Landowner Alert System 11-3-20

Posted by on Nov 4, 2020 in News & Events, Water Rights | No Comments

Aggregate Production Operations:

Aggregate Production Operations (APOs) include rock quarries, gravel pits, borrow pits, and similar aggregate production operations. These facilities are in the spotlight as landowners and regulators grapple with the impacts on neighbors and the environment. APOs are required to register with the TCEQ. This is an ongoing issue of interest for us, and we will provide updates on what this means for landowners neighboring APOs. Braun & Gresham can help on how best to protect your land. Contact (512) 894-5426 or email preznik@braungresham.com to discuss your rights.

Patrick L. Reznik, Attorney & Counselor


Lawmaker Hears From a Concerned Public

The town hall meeting concept took on a new form and focus on October 1st when Texas state Rep. Terry Wilson hosted a Zoom video conference to take public comment on Aggregate Production Operations (APOs). As Chair of the House Interim Committee on APOs, Wilson wanted to hear from the public on this final day of a three-day event…. READ MORE

Public Voices Concerns on Final Day of Rock Crusher Town Halls

Blasting, clouds of fine particulates, and over-taxed roads were all issues raised by the public Thursday, Oct. 1, during the final of three virtual town hall meetings hosted by state Rep. Terry Wilson on the subject of Aggregate Production Operations (APOs), a category that includes rock crushers, surface miners, concrete plants, and more… READ MORE

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Wastewater:

As Texas’ population grows, so does the need for infrastructure. This includes wastewater facilities that pour treated waste into waters across the State. These facilities can only be built after they apply and receive a permit through the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality. Landowners affected by these wastewater facilities have the opportunity to be a part of the permitting process. Braun & Gresham can help protect your land from discharge and ensure proper permitting and environmental standards are followed. Contact (512) 894-5426 or email cbarton@braungresham.com to discuss your rights.

Carly Barton, Attorney & Counselor


Report: Central Texas Wastewater Plants Exceeding State Pollutant Limits

Publicly owned sewage treatment plants in Central Texas are exceeding state pollution limits with “disturbing frequency,” according to a new report from the Save Barton Creek Association… READ MORE

Investigation Finds Untreated Wastewater Air, Sludge Issues at Austin Water Facility

An investigation into a City of Austin wastewater facility turned up some nasty violations, according a report from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality… READ MORE

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