NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON
HAWAII ANTIDEGRADATION IMPLEMENTATION PROCEDURES FOR
NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM PERMITS AND SECTION 401 WATER QUALITY CERTIFICATIONS
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
STATE OF HAWAII
DOCKET NO. CWB-1-19
February 7, 2019
The Department of Health (DOH) is soliciting written input from the public, stakeholders, and interested parties and is holding a public hearing on DOH’s proposed Hawaii Antidegradation Implementation Procedures for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permits and Section 401 Water Quality Certifications (WQC). The proposed antidegradation implementation procedures for NPDES Permits and Section 401 WQCs are required in Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 130 and contain the following:
¶ Antidegradation Review Requirements
¶ Identifying and Evaluating Pollution Control Alternatives
¶ Regulatory Requirements for Determining Social and Economic Importance
¶ Process for Classifying Hawaii Outstanding National Resource Waters Protection Level
Written public comments are invited during the comment period commencing on the date of this notice through the close of business at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Written comments may be submitted to the DOH, Clean Water Branch (“CWB”) by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or at P.O. Box 3378, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96801-3378. Any recommendations for revisions should include a rationale and any supporting information.
A public hearing will be held on Oahu at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 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 Tuesday, April 2, 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
Hilo State Office Building, 75 Aupuni Street, Room 201, Hilo, 96720
Anyone providing oral testimony shall submit two (2) copies of their statement before (during the comment period) or at the hearing.
The proposed antidegradation implementation procedures can be downloaded from the CWB website at: http://health.hawaii.gov/cwb/site-map/clean-water-branch-home-page/public-notices-and-updates/. Copies of the proposed antidegradation implementation procedures 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. Darryl Lum 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 1-877-4475991.
BRUCE S. ANDERSON, Ph.D.
Director of Health