DID YOU KNOW....To receive a Standard Rock Crushing Permit from the TCEQ, the ONLY PUBLIC NOTICE REQUIRED is a Public Notice Ad in One Newspaper, for ONE DAY. In addition to that ad, the company must complete a minor permit application checklist, pay a $900.00 permit fee, post two 12"x18" signs perpendicular to the nearest roadway (in this case a Highway with a 75 MPH speed limit), and 30 days later the Industrial Aggregate Companies typically receives the permit and can begin blasting with dynamite.
DID YOU KNOW....Large Industrial Aggregate companies applying to open new quarries are NOT REQUIRED TO NOTIFY their neighbors, local cities or counties, the LCRA, the EPA, TxDOT, or any other agency except TCEQ.
DID YOU KNOW....TCEQ is not required to perform a site location review on any of these proposed applications? And when TCEQ determines the potential risk of the fugitive dust from a rock crushing plant, they use only calm wind days for their calculations.
DID YOU KNOW....The PROPOSED ROCK CRUSHING FACILITY will be similar to the Oldcastle Plant on 281 North between Marble Falls and Burnet that has eliminated any further development in that area.
DID YOU KNOW....Our Community is ALREADY almost completely surrounded by quarries producing potentially toxic materials, with at least 12 operating in Burnet County. That the fugitive dust from CRYSTALLINE SILICA, a known carcinogen, allowable under the present TCEQ permitting regulations can be OVER 100,000 LBS. PER YEAR* into our communities atmosphere? (*According to some calculations)
DID YOU KNOW....TCEQ will be allowing an Industrial rock crushing plant to operate LESS THAN A MILE from our new Baylor Scott & White Hospital?
DID YOU KNOW.... Industrial aggregate companies SNEAK into RURAL COMMUNITIES like ours because they are not allowed to operate in metropolitan areas due to the contaminants produced. Large Industrial Aggregate Companies now own almost ALL of the vacant land on both the east and west sides of Hwy. 281 North from Fairland Rd. to Burnet, and there will never be anything developed to our North but huge holes in the ground and mountains of potentially toxic dust.
ARE YOU TIRED OF HEARING THAT THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO TO STOP TCEQ FROM ALLOWING QUARRIES TO OPEN AND OPERATE IN YOUR COMMUNITY?
LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD OCTOBER 26TH - 7PM AT THE LAKESIDE PAVILION -
307 BUENA VISTA DRIVE, MARBLE FALLS.
A Community Rally begins at 5:30 outside of the Pavilion. We need the support of everyone in our community to prove to TCEQ that we will not be bullied anymore.
SAY "NO" TO PERMIT # 148112