The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (Department) hereby provides notice of an intent to modify the Power Plant Conditions of Certification issued pursuant to the Florida Electrical Power Plant Siting Act, Section 403.501 et seq., Florida Statutes, concerning: Crystal River Units 4 and 5, Power Plant Application No. PA77-09K, OGC Case No. 07-1634. On December 4, 2006 the Department received an application to modify the Conditions of Certification for Crystal River Units 4 and 5 from Progress Energy Florida pursuant to Section 403.516(1)(c), Florida Statutes, to make necessary changes at the site due to the addition of new air pollution control equipment on Units 4 & 5.

A copy of the proposed modification may be obtained by contacting: Michael P. Halpin, P.E., Administrator, Siting Coordination Office, Department of Environmental Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Road, M.S. 48, Tallahassee, Florida 32399‑2400, (850)245‑8002.

Pursuant to Section 403.516(1)(c)2., Florida Statutes, parties to the certification proceeding have 45 days from issuance of notice to such party’s last address of record in which to object to the requested modification. Failure of any of the parties to file a response will constitute a waiver of objection to the requested modification.

Any person who is not a already a party to the certification proceeding and whose substantial interest is affected by the requested modification has 30 days from the date of publication of this public notice to object in writing. The written objection must be filed (received) in the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, M.S. 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399‑3000. If no objections are received, then a Final Order approving the modification shall be issued by the Department. If objections are raised and agreement can not be reached, then pursuant to Rule 62-17.211, Florida Administrative Code, the applicant may file a petition for modification seeking approval of those portions of the request for modification to which written objections were timely filed. Mediation is not available in this proceeding.