ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE PERMIT APPLICATION REPORT



Application #Submittal #Submittal Date
 120229-14 108074 02/29/2012

FOR AGENCY USE ONLY

ACOE Application #        DEP/WMD Application #        
Date Application Received        Date Application Received        
Proposed Project Lat.        Fee Received
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Proposed Project Long.        Fee Receipt
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SECTION A
Are any of the activities described in this application proposed to occur in, on, or over wetlands or other surface waters?
Yes No
Is this application being filed by or on behalf of a government entity or drainage district?
Yes No
A. Type of Environmental Resource Permit Requested (select One)
Noticed General - include information requested in Section B.
Standard General (all other projects) - include information requested in Sections C and E.
Standard General (Single Family Dwelling) - include information requested in Sections C and D.
Individual (Single Family Dwelling) - include information requested in Sections C and D.
Mitigation Bank Permit(construction) - include information requested in Sections C and F.
Mitigation Bank (conceptual) - include information requested in Sections C and F.
Individual (all other projects) - include information requested in Sections C and E.
Conceptual - include information requested in Sections C and E.
Standard General Permit for Incidental Site Activities (Early Work).
Request for Exemption.
Extension of Permit Duration.
Formal Wetland Determination.
Informal Wetland Determination.
No Notice General Permit.
Letter Modification.
Letter Modification w/Transfer.
B. Type of activity for which you are applying
Construction and operation of a new system including dredging or filling in, on or over wetlands and other surface waters.
Alteration and operation of an existing system which was not previously permitted by a WMD or DEP.
Modification of a system previously permitted.
Operation only permit.
Single Family Residential Homesite.
 Alteration and operation of a system Extension of permit duration
 Abandonment of a system Construction and operation of additional phases of a system
 Removal of a system
C. Are you requesting authorization to use State Owned Submerged Lands?
Yes No (If yes, include the information requested in Section G.)
D. For activities in, on or over wetlands or other surface waters, check type of federal dredge and fill permit requested
 Individual Programmatic General Letter Of Permission
 General Nationwide Not Applicable
E. Are you claiming to qualify for an exemption?
Yes No
If yes provide rule number if known 


OWNER(S) OF LAND:

ENTITY TO RECEIVE PERMIT (IF OTHER THAN OWNER):

NAME: Giacalone PeterNAME: Giacalone, Peter
ADDRESS: 1000 Universal Studios PlazaADDRESS: 1000 Universal Studios Plaza
CITY,STATE,ZIP: Orlando, FL 32819CITY,STATE,ZIP: Orlando, FL 32819
COMPANY AND TITLE Universal City Development Partners, LtdCOMPANY AND TITLE: Universal City Development Partners Ltd
TELEPHONE: 407-224-3013
FAX: 407-224-3139
TELEPHONE: 407-224-3013
FAX: 407-224-3139
AGENT AUTHORIZED TO SECURE PERMIT (IF AN AGENT IS USED):CONSULTANT (IF DIFFERENT FROM AGENT):
NAME: NAME: Merkel, Richard
COMPANY AND TITLE: COMPANY AND TITLE: Highland Engineering, Inc.
ADDRESS: ADDRESS: 3361 Rouse Road Suite 240
CITY,STATE,ZIP: CITY,STATE,ZIP: Orlando, FL 32817
TELEPHONE: 
FAX: 
TELEPHONE: 407-275-7877
FAX: 407-275-7901

Project Location Details
 Project Name:     Universal Studios - Project 722 (Land): MassGrading
 Project Acreage:     7.49
 Irrigated Acreage:     
 City, Town or Village:     Orlando


County: ORANGE
 SectionsTownshipRangeLand Grant
   132328 
 Tax Parcel Id No
   132328883300120

Existing or Proposed Permits


Describe in general terms the proposed project, system, or activity.
Mass grading of the demolished Jaws attraction site.





