted in error under the food stamp program or the program of financial assistance under Chapter 31, Human Resources Code;

4. in default on a loan made under Chapter 52, Education Code; or

5. in default on a loan guaranteed under Chapter 57, Education Code.

E. If a person is indebted or owes delinquent taxes to the State, other than those specified in the preceding paragraph, the winnings of a person shall be withheld until the debt or taxes are paid.

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

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

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

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

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

2.5 Payment of Prizes to Persons Under 18. If a person under the age of 18 years is entitled to a cash prize of less than $600 from the "3-D TIC-TAC-TOE" Instant Game, the Texas Lottery shall deliver to an adult member of the minor's family or the minor's guardian a check or warrant in the amount of the prize payable to the order of the minor.

2.6 If a person under the age of 18 years is entitled to a cash prize of more than $600 from the "3-D TIC-TAC-TOE" Instant Game, the Texas Lottery shall deposit the amount of the prize in a custodial bank account, with an adult member of the minor's family or the minor's guardian serving as custodian for the minor.

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

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

3.0 Instant Ticket Ownership.

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

B. The Texas Lottery shall not be responsible for lost or stolen Instant Game tickets and shall not be required to pay on a lost or stolen Instant Game ticket.

4.0 Number and Value of Instant Prizes. There will be approximately 6,000,000 tickets in the Instant Game No. 808. The approximate number and value of prizes in the game are as follows:

Figure 3: GAME NO. 808 - 4.0

A. The actual number of tickets in the game may be increased or decreased at the sole discretion of the Texas Lottery Commission.

5.0 End of the Instant Game. The Executive Director may, at any time, announce a closing date (end date) for the Instant Game No. 808 without advance notice, at which point no further tickets in that game may be sold.

6.0 Governing Law. In purchasing an Instant Game ticket, the player agrees to comply with, and abide by, these Game Procedures for Instant Game No. 808, the State Lottery Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 466), applicable rules adopted by the Texas Lottery pursuant to the State Lottery Act and referenced in 16 TAC Chapter 401, and all final decisions of the Executive Director.

TRD-200701147

Kimberly L. Kiplin

General Counsel

Texas Lottery Commission

Filed: March 23, 2007


Instant Game Number 830 "Instant Bingo"

1.0 Name and Style of Game.

A. The name of Instant Game No. 830 is "INSTANT BINGO." The play style is "bingo with bonus spot."

1.1 Price of Instant Ticket.

A. Tickets for Instant Game No. 830 shall be $2.00 per ticket.

1.2 Definitions in Instant Game No. 830.

A. Display Printing--That area of the instant game ticket outside of the area where the Overprint and Play Symbols appear.

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

C. Play Symbol--The printed data under the latex on the front of the instant ticket that is used to determine eligibility for a prize. Each Play Symbol is printed in Symbol font in black ink in positive except for dual-image games. The possible black play symbols are: B01, B02, B03, B04, B05, B06, B07, B08, B09, B10, B11, B12, B13, B14, B15, I16, I17, I18, I19, I20, I21, I22, I23, I24, I25, I26, I27, I28, I29, I30, N31, N32, N33, N34, N35, N36, N37, N38, N39, N40, N41, N42, N43, N44, N45, G46, G47, G48, G49, G50, G51, G52, G53, G54, G55, G56, G57, G58, G59, G60, O61, O62, O63, O64, O65, O66, O67, O68, O69, O70, O71, O72, O73, O74, O75, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, FREE, TWO, THREE, FIVE, TEN, TWENTY, FIFTY, ONEHUN, TRY and PLAY.

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

Figure 1: GAME NO. 830 - 1.2D

E. Retailer Validation Code--Three (3) letters found under the removable scratch-off covering in the play area, which retailers use to verify and validate instant winners. These three (3) small letters are for validation purposes and cannot be used to play the game. The possible validation codes are:

Figure 2: GAME NO. 830 - 1.2E

Low-tier winning tickets use the required codes listed in Figure 2. Non-winning tickets and high-tier tickets use a non-required combination of the required codes listed in Figure 2 with the exception of ∅, which will only appear on low-tier winners and will always have a slash through it.

F. Serial Number--A unique 13 (thirteen) digit number appearing under the latex scratch-off covering on the front of the ticket. There is a boxed four (4) digit Security Number placed randomly within the Serial Number. The remaining nine (9) digits of the Serial Number are the Validation Number. The Serial Number is positioned beneath the bottom row of play data in the scratched-off play area. The format will be: 0000000000000.

G. Low-Tier Prize--A prize of $2.00, $3.00, $5.00, $10.00, $15.00 or $20.00.

H. Mid-Tier Prize--A prize of $30.00, $50.00, $100, or $500.

I. High-Tier Prize--A prize of $1,000 or $30,000.

J. Bar Code--A 22 (twenty-two) character interleaved two (2) of five (5) bar code which will include a three (3) digit game ID, the seven (7) digit pack number, the three (3) digit ticket number and the nine (9) digit Validation Number. The bar code appears on the back of the ticket.

K. Pack-Ticket Number--A 13 (thirteen) digit number consisting of the three (3) digit game number (830), a seven (7) digit pack number, and a three (3) digit ticket number. Ticket numbers start with 001 and end with 125 within each pack. The format will be: 830-0000001-001.

L. Pack--A pack of "INSTANT BINGO" Instant Game tickets contains 125 tickets, packed in plastic shrink-wrapping and fanfolded in pages of one (1). Ticket 001 will be shown on the front of the pack; the back of ticket 125 will be revealed on the back of the pack. All packs will be tightly shrink-wrapped. There will be no breaks between the tickets in a pack. Every other book will reverse i.e., reverse order will be: the back of ticket 001 will be shown on the front of the pack and the front of ticket 125 will be shown on the back of the pack.

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

N. Ticket or Instant Game Ticket, or Instant Ticket--A Texas Lottery "INSTANT BINGO" Instant Game No. 830 ticket.

2.0 Determination of Prize Winners. The determination of prize winners is subject to the general ticket validation requirements set forth in Texas Lottery Rule, §401.302, Instant Game Rules, these Game Procedures, and the requirements set out on the back of each instant ticket. A prize winner in the "INSTANT BINGO" Instant Game is determined once the latex on the ticket is scratched off to expose 131 (one hundred thirty-one) play symbols. The player must scratch off the CALLER'S CARD area to reveal 24 (twenty-four) Bingo Numbers and six (6) Bonus Numbers. The player must scratch all the Bingo Numbers on CARDS 1 through 4 that match the Bingo Numbers and Bonus Numbers on the CALLER'S CARD. Each CARD has a corresponding prize box. Players win by matching those same numbers on the four Player's Cards. If the player finds a diagonal, vertical or horizontal straight line, the four corners of the grid, or an X pattern, they win a prize according to the legend of the respective playing grid. Examples of play: If a player matches all bingo numbers plus the Free Space in a complete horizontal, vertical or diagonal line pattern in any one card, the player wins prize according to the legend of the respective playing card. If the player matches all bingo numbers in all four (4) corners pattern in any one card, the player wins prize according to the legend of the respective playing card. If the player matches all bingo numbers plus Free Space to make a complete "X" pattern in any one card, the player wins prize according to the legend of the respective playing card. In the Instant Bonus play area, if a player reveals a prize amount, the player wins prize indicated automatically. The player can win up to four times on any ticket but only once on each "card". No portion of the display printing nor any extraneous matter whatsoever shall be usable or playable as a part of the Instant Game.

2.1 Instant Ticket Validation Requirements.

A. To be a valid Instant Game ticket, all of the following requirements must be met:

1. Exactly 131 (one hundred thirty-one) Play Symbols must appear under the latex overprint on the front portion of the ticket;

2. Each of the Play Symbols must have a Play Symbol Caption underneath, unless specified, and each Play Symbol must agree with its Play Symbol Caption;

3. Each of the Play Symbols must be present in its entirety and be fully legible;

4. Each of the Play Symbols must be printed in black ink except for dual image games;

5. The ticket shall be intact;

6. The Serial Number, Retailer Validation Code and Pack-Ticket Number must be present in their entirety and be fully legible;

7. The Serial Number must correspond, using the Texas Lottery's codes, to the Play Symbols on the ticket;

8. The ticket must not have a hole punched through it, be mutilated, altered, unreadable, reconstituted or tampered with in any manner;

9. The ticket must not be counterfeit in whole or in part;

10. The ticket must have been issued by the Texas Lottery in an authorized manner;

11. The ticket must not have been stolen, nor appear on any list of omitted tickets or non-activated tickets on file at the Texas Lottery;

12. The Play Symbols, Serial Number, Retailer Validation Code and Pack-Ticket Number must be right side up and not reversed in any manner;

13. The ticket must be complete and not miscut, and have exactly 131 (one hundred thirty-one) Play Symbols under the latex overprint on the front portion of the ticket, exactly one Serial Number, exactly one Retailer Validation Code, and exactly one Pack-Ticket Number on the ticket;

14. The Serial Number of an apparent winning ticket shall correspond with the Texas Lottery's Serial Numbers for winning tickets, and a ticket with that Serial Number shall not have been paid previously;

15. The ticket must not be blank or partially blank, misregistered, defective or printed or produced in error;

16. Each of the 131 (one hundred thirty-one) Play Symbols must be exactly one of those described in Section 1.2.C of these Game Procedures.

17. Each of the 131 (one hundred thirty-one) Play Symbols on the ticket must be printed in the Symbol font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; the ticket Serial Numbers must be printed in the Serial font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; and the Pack-Ticket Number must be printed in the Pack-Ticket Number font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery;

18. The display printing on the ticket must be regular in every respect and correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; and

19. The ticket must have been received by the Texas Lottery by applicable deadlines.

B. The ticket must pass all additional validation tests provided for in these Game Procedures, the Texas Lottery's Rules governing the award of prizes of the amount to be validated, and any confidential validation and security tests of the Texas Lottery.

C. Any Instant Game ticket not passing all of the validation requirements is void and ineligible for any prize and shall not be paid. However, the Executive Director may, solely at the Executive Director's discretion, refund the retail sales price of the ticket. In the event a defective ticket is purchased, the only responsibility or liability of the Texas Lottery shall be to replace the defective ticket with another unplayed ticket in that Instant Game (or a ticket of equivalent sales price from any other current Instant Lottery game) or refund the retail sales price of the ticket, solely at the Executive Director's discretion.

2.2 Programmed Game Parameters.

A. A ticket will win as indicated by the prize structure.

B. A ticket can win up to four times and only once per Card.

C. Adjacent tickets in a pack will not have identical patterns.

D. There will never be more than one win on a single BINGO CARD.

E. No duplicate numbers will appear on the CALLER'S CARD and BONUS NUMBERS.

F. No duplicate numbers will appear on each individual BINGO CARD.

G. Each CALLER'S CARD will have a minimum of four (4) and a maximum of six (6) numbers from each range per letter. The BONUS NUMBERS will have a minimum of one (1) and a maximum of two (2) numbers for each range per letter.

H. The number range used for each letter will be as follows: B: 01-15; I: 16-30; N: 31-45; G: 46-60; O: 61-75.

I. Each Player's Card on the same ticket must be unique.

J. Instant Bonus Game: The Play area consists of one (1) Play Symbol.

K. Instant Bonus Game: Tickets that do not win in the Bonus Area will display one of the non-winning play symbols.

L. Instant Bonus Game: Winning tickets will display a prize amount: TWO DOLLARS, THREE DOLLARS, FIVE DOLLARS, TEN DOLLARS, TWENTY DOLLARS, FIFTY DOLLARS, OR ONEHUN DOLLARS.

2.3 Procedure for Claiming Prizes.

A. To claim a "INSTANT BINGO" Instant Game prize of $2.00, $3.00, $5.00, $10.00, $15.00, $20.00, $30.00, $50.00, $100, or $500, a claimant shall sign the back of the ticket in the space designated on the ticket and present the winning ticket to any Texas Lottery Retailer. The Texas Lottery Retailer shall verify the claim and, if valid, and upon presentation of proper identification, make payment of the amount due the claimant and physically void the ticket; provided that the Texas Lottery Retailer may, but is not, in some cases, required to pay a $30.00, $50.00, $100, or $500 ticket. In the event the Texas Lottery Retailer cannot verify the claim, the Texas Lottery Retailer shall provide the claimant with a claim form and instruct the claimant on how to file a claim with the Texas Lottery. If the claim is validated by the Texas Lottery, a check shall be forwarded to the claimant in the amount due. In the event the claim is not validated, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly. A claimant may also claim any of the above prizes under the procedure described in Section 2.3.B and Section 2.3.C of these Game Procedures.

