NOTICE OF PROPOSED WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PERMIT
FOR KAMEHAMEHA HIGHWAY WASTEWATER PUMP STATION 36″ FORCE MAIN REPLACEMENT
NPDES PERMIT NO. HI 0021930
DOCKET NO. HI 0021930
August 16, 2018
The State Department of Health (DOH) tentatively proposes to issue a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit to discharge storm water associated with construction activities, construction activity dewatering effluent, and hydrotesting effluent from the Kamehameha Highway Wastewater Pump Station 36″ Force Main Replacement project located at Honolulu, to receiving State waters, subject to special conditions to:
CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES (ENV)
1000 ULUOHIA STREET, SUITE 308
KAPOLEI, HAWAII 96707
The proposed permit for the new discharge will expire five (5) years from the date of issuance.
The project is located between the Kamehameha Highway Wastewater Pump Station adjacent to Keehi Lagoon Park and the Kapalama Interceptor Relief Sewer located in the Kalihi Kai industrial area off Sand Island Access Road, Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Hawaii, TMKs (1) 1-1-003:004, 204, 205, 206, 207, 212, 239, Right of Way; (1) 1-2-021:015, 035, 036, and 037.
The proposed project is to install a new 36-inch sewer force main between the Kamehameha Highway Wastewater Pump Station and the Kapalama Interceptor Relief Sewer. The permittee is responsible for the design, implementation, operation and maintenance of the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan, the Site-Specific Dewatering Plan, and the Hydrotesting Best Management Practice Plan to ensure that storm water discharges associated with construction activities, construction activity dewatering effluent, and hydrotesting effluent will not cause or contribute to a violation of HAR, Chapter 11-54, Chapter 11-55, and Chapter 11-55 Appendices C, F, and G. ENV requests to discharge storm water associated with construction activities, construction activity dewatering effluent, and hydrotesting effluent from the proposed construction site. 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, Kalihi and Moanalua Streams, are classified by the DOH as a Class 2, Inland Waters. 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: email@example.com 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