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Notice #: 0001051495-01
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Newspaper Public Notice U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Notice of Opportunity for Public Hearing The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing its tentative approval of the revisions to the State of Hawaii’s Public Water System Supervision Program (the approved program that oversees drinking water facilities in the State). The State of Hawaii adopted the Filter Backwash Recycling Rule and the Long-Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule. EPA has determined that these revisions are no less stringent than the corresponding Federal regulations. Therefore, EPA has decided to tentatively approve these program revisions. Any interested party may request a public hearing. A request for a public hearing must be submitted by January 8, 2018 to the Regional Administrator (RA) at the EPA San Francisco address below. The RA may deny frivolous or insubstantial requests for a hearing. If EPA Region 9 does not receive a timely and appropriate request for a hearing and the RA does not elect to hold a hearing on his own motion, this determination shall become final and effective on January 8, 2018, and no further public notice will be issued. A request for a public hearing shall include the following: (1) the name, address, and telephone number of the individual, organization, or other entity requesting a hearing; (2) a brief statement of the requesting person’s interest in the determination and of information that the requesting person intends to submit at such a hearing; and (3) the signature of the individual or the signature of a responsible official of the organization or other entity. Information on EPA’s determination is available for public view between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except official State holidays (for the Hawaii location) and official Federal holidays (for the two EPA locations), at the following offices: Hawaii Department of Health, Safe Drinking Water Branch, 2385 Waimano Home Road, Uluakupu Building 4, Pearl City, Hawaii 96782; United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9, Pacific Islands Office, 300 Ala Moana Blvd., Room 5124, Honolulu, Hawaii 96850 United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9, Drinking Water Management Section, 75 Hawthorne Street (WTR-3-1), San Francisco, CA 94105 Documents relating to this determination are also available online at For further information, contact Anna Yen, EPA Region 9, at the San Francisco address given above; telephone: (415) 972-3976; or email: (SA1051495 12/8/17)