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File #: 20-6642   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Community Health and Equity Committee
On agenda: 11/16/2020
Posting Language: A briefing and presentation on the Municipal Setting Designation (MSD) application for the KLN Steel property at 4200 N. Pan Am Expressway, located in City Council District 2. [Roderick Sanchez, Assistant City Manager; Razi Hosseini, Director, Public Works]
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DEPARTMENT: Public Works


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Razi Hosseini, P.E., R.P.L.S.


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: District 2


SUBJECT:

A briefing and presentation on the Municipal Setting Designation (MSD) application for the KLN Steel property at 4200 N. Pan Am Expressway, located in City Council District 2.

SUMMARY:

An MSD application has been received for the former KLN Steel property in City Council District 2. Review and consideration of this application for local impact is requested by the Community Health and Equity Committee before a public hearing is scheduled. Once the proposed MSD application has completed the public involvement phase, it will be presented to the City Council for MSD ordinance review and approval. Final certification of an MSD rests with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

In 2003, the Texas legislature authorized the creation of Municipal Setting Designations (MSDs), which designate an area in which the use of shallow contaminated groundwater is prohibited from use as potable water for human consumption. MSDs address groundwater contamination under existing redevelopment properties and encourage redevelopment of properties in blighted areas while protecting human health, the environment, and San Antonio's drinking water. The statute requires the support of the local municipality to participate in the MSD program. Since 2004, over 430 MSDs have been certified by the TCEQ in over 20 cities to address historic ground water contamination and spur redevelopment.

Ordinance 2016-04-07-0247 established the City's MSD policy and guidelines. As a result of this ordinance, Public Works' Environmental Management Division, with coordination and support from the San Antonio Water Systems (SAWS) and the Edwards Aquifer Authority (EAA), developed procedures for evaluating whether to support an MSD application to the TCEQ. Several factors and requirements were considered and implemented as part of the MSD pro...

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