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The Siting Coordination Office announces a hearing to which
all persons are invited.
DATES AND TIME: February 23, 2009 - April 17, 2009, 9:00
a.m.
PLACE: February 23-27, March 2-6, March 9-13, March
16-20, 2009, the hearing will be held at: Inglis Community
Center, 137 Highway 40 West, Inglis, Florida. March 23-27,
March 30-April 3, 2009, the hearing will be held: Plantation
Inn, 9301 West Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, Florida. April
6-10, the hearing will be held: Crystal River National Guard
Armory, 8551 West Venable Street, Crystal River, Florida.
April 13-17, 2009, the hearing will be held: Plantation Inn,
9301 West Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, Florida.
The portion of the hearing from February 23-March 13, 2009,
will relate to the proposed nuclear plant; the portion from
March 16-March 20, 2009, will relate to the Citrus 1 and 2,
Crystal River, Crystal River East 1 and 2, and Levy North and
South transmission lines; the portion from March 23-27, 2009,
will relate to the PHP Transmission Line; the portion from
March 30-April 3, 2009, will relate to the Brooksville West and
Brookridge transmission lines; and the portion from April
6-10, 2009, will relate to the Sumter Transmission Line. April
13-17, 2009, are reserved for wrap-up and rebuttal, if needed.
Public testimony will be taken from 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on
the following days: February 26, 2009 at Inglis Community
Center; March 3, 2009 at Inglis Community Center; March 16,
2009, at Crystal River National Guard Armory, 8551 West
Venable Street, Crystal River, Florida; March 24, 2009 at
Bethany Center, 18150 Bethany Center Drive, Lutz, Florida;
March 31, 2009 at Brooksville Elks Lodge, 14494 Cortez
Boulevard, Brooksville, Florida; and April 7, 2009 at the
Savannah Center, 510 Colony Boulevard, The Villages,
Florida.
GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED:
Administrative Law Judge J. Lawrence Johnston will conduct a
hearing to consider the environmental effects and any other
appropriate matters regarding whether to approve the site
certification of the proposed Progress Energy Florida, Levy
Nuclear Plant Units 1 and 2, application for site certification
number PA08-51, DOAH Case Number 08-2727EPP, DEP
Office of General Counsel Case Number 08-1621, pursuant to
the Florida Electrical Power Plant Siting Act, Sections
403.501-.518, Florida Statutes. Judge J. Lawrence Johnston
will prepare a Recommended Order for submission to and final
action by the Governor and Cabinet acting as the Siting Board.
Pursuant to Section 403.508(3), F.S., parties to the proceeding
shall include the applicant, the Public Service Commission, the
Department of Community Affairs, the Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission, the water management district, the
Department of Environmental Protection, the regional planning
council, the local government, and the Department of
Transportation. Any party listed in Section 403.508(3)(a), F.S.,
other than the Department of Environmental Protection or the
applicant may waive its right to participate in these
proceedings if such party fails to file a notice of its intent to be
a party on or before the 90th day prior to the certification
hearing. In addition, notwithstanding the provisions of Chapter
120, F.S., upon the filing with the administrative law judge of a
notice of intent to be a party no later than 75 days after the
application is filed, the following shall also be parties to the
proceeding: any agency not listed in Section 403.508(3)(a),
F.S., as to matters within its jurisdiction; any domestic
nonprofit corporation or association formed, in whole or in
part, to promote conservation or natural beauty, to protect the
environment, personal health, or other biological values; to
preserve historical sites; to promote consumer interests; to
represent labor, commercial, or industrial groups; or to
promote comprehensive planning or orderly development of
the area in which the proposed electrical power plant is to be
located. Other parties may include any person, including those
persons listed herein who have failed to timely file a notice of
intent to be a party, whose substantial interests are affected and
being determined by the proceeding and who timely file a
motion to intervene pursuant to Chapter 120, F.S., and
applicable rules. Intervention pursuant to this paragraph may
be granted at the discretion of the designated administrative
law judge and upon such conditions as he or she may prescribe
any time prior to 30 days before the commencement of the
certification hearing. Motions to intervene must be filed
(received) with Administrative Law Judge J. Lawrence
Johnston, Division of Administrative Hearings, The DeSoto
Building, 1230 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-1550, at least 30 days prior to commencement of the
certification hearing. Any agency, including those whose
properties or works are being affected pursuant to Section
403.509(4), F.S., shall be made a party upon the request of the
department or the applicant. The certification hearing may be
cancelled in accordance with Section 403.508(6)(a), F.S.; "No
earlier than 29 days prior to the conduct of the certification
hearing, the department or the applicant may request that the
administrative law judge cancel the certification hearing and
relinquish jurisdiction to the department if all parties to the
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proceeding stipulate that there are no disputed issues of fact or
law to be raised at the certification hearing, and if sufficient
time remains for the applicant and the department to publish
public notices of the cancellation of the hearing at least 3 days
prior to the scheduled date of the hearing."
A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Mr.
Michael P. Halpin, P.E., Marjory Stoneman Douglas Building,
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, M.S. 48, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3000, (850)245-2007.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities
Act, any person requiring special accommodations to
participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the
agency at least 48 hours before the workshop/meeting by
contacting: Jill Stoyshich, Department of Environmental
Protection, Marjory Stoneman Douglas Building, 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard, M.S. 48, Tallahassee, Florida
32399 3000, (850)245-2001. If you are hearing or speech
impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay
Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).
For more information, you may contact: Jill Stoyshich,
Marjory Stoneman Douglas Building, 3900 Commonwealth
Boulevard, M.S. 48, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000,
(850)245-2007.

Kathleen Pagan, AICP, Sr. Planner
352-374-5249
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