B. To claim a "INSTANT BINGO" Instant Game prize of $1,000 or $30,000, the claimant must sign the winning ticket and present it at one of the Texas Lottery's Claim Centers. If the claim is validated by the Texas Lottery, payment will be made to the bearer of the validated winning ticket for that prize upon presentation of proper identification. When paying a prize of $600 or more, the Texas Lottery shall file the appropriate income reporting form with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and shall withhold federal income tax at a rate set by the IRS if required. In the event that the claim is not validated by the Texas Lottery, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly.

C. As an alternative method of claiming a "INSTANT BINGO" Instant Game prize, the claimant must sign the winning ticket, thoroughly complete a claim form, and mail both to: Texas Lottery Commission, Post Office Box 16600, Austin, Texas 78761-6600. The risk of sending a ticket remains with the claimant. In the event that the claim is not validated by the Texas Lottery, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly.

D. Prior to payment by the Texas Lottery of any prize, the Texas Lottery shall deduct a sufficient amount from the winnings of a person who has been finally determined to be:

1. delinquent in the payment of a tax or other money collected by the Comptroller, the Texas Workforce Commission, or Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission;

2. delinquent in making child support payments administered or collected by the Attorney General; or

3. delinquent in reimbursing the Texas Health and Human Services Commission for a benefit granted in error under the food stamp program or the program of financial assistance under Chapter 31, Human Resources Code;

4. in default on a loan made under Chapter 52, Education Code; or

5. in default on a loan guaranteed under Chapter 57, Education Code.

E. If a person is indebted or owes delinquent taxes to the State, other than those specified in the preceding paragraph, the winnings of a person shall be withheld until the debt or taxes are paid.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3.0 Instant Ticket Ownership.

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

B. The Texas Lottery shall not be responsible for lost or stolen Instant Game tickets and shall not be required to pay on a lost or stolen Instant Game ticket.

4.0 Number and Value of Instant Prizes. There will be approximately 30,000,000 tickets in the Instant Game No. 830. The approximate number and value of prizes in the game are as follows:

Figure 3: GAME NO. 830 - 4.0

A. The actual number of tickets in the game may be increased or decreased at the sole discretion of the Texas Lottery Commission.

5.0 End of the Instant Game. The Executive Director may, at any time, announce a closing date (end date) for the Instant Game No. 830 without advance notice, at which point no further tickets in that game may be sold.

6.0 Governing Law. In purchasing an Instant Game ticket, the player agrees to comply with, and abide by, these Game Procedures for Instant Game No. 830, the State Lottery Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 466), applicable rules adopted by the Texas Lottery pursuant to the State Lottery Act and referenced in 16 TAC Chapter 401, and all final decisions of the Executive Director.

TRD-200701148

Kimberly L. Kiplin

General Counsel

Texas Lottery Commission

Filed: March 23, 2007


Public Comment Hearing

A public hearing to receive public comments regarding proposed new 16 TAC §401.307, relating to "Pick 3" On-Line Game Rule; proposed new 16 TAC §401.316, relating to "Daily 4" On-Line Game Rule; and proposed amendments to 16 TAC §401.302, relating to Instant Game Rules will be held on Friday, April 20, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. at the Texas Lottery Commission, Commission Auditorium, First Floor, 611 E. Sixth Street, Austin, Texas 78701. Persons requiring any accommodation for a disability should notify Michelle Guerrero, Executive Assistant to the General Counsel, Texas Lottery Commission at (512) 344-5113 at least 72 hours prior to the public hearing.

TRD-200701168

Kimberly L. Kiplin

General Counsel

Texas Lottery Commission

Filed: March 26, 2007


Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Notice of Availability and Opportunity to Comment

Proposed Modifications to the Statewide Vegetation Management Plan

Pursuant to the requirements of 31 TAC §57.132, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is soliciting public comment from interested parties concerning potential modifications to the TPWD guidance document for the Statewide Vegetation Management Plan (Plan). The Plan is the statewide mechanism providing for the coordination, oversight, guidance, and, where applicable, public notice and enforcement of all activities related to the management of nuisance aquatic vegetation on public bodies of surface water, including, but not limited to, coordination, oversight, public notification, and enforcement of all aquatic herbicide use to protect state fish and wildlife resources and habitat and to prevent unreasonable risk from the use of any aquatic herbicide.

The potential modifications to the Plan are as follows:

1. In Part E, there are procedural changes in how to develop and submit a treatment proposal for aquatic vegetation management activities. For example, treatment proposals should be sent directly to the District Supervisors that manage the lakes in questions.

2. In Appendix F, there are changes in the protocol for the use of triploid grass carp in public water. Public hearing requirements have been modified.

3. There is a new appendix that provides herbicide information in a table.

The entire guidance document may be viewed online at www.tpwd.state.tx.us/landwater/water/environconcerns/nuisance_plants/newguide/.

Comments will be accepted for 60 days following the publication of this notice.

To comment on the potential modifications or to obtain further information on the guidance document, contact Dr. Earl Chilton, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744, (512) 389-4652.

TRD-200701202

Ann Bright

General Counsel

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Filed: March 28, 2007


Public Utility Commission of Texas

Announcement of Application for an Amendment to a State-Issued Certificate of Franchise Authority

The Public Utility Commission of Texas received an application on March 20, 2007, for an amendment to a state-issued certificate of franchise authority (CFA), pursuant to §§66.001 - 66.016 of the Public Utility Regulatory Act (PURA).

Project Title and Number: Application of Time Warner Cable for an Amendment to its State-Issued Certificate of Franchise Authority, Project Number 34032 before the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

Information on the application may be obtained by contacting the Public Utility Commission of Texas by mail at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll free at 1-888-782-8477. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission at (512) 936-7136 or toll free at 1-800-735-2989. All inquiries should reference Project Number 34032.

