NOTICE OF CLEAN WATER BRANCH RECOMMENDATIONS FOR
WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PERMIT FOR
WAIMANALO GULCH SANITARY LANDFILL
NPDES PERMIT NO. HI S000606
DOCKET NO. HI S000606
DECEMBER 15, 2022
The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH), Clean Water Branch (CWB) tentatively recommends to the Director of Health (Director) to issue a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit to regulate and impose water pollution control requirements on the discharge of non-contaminated storm water during allowable discharge events as defined in the permit from the Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill, to receiving State waters, subject to special conditions, to:
CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
A permit for such discharge would expire five (5) years from the date of issuance.
The facility is located at 92-460 Farrington Highway Kapolei, Hawaii 96707.
The Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill is a municipal solid waste and incinerator ash landfill and is permitted to receive “solid wastes” which includes “industrial solid wastes." The facility shall be authorized by the proposed NPDES permit to discharge allowable non-contaminated storm water during allowable discharge events as defined in the permit.
The receiving waters, Waimanalo Gulch, are classified as Class 2, Inland Waters. Under Hawaii Administrative Rules Section 11-54-3(b)(2), the objective of Class 2 waters is to protect their use for recreational purposes, the support and propagation of aquatic life, agricultural and industrial water supplies, shipping, and
navigation. The uses to be protected in this class of waters are all uses compatible with the protection and propagation of fish, shellfish, and wildlife, and with recreation in and on these waters. These waters shall not act as receiving waters for any discharge which has not received the best degree of treatment or control compatible with the criteria established for this class.
Persons wishing to comment upon or object to the CWB recommendations with respect to an 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
P.O. BOX 3378, Honolulu, Hawaii 96801-3378.
Copies of the public notice permit recommended by CWB 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 office located at 2827 Waimano Home Road, Room 225, Pearl City, HI 96782. Copies may be bought. Electronic copies of the proposed public notice permit and other information are also available online at https://health.hawaii.gov/cwb/clean-water-branch-home-page/publicnotices-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, Clean Water Branch, 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. If a request for assistance is made later than seven (7) business days before the end of the comment period, the CWB will try to fulfill the request, but cannot guarantee that the request can be fulfilled prior to the comment deadline.
All written comments and requests received on time will be considered. If the Director determines that there is significant public interest, a public hearing may be held after at least 30 calendar days of public notice.
If CWB believes, after considering all timely written comments and all oral comments at any public hearing that may be held, that no substantive changes to the conditions of the public notice permit are necessary or warranted, then CWB may recommend to the Director that the NPDES permit be issued.
Please notify anyone you know who would be interested in this matter.
ALEC WONG, P.E.
Clean Water Branch Chief