NOTICE OF PROPOSED WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PERMITS
FOR INSTALLATION OF FIRE HYDRANTS AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS
KAILUA, ISLAND OF OAHU
NPDES PERMIT NO. HI S000548
DOCKET NO. HI S000548
July 19, 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 from the Installation of Fire Hydrants at Various Locations project site, to receiving State waters, subject to special conditions to:
CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU
BOARD OF WATER SUPPLY (BWS)
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 sites are located between Palapu Street to Kakahiaka Street, Auwinala Road and Kainalu Drive to North Kalaheo Avenue; and Uluoa Street between Kailua Road and Manu Mele Street, Kailua, Island of Oahu, Hawaii, TMKs: (1) 4 2 018, 019, 020, 051; (1) 4-3-014, 025, 026, 027, 028, 029, 030, 031, 032, 033, 034, 035, 056, 070, 071, 072, 073, 074.
The proposed work involves the installation of 63 fire hydrants throughout Kailua and replacing a water line on Kuukama Street. Trenching through city roads and road shoulders will be necessary to install the waterline connection from the mains to the new fire hydrants. The permittee is responsible for the design, implementation, operation and maintenance of the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) to ensure that storm water discharges associated with construction activities will not cause or contribute to a violation of HAR, Chapter 11 54; Chapter 11 55; Chapter 11 55 Appendix C. 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, Kailua Bay, is classified by the DOH as a Class A, Marine Water. It is the objective of Class A waters that their use for recreational purposes and aesthetic enjoyment be protected. 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.
The receiving water, Kawainui Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary, is classified by the DOH as a 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.
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 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 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