Check out our TCEQ Public Meeting Survival Guide and guide to preparing your formal comments.
February 27, 2018
Arrive 30 minutes early to allow for parking and sign ups
New Braunfels Civic Convention Center
375 S. Castell Ave.
New Braunfels, TX 78130
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TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) is holding a public meeting to discuss the air quality permit application filed by Vulcan Materials to set up a 1500-acre quarry in Comal County. The proposed quarry site stretches nearly three miles across, and is planned for a non-industrial area in between Bulverde, Spring Branch, New Braunfels, and Garden Ridge (close to SH 46, FM 3009, FM 1863, and Beck Road). TCEQ has issued a draft permit because the executive director has determined it meets all TCEQ rules and regulations.
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 quarry 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 quarry.) Check out our TCEQ Public Meeting Survival Guide to help you prepare to speak effectively at the public meeting.