NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON
CHANGES TO HAWAII ADMINISTRATIVE RULES (HAR), TITLE 11,
CHAPTER 55, ENTITLED "WATER POLLUTION CONTROL"
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
STATE OF HAWAII
DOCKET NO. CWB-1-17
October 26, 2017
The Department of Health (DOH) will receive written comments and hold a public hearing on proposed changes to Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), Chapter 11-55, Water Pollution Control.
The proposed revisions to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permits in the Appendices of HAR, Chapter 11-55 include the following:
Renewal and revision of the NPDES General Permit Authorizing Discharges of Treated Effluent from Leaking Underground Storage Tank Remedial Activities (Appendix D).
Renewal and revision of the NPDES General Permit Authorizing Discharges of Once Through Cooling Water Less Than One (1) Million Gallons Per Day (Appendix E).
Renewal and revision of the NPDES General Permit Authorizing Discharges of Hydrotesting Waters (Appendix F).
Renewal and revision of the NPDES General Permit Authorizing Discharges Associated with Construction Activity Dewatering (Appendix G).
Renewal and revision of the NPDES General Permit Authorizing Discharges of Treated Process Wastewater Associated with Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals (Appendix H).
Renewal and revision of the NPDES General Permit Authorizing Discharges of Treated Process Wastewater Associated with Well Drilling Activities (Appendix I).
Renewal and revision of the NPDES General Permit Authorizing Point Source Discharges of Application Pesticides (Appendix M).
Proposed revisions to the main body of HAR, Chapter 11-55 include:
Added requirement to clarify the deadline for permittees to renew coverage under Individual NPDES permits.
Added the expiration date of certain general permits in the HAR, Chapter 11-55 Appendices.
Added deadlines and procedures for appeals to NPDES permits including permittees responsibility for public notification costs for modifications to permits.
Added requirements for documents that must be retained at the project site or office.
Corrected and updated references to Federal and State laws or rules.
The public hearing will be held on Oahu at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, in the Auditorium of the Department of Health, Laboratory Division, located at 2725 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City, Hawaii 96782. Teleconference sites will be open from 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at the following locations:
Kauai Kauai District Health Office, 3040 Umi Street, Lihue, 96766.
Maui State Office Building, 3rd Floor, Conference Room #B, 54 South High Street, Wailuku, 96793
Hilo Hilo District Health Office, 1582 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, 96720
Persons desiring to speak are asked to submit two (2) copies of their statement before or at the hearing. Written statements will also be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at the Clean Water Branch, Environmental Management Division, State Department of Health through E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or at P. O. BOX 3378, Honolulu, HI 96801-3378.
Copies of the proposed rules and documents explaining the proposed changes can be bought and mailed to the interested parties and are also available for review at the following locations:
Oahu Clean Water Branch, 919 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 301, Honolulu, 96814 4920
Kauai Chief Sanitarian, Department of Health, 3040 Umi Street, Lihue, 96766
Maui Chief Sanitarian, Department of Health, 54 South High Street, Wailuku, 96793
Hilo Chief Sanitarian, Department of Health, 1582 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, 96720
Kona Chief Sanitarian, Department of Health, 79-1015 Haukapila Street, Kealakekua, 96750
Internet http://health.hawaii.gov/cwb/site-map/clean-water-branch-home- page/public-notices-and-updates/
The DOH, Clean Water Branch is in the process of moving office location. Please call (808) 586-4309 or check the DOH, Clean Water Branch website before visiting the office at the address above. For more information or if you have special needs due to disability, please contact Mr. Darryl Lum of the Clean Water Branch at the above address or at (808) 586 4309 (voice) at least seven (7) days before the end of the public comment period or prior to the scheduled hearing. For those who use a TTY/TDD, please call through Verizon Hawaii Telephone Relay Service, at 1 711 or 1 877 447 5991.
VIRGINIA PRESSLER, M.D.
Director of Health