Department of Environmental Protection, Departmental




    The Department of Environmental Protection announces the cancellation of a hearing:

    DATE AND TIME: June 20, 2016, 9:00 a.m., continuing to June 24, 2016 if necessary

    PLACE: the Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 3101 U.S. Highway 441 South, Okeechobee, Florida

    GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: CANCELLATION OF HEARING: The certification hearing scheduled for June 20, 2016, and noticed on May 5, 2016, for the proposed Florida Power and Light Company Okeechobee Clean Energy Center Project, Power Plant Site Certification Application number PA 15-58, DOAH Case number 15-5540EPP, DEP Office of General Counsel Case Number 15-0607 has been cancelled. In accordance with the Florida Electrical Power Plant Siting Act, Section 403.508(6), F.S., on May 24, 2016, all parties to this proceeding stipulated that there are no disputed issues of material fact or law to be raised at the certification hearing and filed a motion requesting that the Administrative Law Judge cancel the certification hearing and relinquish jurisdiction to the Department of Environmental Protection pursuant to Section 403.508(6)(a), F.S. On May 24, 2016, Administrative Law Judge Bram D. E. Canter issued an order granting the request pursuant to Section 403.508(6)(b), F.S. Pursuant to Section 403.509(1), F.S., the Department of Environmental Protection will prepare and issue a Final Order within 40 days of the Judge’s Order. For more information, you may contact: Ann Seiler, Department of Environmental Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Rd., MS 5500, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400, (850)717-9000.

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