The Department of Environmental Protection announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited.
DATE AND TIME: Thursday, July 26, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon. PLACE: Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department, located at 3071 Southwest 38 Avenue, Miami, Florida 33146.
GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: To obtain public comments on the draft injection well permit for Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department, who applied on October 5, 2017, for a permit to construct injection wells (File No. 061787-043-045-UC/1M, WACS ID No. 57046). The project is located at the South District Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), 8950 Southwest 232nd Street, Cutler Bay, Florida 33190, in Miami-Dade County, and will consist of three new non-hazardous Class I injection wells, IW-18, IW-19, and IW-20, and operationally test those wells for the disposal of secondary treated municipal effluent which has received high-level disinfection from the Miami-Dade South District WWTP. Wells IW-18, IW-19, and IW-20 are to be constructed with a 24-inch steel diameter casing set to 2,400 feet below land surface (bls) and total depth of 3,200 feet bls completed into the Oldsmar Formation. The maximum injection volume for each injection well is to be 18.65 million gallons per day (MGD). Three single-zone monitor wells will be constructed for this project.
ALSO, TO BE CONSIDERED: To obtain public comments on the draft injection well permit for Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Authority Department, who applied on November 17, 2017, for a permit to construct injection wells (File No. 0317749-006-012-UC/1M, WACS ID No. 101237). The project is located at the Miami-Dade Central District WWTP (MDCDWWTP), 3989 Rickenbacker Causeway, Virginia Key, Florida 33149, in Miami-Dade County, and will consist of seven new non-hazardous Class I injection wells (CDIW-3 through CDIW-9) and associated monitor wells (CDMW-2 through CDMW-5), and operationally test those wells for the disposal of secondary treated domestic wastewater with high-level disinfection from the MDCDWWTP. The maximum injection rate for each injection well will not exceed 18.65 MGD. The injection wells are proposed to be constructed with a 24-inch diameter casing set to 2,650 feet bls and total depth of 3,200 feet bls. The dual-zone monitor wells are proposed to be completed in the Floridan aquifer.
During the public comment period provided in Rule 62-528.315, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), any interested person may submit written comments on the draft permit. All comments shall be considered in making the final decision and shall be answered as provided in Rule 62-528.330, F.A.C. More information or a copy of the draft permit, fact sheet, and application may be obtained by contacting Neil Campbell, DEP, 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 3530, Tallahassee, Florida 32299-2400, phone 850-245-8612. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours before the meeting by calling the Bureau of Personnel Services at 850-245-2511. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 800-955-8771 (TDD) or 800-955-8770 (Voice).
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