TRD-200701159

Adriana A. Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: March 23, 2007


Announcement of Application for an Amendment to a State-Issued Certificate of Franchise Authority

The Public Utility Commission of Texas received an application on March 23, 2007, for an amendment to a state-issued certificate of franchise authority (CFA), pursuant to §§66.001 - 66.016 of the Public Utility Regulatory Act (PURA).

Project Title and Number: Application of Friendship Cable of Texas, Inc. d/b/a Suddenlink Communications for an Amendment to its State-Issued Certificate of Franchise Authority, Project Number 34047 before the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

Information on the application may be obtained by contacting the Public Utility Commission of Texas by mail at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll free at 1-888-782-8477. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission at (512) 936-7136 or toll free at 1-800-735-2989. All inquiries should reference Project Number 34047.

TRD-200701188

Adriana A. Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: March 27, 2007


Announcement of Application for an Amendment to a State-Issued Certificate of Franchise Authority

The Public Utility Commission of Texas received an application on March 20, 2007, for an amendment to a state-issued certificate of franchise authority (CFA), pursuant to §§66.001 - 66.016 of the Public Utility Regulatory Act (PURA).

Project Title and Number: Application of Time Warner Cable for an Amendment to its State-Issued Certificate of Franchise Authority, Project Number 34055 before the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

Information on the application may be obtained by contacting the Public Utility Commission of Texas by mail at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll free at 1-888-782-8477. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission at (512) 936-7136 or toll free at 1-800-735-2989. All inquiries should reference Project Number 34055.

TRD-200701193

Adriana A. Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: March 27, 2007


Notice of Application for Amendment to Certificated Service Area Boundary

Notice is given to the public of an application filed on March 29, 2007, with the Public Utility Commission of Texas, for an amendment to a certificated service area boundary in Collin County, Texas.

Docket Style and Number: Application of AT&T Texas to Amend a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity for a Minor Boundary Amendment between the Prosper and Frisco Exchanges. Docket Number 34024.

The Application: The minor boundary amendment is being filed to transfer a small portion of the serving area from the Prosper exchange to the Frisco exchange of AT&T. This amendment will allow AT&T to serve a proposed new subdivision entirely from the Frisco exchange.

Persons wishing to comment on the action sought or intervene should contact the Public Utility Commission of Texas by April 13, 2007, by mail at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll-free at 1-888-782-8477. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission at (512) 936-7136 or use Relay Texas (toll-free) 1-800-735-2989. All comments should reference Docket Number 34024.

TRD-200701143

Adriana A. Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: March 22, 2007


Notice of Application for Amendment to Certificated Service Area Boundary

Notice is given to the public of an application filed on March 22, 2007 with the Public Utility Commission of Texas, for an amendment to a certificated service area boundary in Gillespie County, Texas.

Docket Style and Number: Application of Hill Country Telephone Cooperative, Inc. for an Amendment to a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity for a Service Area Boundary within Gillespie County, Texas. Docket Number 34046.

The Application: The minor boundary amendment is being filed to add uncertified territory within Gillespie County, Texas.

Persons wishing to comment on the action sought or intervene should contact the Public Utility Commission of Texas by April 13, 2007, by mail at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll-free at 1-888-782-8477. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission at (512) 936-7136 or use Relay Texas (toll-free) 1-800-735-2989. All comments should reference Docket Number 34046.

TRD-200701191

Adriana A. Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: March 27, 2007


Notice of Application for Certificate of Convenience and Necessity for a Proposed Transmission Line in Wilson County, Texas

Notice is given to the public of the filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) an application on March 22, 2007, for a certificate of convenience and necessity for a proposed transmission line in Wilson County, Texas

Docket Style and Number: Application of Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc. to Amend a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity for a 138kv Transmission Line Wilson to Sutherland Springs in Wilson County, Texas. Docket Number 33940.

The Application: The application of Guadalupe Valley Country Electric Cooperative, Inc. (GVEC) for a proposed transmission line is designated the Wilson to Sutherland Springs Transmission Line. In order to improve customer delivery point voltages and enhance transmission system reliability, GVEC with assistance from the Floresville Electric Light and Power System, will construct additions and modification to its transmission system. The miles of right-of-way for this project will be approximately 9 miles (preferred route). The estimated date to energize facilities is January 2009.

Persons wishing to intervene or comment on the action sought should contact the Public Utility Commission of Texas by mail at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll-free at 1-888-782-8477. The deadline for intervention in this proceeding is May 6, 2007. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission at (512) 936-7136 or use Relay Texas (toll-free) 1-800-735-2989. All comments should reference Docket Number 33940.

TRD-200701189

Adriana A. Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: March 27, 2007


Notice of Application 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 March 19, 2007, for a service provider certificate of operating authority (SPCOA), pursuant to §§54.151 - 54.156 of the Public Utility Regulatory Act (PURA).

Docket Title and Number: Application of Mobilitie, LLC for a Service Provider Certificate of Operating Authority, Docket Number 34023 before the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

Applicant intends to provide RF transport services for business subscribers.

Applicant's requested SPCOA geographic area includes the entire State of Texas.

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 by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll free at 1-888-782-8477 no later than April 11, 2007. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission at (512) 936-7136 or toll free at 1-800-735-2989. All comments should reference Docket Number 34023.

TRD-200701142

Adriana A. Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: March 22, 2007


Notice of Application 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 March 20, 2007, for a service provider certificate of operating authority (SPCOA), pursuant to §§54.151 - 54.156 of the Public Utility Regulatory Act (PURA).

Docket Title and Number: Application of Bandwidth.com CLEC, LLC for a Service Provider Certificate of Operating Authority, Docket Number 34030 before the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

Applicant intends to provide plain old telephone service, and long distance services.

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

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 by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll free at 1-888-782-8477 no later than April 11, 2007. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission at (512) 936-7136 or toll free at 1-800-735-2989. All comments should reference Docket Number 34030.

TRD-200701144

Adriana A. Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: March 22, 2007


Notice of Application 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 March 23, 2007, for a service provider certificate of operating authority (SPCOA), pursuant to §§54.151 - 54.156 of the Public Utility Regulatory Act (PURA).

