The Precinct Two Commissioner's Office has been contacted by constituents that are concerned with an application to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) regarding Permit 169044L001 which would allow a rock crushing operation on County Road 285 near Liberty Hill. Constituents calling our office have voiced concerns that this facility would create traffic safety problems on the county road; impact water, which is provided to families through wells; and negatively impact air quality. Air quality is the only parameter by law that TCEQ is allowed to review. My office has called TCEQ, and a public hearing date has not been set yet, but one has been requested. All who have submitted comments will be added to the mailing list and will receive information on the time, date and location of the public hearing. TCEQ expects to have a location that is in close proximity to the site to help facilitate the attendance of those that would like to participate.
If you would like to participate and voice your opinions on this permit, a link to the TCEQ website is following. You can also submit comments by U.S. mail and fax. Comments: TCEQ e-Comments (texas.gov).
A copy of the letter I submitted for the public hearing is available here.
The TCEQ website says, “A rock crusher breaks larger rocks or concrete down into cobblestones, gravel, or other smaller pieces” that could cause dust, noise and an increase in traffic.
For information on an overview of public participation in the environmental permitting process, see the following link:
Overview: Public Participation in Environmental Permitting--for Applications Filed on or after Sept. 1, 2015 - Texas Commission on Environmental Quality - www.tceq.texas.gov
The Commissioners’ Integrated Database (CID) is a system that allows you to search for data from the Office of the Chief Clerk (OCC). This includes almost all public notices, public letters, and items submitted by the public (e.g., comments, requests for contested case hearings, etc.). To search, put the permit number in the TCEQ ID Number box and click search. A link to the CID system is below: