The Department of Environmental Protection hereby provides Notice of Intent to Issue a permit for the proposed project, subject to the conditions specified in the draft permit and summarized below. The applicant, Lee County Utilities, Ms. Pamela Keyes, Utility Director, 1500 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901 applied on June 15, 2017 for a permit to operate a Class I injection well. The project is located at the Fort Myers Beach Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), 17155 Pine Ridge Road, Fort Myers, Florida 33931, in the county of Lee. (File No. 0128633-006-UO/1M, WACS ID No. 75497) The facility will operate one non-hazardous Class I injection well, IW-1, for the disposal of secondary treated municipal effluent from the Lee County Utilities Fort Myers Beach Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). The maximum permitted capacity for the well is 7.92 million gallons per day. The open hole injection interval is completed into the lower Oldsmar formation from 2,370 to 3,033 feet below land surface (bls). The dual-zone monitor well (DZMW-1) is completed in the Ocala Limestone from 1,170 to 1,271 feet bls and in the Avon Park Limestone from 1,572 to 1,650 feet bls. The Department has permitting jurisdiction under Chapter 403 of the Florida Statutes and the rules adopted thereunder. The project is not exempt from permitting procedures. The Department has determined that an operation permit is required for the proposed work. The Department will issue the permit unless a timely petition for an administrative proceeding is filed pursuant to the provisions of Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. On the filing of a timely and sufficient petition, this action will not be final and effective until further order of the Department. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, this process may result in a modification of the proposed agency action or even denial of the application. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department's action may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition must contain the following information required by Rules 28-106.201 and 28-106.301, F.A.C.: a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency's file or identification number, if known; b) The name, address, any email address, any facsimile number, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address, email address, and telephone number of the petitioner's representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; c) An explanation of how the petitioner's substantial interests are or will be affected by the agency determination; d) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency decision; e) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact; or, if there are none, the petition must so indicate; f) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the agency's proposed action; g) A statement of the specific rules or statutes that the petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the agency's proposed action, including an explanation of how any alleged facts relate to the specific rules or statutes; and h) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency's proposed action. Petitions must be filed (received by the Clerk) in the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, a copy of the petition shall be mailed to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of filing. In accordance with Rule 62-110.106(3), F.A.C., petitions for an administrative hearing by the applicant and persons who have asked the Department in writing to receive notice of this action pursuant to Section 120.60(3), F.S., must be filed within 14 days of receipt of this written notice. Petitions filed by any persons other than the applicant and those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S., must be filed within 14 days of publication of the notice or within 14 days of receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs first. The failure to file a petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person's right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. Under Rule 62-110.106(4), F.A.C., a person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department's action may also request an extension of time to file a petition for an administrative hearing. The Department may, for good cause shown, grant the request for an extension of time. Requests for extension of time must be filed with the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, before the applicable deadline for filing a petition for an administrative hearing. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for filing a petition until the request is acted upon. Under Sections 120.569(2)(c) and (d), F.S., a petition for administrative hearing must be dismissed by the agency if the petition does not substantially comply with the above requirements or is untimely filed. Mediation is not available in this proceeding. The files associated with this order are available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except state holidays, at the Department of Environmental Protection, South District Office, 2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 364, Ft. Myers, Florida 33901-3875 , and at the Department of Environmental Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400. Any additional information concerning this project may be obtained by contacting Neil I. Campbell, Engineering Specialist, at 850.245.8612.