Docket Title and Number: Application of Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency Network for a Service Provider Certificate of Operating Authority, Docket Number 34049 before the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

Applicant intends to provide 9-1-1 database services.

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

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 by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll free at 1-888-782-8477 no later than April 11, 2007. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission at (512) 936-7136 or toll free at 1-800-735-2989. All comments should reference Docket Number 34049.

TRD-200701192

Adriana A. Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: March 27, 2007


Notice of Application to Amend a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity for a Proposed Transmission Line in Caldwell, Guadalupe, Hays, Travis and Williamson Counties, Texas

Notice is given to the public of the filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) an application on March 20, 2007, to amend a certificate of convenience and necessity for a proposed transmission line in Caldwell, Guadalupe, Hays, Travis and Williamson Counties, Texas.

Docket Style and Number: Application of LCRA Transmission Services Corporation to Amend its Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (CCN) for a 345-kV Transmission Line in Caldwell, Guadalupe, Hays, Travis and Williamson Counties, Texas. Docket Number 33978.

The Application: The application of LCRA Transmission Services Corporation (LCRA TSC) for a proposed transmission line designated as the Clear Springs/Zorn to Hutto Transmission Line Project. LCRA TSC stated that the proposed transmission line is the result of a coordinated regional planning process directed by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) to address both the reliability of service requirements, and ongoing and anticipated transmission congestion in the Central Texas area. The miles of right-of-way for this project will be approximately 85 miles (preferred route). The estimated date to energize facilities is August 2011.

Persons wishing to intervene or comment on the action sought should contact the Public Utility Commission of Texas by mail at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll-free at 1-888-782-8477. The deadline for intervention in this proceeding is May 4, 2007. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission at (512) 936-7136 or use Relay Texas (toll-free) 1-800-735-2989. All comments should reference Docket Number 33978.

TRD-200701141

Adriana A. Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: March 22, 2007


Notice of Application to Amend Certificated Service Area Boundaries in Maverick County, Texas

Notice is given to the public of the filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas of an application on March 21, 2007, for an amendment to certificated service area boundaries within Maverick County, Texas.

Docket Style and Number: Joint Application of Rio Grande Electric Cooperative, Inc. and AEP Texas Central Company to Amend a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity within Maverick County, Texas. Docket Number 34036.

The Application: Rio Grande Electric Cooperative, Inc. and AEP Texas Central Company request a service area boundary amendment to allow agreement on provision of electric utility service to Lewis Farm Estates Unit Nos. 4 and 5 residential subdivision. An agreement on the division of the subdivision will allow both utilities to maximize the utilization of their respective distribution infrastructure.

Persons wishing to comment on the action sought or intervene should contact the Public Utility Commission of Texas no later than April 13, 2007 by mail at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll-free at 1-888-782-8477. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission at (512) 936-7136 or use Relay Texas (toll-free) 1-800-735-2989. All comments should reference Docket Number 34036.

TRD-200701190

Adriana A. Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: March 27, 2007


Notice of Intent to File LRIC Study Pursuant to P.U.C. Substantive Rule §26.214

Notice is given to the public of the filing on March 20, 2007, with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission), a notice of intent to file a long run incremental cost (LRIC) study pursuant to P.U.C. Substantive Rule §26.214. The Applicant will file the LRIC study on or about April 2, 2007.

Docket Title and Number: Application of Central Telephone Company of Texas, doing business as Embarq, for four new transmission speeds associated with Enhanced Frame Relay Service Pursuant to P.U.C. Substantive Rule §26.214, Docket Number 34028.

Any party that demonstrates a justiciable interest may file with the administrative law judge, written comments or recommendations concerning the LRIC study referencing Docket Number 34028. Written comments or recommendations should be filed no later than 45 days after the date of a sufficient study and should be filed at the Public Utility Commission of Texas, by mail at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll free at 1-888-782-8477. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may contact the commission at (512) 936-7136 or toll free at 1-800-735-2989. All comments should reference Docket Number 34028.

TRD-200701157

Adriana A. Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: March 23, 2007


Notice of Intent to File LRIC Study Pursuant to P.U.C. Substantive Rule §26.214

Notice is given to the public of the filing on March 20, 2007, with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission), a notice of intent to file a long run incremental cost (LRIC) study pursuant to P.U.C. Substantive Rule §26.214. The Applicant will file the LRIC study on or about April 2, 2007.

Docket Title and Number: Application of United Telephone Company of Texas, Inc., doing business as Embarq, for four new transmission speeds associated with Enhanced Frame Relay Service Pursuant to P.U.C. Substantive Rule §26.214, Docket Number 34029.

Any party that demonstrates a justiciable interest may file with the administrative law judge, written comments or recommendations concerning the LRIC study referencing Docket Number 34029. Written comments or recommendations should be filed no later than 45 days after the date of a sufficient study and should be filed at the Public Utility Commission of Texas, by mail at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll free at 1-888-782-8477. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may contact the commission at (512) 936-7136 or toll free at 1-800-735-2989. All comments should reference Docket Number 34029.

TRD-200701158

Adriana A. Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: March 23, 2007


Requests for Proposals to Provide Workforce Analysis Services

The Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission or PUCT) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for major consulting services. The consultant will assist the PUCT by providing a workforce analysis of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). This RFP is being undertaken pursuant to the commission's statutory responsibility as provided for in the Public Utility Regulatory Act (PURA) §39.151(d) and (d-1).

To be considered, the proposals must arrive at the PUCT on or before the deadline stated on the RFP. This deadline is available on the PUCT website (www.puc.state.tx.us). The vendor must be prepared to begin providing services on or around Friday, May 18, 2007.

Entities that meet the definition of a historically underutilized business (HUB), as defined in Chapter 2161, Texas Government Code, §2161.001, are encouraged to submit a proposal or to submit a proposal jointly with a non-HUB entity.

