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PUBLIC NOTICE ON PROPOSED ACTION WITHIN
DESIGNATED FLOOD HAZARD ZONE PURSUANT TO
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11988 FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT

Notice is hereby given that the US Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District, on behalf of the U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii, Schofield       Barracks, is seeking public input regarding the location of the following proposed project:

PROJECT Install 3 modular buildings near Bldg 1507
LOCATION Fort Shafter Military Reservation
TAX MAP KEY 1-1-8: 1
DESCRIPTION Install 3 modular administrative buildings. Buildings will be used as support facilities for Bldg 1507.
FLOOD ZONES Zones X (shaded) & AE (flooding from 8 to 10 feet).
FUNDING Operations & Maintenance Army (OMA) Funds

Written comments may be submitted to the US Army Corps of       Engineers, Honolulu District, ATTN: CEPOH-ECT/J. Dobinchick, Bldg 223, Ft. Shafter, HI 96858-5440 by 7 September 2007.

For additional information, please contact:

Ms. Lise Ditzel-Ma, Project Manager
US Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District
Bldg 230, ATTN: CEPOH-PP
Fort Shafter, HI 96858-5440
Telephone: (808) 438-8504
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACTION
by the
U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
Region IX, WTR-5
75 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-3901
Telephone:  (415) 972-3513

Public Notice: HI-07-W-06 Publication Date:  April 5, 2007

The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IX (EPA) is issuing the following notice of proposed action under the Clean Water Act (CWA) and EPA regulations.

EPA is issuing a tentative decision to deny an application for a renewed variance from secondary treatment requirements of the Clean Water Act pursuant to CWA section 301(h) from the discharger:

City and County of Honolulu
Department of Environmental Services
650 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

A public comment period on this tentative decision is being held from March 28, 2007, to May 29, 2007.  EPA will conduct a public hearing to take comment on this proposed action in accordance with 40 CFR 124.12 on May 15, 2007, at 7:00 p.m., at the following location:

Kapolei Middle School Cafeteria
91-535 Kapolei Parkway
Kapolei, HI 96707

This application relates to discharge of treated wastewater from the Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment Plant at 91-1501 Geiger Road, Ewa Beach, HI 96706.  Wastewater is discharged to marine waters of West Mamala Bay of the Pacific Ocean through the Barbers Point outfall, approximately 8760 feet offshore at a depth of approximately 200 feet.  The Regional Administrator of EPA, pursuant to CWA section 301(h) and 40 CFR Part 125, Subpart G, has tentatively     concluded that this treatment plant does not quality for a renewed variance and has tentatively decided to deny the variance request.

The Administrative Record, which includes the tentative decision document, fact sheet, variance application, all data submitted by the applicant, and other relevant documents, is available for review at the EPA address above, Monday through Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. For the public’s convenience, the     tentative decision, fact sheet, and the variance application are also available at EPA’s Honolulu office at 300 Ala Moana Blvd., Room 5-152, Honolulu, Hi 96850, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., and on EPA Region 9’s website at: http://www.epa.gov/region09/water/npdes/pubnotices.html  Further information, including copies of the tentative decision, fact sheet, and variance application, can be obtained from Sara Roser at (415) 972-3513.

Persons wishing to comment on the tentative decision must submit their     comments in writing by the close of the public comment period on May 29, 2007, either in person, by mail, or by email to the attention of Sara Roser at the EPA at the address shown above, by email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or at the public hearing.  At the public hearing, oral testimony should be limited to brief summaries of written testimony.  Please note that time limitations will be imposed on presentations and limited to 10 minutes or less, unless otherwise   determined by the Hearing Officer.

At the completion of this public comment period, EPA will consider all timely public comments and make a final decision on the application.  Upon issuance of the final decision, EPA will notify the applicant and persons who submitted written comments or requested notice of the final decision. This notice will     include reference to the procedures for appealing the final decision.

All persons who believe the tentative decision to deny the variance request is   inappropriate must raise all reasonably ascertainable issues and submit all     reasonably available arguments supporting their position by the close of the   public comment period.  Any supporting materials that are submitted shall be   included in full and may not be incorporated by reference, unless they are       already part of the Administrative Record, or consist of State or Federal statutes and regulations, EPA documents of general applicability, or other generally available reference materials.

