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TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND PRELIMINARY DECISION FOR TPDES PERMIT FOR MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER RENEWAL PERMIT NO. WQ0011039001 APPLICATION AND PRELIMINARY DECISION. City of Meadows Place, 1 Troyan Drive, Meadows Place, Texas 77477, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for a renewal of TPDES Permit No. WQ0011039001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at an annual average flow not to exceed 1,500,000 gallons per day. TCEQ received this application on May 31, 2012. The facility is located at 11936 1/2 Monticeto Lane, Meadows Place, approximately 5,000 feet west of the Southwest Freeway (U.S. Highway 59 ) and 1,000 feet south of Keegans Bayou on the Harris County-Fort Bend County line in Fort Bend County, Texas 77477. The treated effluent is discharged to Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) ditch D118-08-00; thence to Keegans Bayou; thence to Brays Bayou; thence to Houston Ship Channel/Buffalo Bayou Tidal in Segment No. 1007 of the San Jacinto River Basin. The unclassified receiving water uses are minimal aquatic life use for HCFCD ditch D118-08-00 and limited aquatic life use for Keegans Bayou. The designated uses for Segment No. 1007 are industrial water supply and navigation. The TCEQ Executive Director has completed the technical review of the application and prepared a draft permit. The draft permit, if approved, would establish the conditions under which the facility must operate. The Executive Director has made a preliminary decision that this permit, if issued, meets all statutory and regulatory requirements. The permit application, Executive Director’s preliminary decision, and draft permit are available for viewing and copying at Meadows Place City Hall, 1 Troyan Drive, Meadows Place, Texas. This link to an electronic map of the site or facility’s general location is provided as a public courtesy and not part of the application or notice. For exact location, refer to application. h t t p : / / w w w. t c e q . t e x a s . g o v / a s s e t s / p u b l i c / h b 6 1 0 / i n d e x . h t m l ? l a t = 2 9 . 6 5 5 8 8 7 & l n g = 95.58585&zoom=13&type=r PUBLIC COMMENT / PUBLIC MEETING. You may submit public comments or request a public meeting about this application. The purpose of a public meeting is to provide the opportunity to submit comments or to ask questions about the application. TCEQ holds a public meeting if the Executive Director determines that there is a significant degree of public interest in the application or if requested by a local legislator. A public meeting is not a contested case hearing. OPPORTUNITY FOR A CONTESTED CASE HEARING. After the deadline for submitting public comments, the Executive Director will consider all timely comments and prepare a response to all relevant and material, or significant public comments. Unless the application is directly referred for a contested case hearing, the response to comments will be mailed to everyone who submitted public comments and to those persons who are on the mailing list for this application. If comments are received, the mailing will also provide instructions for requesting a contested case hearing or reconsideration of the Executive Director’s decision. A contested case hearing is a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in a state district court. TO REQUEST A CONTESTED CASE HEARING, YOU MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS IN YOUR REQUEST: your name; address, phone number; applicant’s name and permit number; the location and distance of your property/activities relative to the facility; a specific description of how you would be adversely affected by the facility in a way not common to the general public; and the statement “I/ we request a contested case hearing.” If the request for contested case hearing is filed on behalf of a group or association, the request must designate the group’s representative for receiving future correspondence; identify an individual member of the group who would be adversely affected by the proposed facility or activity; provide the information discussed above regarding the affected member’s location and distance from the facility or activity; explain how and why the member would be affected; and explain how the interests the group seeks to protect are germane to the group’s purpose. Following the close of all applicable comment and request periods, the Executive Director will forward the application and any requests for reconsideration or for a contested case hearing to the TCEQ Commissioners for their consideration at a scheduled Commission meeting. The Commission will only grant a contested case hearing on disputed issues of fact that are relevant and material to the Commission’s decision on the application. Further, the Commission will only grant a hearing on issues that were raised in timely filed comments that were not subsequently withdrawn. TCEQ may act on an application to renew a permit for discharge of wastewater without providing an opportunity for a contested case hearing if certain criteria are met. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ACTION. The Executive Director may issue final approval of the application unless a timely contested case hearing request or request for reconsideration is filed. If a timely hearing request or request for reconsideration is filed, the Executive Director will not issue final approval of the permit and will forward the application and request to the TCEQ Commissioners for their consideration at a scheduled Commission meeting. MAILING LIST. If you submit public comments, a request for a contested case hearing or a reconsideration of the Executive Director’s decision, you will be added to the mailing list for this specific application to receive future public notices mailed by the Office of the Chief Clerk. In addition, you may request to be placed on: (1) the permanent mailing list for a specific applicant name and permit number; and/or (2) the mailing list for a specific county. If you wish to be placed on the permanent and/or the county mailing list, clearly specify which list(s) and send your request to TCEQ Office of the Chief Clerk at the address below. All written public comments and public meeting requests must be submitted to the Office of the Chief Clerk, MC 105, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, TX 787113087 or electronically at www.tceq.texas.gov/about/comments.html within 30 days fromthe date of newspaper publication of this notice. AGENCY CONTACTS AND INFORMATION. If you need more information about this permit application or the permitting process, please call the TCEQ Public Education Program, Toll Free, at 1-800-687-4040. Si desea información en Español, puede llamar al 1-800-687-4040. General information about the TCEQ can be found at our web site at www.TCEQ.texas.gov. Further information may also be obtained from City of Meadows Place at the address stated above or by calling Ms. Elaine Herff at 281 983-2931. Issuance Date: September 19, 2012

