NOTICE OF PROPOSED WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PERMIT
FOR RAIL STATION CONNECTIVITY FOR
WAIPAHU, ISLAND OF OAHU
NPDES PERMIT NO. HI S000590
DOCKET NO. HI S000590
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 Rail Station Connectivity for
Transit-Oriented-Development Waipahu project site, to receiving State waters, subject to special conditions to:
CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
650 SOUTH KING STREET, 3RD FLOOR
HONOLULU, HAWAII 96813
The proposed NPDES permit for the new discharge will expire five (5) years from the date of issuance.
The project site is on Hikimoe Street between Waipahu Depot Street and Mokuola Street, Waipahu, Island of Oahu, Hawaii, TMKs: (1) 9-4-013, 014, and 017 and as shown in the revised application, dated February 13, 2019.
The purpose of the project is to make improvements on Hikimoe Street in anticipation of the new rail transit system and station within the Waipahu Transit Center. Construction activities include the demolition and removal of the existing PCC pavement; installation of a 8.5-inch thick PCC pavement, widened sidewalk, curb ramp improvements, bus layover “kiss and ride” area, and on-street parking on the Makai side of Hikimoe Street; installation of Silva Cells; improvements to bus operations and street lightings; installation of improved bus shelters, wayfinding signs, and bike corrals; stabilization of exposed areas; and landscaping. 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, Kapakahi Stream, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at 2827 Waimano Home Road, Room 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