notice of request for approval of a pretreatment program


notice of request for approval of a pretreatment program

When: Monday, April 23, 2012



Department of Environmental Protection

Domestic Wastewater Section

Mail Station # 3540

2600 Blair Stone Road

Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400

(850) 245-8605






            In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 62-625, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), Lee County has developed and submitted for approval by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), a pretreatment program modification for its wastewater facility (WWF), consisting of revisions to the County's sewer use ordinance and local discharge limitations. DEP has made a preliminary determination that this pretreatment program modification meets the requirements of Rules 62-625.500(4) and 62-625.540, F.A.C. The requirements found in those rules are designed to assure a pretreatment program which will (a) prevent the introduction of pollutants into WWFs which will interfere with their operation, including the use or disposal of residuals; (b) prevent the introduction of pollutant into WWFs which will pass through the treatment works or be otherwise incompatible; and (c) improve opportunities to recycle and reclaim municipal and industrial wastewaters and residuals.


            The pretreatment program modification document is available for inspection and/or copying at the addresses listed below:


Department of Environmental Protection

Domestic Wastewater Section, MS# 3540

2600 Blair Stone Road

Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400


Lee County Public Works Department

Utilities Division – 3rd Floor

1500 Monroe Street

Fort Myers. Florida 33901


            Interested persons are encouraged to submit written comments on the submission. All written comments submitted in a timely manner will be considered by DEP in the decision on whether or not to approve the submission. In accordance with Rule 62-625.510 (2)(c), F.A.C., this public notice comment period will end thirty (30) days from the date of publication.


            Any interested person may request a public hearing concerning this proposed pretreatment

program. Such a public hearing is for informational purposes only. The request for public hearing must be filed with the Department within 30 days of the publication of this notice. Persons requesting a public hearing must state their interest in the matter and state reasons why such a hearing is warranted. A public hearing will be held if there is significant public interest.


            Send comments or requests for public hearing to the attention of Ms. Sharon L. Sawicki, P.E., at the address at the top of this notice.