NOTICE OF PROPOSED WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PERMIT
FOR THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU (CITY) MUNICIPAL
SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM (MS4) AND CITY INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES, ISLAND OF OAHU
NPDES PERMIT NO. HI S000002
DOCKET NO. ##
May 20, 2020
The State Department of Health (DOH) tentatively proposes to issue a renewal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit to discharge municipal storm water runoff and certain non-storm water discharges which are collected by the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4); and storm water runoff from City Industrial facilities, into State Waters subject to special conditions to:
CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU
DEPARTMENT OF FACILITY MAINTENANCE
1000 ULUOHIA STREET, SUITE 215
KAPOLEI, HAWAII 96707
The proposed draft NPDES permit will expire five (5) years after the effective date of the permit.
The City owns and operates the MS4 which is a system of conveyances, including storm drains, catch basins, curbs, and gutters, designed to collect and convey storm water runoff on the Island of Oahu. The City also owns and operates Industrial facilities. The volume of discharge is dependent upon rainfall-induced runoff and is highly variable.
The goal of this proposed draft NPDES permit is to reduce storm water runoff pollution from the MS4 to the maximum extent practicable. The discharge of pollutants from the Permittee’s industrial facilities shall be reduced to the appropriate discharge limitations based on the Best Available Technology currently available (BAT)/ Best Conventional Pollutant Control Technology (BCT) discharge requirement. This will be achieved through the implementation of the Permittee’s Storm Water Management Program and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans, which are enforceable components of the proposed draft NPDES permit.
Persons wishing to comment upon or object to the proposed NPDES permit or to request a public hearing, should submit their comments or requests in writing no later than 30 calendar days after the date of this notice, either through e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at 2827 Waimano Home Road, Room 225, Pearl City, Hawaii 96782.
Copies of the proposed public notice permit and other information are available for public inspection, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) from 7:45 a.m. until 4:15 p.m., at the DOH Clean Water Branch (CWB) office located at the 2827 Waimano Home Road, Room 225, Pearl City, HI 96782. Copies may be bought. The public notice permit and fact sheet are also available on the internet at: https://health.hawaii.gov/cwb/clean-water-branch-home-page/public-notices-and-updates/. For more information or if you have special needs due to disability that will aid you in inspecting and/or commenting on the public notice permit and related information, please contact Mr. Darryl Lum, Supervisor of the Engineering Section, CWB, at the above address or (808) 586-4309 (Voice) at least seven (7) calendar days before the comment deadline. For those who use a TTY/TDD, please call through Sprint Relay Hawaii, at 1-711 or 1-877-447-5991.
All written comments and requests received on time will be considered. If DOH determines that there is significant public interest, a public hearing may be held after at least 30 calendar days of public notice.
If DOH’s position is substantially unchanged after considering all timely written comments and all oral comments at any public hearing that may be held, then the DOH will issue the NPDES permit and this action will be final.
Please notify anyone you know who would be interested in this matter.
BRUCE S. ANDERSON, Ph.D.
Director of Health