State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection Notice of Public Meeting The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Phosphate Management Program, announces an open house public meeting to which all persons are invited. During this open house public meeting, representatives of both the Department and the applicant will be available to answer questions and provide information about the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) draft renewal permit for the Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC (Mosaic) Bartow Chemical Plant (FL0001589-024-IW1S/NR), located at 3200 State Road 60 West, Bartow, Florida 33830 in Polk County. DATE AND TIME: September 30, 2019, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (EST). PLACE: Mulberry Civic Center, 901 Northeast 5th Street, Mulberry, Florida 33860. PURPOSE: To receive oral and written public comments on the above referenced NPDES draft permit renewal for the Mosaic Bartow Chemical Plant, which is a phosphate fertilizer manufacturing facility and associated phosphogypsum stack system. Rule 62-620.555, Fla. Admin. Code, provides an opportunity for an extended public comment period and a public meeting whenever there is a significant degree of public interest in the draft NPDES permit. The Department gave notice of its preparation of a draft NPDES permit to Mosaic on May 10, 2019, and a Notice of Draft Permit was published in The Lakeland Ledger on May 16, 2019. A COPY OF THE MEETING AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED BY CONTACTING: Gordon P. D'Abreu, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Phosphate Management Program by U.S. Mail, 13051 N Telecom Parkway, Suite 101, Temple Terrace, Florida 33637-0926; by phone: (813) 470-5913; or by email: DWRMIW.PM@dep.state.fl.us. A copy of the agenda, permit renewal application, and related information are also available by using the below Internet link and viewing the meeting package and related information at: http://prodenv.dep.state.fl.us/DepNexus/public/electronic-documents/MMR_... Persons wishing to provide written public comments should provide a copy of the comments by email to Gordon P. D'Abreu at DWRMIW.PM@dep.state.fl.us., or to the Department during the public meeting. All oral or written public comments should be provided to the Department prior to the conclusion of the meeting on the subject permit renewal application. Oral or written public comments at the public meeting should 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; A statement of the facts the Department should consider in making the final decision; and (c) A statement of which rules or statutes require reversal or modification of the Department's action or proposed action. 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 Gordon P. D'Abreu 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).
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