Pursuant to Subsection 373.2295(6), Florida Statutes (F.S.), the St. Johns River Water Management District (“District”) gives it Notice of Intended District Decision for the above-referenced consumptive use permit application.
Melrose Water Association, PO Box 220, Melrose, FL 32666-0220 Consumptive Use Permit #7961-4. The District proposes to authorize the use of 0.146 million gallons per day (mgd) of groundwater from the Upper Floridan aquifer for public supply type use through 2042. The withdrawals used by this existing project will consist of Groundwater from Floridan Aquifer System - Upper Floridan Aquifer via 2 active wells in Putnam County, located in Section 18, Township 9 South, Range 23 East. This project is known as Melrose Water Association.
In part, the proposed permit would authorize the interdistrict transfer of groundwater from the St. Johns River Water Management District to the Suwannee River Water Management District for public supply use in Alachua, Bradford, Clay, and Putnam Counties.
On September 22, 2022, following consideration by the District’s Notice of Preliminary Intended District Decision on the above listed permit application, and any comments or objections of interested persons made pursuant to Section 373.2295(6)(a), F.S., the District issued its Notice of Intended District Decision, which was filed on that day with the District Clerk. Within fourteen (14) days after the filing of the District’s Notice of Intended District Decision, any substantially affected person(s) who previously submitted written notification of their position and comments or objections regarding the District’s Notice of Preliminary Intended District Decision pursuant to Section 373.2295(6)(a), F.S., may request review of the District’s Notice of Intended District Decision by the Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) pursuant to Section 373.2295(6)(d), F.S. Please note that if there is no such timely request for FDEP review, the District’s Notice of Intended District Decision shall become the final order of the District. If such timely, request for review by FDEP is made, any substantially affected person who requested such review will be afforded an opportunity to request an administrative hearing pursuant to Chapter 120, F.S., within fourteen (14) days after notice of FDEP’s intended action on the District’s Notice of Intended District Decision.
If you wish to receive a copy of the Technical Staff Report (TSR) that provides District staff’s analysis of the application, please submit your request to Director, Office of Business and Administrative Services, P.O. Box 1429, Palatka, FL 32178-1429. Once a TSR becomes available, you may also review it by going to the Permitting section of the District’s website at www.sjrwmd.com/permitting/index.html. To obtain information on how to find and view a TSR, visit https://permitting.sjrwmd.com/epermitting/html/EP_FAQs.html, and then follow the directions provided under “How to find a Technical Staff Report (TSR) or other application file documents.”
Legal 38167 published Sept 29, 2022 in Clay County's Clay Today newspaper
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