Project Description. The Contractor will provide a review, analysis, and assessment of the workforce at the ERCOT. The Contractor will undertake, but is not limited to, the following tasks:

* review and evaluate current organizational design and effectiveness;

* review and evaluate current performance measurement goals and achievement, including the appropriateness of the chosen measures;

* review and evaluate current workforce staffing, including staffing levels, staffing mix, and retention and recruitment for non-executive positions;

* review and evaluate ERCOT's use of contract workers, including changes in percentage of the total workforce over time, use in filling professional and non-professional positions, extent to which contracting is planned, and cost compared to employees;

* evaluate whether the current organizational structure and workforce, including the mix of employees and contract workers, are appropriate for ERCOT's mission and responsibilities; and

* recommend specific changes for areas that are not effective, including a timeline by which changes should be accomplished.

Selection Criteria. The PUCT shall make the selection and award on the basis of the proposer's demonstrated knowledge, competence, and qualifications to provide the services outlined in Attachment A of the RFP as evidenced by:

* proposer's description of its plan to provide the services, understanding of the issues related to this engagement, and understanding of the scope of this engagement;

* proposer's previous history, if any, working with the PUCT;

* whether proposer is a HUB or a business affiliation that includes a HUB;

* issues related to conflicts of interest, if any; and

* on the reasonableness of the proposed fee.

All other factors being equal, preference will be given to a proposer whose principal place of business is in the state or who will manage the consulting contract wholly from an office in the state.

Requesting the Proposal. A complete copy of the RFP may be obtained by written request to Ben Delamater, Purchaser, Public Utility Commission of Texas, William B. Travis Building, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701, or by fax (512) 936-7058, or by e-mail ben.delamater@puc.state.tx.us. You may also download the RFP from the PUC website www.puc.state.tx.us, by choosing "Procurement/HUB" from the menu on the right, and from the Electronic State Business Daily website at http://esbd.tbpc.state.tx.us.

Deadline for Receipt of Proposals. Proposals must be received on or before the deadline, stated on the RFP, in the Public Utility Commission of Texas Central Records Division. Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered. Proposals may be received in Central Records between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on holidays. In determining the time and date of receipt, the commission will rely solely on the time/date stamp of Central Records.

TRD-200701156

Adriana A. Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: March 23, 2007


Texas Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities

Notice of Award

The Texas Building and Procurement Commission (TBPC), on behalf of the Texas Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities (TCPPD), announces the award of a contract for Central Non-Profit Agency Services as solicited in Request for Proposal #303-7-10740. The contract has been awarded to TIBH Industries, Incorporated by vote of the TCPPD at its quarterly meeting held on March 23, 2007.

For further information contact TBPC Statewide Procurement, Attention: David Bennett, fax: (512) 236-6161, e-mail: david.bennett@tbpc.state.tx.us or through the Electronic State Business Daily: http://esbd.tbpc.state.tx.us/. Then enter Req. No. "303-7-10740" in the blank provided and click FIND.

TRD-200701160

Ingrid K. Hansen

General Counsel, Texas Building and Procurement Commission

Texas Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities

Filed: March 23, 2007


Texas Department of Transportation

Aviation Division - Request for Proposal for Aviation Engineering Services

The Town of Pecos City, through its agent the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), intends to engage an aviation professional engineering firm for services pursuant to Government Code, Chapter 2254, Subchapter A. TxDOT Aviation Division will solicit and receive proposals for professional aviation engineering design services described below:

Airport Sponsor: Town of Pecos City, Pecos Municipal Airport. TxDOT CSJ No.:0706PECOS. Scope: Provide engineering/design services to rehabilitate terminal apron pavement near refueling pad, replace existing electrical cable run from vault to RW 9-27, replace existing MIRL RW 14-32 and recondition existing airport tetrahedron.

The DBE goal is set at 6%. TxDOT Project Manager is Charles Graham.

To assist in your proposal preparation the most recent Airport Layout Plan, 5010 drawing, and project description are available online at www.dot.state.tx.us/avn/avninfo/notice/consult/index.htm by selecting "Pecos Municipal Airport".

Interested firms shall utilize the latest version of Form AVN-550, titled "Aviation Engineering Services Proposal". The form may be requested from TxDOT Aviation Division, 125 E. 11th Street, Austin, Texas 78701-2483, phone number, 1-800-68-PILOT (74568). The form may be emailed by request or downloaded from the TxDOT web site, URL address http://www.dot.state.tx.us/forms/aviation/550.doc . The form may not be altered in any way. All printing must be in black on white paper, except for the optional illustration page. Firms must carefully follow the instructions provided on each page of the form. Proposals may not exceed the number of pages in the proposal format. The proposal format consists of seven pages of data plus two optional pages consisting of an illustration page and a proposal summary page. Proposals shall be stapled but not bound in any other fashion. PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN ANY OTHER FORMAT. ATTENTION: To ensure utilization of the latest version of Form AVN-550, firms are encouraged to download Form AVN-550 from the TxDOT website as addressed above. Utilization of Form AVN-550 from a previous download may not be the exact same format. Form AVN-550 is an MS Word Template.

Please note:

Six completed, unfolded copies of Form AVN-550 must be received by TxDOT Aviation Division at 150 E. Riverside Drive, 5th Floor, South Tower, Austin, Texas 78704 no later than May 4, 4:00 p.m. Electronic facsimiles or forms sent by email will not be accepted. Please mark the envelope of the forms to the attention of Edie Stimach.

The consultant selection committee will be composed of Aviation Division staff and one local government member. The final selection by the committee will generally be made following the completion of review of proposals. The committee will review all proposals and rate and rank each. The criteria for evaluating engineering proposals can be found at http://www.dot.state.tx.us/services/aviation/consultant.htm . All firms will be notified and the top rated firm will be contacted to begin fee negotiations. The selection committee does, however, reserve the right to conduct interviews for the top rated firms if the committee deems it necessary. If interviews are conducted, selection will be made following interviews.

If there are any procedural questions, please contact Edie Stimach, Grant Manager, or Charles Graham, Project Manager, for technical questions at 1-800-68-PILOT (74568).

