The Big Cypress Swamp Advisory Committee (BCSAC) will meet to evaluate and provide recommendations on a pending permit application (DEP file No. 1394), submitted by Trend Exploration LLC, for a project to drill and explore for hydrocarbons at a location near Immokalee, Florida, within the Big Cypress watershed. The BCSAC shall administer its charge pursuant to the laws of the state, and the rules and orders of the department which apply generally to oil and gas. If site-specific conditions require, the committee may recommend that additional procedures, safeguards or conditions that are necessary to protect the integrity of the Big Cypress area be required as a condition to the issuance of a permit to drill and produce.
Written comments and relevant materials will be accepted through Oct. 7, 2021, during the meeting and through its conclusion. To ensure BCSAC members are able to review the documents prior to the meeting, please send written comments as early as possible before or until the conclusion of the scheduled meeting on Oct. 7, 2021, via email to: BCSAC@FloridaDEP.gov or via U.S. mail to:
Big Cypress Swamp Advisory Committee c/o Oil and Gas Program Florida Department of Environmental Protection 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 3588 Tallahassee, Florida 32399
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