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File #: 22-1337    Version: 1 Name:
Type: MISCELLANEOUS HEARINGS Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/27/2022 In control: Office of Environmental Quality & Sustainability
On agenda: 6/22/2022 Final action:
Title: A public hearing to receive comments on a proposed municipal setting designation to prohibit the use of groundwater as potable water beneath property owned by Preston Forest SC, LLC located near the intersection of Preston Road and Forest Lane and adjacent street rights-of-way; and an ordinance authorizing support of the issuance of a municipal setting designation to Preston Forest SC, LLC by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and prohibiting the use of groundwater beneath the designated property as potable water - Financing: No cost consideration to the City Recommendation of Staff: Approval
Indexes: 11
Attachments: 1. Map, 2. Ordinance, 3. Exhibit A
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STRATEGIC PRIORITY: Environmental & Sustainability
AGENDA DATE: June 22, 2022
COUNCIL DISTRICT(S): 11
DEPARTMENT: Office of Environmental Quality & Sustainability
EXECUTIVE: M. Elizabeth Cedillo-Pereira
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SUBJECT

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A public hearing to receive comments on a proposed municipal setting designation to prohibit the use of groundwater as potable water beneath property owned by Preston Forest SC, LLC located near the intersection of Preston Road and Forest Lane and adjacent street rights-of-way; and an ordinance authorizing support of the issuance of a municipal setting designation to Preston Forest SC, LLC by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and prohibiting the use of groundwater beneath the designated property as potable water - Financing: No cost consideration to the City
Recommendation of Staff: Approval

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BACKGROUND

Based on information provided by the Applicant, the designated property is underlain by a shallow groundwater bearing zone located along the bottom of the weathered limestone where it makes contact with competent bedrock at depths of 5 to 10 feet below ground surface (bgs). This bedrock confining unit is the Austin Chalk that has an estimated thickness of approximately 240 feet. The direction of groundwater flow beneath the designated property is towards the southwest. A portion of the designated groundwater has been affected by tetrachloroethene (PCE), trichloroethene (TCE), cis-1,2-dichloroethene (cis-DCE), and vinyl chloride (VC) at concentrations above groundwater ingestion standards. The onsite source is from historical dry-cleaning operations that operated in a western suite of the northwestern building on the property from at least 1961 to 1989.

The applicant has requested that the City support its application for an MSD. A public meeting was held on June 6, 2022 to receive comments and concerns. Notices of the meeting were sent to 1,270 property owne...

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