NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on January 20, 2009, the Department of Environmental Protection has issued an order.
The order was for an emergency temporary variance for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to exceed the iron standard in Rule 62-520.420, F.A.C., for its dewatering project at the Intermodal Center Exchange at the Miami International Airport. The notice of receipt was published on December 24, 2008. No public comment was received. FDOT demonstrated that an emergency variance was appropriate because of the magnitude of costs involving project construction delays if the variance were processed as a non-emergency petition. Substantial hardship was demonstrated by FDOT because of the high cost of treatment to meet the iron standard, a non-health based standard. An alternate iron level is established in the Order to be protective of public health, and ground water monitoring will continue.
A copy of the Order may be obtained by contacting: Ms. Donnie McClaugherty, DEP, MS 3530, 2600 Blair Stone Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400, (850)245-8645.