TRD-200701173

Bob Jackson

General Counsel

Texas Department of Transportation

Filed: March 26, 2007


Notice of Intent - Environmental Impact Statement

Pursuant to Title 43, Texas Administrative Code, §2.12(d) concerning environmental impact statements (EISs), the Texas Department of Transportation (department) issues this revised Notice of Intent (NOI) to advise the public concerning the proposed US 181 Harbor Bridge replacement/State Highway (SH) 286 (Crosstown Expressway) improvement highway project in Nueces County, Texas. The project and study limits described in the May 27, 2005, NOI have been expanded.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), in cooperation with the department, is preparing an EIS for a proposal to replace the existing US 181 Harbor Bridge and construct improvements to SH 286. The proposed improvements described in the original NOI would involve replacement of the existing Harbor Bridge and approaches where US 181 crosses the Corpus Christi Ship Channel for a roadway distance of approximately 2.25 miles. The proposed roadway is listed in the Corpus Christi Metropolitan Transportation Plan Fiscal Year 2007-2030 that was approved on December 7, 2006. Since the original NOI was published the project and study limits have been expanded to accommodate added capacity that may include managed lanes or various tolling strategies.

The project limits are defined as the limits of the schematic design. The new project limits are as follows: the northern limit is the US 181 and Beach Avenue interchange located north of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel but south of the Nueces Bay Causeway; the southern limit is the SH 286 and SH 358 (South Padre Island Drive) interchange; the eastern limit is the Interstate Highway (IH) 37/US 181 intersection with Shoreline Boulevard; and the western limit is the IH 37 and Nueces Bay Boulevard interchange. The new project limits total approximately 7.5 miles in length from north to south along US 181 and SH 286, and 2.1 miles in length from east to west along IH 37.

The study limits are defined as the limits of potential impacts from the proposed action. The new study limits are as follows: the northern limit is the US 181 and SH 35 interchange just south of Gregory; the southern limit is the SH 286 and SH 358 (South Padre Island Drive) interchange; the eastern limit is Shoreline Boulevard; and the western limit is the IH 37 and SH 358 (North Padre Island Drive) interchange.

The proposed Harbor Bridge and SH 286 improvements are based on several needs: safety concerns, lack of capacity, connectivity to local roadways, poor level of service, and increasing traffic demand. In addition to those needs, the bridge's existing structure also has deficiencies, including high maintenance costs and shipping height restrictions. The improvements to both the Harbor Bridge and SH 286 will address the structural deficiencies and improve safety, connectivity, and level of service

Alternatives under consideration include: (1) taking no action, and (2) replacing the existing US 181 Harbor Bridge and approach roads, including SH 286, with a facility that meets current highway standards. A Feasibility Study completed in 2003 evaluated four corridor alternatives along existing alignments--new alignments and a No-build alternative--resulting in the identification of a recommended study corridor for the bridge replacement component. Capacity improvements and interchange design alternatives will be evaluated along the SH 286 corridor. A reasonable number of alignment alternatives will be identified and evaluated in the EIS, as well as the No-build Alternative, based on input from federal, state, and local agencies, as well as private organizations and concerned citizens. Alternative designs and funding alternatives will include tolling options or new managed lanes.

Impacts caused by the construction and operation of the proposed improvements would vary according to the selected alignment. Impacts generally would include the following: impacts to residences and businesses, including potential relocation; impacts to parkland; transportation impacts (construction detours, construction traffic, and mobility improvement); air and noise impacts from construction equipment and operation of the roadway; social and economic impacts, including impacts to minority and low-income residences; impacts to historic cultural resources; endangered and threatened species and impacts to waters of the U.S. including wetlands from right-of-way encroachment; and potential indirect and cumulative impacts.

A letter that describes the proposed action and a request for comments will be sent to appropriate federal, state, and local agencies, and to private organizations and citizens who have previously expressed interest in the proposal. In conjunction with the Feasibility Study completed in June 2003, the department developed a public involvement plan, sponsored three citizens' advisory committee (CAC) meetings, held two public meetings, and distributed two newsletters. Initial agency and public scoping meetings were held in June 2005.

An additional scoping meeting will be held for representatives from various cooperating agencies. The meeting will be at the department's Corpus Christi District Office, located at 1701 South Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, Texas, on Thursday May 17, 2007 at 1:30 PM. The department staff will describe the revised limit of the project area, introduce project team members, obtain comments pertaining to the scope of the EIS, identify important issues, set goals, and respond to questions.

An additional scoping meeting will be held for the public. The meeting will be held at Oveal Williams Senior Activity Center, located at 1414 Martin Luther King Drive, Corpus Christi, Texas, at 5:30 PM on Thursday May 17, 2007.

All interested citizens are encouraged to attend these meetings. Maps of the study area will be displayed at the meetings. A scoping meeting is an opportunity for participating agencies, cooperating agencies, and the public to be involved in defining the need and purpose for the proposed project, and to assist in determining the range of alternatives for consideration in the Draft EIS. A continuing public involvement program will include a project mailing list, project website, project newsletters, and numerous informal meetings with interested citizens and stakeholders.

A public hearing will be held after the publication of the Draft EIS. Public notice will be given of the time and place of the hearing, and the Draft EIS will be available for public and agency review and comment prior to the hearing.

Agency Contact: Comments or questions concerning this proposed action and the EIS should be directed to Paula Sales-Evans, P.E., Texas Department of Transportation, Director of Transportation Planning and Development, Corpus Christi District, 1701 South Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, Texas 78416; phone (361) 808-2222.

TRD-200701134

Bob Jackson

General Counsel

Texas Department of Transportation

Filed: March 22, 2007


Notice of Request for Proposal - New Freedom Transportation Projects for Services Targeted to Individuals with Disabilities

The Texas Department of Transportation (department) announces a Request for Proposal (RFP) for transportation projects for services targeted to individuals with disabilities. New Freedom program funds are available for capital and operating expenses that support new public transportation services beyond those required by the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA) and new public transportation alternatives beyond those required by the ADA designed to assist individuals with disabilities with accessing transportation services, including transportation to and from jobs and employment support services. Both new public transportation services and new public transportation alternatives are required to go beyond the requirements of the ADA and must (1) be targeted toward individuals with disabilities; and (2) meet the intent of the program by removing barriers to transportation and assisting persons with disabilities with transportation, including transportation to and from jobs and employment services.