Persons who are physically handicapped and require special accommodation to participate in the public hearing should contact Dean Higuchi in EPA’s Honolulu office at (808) 541-2710 no later than May 1, 2007.

Please bring the foregoing notice to the attention of all persons who you know would be interested in this matter.

Wayne Nastri,
Regional Administrator
(SB05528454 4/5/07) U.S. EPA Region IX


NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACTION
BY THE
HAWAI`I STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
UNDERGROUND INJECTION CONTROL

06-SDW-UIC-021
December 27, 2006

The Hawai`i State Department of Health, Environmental Management Division, is   issuing the following notice of proposed action.

The Department has received an Underground Injection Control (UIC) application for an approval to construct and operate three (3) new injection wells for the disposal of secondary treated sewage effluent at the Waimanalo Wastewater Treatment Plant.  The Department is preparing a tentative determination to grant an approval to construct the three injection wells which may result in a UIC permit to operate the three injection wells if construction and testing requirements are deemed satisfactory.

The facility is described below:

Applicant/Permitee: Department of Environmental Services
City and County of Honolulu

Facility Owner: Department of Land and Natural Resources
State of Hawai`i

Applicant’s Address: 1000 Ulu`ohi`a Street, #308
Kapolei, HI 96707

Facility Owner’s Address: 1151 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, Hawai`i 96813

Application No.: UO-1259A

Facility: WAIMANALO WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

Location: 41-1060 Kalaniana`ole Highway,
Waimanalo, Hawai`i 96795

TMK No.: 1st Division, 4-1-09:270

Latitude: 21E 20 30 N; Longitude: 157E 42 27 W

Activity: The Waimanalo Wastewater Treatment Plant currently   operates seven (7) injection wells for the subsurface   disposal of secondary treated sewage effluent. The 7   injection wells are authorized for use under the facility’s UIC permit, No. UO-1259. The 7 injection wells have depths ranging from approximately 200 to 220 feet below ground surface and diameters ranging from approximately 12 to 16 inches.  The average design flow for the     treatment plant and injection well system is 700,000 gallons per day.  Flow to the injection wells is by gravity.  The UIC permit requires the facility to periodically test and report effluent quality for chemical and physical       parameters related to treatment efficiency, prohibited discharges, and groundwater pollution. The UIC permit also requires periodic injection-well inspections and     injection tests to monitor and track the performance of the injection wells.  The UIC permit has a valid duration of 5 years. Permit renewal is required prior to permit       expiration to continue authorized use of the injection wells.

The UIC application for 3 new injection wells represents a proposal to increase the disposal capacity of the injection well system to accommodate greater treatment plant flows in the future. The design and location of the 3   proposed injection wells are similar to the existing       injection wells.  If injection well construction approval is granted, injection testing will be required after the       injection wells are fully built.  If injection well construction and testing are deemed satisfactory, the facility’s UIC permit will be modified and reissued to include the 3 new injection wells, thus authorizing the use of ten injection wells under UIC permit No. UO-1259.

Source of Waste Fluids: Secondary treated domestic wastewater.

Proposed Quantity of Fluids: Average injection quantity of 0.7 to 1.1 million gallons per day (mgd).

A copy of the application and accompanying information submitted by the applicant are available for public inspection Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., at the Department of Health’s address shown below. A charge will be assessed for copying.

Persons wishing to comment on the UIC application should submit their comments in writing no later than January 26, 2007, either in person or by mail, to:

Office and Mailing Address
State of Hawai`i
Department of Health
Environmental Management Division
Safe Drinking Water Branch
919 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 308
Honolulu, Hawai`i 96814
Telephone: (808)586-4258

Individuals with disability who require aid in commenting on the application may contact Stuart Yamada at (808)586-4258 (voice).

Comments received no later than January 26, 2007, will be considered in granting the approval to construct the 3 new injection wells. The outcome of the Department’s comments consideration will be sent to each commentor or person requesting the   outcome. 

Please bring the foregoing notice to the attention of all persons whom you know would be interested in this matter.

Chiyome Leinaala Fukino, M.D.
(SB05526649 12/27/06) Director of Health

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