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Solicitation No: B-15-015-DS

Lease of Transferable Edwards Aquifer Authority Groundwater Withdrawal Rights

The San Antonio Water System (“SAWS”) is soliciting bids for permitted transferable Edwards Aquifer Authority (“EAA”) groundwater withdrawal rights. Types of transferable EAA groundwater rights are designated by the EAA as industrial, municipal or unrestricted irrigation groundwater (“UIG”). SAWS cannot accept groundwater rights from the portion of IRP’s designated by the EAA as base irrigation groundwater (“BIG”). The amount of UIG to be leased will be determined by the amount of funds available at the time of the bid opening on May 29, 2015. All submittals should be 20 acre-feet or more. Submittal packages will be mailed upon request via the United States Postal Service (USPS) but are also accessible via SAWS website at www.saws.org under Business Center and Contract Solicitations. Offers are due no later than 2:00 p.m. (Central Time), May 29, 2015.

Pub.: May 14 & 21, 2015


Texas Commission

on Environmental Quality





PERMIT NO. WQ0011144001

APPLICATION AND PRELIMINARY DECISION. Medina County Water Control & Improvement District No. 2, P.O. Box 337, D’Hanis, Texas 78850, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for a renewal of Texas Pollutant Discharge

Elimination System (TPDES) Permit No. WQ0011144001, which authorizes the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 80,000 gallons per day. TCEQ received this application on October 27, 2014. The facility is located on the west side of Nester Lane approximately 2,000 feet south of the intersection of Nester Lane and South Street, D’Hanis, in Medina County, Texas 78850. The treated effluent is discharged to Seco Creek in Segment No. 2115 of the Nueces River Basin. The designated uses for Segment No. 2115 are high aquatic life use, public water supply, aquifer protection, and primary contact recreation. All determinations are preliminary and subject to additional review and/or revisions.

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 the Medina County Water Control & Improvement District No. 2 office, 7350 County Road 525, D’Hanis, Texas. This link to an electronic map of the site or facility’s general location is provided as a public courtesy and not part of the application or notice. For the exact location, refer to the application.

http://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/hb610/index.html?lat=29.320763&lng=- 99.291349&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.


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 78711-3087 or electronically at www.tceq.texas.gov/about/comments.html within 30 days from the 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


Further information may also be obtained from Medina County Water Control & Improvement District No. 2 at the address stated above or by calling Mr. Gilbert Garza, Medina County Water

Control & Improvement District No. 2 at 210-442-9642.

Issuance Date: April 30, 2015

Pub.: May 21, 2015


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