Attention Wastewater Utility Departments in Florida:

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) has issued a new rule affecting all wastewater treatment plants in the state.  Effective June 6, 2023, Rule 62-600.705 requires the preparation of two additional documents to be submitted with permit renewals and major modification applications: a Power Outage Plan and a Collections System Action Plan.

Have a renewal due date coming up? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

Chastain-Skillman is ready to work with clients to process the necessary paperwork and keep operations running uninterrupted. We are currently assisting utility clients like the City of Winter Haven to prepare all required documents to ensure there are no delays in the renewal process. Our firm does this by gathering existing documents such as Capacity Management Operations and Maintenance Programs (CMOM), Capital Improvement Plans (CIP), and Emergency Response Plans (ERP) to meet the requirements of the new regulation. This approach, which allows our clients to receive timely issuance of permits while the new plans are still under active development, also mitigates any potential unexpected costs.

Between now and October 31st, Chastain-Skillman is working with the City of Winter Haven to evaluate Wastewater Facility No. 2 and prepare FDEP permit application forms, an updated Capacity Analysis Report, and an Operations and Maintenance Performance Report in preparation for permit renewal packet submission to FDEP.

Contact Chastain-Skillman today to learn how we can help you with your next permit renewal.

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