Please identify by number any MSSW/Wetland resource/ERP/ACOE Permits pending, issued or denied for projects at the location, and any related enforcement actions.
 
AgencyDateNo.Type of ApplicationAction Taken
 
Note:The following information is required only for projects proposed to occur in,on or over wetlands that need a federal dredge and fill permit and/or authorization to use state owned submerged lands and is not necessary when applying solely for an Environmental Resource Permit. Please provide the names, addresses and zip codes of property owners whose property directly adjoins the project (excluding applicant). Please attach a plan view showing the owner's names and adjoining property lines. Attach additional sheets if necessary.

1.2.
3.4.


By signing this application form, I am applying, or I am applying on behalf of the applicant, for the permit and any proprietary authorizations identified above, according to the supporting data and other incidental information filed with this application. I am familiar with the information contained in this application and represent that such information is true, complete and accurate. I understand this is an application and not a permit, and that work prior to approval is a violation. I understand that this application and any permit issued or proprietary authorization issued pursuant thereto, does not relieve me of any obligation for obtaining any other required federal, state, water management district or local permit prior to commencement of construction. I agree, or I agree on behalf of my corporation, to operate and maintain the permitted system unless the permitting agency authorizes transfer of the permit to a responsible operation entity. I understand that knowingly making any false statement or representation in this application is a violation of Section 373.430, F.S. and 18 U.S.C. Section 1001.

        
Typed/Printed Name of Applicant (If no Agent is used) or Agent (If one is so authorized below)
 
                
Signature of Applicant/AgentDate
 
        
(Corporate Title if applicable)
 
AN AGENT MAY SIGN ABOVE ONLY IF THE APPLICANT COMPLETES THE FOLLOWING:

I hereby designate and authorize the agent listed above to act on my behalf, or on behalf of my corporation, as the agent in the processing of this application for the permit and/or proprietary authorization indicated above; and to furnish, on request, supplemental information in support of the application. In addition, I authorize the above-listed agent to bind me, or my corporation, to perform any requirement which may be necessary to procure the permit or authorization indicated above. I understand that knowingly making any false statement or representation in this application is a violation of Section 373.430, F.S. and 18 U.S.C. Section 1001.

        
Typed/Printed Name of Applicant
 
                
Signature of Applicant/AgentDate
 
        
(Corporate Title if applicable)
 
Please note: The applicant's original signature (not a copy) is required above.
 
PERSON AUTHORIZING ACCESS TO THE PROPERTY MUST COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING:

I either own the property described in this application or I have legal authority to allow access to the property, and I consent, after receiving prior notification, to any site visit on the property by agents or personnel from the Department of Environmental Protection, the Water Management District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers necessary for the review and inspection of the proposed project specified in this application. I authorize these agents or personnel to enter the property as many times as may be necessary to make such review and inspection. Further, I agree to provide entry to the project site for such agents or personnel to monitor permitted work if a permit is granted.

        
Typed/Printed Name of Applicant
 
                
Signature of Applicant/AgentDate
 
        
(Corporate Title if applicable)
 


Additional Existing Permit Information
Landuse
COMMERCIAL

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locmap.pdf249 KB
applletter.pdf553 KB

SECTION C
 
Environmental Resource Permit Notice of Receipt of Application
 
This information is required in addition to that required in other sections of the application. Please submit five copies of this notice of receipt of application and all attachments with the other required information. PLEASE SUBMIT ALL INFORMATION ON PAPER NO LARGER THAN 2' x 3'.
 
Project Name:Universal Studios - Project 722 (Land): MassGrading
County:ORANGE
Owner:Giacalone, Peter
Applicant:Giacalone, Peter
Applicant's Address:1000 Universal Studios Plaza
 
  1. Indicate the project boundaries on a USGS quadrangle map. Attach a location map showing theboundary of the proposed activity. The map should also contain a north arrow and a graphic scale; show Section(s), Township(s), and Range(s); and must be of sufficient detail to allow a person unfamiliar with the site to find it.
  2. Provide the names of all wetlands, or other surface waters that would be dredged, filled, impounded, diverted, drained, or would receive discharge (either directly or indirectly), or would otherwise be impacted by the proposed activity, and specify if they are in an Outstanding Florida Water or Aquatic Preserve:
  3. Attach a depiction (plan and section views), which clearly shows the works or other facilities proposed to be constructed. Use multiple sheets, if necessary. Use a scale sufficient to show the location and type of works.
    Comment: See attached mass grading plans (Sheet Nos. C101, C102, & C201-C204).
  4. Briefly describe the proposed project (such as "construct a deck with boatshelter", "replace two existing culverts", "construct surface water management system to serve 150 acre residential development"):
    Comment: Mass grading of the demolished Jaws attraction site.
  5. Specify the acreage of wetlands or other surface waters, if any, that are proposed to be disturbed, filled, excavated, or otherwise impacted by the proposed activity:
  6. Provide a brief statement describing any proposed mitigation for impacts to wetlands and other surface waters (attach additional sheets if necessary):
    Comment: None

FOR AGENCY USE ONLY
Application Name: 
Application Number: 
Office where the application can be inspected: 

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plans_20120229.pdf6 MB
sigfilesealed_20120229.pdf464 KB

Section E
 
INFORMATION FOR STANDARD GENERAL, INDIVIDUAL AND CONCEPTUAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE PERMITS FOR PROJECTS NOT RELATED TO A SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING UNIT
 
Please provide the information requested below if the proposed project requires either a standard general, individual, or conceptual approval environmental resource permit and is not related to an individual, single family dwelling unit, duplex or quadraplex. The information listed below represents the level of information that is usually required to evaluate an application. The level of information required for a specific project will vary depending on the nature and location of the site and the activity proposed. Conceptual approvals generally do not require the same level of detail as a construction permit. However, providing a greater level of detail will reduce the need to submit additional information at a later date. If an item does not apply to your project, proceed to the next item. PLEASE SUBMIT ALL INFORMATION ON PAPER NO LARGER THAN 24" X 36".

I. Site Information
 
  1. Provide a map(s) of the project area and vicinity delineating USDA/SCS soil types.
    Comment: See master permit 48-00103-S
  2. Provide recent aerials, legible for photointerpretation with a scale of 1" = 400 ft, or more detailed, with project boundaries delineated on the aerial.
    Comment: See master permit 48-00103-S
  3. Identify the seasonal high water or mean high tide elevation and normal pool or mean low tide elevation for each on site wetland or surface water, including receiving waters into which runoff will be discharged. Include dates, datum, and methods used to determine these elevations.
    Comment: See master permit 48-00103-S
  4. Identify the wet season high water tables at the locations representative of the entire project site. Include dates, datum, and methods used to determine these elevations.
    Comment: See master permit 48-00103-S

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II. Environmental Considerations
 
  1. Provide results of any wildlife surveys that have been conducted on the site, and provide any comments pertaining to the project from the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
    Comment: See master permit 48-00103-S
  2. Provide a description of how water quantity, quality, hydroperiod, and habitat will be maintained in on-site wetlands and other surface waters that will be preserved or will remain undisturbed.
    Comment: See master permit 48-00103-S
  3. Provide a narrative description of any proposed mitigation plans, including purpose, maintenance, monitoring, and construction sequence and techniques, and estimated costs.
    Comment: See master permit 48-00103-S
  4. Describe how boundaries of wetlands or other surface waters were determined. If there has ever been a jurisdictional declaratory statement, a formal wetland determination, a formal determination, a validated informal determination, or a revalidated jurisdictional determination, provide the identifying number.
    Comment: See master permit 48-00103-S
  5. Impact Summary Tables:
    1. For all projects, complete Table 1, 2 and 3 as applicable.
    2. For docking facilities or other structures constructed over wetlands or other surface waters, provide the information requested in Table 4.
    3. For shoreline stabilization projects, provide the information requested in Table 5.

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III. Plans
 
Provide clear, detailed plans for the system including specifications, plan (overhead) views, cross sections (with the locations of the cross sections shown on the corresponding plan view), and profile longitudinal) views of the proposed project. The plans must be signed and sealed by a an appropriate registered professional as required by law. Plans must include a scale and a north arrow. These plans should show the following:
 
  1. Project area boundary and total land area, including distances and orientation from roads or other land marks;
    Comment: See attached mass grading plans (Sheet Nos. C101, C102, & C201-C204).
  2. Existing land use and land cover (acreage and percentages), and on-site natural communities, including wetlands and other surface waters, aquatic communities, and uplands. Use the Florida Land Use Cover & Classification System (FLUCCS)(Level 3) for projects proposed in the South Florida Water Management District, the St. Johns River Water Management District, and the Suwannee River Water Management District and use the National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) for projects proposed in the Southwest Florida Water Management District. Also identify each community with a unique identification number which must be consistent in all exhibits.
    Comment: See master permit 48-00103-S
  3. The existing topography extending at least 100 feet off the project area, and including adjacent wetlands and other surface waters. All topography shall include the location and a description of known benchmarks, referenced to NGVD. For systems waterward of the mean high water (MHW) or seasonal high water lines, show water depths, referenced to mean low water (MLW) in tidal areas or seasonal low water in non-tidal areas, and list the range between MHW and MLW. For docking facilities, indicate the distance to, location of, and depths of the nearest navigational channel and access routes to the channel.
    Comment: See attached mass grading plans (Sheet Nos. C101, C102, & C201-C204).
  4. If the project is in the known flood plain of a stream or other water course, identify the flood plain boundary and approximate flooding elevations; Identify the 100-year flood elevation and floodplain boundary of any lake, stream or other watercourse located on or adjacent to the site;
    Comment: See master permit 48-00103-S
  5. The boundaries of wetlands and other surface waters within the project area. Distinguish those wetlands and other surface waters that have been delineated by any binding jurisdictional determination;
    Comment: See master permit 48-00103-S
  6. Proposed land use, land cover and natural communities (acreage and percentages), including wetlands and other surface waters, undisturbed uplands, aquatic communities, impervious surfaces, and water management areas. Use the same classification system and community identification number used in III (B) above.
    Comment: See master permit 48-00103-S
  7. Proposed impacts to wetlands and other surface waters, and any proposed connections/outfalls to other surface waters or wetlands;
    Comment: N/A
  8. Proposed buffer zones;
    Comment: See master permit 48-00103-S
  9. Pre and post-development drainage patterns and basin boundaries showing the direction of flows, including any off-site runoff being routed through or around the system; and connections between wetlands and other surface waters;
    Comment: See master permit 48-00103-S
  10. Location of all water management areas with details of size, side slopes, and designed water depths;
    Comment: See master permit 48-00103-S
  11. Location and details of all water control structures, control elevations, any seasonal water level regulation schedules; and the location and description of benchmarks (minimum of one benchmark per structure);
    Comment: See master permit 48-00103-S
  12. Location, dimensions and elevations of all proposed structures, including docks, seawalls, utility lines, roads, and buildings;
    Comment: See attached mass grading plans (Sheet Nos. C101, C102, & C201-C204).
  13. Location, size, and design capacity of the internal water management facilities;
    Comment: See master permit 48-00103-S
  14. Rights-of-way and easements for the system, including all on-site and off-site areas to be reserved for water management purposes, and rights-of-way and easements for the existing drainage system, if any;
    Comment: N/A
  15. Receiving waters or surface water management systems into which runoff from the developed site will be discharged;
    Comment: See master permit 48-00103-S
  16. Location and details of the erosion, sediment and turbidity control measures to be implemented during each phase of construction and all permanent control measures to be implemented in post-development conditions;
    Comment: See attached mass grading plans (Sheet Nos. C101, C102, & C201-C204).
  17. Location, grading, design water levels, and planting details of all mitigation areas;
    Comment: See attached mass grading plans (Sheet Nos. C101, C102, & C201-C204).
  18. Site grading details, including perimeter site grading;
    Comment: See attached mass grading plans (Sheet Nos. C101, C102, & C201-C204).
  19. Disposal site for any excavated material, including temporary and permanent disposal sites;
    Comment: Excavated material will remain on site and will be placed in accordance with the attached mass grading plans.
  20. Dewatering plan details;
    Comment: N/A
  21. For marina facilities, locations of any sewage pumpout facilities, fueling facilities, boat repair and maintenance facilities, and fish cleaning stations;
    Comment: N/A
  22. Location and description of any nearby existing offsite features which might be affected by the proposed construction or development such as stormwater management ponds, buildings or other structures, wetlands or other surface waters.
    Comment: See attached mass grading plans (Sheet Nos. C101, C102, & C201-C204).
  23. For phased projects, provide a master development plan.
    Comment: See master permit 48-00103-S

