ANRA Events

Neches River Rendezvous Sponsorship Information Guide Now Available

The 2024 Neches River Rendezvous Sponsorship Information Guide is now available! Visit https://www.anra.org/…/neches…/sponsorship-information/ so that you can download a PDF of the guide and use the fillable form on the Sponsorship Agreement page. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at recreation@anra.org or 936-633-7507. We look forward to providing an excellent experience for all of our sponsors because without you, there’d be no Rendezvous!

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Notice Of Public Hearing Regarding The Proposed Issuance Of Bonds

ANGELINA AND NECHES RIVER AUTHORITY INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION Notice is hereby given of a public hearing to be held on August 22, 2023, at 8:00 o’clock a.m., at the Angelina and Neches River Authority Administrative Office, 2901 N. John Redditt Drive, Lufkin, Texas, with respect to a plan of finance for multiple facilities located at or adjacent to 2001 Kurth Drive, Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas 75901, which facilities include solid waste disposal facilities and may also include sewage treatment and sewage disposal facilities (the “Project”).  The Project is currently owned by Jefferson Enterprise Energy, LLC, a Texas limited liability company (the “Borrower”).    The facilities proposed to be financed include the revitalizing of the Aspen Power Plant, an electrical power generation facility that uses solid waste such as wood and other agricultural waste to drive steam generators (the “Power Plant”).  The Borrower is developing the Project as a renewable fiber complex in Lufkin, Texas, to produce “green” products using renewable energy. The Project includes the Power Plant and a waste-to-pulp pulp mill (the “Pulp Mill”).   The Pulp Mill is designed to convert agricultural waste, including wood waste, vegetative waste products (“biomass”), excess sugar cane bagasse (“bagasse”) or energy sorghum into bleached, bone-dry pulp fiber. The Company anticipates that the Pulp Mill will produce 146,000 tons per year of pulp fiber meeting the quality specifications for use in manufacturing products such as paper towels, paper plates, napkins, paper cups, fiber containers and similar products. In addition, it is anticipated that a black liquor co-product could be produced at the Pulp Mill that may be thermochemically converted to sodium carbonate (Na2CO3) pellets for sale to the glass and soap manufacturing markets. The Pulp Mill will be powered by electricity from the Power Plant to produce a pulp that can be used to manufacture […]

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Upcoming Public Meeting for Implementation Plan for five Total Maximum Daily Loads for Indicator Bacteria in Hillebrandt Bayou and Neches River Tidal

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has made available for public comment the Implementation Plan (I-Plan) for five draft Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for indicator bacteria in Hillebrandt Bayou and Neches River Tidal, of the Neches-Trinity Coastal Basin and Neches River Basin, in Jasper, Orange, and Jefferson counties. The purpose of the meeting is to provide the public an opportunity to comment on the draft I-Plan for five assessment units: 0601_01, 0601_02, 0601_03, 0601_04 and 0704_02. After the public comment period, staff may make appropriate changes to the proposed I-Plan and will respond to public comments. Following the public comment period, the TMDL Program will request that the Commission consider approval of the final I-Plan. Upon approval, the final I-Plan and a response to all comments received will be made available on TCEQ’s website. The I-Plan, combined with the TMDL, provides local, regional, and state organizations with a comprehensive strategy for improving and maintaining water quality in an impaired watershed. The public meeting for the draft I-Plan will be held at Jefferson County Extension Office, 1225 Pearl St, Ste 200, Beaumont, Texas 77701-3642 on February 28, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. Meeting-related updates and documents are available on the project websites for Hillebrandt Bayou and Neches River Tidal. During this meeting, individuals will have the opportunity to present oral statements. An agency staff member will give a brief presentation at the start of the meeting and will be available to answer questions before and after all oral statements have been received. Written comments on the draft I-Plan may be submitted to Nicole Reed, Water Quality Planning Division, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, MC 203, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas, 78711-3087 or faxed to fax4808@tceq.texas.gov Electronic comments may be submitted at: https://tceq.commentinput.com/ All written comments must be received at TCEQ […]

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Upcoming Public Meeting for Implementation Plan for four Total Maximum Daily Loads for Indicator Bacteria in Tributaries of the Neches River below Lake Palestine