The project will be funded through the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) New Freedom Program (NF), 42 U.S.C. §5317, and will be administered by the department in compliance with departments rules, published at 43 Texas Administrative Code §31.18. The RFP is available in electronic and printed format from the department. See "To Obtain a Copy of the RFP" later in this notice.

Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants include local governmental authorities, private nonprofit organizations, operators of public transportation services, and private for-profit operators of public transportation services.

Availability of Funds: A maximum of $2,466,674 ($1,396,426 for areas 50,000 to 199,999 population and $1,070,248 for areas less than 50,000 in population) is available from FY 06 to fund the competitively selected NF proposals requested by this RFP. An applicant may request up to three year's of funding for the project. The department anticipates the project period to be from September 1, 2007 to August 31, 2010.

Program Goal: The department's goal in administering the NF program is to provide new or improved public transportation services and alternatives, beyond the requirements of the ADA, to assist individuals with disabilities. To achieve this goal, the department's objectives are to:

(1) promote the development and maintenance of a network of transportation services and alternatives, beyond the requirements of the ADA, for persons with disabilities throughout the state, in partnership with local officials, public and private non-profit agencies, and operators of public transportation services;

(2) fully integrate the NF program with other federal, state, and local resources and programs that are designed to serve similar populations;

(3) foster the development of local, coordinated public and human service transportation service plans from which NF projects are derived;

(4) improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and safety of NF project providers through the provision of technical assistance; and

(5) include private sector operators in the overall plan to provide NF program transportation services for persons with disabilities.

Eligible Projects: Eligible types of projects have been defined by the Texas Transportation Commission in accordance with FTA guidelines, other laws and regulations, and in consultation with members of the public transportation industry, see 43 Texas Administrative Code §31.18. These include projects for local administration, capital projects, and operating assistance.

Examples of new public transportation service projects "beyond ADA" include:

1) providing paratransit services beyond minimum requirements (3/4 mile to either side of a fixed route) for a transit provider operating fixed route service;

2) making accessibility improvements to existing transit and intermodal stations not designated as key stations; for example, adding an elevator or ramps, detectable warnings, or improving signage;

3) building an accessible path to a bus stop that is currently inaccessible, including curbcuts, sidewalks, pedestrian signals, or other accessible features;

4) implementing technology improvements that enhance accessibility for persons with disabilities;

5) implementing "same day" paratransit services; and

6) otherwise facilitating or providing transportation services beyond ADA requirements, including transportation to and from employment and employment-related destinations.

Examples of new public transportation alternatives "beyond ADA" include:

1) purchasing vehicles and supporting accessible taxi, ride-sharing, and vanpooling programs;

2) supporting voucher programs for transportation services offered by human service providers;

3) supporting volunteer driver and aide programs;

4) acquiring transportation services by a contract, lease, or other arrangement;

5) supporting mobility management and coordination programs among public transportation providers and other human service agencies providing transportation;

6) new feeder service (transit service that provides access) to commuter rail, commuter bus, or intercity rail and intercity bus stations, for which complementary paratransit service is not required under the ADA;

7) new training programs for individual users on awareness, knowledge, and skills of public and alternative transportation options available in their communities. This includes travel instruction and travel training services; and

8) otherwise facilitating or providing new transportation services for persons with disabilities, including transportation to and from employment and employment-related destinations.

Review and Award Criteria: Each application will first be screened for completeness and timeliness. Proposals that are deemed incomplete or arrive after the deadline will not be reviewed. Proposals will be evaluated against a matrix of criteria and then prioritized. Subject to available funding, the department is placing no preconditions on the number or on the types of projects to be selected for funding. During the evaluation phase of each proposal, the department reserves the right to conduct formal negotiations pertaining to a proposer's initial responses, project, and prices. An approximate balance in funding awarded to the two types of projects, or an approximate geographic balance of selected projects, may be seen as appropriate, depending on the proposals that are received. The department may consider these additional criteria when recommending prioritized projects to the Texas Transportation Commission.

Key Dates and Deadlines:

May 1, 2007. Statewide Pre-Proposal Video Teleconference. Beginning at 1:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time at department district offices. Please notify the appropriate department district three days prior to the event if you plan to attend.

May 4, 2007. Written questions about the proposal are due.

May 11, 2007. Written responses to questions posted on the department's Public Transportation Division website at http://www.dot.state.tx.us/services/public_transportation/default.htm

June 22, 2007. Deadline for receipt of proposals is 5:00 p.m. Proposals prepared according to instructions in the RFP package must be received by Texas Department of Transportation, Public Transportation Division, 150 East Riverside Drive, Austin, Texas 78704 by 5:00 p.m.

July 13, 2007. Target date for the department to complete the evaluation, prioritization, and negotiation of proposals.

July 26, 2007. Target date for presentation of project selection recommendations to the Texas Transportation Commission for action.

September 1, 2007. Target date for all project grant agreements to be executed, with approved scopes of work and calendars of work.

To Obtain a Copy of the RFP: A copy of the RFP is available from the Public Transportation Division on-line under the heading "New Freedom Request for Proposal" at:

http://www.dot.state.tx.us/services/public_transportation/default.htm

Interested parties should download the Request for Proposal. For paper copies of the Request for Proposal, interested parties may also contact Kris Dudley, Texas Department of Transportation, Public Transportation Division, 125 East 11th Street, Austin, Texas 78701-2483, (512) 416-2829.

TRD-200701172

Bob Jackson

General Counsel

Texas Department of Transportation

Filed: March 26, 2007


Public Notice - Aviation

Pursuant to Transportation Code, §21.111, and Title 43, Texas Administrative Code, §30.209, the Texas Department of Transportation conducts public hearings to receive comments from interested parties concerning proposed approval of various aviation projects.

For information regarding actions and times for aviation public hearings, please go to the following web site:

www.txdot.gov/about_us/public_hearings_and_meetings/aviation.htm.

Or visit www.txdot.gov, click on Citizen, click on Public Hearings, and then click on Aviation.

Or contact Joyce Moulton, Aviation Division, 150 East Riverside, Austin, Texas 78704, (512) 416-4501 or 1-800-68-PILOT.

TRD-200701182

Bob Jackson

General Counsel

Texas Department of Transportation

Filed: March 27, 2007