The Department of Environmental Protection hereby provides Notice that it has prepared a Draft Permit for the proposed project as detailed in application File No. 165527-006 -UO/1I, subject to the conditions specified in the draft permit and summarized below. The applicant, Lee County Utilities, Ms. Pam Keyes, Utility Director, 1500 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida, 33901-0000 applied on March 28, 2013 for a permit to operate a Class I injection well system. The project is located at the Pinewoods Water Treatment Plant (WTP), 11950 Corkscrew Rd, Estero, Florida, in the County of Lee.
The facility will operate one (1) Class I injection well and a corresponding dual zone monitor well. The well shall be used to provide disposal of non-hazardous concentrate from the Pinewoods Nanofiltration WTP and the Pinewoods reverse osmosis WTP, as well as non-hazardous secondary treated municipal effluent from the Three Oaks Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). The maximum capacity for the well shall be 1300 gpm (1.872 MGD).
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.
Any interested person may submit written comments on the draft permit and may request a public meeting within 30 days after publication of this public notice. A request for a public meeting shall be submitted 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 shall be submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection, Underground Injection Control Program, 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 3530, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400, which is the office processing this permit application. 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, 2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 364, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, 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 Campbell, Engineering Specialist, at 850.245.8612.
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