STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT
The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its preparation of a draft permit to Lee County Utilities, Douglas Meurer, 1500 Monroe Street, 3rd Floor, Fort Myers, Florida 33901 for the Waterway Estates Advanced WWTP. This permit authorizes the permittee to operate a 1.25 MGD domestic wastewater treatment facility which would discharge effluent to Caloosahatchee Tidal Estuary and supply reclaimed water to a slow-rate public access system. The facility is located at latitude 26o38'19" N, longitude 81o54'33" W on 1667 Inlet Dr, North Fort Myers, Florida 33903-5006 in Lee County.
Any interested person may submit written comments on the Department's draft permit or may submit a written request for a public meeting to Nolin Moon, 2295 Victoria Ave, Suite 364, Ft. Myers, Florida 33901-3881, in accordance with Rule 62-620.555, Florida Administrative Code. The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the information set forth below and must be received in the Department's South District Office within 30 days of publication of this notice. Failure to submit comments or request a public meeting within this time period shall constitute a waiver of any right such person may have to submit comments or request a public meeting under Rule 62-620.555, Florida Administrative Code.
The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the following information:
(a) The commenter's name, address, and telephone number; the applicant's name and address; the Department permit file number; and the county in which the project is proposed;
(b) A statement of how and when notice of the Department's action or proposed action was received;
(c) A statement of the facts the Department should consider in making the final decision;
(d) A statement of which rules or statutes require reversal or modification of the Department's action or proposed action; and
(e) If desired, a request that a public meeting be scheduled including a statement of the nature of the issues proposed to be raised at the meeting.
If a public meeting is scheduled, the public comment period is extended until the close of the public meeting. However, the Department may not always grant a request for a public meeting. Therefore, written comments should be submitted within 30 days of publication of this notice, even if a public meeting is requested.
If a public meeting is held, any person may submit oral or written statements and data at the public meeting on the Department's proposed action. As a result of significant public comment, the Department's final action may be different from the position taken by it in this draft permit.
The permit application file and supporting data 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's South District Office, 2295 Victoria Ave, Suite 364, Ft. Myers, Florida 33901-3881, at phone number (239)344-5672.