After contacting the LCRA, here’s what we found out:
“LCRA has received four applications from Collier Materials, Inc. related to proposed dredging projects and related sand and gravel processing plants on Lake LBJ. Two of the permit applications are for Tier III (commercial) dredging permits under the Highland Lakes Dredge and Fill Ordinance, and the other two are for proposed sand and gravel processing plants that would require permits under the Highland Lakes Watershed Ordinance. The applications do not indicate which project would be pursued first, should the applicant meet the requirements of the ordinance and secure all other required permits and authorizations. (The HLDO requires that all other applicable required permits – TCEQ, etc. – be secured before an HLDO permit will be issued.)
Applications under the Highland Lakes Dredge and Fill Ordinance:
The Kingsland II Sand and Gravel application is for a Tier III (commercial) project at the confluence of the Llano River and Colorado River at Lake LBJ (Zone C). LCRA has determined the application is administratively complete (meaning all required documentation and information has been submitted) and is accepting comments from the public on the application. LCRA now is reviewing and evaluating the information in the application as part of a 60-day technical review process. The application and comment form are available here.
The Kingsland I Sand and Gravel application is for a Tier III (commercial) project on the Llano River arm of Lake LBJ (Zone D). This application is not yet administratively complete, meaning all required documentation and information has not yet been submitted. If the required information is submitted and the application is determined to be administratively complete, LCRA will post the application and a comment form on the dredging public comment webpage.
Here is more information on the HLDO review process.
Applications under the Highland Lakes Watershed Ordinance:
The Kingsland I Sand and Gravel Process Plant is an application for an HLWO permit of Lake LBJ, and the Kingsland II Sand and Gravel Process Plant is an application for an HLWO permit on the Llano River arm of Lake LBJ.
Both applications are available for review here. LCRA will accept comments from the public on the applications under the HLWO after the applicant mails notices to nearby property owners, as required by the ordinance. We will update the application webpage when the public comment period opens.”