The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001175144-01
Public Notices

NOTICE OF PROPOSED WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PERMIT
FOR GIRL SCOUTS OF HAWAII PAUMALU LODGE
HALEIWA, ISLAND OF OAHU
NPDES PERMIT NO. HI S000576

DOCKET NO. HI S000576

February 28, 2019

The State Department of Health (DOH) tentatively proposes to issue National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit to discharge storm water associated with construction activity from the Girl Scouts of Hawaii Paumalu Lodge project site, to receiving State waters, subject to special conditions to:

GIRL SCOUTS OF HAWAII
410 ATKINSON DRIVE, SUITE 2E1, BOX 3
HONOLULU, HAWAII 96814

The proposed NPDES permit for the new discharge will expire five (5) years from the date of issuance.

The project is at the Girl Scouts of Hawaii’s Camp Paumalu on Girl Scout Camp Road, Haleiwa, Island of Oahu, Hawaii, TMK: (1) 5 9 006:012 and as shown in the revised application, dated February 4, 2019.

The project includes the construction of a two-story lodge structure and will serve as a STEM Center for Excellence. The upper level will align with the existing parking area. The luggage and cart staging are an accessory building to the Lodge and is located at the upper level. The lower level is aligned with the existing field level and current lodge level. The facilities will displace existing buildings. Construction activities include clearing and grubbing; grading of the site; installation of a new two-story building, concrete sidewalks, gravel driveways, gravel parking, concrete pavement, landscaping, and planters; and installation of sewer, drain, water, gas, and electric utility lines and equipment. The permittee is responsible for the design, implementation, operation and maintenance of the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan to ensure that storm water discharges associated with construction activities will not cause or contribute to a violation of Hawaii Administrative Rules, Chapter 11 54; Chapter 11 55; Chapter 11 55 Appendices C. Best Management Practices 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, Aimuu Gulch, is classified by the DOH as 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: cleanwaterbranch@doh.hawaii.gov 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 (CWB) 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, CWB, 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
(SA1175144 2/21/19)