NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on August 16, 2006 , the Department of Environmental Protection granted a variance to Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC. The petition requested a reduction in permit fees for its many Class V underground injection control wells. Notice of receipt of this petition was published on July 28, 2006. No public comments were received, and the Department has issued an order.
The Order granted a variance from Rule 62-4.050(4)(m)11 and 12, F.A.C., and allows reduced fees, the schedule of which is part of the order. Conditions are: the reduced fee schedule would apply only to a multiple well system using wells of the same design for each well. Each well system would be limited to those wells that are to be constructed during a single phase of the project and are to receive water solely from a ground water source (i.e., all wells on the same header or used to dewater the same part of the mine); or alternatively, a well could be considered as all adjacent wells to be constructed during the same phase of the project that propose using a particular well spacing. In this case, there could be from 13 to 20 separate systems based on the drawing submitted; and in addition, for the fee reduction to apply there must be no need for any other relief from permitting, setback, or water quality standards (as measured from piezometers prior to well construction). The water quality standards will be met in the injected water either naturally or with treatment, and ground water must be the only source (no water from mined or tailed areas).
A copy of the Order may be obtained by contacting: Judith Richtar, Department of Environmental Protection, Southwest District, 13051 N. Telecom Pkwy., Temple Terrace, FL 33637-0926; telephone 813/6332-7600, ext. 419.