The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will meet tonight in New Braunfels to discuss awarding an air quality permit for a new rock quarry in Comal County.
Aggregate Industries, a division of Holcim, has applied for a permit to build a rock-crushing plant at 5900 Farm-to-Market 482, west of Krueger Canyon Road.
More than 100 people met at the Comal County Senior Center in April to oppose the potential new quarry, voicing concerns about air quality and potential contamination of the Edwards Aquifer.
Holcim’s quarry would be built on unincorporated land southwest of New Braunfels. Counties in Texas have no authority over land use.
Holcim allowed the county to build a flood control structure on its land to protect New Braunfels against flooding along the Dry Comal Creek. Construction on the dam is scheduled to begin within 90 days.
The quarry has been planned for some time, as Aggregate Industries originally filed for TCEQ permitting in December 2007.
Source: The Herald-Zeitung