NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACTION
HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
UNDERGROUND INJECTION CONTROL
December 3, 2018
The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH), Environmental Management Division, is issuing the following notice of proposed action under the Safe Drinking Water Act; Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), Chapter 340E; and Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), Title 11, Chapter 23, Underground Injection Control.
The DOH has received an application for an approval to construct, under the Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program, the injection well which is situated in an area designated as an underground source of drinking water by authority of HAR, Chapter 11-23. The DOH has prepared tentative determination to grant the approval-to-construct which may result in a permit to operate.
On the basis of the DOH’s review of the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act, HRS, Chapter 340E-2, as amended, and HAR, Chapter 11-23, the Director of Health proposes to issue an approval to construct the injection well at the facility described below:
Applicant: Board of Water Supply, City and County of Honolulu
Address: 630 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96843
Application No.: UO-3059
Facility: KAMAILE WELLS: IMPROVEMENTS AND CONTROL BUILDING REPAIRS
Location: 85-370 Kaulawaha Road, Waianae, Oahu
TMK No.: 1st Division 8-5-02:16
Latitude: 21° 27′ 48" N Longitude: 158° 11′ 59" W
Activity: The applicant proposes to implement improvements at the Kamaile facility. As part of the proposed improvements, the construction of the injection well is proposed to dispose of water generated from startup and shut down cycles from two (2) adjacent potable water wells. The proposed injection well will have a diameter of approximately 16 inches and a maximum depth of approximately 70 feet.
Source of Waste Fluids: Water from two (2) potable source wells during startup and shut down cycle.
Proposed Quantity of Fluids: Flows of up to approximately 1,714 gallons per day (gpd) averaged over a calendar week and a daily maximum of approximately 12,000 gpd.
Persons wishing to comment upon the proposed determination by the Director regarding issuance of an approval-to-construct for the injection well, or to request a hearing pursuant to HAR, Section 11-23-15, should submit their comments or request in writing no later than January 2, 2019, either in person or by mail, to:
Office and Mailing Address
State of Hawaii
Department of Health
Environmental Management Division
Safe Drinking Water Branch
Uluakupu Bldg. 4
2385 Waimano Home Road, Suite 110
Pearl City, Hawaii 96782-1400
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 and related information, please contact Mr. Norris Uehara, Supervisor of the Underground Injection Control Program at the above address or (808)586-4328 (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 comments to the proposed approval and requests for a public hearing received no later than January 2, 2019, will be considered in the formulation of a final determination regarding the application. An extension of the 30-day comment period may be granted if the request for an extension adequately explains why more time is required to prepare comments.
Requests for a PUBLIC HEARING must state the nature of the issues proposed to be raised in the hearing and meet the requirements of HAR, Section 11-23-15. The Director may hold a PUBLIC HEARING if the Director finds, on the basis of requests, a significant degree of public interest in the proposed approval. If the Director decides to hold a public hearing, a public notice of the date, time and place of the hearing will be made at least thirty (30) days prior to the hearing date. Any person may provide written or oral statements and data pertaining to this proposed approval at the public hearing.
A final decision to issue the approval-to-construct for the injection well or to deny the APPLICATION shall be made after all comments have been considered. Notice of the final decision shall be sent to each person who has transmitted or delivered written comments or requested notice of the final decision.
If this approval-to-construct becomes final and there is no appeal, the subject facility may proceed to construct and test the proposed injection well. A permit to operate the injection well will be issued upon satisfactory completion of all other legal requirements for the issuance of such a permit, and this action will be final. Upon issuance of the PERMIT TO OPERATE, the APPLICANT may proceed to operate the injection well, subject to the conditions of the permit and other applicable permit and legal requirements.
Copies of the APPLICATION and all data submitted by the applicant for the APPROVAL are available for public inspection Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) from 7:45 a.m. until 4:15 p.m., at the Department of Health address shown above. A charge will be assessed for copies. An electronic copy of the application is also available through e-mail by contacting the Safe Drinking Water Branch at SDWB@doh.hawaii.gov.
Please bring the foregoing notice to the attention of all persons whom you know would be interested in this matter.
BRUCE S. ANDERSON, Ph.D.
Director of Health