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NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT MODIFICATION12/23/2011
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NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT MODIFICATION

When:Friday, December 23, 2011


STATE OF FLORIDA

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

 

NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT MODIFICATION

 

             The Department of Environmental Protection hereby provides Notice that a Draft permit modification has been prepared for the proposed project as detailed in the application specified, for these reasons:

 

             The applicant, Lee County Utilities, Ms. Pamela Keyes, Director, 1500 Monroe Street, Third Floor, Ft Myers, Florida 33901 applied on October 5, 2011 to the Department of Environmental Protection for a permit to modify the operation of one, (1), Class I injection well, (IW-), and a monitoring well system.    The project is located at the North Lee County Water Treatment Facility, 18250 Durrance Road, North Fort Myers, Florida, 33917 in the County of Lee. (File No. 193717-043-UO/1I).  The purpose of the facility is to inject non-hazardous reverse osmosis concentrate from the North Lee County Water Treatment Facility, to the existing IW-1 injection well.

 

        The Department has permitting jurisdiction under chapter 403 of the Florida Statutes, and Chapters 62‑4, 62‑520, 62-528, 62-550, and 62-660 of the Florida Administrative Code.  The project is not exempt from permitting procedures.  The Department has determined that an operation permit modification is required for the proposed work.  The work proposed is described below.

 

MODIFICATION

1.    FROM:

Operate one, (1), nominal, thirteen-inch,  (13.375”) outside diameter, (O.D.), FRP tubing and packer Class I injection well (IW-1), with cemented twenty-inch, (20”) steel injection casing to 2580 feet below land surface (bls) and a total depth of 2950 feet bls.  Injection is into the Oldsmar Formation for the primary means of disposal of non-hazardous, reverse osmosis concentrate from the North Lee County Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant (NLC ROWTP) for a maximum disposal of 3509 gallons per minute, (gpm), or 5.05 million gallons per day (MGD).  The maximum injection pressure shall not exceed 103 pounds per square inch, (psi). 

1.    TO:

Operate one, (1), nominal, thirteen-inch, (13.375”) outside diameter, (O.D.), FRP fully cemented annulus Class I injection well (IW-1), with cemented twenty-inch, (20”) steel injection casing to 2580 feet below land surface (bls) and a total depth of 2950 feet bls.  Injection is into the Oldsmar Formation for the primary means of disposal of non-hazardous, reverse osmosis concentrate from the North Lee County Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant (NLC ROWTP) for a maximum disposal of 3509 gallons per minute, (gpm), or 5.05 million gallons per day (MGD).  The maximum injection pressure shall not exceed 103 pounds per square inch, (psi). The permittee is authorized by this permit modification to retrofit the existing injection tubing and packer assembly in the Class I Injection Well, IW-1, by replacement with a fully cemented annulus and removal of the annular pressure equipment and monitoring provisions.

 

        The Department will accept public comment concerning this proposed permit action for a minimum of 30 days following publication of this Notice.  Any interested person may submit written comments on the draft permit modification and may request a public meeting within 30 days of the public notice.  A request for a public meeting shall be 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 may be submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection, P.O. Box 2549, Fort Myers, Florida 33902-2549.  All comments received within the 30-day period will be considered in formulation of the Department’s final decision regarding permit issuance.  Please contact Mr. David Rhodes, P.G., at (239) 344-5687 125 to arrange for the public meeting.

 

            The application, draft permit modification, 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, 2295 Victoria Ave, Fort Myers, Florida 33901.  Additional information concerning this project may be obtained by contacting David Rhodes, P. G. at (239) 344-5687.

 

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