Form Highlander News: Crushing plant plans to be Beautification Project neighbor
Oct. 2 at 5 p.m. is the deadline when comments must be received. Note: received, not just postmarked. So get your letters and postcards in the mail by the last week of this month.
Please send your comments to:
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Office of the Chief Clerk, MC-1-5
P.O. Box 13087
Austin, TX 78711-3087
Or send your comments electronically at www.tceq.texas.gov/about/comments.html
From the article:
Asphalt, Inc., the company against which the Spicewood Community was unsuccessful in its attempts to block a hot mix plant, has applied for an air permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Citizens have just 30 days to submit comments in the process.
The notice comes just as Central Texas-Gateway to the Hill Country Beautification Project has set Saturday, Sept. 9 as the seeding of the intersection of US 281 and Texas 71. Members of that non-profit organization have been working closely with the new Gregg Ranch development.
Both of them are expressing concern already.
The TCEQ is in what they are calling “hurricane response mode.” Calls for assistance and information are stacking up and the engineer in charge was unavailable Friday afternoon. However the company consulting on the application was able to be a little more specific than the published notice.
The notice refers to an intersection of Flat Rock Road and US 281 as the site.
“Flat Rock Road appears to be is County Road 403,” said Eric Shelander, environmental specialist with Westward Environmental. “The entrance is to be 90 feet west of US 281 and the site is approximately 2.6 miles south of the intersection of Texas 71.”