IN ADDITION

Office of the Attorney General

Texas Water Code and Texas Health and Safety Code Settlement Notice

Notice is hereby given by the State of Texas of the following proposed resolution of an environmental enforcement lawsuit under the Texas Water Code and the Texas Health and Safety Code. Before the State may settle a judicial enforcement action under the Texas Water Code, the State shall permit the public to comment in writing on the proposed judgment. The Attorney General will consider any written comments and may withdraw or withhold consent to the proposed agreed judgment if the comments disclose facts or considerations that indicate that the consent is inappropriate, improper, inadequate, or inconsistent with the requirements of the Texas Water Code and the Texas Health and Safety Code.

Case Title and Court: Harris County, Texas, and the State of Texas v. David Duarte, Individually and dba Eagle Prentice, and Hilaria Duarte, Individually and dba Eagle Prentice, and Eagle Prentice, LLC, a Texas limited liability company; Cause No. 2017-01269; in the 189th Judicial District Court, Harris County, Texas.

Nature of the Suit: Defendants David Duarte, Hilaria Duarte, and Eagle Prentice, LLC are operators of an unauthorized solid waste storage facility located at 9512 Derrington Drive, Houston, Harris County, Texas (the "Site"). On several occasions over the past six years, they have allegedly been storing and burning waste (including tires, lumber, plastics, and electronics) at the Site, in violation of the Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act, the Texas Clean Air Act, and rules promulgated thereunder by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Harris County filed suit in January 2017, and the State of Texas is a necessary and indispensable party to the suit.

Proposed Settlement: The proposed Agreed Final Judgment includes a permanent injunction that orders Defendants to immediately cease burning, disposing of, storing, or accepting waste at the Site; completely remove the accumulated waste from the Site; implement best management practices to prevent future violations; and apply for the required permits from Harris County. The proposed judgment also assesses against Defendants civil penalties in the amount of $65,000 to be equally divided between Harris County and the State; and attorney's fees in the amount of $4,000 to the State and $3,500 to Harris County.

For a complete description of the proposed settlement, the complete proposed Agreed Final Judgment should be reviewed. Requests for copies of the judgment, and written comments on the proposed settlement, should be directed to Ekaterina DeAngelo, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Texas Attorney General, P.O. Box 12548, MC 066, Austin, Texas 78711-2548, phone (512) 463-2012, facsimile (512) 320-0911. Written comments must be received within 30 days of publication of this notice to be considered.

TRD-201904570

Ryan L. Bangert

Deputy Attorney General for Legal Counsel

Office of the Attorney General

Filed: December 5, 2019


Comptroller of Public Accounts

Certification of the Average Closing Price of Gas and Oil - November 2019

The Comptroller of Public Accounts, administering agency for the collection of the Oil Production Tax, has determined, as required by Tax Code, §202.058, that the average taxable price of oil for reporting period November 2019 is $40.91 per barrel for the three-month period beginning on August 1, 2019, and ending October 31, 2019. Therefore, pursuant to Tax Code, §202.058, oil produced during the month of November 2019, from a qualified low-producing oil lease, is not eligible for a credit on the oil production tax imposed by Tax Code, Chapter 202.

The Comptroller of Public Accounts, administering agency for the collection of the Natural Gas Production Tax, has determined, as required by Tax Code, §201.059, that the average taxable price of gas for reporting period November 2019 is $1.23 per mcf for the three-month period beginning on August 1, 2019, and ending October 31, 2019. Therefore, pursuant to Tax Code, §201.059, gas produced during the month of November 2019, from a qualified low-producing well, is eligible for a 100% credit on the natural gas production tax imposed by Tax Code, Chapter 201.

The Comptroller of Public Accounts, administering agency for the collection of the Franchise Tax, has determined, as required by Tax Code, §171.1011(s), that the average closing price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil for the month of November 2019 is $57.07 per barrel. Therefore, pursuant to Tax Code, §171.1011(r), a taxable entity shall not exclude total revenue received from oil produced during the month of November 2019, from a qualified low-producing oil well.

The Comptroller of Public Accounts, administering agency for the collection of the Franchise Tax, has determined, as required by Tax Code, §171.1011(s), that the average closing price of gas for the month of November 2019 is $2.64 per MMBtu. Therefore, pursuant to Tax Code, §171.1011(r), a taxable entity shall exclude total revenue received from gas produced during the month of November 2019, from a qualified low-producing gas well.

This agency hereby certifies that legal counsel has reviewed this notice and found it to be within the agency's authority to publish.

TRD-201904580

William Hamner

Special Counsel for Tax Administration

Comptroller of Public Accounts

Filed: December 6, 2019


Local Sales Tax Rate Changes Effective January 1, 2020 (.pdf)

TRD-201904574

William Hamner

Special Counsel for Tax Administration

Comptroller of Public Accounts

Filed: December 5, 2019


Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner

Notice of Rate Ceilings

The Consumer Credit Commissioner of Texas has ascertained the following rate ceilings by use of the formulas and methods described in §303.003 and §303.009, Texas Finance Code.

The weekly ceiling as prescribed by §303.003 and §303.009 for the period of 12/16/19 - 12/22/19 is 18% for Consumer1/Agricultural/Commercial2 credit through $250,000.

The weekly ceiling as prescribed by §303.003 and §303.009 for the period of 12/16/19 - 12/22/19 is 18% for Commercial over $250,000.

1 Credit for personal, family or household use.

2 Credit for business, commercial, investment or other similar purpose.

TRD-201904674

Leslie L. Pettijohn

Commissioner

Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner

Filed: December 10, 2019


Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Agreed Orders

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ or commission) staff is providing an opportunity for written public comment on the listed Agreed Orders (AOs) in accordance with Texas Water Code (TWC), §7.075. TWC, §7.075, requires that before the commission may approve the AOs, the commission shall allow the public an opportunity to submit written comments on the proposed AOs. TWC, §7.075, requires that notice of the proposed orders and the opportunity to comment must be published in the Texas Register no later than the 30th day before the date on which the public comment period closes, which in this case is January 27, 2020. TWC, §7.075, also requires that the commission promptly consider any written comments received and that the commission may withdraw or withhold approval of an AO if a comment discloses facts or considerations that indicate that consent is inappropriate, improper, inadequate, or inconsistent with the requirements of the statutes and rules within the commission's jurisdiction or the commission's orders and permits issued in accordance with the commission's regulatory authority. Additional notice of changes to a proposed AO is not required to be published if those changes are made in response to written comments.

A copy of each proposed AO is available for public inspection at both the commission's central office, located at 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building C, 1st Floor, Austin, Texas 78753, (512) 239-2545 and at the applicable regional office listed as follows. Written comments about an AO should be sent to the enforcement coordinator designated for each AO at the commission's central office at P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087 and must be received by 5:00 p.m. on January 27, 2020. Written comments may also be sent by facsimile machine to the enforcement coordinator at (512) 239-2550. The commission's enforcement coordinators are available to discuss the AOs and/or the comment procedure at the listed phone numbers; however, TWC, §7.075, provides that comments on the AOs shall be submitted to the commission in writing.

(1) COMPANY: ALLKIN CONSTRUCTION INCORPORATED; DOCKET NUMBER: 2019-1945-WQ-E; IDENTIFIER: RN110825031; LOCATION: Cedar Park, Williamson County; TYPE OF FACILITY: construction site; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §281.25(a)(4), by failing to obtain a construction general permit; PENALTY: $875; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Had Darling, (512) 239-2520; REGIONAL OFFICE: P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087, (512) 339-2929.

(2) COMPANY: Brazos Valley Spring Water, L.P.; DOCKET NUMBER: 2019-1186-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN104811518; LOCATION: Millsap, Parker County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §§290.106(c) and (e), 290.118(c) and (e), and 290.122(c)(2)(A) and (f), by failing to collect and report the results of nitrate and secondary constituent sampling to the executive director (ED) for the January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017, and January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018, monitoring periods, and failing to issue a public notification and submit a copy of the public notification, accompanied with a signed Certificate of Delivery, to the ED regarding the failure to collect and report the results of secondary constituent sampling to the ED for the January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017, monitoring period; PENALTY: $780; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Samantha Duncan, (512) 239-2511; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(3) COMPANY: Celanese Ltd.; DOCKET NUMBER: 2019-0706-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100227016; LOCATION: Pasadena, Harris County; TYPE OF FACILITY: chemical manufacturing plant; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §116.115(c) and §122.143(4), New Source Review Permit Number 55046, Special Conditions Number 1, Federal Operating Permit Number O1893, General Terms and Conditions and Special Terms and Conditions Number 31, and Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.085(b), by failing to prevent unauthorized emissions; PENALTY: $6,037; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Margarita Dennis, (817) 588-5892; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(4) COMPANY: City of Gustine; DOCKET NUMBER: 2019-0625-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102178654; LOCATION: Gustine, Comanche County; TYPE OF FACILITY: wastewater treatment facility; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §305.125(1), TWC, §26.121(a)(1), and Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Number WQ0010841001, Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements Number 1, by failing to comply with permitted effluent limitations; PENALTY: $5,325; SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT OFFSET AMOUNT: $4,260; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Chase Davenport, (512) 239-2615; REGIONAL OFFICE: 1977 Industrial Boulevard, Abilene, Texas 79602-7833, (325) 698-9674.

(5) COMPANY: City of Miles; DOCKET NUMBER: 2019-0795-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101191237; LOCATION: Miles, Runnels County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.110(e)(4)(A) and (f)(3), by failing to submit a Disinfectant Level Quarterly Operating Report to the executive director by the tenth day of the month following the end of each quarter for the third quarter of 2018; 30 TAC §290.110(f)(2) and Texas Health and Safety Code, §341.031(a), by failing to comply with the acute maximum contaminant level of ten milligrams per liter for nitrate; PENALTY: $311; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Ronica Rodriguez, (361) 825-3425; REGIONAL OFFICE: 1977 Industrial Boulevard, Abilene, Texas 79602-7833, (325) 698-9674.

(6) COMPANY: City of New Home; DOCKET NUMBER: 2019-1102-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101389146; LOCATION: New Home, Lynn County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.41(c)(1)(F), by failing to obtain a sanitary control easement that covers the land within 150 feet of the facility's Well Numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4; 30 TAC §290.42(j), by failing to use an approved chemical or media for the disinfection of potable water that conforms to the American National Standards Institute/National Sanitation Foundation Standard 60 for Drinking Water Chemicals; 30 TAC §290.43(c)(4), by failing to provide the ground storage tank with a liquid level indicator; 30 TAC §290.45(b)(1)(C)(i) and Texas Health and Safety Code, §341.0315(c), by failing to provide a well capacity of 0.6 gallons per minute per connection; 30 TAC §290.46(i), by failing to adopt an adequate plumbing ordinance, regulations, or service agreement with provisions for proper enforcement to ensure that neither cross-connections nor other unacceptable plumbing practices are permitted; and 30 TAC §290.46(s)(2)(C)(i), by failing to verify the accuracy of the manual disinfectant residual analyzers at least once every 90 days using chlorine solutions of known concentrations; PENALTY: $477; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Marla Waters, (512) 239-4712; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5012 50th Street, Suite 100, Lubbock, Texas 79414-3426, (806) 796-7092.

(7) COMPANY: City of Ralls; DOCKET NUMBER: 2019-0302-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101919983; LOCATION: Ralls, Crosby County; TYPE OF FACILITY: wastewater treatment facility; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §305.125(1) and TCEQ Permit Number WQ0010116001, Special Provisions Number 14, by failing to provide certification by a Texas Licensed Professional Engineer that the pond lining meets appropriate criteria; PENALTY: $3,937; SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT OFFSET AMOUNT: $3,150; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Chase Davenport, (512) 239-2615; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5012 50th Street, Suite 100, Lubbock, Texas 79414-3426, (806) 796-7092.

(8) COMPANY: City of Round Rock; DOCKET NUMBER: 2019-1082-WQ-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102912565; LOCATION: Round Rock, Williamson County; TYPE OF FACILITY: wastewater collection system; RULE VIOLATED: TWC, §26.121(a)(1), by failing to prevent the discharge of wastewater into or adjacent to any water in the state; PENALTY: $5,625; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Had Darling, (512) 239-2520; REGIONAL OFFICE: P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087, (512) 339-2929.

(9) COMPANY: Coby L. Dobbins; DOCKET NUMBER: 2019-1596-WOC-E; IDENTIFIER: RN110870656; LOCATION: Paducah, Cottle County; TYPE OF FACILITY: operator; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §30.5(a), by failing to obtain a required occupational license; PENALTY: $175; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Epifanio Villarreal, (361) 825-3421; REGIONAL OFFICE: 1977 Industrial Boulevard, Abilene, Texas 79602-7833, (325) 698-9674.

(10) COMPANY: Colorado County Water Control and Improvement District 2; DOCKET NUMBER: 2019-1150-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101185668; LOCATION: Garwood, Colorado County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.43(c)(4), by failing to ensure that all clearwells and water storage tanks have a liquid level indicator located at the tank site, which can be a float with a moving target, an ultrasonic level indicator, or a pressure gauge calibrated in feet of water; 30 TAC §290.44(h)(4), by failing to have all backflow prevention assemblies tested upon installation, on an annual basis by a recognized backflow assembly tester, and certified that they are operating within specifications; 30 TAC §290.46(f)(2) and (3)(A)(iv), by failing to maintain water works operation and maintenance records and make them readily available for review by the executive director upon request; 30 TAC §290.46(s)(1), by failing to calibrate the facility's well meter at least once every three years; and 30 TAC §290.121(a) and (b), by failing to develop and maintain an up-to-date chemical and microbiological monitoring plan that identifies all sampling locations, describes the sampling frequency, and specifies the analytical procedures and laboratories that the facility will use to comply with the monitoring requirements; PENALTY: $357; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Danielle Porras, (713) 767-3682; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(11) COMPANY: Copano Processing LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2019-0919-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101271419; LOCATION: Sheridan, Colorado County; TYPE OF FACILITY: oil and gas processing plant; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §§101.20(3), 116.115(c), and 122.143(4), New Source Review Permit Numbers 56613, PSDTX706, and PSDTX709M1, Special Conditions Number 1, Federal Operating Permit Number O807, General Terms and Conditions and Special Terms and Conditions Number 8, and Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.085(b), by failing to prevent unauthorized emissions; PENALTY: $8,550; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Mackenzie Mehlmann, (512) 239-2572; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(12) COMPANY: Cresson Crossroads, LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2019-0797-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN105247688; LOCATION: Cresson, Hood County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.117(e)(2), (h), and (i)(3), by failing to conduct water quality parameter sampling at each of the facility's entry points and the required distribution sample sites, have the samples analyzed, and report the results to the executive director (ED) for the June 1, 2018 - November 30, 2018, monitoring period; 30 TAC §290.117(f)(3)(A), by failing to submit a recommendation to the ED for optimal corrosion control treatment within six months after the end of the January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2018, monitoring period during which the lead action level was exceeded; 30 TAC §290.117(g)(2)(A), by failing to submit a recommendation to the ED for source water treatment within 180 days after the end of the January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2018, monitoring period during which the lead action level was exceeded; and 30 TAC §290.122(b)(2)(B) and (f), by failing to issue public notification and submit a copy of the public notification, accompanied with a signed Certificate of Delivery, to the ED regarding the failure to deliver public education materials following the lead action level exceedance that occurred during the January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2018, monitoring period; PENALTY: $405; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Julianne Dewar, (817) 588-5861; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(13) COMPANY: Knife River Corporation - South; DOCKET NUMBER: 2019-1193-WQ-E; IDENTIFIER: RN110816717; LOCATION: Silsbee, Hardin County; TYPE OF FACILITY: concrete batch plant; RULE VIOLATED: TWC, §26.121(a)(1), by failing to prevent an unauthorized discharge of waste into or adjacent to any water in the state; PENALTY: $1,175; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Harley Hobson, (512) 239-1337; REGIONAL OFFICE: 3870 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77703-1830, (409) 898-3838.

(14) COMPANY: KPH-CONSOLIDATION, INCORPORATED dba HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress; DOCKET NUMBER: 2019-1203-PST-E; IDENTIFIER: RN105614937; LOCATION: Cypress, Harris County; TYPE OF FACILITY: hospital with an emergency generator; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §334.50(b)(2) and TWC, §26.3475(a), by failing to provide release detection for the pressurized piping associated with the underground storage tank system; PENALTY: $2,546; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Samantha Duncan, (512) 239-2511; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(15) COMPANY: Marine Quest - Hidden Cove, L.P.; DOCKET NUMBER: 2018-1091-MWD-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102094950; LOCATION: The Colony, Denton County; TYPE OF FACILITY: wastewater treatment facility; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §30.350(d) and (j) and §305.125(1), and Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Permit Number WQ0013785001, Other Requirements Number 1, by failing to employ or contract with one or more licensed wastewater treatment facility operators holding the appropriate level of license to operate the facility; 30 TAC §305.125(1), TWC, §26.121(a)(1), and TPDES Permit Number WQ0013785001, Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements Numbers 1 and 2, by failing to comply with permitted effluent limitations; 30 TAC §305.125(1) and §319.7(c) and TPDES Permit Number WQ0013785001, Monitoring and Reporting Requirements Number 3.c, by failing to maintain complete records of monitoring activities at the facility; 30 TAC §305.125(5) and §317.3(a) and TPDES Permit Number WQ0013785001, Operational Requirements Number 1, by failing to ensure that the facility and all of its systems of collection, treatment, and disposal are properly operated and maintained; and 30 TAC §305.125(5) and §317.3(e)(5), by failing to provide an audiovisual alarm for all lift stations; PENALTY: $25,586; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Christopher Moreno, (254) 761-3038; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(16) COMPANY: North Kaufman Water Supply Corporation; DOCKET NUMBER: 2019-1050-PWS-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101191385; LOCATION: Kaufman, Kaufman County; TYPE OF FACILITY: public water supply; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §290.106(c) and (e) and §290.122(c)(2)(A) and (f), by failing to collect and report the results of nitrate sampling to the executive director (ED) for the January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017, and January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018, monitoring periods, and failing to provide public notification and submit a copy of the public notification, accompanied with a signed Certificate of Delivery, to the ED regarding the failure to collect and report the results of nitrate sampling for the January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017, monitoring period; PENALTY: $330; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Miles Wehner, (512) 239-2813; REGIONAL OFFICE: 2309 Gravel Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951, (817) 588-5800.

(17) COMPANY: Pelican Island Storage Terminal, LLC; DOCKET NUMBER: 2019-0735-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN100224120; LOCATION: Galveston, Galveston County; TYPE OF FACILITY: a bulk liquid petroleum storage tank terminal; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §101.4 and Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.085(a) and (b), by failing to prevent nuisance odor conditions; PENALTY: $27,000; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Johnnie Wu, (512) 239-2524; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(18) COMPANY: Joel Pescador; DOCKET NUMBER: 2019-1529-WOC-E; IDENTIFIER: RN108940420; LOCATION: Pasadena, Harris County; TYPE OF FACILITY: operator; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §30.5(a), by failing to obtain a required occupational license; PENALTY: $175; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Epifanio Villarreal, (361) 825-3421; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Street, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1452, (713) 767-3500.

(19) COMPANY: Robert S. Gutermuth; DOCKET NUMBER: 2019-1104-EAQ-E; IDENTIFIER: RN110795689; LOCATION: West Lake Hills, Travis County; TYPE OF FACILITY: residential site; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §213.4(a)(1), by failing to obtain approval of an Edwards Aquifer Protection Program plan prior to commencing regulated activity over the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone; PENALTY: $1,875; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Abigail Lindsey, (512) 239-2576; REGIONAL OFFICE: P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087, (512) 339-2929.

(20) COMPANY: WestRock Texas, L.P.; DOCKET NUMBER: 2019-0892-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN102157609; LOCATION: Evadale, Jasper County; TYPE OF FACILITY: bleach kraft pulp and paper mill; RULES VIOLATED: 30 TAC §§101.20(3), 111.111(a)(1)(B), 116.115(c), and 122.143(4), New Source Review (NSR) Permit Numbers 20365 and PSDTX785M7, Special Conditions (SC) Number 18, Federal Operating Permit (FOP) Number O1265, General Terms and Conditions (GTC) and Special Terms and Conditions (STC) Number 14, and Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC), §382.085(b), by failing to prevent an excess opacity event; and 30 TAC §§101.20(3), 116.115(b)(2)(F) and (c), and 122.143(4), NSR Permit Numbers 20365 and PSDTX785M7, SC Number 1, FOP Number O1265, GTC and STC Number 14, and THSC, §382.085(b), by failing to comply with the maximum allowable emissions rate; PENALTY: $29,625; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Margarita Dennis, (817) 588-5892; REGIONAL OFFICE: 3870 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77703-1830, (409) 898-3838.

TRD-201904671

Charmaine Backens

Director, Litigation Division

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: December 10, 2019


Notice of Hearing, Darrell Bell: SOAH Docket No. 582-20-1407; TCEQ Docket No. 2019-1606-LIC

APPLICATION.

Darrell Bell, 29622 Stonehaven Drive, Magnolia, Texas 77354, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for a Water Operator License. The Executive Director denied Mr. Bell's application for cause. Mr. Bell has requested a formal hearing on the Executive Director's decision. During the review of Mr. Bell's application, the Executive Director discovered that Mr. Bell was convicted of a Second-Degree Felony in 2010. The Executive Director denied Mr. Bell's application because this citation was for an offense that directly relates to the duties and responsibilities of the licensed occupation.

CONTESTED CASE HEARING.

