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Notice #: 0001100509-01
Public Notices


Docket No. 18-CA-PA-10

Pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), Chapter 342B-13 and Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), Chapter 11-60.1, the Department of Health, State of Hawaii (DOH), is requesting public comments on the following DRAFT PERMIT presently under review for:

Covered Source Permit (CSP) No. 0317-02-C
Minor Modification Application No. 0317-08 and
Minor Modification Renewal Application No. 0317-09
Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation,
a subsidiary of Hawaiian Host, Inc.
Biomass and Used Oil Fired Main Boiler, Oil Fired Back-Up Boiler, and Two (2) Diesel Engine Generators
Located At: 16-701 Macadamia Road, Keaau, Hawaii

The DRAFT PERMIT is described as follows:

The minor modification and renewal of CSP No. 0317-02-C would grant conditional approval to Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation to continue to operate One (1) Biomass and Used Oil Fired Main Boiler, One (1) Oil Fired Back-up Boiler, and Two (2) Diesel Engine Generators at 16-701 Macadamia Road, Keaau, Hawaii. The back-up boiler is subject to 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 60, Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources, Subpart Dc, Standards of Performance for Small Industrial-Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Units. Both the main and the back-up boilers are subject to 40 CFR Part 63, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Source Categories, Subpart JJJJJJ, NESHAP for Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers Area Sources. The main boiler is also subject to 40 CFR Part 64, Compliance Assurance Monitoring. Both diesel engines are subject to 40 CFR Part 60, Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources, Subpart IIII, Standards of Performance for Stationary Compression Ignition Internal Combustion Engines, and 40 CFR Part 63, NESHAP for Source Categories, Subpart ZZZZ, NESHAP for Stationary Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines. This permit, if issued, will supersede CSP No. 0317-02-C, issued on June 17, 2014, in its entirety.

The ADMINISTRATIVE RECORD, consisting of the APPLICATION and non-confidential supporting material from the applicant, the permit review summary, and the DRAFT PERMIT, is available for public inspection during regular office hours, Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., at the following locations:

Clean Air Branch, Department of Health
2827 Waimano Home Road, Hale Ola Building, Room 130
Pearl City, Hawaii 96782

East Hawaii:
Hawaii District Health Office, Department of Health
1582 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, Hawaii

West Hawaii:
Sanitation Branch, Department of Health
79-1020 Haukapila Street, Room 115, Kona, Hawaii

All comments on the draft permit and any request for a public hearing must be in writing, addressed to the Clean Air Branch at the above address on Oahu, and must be postmarked or received by June 25, 2018.

Any person may request a public hearing by submitting a written request that explains the party’s interest and the reasons why a hearing is warranted. The DOH may hold a public hearing if a hearing would aid in DOH’s decision. If a public hearing is warranted, a public notice for the hearing will be published at least thirty (30) days in advance of the hearing.

Interested persons may obtain copies of the administrative record or parts thereof by paying five (5) cents per page copying costs. Please send written requests to the Oahu office of the CIean Air Branch listed above or call Ms. Chenyan Song at the Clean Air Branch in Honolulu at (808) 586-4200. Electronic copies of the draft permit and permit review may be found online at

Comments on the draft permit should address, but need not be limited to, the permit conditions and the facility’s compliance with federal and state air pollution laws, including: (1) the National and State Ambient Air Quality Standards; and (2) HRS, Chapter 342B and HAR, Chapter 11-60.1.

The DOH will make a final decision on the permit after considering all comments and will send notice of the final decision to each person who has submitted comments or requested such notice.

Virginia Pressler, M.D.
Director of Health

(SA1100509 5/24/18)