NOTICE OF PROPOSED WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PERMITS
FOR PACIFIC HEIGHTS WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS, PART II PROJECT
HONOLULU, ISLAND OF OAHU
NPDES PERMIT NO. HI 0021926
DOCKET NO. HI 0021926
June 14, 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 activities and hydrotesting water effluent from the Pacific Heights Water System Improvements, Part II project site, to receiving State waters, subject to special conditions to:
BOARD OF WATER SUPPLY
630 SOUTH BERETANIA STREET
HONOLULU, HAWAII 96843
The proposed NPDES permit for the new discharges will expire five (5) years from the date of issuance.
The project is located in the vicinity of Pacific Heights Road and Place, Ahekolo Street, Booth Road, Haili Road, Laniloa Road, Unnamed Road 1, Hiolani Place, Polulani Place, and Unnamed Road 2, Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Hawaii, TMKs: (1) 2-2-021:017 (por); (1) 2-2-023:019 (por), 121 (por), 133 (por), portion of Haili Road, Pacific Heights Road and Place, Laniloa Drive; (1) 2-2-024:042 (por), 054 (por), 055 (por), portion of Pacific Heights Road, Ahekolo Street, Booth Road; and (1) 2-2-056:070 (por) and as shown in the application, dated April 24, 2018.
The purpose of the project is to install new water mains, water laterals, meter boxes and fire hydrants; and remove the existing fire hydrants and meter boxes within the Pacific Heights Water System Improvements, Part II project site. Major construction activities include the demolition of existing pavements and utilities and the installation of new utilities and pavements. The permittee is responsible for the design, implementation, operation and maintenance of the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and the Hydrotesting Best Management Practice (BMPs) Plan to ensure that storm water discharges associated with construction activities and hydrotesting waters will not cause or contribute to a violation of HAR, Chapter 11-54; Chapter 11-55; Chapter 11-55 Appendices C and F. 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 water, portions of Nuuanu Stream, is classified by the DOH as Class 1, Inland Water. 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.
The receiving waters, portions of Nuuanu Stream and Pauoa Stream, are classified by the DOH as Class 2, Inland Waters. It is the objective of Class 2 waters 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 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 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 2827 Waimano Home Road #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 1-877-447-5991.
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.
BRUCE S. ANDERSON, Ph.D.
Director of Health