The State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) will conduct a preliminary hearing on this application at:

10:00 a.m. - January 13, 2020

William P. Clements Building

300 West 15th Street, 4th Floor

Austin, Texas 78701

The purpose of a preliminary hearing is to establish jurisdiction, name the parties, establish a procedural schedule for the remainder of the proceeding, provide an opportunity for settlement discussions, and address other matters as determined by the administrative law judge. The preliminary hearing will be held unless all timely hearing requests are withdrawn or the parties agree to waive the preliminary hearing.

The evidentiary phase of the contested case hearing, to be held at a later date, will be a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in state district court to determine whether Mr. Bell should be issued a Water Operator License. Unless agreed to by all parties in attendance at the preliminary hearing, an evidentiary hearing will not be held on the date of this preliminary hearing. If Darrell Bell fails to appear at the preliminary hearing or evidentiary hearing, the Executive Director will request that the hearing be canceled, and that appeal of the Executive Director's decision be dismissed.

SOAH's rules allow for participation by telephone or videoconference. Permission must be obtained from SOAH at least ten days before the hearing.

Legal Authority: Texas Water Code Chapters 5 and 37; Texas Occupations Code Chapter 53; Texas Government Code, Chapter 2001; 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 30, and the procedural rules of the TCEQ and SOAH, including 30 TAC Chapters 70 and 80 and 1 TAC Chapter 155.

INFORMATION.

For information concerning the hearing process, please contact the TCEQ Office of Public Interest Counsel, MC 103, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087, (512) 239-6363. Further information regarding this hearing may be obtained by contacting Alicia Ramirez, Staff Attorney, TCEQ, Environmental Law Division, MC 173, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087, (512) 239-0133. General information about the TCEQ can be found at our web site at www.tceq.texas.gov. General information about SOAH can be found on its website at www.soah.texas.gov/index.asp, or by calling (512) 475-4993.

Any document filed prior to the hearing must be filed with TCEQ's Office of the Chief Clerk and SOAH. Documents filed with the Office of the Chief Clerk may be filed electronically at www.tceq.texas.gov/goto/efilings or sent to the following address: TCEQ Office of the Chief Clerk, Mail Code 105, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087. Documents filed with SOAH may be filed via fax at (512) 322-2061 or sent to the following address: SOAH, 300 West 15th Street, Suite 504, Austin, Texas 78701. When contacting the Commission or SOAH regarding this matter, reference the SOAH docket number given at the top of this notice.

In accordance with 1 TAC §155.401(a), Notice of Hearing, "Parties that are not represented by an attorney may obtain information regarding contested case hearings on the public website of the State Office of Administrative Hearings at www.soah.texas.gov, or in printed format upon request to SOAH."

Persons with disabilities who need special accommodations at the hearing should call the SOAH Docketing Department at (512) 475-3445, at least one week prior to the hearing.

Issued: December 9, 2019

TRD-201904700

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: December 11, 2019


Notice of Hearing, Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 143: SOAH Docket No. 582-20-1161; TCEQ Docket No. 2019-1049-MWD; Permit Number WQ0015241001

APPLICATION.

Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 143, c/o Allen Boone Humphries Robinson LLP, 3200 Southwest Freeway, Phoenix Tower, Suite 2600, Houston, Texas 77027, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for a major amendment to Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Permit No. WQ0015241001 to authorize an increase in the discharge of treated domestic wastewater from a daily average flow not to exceed 200,000 gallons per day (gpd) to a daily average flow not to exceed 500,000 gpd. TCEQ received this application on June 13, 2018.

The facility is located approximately 0.25 mile north of the intersection of Brandt Road and McCrary Road, on the east side of McCrary Road, in Fort Bend County, Texas 77406. The treated effluent is discharged via a 1,530 foot pipeline to an unnamed tributary; thence to Jones Creek; thence to Brazos River below Navasota River in Segment No. 1202 of the Brazos River Basin. The unclassified receiving water uses are limited aquatic life use for the unnamed tributary and high aquatic life use for Jones Creek. The designated uses for Segment No. 1202 are high aquatic life use, public water supply, and primary contact recreation. As a public courtesy, we have provided the following Web page to an online map of the site or the facility's general location. The online map is not part of the application or the notice: https://tceq.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=db5bac44afbc468bbddd360f8168250f&marker=-95.769166%2C29.646388&level=12. For the exact location, refer to the application.

In accordance with 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Section 307.5 and the TCEQ's Procedures to Implement the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards (June 2010), an antidegradation review of the receiving waters was performed. A Tier 1 antidegradation review has preliminarily determined that existing water quality uses will not be impaired by this permit action. Numerical and narrative criteria to protect existing uses will be maintained. A Tier 2 review has preliminarily determined that no significant degradation of water quality is expected in Jones Creek, which has been identified as having high aquatic life uses. Existing uses will be maintained and protected. The preliminary determination can be reexamined and may be modified if new information is received.

The TCEQ Executive Director has prepared a draft permit which, if approved, would establish the conditions under which the facility must operate. The Executive Director has made a preliminary decision that this permit, if issued, meets all statutory and regulatory requirements. The permit application, Executive Director's preliminary decision, and draft permit are available for viewing and copying at the Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard, Katy, Texas.

CONTESTED CASE HEARING.

The State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) will conduct a preliminary hearing at:

10:00 a.m. - February 5, 2020

William P. Clements Building

300 West 15th Street, 4th Floor

Austin, Texas 78701

The purpose of a preliminary hearing is to establish jurisdiction, name the parties, establish a procedural schedule for the remainder of the proceeding, and to address other matters as determined by the judge. The evidentiary hearing phase of the proceeding, which will occur at a later date, will be a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in state district court. The hearing will address the disputed issues of fact identified in the TCEQ order concerning this application issued on October 25, 2019. In addition to these issues, the judge may consider additional issues if certain factors are met.

The hearing will be conducted in accordance with Chapter 2001, Texas Government Code; Chapter 26, Texas Water Code; and the procedural rules of the TCEQ and SOAH, including 30 TAC Chapter 80 and 1 TAC Chapter 155. The hearing will be held unless all timely hearing requests have been withdrawn or denied.

To request to be a party, you must attend the hearing and show you would be adversely affected by the application in a way not common to members of the general public. Any person may attend the hearing and request to be a party. Only persons named as parties may participate at the hearing.

In accordance with 1 TAC §155.401(a), Notice of Hearing, "Parties that are not represented by an attorney may obtain information regarding contested case hearings on the public website of the State Office of Administrative Hearings at www.soah.texas.gov, or in printed format upon request to SOAH."

INFORMATION.

If you need more information about the hearing process for this application, please call the Public Education Program, toll free, at (800) 687‑4040. General information about the TCEQ can be found at our web site at www.tceq.texas.gov.

Further information may also be obtained from Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 143 at the address stated above or by calling Mr. Steve Barry, P.E., Jones|Carter, at (281) 363-4039.

Persons with disabilities who need special accommodations at the hearing should call the SOAH Docketing Department at (512) 475-3445, at least one week prior to the hearing.

Issued: December 5, 2019

TRD-201904701

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: December 11, 2019


Notice of Hearing, Joe Slater: SOAH Docket No. 582-20-1406; TCEQ Docket No. 2019-1605-LIC

APPLICATION.

Joe Slater, 8921 Bontura Road, Granbury, Texas 76049, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for a OSSF Installer License. The Executive Director denied Mr. Slater's application for cause. Mr. Slater has requested a formal hearing on the Executive Director's decision. During the review of Mr. Slater's application, the Executive Director discovered outstanding fees owed to the state, and environmental violations in Hood and Collin counties located under Mr. Slater's name. The Executive Director denied Mr. Slater's application because he is indebted to the state for a fine, or a penalty and because of the environmental violations in Hood and Collin counties.

CONTESTED CASE HEARING.

The State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) will conduct a preliminary hearing on this application at:

10:00 a.m. - January 6, 2020

William P. Clements Building

300 West 15th Street, 4th Floor

Austin, Texas 78701

The purpose of a preliminary hearing is to establish jurisdiction, name the parties, establish a procedural schedule for the remainder of the proceeding, provide an opportunity for settlement discussions, and address other matters as determined by the administrative law judge. The preliminary hearing will be held unless all timely hearing requests are withdrawn or the parties agree to waive the preliminary hearing.

The evidentiary phase of the contested case hearing, to be held at a later date, will be a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in state district court to determine whether Mr. Slater should be issued a OSSF Installer License. Unless agreed to by all parties in attendance at the preliminary hearing, an evidentiary hearing will not be held on the date of this preliminary hearing. If Joe Slater fails to appear at the preliminary hearing or evidentiary hearing, the Executive Director will request that the hearing be canceled, and that appeal of the Executive Director's decision be dismissed.

SOAH's rules allow for participation by telephone or videoconference. Permission must be obtained from SOAH at least ten days before the hearing.

Legal Authority: Texas Water Code Chapters 5 and 37; Texas Occupations Code Chapter 53; Texas Government Code, Chapter 2001; 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 30, and the procedural rules of the TCEQ and SOAH, including 30 TAC Chapters 70 and 80 and 1 TAC Chapter 155.

INFORMATION.

For information concerning the hearing process, please contact the TCEQ Office of Public Interest Counsel, MC 103, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087, (512) 239-6363. Further information regarding this hearing may be obtained by contacting Alicia Ramirez, Staff Attorney, TCEQ, Environmental Law Division, MC 173, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087, (512) 239-0133. General information about the TCEQ can be found at our web site at www.tceq.texas.gov. General information about SOAH can be found on its website at www.soah.texas.gov/index.asp, or by calling (512) 475-4993.

Any document filed prior to the hearing must be filed with TCEQ's Office of the Chief Clerk and SOAH. Documents filed with the Office of the Chief Clerk may be filed electronically at www.tceq.texas.gov/goto/efilings or sent to the following address: TCEQ Office of the Chief Clerk, Mail Code 105, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087. Documents filed with SOAH may be filed via fax at (512) 322-2061 or sent to the following address: SOAH, 300 West 15th Street, Suite 504, Austin, Texas 78701. When contacting the Commission or SOAH regarding this matter, reference the SOAH docket number given at the top of this notice.

In accordance with 1 TAC §155.401(a), Notice of Hearing, "Parties that are not represented by an attorney may obtain information regarding contested case hearings on the public website of the State Office of Administrative Hearings at www.soah.texas.gov, or in printed format upon request to SOAH."

Persons with disabilities who need special accommodations at the hearing should call the SOAH Docketing Department at (512) 475-3445, at least one week prior to the hearing.

Issued: December 9, 2019

TRD-201904702

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: December 11, 2019


Notice of Hearing, Motiva Enterprises LLC: SOAH Docket No. 582-20-1408; TCEQ Docket No. 2019-1533-AIR; Proposed Permit Nos. 6056, 8404, and PSDTX1062M3

APPLICATION.

Motiva Enterprises LLC, P.O. Box 712, Port Arthur, Texas 77641-0712, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for an amendment to State Air Quality Permit Numbers 6056 and 8404 and modification to Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Air Quality Permit Number PSDTX1062M3, which would authorize modifications to the Port Arthur Refinery located at 2555 Savannah Ave, Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas 77640. As a public courtesy, we have provided the following Web page to an online map of the site or the facility's general location. The online map is not part of the application or the notice: https://tceq.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=db5bac44afbc468bbddd360f8168250f&marker=-93.959166%2C29.865833&level=12. For the exact location, refer to the application. This application was processed in an expedited manner, as allowed by the commission's rules in 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 101, Subchapter J. The existing facility will emit the following air contaminants in a significant amount: carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, organic compounds, particulate matter including particulate matter with diameters of 10 microns or less and 2.5 microns or less, sulfur dioxide and greenhouse gases. In addition, the facility will emit the following air contaminants: hydrogen sulfide, sulfuric acid mist, ammonia and hazardous air pollutants.

The degree of PSD increment predicted to be consumed by the existing facility and other increment‑consuming sources in the area is as follows:

Degree of PSD Increment (.pdf)

This application was submitted to the TCEQ on February 11, 2016. The Executive Director has determined that the emissions of air contaminants from the existing facility which are subject to PSD review will not violate any state or federal air quality regulations and will not have any significant adverse impact on soils, vegetation, or visibility. All air contaminants have been evaluated, and "best available control technology" will be used for the control of these contaminants.

The TCEQ Executive Director has prepared a draft permit which, if approved, would establish the conditions under which the facility must operate. The permit application, Executive Director's preliminary decision, draft permit, and the Executive Director's preliminary determination summary and Executive Director's air quality analysis, are available for viewing and copying at the TCEQ central office, the TCEQ Beaumont regional office, and at the Port Arthur Public Library, 4615 9th Avenue, Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas. The facility's compliance file, if any exists, is available for public review at the TCEQ Beaumont Regional Office, 3870 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas.

DIRECT REFERRAL.

The Notice of Application and Preliminary Decision was published in English on July 27, 2019, and in Spanish on July 28, 2019. On October 23, 2019, the Applicant filed a revised request for direct referral to the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH). Therefore, the chief clerk has referred this application directly to SOAH for a hearing on whether the application complies with all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

CONTESTED CASE HEARING.

The State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) will conduct a preliminary hearing at:

10:00 a.m. - February 3, 2020

William P. Clements Building

300 West 15th Street, 4th Floor

Austin, Texas 78701

The purpose of a preliminary hearing is to establish jurisdiction, name the parties, establish a procedural schedule for the remainder of the proceeding, and to address other matters as determined by the judge. The evidentiary hearing phase of the proceeding, which will occur at a later date, will be similar to a civil trial in state district court. The hearing will be conducted in accordance with the Chapter 2001, Texas Government Code; Chapter 382, Texas Health and Safety Code; TCEQ rules including 30 TAC Chapter 116, Subchapters A and B; and the procedural rules of the TCEQ and SOAH, including 30 TAC Chapter 80 and 1 TAC Chapter 155.

To request to be a party, you must attend the hearing and show you would be affected by the application in a way not common to the general public. Any person may attend the hearing and request to be a party. Only persons named as parties may participate at the hearing.

MAILING LIST.

You may ask to be placed on a mailing list to obtain additional information on this application by sending a request to the Office of the Chief Clerk at the address below.

AGENCY CONTACTS AND INFORMATION.

Public comments and requests must be submitted either electronically at www.tceq.texas.gov/agency/decisions/cc/comments.html, or in writing to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Office of the Chief Clerk, MC-105, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087. If you communicate with the TCEQ electronically, please be aware that your email address, like your physical mailing address, will become part of the agency's public record. For more information about this permit application, the permitting process, or the contested case hearing process, please call the Public Education Program toll free at (800) 687‑4040. Si desea información en español, puede llamar al (800) 687-4040. General information regarding the TCEQ may be obtained electronically at www.tceq.texas.gov.

In accordance with 1 TAC §155.401(a), Notice of Hearing, "Parties that are not represented by an attorney may obtain information regarding contested case hearings on the public website of the State Office of Administrative Hearings at www.soah.texas.gov, or in printed format upon request to SOAH."

INFORMATION.

If you need more information about the hearing process for this application, please call the Public Education Program, toll free, at (800) 687‑4040. General information regarding the TCEQ can be found at www.tceq.texas.gov.

Persons with disabilities who need special accommodations at the hearing should call the SOAH Docketing Department at (512) 475-3445, at least one week prior to the hearing.

Further information may also be obtained from Motiva Enterprises LLC at the address stated above or by calling Mr. Blake Yarbrough, Environmental Manager, at (409) 205-5992.

Issued: December 9, 2019

TRD-201904703

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: December 11, 2019


Notice of Opportunity to Request a Public Meeting for a Development Permit Application for Construction Over a Closed Municipal Solid Waste Landfill: Proposed Permit No. 62039

Application. Mesquite Storage LP, the owner of the Mesquite Storage company, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for a development permit for construction over a closed municipal solid waste landfill (Proposed Permit No. 62039). The proposed development concerns a tract of land of approximately 82.6 acres located at 23300 Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) Freeway, Mesquite, Texas 75149 and consists of enclosed self-storage units along with an office and a residence building, with a total footprint of about 119,150 square feet, and associated driveways and parking areas, and support utilities. The development permit application is available for viewing and copying at Mesquite Housing Division, 1616 N. Galloway Ave., Mesquite, Texas 75185 in Dallas county, and may be viewed online at https://www.scsengineers.com/state/. The following link to an electronic map of the site or facility's general location is provided as a public courtesy and is not part of the application or notice: https://tceq.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=db5bac44afbc468bbddd360f8168250f&find=23300%20Lyndon%20B.%20Johnson%20(LBJ)%20Freeway%2C%20Mesquite%2C%20TX%2075149. For exact location, refer to application.

Public Comment/Public Meeting. You may submit public comments or request a public meeting on this application to the Office of Chief Clerk at the address included in the information section below. TCEQ will hold a public meeting if the executive director determines that there is a significant degree of public interest in the application or if requested by a local legislator. The purpose of the public meeting is for the public to provide input for consideration by the commission, and for the applicant and the commission staff to provide information to the public. A public meeting is not a contested case hearing. The comment period shall begin on the date this notice is published and end 30 calendar days after this notice is published. The comment period shall be extended to the close of any public meeting. The executive director is not required to file a response to comments.

If a public meeting is to be held, a public notice shall be published in a newspaper that is generally circulated in the county in which the proposed development is located. All the individuals on the adjacent landowners list shall also be notified at least 15 calendar days prior to the meeting.

Executive Director Action. The executive director shall, after review of the application, issue his decision to either approve or deny the development permit application. Notice of decision will be mailed to the owner and to each person that requested notification of the executive director's decision.

Information Available Online. For details about the status of the application, visit the Commissioners' Integrated Database (CID) at www.tceq.texas.gov/goto/cid. Once you have access to the CID using the above link, enter the permit number for this application, which is provided at the top of this notice.

Agency Contacts and Information. All public comments, requests, and petitions must be submitted either electronically at http://www14.tceq.texas.gov/epic/eComment/ or in writing to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Office of the Chief Clerk, MC-105, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087. Please be aware that any contact information you provide, including your name, phone number, email address and physical address will become part of the agency's public record. For more information about this permit application or the permitting process, please call the TCEQ's Public Education Program, Toll Free, at (800) 687-4040 or visit their website at www.tceq.texas.gov/goto/pep. Si desea información en español, puede llamar al (800) 687-4040.

General information regarding the TCEQ can be found at our web site at www.tceq.texas.gov. Further information may also be obtained by calling Daniel Boswell at (972) 812-7370 or Jeff Arrington, P.E. at (817) 571-2288.

TRD-201904699

Bridget C. Bohac

Chief Clerk

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Filed: December 11, 2019


Texas Ethics Commission

List of Late Filers

Below is a list from the Texas Ethics Commission naming the filers who failed to pay the penalty fine for failure to file the report, or filing a late report, in reference to the specified filing deadline. If you have any questions, you may contact Sue Edwards at (512) 463-5800.

Deadline: Lobby Activities Report due February 11, 2019

Chris J. Sanchez, 111 Congress Ave., Ste. 400, Austin, Texas 78701

Deadline: Semiannual Report due January 1, 2019 for Candidates

Dyana Limon-Mercado, 2100 Mimosa Dr., Austin, Texas 78745

Martin B. Muncy, 201 N. Main, Andrews, Texas 79714

Deadline: Semiannual Report due July 15, 2019 for Candidates

Monica Ramirez Alcantara, 26041 Cypress Oaks, San Antonio, Texas 78255

Meghan L. Brown-Scoggins, 17410 Woodfalls Ln., Richmond, Texas 77407

Steve Huerta, 602 Acuna St., San Antonio, Texas 78237

Jarvis Johnson, 1051 Cottage Oak, Houston, Texas 77091

Finnigan Jones, 1133 W. Tucker Blvd., Arlington, Texas 76013

Ryan T. McConnico, 1244 Prince Street, Houston, Texas 77008

Marco A. Sevilla, 4345 FM 851 S., Alto, Texas 75925

TRD-201904571

Anne Temple Peters

Executive Director

Texas Ethics Commission

Filed: December 5, 2019


General Land Office

Notice and Opportunity to Comment on Requests for Consistency Agreement/Concurrence Under the Texas Coastal Management Program

On January 10, 1997, the State of Texas received federal approval of the Coastal Management Program (CMP) (62 Federal Register pp. 1439 - 1440). Under federal law, federal agency activities and actions affecting the Texas coastal zone must be consistent with the CMP goals and policies identified in 31 TAC Chapter 501. Requests for federal consistency review were deemed administratively complete for the following project(s) during the period of December 2, 2019, to December 6, 2019. As required by federal law, the public is given an opportunity to comment on the consistency of proposed activities in the coastal zone undertaken or authorized by federal agencies. Pursuant to 31 TAC §§506.25, 506.32, and 506.41, the public comment period extends 30 days from the date published on the Texas General Land Office web site. The notice was published on the web site on Friday, December 13, 2019. The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 12, 2019.

FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:

Applicant: Enterprise Products Operating LLC

Location: The project site is located in the Barbour's Cut Ship Channel, approximately 2.5 miles northeast of LaPorte, within Harris County, Texas.

Latitude & Longitude (NAD 83): 29.685, -95.009

Project Description: The applicant proposes to add Jacintoport, Texas Terminals, and Bertron private dredge material placement areas (DMPAs) to the previously issued authorization. Additionally, the applicant requests authorization to utilize silt blade dredging methodologies over the 12.6-acre area to maintain the previously authorized depths of -45 Mean Low Tide (MLT), plus 2 feet overdredge.

Type of Application: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) permit application #SWG-2014-00905. This application will be reviewed pursuant to Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.

CMP Project No: 20-1067-F1

Applicant: The Port of Beaumont

Location: The project site is located in the Neches River, approximately 1.5 miles southeast of Beaumont, within Orange and Jefferson Counties, Texas.

Latitude & Longitude (NAD 83): 30.078208, -94.081667

Project Description: The applicant proposes to amend a previously authorized permit to increase three dredging footprint areas and to include dredging of a portion of the Federal Channel for a period of 10 years. Specifically, the applicant proposes to extend the previously authorized Orange County Cargo Wharf dredge pad footprint approximately 169 feet downstream, extend previously authorized Grain Dock dredge pad foot print approximately 134 feet downstream, and to add an additional dredge footprint east of the Ro-Ro Ramp to a -17 feet Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW) and dredge a portion of the Federal Channel to -36 feet MLLW. The proposed changes will increase the dredging footprint from 55.1 acres to 70.75 acres (50,000 cubic yards to 90,000 cubic yards). The applicant is requesting to remove the dredged material using the following methods for dredging: mechanical, hydraulic method and/or silt blade method, and place it in the following Dredged Material Placement Areas (DMPA): Any Federal DMPA, including but not limited to, Placement Area 23, Placement Area 24, Placement Area 25, and/or Placement Area 26.

Type of Application: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) permit application #SWG-2019-00658. This application will be reviewed pursuant to Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. Note: The consistency review for this project may be conducted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as part of its certification under §401 of the Clean Water Act.

CMP Project No: 20-1075-F1

Further information on the applications listed above, including a copy of the consistency certifications or consistency determinations for inspection, may be obtained from the Texas General Land Office Public Information Officer at 1700 N. Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701, or via email at pialegal@glo.texas.gov. Comments should be sent to the Texas General Land Office Coastal Management Program Coordinator at the above address or via email at federal.consistency@glo.texas.gov.

TRD-201904687

Mark A. Havens

Chief Clerk, Deputy Land Commissioner

General Land Office

Filed: December 10, 2019


Notice of Approval of Coastal Boundary Survey

Surveying Division, Coastal Boundary Survey Approval

Project: Rollover Pass Closure, Galveston County

Project No: Coastal Erosion Planning and Response Act (CEPRA) No. 1495

Project Manager: Kevin Frenzel, Coastal Resources (Texas General Land Office)

Surveyor: David Klotz, Licensed State Land Surveyor (Texas General Land Office)

Description: Coastal Boundary Survey, dated September 11, 2018, by David Klotz, Licensed State Land Surveyor, delineating a portion of the littoral boundary along the line of Mean Higher High Water of the Gulf of Mexico, same being a portion of the northerly boundary line of the Elijah Franks Survey, Abstract 64, and the southerly boundary line of Rollover Bay, State Submerged Tract 183, the northerly boundary line of Gulf of Mexico, State Submerged Tract 132, and the southerly boundary line of said Elijah Franks Survey, Abstract 64, Bolivar Peninsula, Galveston County, Texas. The survey is associated with the Rollover Pass Closure, under CEPRA Project No. 1495. Situated approximately 440 feet northeasterly from the intersection of State Highway 87 with North and South Bauer Lanes at coordinates N 29° 30' 30", W 94° 30' 01", WGS84.

A Coastal Boundary Survey for the above-referenced project has been reviewed and accepted; upon completion of public notice requirements, the survey will be filed in the Texas General Land Office, Archives and Records, in accordance with provisions of the Texas Natural Resources Code, Chapter 33.136.

Approval Filed as: Tex.Nat.Res.Code Article 33.136 Galveston County, Sketch No. 88

TRD-201904575

Mark A. Havens

Chief Clerk, Deputy Land Commissioner

General Land Office

Filed: December 5, 2019


Notice of Approval of Coastal Boundary Survey

Surveying Division, Coastal Boundary Survey Approval

Project: Galveston Bay Foundation, Marsh Creation

Project No: SL20190031, General Land Office

Project Manager: Dianna Ramirez, Upper Coast Regional Manager

Surveyor: William E. Merten, Licensed State Land Surveyor

Description: A Coastal Boundary Survey, dated March 28, 2019, by William E. Merten, Licensed State Land Surveyor. The survey delineates the line of Mean Higher High Water of Galveston Bay, State Submerged Tract No. 302, along a portion of the Miguel Muldoon Two League Grant, Abstract Number 18. The survey is associated with the Texas General Land Office Lease SL20190031. Situated approximately 1730 feet easterly from the intersection of State Highway 146 with Cien Road and the coordinates of its midpoint being N 29° 31' 57", W 95° 00' 33", WGS84 in the City of Kemah, Galveston County. A copy of the survey has been recorded in Book I, Page 254, of the Galveston County Surveyors Records in the Galveston County Engineering Department.

A Coastal Boundary Survey for the above-referenced project has been reviewed and accepted; upon completion of public notice requirements, the survey will be filed in the Texas General Land Office, Archives and Records, in accordance with provisions of the Texas Natural Resources Code, Chapter 33.136.

Approval Filed as: Tex.Nat.Res.Code Article 33.136, Galveston County, Sketch No. 89

TRD-201904576

Mark A. Havens

Chief Clerk, Deputy Land Commissioner

General Land Office

Filed: December 5, 2019


Notice of Approval of Coastal Boundary Survey

Surveying Division, Coastal Boundary Survey Approval

Project: Tres Palacios - T.J. Dasher A-146, Matagorda County

Project No: GLO # SL20180020

Project Manager: Amy Nunez, Coastal Resources

Surveyor: Sidney Bouse, Licensed State Land Surveyor

Description: Coastal Boundary Survey, dated February 28, 2018, of the Mean High-Water line of a portion of the T.J. Dasher Survey, Abstract 146, the southerly line of the City of Palacios South Bay Pavilion Park and Boat Ramp and the boundary of State Submerged Tract 39, Matagorda County, Texas. The survey is associated with GLO # SL20180020. Situated in Palacios near the intersection of S. Bay Blvd. and 6th Street. Centroid coordinates N 28° 41' 51", W 96° 13' 08", WGS84. A copy of the survey has been filed in Plat Record 598, pages A & B Matagorda County Plat Records.

A Coastal Boundary Survey for the above-referenced project has been reviewed and accepted; upon completion of public notice requirements, the survey will be filed in the Texas General Land Office, Archives and Records, in accordance with provisions of the Texas Natural Resources Code, Chapter 33.136.

Approval Filed as: Tex.Nat.Res.Code Article 33.136 Matagorda County, Sketch No. 13

TRD-201904577

Mark A. Havens

Chief Clerk, Deputy Land Commissioner

General Land Office

Filed: December 5, 2019


Notice of Approval of Coastal Boundary Survey

Surveying Division, Coastal Boundary Survey Approval

Project: Sargent Beach West-Benjamin Wightman A-100, Matagorda County

Project No: Atkins Work Order No. A932, Under GLO Contract No. 18-127-006, Community Block Grant Program Ike Round 2.2 Non-Housing Funds.

Project Manager: Amy Nunez, Coastal Resources

Surveyor: Sidney Bouse, Licensed State Land Surveyor

Description: Coastal Boundary Survey dated February 23 - 25, 2019, delineates the meanders of the Mean Higher High-Water Line along a portion of the Benjamin Wightman League, Abstract 100, Matagorda County, Texas General Land Office File Number SC-000014:50, Patent No. 205 in Patent Volume 7, Page 648 with English Field Notes and Map found in File 6-210 and along a portion of the G. B Culver Survey, Grantee R. E. Graves, Abstract 551, Matagorda County, Texas, General Land Office Base File Number 144506, Patent Number 269 in Patent Volume 79-A, Page 657 and along State Submerged Tracts 450, 464 and 466, Matagorda County, Texas. The survey is associated with the Community Block Grant Program Ike Round 2.2 Non-Housing Funds. Situated approximately 2.8 miles southwesterly from the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge. Centroid coordinates N 28° 45' 07", W 95° 39' 26", WGS84. A copy of the survey has been filed in Plat Record 596 & 597, pages A & B Matagorda County Plat Records.

A Coastal Boundary Survey for the above-referenced project has been reviewed and accepted; upon completion of public notice requirements, the survey will be filed in the Texas General Land Office, Archives and Records, in accordance with provisions of the Texas Natural Resources Code, Chapter 33.136.

Approval Filed as: Tex.Nat.Res.Code Article 33.136 Matagorda County, Sketch No. 15

TRD-201904578

Mark A. Havens

Chief Clerk, Deputy Land Commissioner

General Land Office

Filed: December 5, 2019


Notice of Approval of Coastal Boundary Survey

Surveying Division, Coastal Boundary Survey Approval

Project: South Padre Island Beach Re-nourishment, FY18, Cameron County

Project No: Coastal Erosion Planning and Response Act (CEPRA) No. 1574; SL20080010 Texas General Land Office (GLO)

Project Manager: Thomas Durnin, Coastal Resources (GLO)

Surveyor: David Klotz, Licensed State Land Surveyor (GLO)

Description: Coastal Boundary Survey, dated May 8, 2018, by David Klotz, Licensed State Land Surveyor, delineating a portion of the littoral boundary along the line of Mean Higher High Water of the Gulf of Mexico, same being a portion of the easterly boundary line of the Nicholas Balli and Juan Jose Balli Survey and the westerly boundary line of the Gulf of Mexico, Cameron County, Texas. The survey is associated with the South Padre Island Beach Re-nourishment Program, CEPRA No. 1574. Situated between the North Jetty, Brownsville Ship Channel and Beach Access #4 South Padre Island at coordinates N 26° 06' 43", W 97° 09' 50", WGS84.

A Coastal Boundary Survey for the above-referenced project has been reviewed and accepted; upon completion of public notice requirements, the survey will be filed in the Texas General Land Office, Archives and Records, in accordance with provisions of the Texas Natural Resources Code, Chapter 33.136.

Approval Filed as: Tex.Nat.Res.Code Article 33.136 Cameron County, Sketch No. 5

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Mark A. Havens

Chief Clerk, Deputy Land Commissioner

General Land Office

Filed: December 5, 2019


Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Medicaid Payment Rates for the Residential Care Program, Assisted Living Services, and Personal Care 3 Services

Hearing. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will conduct a public hearing on January 6, 2020, at 9:00 a.m., to receive comment on proposed Medicaid payment rates for the Residential Care (RC) Program, Assisted Living (AL) services, and Personal Care 3 (PC3) services. The proposed rates for the RC program will be utilized in the fee-for-service payment model, and the proposed rates for AL and PC3 services will be utilized in the calculation of the STAR+PLUS managed care capitation rates for the Home and Community-Based Services risk group.

The public hearing will be held in HHSC's Public Hearing Room at the Robert D. Moreton Building, 1100 W. 49th Street, Austin, TX 78751. Entry is through security at the main entrance to the building facing 49th Street. Free parking is available in the adjacent parking garage. HHSC will broadcast the public hearing but cannot accept testimony from persons watching remotely. The broadcast can be accessed at https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/communications-events/live-archived-meetings, and it will be archived for access on demand at the same website. The public hearing will be held in compliance with Texas Human Resources Code §32.0282, which requires public notice of and hearings on proposed Medicaid reimbursements.

Proposal. HHSC proposes to reduce the Service Support cost component for the RC program and for AL and PC3 services to reflect the most recent increase in federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments in accordance with the rate-setting methodologies below. The methodologies require that when SSI is increased, the per diem reimbursement will be reduced by an amount equal to that increase in SSI received by clients. The payment rates are proposed to be effective February 1, 2020.

Methodology and Justification. The proposed payment rates were calculated in accordance with Title 1 of the Texas Administrative Code:

--§355.503, which addresses the reimbursement methodology for the Community-Based Alternatives Waiver Program and the Integrated Care Management-Home and Community Support Services and AL/RC Programs; and

--§355.509, which addresses the reimbursement methodology for RC.

Briefing Package. A briefing package describing the proposed payment rates will be available at http://rad.hhs.texas.gov/rate-packets on or after December 20, 2019. Interested parties may obtain a copy of the briefing package before the hearing by contacting the HHSC Rate Analysis Department by telephone at (512) 424-6637; by fax at (512) 730-7475; or by e-mail at RAD-LTSS@hhsc.state.tx.us. The briefing package will also will be available at the public hearing.

Written Comments. Written comments regarding the proposed payment rates may be submitted in lieu of, or in addition to, oral testimony until 5:00 p.m. the day of the hearing. Written comments may be sent by U.S. mail to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Attention: Rate Analysis, Mail Code H-400, P.O. Box 149030, Austin, Texas 78714-9030; by fax to Rate Analysis at (512) 730-7475; or by e-mail to RAD-LTSS@hhsc.state.tx.us. In addition, written comments may be sent by overnight mail or hand delivered to Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Attention: Rate Analysis, Mail Code H-400, Brown-Heatly Building, 4900 North Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas 78751.

Persons with disabilities who wish to attend the hearing and require auxiliary aids or services should contact Rate Analysis at (512) 424-6637 at least 72 hours prior to the hearing so appropriate arrangements can be made.

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Karen Ray

Chief Counsel

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Filed: December 10, 2019


Department of State Health Services

Licensing Actions for Radioactive Materials (.pdf)

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Barbara L. Klein

General Counsel

Department of State Health Services

Filed: December 11, 2019


Licensing Actions for Radioactive Materials (.pdf)

TRD-201904714

Barbara L. Klein

General Counsel

Department of State Health Services

Filed: December 11, 2019


Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

Notice of Public Comment Period and Public Hearing on the Draft 2020 State of Texas Low Income Housing Plan and Annual Report

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) will hold a public comment period from Monday, December 16, 2019, through 5:00 p.m. Austin local time on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, to obtain public comment on the Draft 2020 State of Texas Low Income Housing Plan and Annual Report (SLIHP).

The SLIHP offers a comprehensive reference on statewide housing needs, housing resources, and strategies for funding allocations. It reviews TDHCA's housing programs, current and future policies, resource allocation plans to meet state housing needs, and reports on performance during the preceding state fiscal year (September 1, 2018, through August 31, 2019).

During the public comment period, a public hearing will take place as follows:

Thursday, December 19, 2019

2:00 p.m. Austin local time

Stephen F. Austin State Office Building, Room 172

1700 N. Congress Avenue

Austin, TX 78701

Anyone may submit comments on the SLIHP in written form or oral testimony at the public hearing. Written comments may be submitted to Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, Elizabeth Yevich, P.O. Box 13941, Austin, Texas 78711-3941, by email to the following address: info@tdhca.state.tx.us, or by fax to (512) 475-0070.

The full text of the Draft 2020 SLIHP may be viewed at the Department's website: http://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/public-comment.htm. The public may also receive a copy of the Draft 2020 SLIHP by contacting TDHCA's Housing Resource Center at (512) 475-3976.

Individuals who require auxiliary aids, services or sign language interpreters for this public hearing should contact Melissa Nemecek, ADA Responsible Employee, at (512) 475-3959 or by email at melissa.nemecek@tdhca.state.tx.us or Relay Texas at (800) 735-2989, at least five (5) days before the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Non-English speaking individuals who require interpreters for the public hearings should contact Elena Peinado by phone at (512) 475-3814 or by email at elena.peinado@tdhca.state.tx.us at least five (5) days before the hearings so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Personas que hablan español y requieren un intérprete, favor de llamar a Elena Peinado al siguiente número (512) 475-3814 o enviarle un correo electrónico a elena.peinado@tdhca.state.tx.us por lo menos cinco (5) días antes de la junta para hacer los preparativos apropiados.

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Bobby Wilkinson

Executive Director

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

Filed: December 11, 2019


State Independent Living Council

Request for Proposal

Texas State Independent Living Council (SILC) is a nonprofit organization that assists Texans with a disability to live as independently as they chose. Texas SILC is federally authorized by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Workforce Innovation Act of 2014 and develops the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) that serves as a strategic plan to employ Independent Living Services.

Texas SILC has partnered with the Administration for Community Living (ACL) to provide quality of life grants over the next three years to community-based disability organizations serving people living with paralysis. For the purposes of this grant, the definition of paralysis refers to a range of disabling conditions due to stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy or any central nervous system disorders that results in difficulty or the inability to move the upper or lower extremities. The goal of this pilot is to increase supports and services for Texans living with paralysis in rural and underserved areas of the State that will improve the opportunity to become more independent and integrated in the community of their choice.

Texas SILC is not a direct service provider and relies on community partners to provide directs services and supports for Texans with disabilities and fulfill the goals and objectives of the SPIL. Texas SILC has procured a telehealth-type platform (e.g. Zoom platform) and is searching for community-based organizations to provide virtual Independent Living Services to Texans living with paralysis in unserved or underserved areas of the State. More information about the project may be viewed on the Texas SILC's Virtual Independent Living Services project webpage at https://www.txsilc.org/projects/vils.html.

The Virtual Independent Living Services project will provide Texas community based organizations with vested interest in serving people living with paralysis the virtual platform to provide independent living services and supports. The virtual platform will provide Texans living with paralysis access to a secure, HIPPA compliant platform, to receive services and supports.

Individuals will be able to access this platform through a smart-phone application, tablet, computer, or by telephone. The goal of the virtual services platform is to bring services to hundreds of individuals living with paralysis that would have not otherwise been able to access Independent Living Services due to lack of transportation, accessible housing, and personal care attendant support. This platform should also provide social interaction and support for people with paralysis who might be living with depression or other mental health issues. The virtual platform should offer greater access to independent living services to individuals and strengthen their network of peers and mentors.

Specific examples of services that may be provided through virtual platform to Texans living with paralysis in unserved or underserved areas includes but are not limited to: peer support; employment and career development training; personal care attendant management; money management and personal finance; healthy eating and adaptive fitness exercises; civic engagement in and out of institutions, state-facilities, and nursing homes; assistive technology and the use of applications to assist in daily living activities and at work; travel support and training; leadership and development; self and systems advocacy methods; accessible housing and transportation options and rights; resources for parents with disabilities; support groups and discussion topics for caregivers and family members; service animal options and rights; and a host of other topics impacting Texans living with paralysis.

Awarded organizations selected through this request for proposal (RFP) will be required to use and gain competence in the telehealth-type platform to be provided. The specifics of training and proficiency expectations will be discussed and agreed to prior to award.

As part of the grant partnership, Texas SILC is committed to providing technical assistance and training on the telehealth platform. Texas SILC will provide each awarded organization a toolkit that explains in detail what both awarded organizations and participating Texans will need to know to effectively use and leverage the technology. The toolkit will include outreach materials, instructional videos, and troubleshooting support.

The Texas SILC is accepting proposals from community-based organizations that serve people living with paralysis to employ a virtual Independent Living Services to Texans with paralysis. Proposals can be submitted until 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time, Friday, February 7, 2020, via email to VILS@txsilc.org.

Up to five community-based disability organizations will receive up to $40,000 each to provide virtual Independent Living Services to Texans living with paralysis. All funds must be used in accordance to applicable federal laws and regulations.

An independent review panel will review all applications and make a recommendation for awards to the Texas SILC. Texas SILC will announce awards by 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time, Friday, February 24, 2020.

Project services must start Monday, March 2, 2020, and must be concluded November 30, 2020. Awardees must report performance and financial data that measure the impact and effectiveness of the award by January 31, 2020.

Texas SILC requests community partners willing to participate in the Virtual Independent Living Services project to complete a proposal that ensures the following project objectives and outcomes are achieved.

Project outcomes include:

--Texans with paralysis who live in unserved or underserved areas or represent an underserved population will have greater access to Independent Living Services in the environment they choose.

--Texans with paralysis will experience decreased isolation and will better connect with peers.

--The project will increase coalitions between community-based organizations that provide supports and services to Texans with paralysis.

--Texans with disabilities will have enhanced employment opportunities and have more strategies to thrive in the community of their choice.

Applicants interested in participating as a direct service provider in the project must submit a proposal that is no more than five single-spaced pages in Verdana 12-point font in Microsoft Word and respond to the following items:

1. Organization Background: please provide the name of your organization, organization address, Tax ID Number, name of contact person and contact information.

2. Narrative Description of the Project: please provide a narrative description of the type of virtual independent living services your organization plans to provide; milestones; how it will achieve project goals, objectives, and outcomes; and the data your organization will collect and report on that measures the impact and effectiveness of the award (e.g. Number of Texans living with paralysis who received an Independent Living Service). In this section, please include the purpose and scope of the project; location of work; describe the need for the project and solutions; deliverables that will be scheduled; and a timeline. Additional preference will be made for those community-based organizations that describe how the services are targeted to those populations listed in Section 3.2 of the SPIL. The SPIL may be viewed at the Texas SILC's website: www.txsilc.org.

3. Capacity: please provide an overview of your organization, leadership and staff expertise, organizational ability to provide financial management and performance reporting. Please also provide a budget and budget justification for the project; type of payment schedule preferred (e.g. monthly; quarterly); and if and how the awarded funds will be used for travel.

Respondents are encouraged to provide as much detail in their proposals as possible regarding their community-based services in order to allow the independent review panel and the Texas SILC to accurately assess the best possible candidates. This is particularly valuable given the range of possible services responsive to this RFP.

Awarded organizations who receive an award up to $40,000 grant under this RFP will not be considered for subsequent awards under this grant.

This grant was supported in part by grant number 90PRRC0002 from The United States Administration on Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encourages to express freely their feeling and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, however, represent official Administration for Community Living policy.

Questions about this request for proposal must be submitted in writing via email to VILS@txsilc.org by 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time, Monday, February 3, 2020. All answers will be subsequently published on Texas SILC's Virtual Independent Living Services project webpage: https://www.txsilc.org/projects/vils.html.

Texas SILC looks forward to developing new partnerships to increase supports and services for Texans living with paralysis living in underserved or unserved areas of the State. Additional Virtual Independent Living Services project funding opportunities may be available in the Summer of 2021.

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Colton Read

Council Chair

State Independent Living Council

Filed: December 9, 2019


Texas Department of Insurance

Company Licensing

Application for Longevity Insurance Company, a foreign life, accident and/or health insurance company, to change its name to Oceanview Life and Annuity Company. The home office is in Denver, Colorado.

Application for 21st Century Preferred Insurance Company, a foreign fire and/or casualty company, to change its name to Trisura Insurance Company. The home office is in Pennsylvania.

Application to do business in the state of Texas for Versant Casualty Insurance Company, a foreign fire and/or casualty company. The home office is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Any objections must be filed with the Texas Department of Insurance, within twenty (20) calendar days from the date of the Texas Register publication, addressed to the attention of Robert Rudnai, 333 Guadalupe Street, MC 103-CL, Austin, Texas 78701.

TRD-201904705

James Person

General Counsel

Texas Department of Insurance

Filed: December 11, 2019


Texas Lottery Commission

Scratch Ticket Game Number 2198 "HEARTS"

1.0 Name and Style of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The name of Scratch Ticket Game No. 2198 is "HEARTS". The play style is "coordinate with prize legend".

1.1 Price of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The price for Scratch Ticket Game No. 2198 shall be $2.00 per Scratch Ticket.

1.2 Definitions in Scratch Ticket Game No. 2198.

A. Display Printing - That area of the Scratch Ticket outside of the area where the overprint and Play Symbols appear.

B. Latex Overprint - The removable scratch-off covering over the Play Symbols on the front of the Scratch Ticket.

C. Play Symbol - The printed data under the latex on the front of the Scratch Ticket that is used to determine eligibility for a prize. Each Play Symbol is printed in Symbol font in black ink in positive except for dual-image games. The possible black Play Symbols are: HEART SYMBOL, STAR SYMBOL, GOLD BAR SYMBOL, HORSESHOE SYMBOL, PIGGY BANK SYMBOL, DICE SYMBOL, STACK OF BILLS SYMBOL, COIN SYMBOL, BALL SYMBOL, DIAMOND SYMBOL, BOAT SYMBOL, POT OF GOLD SYMBOL, WATERMELON SYMBOL, LADYBUG SYMBOL, LEMON SYMBOL, SUN SYMBOL, CHERRY SYMBOL, BANANA SYMBOL, BELL SYMBOL and PINEAPPLE SYMBOL.

D. Play Symbol Caption - The printed material appearing below each Play Symbol which explains the Play Symbol. One caption appears under each Play Symbol and is printed in caption font in black ink in positive. The Play Symbol Caption which corresponds with and verifies each Play Symbol is as follows:

Figure 1: GAME NO. 2198 - 1.2D (.pdf)

E. Serial Number - A unique thirteen (13) digit number appearing under the latex scratch-off covering on the front of the Scratch Ticket. The Serial Number is for validation purposes and cannot be used to play the game. The format will be: 0000000000000.

F. Bar Code - A twenty-four (24) character interleaved two (2) of five (5) Bar Code which will include a four (4) digit game ID, the seven (7) digit Pack number, the three (3) digit Ticket number and the ten (10) digit Validation Number. The Bar Code appears on the back of the Scratch Ticket.

G. Game-Pack-Ticket Number - A fourteen (14) digit number consisting of the four (4) digit game number (2198), a seven (7) digit Pack number, and a three (3) digit Ticket number. Ticket numbers start with 001 and end with 125 within each Pack. The format will be: 2198-0000001-001.

H. Pack - A Pack of the "HEARTS" Scratch Ticket Game contains 125 Tickets, packed in plastic shrink-wrapping and fanfolded in pages of two (2). One Ticket will be folded over to expose a front and back of one Ticket on each Pack. All Packs will be tightly shrink-wrapped. There will be no breaks between the Tickets in a Pack.

I. Non-Winning Scratch Ticket - A Scratch Ticket which is not programmed to be a winning Scratch Ticket or a Scratch Ticket that does not meet all of the requirements of these Game Procedures, the State Lottery Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 466), and applicable rules adopted by the Texas Lottery pursuant to the State Lottery Act and referenced in 16 TAC, Chapter 401.

J. Scratch Ticket Game, Scratch Ticket or Ticket - Texas Lottery "HEARTS" Scratch Ticket Game No. 2198.

2.0 Determination of Prize Winners. The determination of prize winners is subject to the general Scratch Ticket validation requirements set forth in Texas Lottery Rule 401.302, Scratch Ticket Game Rules, these Game Procedures, and the requirements set out on the back of each Scratch Ticket. A prize winner in the "HEARTS" Scratch Ticket Game is determined once the latex on the Scratch Ticket is scratched off to expose twelve (12) Play Symbols. If a player reveals 2 or more "Heart" Play Symbols in the play area, the player wins the corresponding prize in the PRIZE LEGEND. (Only highest prize paid.) No portion of the Display Printing nor any extraneous matter whatsoever shall be usable or playable as a part of the Scratch Ticket.

2.1 Scratch Ticket Validation Requirements.

A. To be a valid Scratch Ticket, all of the following requirements must be met:

1. Exactly twelve (12) Play Symbols must appear under the Latex Overprint on the front portion of the Scratch Ticket;

2. Each of the Play Symbols must have a Play Symbol Caption underneath, unless specified, and each Play Symbol must agree with its Play Symbol Caption;

3. Each of the Play Symbols must be present in its entirety and be fully legible;

4. Each of the Play Symbols must be printed in black ink except for dual image games;

5. The Scratch Ticket shall be intact;

6. The Serial Number and Game-Pack-Ticket Number must be present in their entirety and be fully legible;

7. The Serial Number must correspond, using the Texas Lottery's codes, to the Play Symbols on the Scratch Ticket;

8. The Scratch Ticket must not have a hole punched through it, be mutilated, altered, unreadable, reconstituted or tampered with in any manner;

9. The Scratch Ticket must not be counterfeit in whole or in part;

10. The Scratch Ticket must have been issued by the Texas Lottery in an authorized manner;

11. The Scratch Ticket must not have been stolen, nor appear on any list of omitted Scratch Tickets or non-activated Scratch Tickets on file at the Texas Lottery;

12. The Play Symbols, Serial Number and Game-Pack-Ticket Number must be right side up and not reversed in any manner;

13. The Scratch Ticket must be complete and not miscut, and have exactly twelve (12) Play Symbols under the Latex Overprint on the front portion of the Scratch Ticket, exactly one Serial Number and exactly one Game-Pack-Ticket Number on the Scratch Ticket;

14. The Serial Number of an apparent winning Scratch Ticket shall correspond with the Texas Lottery's Serial Numbers for winning Scratch Tickets, and a Scratch Ticket with that Serial Number shall not have been paid previously;

15. The Scratch Ticket must not be blank or partially blank, misregistered, defective or printed or produced in error;

16. Each of the twelve (12) Play Symbols must be exactly one of those described in Section 1.2.C of these Game Procedures;

17. Each of the twelve (12) Play Symbols on the Scratch Ticket must be printed in the Symbol font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; the Scratch Ticket Serial Numbers must be printed in the Serial font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; and the Game-Pack-Ticket Number must be printed in the Game-Pack-Ticket Number font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery;

18. The Display Printing on the Scratch Ticket must be regular in every respect and correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; and

19. The Scratch Ticket must have been received by the Texas Lottery by applicable deadlines.

B. The Scratch Ticket must pass all additional validation tests provided for in these Game Procedures, the Texas Lottery's Rules governing the award of prizes of the amount to be validated, and any confidential validation and security tests of the Texas Lottery.

C. Any Scratch Ticket not passing all of the validation requirements is void and ineligible for any prize and shall not be paid. However, the Executive Director may, solely at the Executive Director's discretion, refund the retail sales price of the Scratch Ticket. In the event a defective Scratch Ticket is purchased, the only responsibility or liability of the Texas Lottery shall be to replace the defective Scratch Ticket with another unplayed Scratch Ticket in that Scratch Ticket Game (or a Scratch Ticket of equivalent sales price from any other current Texas Lottery Scratch Ticket Game) or refund the retail sales price of the Scratch Ticket, solely at the Executive Director's discretion.

2.2 Programmed Game Parameters.

A. Consecutive Non-Winning Tickets within a Pack will not have matching patterns, in the same order, of Play Symbols.

B. A Ticket can win as indicated by the prize structure.

C. A Ticket can win up to one (1) time.

D. On both winning and Non-Winning Tickets, the "Heart" (HEART) Play Symbol will appear at least once and will win as per the prize structure.

E. Non-winning Play Symbols will not appear more than once on a Ticket.

F. Winning Tickets will display the number of "Heart" (HEART) Play Symbols as dictated in the PRIZE LEGEND shown on the Ticket.

G. Winning Tickets will contain two (2) or more "Heart" (HEART) Play Symbols.

H. Non-Winning Tickets will never have more than one (1) "Heart" (HEART) Play Symbol.

2.3 Procedure for Claiming Prizes.

A. To claim a "HEARTS" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $2.00, $4.00, $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, $40.00, $50.00, $100 or $500, a claimant shall sign the back of the Scratch Ticket in the space designated on the Scratch Ticket and present the winning Scratch Ticket to any Texas Lottery Retailer. The Texas Lottery Retailer shall verify the claim and, if valid, and upon presentation of proper identification, if appropriate, make payment of the amount due the claimant and physically void the Scratch Ticket; provided that the Texas Lottery Retailer may, but is not required, to pay a $40.00, $50.00, $100 or $500 Scratch Ticket Game. In the event the Texas Lottery Retailer cannot verify the claim, the Texas Lottery Retailer shall provide the claimant with a claim form and instruct the claimant on how to file a claim with the Texas Lottery. If the claim is validated by the Texas Lottery, a check shall be forwarded to the claimant in the amount due. In the event the claim is not validated, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly. A claimant may also claim any of the above prizes under the procedure described in Section 2.3.B and Section 2.3.C of these Game Procedures.

B. To claim a "HEARTS" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $1,000 or $30,000, the claimant must sign the winning Scratch Ticket and present it at one of the Texas Lottery's Claim Centers. If the claim is validated by the Texas Lottery, payment will be made to the bearer of the validated winning Scratch Ticket for that prize upon presentation of proper identification. When paying a prize of $600 or more, the Texas Lottery shall file the appropriate income reporting form with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and shall withhold federal income tax at a rate set by the IRS if required. In the event that the claim is not validated by the Texas Lottery, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly.

C. As an alternative method of claiming a "HEARTS" Scratch Ticket Game prize, the claimant must sign the winning Scratch Ticket, thoroughly complete a claim form, and mail both to: Texas Lottery Commission, P.O. Box 16600, Austin, Texas 78761-6600. The Texas Lottery is not responsible for Scratch Tickets lost in the mail. In the event that the claim is not validated by the Texas Lottery, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly.

D. Prior to payment by the Texas Lottery of any prize, the Texas Lottery shall deduct the amount of a delinquent tax or other money from the winnings of a prize winner who has been finally determined to be:

1. delinquent in the payment of a tax or other money to a state agency and that delinquency is reported to the Comptroller under Government Code §403.055;

2. in default on a loan made under Chapter 52, Education Code;

3. in default on a loan guaranteed under Chapter 57, Education Code; or

4. delinquent in child support payments in the amount determined by a court or a Title IV-D agency under Chapter 231, Family Code.

E. If a person is indebted or owes delinquent taxes to the State, other than those specified in the preceding paragraph, the winnings of a person shall be withheld until the debt or taxes are paid.

2.4 Allowance for Delay of Payment. The Texas Lottery may delay payment of the prize pending a final determination by the Executive Director, under any of the following circumstances:

A. if a dispute occurs, or it appears likely that a dispute may occur, regarding the prize;

B. if there is any question regarding the identity of the claimant;

C. if there is any question regarding the validity of the Scratch Ticket presented for payment; or

D. if the claim is subject to any deduction from the payment otherwise due, as described in Section 2.3.D of these Game Procedures. No liability for interest for any delay shall accrue to the benefit of the claimant pending payment of the claim.

2.5 Payment of Prizes to Persons Under 18. If a person under the age of 18 years is entitled to a cash prize under $600 from the "HEARTS" Scratch Ticket Game, the Texas Lottery shall deliver to an adult member of the minor's family or the minor's guardian a check or warrant in the amount of the prize payable to the order of the minor.

2.6 If a person under the age of 18 years is entitled to a cash prize of $600 or more from the "HEARTS" Scratch Ticket Game, the Texas Lottery shall deposit the amount of the prize in a custodial bank account, with an adult member of the minor's family or the minor's guardian serving as custodian for the minor.

2.7 Scratch Ticket Claim Period. All Scratch Ticket prizes must be claimed within 180 days following the end of the Scratch Ticket Game or within the applicable time period for certain eligible military personnel as set forth in Texas Government Code §466.408. Any rights to a prize that is not claimed within that period, and in the manner specified in these Game Procedures and on the back of each Scratch Ticket, shall be forfeited.

2.8 Disclaimer. The number of prizes in a game is approximate based on the number of Scratch Tickets ordered. The number of actual prizes available in a game may vary based on number of Scratch Tickets manufactured, testing, distribution, sales and number of prizes claimed. A Scratch Ticket Game may continue to be sold even when all the top prizes have been claimed.

3.0 Scratch Ticket Ownership.

A. Until such time as a signature is placed upon the back portion of a Scratch Ticket in the space designated, a Scratch Ticket shall be owned by the physical possessor of said Scratch Ticket. When a signature is placed on the back of the Scratch Ticket in the space designated, the player whose signature appears in that area shall be the owner of the Scratch Ticket and shall be entitled to any prize attributable thereto. Notwithstanding any name or names submitted on a claim form, the Executive Director shall make payment to the player whose signature appears on the back of the Scratch Ticket in the space designated. If more than one name appears on the back of the Scratch Ticket, the Executive Director will require that one of those players whose name appears thereon be designated by such players to receive payment.

B. The Texas Lottery shall not be responsible for lost or stolen Scratch Tickets and shall not be required to pay on a lost or stolen Scratch Ticket.

4.0 Number and Value of Scratch Prizes. There will be approximately 7,200,000 Scratch Tickets in Scratch Ticket Game No. 2198. The approximate number and value of prizes in the game are as follows:

Figure 2: GAME NO. 2198 - 4.0 (.pdf)

A. The actual number of Scratch Tickets in the game may be increased or decreased at the sole discretion of the Texas Lottery Commission.

5.0 End of the Scratch Ticket Game. The Executive Director may, at any time, announce a closing date (end date) for the Scratch Ticket Game No. 2198 without advance notice, at which point no further Scratch Tickets in that game may be sold. The determination of the closing date and reasons for closing will be made in accordance with the Scratch Ticket closing procedures and the Scratch Ticket Game Rules. See 16 TAC §401.302(j).

6.0 Governing Law. In purchasing a Scratch Ticket, the player agrees to comply with, and abide by, these Game Procedures for Scratch Ticket Game No. 2198, the State Lottery Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 466), applicable rules adopted by the Texas Lottery pursuant to the State Lottery Act and referenced in 16 TAC, Chapter 401, and all final decisions of the Executive Director.

TRD-201904685

Bob Biard

General Counsel

Texas Lottery Commission

Filed: December 10, 2019


Scratch Ticket Game Number 2201 "$50,000 POKER"

1.0 Name and Style of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The name of Scratch Ticket Game No. 2201 is "$50,000 POKER". The play style is "cards - poker".

1.1 Price of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The price for Scratch Ticket Game No. 2201 shall be $5.00 per Scratch Ticket.

1.2 Definitions in Scratch Ticket Game No. 2201.

A. Display Printing - That area of the Scratch Ticket outside of the area where the overprint and Play Symbols appear.

B. Latex Overprint - The removable scratch-off covering over the Play Symbols on the front of the Scratch Ticket.

C. Play Symbol - The printed data under the latex on the front of the Scratch Ticket that is used to determine eligibility for a prize. Each Play Symbol is printed in Symbol font in black ink in positive except for dual-image games. The possible black Play Symbols are: 2 OF CLUBS SYMBOL, 3 OF CLUBS SYMBOL, 4 OF CLUBS SYMBOL, 5 OF CLUBS SYMBOL, 6 OF CLUBS SYMBOL, 7 OF CLUBS SYMBOL, 8 OF CLUBS SYMBOL, 9 OF CLUBS SYMBOL, 10 OF CLUBS SYMBOL, J OF CLUBS SYMBOL, Q OF CLUBS SYMBOL, K OF CLUBS SYMBOL, A OF CLUBS SYMBOL, 2 OF SPADES SYMBOL, 3 OF SPADES SYMBOL, 4 OF SPADES SYMBOL, 5 OF SPADES SYMBOL, 6 OF SPADES SYMBOL, 7 OF SPADES SYMBOL, 8 OF SPADES SYMBOL, 9 OF SPADES SYMBOL, 10 OF SPADES SYMBOL, J OF SPADES SYMBOL, Q OF SPADES SYMBOL, K OF SPADES SYMBOL, A OF SPADES SYMBOL, $5.00, $10.00, $15.00, $20.00, $25.00, $50.00, $75.00, $100, $200, $500, $2,500 and $50,000. The possible red Play Symbols are: 2 OF DIAMONDS SYMBOL, 3 OF DIAMONDS SYMBOL, 4 OF DIAMONDS SYMBOL, 5 OF DIAMONDS SYMBOL, 6 OF DIAMONDS SYMBOL, 7 OF DIAMONDS SYMBOL, 8 OF DIAMONDS SYMBOL, 9 OF DIAMONDS SYMBOL, 10 OF DIAMONDS SYMBOL, J OF DIAMONDS SYMBOL, Q OF DIAMONDS SYMBOL, K OF DIAMONDS SYMBOL, A OF DIAMONDS SYMBOL, 2 OF HEARTS SYMBOL, 3 OF HEARTS SYMBOL, 4 OF HEARTS SYMBOL, 5 OF HEARTS SYMBOL, 6 OF HEARTS SYMBOL, 7 OF HEARTS SYMBOL, 8 OF HEARTS SYMBOL, 9 OF HEARTS SYMBOL, 10 OF HEARTS SYMBOL, J OF HEARTS SYMBOL, Q OF HEARTS SYMBOL, K OF HEARTS SYMBOL and A OF HEARTS SYMBOL.

D. Play Symbol Caption - The printed material appearing below each Play Symbol which explains the Play Symbol. One caption appears under each Play Symbol and is printed in caption font in black ink in positive. The Play Symbol Caption which corresponds with and verifies each Play Symbol is as follows:

Figure 1: GAME NO. 2201 - 1.2D (.pdf)

E. Serial Number - A unique thirteen (13) digit number appearing under the latex scratch-off covering on the front of the Scratch Ticket. The Serial Number is for validation purposes and cannot be used to play the game. The format will be: 0000000000000.

F. Bar Code - A twenty-four (24) character interleaved two (2) of five (5) Bar Code which will include a four (4) digit game ID, the seven (7) digit Pack number, the three (3) digit Ticket number and the ten (10) digit Validation Number. The Bar Code appears on the back of the Scratch Ticket.

G. Game-Pack-Ticket Number - A fourteen (14) digit number consisting of the four (4) digit game number (2201), a seven (7) digit Pack number, and a three (3) digit Ticket number. Ticket numbers start with 001 and end with 075 within each Pack. The format will be: 2201-0000001-001.

H. Pack - A Pack of the "$50,000 POKER" Scratch Ticket Game contains 075 Tickets, packed in plastic shrink-wrapping and fanfolded in pages of one (1). Ticket 001 will be shown on the front of the Pack; the back of Ticket 075 will be revealed on the back of the Pack. All packs will be tightly shrink-wrapped. There will be no breaks between the Tickets in a Pack. Every other Pack will reverse; i.e., reverse order will be: the back of Ticket 001 will be shown on the front of the Pack and the front of Ticket 075 will be shown on the back of the Pack.

I. Non-Winning Scratch Ticket - A Scratch Ticket which is not programmed to be a winning Scratch Ticket or a Scratch Ticket that does not meet all of the requirements of these Game Procedures, the State Lottery Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 466), and applicable rules adopted by the Texas Lottery pursuant to the State Lottery Act and referenced in 16 TAC, Chapter 401.

J. Scratch Ticket Game, Scratch Ticket or Ticket - Texas Lottery "$50,000 POKER" Scratch Ticket Game No. 2201.

2.0 Determination of Prize Winners. The determination of prize winners is subject to the general Scratch Ticket validation requirements set forth in Texas Lottery Rule 401.302, Scratch Ticket Game Rules, these Game Procedures, and the requirements set out on the back of each Scratch Ticket. A prize winner in the "$50,000 POKER" Scratch Ticket Game is determined once the latex on the Scratch Ticket is scratched off to expose sixty-five (65) Play Symbols. If any of the player's YOUR HANDS beats (has a higher ranking than) the DEALER'S HAND, the player wins the PRIZE for that HAND. (See back of ticket for RANKING OF POKER HANDS. Only YOUR HANDS combinations listed in the RANKING OF POKER HANDS can be used to beat the DEALER'S HAND.) No portion of the Display Printing nor any extraneous matter whatsoever shall be usable or playable as a part of the Scratch Ticket.

2.1 Scratch Ticket Validation Requirements.

A. To be a valid Scratch Ticket, all of the following requirements must be met:

1. Exactly sixty-five (65) Play Symbols must appear under the Latex Overprint on the front portion of the Scratch Ticket;

2. Each of the Play Symbols must have a Play Symbol Caption underneath, unless specified, and each Play Symbol must agree with its Play Symbol Caption;

3. Each of the Play Symbols must be present in its entirety and be fully legible;

4. Each of the Play Symbols must be printed in black ink except for dual image games;

5. The Scratch Ticket shall be intact;

6. The Serial Number and Game-Pack-Ticket Number must be present in their entirety and be fully legible;

7. The Serial Number must correspond, using the Texas Lottery's codes, to the Play Symbols on the Scratch Ticket;

8. The Scratch Ticket must not have a hole punched through it, be mutilated, altered, unreadable, reconstituted or tampered with in any manner;

9. The Scratch Ticket must not be counterfeit in whole or in part;

10. The Scratch Ticket must have been issued by the Texas Lottery in an authorized manner;

11. The Scratch Ticket must not have been stolen, nor appear on any list of omitted Scratch Tickets or non-activated Scratch Tickets on file at the Texas Lottery;

12. The Play Symbols, Serial Number and Game-Pack-Ticket Number must be right side up and not reversed in any manner;

13. The Scratch Ticket must be complete and not miscut, and have exactly sixty-five (65) Play Symbols under the Latex Overprint on the front portion of the Scratch Ticket, exactly one Serial Number and exactly one Game-Pack-Ticket Number on the Scratch Ticket;

14. The Serial Number of an apparent winning Scratch Ticket shall correspond with the Texas Lottery's Serial Numbers for winning Scratch Tickets, and a Scratch Ticket with that Serial Number shall not have been paid previously;

15. The Scratch Ticket must not be blank or partially blank, misregistered, defective or printed or produced in error;

16. Each of the sixty-five (65) Play Symbols must be exactly one of those described in Section 1.2.C of these Game Procedures;

17. Each of the sixty-five (65) Play Symbols on the Scratch Ticket must be printed in the Symbol font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; the Scratch Ticket Serial Numbers must be printed in the Serial font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; and the Game-Pack-Ticket Number must be printed in the Game-Pack-Ticket Number font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery;

18. The Display Printing on the Scratch Ticket must be regular in every respect and correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; and

19. The Scratch Ticket must have been received by the Texas Lottery by applicable deadlines.

B. The Scratch Ticket must pass all additional validation tests provided for in these Game Procedures, the Texas Lottery's Rules governing the award of prizes of the amount to be validated, and any confidential validation and security tests of the Texas Lottery.

C. Any Scratch Ticket not passing all of the validation requirements is void and ineligible for any prize and shall not be paid. However, the Executive Director may, solely at the Executive Director's discretion, refund the retail sales price of the Scratch Ticket. In the event a defective Scratch Ticket is purchased, the only responsibility or liability of the Texas Lottery shall be to replace the defective Scratch Ticket with another unplayed Scratch Ticket in that Scratch Ticket Game (or a Scratch Ticket of equivalent sales price from any other current Texas Lottery Scratch Ticket Game) or refund the retail sales price of the Scratch Ticket, solely at the Executive Director's discretion.

2.2 Programmed Game Parameters.

A. Consecutive Non-Winning Tickets within a Pack will not have matching patterns, in the same order, of either Play Symbols or Prize Symbols.

B. A Ticket can win as indicated by the prize structure.

C. A Ticket can win up to ten (10) times.

D. On winning and Non-Winning Tickets, the top cash prizes of $2,500 and $50,000 will each appear at least once, excluding Tickets winning ten (10) times.

E. None of the YOUR HANDS in HAND 1 - HAND 10 will have a combination listed in the RANKING OF POKER HANDS shown on the back of the Ticket that matches the DEALER'S HAND. (i.e., if any of the YOUR HANDS in HAND 1 - HAND 10 has a Straight, then the DEALER'S HAND will not have a Straight; if any of the YOUR HANDS in HAND 1 - HAND 10 has a Flush, then the DEALER'S HAND will not have a Flush, etc.) This includes not having One Pair in any of the YOUR HANDS in HAND 1 - HAND 10 and One Pair in the DEALER'S HAND regardless of the rank of the One Pairs. (i.e., if any of the YOUR HANDS in HAND 1 - HAND 10 has One Pair of 8 Card Play Symbols, then the DEALER'S HAND will not have One Pair of Jack Card Play Symbols.) This applies to all the combinations listed in the RANKING OF POKER HANDS and HANDS that do not have a combination listed in the RANKING OF POKER HANDS.

F. If none of the YOUR HANDS in HAND 1 - HAND 10 have a combination listed in the RANKING OF POKER HANDS shown on the back of the Ticket, the DEALER'S HAND will have one of the combinations listed in the RANKING OF POKER HANDS, and therefore the Ticket will be non-winning.

G. If the DEALER'S HAND does not have a combination listed in the RANKING OF POKER HANDS shown on the back of the Ticket, all of the YOUR HANDS in HAND 1 - HAND 10 will have one of the combinations listed in the RANKING OF POKER HANDS, and therefore the Ticket will win ten (10) times and will win as per the prize structure.

H. On all Tickets, Card Play Symbols 2 - Ace, regardless of suit, will be used.

I. Ace Card Play Symbols are considered high when creating a Royal Flush, a Straight Flush and a Straight.

J. On winning and Non-Winning Tickets, it is possible for one (1) or more of the YOUR HANDS in HAND 1 - HAND 10 to not have any of the combinations listed in the RANKING OF POKER HANDS shown on the back of the Ticket.

K. An Ace Card Play Symbol will never appear with a 2 Card Play Symbol, a 3 Card Play Symbol, a 4 Card Play Symbol and a 5 Card Play Symbol in the same HAND.

L. A wraparound Straight Flush or Straight (i.e., a Queen Card Play Symbol, a King Card Play Symbol, an Ace Card Play Symbol, a 2 Card Play Symbol and a 3 Card Play Symbol) will never appear in any HAND.

M. Two (2) YOUR HANDS in HAND 1 - HAND 10 will not have matching five (5) Card Play Symbols, in any order.

N. There will not be matching Card Play Symbols in the same HAND.

O. There will not be matching Card Play Symbols in adjacent (horizontal, vertical or diagonal) play spots.

P. A Card Play Symbol will not appear more than two (2) times on a Ticket.

Q. A Card Play Symbol that appears in any of the YOUR HANDS in HAND 1 - HAND 10 will never match a Card Play Symbol that appears in the DEALER'S HAND.

R. The DEALER'S HAND will never have a Royal Flush or a Straight Flush.

S. In HAND 1 - HAND 10, a Royal Flush, a Straight Flush and a Straight will always appear in ascending order from left to right.

T. In the DEALER'S HAND, a Straight will appear in ascending order from left to right and top to bottom. The Card Play Symbol with the lowest rank will appear in the top left play spot and the Card Play Symbol with the highest rank will appear in the bottom right play spot.

U. If any HAND has Four of a Kind, the four (4) Card Play Symbols of the same rank will be in adjacent play spots.

V. If any HAND has a Full House, the three (3) Card Play Symbols of the same rank will be in adjacent play spots and the two (2) Card Play Symbols of the same rank will be in adjacent play spots.

W. If any HAND has a Flush, the five (5) non-consecutive Card Play Symbols of the same suit will be in ascending order from left to right.

X. If any HAND has Three of a Kind, the three (3) Card Play Symbols of the same rank will be in adjacent play spots.

Y. If any HAND has Two Pair, one pair of the two (2) Card Play Symbols of the same rank will be in adjacent play spots and the second pair of the two (2) Card Play Symbols of the same rank will be in adjacent play spots.

Z. If any HAND has One Pair, the two (2) Card Play Symbols of the same rank will be in adjacent play spots.

AA. On winning and Non-Winning Tickets, there will be no more than two (2) matching non-winning Prize Symbols.

BB. Non-winning Prize Symbols will not match a winning Prize Symbol on a Ticket.

CC. Prize Symbols will always appear in black.

DD. On all Tickets, there will never be two (2) or more Card Play Symbols of the same rank in vertically adjacent play spots of the HAND 1 - HAND 10 play area.

2.3 Procedure for Claiming Prizes.

A. To claim a "$50,000 POKER" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $5.00, $10.00, $15.00, $20.00, $25.00, $50.00, $75.00, $100, $200 or $500, a claimant shall sign the back of the Scratch Ticket in the space designated on the Scratch Ticket and present the winning Scratch Ticket to any Texas Lottery Retailer. The Texas Lottery Retailer shall verify the claim and, if valid, and upon presentation of proper identification, if appropriate, make payment of the amount due the claimant and physically void the Scratch Ticket; provided that the Texas Lottery Retailer may, but is not required, to pay a $25.00, $50.00, $75.00, $100, $200 or $500 Scratch Ticket Game. In the event the Texas Lottery Retailer cannot verify the claim, the Texas Lottery Retailer shall provide the claimant with a claim form and instruct the claimant on how to file a claim with the Texas Lottery. If the claim is validated by the Texas Lottery, a check shall be forwarded to the claimant in the amount due. In the event the claim is not validated, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly. A claimant may also claim any of the above prizes under the procedure described in Section 2.3.B and Section 2.3.C of these Game Procedures.

B. To claim a "$50,000 POKER" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $2,500 or $50,000, the claimant must sign the winning Scratch Ticket and present it at one of the Texas Lottery's Claim Centers. If the claim is validated by the Texas Lottery, payment will be made to the bearer of the validated winning Scratch Ticket for that prize upon presentation of proper identification. When paying a prize of $600 or more, the Texas Lottery shall file the appropriate income reporting form with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and shall withhold federal income tax at a rate set by the IRS if required. In the event that the claim is not validated by the Texas Lottery, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly.

C. As an alternative method of claiming a "$50,000 POKER" Scratch Ticket Game prize, the claimant must sign the winning Scratch Ticket, thoroughly complete a claim form, and mail both to: Texas Lottery Commission, P.O. Box 16600, Austin, Texas 78761-6600. The Texas Lottery is not responsible for Scratch Tickets lost in the mail. In the event that the claim is not validated by the Texas Lottery, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly.

D. Prior to payment by the Texas Lottery of any prize, the Texas Lottery shall deduct the amount of a delinquent tax or other money from the winnings of a prize winner who has been finally determined to be:

1. delinquent in the payment of a tax or other money to a state agency and that delinquency is reported to the Comptroller under Government Code §403.055;

2. in default on a loan made under Chapter 52, Education Code;

3. in default on a loan guaranteed under Chapter 57, Education Code; or

4. delinquent in child support payments in the amount determined by a court or a Title IV-D agency under Chapter 231, Family Code.

E. If a person is indebted or owes delinquent taxes to the State, other than those specified in the preceding paragraph, the winnings of a person shall be withheld until the debt or taxes are paid.

2.4 Allowance for Delay of Payment. The Texas Lottery may delay payment of the prize pending a final determination by the Executive Director, under any of the following circumstances:

A. if a dispute occurs, or it appears likely that a dispute may occur, regarding the prize;

B. if there is any question regarding the identity of the claimant;

C. if there is any question regarding the validity of the Scratch Ticket presented for payment; or

D. if the claim is subject to any deduction from the payment otherwise due, as described in Section 2.3.D of these Game Procedures. No liability for interest for any delay shall accrue to the benefit of the claimant pending payment of the claim.

2.5 Payment of Prizes to Persons Under 18. If a person under the age of 18 years is entitled to a cash prize under $600 from the "$50,000 POKER" Scratch Ticket Game, the Texas Lottery shall deliver to an adult member of the minor's family or the minor's guardian a check or warrant in the amount of the prize payable to the order of the minor.

2.6 If a person under the age of 18 years is entitled to a cash prize of $600 or more from the "$50,000 POKER" Scratch Ticket Game, the Texas Lottery shall deposit the amount of the prize in a custodial bank account, with an adult member of the minor's family or the minor's guardian serving as custodian for the minor.

2.7 Scratch Ticket Claim Period. All Scratch Ticket prizes must be claimed within 180 days following the end of the Scratch Ticket Game or within the applicable time period for certain eligible military personnel as set forth in Texas Government Code §466.408. Any rights to a prize that is not claimed within that period, and in the manner specified in these Game Procedures and on the back of each Scratch Ticket, shall be forfeited.

2.8 Disclaimer. The number of prizes in a game is approximate based on the number of Scratch Tickets ordered. The number of actual prizes available in a game may vary based on number of Scratch Tickets manufactured, testing, distribution, sales and number of prizes claimed. A Scratch Ticket Game may continue to be sold even when all the top prizes have been claimed.

3.0 Scratch Ticket Ownership.

A. Until such time as a signature is placed upon the back portion of a Scratch Ticket in the space designated, a Scratch Ticket shall be owned by the physical possessor of said Scratch Ticket. When a signature is placed on the back of the Scratch Ticket in the space designated, the player whose signature appears in that area shall be the owner of the Scratch Ticket and shall be entitled to any prize attributable thereto. Notwithstanding any name or names submitted on a claim form, the Executive Director shall make payment to the player whose signature appears on the back of the Scratch Ticket in the space designated. If more than one name appears on the back of the Scratch Ticket, the Executive Director will require that one of those players whose name appears thereon be designated by such players to receive payment.

B. The Texas Lottery shall not be responsible for lost or stolen Scratch Tickets and shall not be required to pay on a lost or stolen Scratch Ticket.

4.0 Number and Value of Scratch Prizes. There will be approximately 6,120,000 Scratch Tickets in Scratch Ticket Game No. 2201. The approximate number and value of prizes in the game are as follows:

Figure 2: GAME NO. 2201 - 4.0 (.pdf)

A. The actual number of Scratch Tickets in the game may be increased or decreased at the sole discretion of the Texas Lottery Commission.

5.0 End of the Scratch Ticket Game. The Executive Director may, at any time, announce a closing date (end date) for the Scratch Ticket Game No. 2201 without advance notice, at which point no further Scratch Tickets in that game may be sold. The determination of the closing date and reasons for closing will be made in accordance with the Scratch Ticket closing procedures and the Scratch Ticket Game Rules. See 16 TAC §401.302(j).

6.0 Governing Law. In purchasing a Scratch Ticket, the player agrees to comply with, and abide by, these Game Procedures for Scratch Ticket Game No. 2201, the State Lottery Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 466), applicable rules adopted by the Texas Lottery pursuant to the State Lottery Act and referenced in 16 TAC, Chapter 401, and all final decisions of the Executive Director.

TRD-201904686

Bob Biard

General Counsel

Texas Lottery Commission

Filed: December 10, 2019


Scratch Ticket Game Number 2216 "HOT 7s"

1.0 Name and Style of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The name of Scratch Ticket Game No. 2216 is "HOT 7s". The play style is "key number match".

1.1 Price of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The price for Scratch Ticket Game No. 2216 shall be $1.00 per Scratch Ticket.

1.2 Definitions in Scratch Ticket Game No. 2216.

A. Display Printing - That area of the Scratch Ticket outside of the area where the overprint and Play Symbols appear.

B. Latex Overprint - The removable scratch-off covering over the Play Symbols on the front of the Scratch Ticket.

C. Play Symbol - The printed data under the latex on the front of the Scratch Ticket that is used to determine eligibility for a prize. Each Play Symbol is printed in Symbol font in black ink in positive except for dual-image games. The possible black Play Symbols are: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 7 SYMBOL, $1.00, $2.00, $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, $40.00, $100 and $777.

D. Play Symbol Caption - The printed material appearing below each Play Symbol which explains the Play Symbol. One caption appears under each Play Symbol and is printed in caption font in black ink in positive. The Play Symbol Caption which corresponds with and verifies each Play Symbol is as follows:

Figure 1: GAME NO. 2216 - 1.2D (.pdf)

E. Serial Number - A unique thirteen (13) digit number appearing under the latex scratch-off covering on the front of the Scratch Ticket. The Serial Number is for validation purposes and cannot be used to play the game. The format will be: 0000000000000.

F. Bar Code - A twenty-four (24) character interleaved two (2) of five (5) Bar Code which will include a four (4) digit game ID, the seven (7) digit Pack number, the three (3) digit Ticket number and the ten (10) digit Validation Number. The Bar Code appears on the back of the Scratch Ticket.

G. Game-Pack-Ticket Number - A fourteen (14) digit number consisting of the four (4) digit game number (2216), a seven (7) digit Pack number, and a three (3) digit Ticket number. Ticket numbers start with 001 and end with 150 within each Pack. The format will be: 2216-0000001-001.

H. Pack - A Pack of the "HOT 7s" Scratch Ticket Game contains 150 Tickets, packed in plastic shrink-wrapping and fanfolded in pages of five (5). Tickets 001 to 005 will be on the top page; Tickets 006 to 010 on the next page; etc.; and Tickets 146 to 150 will be on the last page with backs exposed. Ticket 001 will be folded over so the front of Ticket 001 and 010 will be exposed.

I. Non-Winning Scratch Ticket - A Scratch Ticket which is not programmed to be a winning Scratch Ticket or a Scratch Ticket that does not meet all of the requirements of these Game Procedures, the State Lottery Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 466), and applicable rules adopted by the Texas Lottery pursuant to the State Lottery Act and referenced in 16 TAC, Chapter 401.

J. Scratch Ticket Game, Scratch Ticket or Ticket - Texas Lottery "HOT 7s" Scratch Ticket Game No. 2216.

2.0 Determination of Prize Winners. The determination of prize winners is subject to the general Scratch Ticket validation requirements set forth in Texas Lottery Rule 401.302, Scratch Ticket Game Rules, these Game Procedures, and the requirements set out on the back of each Scratch Ticket. A prize winner in the "HOT 7s" Scratch Ticket Game is determined once the latex on the Scratch Ticket is scratched off to expose twelve (12) Play Symbols. If a player matches any of the YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbols to either of the WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbols, the player wins the prize for that number. If the player reveals a "7" Play Symbol, the player WINS ALL 5 PRIZES INSTANTLY! No portion of the Display Printing nor any extraneous matter whatsoever shall be usable or playable as a part of the Scratch Ticket.

2.1 Scratch Ticket Validation Requirements.

A. To be a valid Scratch Ticket, all of the following requirements must be met:

1. Exactly twelve (12) Play Symbols must appear under the Latex Overprint on the front portion of the Scratch Ticket;

2. Each of the Play Symbols must have a Play Symbol Caption underneath, unless specified, and each Play Symbol must agree with its Play Symbol Caption;

3. Each of the Play Symbols must be present in its entirety and be fully legible;

4. Each of the Play Symbols must be printed in black ink except for dual image games;

5. The Scratch Ticket shall be intact;

6. The Serial Number and Game-Pack-Ticket Number must be present in their entirety and be fully legible;

7. The Serial Number must correspond, using the Texas Lottery's codes, to the Play Symbols on the Scratch Ticket;

8. The Scratch Ticket must not have a hole punched through it, be mutilated, altered, unreadable, reconstituted or tampered with in any manner;

9. The Scratch Ticket must not be counterfeit in whole or in part;

10. The Scratch Ticket must have been issued by the Texas Lottery in an authorized manner;

11. The Scratch Ticket must not have been stolen, nor appear on any list of omitted Scratch Tickets or non-activated Scratch Tickets on file at the Texas Lottery;

12. The Play Symbols, Serial Number and Game-Pack-Ticket Number must be right side up and not reversed in any manner;

13. The Scratch Ticket must be complete and not miscut, and have exactly twelve (12) Play Symbols under the Latex Overprint on the front portion of the Scratch Ticket, exactly one Serial Number and exactly one Game-Pack-Ticket Number on the Scratch Ticket;

14. The Serial Number of an apparent winning Scratch Ticket shall correspond with the Texas Lottery's Serial Numbers for winning Scratch Tickets, and a Scratch Ticket with that Serial Number shall not have been paid previously;

15. The Scratch Ticket must not be blank or partially blank, misregistered, defective or printed or produced in error;

16. Each of the twelve (12) Play Symbols must be exactly one of those described in Section 1.2.C of these Game Procedures;

17. Each of the twelve (12) Play Symbols on the Scratch Ticket must be printed in the Symbol font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; the Scratch Ticket Serial Numbers must be printed in the Serial font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; and the Game-Pack-Ticket Number must be printed in the Game-Pack-Ticket Number font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery;

18. The Display Printing on the Scratch Ticket must be regular in every respect and correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; and

19. The Scratch Ticket must have been received by the Texas Lottery by applicable deadlines.

B. The Scratch Ticket must pass all additional validation tests provided for in these Game Procedures, the Texas Lottery's Rules governing the award of prizes of the amount to be validated, and any confidential validation and security tests of the Texas Lottery.

C. Any Scratch Ticket not passing all of the validation requirements is void and ineligible for any prize and shall not be paid. However, the Executive Director may, solely at the Executive Director's discretion, refund the retail sales price of the Scratch Ticket. In the event a defective Scratch Ticket is purchased, the only responsibility or liability of the Texas Lottery shall be to replace the defective Scratch Ticket with another unplayed Scratch Ticket in that Scratch Ticket Game (or a Scratch Ticket of equivalent sales price from any other current Texas Lottery Scratch Ticket Game) or refund the retail sales price of the Scratch Ticket, solely at the Executive Director's discretion.

2.2 Programmed Game Parameters.

A. A Ticket can win up to five (5) times in accordance with the approved prize structure.

B. Consecutive Non-Winning Tickets within a Pack will not have matching patterns, in the same order, of either Play Symbols or Prize Symbols.

C. The top Prize Symbol will appear on every Ticket, unless otherwise restricted by other parameters, play action or prize structure.

D. Each Ticket will have two (2) different WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbols.

E. Non-winning YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbols will all be different.

F. The "7" (WINALL) Play Symbol will never appear in either WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbol spot.

G. The "7" (WINALL) Play Symbol will only appear on winning Tickets as dictated by the prize structure.

H. On Tickets that contain the "7" (WINALL) Play Symbol, neither of the WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbols will match any of the YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbols.

I. Non-winning Prize Symbols will never appear more than two (2) times.

J. Non-winning Prize Symbol(s) will never be the same as the winning Prize Symbol(s).

K. No prize amount in a non-winning spot will correspond with the YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbol (i.e., 10 and $10).

2.3 Procedure for Claiming Prizes.

A. To claim a "HOT 7s" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $1.00, $2.00, $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, $40.00 or $100, a claimant shall sign the back of the Scratch Ticket in the space designated on the Scratch Ticket and present the winning Scratch Ticket to any Texas Lottery Retailer. The Texas Lottery Retailer shall verify the claim and, if valid, and upon presentation of proper identification, if appropriate, make payment of the amount due the claimant and physically void the Scratch Ticket; provided that the Texas Lottery Retailer may, but is not required, to pay a $40.00 or $100 Scratch Ticket Game. In the event the Texas Lottery Retailer cannot verify the claim, the Texas Lottery Retailer shall provide the claimant with a claim form and instruct the claimant on how to file a claim with the Texas Lottery. If the claim is validated by the Texas Lottery, a check shall be forwarded to the claimant in the amount due. In the event the claim is not validated, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly. A claimant may also claim any of the above prizes under the procedure described in Section 2.3.B and Section 2.3.C of these Game Procedures.

B. To claim a "HOT 7s" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $777, the claimant must sign the winning Scratch Ticket and present it at one of the Texas Lottery's Claim Centers. If the claim is validated by the Texas Lottery, payment will be made to the bearer of the validated winning Scratch Ticket for that prize upon presentation of proper identification. When paying a prize of $600 or more, the Texas Lottery shall file the appropriate income reporting form with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and shall withhold federal income tax at a rate set by the IRS if required. In the event that the claim is not validated by the Texas Lottery, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly.

C. As an alternative method of claiming a "HOT 7s" Scratch Ticket Game prize, the claimant must sign the winning Scratch Ticket, thoroughly complete a claim form, and mail both to: Texas Lottery Commission, P.O. Box 16600, Austin, Texas 78761-6600. The Texas Lottery is not responsible for Scratch Tickets lost in the mail. In the event that the claim is not validated by the Texas Lottery, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly.

D. Prior to payment by the Texas Lottery of any prize, the Texas Lottery shall deduct the amount of a delinquent tax or other money from the winnings of a prize winner who has been finally determined to be:

1. delinquent in the payment of a tax or other money to a state agency and that delinquency is reported to the Comptroller under Government Code §403.055;

2. in default on a loan made under Chapter 52, Education Code;

3. in default on a loan guaranteed under Chapter 57, Education Code; or

4. delinquent in child support payments in the amount determined by a court or a Title IV-D agency under Chapter 231, Family Code.

E. If a person is indebted or owes delinquent taxes to the State, other than those specified in the preceding paragraph, the winnings of a person shall be withheld until the debt or taxes are paid.

2.4 Allowance for Delay of Payment. The Texas Lottery may delay payment of the prize pending a final determination by the Executive Director, under any of the following circumstances:

A. if a dispute occurs, or it appears likely that a dispute may occur, regarding the prize;

B. if there is any question regarding the identity of the claimant;

C. if there is any question regarding the validity of the Scratch Ticket presented for payment; or

D. if the claim is subject to any deduction from the payment otherwise due, as described in Section 2.3.D of these Game Procedures. No liability for interest for any delay shall accrue to the benefit of the claimant pending payment of the claim.

2.5 Payment of Prizes to Persons Under 18. If a person under the age of 18 years is entitled to a cash prize under $600 from the "HOT 7s" Scratch Ticket Game, the Texas Lottery shall deliver to an adult member of the minor's family or the minor's guardian a check or warrant in the amount of the prize payable to the order of the minor.

2.6 If a person under the age of 18 years is entitled to a cash prize of $600 or more from the "HOT 7s" Scratch Ticket Game, the Texas Lottery shall deposit the amount of the prize in a custodial bank account, with an adult member of the minor's family or the minor's guardian serving as custodian for the minor.

2.7 Scratch Ticket Claim Period. All Scratch Ticket prizes must be claimed within 180 days following the end of the Scratch Ticket Game or within the applicable time period for certain eligible military personnel as set forth in Texas Government Code §466.408. Any rights to a prize that is not claimed within that period, and in the manner specified in these Game Procedures and on the back of each Scratch Ticket, shall be forfeited.

2.8 Disclaimer. The number of prizes in a game is approximate based on the number of Scratch Tickets ordered. The number of actual prizes available in a game may vary based on number of Scratch Tickets manufactured, testing, distribution, sales and number of prizes claimed. A Scratch Ticket Game may continue to be sold even when all the top prizes have been claimed.

3.0 Scratch Ticket Ownership.

A. Until such time as a signature is placed upon the back portion of a Scratch Ticket in the space designated, a Scratch Ticket shall be owned by the physical possessor of said Scratch Ticket. When a signature is placed on the back of the Scratch Ticket in the space designated, the player whose signature appears in that area shall be the owner of the Scratch Ticket and shall be entitled to any prize attributable thereto. Notwithstanding any name or names submitted on a claim form, the Executive Director shall make payment to the player whose signature appears on the back of the Scratch Ticket in the space designated. If more than one name appears on the back of the Scratch Ticket, the Executive Director will require that one of those players whose name appears thereon be designated by such players to receive payment.

B. The Texas Lottery shall not be responsible for lost or stolen Scratch Tickets and shall not be required to pay on a lost or stolen Scratch Ticket.

4.0 Number and Value of Scratch Prizes. There will be approximately 16,800,000 Scratch Tickets in Scratch Ticket Game No. 2216. The approximate number and value of prizes in the game are as follows:

Figure 2: GAME NO. 2216 - 4.0 (.pdf)

A. The actual number of Scratch Tickets in the game may be increased or decreased at the sole discretion of the Texas Lottery Commission.

5.0 End of the Scratch Ticket Game. The Executive Director may, at any time, announce a closing date (end date) for the Scratch Ticket Game No. 2216 without advance notice, at which point no further Scratch Tickets in that game may be sold. The determination of the closing date and reasons for closing will be made in accordance with the Scratch Ticket closing procedures and the Scratch Ticket Game Rules. See 16 TAC §401.302(j).

6.0 Governing Law. In purchasing a Scratch Ticket, the player agrees to comply with, and abide by, these Game Procedures for Scratch Ticket Game No. 2216, the State Lottery Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 466), applicable rules adopted by the Texas Lottery pursuant to the State Lottery Act and referenced in 16 TAC, Chapter 401, and all final decisions of the Executive Director.

TRD-201904692

Bob Biard

General Counsel

Texas Lottery Commission

Filed: December 11, 2019


Scratch Ticket Game Number 2217 "LUCKY 7s"

1.0 Name and Style of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The name of Scratch Ticket Game No. 2217 is "LUCKY 7s". The play style is "key number match".

1.1 Price of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The price for Scratch Ticket Game No. 2217 shall be $5.00 per Scratch Ticket.

1.2 Definitions in Scratch Ticket Game No. 2217.

A. Display Printing - That area of the Scratch Ticket outside of the area where the overprint and Play Symbols appear.

B. Latex Overprint - The removable scratch-off covering over the Play Symbols on the front of the Scratch Ticket.

C. Play Symbol - The printed data under the latex on the front of the Scratch Ticket that is used to determine eligibility for a prize. Each Play Symbol is printed in Symbol font in black ink in positive except for dual-image games. The possible black Play Symbols are: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40, 7 SYMBOL, 77 SYMBOL, $5.00, $10.00, $15.00, $20.00, $40.00, $50.00, $100, $500, $2,000 and $177,000.

D. Play Symbol Caption - The printed material appearing below each Play Symbol which explains the Play Symbol. One caption appears under each Play Symbol and is printed in caption font in black ink in positive. The Play Symbol Caption which corresponds with and verifies each Play Symbol is as follows:

Figure 1: GAME NO. 2217 - 1.2D (.pdf)

E. Serial Number - A unique thirteen (13) digit number appearing under the latex scratch-off covering on the front of the Scratch Ticket. The Serial Number is for validation purposes and cannot be used to play the game. The format will be: 0000000000000.

F. Bar Code - A twenty-four (24) character interleaved two (2) of five (5) Bar Code which will include a four (4) digit game ID, the seven (7) digit Pack number, the three (3) digit Ticket number and the ten (10) digit Validation Number. The Bar Code appears on the back of the Scratch Ticket.

G. Game-Pack-Ticket Number - A fourteen (14) digit number consisting of the four (4) digit game number (2217), a seven (7) digit Pack number, and a three (3) digit Ticket number. Ticket numbers start with 001 and end with 075 within each Pack. The format will be: 2217-0000001-001.

H. Pack - A Pack of the "LUCKY 7s" Scratch Ticket Game contains 075 Tickets, packed in plastic shrink-wrapping and fanfolded in pages of one (1). The Packs will alternate. One will show the front of Ticket 001 and back of 075 while the other fold will show the back of Ticket 001 and front of 075.

I. Non-Winning Scratch Ticket - A Scratch Ticket which is not programmed to be a winning Scratch Ticket or a Scratch Ticket that does not meet all of the requirements of these Game Procedures, the State Lottery Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 466), and applicable rules adopted by the Texas Lottery pursuant to the State Lottery Act and referenced in 16 TAC, Chapter 401.

J. Scratch Ticket Game, Scratch Ticket or Ticket - Texas Lottery "LUCKY 7s" Scratch Ticket Game No. 2217.

2.0 Determination of Prize Winners. The determination of prize winners is subject to the general Scratch Ticket validation requirements set forth in Texas Lottery Rule 401.302, Scratch Ticket Game Rules, these Game Procedures, and the requirements set out on the back of each Scratch Ticket. A prize winner in the "LUCKY 7s" Scratch Ticket Game is determined once the latex on the Scratch Ticket is scratched off to expose forty-six (46) Play Symbols. BONUS SPOT: If the player reveals 2 matching prize amounts, the player wins that amount. If a player matches any of the YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbols to any of the WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbols, the player wins the prize for that number. If the player reveals a "7" Play Symbol, the player wins TRIPLE the prize for that symbol. If the player reveals a "77" Play Symbol, the player WINS ALL 20 PRIZES INSTANTLY! No portion of the Display Printing nor any extraneous matter whatsoever shall be usable or playable as a part of the Scratch Ticket.

2.1 Scratch Ticket Validation Requirements.

A. To be a valid Scratch Ticket, all of the following requirements must be met:

1. Exactly forty-six (46) Play Symbols must appear under the Latex Overprint on the front portion of the Scratch Ticket;

2. Each of the Play Symbols must have a Play Symbol Caption underneath, unless specified, and each Play Symbol must agree with its Play Symbol Caption;

3. Each of the Play Symbols must be present in its entirety and be fully legible;

4. Each of the Play Symbols must be printed in black ink except for dual image games;

5. The Scratch Ticket shall be intact;

6. The Serial Number and Game-Pack-Ticket Number must be present in their entirety and be fully legible;

7. The Serial Number must correspond, using the Texas Lottery's codes, to the Play Symbols on the Scratch Ticket;

8. The Scratch Ticket must not have a hole punched through it, be mutilated, altered, unreadable, reconstituted or tampered with in any manner;

9. The Scratch Ticket must not be counterfeit in whole or in part;

10. The Scratch Ticket must have been issued by the Texas Lottery in an authorized manner;

11. The Scratch Ticket must not have been stolen, nor appear on any list of omitted Scratch Tickets or non-activated Scratch Tickets on file at the Texas Lottery;

12. The Play Symbols, Serial Number and Game-Pack-Ticket Number must be right side up and not reversed in any manner;

13. The Scratch Ticket must be complete and not miscut, and have exactly forty-six (46) Play Symbols under the Latex Overprint on the front portion of the Scratch Ticket, exactly one Serial Number and exactly one Game-Pack-Ticket Number on the Scratch Ticket;

14. The Serial Number of an apparent winning Scratch Ticket shall correspond with the Texas Lottery's Serial Numbers for winning Scratch Tickets, and a Scratch Ticket with that Serial Number shall not have been paid previously;

15. The Scratch Ticket must not be blank or partially blank, misregistered, defective or printed or produced in error;

16. Each of the forty-six (46) Play Symbols must be exactly one of those described in Section 1.2.C of these Game Procedures;

17. Each of the forty-six (46) Play Symbols on the Scratch Ticket must be printed in the Symbol font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; the Scratch Ticket Serial Numbers must be printed in the Serial font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; and the Game-Pack-Ticket Number must be printed in the Game-Pack-Ticket Number font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery;

18. The Display Printing on the Scratch Ticket must be regular in every respect and correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; and

19. The Scratch Ticket must have been received by the Texas Lottery by applicable deadlines.

B. The Scratch Ticket must pass all additional validation tests provided for in these Game Procedures, the Texas Lottery's Rules governing the award of prizes of the amount to be validated, and any confidential validation and security tests of the Texas Lottery.

C. Any Scratch Ticket not passing all of the validation requirements is void and ineligible for any prize and shall not be paid. However, the Executive Director may, solely at the Executive Director's discretion, refund the retail sales price of the Scratch Ticket. In the event a defective Scratch Ticket is purchased, the only responsibility or liability of the Texas Lottery shall be to replace the defective Scratch Ticket with another unplayed Scratch Ticket in that Scratch Ticket Game (or a Scratch Ticket of equivalent sales price from any other current Texas Lottery Scratch Ticket Game) or refund the retail sales price of the Scratch Ticket, solely at the Executive Director's discretion.

2.2 Programmed Game Parameters.

A. A Ticket can win up to twenty-one (21) times in accordance with the approved prize structure.

B. Consecutive Non-Winning Tickets within a Pack will not have matching patterns, in the same order, of either Play Symbols or Prize Symbols.

C. The top Prize Symbol will appear on every Ticket unless restricted by other parameters, play action or prize structure.

D. Each Ticket will have four (4) different WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbols.

E. Non-winning YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbols will all be different.

F. Non-winning Prize Symbols will never appear more than three (3) times.

G. The "7" (TRP) and "77" (WINALL) Play Symbols will never appear in the WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbol spots.

H. The "7" (TRP) and "77" (WINALL) Play Symbols will only appear on winning Tickets as dictated by the prize structure.

I. On Tickets that contain the "77" (WINALL) Play Symbol, none of the WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbols will match any of the YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbols and the "7" (TRP) Play Symbol will not appear.

J. Non-winning Prize Symbols will never be the same as the winning Prize Symbol(s).

K. No prize amount in a non-winning spot will correspond with the YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbol (i.e., 20 and $20).

2.3 Procedure for Claiming Prizes.

A. To claim a "LUCKY 7s" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $5.00, $10.00, $15.00, $20.00, $50.00, $100 or $500, a claimant shall sign the back of the Scratch Ticket in the space designated on the Scratch Ticket and present the winning Scratch Ticket to any Texas Lottery Retailer. The Texas Lottery Retailer shall verify the claim and, if valid, and upon presentation of proper identification, if appropriate, make payment of the amount due the claimant and physically void the Scratch Ticket; provided that the Texas Lottery Retailer may, but is not required, to pay a $50.00, $100 or $500 Scratch Ticket Game. In the event the Texas Lottery Retailer cannot verify the claim, the Texas Lottery Retailer shall provide the claimant with a claim form and instruct the claimant on how to file a claim with the Texas Lottery. If the claim is validated by the Texas Lottery, a check shall be forwarded to the claimant in the amount due. In the event the claim is not validated, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly. A claimant may also claim any of the above prizes under the procedure described in Section 2.3.B and Section 2.3.C of these Game Procedures.

B. To claim a "LUCKY 7s" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $2,000 or $177,000, the claimant must sign the winning Scratch Ticket and present it at one of the Texas Lottery's Claim Centers. If the claim is validated by the Texas Lottery, payment will be made to the bearer of the validated winning Scratch Ticket for that prize upon presentation of proper identification. When paying a prize of $600 or more, the Texas Lottery shall file the appropriate income reporting form with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and shall withhold federal income tax at a rate set by the IRS if required. In the event that the claim is not validated by the Texas Lottery, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly.

C. As an alternative method of claiming a "LUCKY 7s" Scratch Ticket Game prize, the claimant must sign the winning Scratch Ticket, thoroughly complete a claim form, and mail both to: Texas Lottery Commission, P.O. Box 16600, Austin, Texas 78761-6600. The Texas Lottery is not responsible for Scratch Tickets lost in the mail. In the event that the claim is not validated by the Texas Lottery, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly.

D. Prior to payment by the Texas Lottery of any prize, the Texas Lottery shall deduct the amount of a delinquent tax or other money from the winnings of a prize winner who has been finally determined to be:

1. delinquent in the payment of a tax or other money to a state agency and that delinquency is reported to the Comptroller under Government Code §403.055;

2. in default on a loan made under Chapter 52, Education Code;

3. in default on a loan guaranteed under Chapter 57, Education Code; or

4. delinquent in child support payments in the amount determined by a court or a Title IV-D agency under Chapter 231, Family Code.

E. If a person is indebted or owes delinquent taxes to the State, other than those specified in the preceding paragraph, the winnings of a person shall be withheld until the debt or taxes are paid.

2.4 Allowance for Delay of Payment. The Texas Lottery may delay payment of the prize pending a final determination by the Executive Director, under any of the following circumstances:

A. if a dispute occurs, or it appears likely that a dispute may occur, regarding the prize;

B. if there is any question regarding the identity of the claimant;

C. if there is any question regarding the validity of the Scratch Ticket presented for payment; or

D. if the claim is subject to any deduction from the payment otherwise due, as described in Section 2.3.D of these Game Procedures. No liability for interest for any delay shall accrue to the benefit of the claimant pending payment of the claim.

2.5 Payment of Prizes to Persons Under 18. If a person under the age of 18 years is entitled to a cash prize under $600 from the "LUCKY 7s" Scratch Ticket Game, the Texas Lottery shall deliver to an adult member of the minor's family or the minor's guardian a check or warrant in the amount of the prize payable to the order of the minor.

2.6 If a person under the age of 18 years is entitled to a cash prize of $600 or more from the "LUCKY 7s" Scratch Ticket Game, the Texas Lottery shall deposit the amount of the prize in a custodial bank account, with an adult member of the minor's family or the minor's guardian serving as custodian for the minor.

2.7 Scratch Ticket Claim Period. All Scratch Ticket prizes must be claimed within 180 days following the end of the Scratch Ticket Game or within the applicable time period for certain eligible military personnel as set forth in Texas Government Code §466.408. Any rights to a prize that is not claimed within that period, and in the manner specified in these Game Procedures and on the back of each Scratch Ticket, shall be forfeited.

2.8 Disclaimer. The number of prizes in a game is approximate based on the number of Scratch Tickets ordered. The number of actual prizes available in a game may vary based on number of Scratch Tickets manufactured, testing, distribution, sales and number of prizes claimed. A Scratch Ticket Game may continue to be sold even when all the top prizes have been claimed.

3.0 Scratch Ticket Ownership.

A. Until such time as a signature is placed upon the back portion of a Scratch Ticket in the space designated, a Scratch Ticket shall be owned by the physical possessor of said Scratch Ticket. When a signature is placed on the back of the Scratch Ticket in the space designated, the player whose signature appears in that area shall be the owner of the Scratch Ticket and shall be entitled to any prize attributable thereto. Notwithstanding any name or names submitted on a claim form, the Executive Director shall make payment to the player whose signature appears on the back of the Scratch Ticket in the space designated. If more than one name appears on the back of the Scratch Ticket, the Executive Director will require that one of those players whose name appears thereon be designated by such players to receive payment.

B. The Texas Lottery shall not be responsible for lost or stolen Scratch Tickets and shall not be required to pay on a lost or stolen Scratch Ticket.

4.0 Number and Value of Scratch Prizes. There will be approximately 12,000,000 Scratch Tickets in Scratch Ticket Game No. 2217. The approximate number and value of prizes in the game are as follows:

Figure 2: GAME NO. 2217 - 4.0 (.pdf)

A. The actual number of Scratch Tickets in the game may be increased or decreased at the sole discretion of the Texas Lottery Commission.

5.0 End of the Scratch Ticket Game. The Executive Director may, at any time, announce a closing date (end date) for the Scratch Ticket Game No. 2217 without advance notice, at which point no further Scratch Tickets in that game may be sold. The determination of the closing date and reasons for closing will be made in accordance with the Scratch Ticket closing procedures and the Scratch Ticket Game Rules. See 16 TAC §401.302(j).

6.0 Governing Law. In purchasing a Scratch Ticket, the player agrees to comply with, and abide by, these Game Procedures for Scratch Ticket Game No. 2217, the State Lottery Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 466), applicable rules adopted by the Texas Lottery pursuant to the State Lottery Act and referenced in 16 TAC, Chapter 401, and all final decisions of the Executive Director.

TRD-201904694

Bob Biard

General Counsel

Texas Lottery Commission

Filed: December 11, 2019


Scratch Ticket Game Number 2218 "SUPER 7s"

1.0 Name and Style of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The name of Scratch Ticket Game No. 2218 is "SUPER 7s". The play style is "key number match".

1.1 Price of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The price for Scratch Ticket Game No. 2218 shall be $10.00 per Scratch Ticket.

1.2 Definitions in Scratch Ticket Game No. 2218.

A. Display Printing - That area of the Scratch Ticket outside of the area where the overprint and Play Symbols appear.

B. Latex Overprint - The removable scratch-off covering over the Play Symbols on the front of the Scratch Ticket.

C. Play Symbol - The printed data under the latex on the front of the Scratch Ticket that is used to determine eligibility for a prize. Each Play Symbol is printed in Symbol font in black ink in positive except for dual-image games. The possible black Play Symbols are: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 48, 49, 50, 7 SYMBOL, 77 SYMBOL, $10.00, $15.00, $20.00, $25.00, $30.00, $75.00, $100, $200, $500, $1,000, $10,000, $50,000 and $277,000.

D. Play Symbol Caption - The printed material appearing below each Play Symbol which explains the Play Symbol. One caption appears under each Play Symbol and is printed in caption font in black ink in positive. The Play Symbol Caption which corresponds with and verifies each Play Symbol is as follows:

Figure 1: GAME NO. 2218 - 1.2D (.pdf)

E. Serial Number - A unique thirteen (13) digit number appearing under the latex scratch-off covering on the front of the Scratch Ticket. The Serial Number is for validation purposes and cannot be used to play the game. The format will be: 0000000000000.

F. Bar Code - A twenty-four (24) character interleaved two (2) of five (5) Bar Code which will include a four (4) digit game ID, the seven (7) digit Pack number, the three (3) digit Ticket number and the ten (10) digit Validation Number. The Bar Code appears on the back of the Scratch Ticket.

G. Game-Pack-Ticket Number - A fourteen (14) digit number consisting of the four (4) digit game number (2218), a seven (7) digit Pack number, and a three (3) digit Ticket number. Ticket numbers start with 001 and end with 050 within each Pack. The format will be: 2218-0000001-001.

H. Pack - A Pack of the "SUPER 7s" Scratch Ticket Game contains 050 Tickets, packed in plastic shrink-wrapping and fanfolded in pages of one (1). The back of Ticket 001 will be shown on the front of the Pack; the back of Ticket 050 will be revealed on the back of the Pack. All Packs will be tightly shrink-wrapped. There will be no breaks between the Tickets in a Pack.

I. Non-Winning Scratch Ticket - A Scratch Ticket which is not programmed to be a winning Scratch Ticket or a Scratch Ticket that does not meet all of the requirements of these Game Procedures, the State Lottery Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 466), and applicable rules adopted by the Texas Lottery pursuant to the State Lottery Act and referenced in 16 TAC, Chapter 401.

J. Scratch Ticket Game, Scratch Ticket or Ticket - Texas Lottery "SUPER 7s" Scratch Ticket Game No. 2218.

2.0 Determination of Prize Winners. The determination of prize winners is subject to the general Scratch Ticket validation requirements set forth in Texas Lottery Rule 401.302, Scratch Ticket Game Rules, these Game Procedures, and the requirements set out on the back of each Scratch Ticket. A prize winner in the "SUPER 7s" Scratch Ticket Game is determined once the latex on the Scratch Ticket is scratched off to expose fifty-seven (57) Play Symbols. BONUS SPOT: If the player reveals 2 matching prize amounts, the player wins that amount. If a player matches any of the YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbols to any of the WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbols, the player wins the prize for that number. If the player reveals a "7" Play Symbol, the player wins 5 TIMES the prize for that symbol. If the player reveals a "77" Play Symbol, the player WINS ALL 25 PRIZES INSTANTLY! No portion of the Display Printing nor any extraneous matter whatsoever shall be usable or playable as a part of the Scratch Ticket.

2.1 Scratch Ticket Validation Requirements.

A. To be a valid Scratch Ticket, all of the following requirements must be met:

1. Exactly fifty-seven (57) Play Symbols must appear under the Latex Overprint on the front portion of the Scratch Ticket;

2. Each of the Play Symbols must have a Play Symbol Caption underneath, unless specified, and each Play Symbol must agree with its Play Symbol Caption;

3. Each of the Play Symbols must be present in its entirety and be fully legible;

4. Each of the Play Symbols must be printed in black ink except for dual image games;

5. The Scratch Ticket shall be intact;

6. The Serial Number and Game-Pack-Ticket Number must be present in their entirety and be fully legible;

7. The Serial Number must correspond, using the Texas Lottery's codes, to the Play Symbols on the Scratch Ticket;

8. The Scratch Ticket must not have a hole punched through it, be mutilated, altered, unreadable, reconstituted or tampered with in any manner;

9. The Scratch Ticket must not be counterfeit in whole or in part;

10. The Scratch Ticket must have been issued by the Texas Lottery in an authorized manner;

11. The Scratch Ticket must not have been stolen, nor appear on any list of omitted Scratch Tickets or non-activated Scratch Tickets on file at the Texas Lottery;

12. The Play Symbols, Serial Number and Game-Pack-Ticket Number must be right side up and not reversed in any manner;

13. The Scratch Ticket must be complete and not miscut, and have exactly fifty-seven (57) Play Symbols under the Latex Overprint on the front portion of the Scratch Ticket, exactly one Serial Number and exactly one Game-Pack-Ticket Number on the Scratch Ticket;

14. The Serial Number of an apparent winning Scratch Ticket shall correspond with the Texas Lottery's Serial Numbers for winning Scratch Tickets, and a Scratch Ticket with that Serial Number shall not have been paid previously;

15. The Scratch Ticket must not be blank or partially blank, misregistered, defective or printed or produced in error;

16. Each of the fifty-seven (57) Play Symbols must be exactly one of those described in Section 1.2.C of these Game Procedures;

17. Each of the fifty-seven (57) Play Symbols on the Scratch Ticket must be printed in the Symbol font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; the Scratch Ticket Serial Numbers must be printed in the Serial font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; and the Game-Pack-Ticket Number must be printed in the Game-Pack-Ticket Number font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery;

18. The Display Printing on the Scratch Ticket must be regular in every respect and correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; and

19. The Scratch Ticket must have been received by the Texas Lottery by applicable deadlines.

B. The Scratch Ticket must pass all additional validation tests provided for in these Game Procedures, the Texas Lottery's Rules governing the award of prizes of the amount to be validated, and any confidential validation and security tests of the Texas Lottery.

C. Any Scratch Ticket not passing all of the validation requirements is void and ineligible for any prize and shall not be paid. However, the Executive Director may, solely at the Executive Director's discretion, refund the retail sales price of the Scratch Ticket. In the event a defective Scratch Ticket is purchased, the only responsibility or liability of the Texas Lottery shall be to replace the defective Scratch Ticket with another unplayed Scratch Ticket in that Scratch Ticket Game (or a Scratch Ticket of equivalent sales price from any other current Texas Lottery Scratch Ticket Game) or refund the retail sales price of the Scratch Ticket, solely at the Executive Director's discretion.

2.2 Programmed Game Parameters.

A. A Ticket can win up to twenty-six (26) times in accordance with the approved prize structure.

B. Consecutive Non-Winning Tickets within a Pack will not have matching patterns, in the same order, of either Play Symbols or Prize Symbols.

C. The top Prize Symbol will appear on every Ticket unless restricted by other parameters, play action or prize structure.

D. Each Ticket will have five (5) different WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbols.

E. Non-winning YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbols will all be different.

F. Non-winning Prize Symbols will never appear more than three (3) times.

G. The "7" (WINX5) and "77" (WINALL) Play Symbols will never appear in the WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbol spots.

H. The "7" (WINX5) and "77" (WINALL) Play Symbols will only appear on winning Tickets as dictated by the prize structure.

I. On Tickets that contain the "77" (WINALL) Play Symbol, none of the WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbols will match any of the YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbols and the "7" (WINX5) Play Symbol will not appear.

J. Non-winning Prize Symbols will never be the same as the winning Prize Symbol(s).

K. No prize amount in a non-winning spot will correspond with the YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbol (i.e., 20 and $20).

2.3 Procedure for Claiming Prizes.

A. To claim a "SUPER 7s" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $10.00, $15.00, $20.00, $25.00, $30.00, $75.00, $100, $200 or $500, a claimant shall sign the back of the Scratch Ticket in the space designated on the Scratch Ticket and present the winning Scratch Ticket to any Texas Lottery Retailer. The Texas Lottery Retailer shall verify the claim and, if valid, and upon presentation of proper identification, if appropriate, make payment of the amount due the claimant and physically void the Scratch Ticket; provided that the Texas Lottery Retailer may, but is not required, to pay a $25.00, $30.00, $75.00, $100, $200 or $500 Scratch Ticket Game. In the event the Texas Lottery Retailer cannot verify the claim, the Texas Lottery Retailer shall provide the claimant with a claim form and instruct the claimant on how to file a claim with the Texas Lottery. If the claim is validated by the Texas Lottery, a check shall be forwarded to the claimant in the amount due. In the event the claim is not validated, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly. A claimant may also claim any of the above prizes under the procedure described in Section 2.3.B and Section 2.3.C of these Game Procedures.

B. To claim a "SUPER 7s" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $1,000, $10,000, $50,000 or $277,000, the claimant must sign the winning Scratch Ticket and present it at one of the Texas Lottery's Claim Centers. If the claim is validated by the Texas Lottery, payment will be made to the bearer of the validated winning Scratch Ticket for that prize upon presentation of proper identification. When paying a prize of $600 or more, the Texas Lottery shall file the appropriate income reporting form with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and shall withhold federal income tax at a rate set by the IRS if required. In the event that the claim is not validated by the Texas Lottery, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly.

C. As an alternative method of claiming a "SUPER 7s" Scratch Ticket Game prize, the claimant must sign the winning Scratch Ticket, thoroughly complete a claim form, and mail both to: Texas Lottery Commission, P.O. Box 16600, Austin, Texas 78761-6600. The Texas Lottery is not responsible for Scratch Tickets lost in the mail. In the event that the claim is not validated by the Texas Lottery, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly.

D. Prior to payment by the Texas Lottery of any prize, the Texas Lottery shall deduct the amount of a delinquent tax or other money from the winnings of a prize winner who has been finally determined to be:

1. delinquent in the payment of a tax or other money to a state agency and that delinquency is reported to the Comptroller under Government Code §403.055;

2. in default on a loan made under Chapter 52, Education Code;

3. in default on a loan guaranteed under Chapter 57, Education Code; or

4. delinquent in child support payments in the amount determined by a court or a Title IV-D agency under Chapter 231, Family Code.

E. If a person is indebted or owes delinquent taxes to the State, other than those specified in the preceding paragraph, the winnings of a person shall be withheld until the debt or taxes are paid.

2.4 Allowance for Delay of Payment. The Texas Lottery may delay payment of the prize pending a final determination by the Executive Director, under any of the following circumstances:

A. if a dispute occurs, or it appears likely that a dispute may occur, regarding the prize;

B. if there is any question regarding the identity of the claimant;

C. if there is any question regarding the validity of the Scratch Ticket presented for payment; or

D. if the claim is subject to any deduction from the payment otherwise due, as described in Section 2.3.D of these Game Procedures. No liability for interest for any delay shall accrue to the benefit of the claimant pending payment of the claim.

2.5 Payment of Prizes to Persons Under 18. If a person under the age of 18 years is entitled to a cash prize under $600 from the "SUPER 7s" Scratch Ticket Game, the Texas Lottery shall deliver to an adult member of the minor's family or the minor's guardian a check or warrant in the amount of the prize payable to the order of the minor.

2.6 If a person under the age of 18 years is entitled to a cash prize of $600 or more from the "SUPER 7s" Scratch Ticket Game, the Texas Lottery shall deposit the amount of the prize in a custodial bank account, with an adult member of the minor's family or the minor's guardian serving as custodian for the minor.

2.7 Scratch Ticket Claim Period. All Scratch Ticket prizes must be claimed within 180 days following the end of the Scratch Ticket Game or within the applicable time period for certain eligible military personnel as set forth in Texas Government Code §466.408. Any rights to a prize that is not claimed within that period, and in the manner specified in these Game Procedures and on the back of each Scratch Ticket, shall be forfeited.

2.8 Disclaimer. The number of prizes in a game is approximate based on the number of Scratch Tickets ordered. The number of actual prizes available in a game may vary based on number of Scratch Tickets manufactured, testing, distribution, sales and number of prizes claimed. A Scratch Ticket Game may continue to be sold even when all the top prizes have been claimed.

3.0 Scratch Ticket Ownership.

A. Until such time as a signature is placed upon the back portion of a Scratch Ticket in the space designated, a Scratch Ticket shall be owned by the physical possessor of said Scratch Ticket. When a signature is placed on the back of the Scratch Ticket in the space designated, the player whose signature appears in that area shall be the owner of the Scratch Ticket and shall be entitled to any prize attributable thereto. Notwithstanding any name or names submitted on a claim form, the Executive Director shall make payment to the player whose signature appears on the back of the Scratch Ticket in the space designated. If more than one name appears on the back of the Scratch Ticket, the Executive Director will require that one of those players whose name appears thereon be designated by such players to receive payment.

B. The Texas Lottery shall not be responsible for lost or stolen Scratch Tickets and shall not be required to pay on a lost or stolen Scratch Ticket.

4.0 Number and Value of Scratch Prizes. There will be approximately 11,040,000 Scratch Tickets in Scratch Ticket Game No. 2218. The approximate number and value of prizes in the game are as follows:

Figure 2: GAME NO. 2218 - 4.0 (.pdf)

A. The actual number of Scratch Tickets in the game may be increased or decreased at the sole discretion of the Texas Lottery Commission.

5.0 End of the Scratch Ticket Game. The Executive Director may, at any time, announce a closing date (end date) for the Scratch Ticket Game No. 2218 without advance notice, at which point no further Scratch Tickets in that game may be sold. The determination of the closing date and reasons for closing will be made in accordance with the Scratch Ticket closing procedures and the Scratch Ticket Game Rules. See 16 TAC §401.302(j).

6.0 Governing Law. In purchasing a Scratch Ticket, the player agrees to comply with, and abide by, these Game Procedures for Scratch Ticket Game No. 2218, the State Lottery Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 466), applicable rules adopted by the Texas Lottery pursuant to the State Lottery Act and referenced in 16 TAC, Chapter 401, and all final decisions of the Executive Director.

TRD-201904696

Bob Biard

General Counsel

Texas Lottery Commission

Filed: December 11, 2019


Scratch Ticket Game Number 2219 "MEGA 7s"

1.0 Name and Style of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The name of Scratch Ticket Game No. 2219 is "MEGA 7s". The play style is "key number match".

1.1 Price of Scratch Ticket Game.

A. The price for Scratch Ticket Game No. 2219 shall be $20.00 per Scratch Ticket.

1.2 Definitions in Scratch Ticket Game No. 2219.

A. Display Printing - That area of the Scratch Ticket outside of the area where the overprint and Play Symbols appear.

B. Latex Overprint - The removable scratch-off covering over the Play Symbols on the front of the Scratch Ticket.

C. Play Symbol - The printed data under the latex on the front of the Scratch Ticket that is used to determine eligibility for a prize. Each Play Symbol is printed in Symbol font in black ink in positive except for dual-image games. The possible black Play Symbols are: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 48, 49, 50, 7 SYMBOL, 77 SYMBOL, $10.00, $20.00, $25.00, $50.00, $100, $300, $500, $1,000, $77,000 and $977,000.

D. Play Symbol Caption - The printed material appearing below each Play Symbol which explains the Play Symbol. One caption appears under each Play Symbol and is printed in caption font in black ink in positive. The Play Symbol Caption which corresponds with and verifies each Play Symbol is as follows:

Figure 1: GAME NO. 2219 - 1.2D (.pdf)

E. Serial Number - A unique thirteen (13) digit number appearing under the latex scratch-off covering on the front of the Scratch Ticket. The Serial Number is for validation purposes and cannot be used to play the game. The format will be: 0000000000000.

F. Bar Code - A twenty-four (24) character interleaved two (2) of five (5) Bar Code which will include a four (4) digit game ID, the seven (7) digit Pack number, the three (3) digit Ticket number and the ten (10) digit Validation Number. The Bar Code appears on the back of the Scratch Ticket.

G. Game-Pack-Ticket Number - A fourteen (14) digit number consisting of the four (4) digit game number (2219), a seven (7) digit Pack number, and a three (3) digit Ticket number. Ticket numbers start with 001 and end with 025 within each Pack. The format will be: 2219-0000001-001.

H. Pack - A Pack of the "MEGA 7s" Scratch Ticket Game contains 025 Tickets, packed in plastic shrink-wrapping and fanfolded in pages of one (1). The front of Ticket 001 will be shown on the front of the Pack; the back of Ticket 025 will be revealed on the back of the Pack. All Packs will be tightly shrink-wrapped. There will be no breaks between the Tickets in a Pack. Every other Pack will reverse i.e., reverse order will be: the back of Ticket 001 will be shown on the front of the Pack and the front of Ticket 025 will be shown on the back of the Pack.

I. Non-Winning Scratch Ticket - A Scratch Ticket which is not programmed to be a winning Scratch Ticket or a Scratch Ticket that does not meet all of the requirements of these Game Procedures, the State Lottery Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 466), and applicable rules adopted by the Texas Lottery pursuant to the State Lottery Act and referenced in 16 TAC, Chapter 401.

J. Scratch Ticket Game, Scratch Ticket or Ticket - Texas Lottery "MEGA 7s" Scratch Ticket Game No. 2219.

2.0 Determination of Prize Winners. The determination of prize winners is subject to the general Scratch Ticket validation requirements set forth in Texas Lottery Rule 401.302, Scratch Ticket Game Rules, these Game Procedures, and the requirements set out on the back of each Scratch Ticket. A prize winner in the "MEGA 7s" Scratch Ticket Game is determined once the latex on the Scratch Ticket is scratched off to expose sixty-eight (68) Play Symbols. BONUS SPOT: If a player reveals 2 matching prize amounts, the player wins that amount. If a player matches any of the YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbols to any of the WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbols, the player wins the prize for that number. If the player reveals a "7" Play Symbol, the player wins 10 TIMES the prize for that symbol. If the player reveals a "77" Play Symbol, the player WINS ALL 30 PRIZES INSTANTLY! No portion of the Display Printing nor any extraneous matter whatsoever shall be usable or playable as a part of the Scratch Ticket.

2.1 Scratch Ticket Validation Requirements.

A. To be a valid Scratch Ticket, all of the following requirements must be met:

1. Exactly for sixty-eight (68) Play Symbols must appear under the Latex Overprint on the front portion of the Scratch Ticket;

2. Each of the Play Symbols must have a Play Symbol Caption underneath, unless specified, and each Play Symbol must agree with its Play Symbol Caption;

3. Each of the Play Symbols must be present in its entirety and be fully legible;

4. Each of the Play Symbols must be printed in black ink except for dual image games;

5. The Scratch Ticket shall be intact;

6. The Serial Number and Game-Pack-Ticket Number must be present in their entirety and be fully legible;

7. The Serial Number must correspond, using the Texas Lottery's codes, to the Play Symbols on the Scratch Ticket;

8. The Scratch Ticket must not have a hole punched through it, be mutilated, altered, unreadable, reconstituted or tampered with in any manner;

9. The Scratch Ticket must not be counterfeit in whole or in part;

10. The Scratch Ticket must have been issued by the Texas Lottery in an authorized manner;

11. The Scratch Ticket must not have been stolen, nor appear on any list of omitted Scratch Tickets or non-activated Scratch Tickets on file at the Texas Lottery;

12. The Play Symbols, Serial Number and Game-Pack-Ticket Number must be right side up and not reversed in any manner;

13. The Scratch Ticket must be complete and not miscut, and have exactly sixty-eight (68) Play Symbols under the Latex Overprint on the front portion of the Scratch Ticket, exactly one Serial Number and exactly one Game-Pack-Ticket Number on the Scratch Ticket;

14. The Serial Number of an apparent winning Scratch Ticket shall correspond with the Texas Lottery's Serial Numbers for winning Scratch Tickets, and a Scratch Ticket with that Serial Number shall not have been paid previously;

15. The Scratch Ticket must not be blank or partially blank, misregistered, defective or printed or produced in error;

16. Each of the sixty-eight (68) Play Symbols must be exactly one of those described in Section 1.2.C of these Game Procedures;

17. Each of the sixty-eight (68) Play Symbols on the Scratch Ticket must be printed in the Symbol font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; the Scratch Ticket Serial Numbers must be printed in the Serial font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; and the Game-Pack-Ticket Number must be printed in the Game-Pack-Ticket Number font and must correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery;

18. The Display Printing on the Scratch Ticket must be regular in every respect and correspond precisely to the artwork on file at the Texas Lottery; and

19. The Scratch Ticket must have been received by the Texas Lottery by applicable deadlines.

B. The Scratch Ticket must pass all additional validation tests provided for in these Game Procedures, the Texas Lottery's Rules governing the award of prizes of the amount to be validated, and any confidential validation and security tests of the Texas Lottery.

C. Any Scratch Ticket not passing all of the validation requirements is void and ineligible for any prize and shall not be paid. However, the Executive Director may, solely at the Executive Director's discretion, refund the retail sales price of the Scratch Ticket. In the event a defective Scratch Ticket is purchased, the only responsibility or liability of the Texas Lottery shall be to replace the defective Scratch Ticket with another unplayed Scratch Ticket in that Scratch Ticket Game (or a Scratch Ticket of equivalent sales price from any other current Texas Lottery Scratch Ticket Game) or refund the retail sales price of the Scratch Ticket, solely at the Executive Director's discretion.

2.2 Programmed Game Parameters.

A. A Ticket can win up to thirty-one (31) times in accordance with the approved prize structure.

B. Consecutive Non-Winning Tickets within a Pack will not have matching patterns, in the same order, of either Play Symbols or Prize Symbols.

C. The top Prize Symbol will appear on every Ticket, unless restricted by other parameters, play action or prize structure.

D. The $10 Prize Symbol will only appear on winning Tickets in which the $10 prize is a part of a winning pattern.

E. Each Ticket will have six (6) different WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbols.

F. Non-winning YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbols will all be different.

G. Non-winning Prize Symbols will never appear more than five (5)times.

H. The "7" (WINX10) and "77" (WINALL) Play Symbols will never appear in the WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbol spots.

I. The "7" (WINX10) and "77" (WINALL) Play Symbols will only appear on winning Tickets as dictated by the prize structure.

J. On Tickets that contain the "77" (WINALL) Play Symbol, none of the WINNING NUMBERS Play Symbols will match any of the YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbols and the "7" (WINX10) Play Symbol will not appear.

K. Non-winning Prize Symbols will never be the same as the winning Prize Symbol(s).

L. No prize amount in a non-winning spot will correspond with the YOUR NUMBERS Play Symbol (i.e., 20 and $20).

2.3 Procedure for Claiming Prizes.

A. To claim a "MEGA 7s" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $20.00, $25.00, $40.00, $50.00, $100, $300 or $500, a claimant shall sign the back of the Scratch Ticket in the space designated on the Scratch Ticket and present the winning Scratch Ticket to any Texas Lottery Retailer. The Texas Lottery Retailer shall verify the claim and, if valid, and upon presentation of proper identification, if appropriate, make payment of the amount due the claimant and physically void the Scratch Ticket; provided that the Texas Lottery Retailer may, but is not required, to pay a $25.00, $40.00, $50.00, $100, $300 or $500 Scratch Ticket Game. In the event the Texas Lottery Retailer cannot verify the claim, the Texas Lottery Retailer shall provide the claimant with a claim form and instruct the claimant on how to file a claim with the Texas Lottery. If the claim is validated by the Texas Lottery, a check shall be forwarded to the claimant in the amount due. In the event the claim is not validated, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly. A claimant may also claim any of the above prizes under the procedure described in Section 2.3.B and Section 2.3.C of these Game Procedures.

B. To claim a "MEGA 7s" Scratch Ticket Game prize of $1,000, $77,000 or $977,000, the claimant must sign the winning Scratch Ticket and present it at one of the Texas Lottery's Claim Centers. If the claim is validated by the Texas Lottery, payment will be made to the bearer of the validated winning Scratch Ticket for that prize upon presentation of proper identification. When paying a prize of $600 or more, the Texas Lottery shall file the appropriate income reporting form with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and shall withhold federal income tax at a rate set by the IRS if required. In the event that the claim is not validated by the Texas Lottery, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly.

C. As an alternative method of claiming a "MEGA 7s" Scratch Ticket Game prize, the claimant must sign the winning Scratch Ticket, thoroughly complete a claim form, and mail both to: Texas Lottery Commission, P.O. Box 16600, Austin, Texas 78761-6600. The Texas Lottery is not responsible for Scratch Tickets lost in the mail. In the event that the claim is not validated by the Texas Lottery, the claim shall be denied and the claimant shall be notified promptly.

D. Prior to payment by the Texas Lottery of any prize, the Texas Lottery shall deduct the amount of a delinquent tax or other money from the winnings of a prize winner who has been finally determined to be:

1. delinquent in the payment of a tax or other money to a state agency and that delinquency is reported to the Comptroller under Government Code §403.055;

2. in default on a loan made under Chapter 52, Education Code;

3. in default on a loan guaranteed under Chapter 57, Education Code; or

4. delinquent in child support payments in the amount determined by a court or a Title IV-D agency under Chapter 231, Family Code.

E. If a person is indebted or owes delinquent taxes to the State, other than those specified in the preceding paragraph, the winnings of a person shall be withheld until the debt or taxes are paid.

2.4 Allowance for Delay of Payment. The Texas Lottery may delay payment of the prize pending a final determination by the Executive Director, under any of the following circumstances:

A. if a dispute occurs, or it appears likely that a dispute may occur, regarding the prize;

B. if there is any question regarding the identity of the claimant;

C. if there is any question regarding the validity of the Scratch Ticket presented for payment; or

D. if the claim is subject to any deduction from the payment otherwise due, as described in Section 2.3.D of these Game Procedures. No liability for interest for any delay shall accrue to the benefit of the claimant pending payment of the claim.

2.5 Payment of Prizes to Persons Under 18. If a person under the age of 18 years is entitled to a cash prize under $600 from the "MEGA 7s" Scratch Ticket Game, the Texas Lottery shall deliver to an adult member of the minor's family or the minor's guardian a check or warrant in the amount of the prize payable to the order of the minor.

2.6 If a person under the age of 18 years is entitled to a cash prize of $600 or more from the "MEGA 7s" Scratch Ticket Game, the Texas Lottery shall deposit the amount of the prize in a custodial bank account, with an adult member of the minor's family or the minor's guardian serving as custodian for the minor.

2.7 Scratch Ticket Claim Period. All Scratch Ticket prizes must be claimed within 180 days following the end of the Scratch Ticket Game or within the applicable time period for certain eligible military personnel as set forth in Texas Government Code §466.408. Any rights to a prize that is not claimed within that period, and in the manner specified in these Game Procedures and on the back of each Scratch Ticket, shall be forfeited.

2.8 Disclaimer. The number of prizes in a game is approximate based on the number of Scratch Tickets ordered. The number of actual prizes available in a game may vary based on number of Scratch Tickets manufactured, testing, distribution, sales and number of prizes claimed. A Scratch Ticket Game may continue to be sold even when all the top prizes have been claimed.

3.0 Scratch Ticket Ownership.

A. Until such time as a signature is placed upon the back portion of a Scratch Ticket in the space designated, a Scratch Ticket shall be owned by the physical possessor of said Scratch Ticket. When a signature is placed on the back of the Scratch Ticket in the space designated, the player whose signature appears in that area shall be the owner of the Scratch Ticket and shall be entitled to any prize attributable thereto. Notwithstanding any name or names submitted on a claim form, the Executive Director shall make payment to the player whose signature appears on the back of the Scratch Ticket in the space designated. If more than one name appears on the back of the Scratch Ticket, the Executive Director will require that one of those players whose name appears thereon be designated by such players to receive payment.

B. The Texas Lottery shall not be responsible for lost or stolen Scratch Tickets and shall not be required to pay on a lost or stolen Scratch Ticket.

4.0 Number and Value of Scratch Prizes. There will be approximately 9,000,000 Scratch Tickets in Scratch Ticket Game No. 2219. The approximate number and value of prizes in the game are as follows:

Figure 2: GAME NO. 2219 - 4.0 (.pdf)

A. The actual number of Scratch Tickets in the game may be increased or decreased at the sole discretion of the Texas Lottery Commission.

5.0 End of the Scratch Ticket Game. The Executive Director may, at any time, announce a closing date (end date) for the Scratch Ticket Game No. 2219 without advance notice, at which point no further Scratch Tickets in that game may be sold. The determination of the closing date and reasons for closing will be made in accordance with the Scratch Ticket closing procedures and the Scratch Ticket Game Rules. See 16 TAC §401.302(j).

6.0 Governing Law. In purchasing a Scratch Ticket, the player agrees to comply with, and abide by, these Game Procedures for Scratch Ticket Game No. 2219, the State Lottery Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 466), applicable rules adopted by the Texas Lottery pursuant to the State Lottery Act and referenced in 16 TAC, Chapter 401, and all final decisions of the Executive Director.

TRD-201904695

Bob Biard

General Counsel

Texas Lottery Commission

Filed: December 11, 2019


Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Notice of Proposed Real Estate Transactions

Acquisition of Land - Brazoria County

Approximately 1,200 Acres at the Justin Hurst Wildlife Management Area

In a meeting on January 23, 2020, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission (the Commission) will consider authorizing the acquisition of approximately 1,200 acres at the Justin Hurst Wildlife Management Area in Brazoria County. The public will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed transaction before the Commission takes action. The meeting will start at 9:00 a.m. at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Headquarters, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744. Prior to the meeting, public comment may be submitted to Ted Hollingsworth, Land Conservation, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744 (email: ted.hollingsworth@tpwd.texas.gov); or via the department's website at www.tpwd.texas.gov.

Acquisition of Land - Matagorda County

Approximately 1,100 Acres at the Matagorda Peninsula Coastal Management Area

In a meeting on January 23, 2020, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission (the Commission) will consider authorizing the acquisition of approximately 1,100 acres at Matagorda Peninsula Coastal Management Area in Matagorda County. The public will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed transaction before the Commission takes action. The meeting will start at 9:00 a.m. at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Headquarters, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744. Prior to the meeting, public comment may be submitted to Ted Hollingsworth, Land Conservation, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744 (email: ted.hollingsworth@tpwd.texas.gov); or via the department's website at www.tpwd.texas.gov.

Acceptance of Donation of Land - Matagorda County

Approximately 172 Acres at the Matagorda Peninsula Coastal Management Area

In a meeting on January 23, 2020, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission (the Commission) will consider authorizing the acceptance of a donation of approximately 172 acres of land at the Matagorda Peninsula Coastal Management Area in Matagorda County. The public will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed transaction before the Commission takes action. The meeting will start at 9:00 a.m. at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Headquarters, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744. Prior to the meeting, public comment may be submitted to Ted Hollingsworth, Land Conservation, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744 (email: ted.hollingsworth@tpwd.texas.gov); or via the department's website at www.tpwd.texas.gov.

Acceptance of Donation of Land - Bastrop County

Approximately 5 Acres at the Bastrop State Park

In a meeting on January 23, 2020, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission (the Commission) will consider authorizing the acceptance of a donation of approximately 5 acres of land at Bastrop State Park in Bastrop County. The public will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed transaction before the Commission takes action. The meeting will start at 9:00 a.m. at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Headquarters, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744. Prior to the meeting, public comment may be submitted to Trey Vick, Land Conservation, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744 (email: trey.vick@tpwd.texas.gov); or via the department's website at www.tpwd.texas.gov.

Grant of Easement - El Paso County

Approximately 1 Acre at the Franklin Mountains State Park

In a meeting on January 23, 2020, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission (the Commission) will consider authorizing an easement of approximately 1 acre for the construction of a playground on the Thunderbird Trailhead at Franklin Mountains State Park in El Paso County. The public will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed easement before the Commission takes action. The meeting will start at 9:00 a.m. at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Headquarters, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744. Prior to the meeting, public comment may be submitted to Trey Vick, Land Conservation, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744 (email: trey.vick@tpwd.texas.gov); or via the department's website at www.tpwd.texas.gov.

Disposition of Land - Jasper County

Approximately 1.2 Acres at the Jasper Fish Hatchery

In a meeting on January 23, 2020, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission (the Commission) will consider authorizing the sale of approximately 1.2 acres at the Jasper Fish Hatchery in Jasper County to the Indian Creek Cemetery Association. The public will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed transaction before the Commission takes action. The meeting will start at 9:00 a.m. at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Headquarters, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744. Prior to the meeting, public comment may be submitted to Stan David, Land Conservation, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744 (email: stan.david@tpwd.texas.gov); or via the department's website at www.tpwd.texas.gov.

TRD-201904713

Colette Barron-Bradsby

Assistant General Counsel

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Filed: December 11, 2019


Public Utility Commission of Texas

Notice of Application to Adjust High Cost Support Under 16 TAC §26.407(h)

Notice is given to the public of an application filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) on November 25, 2019, to adjust the high-cost support it receives from the Small and Rural Incumbent Local Exchange Company Universal Service Plan without effect to its current rates.

Docket Title and Number: Application of Santa Rosa Telephone Cooperative, Inc. to Adjust High Cost Support under 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §26.407(h), Docket Number 50286.

Santa Rosa Telephone Cooperative, Inc. requests a high-cost support adjustment increase of $213,389. The requested adjustment complies with the cap of 140% of the annualized support the provider received in the 12 months prior to the filing of the application, as required by 16 Texas Administrative Code §26.407(g)(1).

Persons wishing to comment on the action sought should contact the Public Utility Commission of Texas by mail at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas, 78711-3326, or by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll free at (888) 782-8477 as a deadline to intervene may be imposed. Hearing and speech‑impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission through Relay Texas by dialing 7-1-1. All comments should reference Docket Number 50286.

TRD-201904565

Andrea Gonzalez

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: December 5, 2019


Notice of Application to Adjust High Cost Support Under 16 TAC §26.407(h)

Notice is given to the public of an application filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) on December 4, 2019, to adjust the high-cost support it receives from the Small and Rural Incumbent Local Exchange Company Universal Service Plan without effect to its current rates.

Docket Title and Number: Application of Etex Telephone Cooperative Inc. to Adjust High Cost Support under 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §26.407(h), Docket Number 50313.

Etex Telephone Cooperative, Inc. requests a high-cost support adjustment increase of $1,350,993. The requested adjustment complies with the cap of 140% of the annualized support the provider received in the 12 months prior to the filing of the application, as required by 16 Texas Administrative Code §26.407(g)(1).

Persons wishing to comment on the action sought should contact the Public Utility Commission of Texas by mail at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas, 78711-3326, or by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll free at (888) 782-8477 as a deadline to intervene may be imposed. Hearing and speech‑impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission through Relay Texas by dialing 7-1-1. All comments should reference Docket Number 50313.

TRD-201904668

Andrea Gonzalez

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: December 10, 2019


Notice of Application to Adjust High Cost Support Under 16 TAC §26.407(h)

Notice is given to the public of an application filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) on November 25, 2019, to adjust the high-cost support it receives from the Small and Rural Incumbent Local Exchange Company Universal Service Plan without effect to its current rates.

Docket Title and Number: Application of Riviera Telephone Company, Inc. to Adjust High Cost Support under 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §26.407(h), Docket Number 50287.

Riviera Telephone Company, Inc. requests a high-cost support adjustment increase of $440,577. The requested adjustment complies with the cap of 140% of the annualized support the provider received in the 12 months prior to the filing of the application, as required by 16 Texas Administrative Code §26.407(g)(1).

Persons wishing to comment on the action sought should contact the Public Utility Commission of Texas by mail at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas, 78711-3326, or by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll free at (888) 782-8477 as a deadline to intervene may be imposed. Hearing and speech‑impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission through Relay Texas by dialing 7-1-1. All comments should reference Docket Number 50287.

TRD-201904669

Andrea Gonzalez

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: December 10, 2019


Notice of Intent to Implement a Minor Rate Change Under 16 TAC §26.171

Notice is given to the public of an application filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (Commission) on December 6, 2019, to implement a minor rate change under 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §26.171.

Tariff Control Title and Number: Application of Big Bend Telephone Company for a Minor Rate Change Under 16 Texas Administrative Code §26.171, Tariff Control Number 50323.

The Application: Big Bend filed an application to increase certain services charges for residence and business customers when the customer orders initial connection of service or requests changes to current service or requests changes to a service that requires a trip to the customer's premise. Each of the service charges are one-time, non-recurring charges which the customer incurs only when they request initial connection of service or changes to their current services. The charge reflects an increase from $10.00 to $20.00 for a primary and secondary service order charge for residential customers; an increase from $15.00 to $25.00 for a primary and secondary service order charge for business customers; and an increase from $35.00 to $45.00 in the premise visit charge for residential and business customers. If approved, the proposed rate changes will take effect on January 1, 2020. The estimated net increase to Big Bend's total regulated intrastate gross annual revenues due to the proposed increase is $10,560.

If the Commission receives a complaint(s) relating to this proposal signed by 5% or more of Big Bend's applicable customers to which this proposal applies by December 31, 2019, the application will be docketed. The 5% threshold is calculated using total number of affected customers as of the calendar month preceding the Commission's receipt of the complaint(s). As of September 1, 2019, the 5% threshold equals approximately 211 customers.

Persons wishing to comment on this application should contact the Public Utility Commission of Texas by December 31, 2019. Requests to intervene should be filed with the Commission's Filing Clerk at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or you may call the Commission at (512) 936-7120 or toll-free (800) 735-2989. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may contact the Commission through Relay Texas by dialing 7-1-1. All correspondence should refer to Tariff Control Number 50323.

TRD-201904667

Andrea Gonzalez

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: December 10, 2019


Notice of Intent to Implement a Minor Rate Change Under 16 TAC §26.171

Notice is given to the public of an application filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (Commission) on December 4, 2019, to implement a minor rate change under 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §26.171.

Tariff Control Title and Number: Notice of Mid-Plains Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc. for Approval of a Minor Rate Change Under 16 Texas Administrative Code §26.171, Tariff Control Number 50312.

The Application: Mid-Plains filed an application to increase the basic local access line rates for residential customers from $14.75 to $16.54 in the Cleta and Umbarger exchanges, from $14.25 to $17.27 in the Bean, Elkins, Goodnight, Gurley, Kress, Redmon and Vigo Park exchanges, and from $13.10 to $16.21 in the Silverton exchange. Concurrent with the increase in the monthly residential access line rates, Mid-Plains will reduce the current $3.00 Access Recovery Charge to $1.60 for residential customers in the Cleta and Umbarger exchanges, and to $0.89 for the Bean, Elkins, Goodnight, Gurley, Kress, Redmon, Vigo Park, and Silverton exchanges. Accordingly, residential customers will have a minimal impact on their monthly invoice. If approved, the proposed rate changes will take effect on January 1, 2020. The estimated net increase to Mid-Plains' total regulated intrastate gross annual revenues due to the proposed increase is $64,849.

If the Commission receives a complaint(s) relating to this proposal signed by 5% or more of the local service customers to which this proposal applies by December 25, 2019, the application will be docketed. The 5% threshold is calculated using total number of affected customers as of the calendar month preceding the Commission's receipt of the complaint(s). As of September 1, 2019, the 5% threshold equals approximately 110 customers.

Persons wishing to comment on this application should contact the Public Utility Commission of Texas by December 31, 2018. Requests to intervene should be filed with the Commission's Filing Clerk at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or you may call the Commission at (512) 936-7120 or toll-free (800) 735-2989. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may contact the Commission through Relay Texas by dialing 7-1-1. All correspondence should refer to Tariff Control Number 50312.

TRD-201904676

Andrea Gonzalez

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: December 10, 2019


Notice of Intent to Serve Decertified Area

Notice is given to the public of the notice of intent filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas on December 5, 2019, to provide retail water service to a decertified area.

Docket Style And Number: City of Manor's Notice of Intent to Serve Area Decertified from Manville Water Supply Corporation in Travis County, Docket Number 50321.

The Application: Under Texas Water Code, §13.254(e), and 16 Texas Administrative Code, §24.245(o)(2)(C), the City of Manor filed a notice of intent to provide water service to an area decertified from Manville Water Supply Corporation's water certificate of convenience and necessity No. 11144 in Travis County.

Persons wishing to intervene or comment on the action sought should contact the commission by mail at P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or by phone at (512) 936-7120 or toll-free at (888) 782-8477. A deadline for intervention in this proceeding will be established. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission through Relay Texas by dialing 7-1-1. All comments should reference Docket Number 50321.

TRD-201904672

Andrea Gonzalez

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: December 10, 2019


Supreme Court of Texas

In the Supreme Court of Texas (.pdf)

TRD-201904706

Jaclyn Daumerie

Rules Attorney

Supreme Court of Texas

Filed: December 11, 2019


Texas Department of Transportation

Correction of Error

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) filed notice of a proposed Request for Proposals for Professional Services for publication in the November 29, 2019, issue of the Texas Register (44 TexReg 7470). Due to error by TxDOT, the deadline was erroneously listed as January 20, 2020, instead of January 21, 2020. The correct notice is below:

Request for Proposal - Professional Services

The Texas Department of Transportation (department) announces a Request for Proposal (RFP) for professional services pursuant to Government Code, Chapter 2254, Subchapter A. The term of the contract will be from project initiation to March 2, 2021. The department will administer the contract. The RFP will be released on January 6, 2020.

Purpose: The Texas Department of Transportation is requesting proposals from qualified Certified Public Accounting (CPA) firms to audit its financial statements for the fiscal year ending August 31, 2020, with four (4) optional one year renewals contingent on satisfactory performance and subsequent delegations by State Auditor's Office (SAO) evaluated on an annual basis. These audits are to be performed in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America and the standards applicable to financial audits contained in Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States. In connection with these standards, the audit firm will perform such procedures as required to comply with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts' Reporting Requirements for Annual Financial Reports of State Agencies and Universities.

Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants shall be qualified CPA firms.

Program Goal: Shall issue a report on the fair presentation of the financial statements of the Department, Texas Mobility Fund, and the Central Texas Turnpike System in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles. Audit firm shall communicate any reportable conditions found during the audit.

Review and Award Criteria: Each application will first be screened for completeness and timeliness. Proposals that are deemed incomplete or arrive after the deadline will not be reviewed. A team of reviewers from the department will evaluate the proposals as to the auditing firm's competence, knowledge, and qualifications and as to the reasonableness of the proposed fee for the services. The criteria and review process are further described in the RFP.

Deadlines: The department must receive proposals prepared according to instructions in the RFP package on or before January 21, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

To Obtain a Copy of the RFP: Requests for a copy of the RFP should be submitted to Arthur Levine, Finance Division, Texas Department of Transportation, 150 East Riverside Drive, Austin, Texas 78704. Email: Arthur.levine@txdot.gov, telephone number (512) 486-5612 and fax (512) 486-5390. Copies will also be available on the Electronic State Business Daily (ESBD) at http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/.

TRD-201904670

Becky Blewett

Deputy General Counsel

Texas Department of Transportation

Filed: December 10, 2019