NOTICE OF PROPOSED WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PERMITS
FOR AWA STREET WASTEWATER PUMP STATION FORCE MAIN AND SEWER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS – WAIAKAMILO ROAD TRUNK SEWER PROJECT
HONOLULU, ISLAND OF OAHU
NPDES PERMIT NO. HI 0021909 and NPDES PERMIT NO. HI 0021910
DOCKET NO. HI 0021909 and DOCKET NO. HI 0021910
January 24, 2018
The State Department of Health (DOH) tentatively proposes to issue National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits to discharge hydrotesting water effluent and construction dewatering effluent from the Awa Street Wastewater Pump Station Force Main and Sewer System Improvements – Waiakamilo Road Trunk Sewer Project site, to receiving State waters, subject to special conditions to:
CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
1000 ULUOHIA STREET, SUITE 308
KAPOLEI, HAWAII 96707
The proposed NPDES permits for the new discharges will expire five (5) years from the date of issuance.
The project is located on Waiakamilo Road between North Nimitz Highway and North King Street, Houghtailing Street between North King Street and North School Street, and Olomea Street, Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Hawaii, TMKs: (1) 1-5-002, 003, 019, 020, 021, 022, 023, 024, 026, 027, 029, 030, 033; (1) 1-5-021:001, 010; and (1) 1-6-003, 004, 005, 015, 021, 023, 025; and as shown in the applications, dated August 17, 2017. The purposes of the project are to hydrotest the 6" waterline at Houghtailing Street near North School Street upon its relocation and to install new trunk sewer pipes, other sewer pipes to make connections, and new sewer manholes by both open trench excavation and subsurface microtunnel methods. The permittee is responsible for the design, implementation, operation and maintenance of the Hydrotesting Best Management Practice (BMPs) Plan, the Site Specific Dewatering Plan, and the Soils Management and Construction Dewatering Plan to ensure that discharges associated with hydrotesting and construction activity dewatering activities will not cause or contribute to a violation of HAR, Chapter 11-54; Chapter 11-55; Chapter 11-55, Appendix F; and Chapter 11-55, Appendix G. The City and County of Honolulu (CCH), Department of Environmental Services (ENV) requests to discharge hydrotesting effluent and construction dewatering effluent from the proposed construction site. A Hydrotesting BMPs Plan and a Site Specific Dewatering Plan will be implemented to minimize the discharge of erosion and other pollutants from entering receiving State waters. CCH-ENV has certified that they will comply with all requirements in HAR, Chapter 11-55, Appendix F and Appendix G, and their Hydrotesting BMPs Plan and Site Specific Dewatering Plan were prepared in accordance with HAR, Chapter
11-55, Appendix F and Appendix G.
The receiving water, Kapalama Stream is classified by the DOH as Class 2, Inland Waters.
Persons wishing to comment upon or object to the proposed NPDES permits 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 permits 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 the Hale Ola Building, Room 225, 2827 Waimano Home Road, 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 1-877-447-5991.
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