STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT
The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice that a draft permit has been prepared for Lee County Utilities Ft. Myers Beach Water Reclamation Facility (WRF), Ms. Pamela Keyes, 1500 Monroe St, Ft. Myers, Florida 33901, for a permit to operate one, (1), Class I municipal, injection well, (IW-1), and an associated monitoring well system. The project services the Lee County Utilities Ft. Myers Beach WRF facility located at 17155Pine Ridge Road, Ft Myers Beach, Florida 33931 in the County of Lee (File No. 128633-005-UO/1M). The purpose of the facility is to inject non-hazardous secondary treated municipal effluent from the Ft. Myers Beach WRF to the existing IW-1 injection well.
Operate one (1), nominal, sixteen-inch (16”) outside diameter (O.D.), Class I injection well (IW-1), with cemented 16”, O.D., 0.50” wall thickness steel injection casing set to approximately 2370 feet below land surface (bls) and a total depth of 3033 feet bls with a nominal 15-inch open hole interval existing between 2370 and 3033 feet bls. Injection is into the Lower Oldsmar Formation for the primary means of disposal of non-hazardous, secondary treated municipal effluent from the Lee County Utilities Ft. Myers Beach WRF for a maximum disposal of 5,500 gallons per minute (gpm), or 7.92 million gallons per day (MGD). The maximum injection pressure shall not exceed 100 pounds per square inch (psi) in IW-1. The existing dual zone monitoring well (DZMW-1) is completed from 1170 to 1271 feet bls and 1572 to 1650 feet bls.
The Department has permitting jurisdiction under chapter 403 of the Florida Statutes, and Chapters 62-4, 62-520, 62-528, 62-550, 62-600, 62-601, and 62-610, of the Florida Administrative Code. The project is not exempt from permitting procedures. The Department has determined that an operation permit is required for the proposed work.
Any interested person may submit written comments on the draft permit and may request a public meeting within 30 days of the public notice. A request for a public meeting shall be in writing and shall state the nature of the issues proposed to be raised in the meeting. If a public meeting is later scheduled, there will be another 30-day notice period for that meeting. Written comments or a public meeting request may be submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection, P. O. Box 2549, Fort Myers, Florida 33902-2549. All comments received within the 30-day period will be considered in formulation of the Department's final decision regarding permit issuance.
The application, draft permit, and fact sheet are available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Department of Environmental Protection, South District Office, located at 2295 Victoria Ave., Suite 364, Fort Myers, Florida 33901. Any additional information concerning this project may be obtained by contacting David Rhodes, P.G. at (239) 344-5687.
LCU Ad No. 86 (#1456644)