STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT
The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its preparation of a draft permit to City of Arcadia, Terry Stewart, P.O. Box 1000, Arcadia, Florida 34265 for the William Tyson WWTP. This permit authorizes the permittee to operate a domestic wastewater treatment facility which discharges to the Peace River. The facility is currently under enforcement for not meeting the effluent concentration limits. The facility is located at latitude 27o 13′ 1.79″ N, longitude 81o 52′ 26.30″ W on 223 S Parker Ave, Arcadia, Florida 34266-3354 in DeSoto County. The Department has assigned permit file number FL0027511-014-DW1P to the proposed project.
The permit application file and supporting data are available for public inspection at https://prodenv.dep.state.fl.us/DepNexus/public/electronic-documents/FL0027511/facility!search or during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Department’s South District Office, 2295 Victoria Ave, Suite 364, Ft. Myers, Florida 33901-3875, at phone number (239)344-5600.
NOTICE OF RIGHTS
The Department intends to issue the permit unless as a result of public comment appropriate changes are made.
Written Comments or Request for Public Meeting
Any interested person may submit written comments on the Department’s proposed permitting decision or may submit a written request for a public meeting to Jessica Douglas, 2295 Victoria Ave, Suite 364, Ft. Myers, Florida 33901-3875, in accordance with Rule 62-620.555, F.A.C. The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the information set forth below and must be received in the Department’s South District Office.
The comments or request for a public meeting must 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;
(c) A statement of the facts the Department should consider in making the final decision;
(d) A statement of which rules or statutes require reversal or modification of the Department’s action or proposed action; and
(e) If desired, a request that a public meeting be scheduled, including a statement of the nature of the issues proposed to be raised at the meeting.
If a public meeting is held, any person may submit oral or written statements and data at the public meeting on the Department’s proposed action. As a result of significant public comment, the Department’s final action may be different from the position taken by it in this draft permit.
Time Period for Submitting Written Comments or Requesting a Public Meeting
Comments submitted by any persons other than the applicant, and other than those entitled to notice under Rule 62-620.550, F.A.C., must be received within 30 days of publication of the public notice. Failure to submit comments or request a public meeting within this time period shall constitute a waiver of any right such person may have to submit comments or request a public meeting under Rule 62-620.555, F.A.C.
If a public meeting is scheduled, the public comment period is extended until the close of the public meeting. However, the Department may not always grant a request for a public meeting. Therefore, written comments should be submitted within 30 days of publication of this notice, even if a public meeting is requested.