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Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County Extending Piney Point Emergency Permit November 3, 2003. EXTENSION REQUEST. TIME LINE SOME BACKGROUND REASONS TO SUPPORT. EXTENSION REQUEST TIME LINE.

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Environmental Protection Commissionof Hillsborough CountyExtending Piney Point Emergency PermitNovember 3, 2003
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EXTENSION REQUEST
  • TIME LINE
  • SOME BACKGROUND
  • REASONS TO SUPPORT
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EXTENSION REQUEST TIME LINE
  • September 11, 2003 - Piney Point Update Agency on Bay Management
  • September 18, 2003 - EPC voted unanimously to send a letter to FDEP Secretary Struhs requesting they explore extending the EPA Emergency Permit
  • September 29, 2003 –EPC Chairman sent request letter to Secretary Struhs
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TIME LINE
  • October 13, 2003 – Secretary Struhs contacted EPC Chairman Platt and advised that FDEP would formally request EPA extend the Emergency Permit
  • October 16, 2003 - EPC voted unanimously to send a letter to EPA Region 4Administrator Palmerurging approval of the permit extension request from FDEP
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TIME LINE

October 21, 2003 – FDEP sent letter to EPA formally requesting an extension of the Emergency Permit

October 21, 2003 -EPC sent a letter to EPA urging approval of the extension request from FDEP

November 3, 2003 – Consideration of ABM support for FDEP Extension Request

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PRIMARY OBJECTIVE Piney Point Closure
  • Reduce Inventory of Process Water and Initiate Closure Activities
  • Long Term Water Management Plan (WMP)
  • Closure Plan – Dewater, Line, Isolate, and Close Pond Storage Compartments
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Site has Received Excessive Rainfall during the last 12 months
  • Average Rainfall Adds 160 MGal to the Site each year
  • Closure Activities Delayed
  • 2004 Dry Season Closure Plan – Close one stack compartment and prepare to close two additional compartments

MEETING WMP OBJECTIVE

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WATER MANAGEMENT CHALLENGE
  • 600 MGal Ponded Process Water
  • 600 MGal Pore Water
  • Increase Storage so that Significant Closure Work can be Accomplished Prior to the 2004 Rainy Season
  • Must Discharge “Double-Lime” Treated Water
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AMENDED WMP
  • Water Balance Model Recalibrated
  • Increase Target Wastewater Removal Rates (2 MGD to Over 4 MGD)
  • Time Period – Minimum 3 to 5 Months
  • Increase Storage so that Significant Closure Work can be Initiated
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EMERGENCY ORDERFIFTH MODIFICATION SEPTEMBER 5, 2003
  • Double Amount of Water Removed From 2 MGD to 4 MGD
  • Increase Amount of Reverse Osmosis Water 0.6 MGD to a Minimum of 1.0 MGD (By 10/15/2003)
  • Increase Amount of Double-lime Aeration Water Minimum of 3.0 MGD (By 10/15/2003)
  • Resumption of Double-lime Aeration Water to Bishop Harbor
  • Target Ammonia Nitrogen Loading Rates (WQ Modeling Report)
      • 308 Pounds Per Day (15 Day Rolling Average)
      • 600 Pounds Per Day (Maximum)
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Potential Bishop Harbor Load

Overall Tampa Bay Load Reduction Target

N Load (pounds per day)

LTB Load Reduction Target

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REASONS TO SUPPORT EXTENSION REQUEST
  • Risk of a Catastrophic Accident Remains until Site is Permanently Closed
  • Immediate need to Reduce Water On-Site to Initiate Closure Activities
  • RO is not the only Solution
  • “Double – Lime” Treated Water must be Discharged somewhere
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REASONS TO SUPPORT EXTENSION REQUEST
  • Only Current High-Volume Alternative to Discharge to Bishop Harbor is Gulf Dispersion
  • Extension will Reduce Discharges and Nitrogen Loading to Bishop Harbor
  • Extending the Permit Removes an Additional 70 to 75 MGal per month from the Site
  • Additional Water off-site improves Water Balance, Dam Safety and Minimizes the Risk of Accidental Discharges
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REASONS TO SUPPORT EXTENSION REQUEST
  • FDEP has met Current Conditions of Emergency Permit
  • No Adverse Environmental Impacts to Marine Water Quality or Marine Life
  • Continued Ocean Dispersal should be Part of a Multi-Faceted Treated Wastewater Reduction Plan
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BOTTOM LINE
  • SHARE THE LOAD…
  • USE OTHER HIGH VOLUME ALTERNATIVES AS LONG AS POSSIBLE…
  • MINIMIZE THE LOAD TO BISHOP HARBOR AND TAMPA BAY !!!!
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Environmental Protection Commissionof Hillsborough CountyExtending Piney Point Emergency PermitNovember 3, 2003
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