Below is a copy of an internal Memorandum dated Oct. 30, 2019 from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), followed by a letter dated Nov 7, 2019 from the FDEP to the owner of the golf course.  That memo and subsequent letter deal with the environmental testing conducted by SP2 Technologies on the Gulf Harbors golf course, as contained in a report from SP2 dated August 30, 2019.

The memo discusses the need for additional information, as well as for additional sampling.  Regarding the sampling, it states that  “…due to exceedances of the residential SCTL…additional soil samples are requested…at perimeter locations closest to the residential properties…”

The letter to the owner informs them of those requirements, as well as acknowledging that the FDEP will allow the use of an Alternative Soil Cleanup Target Level for arsenic of 5.5 ug/l.  This compares to a level of 2.1 for residential, and 12 for commercial use.  The results contained in the Aug 30 report by SP2 shows many samples that exceeded even this more conservative level of 5.5, so it would appear that some form of remediation would be necessary before the FDEP could issue a clearance on the property to allow it to be used for the recreational purposes that were proposed.







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