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IV. Construction Schedule and Techniques
 
Provide a construction schedule, and a description of construction techniques, sequencing and equipment. This information should specifically include the following:
 
  1. Method for installing any pilings or seawall slabs;
    Comment: N/A
  2. Schedule of implementation of a temporary or permanent erosion and turbidity control measures;
    Comment: See attached mass grading plans (Sheet Nos. C101, C102, & C201-C204).
  3. For projects that involve dredging or excavation in wetlands or other surface waters, describe the method of excavation, and the type of material to be excavated;
    Comment: N/A
  4. For projects that involve fill in wetlands or other surface waters, describe the source and type of fill material to be used. For shoreline stabilization projects that involve the installation of riprap, state how these materials are to be placed, (i.e., individually or with heavy equipment) and whether the rocks will be underlain with filter cloth;
    Comment: N/A
  5. If dewatering is required, detail the dewatering proposal including the methods that are proposed to contain the discharge, methods of isolating dewatering areas, and indicate the period dewatering structures will be in place (Note a consumptive use or water use permit may by required);
    Comment: N/A
  6. Methods for transporting equipment and materials to and from the work site. If barges are required for access, provide the low water depths and draft of the fully loaded barge; and
    Comment: N/A
  7. Demolition plan for any existing structures to be removed;
    Comment: Existing buildings and pavement areas will be removed prior to work authorized by this application.
  8. Identify the schedule and party responsible for completing monitoring, record drawings, and as-built certifications for the project when completed.
    Comment: The project engineer will review record drawings and submit as-built certification within 30 days of project completion.

