NOTICE OF PROPOSED WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PERMIT
FOR REHABILITATION OF STREETS IDIQ#4 – WO#5B
NPDES PERMIT NO. HI S000536
DOCKET NO. HI S000536
September 13, 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 activity from the Rehabilitation of Streets
IDIQ#4 – WO#5B project site, to receiving State waters, subject to special conditions to:
CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU
DEPARTMENT OF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
The proposed permit for the new discharge will expire five (5) years from the date of issuance.
The project is located at Crozier Drive, Chun Lane, Haleiwa Street, Paalaa Road, Kaneohe Bay Drive; Waialua, Haleiwa, Kaneohe; Island of Oahu; Hawaii; TMK: (1) 6-8-004, 005, 006, 013; (1) 6-6-001 to 003, 005 to 008, 012 to 017, 020, 021, 031; (1) 6-2-006, 012; (1) 4-4-006, 007, 012 to 017, 021, 022, 035 and 037. The purpose is to reconstruct the roadway and install new pavement striping along the roads and streets. Construction activities include paving and reconstructing the roadway, replacing existing damaged curbs & gutters, and installing pavement striping.
The receiving waters, Waialua Bay and Kaneohe Bay, are classified by the DOH as a Class AA, Marine Waters, Embayment. The objective of Class AA waters is for these waters to remain in their natural pristine state as nearly as possible with an absolute minimum of pollution or alteration of water quality from any human-caused source or actions. To the extent possible, the wilderness character of these areas shall be protected.
The receiving waters, Mokuleia Beach and Kaiaka Bay, are classified by the DOH as a Class A, Marine Waters. 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, Paukauila Stream, is classified by the DOH as a Class 2, Inland Water. The objective of 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. 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.
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 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 2827 Waimano Home Road, Room 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 5990.
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 ANDERSON, Ph.D.
Director of Health