NOTICE OF PROPOSED WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PERMIT
FOR THE KAPALAMA JET FUEL PIPELINE – ROAD PACKAGE
NPDES PERMIT NO. HI 0021915
DOCKET NO. HI 0021915
May 17, 2018
The State Department of Health (DOH) tentatively proposes to issue a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit to discharge hydrotesting water effluent from the Kapalama Jet Fuel Pipeline – Road Package at 6 Sand Island Access Road project site, to receiving State waters, subject to special conditions to:
HAWAII FUELING FACILITIES CORPORATION (HFFC)
3201 AOLELE STREET
HONOLULU, HAWAII 96819
The proposed permit for the new discharge will expire five (5) years from the date of issuance.
The project is located at 6 Sand Island Access Road, Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Hawaii, TMKs (1) 2-025-021.
The proposed project consists of hydrotesting an 18″ fuel pipeline. HFFC requests to discharge hydrotesting effluent from the project site. Best Management Practices (BMPs) for storm water runoff and non-storm water sources will be implemented to minimize the discharge of erosion and other pollutants from entering receiving State waters.
The receiving waters, Honolulu Harbor, is classified by the DOH as Class A, Embayment. Under Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), Section 11 54-4, the objective of Class A waters is to protect their use for recreational purposes and aesthetic enjoyment. Any other use shall be permitted as long as it is compatible with the protection and propagation of fish, shellfish, and wildlife, and with recreation in and on these waters. These waters shall not act as receiving waters for any discharge which has not received the best degree of treatment or control compatible with the criteria established for this class.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at P.O. BOX 3378, Honolulu, Hawaii 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 #225, Pearl City, Hawaii 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