NOTICE OF PROPOSED WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PERMIT
FOR PALI HIGHWAY RESURFACING, WAOKANAKA STREET TO KAMEHAMEHA HIGHWAY, AND PALI HIGHWAY LIGHTING REPLACEMENT, VINEYARD BOULEVARD TO KAMEHAMEHA HIGHWAY
NPDES PERMIT NO. HI S000538
DOCKET NO. HI S000538
January 18, 2018
The State Department of Health (DOH) tentatively proposes to issue a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit to discharge storm water associated with construction activity from the Pali Highway Resurfacing, Waokanaka Street to Kamehameha Highway, and Pali Highway Lighting Replacement, Vineyard Boulevard to Kamehameha Highway project site, to receiving State waters, subject to special conditions to:
STATE OF HAWAII
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
The proposed permit for the new discharge will expire five (5) years from the date of issuance.
The project is located at Pali Highway, Vineyard Boulevard to Kamehameha Highway, Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Hawaii, TMK: (1) 1-8-006; (1) 1-9-007; (1) 2-2-011, 020, 021, and 054. The purpose is asphalt road reconstruction and installation of concrete median barriers, guardrails and end treatments, curb ramps, light poles and traffic signs. Construction activities include removing existing asphalt pavement, reconstructing asphalt pavement, overlaying asphalt pavement, installing guardrails, installing light poles, constructing concrete median barriers, replacing old signs, curb ramp reconstruction, and removing and installing pavement markings.
The receiving waters, Nuuanu Stream, Nuuanu Reservoir, and portions of Makuku Stream, are classified by the DOH as a Class 1, Inland Waters. It is the objective of Class 1 waters that these waters remain in their natural state as nearly as possible with an absolute minimum of pollution from any human-caused source. To the extent possible, the wilderness character of these areas shall be protected.
Persons wishing to comment upon or object to the proposed NPDES permit or to request a public hearing, should submit their comments or requests in writing no later than 30 calendar days after the date of this notice, either through E-mail at email@example.com or by mail at P. O. BOX 3378, Honolulu, HI 96801-3378.
Copies of the proposed public notice permit and other information are available for public inspection, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) from 7:45 a.m. until 4:15 p.m., at the DOH Clean Water Branch office located at 2827 Waimano Home Road, Room 225, Pearl City, HI 96782. Copies may be bought. The public notice permit and rationale are also available on the internet at: http://health.hawaii.gov/cwb/site-map/home/public-notices-and-updates and on the WPC Viewer located at: http://eha-web.doh.hawaii.gov/wpc-viewer. For more information or if you have special needs due to disability that will aid you in inspecting and/or commenting on the public notice permit and related information, please contact Mr. Darryl Lum, Supervisor of the Engineering Section, Clean Water Branch, at the above address or (808) 586-4309 (Voice) at least seven (7) calendar days before the comment deadline. For those who use a TTY/TDD, please call through Sprint Relay Hawaii, at 1-711 or 1-877-447-5990.
All written comments and requests received on time will be considered. If DOH determines that there is significant public interest, a public hearing may be held after at least 30 calendar days of public notice.
If DOH’s position is substantially unchanged after considering all timely written comments and all oral comments at any public hearing that may be held, then the DOH will issue the NPDES permit and this action will be final.
Please notify anyone you know who would be interested in this matter.
VIRGINIA PRESSLER, M.D.
Director of Health