STATE OF HAWAII
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD AND VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING ON
PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO HAWAII ADMINISTRATIVE RULES (HAR)
HAR CHAPTER 11-55 AND APPENDICES C, J, L
DOCKET NO. CWB-1-23
MAY 19, 2023
The Department of Health, Clean Water Branch (CWB) is scheduling a public comment period from the date of this notice until June 23, 2023, to solicit input from the public and other stakeholders about the proposed amendments to HAR Chapter 11-55, and readoption of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System general permits contained in Appendices C, J, and L. Written comments must be received no later than 4:30 PM on June 23, 2023.
The CWB is holding a virtual public hearing at 10:00 AM (Hawaii Standard Time) on June 23, 2023. Oral comments can be submitted at the virtual public hearing. Although not required, the CWB strongly encourages all commenters at the virtual public hearing to also submit their oral comments in writing.
The proposed amendments, fact sheets, guidelines for submitting written comments, and instructions for registering and joining the virtual public hearing are available online at the CWB website. Please visit
https://health.hawaii.gov/cwb/active-public-notices-and-upcoming-public-hearings/, and search for the post titled CWB Begins Public Comment Period and Schedules Virtual Public Hearing on June 23, 2023, for Amendments to HAR 11-55 Appendices CJL.
If accommodations for in-person testimony are required or if special assistance is needed, please contact Mr. Darryl Lum of the CWB at 808-586-4309 or send e-mail to CleanWaterBranch@doh.hawaii.gov at least seven (7) calendar days before the virtual public hearing. The CWB will try to provide the requested arrangements but cannot guarantee they will be put in place by the hearing deadline.
KENNETH S. FINK, MD, MGA, MPH
Director of Health