By DINA ARÉVALO
Port Isabel-South Padre Press
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is set to hold a public meeting in Brownsville next week regarding an air quality permit submitted by Annova LNG.
The state regulatory agency issued a notice earlier this month stating that it has prepared a draft permit in response to an application Annova LNG submitted on Jan. 11, 2017. “The executive director has made a preliminary decision to issue the permit because it meets all rules and regulations,” reads a public notice issued by TCEQ.
As a result, TCEQ will now solicit public comment on the draft permit at the Brownsville Event Center, 1 Event Ctr., on Tuesday, Feb. 5. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m.
Annova LNG is one of three liquefied natural gas (LNG) companies seeking to build export terminals at the Port of Brownsville. It, along with the two other companies — Rio Grande LNG and Texas LNG — have been undergoing an approval process involving multiple state and federal agencies since late 2014.
“The executive director has completed the technical review of the application and prepared a draft permit which, if approved, would establish the conditions under which the facility must operate,” reads the notice.
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