jobs and capital investment. The website now includes a comprehensive set of easily accessible economic development information such as demographics, available properties, research reports, site selection data, incentives, partner agencies and community/ quality of life amenities.   The site also highlights the city’s major corporate businesses and top employers. “Developing a worldclass economic development website is a challenging project,” said Director of Economic Development

Regina Morales.  “This site reflects the thinking and efforts of the city’s Economic Development team, as well as our commitment to being open and accessible to the businesses, citizens, developers, site selectors and other business prospects that we work with daily. “This site will significantly increase our ability to provide detailed and accurate information that is critical to decision makers.” Enhancements to the website include: • improved navigation allowing visitors to quickly

find information in a more organized format; • enhanced downloads that enable the use of a site “cart” to save reports and charts into printable formats; • a GIS tool to improve efficiency and access to a wide range of layers and information; and • upgraded collateral such as new brochures and community summaries with updated brand elements and updated 2012 Census information. For more information on doing business in Sugar Land, contact Morales at (281) 275-2229.

Attend a Missouri City citywide crime prevention meeting November 14 The Missouri City Police Department will host a citywide crime prevention meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 14, to help curb crime rates during the upcoming holiday season—the time of year, statistically, when police see a spike in certain offenses. The meeting will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, 3849 Cartwright Rd.

Sgt. Philip Enghlishbee will host the event, which will feature presentations from Police Community Liaison Officer Evett Kelly, and members of the Burglary and Auto Theft and Gang Task Forces. Sgt. Enghlishbee will discuss home and personal safety tips and the City’s proactive crime-prevention programs. The forum was planned to

further help citizens protect their families and property as Police generally see an increase in the following crimes during the holiday season: thefts, burglaries, criminal mischief and assault. To learn about the City’s prevention programs, visit the website: www.missouricitytx. gov and watch Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast and Ch. 99 on AT&T U-verse).

Golfing ladies of Quail Valley donates $12,620 The golfing ladies of Quail Valley have again exceeded their fund raising goal for the First Tee of Greater Houston at Quail Valley. This year they will donate $10,620 from their tournament and auction proceeds and along with a $2,000 donation from the Quail Valley Exchange Club, the $12,620 will more than double their prior year’s donations. These funds will be used to compliment the City of Missouri City, which recently dedicated the former Par 3 golf course at the Quail Valley Golf Club to the First Tee of Greater Houston for their green grass facility.  Most recently the Ladies have developed and cultivated a real passion for the First Tee program. This is driven through the First Tee’s

Roger Dauzat shown with the QVLGA ladies, is the winner of The First Tee 2010 George H.W. Bush/Shell Oil Co. Volunteer of the Year Award, oversees the Quail Valley First Tee Staff. program goals which uses the game of golf as the medium to teach and instill the 9 core values and 9 healthy habits surrounding the game of golf.

The ultimate goal is to provide kids from ages 7 to 18 with the tools needed to be successful as they move into the future.

Travis Theatrical Company to present George Orwell’s 1984 The Travis High School Theatrical Company will perform 1984, based on the George Orwell novel and directed by Christine Heath.  Performances will be held on November 10, 15, 16 and 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Travis High School auditorium 11111 Harlem Rd., Richmond. 1984 centers around Winston Smith, an Outer Party member of the totalitarian government

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