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Notice #: 0001447454-01
Public Hearings

(Docket No. 24-CA-PA-05)

In accordance with Hawaii Revised Statures §342B-13(c), the Department of Health, State of Hawaii (DOH) will hold a public hearing for the subject Regional Haze State Implementation Plan (RH-SIP), Revision 1 for the second planning period of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Regional Haze Rule (RHR) at 9:00 a.m. Hawaii Standard Time on April 19, 2024, as follows:

In person at:
2827 Waimano Home Road
Kitchen Building
Environmental Health Administration Conference Room
Pearl City, Hawaii 96782

Also virtually: Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 98493272971; Passcode: 822620
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The proposed Revision 1 to the RH-SIP contains federally enforceable permit limits to address requirements of the RHR to: 1) improve visibility on the most impaired days and 2) ensure no visibility degradation occurs on the clearest days for each Class I area in the state (Haleakala National Park on Maui Island and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii Island). These goals and the long-term strategies for achieving those goals are included in the RH-SIPs covering each ten-year period up to 2064. Hawaii has committed to implementing its long-term strategy to improve visibility by including fuel switching to ultra-low sulfur diesel, addon air pollution controls, and other requirements to shut down units during and after this second regional haze planning period.

Hawaii’s proposed RH-SIP, Revision 1 for the second planning period (2018-2028) and associated appendices can be found at the following link:

Revision 1 to the RH-SIP can also be viewed in person at the following locations, Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. (except on state holidays):

Oahu: State of Hawaii
Clean Air Branch
2827 Waimano Home Road, #130
Pearl City, Hawaii 96782

Hawaii: Hawaii District Health Office, Department of Health
1582 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Clean Air Branch – Kona, Keakealani Building, Department of Health
79-1020 Haukapila Street, Room 113, Kealakekua, Hawaii 96750

Kauai: Kauai District Health Office, Department of Health
3040 Umi Street, Lihue, Kauai 96766

Maui: Maui District Health Office, Department of Health
54 High Street, Room 300, Wailuku, Maui 96793

Copies may be requested for a fee of five (5) cents/page plus postage. Please send written requests to the Clean Air Branch listed above or call Mr. Mike Madsen at the Clean Air Branch at (808) 586-4200 to request a copy.

DOH can provide auxiliary aids or services (e.g., sign language interpreter, large print, accessible parking) if the above Oahu office of the Clean Air Branch receives such a written request at least ten (10) days prior to the hearing.

Interested persons are invited to attend the public hearing to present testimony on the proposed RH-SIP. Persons desiring to testify should submit two (2) copies of their testimony prior to the hearing.

DOH will make a final decision on Revision 1 of the RH-SIP after considering all presented testimonies from the hearing and will send notice of the final decision taken with respect to the proposed RH-SIP.

Kenneth S. Fink, MD, MGA, MPH
Director of Health
(SA1447454 3/11/24)