Check out our TCEQ Public Meeting Survival Guide and guide to preparing your formal comments.
TCEQ Public Meeting
October 1, 2018 at 7:00pm
Arrive 30 minutes early to allow for parking and sign ups
Bulverde Party House
29102 US Highway 281 North
Bulverde, TX 78163
Map & Directions
TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) is holding a public meeting to discuss the air quality permit application filed by Tex-Mix Partners to set up a concrete batch plant in Spring Branch, west of Canyon Lake, near the intersection of US Highway 281 and Rebecca Creek Road (between FM 306 and FM 311).
The public meeting will consist of three parts:
1. Sign Up
Before and as the meeting begins, you MUST sign up to speak during the very important Formal Comment Period. Even if you aren’t sure you want to say or ask anything, please sign up anyway. Otherwise you will not be allowed to make a formal comment about the plant or proposed location.
2. Informal Discussion Period
Comments and questions made during the Informal Discussion Period will NOT be considered nor formally responded to by the TCEQ Commissioners before reaching a decision. (Essentially, these comments and questions don’t count.)
3. Formal Comment Period
Members of the public will have up to three minutes to state their formal comments or questions into the official record. All comments and questions during the Formal Comment Period will be considered and formally responded to by the TCEQ Commissioners before they reach “final” decision on the permit. Only relevant issues raised during the formal comment period can be considered in future hearings. (In other words, this is your only chance to raise your issues and concerns about the concrete plant.) Check out our TCEQ Public Meeting Survival Guide to help you prepare to speak effectively at the public meeting.
Things You Can Do Before the Meeting
1. Submit Comments to TCEQ
Go to the TCEQ website and post your opposition to this concrete plant. Go to http://www14.tceq.texas.gov/epic/eComment/ , enter 152399 in the Permit Number box, then click Next.
- Highlight how contamination of the air and downstream effects of air quality will impact your health and physical property. Please use the exact words “health and physical property.” Be personal and specific. Plenty of ideas and resources are available on this website.
- Because no air quality monitors measure particulate matter in Comal County, TCEQ has no ability to monitor air emissions or enforce compliance.
- Therefore the commissioners should deny air quality permit application number 152399.
2. Contact Public Officials
A list of public officials and their contact information can be found on our What Can I Do? page. Comal County, the City of Spring Branch, and Comal ISD should each contact TCEQ opposing the proposed concrete plant and directly request a Contested Case Hearing as an affected party. A large portion of the Tex-Mix property is within Spring Branch city limits, and the entire property is within Spring Branch ETJ.
While many of the resources and tools on this website are focused on the proposed Vulcan quarry, the impacts and processes of quarries and concrete plants are very similar.
- Read our TCEQ Public Meeting Survival Guide
- Prepare your formal comments
- Educate yourself using the Resources & Documents on this website, as well as BBCCE’s concrete plant-specific Stop Vulcan Boerne website