The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001112386-01
Public Notices

Community Noise Control
Variance Application

Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., P.O.BOX 2750, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96840, has applied to the Department of Health for a noise variance from Hawaii Administrative Rules, Chapter 11-46-6(a), which states, “General Prohibition. Without a permit or variance issued pursuant to section 11-46-7 or 11-46-8, no person within the State shall operate, from any premises or land owned, rented, leased, occupied, or controlled by that person, any excessive noise source.”

Hawaiian Electric proposes to conduct underground electrical work in order to provide permanent electrical service for the new Hale Kewalo affordable housing project, located on 1235 Kona Street. The proposed underground construction work will be on the Piikoi Street sidewalk. For the safety of the crew and the public, Hawaiian Electric needs to shut down circuits during the work. To minimize the impact, Hawaiian Electric plans to conduct the activities at night when the electric load is expected to be at its lowest load.

Hawaiian Electric would like to work for two (2) nights during the following hours: from midnight to 7:00 AM and from 6:00 PM to midnight on weekdays. One night will be scheduled between August 1, 2018 and August 23, 2018. Another night will be scheduled between September 11, 2018 and September 30, 2018.

The Department of Health will retain and consider all written comments received not later than thirty (30) days after the date of this notice. If the comments received warrant it, the Department may hold a public hearing, after at least thirty (30) days public notice, on the variance application. The final decision will be made on the basis of the application, related documents, written comments, and the public hearing, if any.

Written comments and requests for information or inspection of the variance application and related documents should be directed to: Indoor and Radiological Health Branch, 99-945 Halawa Valley Street, Aiea, Hawaii 96701, telephone 586-4700.
(SA1112386 7/4/18)