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Turkey Point Nuclear Facilities Site Expansion

Review Process

The South Florida Regional Planning Council is one of 17 affected agencies actively involved in the review of the Site Certification Application, as identified in Section 403.507(2)(a), F.S.  The site certification process provides the Council the opportunity to assess the projectís consistency with the Strategic Regional Policy Plan for South Florida (SRPP). 

Review Agencies

The Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA)
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP)
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC)
The South Florida Regional Planning Council (SFRPC)
The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD)
Miami-Dade County
City of Coral Gables
City of Doral
City of Florida City
City of Miami
City of Homestead
City of South Miami
Town of Medley
Village of Palmetto Bay
Village of Pinecrest


Although power plant siting and transmission lines are treated as separate processes in Chapter 403, F.S., they have been combined into one application by the Applicant.  The review process will be conducted on separate but parallel tracks.  The transmission lines are being reviewed in an earlier timeframe than the power plant, although the transmission lines will only be necessary if the unit 6 and unit 7 installations are approved.

Both the power plant and transmission lines will be reviewed by each affected agency for:

  • Completeness of information;
  • Land use and  zoning consistency (county only);
  • Impact of the project on the public; and
  • Consistency with applicable regional or local plans and land development regulations.

Completeness Determination

Last October, Council staff determined that the information provided by FPL for the transmission line portion of the application was sufficient for review.  A preliminary statement of issues pertaining to the transmission lines was also submitted at that time.  After six rounds of completeness review, DEP found the transmission portion of the application complete on December 3, 2010.

The plant and non-transmission portion of the application is still being reviewed for completeness.

Agency Report

Each affected agency will issue a Final Report summarizing the above review parameters and may recommend approval or denial of the application.  Conditions of certification may also be proposed.

PROPOSED SEVENTH REVISED REVIEW SCHEDULE

(as of 10/25/10)

Requirement

Transmission Lines

Power Plant/Facilities

Completeness Determination

Completed

February 28, 2011

Preliminary Statement of Issues

Completed

August 1, 2011

Final Report

June 1, 2011

September 30, 2011

This schedule is subject to change if there are additional delays in the determination of completeness.

 

For more information, contact: Karen Hamilton
khamilton@sfrpc.com
South Florida Regional Planning Council
3440 Hollywood Boulevard, Suite 140
Hollywood, FL   33021
(954) 985-4416

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