NOTICE OF PROPOSED WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PERMIT
FOR WAHIAWA WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS, PART III
NPDES PERMIT NO. HI 0021929
DOCKET NO. HI 0021929
August 16, 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 Wahiawa Water System Improvements, Part III located at Wahiawa, to receiving State waters, subject to special conditions to:
CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU
BOARD OF WATER SUPPLY (HBWS)
630 SOUTH BERETANIA STREET
HONOLULU, HAWAII 96843
The proposed permit for the new discharge will expire five (5) years from the date of issuance.
The project is located at Uluwehi Street, Hoolulu Road, Walea Street, Hoomaha Road, Walea Uka Place, Uluwehi Place, Glen Avenue (Near Wahiawa Elementary School), California Avenue (Near Hoomaha Street), Wahiawa, Island of Oahu, Hawaii, TMKs (1) 7-005-001, 002, 003, 004, 007, 017.
The proposed project consists of installation of new water lines servicing the above-mentioned streets. The permittee is responsible for the design, implementation, operation and maintenance of the Hydrotesting Best Management Practice (BMPs) Plan to ensure that hydrotesting activities will not cause or contribute to a violation of HAR, Chapter 11-54, Chapter 11-55, and Chapter 11-55 Appendix F. HBWS requests to discharge hydrotesting water effluent from the proposed construction site. A Hydrotesting BMPs Plan will be implemented to minimize the discharge of erosion and other pollutants from entering receiving State waters. HBWS has certified that they will comply with all requirements in HAR, Chapter 11-55, Appendix F, and their Hydrotesting BMPs Plan was prepared in accordance with HAR, Chapter 11-55, Appendix F.
The receiving water, Kaukonahua Stream, is classified by the DOH as a Class 2, Inland. The objective of the 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at 2827 Waimano Home Road #225, Pearl City, Hawaii 96782.
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.
BRUCE S. ANDERSON, Ph.D.
Director of Health