REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS
ON DRAFT AIR PERMIT
REGULATING THE EMISSIONS OF AIR POLLUTANTS
(Docket No. 20-CA-PA-01)
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. 0794-01-C
Significant Modification Application No. 0794-03 and
Renewal Application No. 0794-04
Ala Imua, LLC
225 TPH Drum Mix Asphalt Plant
Located At: 91-168 Malakole Street, Kapolei, Oahu
The DRAFT PERMIT is described as follows:
The modification of CSP No. 0794-01-C would grant conditional approval to Ala Imua, LLC, to operate a 225 tons per hour (TPH) Drum Mix Asphalt Plant at 91-168 Malakole Street, Kapolei, Oahu. This Drum Mix Asphalt Plant is subject to 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 60, Subpart I – Standards of Performance for Hot Mix Asphalt Facilities. The 563 hp diesel engine generator (DEG) is subject to 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart IIII – Standards of Performance for Stationary Compression Ignition Internal Combustion Engines. Both 563hp and 546 hp DEGs are subject to 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart ZZZZ – National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Stationary Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines. The modifications include replacing the current 160 TPH drum mixer/burner with a new 225 TPH unit, adding a 563 hp Caterpillar DEG to power the asphalt plant, changing the plant operating hours to no more than 5,000 hours in any rolling twelve (12) month period. The proposed modification will result in the following net emissions increase of 43 tons per year (tpy) for CO, 21 tpy for NOx, 0.1 tpy for SO2, 55 tpy for PM, 30 tpy for PM10, 16 tpy for PM2.5 and 25 tpy for VOC. This permit, if issued, will supersede CSP No. 0794-01-C, issued on April 4, 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, #130, Pearl City, HI 96782
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 March 12, 2020.
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 at (808) 586-4200. Electronic copies of the draft permit and permit review may be found online at http://health.hawaii.gov/cab/public-notices/.
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.
Bruce S. Anderson, PH.D.
Director of Health