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DEP to Host Public Meeting Regarding Proposed Biomass Plant in Port St. Joe

Florida Department of Environmental Protection
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Port St. Joe, Fla:

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host an informational meeting in Port St. Joe on Wednesday, October 14 at 6:30 p.m., to discuss the permit applications for the Northwest Florida Renewable Energy Center (NWFREC).

DEP will provide a brief overview of the air construction and stormwater management system permit applications under review, which would allow NWFREC to construct a 47 megawatt woody biomass power plant.

The proposed project will be located approximately 1.6 miles directly north of the intersection of U.S. Highway 98 and Highway 71.

Details regarding the two permit applications currently under review by DEP and the proposed project are available at:, or

Citizens with questions about this public meeting can contact DEP at (850) 921-9523.

The public meeting will take place:
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
County Commission Board Room
1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida