The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001301487-01
Public Notices



November 12, 2020

The State Department of Health (DOH) tentatively proposes, subject to public comments, to issue a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit to discharge
storm water associated with industrial activity (rain water runoff from the facility and offsite rain water runoff that flows through the facility, potentially coming into contact with industrial machinery, chemicals, etc.) and
certain non-storm water, as identified in Appendix 1 of the draft permit,

from Kaneohe Yacht Club Maintenance Area to receiving State waters, subject to conditions, limitations, and requirements in the NPDES permit and in accordance with State water pollution control law contained in Hawaii Administrative Rules Chapters 11-54 (Water Quality Standards) and 11-55 (Water Pollution Control) to:


The facility is located at 44-503 Kaneohe Bay Drive, Kaneohe, Island of Oahu, Hawaii, TMK (1) 4-4-022:032. Kaneohe Yacht Club is classified by the Standard Industrial Classification code 7997 – Membership Sports and Recreational Clubs. The facility covers a land area of approximately 224,470 square feet. The majority of the property is impervious, consisting of asphalt pavement with some landscaping around the pool area.

Kaneohe Yacht Club industrial activities are performed in the maintenance area and consist of; boat washing; maintenance and repair work; scraping, sanding, grinding, and painting. Kaneohe Yacht Club requests to discharge storm water runoff from the proposed facility. Best Management Practices for storm water runoff and non-storm water sources will be implemented to minimize the discharge of pollutants from entering receiving State waters.

The receiving waters, Kaneohe Bay, is classified by the DOH as Class AA, Marine Waters. Under Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), Section 11 54-4, the objective of Class AA waters that these waters 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 practicable, the wilderness character of these areas shall be protected.

A Notice of Proposed Water Pollution Control Permit to issue a Permit for the Facility was published on July 25, 2019, in The Honolulu Star-Advertiser. In response to comments submitted on the Facility, DOH revised the proposed permit to address comments and concerns that were previously submitted.

Persons wishing to comment on 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
or by mail to
Department of Health, Clean Water Branch
P.O. BOX 3378
Honolulu, HI 96801-3378.

Copies of the proposed public notice permit and other information are available for public inspection at the DOH Clean Water Branch office located at
2827 Waimano Home Road, Room 225
Pearl City, HI 96782
Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) from 7:45 a.m. until 4:15 p.m.. Copies may be purchased for 10¢ per page. The public notice permit and rationale are also available on the internet at:
For more information, or if you require assistance 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 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 within the submission deadline will be considered. Any request for a hearing must indicate the interest of the party submitting the request and the reason(s) why a hearing is warranted. 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 DOH will issue the NPDES permit and this action will be final.

Please notify anyone you know who may be interested in this matter.

Director of Health
(SA1301487 11/12/20)