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V. Drainage Information
 
  1. Provide pre-development and post-development drainage calculations, signed and sealed by an appropriate registered professional, as follows:
    1. Runoff characteristics, including area, runoff curve number or runoff coefficient, and time of concentration for each drainage basin;
    2. Water table elevations (normal and seasonal high) including aerial extent and magnitude of any proposed water table drawdown;
    3. Receiving water elevations (normal, wet season, design storm);
    4. Design storms used including rainfall depth, duration, frequency, and distribution;
    5. Runoff hydrograph(s) for each drainage basin, for all required design storm event(s);
    6. Stage-storage computations for any area such as a reservoir, close basin, detention area, or channel, used in storage routing;
    7. Stage-discharge computations for any storage areas at a selected control point, such as control structure or natural restriction;
    8. Flood routings through on-site conveyance and storage areas;
    9. Water surface profiles in the primary drainage system for each required design storm event(s);
    10. Runoff peak rates and volumes discharged from the system for each required design storm event(s); and
    11. Tail water history and justification (time and elevation);
    12. Pump specifications and operating curves for range of possible operating conditions (if used in system).
    Comment: See master permit 48-00103-S
  2. Provide the results of any percolation tests, where appropriate, and soil borings that are representative of the actual site conditions;
    Comment: See master permit 48-00103-S
  3. Provide the acreage, and percentages of the total project, of the following:
    1. impervious surfaces, excluding wetlands,
    2. pervious surfaces (green areas, not including wetlands),
    3. lakes, canals, retention areas, other open water areas,
    4. wetlands;
    Comment: 7.49 (100%)
  4. Provide an engineering analysis of floodplain storage and conveyance (if applicable), including:
    1. Hydraulic calculations for all proposed traversing works;
    2. Backwater water surface profiles showing upstream impact of traversing works;
    3. Location and volume of encroachment within regulated floodplain(s); and
    4. Plan for compensating floodplain storage, if necessary, and calculations required for determining minimum building and road flood elevations.
    Comment: See master permit 48-00103-S
  5. Provide an analysis of the water quality treatment system including:
    1. A description of the proposed stormwater treatment methodology that addresses the type of treatment, pollution abatement volumes, and recovery analysis; and
    2. Construction plans and calculations that address stage-storage and design elevations, which demonstrate compliance with the appropriate water quality treatment criteria.
    Comment: See master permit 48-00103-S
  6. Provide a description of the engineering methodology, assumptions and references for the parameters listed above, and a copy of all such computations, engineering plans, and specifications used to analyze the system. If a computer program is used for the analysis, provide the name of the program, a description of the program, input and output data, two diskette copies, if available, and justification for model selection.
    Comment: See master permit 48-00103-S

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VI. Operation and Maintenance and Legal Documentation
 
  1. Describe the overall maintenance and operation schedule for the proposed system.
    Comment: Universal Orlando will operate and maintain the proposed system in accordance with the permit.
  2. Identify the entity that will be responsible for operating and maintaining the system in perpetuity if different than the permittee, a draft document enumerating the enforceable affirmative obligations on the entity to properly operate and maintain the system for its expected life, and documentation of the entity's financial responsibility for long term maintenance. If the proposed operation and maintenance entity is not a property owner's association, provide proof of the existence of an entity, or the future acceptance of the system by an entity which will operate and maintain the system. If a property owner's association is the proposed operation and maintenance entity, provide copies of the articles of incorporation for the association and copies of the declaration, restrictive covenants, deed restrictions, or other operational documents that assign responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the system. Provide information ensuring the continued adequate access to the system for maintenance purposes. Before transfer of the system to the operating entity will be approved, the permittee must document that the transferee will be bound by all terms and conditions of the permit.
    Comment: Universal Orlando will operate and maintain the proposed system in accordance with the permit.
  3. Provide copies of all proposed conservation easements, storm water management system easements, property owner's association documents, and plats for the property containing the proposed system.
    Comment: See master permit 48-00103-S
  4. Provide indication of how water and waste water service will be supplied. Letters of commitment from off-site suppliers must be included.
    Comment: Water and Wastewater service are currently provided to Universal Studios by Orlando Utilities Commission and the City of Orlando, respectively.
  5. Provide a copy of the boundary survey and/or legal description and acreage of the total land area of contiguous property owned/controlled the applicant.
    Comment: The project is located interior to the Universal Orlando property.

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VII. Water Use
 
  1. Will the surface water system be used for water supply, including landscape irrigation,or recreation.
    Comment: N/A
  2. If a Consumptive Use or Water Use permit has been issued for the project, state the permit number.
    Comment: N/A
  3. If no Consumptive Use or Water Use permit has been issued for the project, indicate if such a permit will be required and when the application for a permit will be submitted.
    Comment: N/A
  4. Indicate how any existing wells located within the project site will be utilized or abandoned.
    Comment: N/A

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Section E Tables

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PERMIT APPLICATION FEE SCHEDULE
 
 
Environmental Permit Fees