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has made available for public comment the Implementation Plan (I-Plan) for four draft Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for indicator bacteria in Tributaries of the Neches River below Lake Palestine, of the Neches River Basin, in Angelina County. The purpose of the meeting is to provide the public an opportunity to comment on the draft I-Plan for four assessment units: 0604A_02, 0604B_01, 0604C_01, and 0604M_03. After the public comment period, staff may make appropriate changes to the proposed I-Plan and will respond to public comments. Following the public comment period, the TMDL Program will request that the Commission consider approval of the final I-Plan. Upon approval, the final I-Plan and a response to all comments received will be made available on TCEQ’s website. The I-Plan, combined with the TMDL, provides local, regional, and state organizations with a comprehensive strategy for improving and maintaining water quality in an impaired watershed. The public meeting for the draft I-Plan will be held at the Angelina County Extension Office, 2201 S Medford Dr., Lufkin, Texas 75901 on February 27, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. Meeting-related updates and documents are available on the project website at: https://www.tceq.texas.gov/…/118-lufkinwatersheds-bacteria  Written comments on the draft TMDLs may be submitted to Nicole Reed, Water Quality Planning Division, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, MC 203, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas, 78711-3087 or faxed to fax4808@tceq.texas.gov. Electronic comments may be submitted at: https://tceq.commentinput.com/ All written comments must be received at TCEQ by midnight on March 14, 2023, and should reference: Implementation Plan for four Total Maximum Daily Loads for Indicator Bacteria in Tributaries of the Neches River below Lake Palestine. For further information regarding the draft I-Plan, please contact Nicole Reed at Nicole.Reed@tceq.texas.gov. The draft I-Plan can be obtained via TCEQ’s website.

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Public Meeting Regarding Central Height Water System

ANRA will host a public meeting on Thursday, November 17th at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the transfer and consolidation of the Central Heights Water System. The meeting will be held at the Central Heights ISD Board Room at 10317 U.S. Hwy 259 North, Nacogdoches, Tx 75964 If you are a City of Nacogdoches water customer who lives in the Central Heights area, please join us for this public meeting to find out more information about the transfer and consolidation of the Central Heights Water System. We look forward to meeting you and addressing your questions and concerns! We also invite you to join the Facebook group that we have created to encourage open dialog regarding the water system. The Central Heights Water Customers Facebook group can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/centralheightswater

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Notice of Public Hearing and Solicitation for Public Comments Rules for Enforcement of On-Site Sewage Facility Regulations

The Angelina & Neches River Authority (ANRA) is proposing new Rules that outline the policy and procedures that ANRA will follow for the investigation and enforcement of complaints related to On-Site Sewage Facilities (OSSFs) in ANRA’s jurisdictional area. A copy of the Proposed Rules is available for download here, or from ANRA’s Central Office, located at 210 E. Lufkin Avenue in Lufkin, TX. Update 2016-09-12: In order to prevent potential confusion, the draft version of the Proposed Rules has been removed now that the final version has been approved. You can view the final version of the Rules here: On-Site Sewage Facilities A Public Hearing to present the Proposed Rules will be held on Monday, July 11, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the following location: Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce 1615 S. Chestnut Lufkin, TX 75901 Persons or entities that will be impacted by the Rules will have an opportunity to comment on the Proposed Rules prior to those Rules being adopted by ANRA’s Board of Directors. Comments may be presented orally or in writing at the meeting, or in writing beginning at the time of this notification and until fifteen (15) days following the Public Hearing. Written comments may be submitted by mail, fax, or email. The final date for written comments is Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 5:00 PM. The contact information for written public comments is as follows: Angelina & Neches River Authority 210 E. Lufkin Ave. Lufkin, TX 75901 FAX:     936-632-2564 Email:  ossf@anra.org Please reference OSSF RULES as the subject of any comments. Following the Public Hearing and Public Comment period, comments will be reviewed and ANRA’s Proposed Rules will be evaluated to determine if changes need to be made. The Proposed Rules will be presented to ANRA’s Board of Directors for approval at the August 2016 […]

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