The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Drinking Water and Aquifer Protection Program announces an open house public meeting to which all persons are invited.
During this public meeting, representatives of both DEP and the applicant (FPL) will be available to answer questions and provide information about the draft Underground Injection Control Class I construction and operational testing permit for the FPL Turkey Point Clean Energy Center injection wells (File No. 039089-001-002-UC/1I, WACS Facility ID: 106814), located at 9760 SW 344 Street, Florida City, in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
This draft permit would authorize the construction and operational testing of two non-hazardous Class I injection wells (DIW-2 and DIW-3) for the disposal of industrial wastewater associated with the FPL Clean Turkey Point power generation Unit 5. This draft permit has been noticed following an extensive review of plans by DEP, including engineering and geology professionals.
DATE AND TIME: Jan. 11, 2022, 4–7 p.m. (EST).
PLACE: Courtyard Marriott, 2905 NE 9th Street, Homestead, Florida.
PURPOSE: To receive public comments on the above referenced draft UIC permit for the FPL Turkey Point site. Rule 62-528.325, F.A.C., provides an opportunity for DEP to hold a public meeting whenever a significant degree of public interest is expressed in a UIC permit. DEP gave notice of the draft wastewater permit to FPL on Nov. 19, 2021, and a Notice of Draft Permit was published in the Miami Herald on Dec. 3, 2021.
A COPY OF THE MEETING AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED ONLINE AS LINKED BELOW, OR BY CONTACTING: Annette G. Roberts, DEP Drinking Water and Aquifer Protection Program, by U.S. mail at 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 3530, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400; by phone at 850-245-8336; or by email at APP@FloridaDEP.gov.
Persons wishing to provide written public comments should provide a copy of the comments to Annette G. Roberts at the mailing and email addresses listed above, or to DEP during the public meeting. Those wishing to enter oral comment into the record at the public meeting will be able to do so on an individual basis at an oral comment station. All oral or written public comments should be provided to DEP prior to the conclusion of the meeting on the subject permit application. All comments received within the 30-day period and through the conclusion of the public meeting will be considered in formulation of DEP's final decision regarding permit issuance. All significant comments shall be considered in making the final decision and shall be answered as provided in Rule 62-528.330, F.A.C.
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 contacting Annette G. Roberts as listed above. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (Voice). For more information, you may contact Annette G. Roberts as listed above.
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