Permit Hearing

NOTICE OF PERMIT HEARING OF THE CLEARWATER UNDERGROUND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT

In accordance with Governor Abbott’s declaration of the COVID-19 public health threat, action to temporarily suspend certain provisions of the Texas Open Meetings Act, and Executive Order, a quorum of CUWCD’s Board of Directors will hold this scheduled Public Hearing by telephonic conference call and, for redundancy, videoconference. Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors for the Clearwater Underground Water Conservation District have set the public hearing set for May 12, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. Applications for Permits as described below will be heard as described above, in compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act.  The public may access this meeting and make public comment by phone, pc, tablet and/or notebook by going to the District Website http://www.cuwcd.org/ for the contact information and instructions of which will be available on May 7, 2021. 

The hearing will be conducted on the following applications:

Applicant’s File Number/NamePermit Applicant/Holder and LandownerLocation of Well/WellsProposed Annual Groundwater Withdrawal Amount & Purpose of Use
Continue Operating Permit Hearingrelated to:N2-20-007GExisting Well Victory Rock TX LLCc/o Jon TaliaferroProject ManagerSage ATC Environmental715 Discovery Blvd, Suite 301Cedar Park, TX 78613 361-215-9994Existing well will be reworked and equipped with a maximum 2-inch column pipe for a submersible pump rated at 18.6 gallons per minute on the 283-acre tract located at 7170 Solana Ranch Rd West, Jarrell Texas 76537-5008, Latitude 30.876156ºLongitude -97.609424º Request for an Operating Permit on an existing well,N2-20-007Gfor withdrawal of 2 acre- ft/year or 651,702 gallons per year, from the Hensell layer (Middle) of the Trinity Aquifer with a 2-inch column pipe at 18.6 gallons per minute to produce groundwater for the purpose of particulate suppression, mining and crushing aggregates. 
Combination Drilling &Operating Permit N2-21-001P    Victory Rock TX LLCc/o Jon TaliaferroProject ManagerSage ATC Environmental715 Discovery Blvd, Suite 301Cedar Park, TX 78613 361-215-9994  New well will be drilled and equipped with a maximum 2-inch column pipe for a submersible pump rated at 20 gallons per minute on the 283-acre tract located at 7170 Solana Ranch Rd West, Jarrell Texas 76537-5008, Latitude 30.878055ºLongitude -97.609444ºRequest for a Combination Drilling/Operating Permit from a new well,N2-21-001Pfor withdrawal of 30 acre- ft/year or 9,775,000 gallons per year, from the Hosston layer (Lower) of the Trinity Aquifer with a 2-inch column pipe at 20 gallons per minute to produce groundwater for the purpose of particulate suppression, mining and crushing aggregates. 
Combination Drilling & Operating PermitN1-21-001P    Kelly CarterP.O. Box 339Holland TX 76534 512-560-2573 Permit will authorize the withdrawal from a new well completed in the Alluvial Aquifer with a 1 ¼-inch column pipe on a 4.01-acre tract located at 15526 Hawk Lane, Holland, Texas, Latitude 30.869424ºLongitude -97.359764ºRequest for a Drilling Permit to construct and complete a well for domestic use. N1-21-001P to be drilled and completed for withdrawal 0.87 ac-ft per year or 283,970 gallons per year from the Alluvial Aquifer with a 1 ¼ inch column pipe at 5 gallons per minute to produce groundwater for domestic use.

The Applications for Permit and Permit Amendments, if granted, would authorize the permit holders to operate wells within the Clearwater Underground Water Conservation District according to the terms and conditions set forth in the permit.

GUIDELINES FOR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN CLEARWATER UNDERGROUND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT BOARD MEETING, WORKSHOP AND HEARINGS

Clearwater UWCD, in order to maintain governmental transparency and continued government operation while reducing face-to-face contact for government open meetings, is implementing measures according to guidelines set forth by the Office of the Texas Governor, Greg Abbott. In accordance with section 418.016 of the Texas Government Code, Governor Abbott has suspended various open-meetings provisions that require government officials and members of the public to be physically present at a specified meeting location. CUWCD’s adherence to the Governor’s guidance temporary suspension procedure ensures public accessibility and opportunity to participate in CUWCD’s open meeting, workshop and hearings.

Members of the public wishing to make public comment during the meeting must register by emailing schapman@cuwcd.org  prior to 11:30 a.m. on May 12, 2021.  This meeting will be recorded, and the audio recording will be available by contacting the CUWCD’s staff after the meeting. A copy of the agenda packet will be available on the CUWCD’s website at the time of the meeting.

If you would like to support, protest, or provide comments on this application, you must comply with District Rule 6.10 and either appear by phone or video conference during the hearing or submit a written Contested Case Hearing Request that complies with District Rule 6.10 and that must be received by the District prior 11:30 a.m. on the date of the hearing by accessing the form at:

http://www.cuwcd.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Hearing-Registration-eForm-19MAR20.pdf

Public Comment forms can be assessed at: http://www.cuwcd.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Public-Comment-eForm-19MAR20.pdf

You may join CUWCD’s Board Workshop, Permit Hearing and Regular Board Agenda as follows:

A person wishing to submit a Contested Case Hearing Request who is unable to appear at the hearing on the date and time set forth above must also file a motion for continuance with CUWCD demonstrating good cause for the inability to not appear by phone and/or video.

For additional information about this application or the permitting process, or to request information on the legal requirements on what MUST be included in a Contested Case Hearing Request to be valid, please contact the CUWCD at 700 Kennedy Court (PO Box 1989) Belton, Texas, 76513, 254-933-0120.

ISSUED this 29th day of April 2021 in Belton, Texas, on the recommendation of the General Manager.

I, the undersigned authority, do hereby certify that the above NOTICE OF PERMIT HEARING of the Board of Directors of the Clearwater Underground Water Conservation District is a true and correct copy of said Notice.  I have posted a true and correct copy of said Notice at the District office located in Belton, Texas, and said Notice was posted on April 29, 2021, and remained posted continuously for at least 10 (ten) days immediately preceding the day of said hearing; a true and correct copy of said Notice was furnished to the Bell County Clerk, in which the above-named political subdivision is located.

Dated 04/29/2021

Clearwater Underground Water Conservation District

By:  Click here for original signed document
Dirk Aaron, General Manager

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