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TEXAS COMMISSION ON Environmental Quality

















COMBINED

NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATION AND INTENT TO

OBTAIN WATER QUALITY PERMIT (NORI)

AND

NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND PRELIMINARY DECISION

FOR TPDES PERMIT FOR MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER

NEW



PERMIT NO. WQ0015665001



APPLICATION AND PRELIMINARY DECISION. Norhill Energy, LLC, 620 Truelove

Trail, Southlake, Texas 76092, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for new Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Permit No.WQ0015665001, to authorize the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily

average flow not to exceed 90,000 gallons per day. TCEQ received this application on March 19, 2018.



This combined notice is being issued to correct the discharge route description in

the original NORI.



The facility will be located approximately 992 feet northeast of the intersection of Pinon Trail and White Pine Drive, in Rockwall County, Texas 75189. The treated effluent will be discharged to an unnamed tributary; thence to an on-channel pond; thence to High Point Creek; thence to Soil Conservation Service (SCS) Site 16a Reservoir; thence to High Point Creek; thence to SCS Site 16 Reservoir; thence to High Point Creek; thence to Big Brushy Creek; thence to Kings Creek; thence to Cedar Creek Reservoir in Segment No.0818 of the Trinity River Basin. The unclassified receiving water uses are minimal aquatic life use for the unnamed tributary and High Point Creek and limited aquatic life use for the on-channel pond. The designated uses for Segment No. 0818 are high aquatic life use, public water supply, and primary contact recreation. In accordance with Title 30 Texas Administrative Code Section 307.5 and the TCEQ implementation procedures (June 2010) for the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards, an

antidegradation review of the receiving waters was performed. A Tier 1 antidegradation review has preliminarily determined that existing water quality uses will not be impaired by this permit action. Numerical and narrative criteria to protect existing uses will be maintained. A Tier 2 review has preliminarily determined that no significant degradation of water quality is expected in the SCS reservoirs, which are presumed as having high aquatic life uses. Existing uses will be maintained and protected. The preliminary

determination can be reexamined and may be modified if new information is received. This link to an electronic map of the site or facility's general location is provided as a public courtesy and is 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?1at=32.85171&lng=-96.30 415&zoom=13&type=r



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 Royse City City Hall, 305 North Arch Street, Royse City, Texas.



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 proposed permit number; the location and distance of your

property/activities relative to the proposed facility; a specific description of how

you would be adversely affected by the facility in a way not common to the general

public; a list of all disputed issues of fact that you submit during the comment

period; and the statement" [I/we] request a contested case hearing." If the request

for contested case hearing is filed on behalf of a group or association, the request

must designate the group's representative for receiving future correspondence;

identify by name and physical address an individual member of the group who

would be adversely affected by the proposed facility or activity; provide the

information discussed above regarding the affected member's location and

distance from the facility or activity; explain how and why the member would be

affected; and explain how the interests the group seeks to protect are relevant to

the group's purpose.



Following the close of all applicable comment and request periods, the Executive

Director will forward the application and any requests for reconsideration or for a

contested case hearing to the TCEQ Commissioners for their consideration at a

scheduled Commission meeting.



The Commission may only grant a request for a contested case hearing on issues the

requestor submitted in their timely comments that were not subsequently withdrawn. If a hearing is granted, the subject of a hearing will be limited to disputed issues of fact or mixed questions of fact and law relating to relevant and material water quality concerns submitted during the comment period.



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.



INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE. For details about the status of the application, visit the Commissioners' Integrated Database at wvvw.tceq.texas.gov/goto/cid. Search the database using the permit number for this application, which is provided at the top of this notice.



AGENCY CONTACTS AND INFORMATION. Public comments and requests must be

submitted either electronically at www.tceq.texas.gov/about/comments.html, or in

writing to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Office of the Chief Clerk, MC-105, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087. Any personal information you

submit to the TCEQ will become part of the agency's record; this includes email

addresses. For more information about this permit application or the permitting process, please call the TCEQ Public Education Program, Toll Free, at 1-800-687-4040 or visit their website at www.tceq.texas.gov/goto/pep. Sidesea informacion en Espanol, puede llamar al 1-800-687-4040.



Further information may also be obtained from Norhill Energy, LLC at the address stated above or by calling Mr. Steve Selinger at (817) 421-0731.



Issuance Date July 3, 2018
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