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Notice #: 0001168451-01
Public Hearings

Department of Health
State of Hawaii
Notice of Public Hearing and Public Comment Period
Triennial Review of Hawaii Water Quality Standards

Purpose of Public Notice
The purpose of this public notice is to schedule a public hearing and comment period to solicit public and other stakeholder comments on water quality standards revisions to be considered for the 2019 water quality standards triennial review.

In order to meet its obligations under the Clean Water Act (“CWA”), the Department of Health (“DOH”) is required to review and consider all revisions to federal water quality standards and must review Hawaii’s Water Quality Standards contained in Hawaii Administrative Rules (“HAR”), Title 11, Chapter 54 (“11-54”), at least once every three years. As part of this review, DOH is soliciting input from the public and interested parties regarding standards topics and proposed changes to be considered during the review. Any amendments to HAR 11-54 following the review and public participation will be the subject of a future rules revision process.

Public Comments
Written public comments are invited during the 45-day period commencing on the date of this notice through the close of business at 4:30 p.m. on March 15, 2019. Written comments may be submitted to the DOH, Clean Water Branch (“CWB”) by email at: or by mail to: Program Manager, Clean Water Branch, State of Hawaii, Department of Health, P.O. Box 3378, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96801-3378. Any recommendations for water quality standards revisions should include a rationale and any supporting information.

Comments and recommendations may also be submitted orally at the public hearing which will be held on Oahu at 10:00 a.m. on March 15, 2019 in the auditorium of the Department of Health, Laboratories Division, located at 2725 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City, Hawaii, 96782. Teleconference sites will also be open at 9:45 a.m. on March 15, 2019 at the following locations:

Kauai: Kauai District Health Office, 3040 Umi Street, Lihue, 96766
Maui: Lahaina Comprehensive Health Center, 1830 Honoapiilani Highway,
Lahaina, 96761
Hawaii: State Office Building, 75 Aupuni Street, Room 201, Hilo, 96720

Persons desiring to speak at the public hearing are asked to submit two (2) copies of a summary of their proposed statements in advance of the hearing to DOH at either the email or mailing address listed above.

Triennial Review Document
A copy of the Triennial Review can be obtained by contacting the CWB at (808) 586-4309 or by downloading it from the CWB website at A copy will also be available for public review Monday through Friday between 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at:

Oahu: Clean Water Branch, 2827 Waimano Home Road, #225, Pearl City, 96782
Kauai: Kauai District Health Office, 3040 Umi Street, Lihue, 96766
Maui: Maui District Health Office, 54 South High Street, Wailuku, 96793
Hilo: Hawaii District Health Office, 1582 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, 96720
Kona: Hawaii District Health Office, 79-1015 Haukapila Street, Kealakekua, 96750

INDIVIDUALS REQUIRING SPECIAL ASSISTANCE OR AUXILIARY AIDS OR SERVICES (e.g., sign language interpreter, computer-assisted note taking, wheel chair accessibility, or parking designated for the disabled) at the hearing, please contact Mr. Myron Honda of the CWB at least 72 hours prior to the hearing at 808-586-4309 so that arrangements can be made. For those persons who use at TTY/TDD, please call through 1-711 or 1-877-447-5991.

Bruce Anderson, Ph.D.
Director of Health
(SA1168451 1/29/19)