Classification: Notice of Action Date: 02/24/2015
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT
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. 0330573-001-UO/1X, FDEP WACS No. 94248, subject to the conditions specified in the draft permit and summarized below. The applicant, Lee County Utilities, Ms. Pamela Keyes, Director, 1500 Monroe Street, 3rd Floor, Fort Myers, Florida 33901 applied on November 5, 2014, for a permit to operate a Class I injection well system. The project is located at the Three Oaks Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), 18521 Three Oaks Parkway, Fort Myers, Florida 33912 in the county of Lee.
To operate one non-hazardous Class I injection well, (IW-1), with twenty-inch (20"), diameter steel casing to approximately 2,100 feet below land surface (bls), and a fourteen and one-half inches (14.5") FRP Tubing to approximately 2,100 feet bls. Total depth is approximately 3,015 feet bls. The injection well is to be used for the disposal of secondary treated domestic effluent from the Three Oaks WWTP, membrane softening concentrate from the Pinewoods Water Treatment Plant (WTP), and back-up disposal of reverse osmosis concentrate from the Pinewoods Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant (ROWTP). The maximum capacity for the well is 7.4 million gallons per day (MGD) or maximum injection rate of 5139 gallons per minute (gpm). The dual zone monitor well (DZMW) is completed from approximately 1150 to 1204 feet bls (upper zone) and 1455 to 1535 feet bls (lower zone).
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, Aquifer Protection 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.
LCU Ad No. 100
February 24, 2015