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Posted on: April 16, 2020

STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT AND REQUEST FOR PUBLI

City of Dunnellon

The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) gives notice of a draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit renewal (DEP File No FLR04E154-002) for the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) for the City of Dunnellon.

The renewal permit requirements apply to the identified permittee’s MS4 system within the urbanized area. The renewal permit requires the implementation of a Stormwater Management Program including: best management practices, control techniques, system design and engineering methods to control the discharge from the MS4s to the maximum extent practicable.

Any interested person may submit written comments on the draft permit to the Department or may submit a written request for a public meeting to Mr. Jason Maron, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, NPDES Stormwater Program, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Mail Station 3585, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400, phone number (850) 245-7568.  The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the information set forth below and must be received in the above Department office within 30 days of publication of this 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, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).

The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the following information:

(a)    The commenting party name, address and telephone number, the applicant’s name and address, the Department Permit Number, and the county in which the facility is located;

(b)    A statement of how and when notice of the draft permit was received; 

(c)    A description of any changes the commenter proposes for the draft permit;

(d)    A full explanation of the factual and legal reasons for each change to the draft permit proposed by the commenter; 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.  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.

If a public meeting is scheduled, the public comment period is extended until the close of the public meeting.  If a public meeting is held, any person may submit oral or written statements and data at the 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 the draft permit.

The permit application file and supporting data are available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, by making arrangements with Mr. Jason Maron, Department of Environmental Protection, NPDES Stormwater Program, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400, phone number (850) 245-7568. 

Posted on the City’s website:  April 16, 2020
Published in the Riverland News:  April 23, 2020

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