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Municipal Setting Designation (MSD)

An MSD is an official state designation given to property within a municipality or its extraterritorial jurisdiction which certifies that designated groundwater at the property is not used as potable water and is prohibited from future use as potable water because the groundwater is contaminated in excess of the applicable potable-water protective concentration level. Read More

Active MSD Cases:

MSD 17-1 (12700 & 12710 Calloway Cemetery Road)


Shred Tech Inc., in compliance with the requirements necessary to receive a Municipal Setting Designation (MSD), is providing this notice of intent to submit an application for an MSD to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for the properties located at 12700 Calloway Cemetery Road & 12710 Calloway Cemetery Road.

A property is eligible for an MSD if: 1) it is within the corporate limits or extraterritorial jurisdiction of a municipality that has a population of at least 20,000; and 2) a public drinking water supply system exists that satisfies the requirements of the Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 341 and that supplies or is capable of supplying drinking water to the property for which the MSD is requested.  This site meets both criteria.

 A public meeting regarding the application was held on April 27, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the Planning Conference Room on the second floor of the City of Arlington’s City Hall located at 101 West Abram Street.  Additionally, a public hearing on the application is scheduled to be heard during City Council’s May 9, 2017 meeting held in the Council Briefing Room at 6:30 p.m.

For more information on previously approved MSD sites, please contact the email or phone number below.

Site Map for MSD 17-1

Public Meeting Minutes – April 27, 2017

The public meeting for Municipal Setting Designation 17-1 (MSD 17-1) officially began at 4:10 p.m. in the Second Floor Planning Conference Room at 101 West Abram Street (City Hall). Andy Richardson (Planner, Community Development & Planning) gave opening remarks and introduced Shred Tech, Inc. representative Dr. Kenneth Tramm. Following opening remarks, Dr. Tramm presented on MSD 17-1, providing his analysis of the soil and water toxicity levels at 12700 & 12710 Calloway Cemetery Road.

At the conclusion of Dr. Tramm’s presentation, time was allotted for questions. Mr. Howard Porteus of Viridian posed a number of questions to Dr. Tramm about the proposed MSD site, which is located near property he is currently developing. No other members of the public were present. Once all of Mr. Porteus’ questions were answered, the meeting was adjourned.

(Audio of this meeting is available in the Community Development and Planning Department, located in Arlington City Hall- 101 West Abram Street, 1st Floor Strategic Planning Division.)

Contact Information

Andy Richardson