Notice #: 0001089241-01
Public Notices

NOTICE OF PROPOSED WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PERMIT FOR HONOULIULI WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT SECONDARY TREATMENT PHASE 1A – SLUDGE DRYING AND RELATED FACILITIES
NPDES PERMIT NO. HI 0021919 AND
HONOULIULI WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT – UPGRADE PHASE 2 NPDES PERMIT NO. HI 0021920

DOCKET NO. HI 0021919 and DOCKET NO. HI 0021920

April 25, 2018

The State Department of Health (DOH) tentatively proposes to issue National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits to discharge storm water associated with construction activity and hydrotesting effluent from the Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment Plant Phase 1A – Sludge Drying and Related Facilities and Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment Plant – Upgrade Phase 2 project sites, to receiving State waters, subject to special conditions to:

CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
WASTEWATER ENGINEERING AND
CONSTRUCTION DIVISION 650 SOUTH KING STREET,
14TH FLOOR
HONOLULU, HAWAII 96813

The proposed permit for the new discharge will expire five (5) years from the date of issuance.

The projects are located at 91-1000 Geiger Road, Ewa Beach, Island of Oahu, Hawaii, TMK: (1) 9-1-013:007, (1) 9-1-069:003 and 004. The purposes of these projects are upgrading the existing treatment facilities to remain in operation through the end of their design life and constructing additional new facilities to provide additional solids treatment (Phase 1A), and modernize and upgrade the wet sludge receiving facility, storage shed, water meters, septage receiving facility, and roadway/driveway improvements (Upgrade Phase 2). Construction activities are included in the permit rationale documents.

The receiving water, Kaloi Gulch, is classified by the DOH as a Class 2, Inland Waters. The objective of Class 2 waters is to protect their use for recreational purposes, the support and propagation of aquatic life, agricultural and industrial water supplies, shipping, and navigation. The uses to be protected in this class of waters are all uses compatible with the protection and propagation of fish, shellfish, and wildlife, and with recreation in and on these waters.

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:
cleanwaterbranch@doh.hawaii.gov 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
(SA1089241 4/25/18)