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

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    STATE‌ ‌OF‌ ‌FLORIDA‌ ‌
    DEPARTMENT‌ ‌OF‌ ‌
    ENVIRONMENTAL‌ ‌PROTECTION‌ ‌
    NOTICE‌ ‌OF‌ ‌DRAFT‌ ‌PERMIT‌ ‌AND‌ ‌REQUEST‌ ‌FOR‌ ‌PUBLIC‌ ‌COMMENT‌ ‌
    The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) gives notice of a draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit (DEP File No FLR04E119-004) for the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) for City of Brooksville.

    The Department has determined the Notice of Intent submitted by the applicant for generic permit coverage, including any responses to request for additional information if applicable, is consistent with the requirements of Rule 62-621.300(7), Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C), and the proposed Stormwater Management Program, as described in Appendix A, meets the criteria for coverage under the generic permit. The applicant’s Stormwater Management Program includes: best management practices, control techniques, system design and engineering methods to reduce the discharge of pollutants in stormwater discharges from the Phase II MS4 to surface waters of the State to the maximum extent practicable.

    Pursuant to Rule 62-620.555, F.A.C., any interested person may submit written comments on the applicant’s proposed Phase II MS4 Stormwater Management Program and/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-mentioned 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 pursuant to Rule 62-620.555, 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 permittee is located;
    (b) A statement of how and when the 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 proposed change to the draft permit by the commenter; and
    (e) If applicable, 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.

    (12/04/2020)