The Department of Health, State of Hawaii, is notifying all interested persons of the proposed settlement between the Department of Health and Schnitzer Steel Hawaii Corporation. On October 24, 2007, the Department of Health issued a Notice and Finding of Violation and Order, in Docket No. 08-CA-EO-02, alleging that Schnitzer Steel Hawaii Corporation violated state air pollution laws, HRS §342B-11, HAR §11-60.1-2, §11-60.1-33 (a) and §11-60.1-33 (b) by not taking reasonable precautions to prevent fugitive dust from becoming airborne during its scrap metal offloading operations at Kalaeloa Baber’s Point Harbor, Oahu.
A Consent Order has been drafted that proposes to settle this case. Interested persons may submit written comments on this proposed settlement to the Department of Health within 30 days of this notice. Comments should be sent to Mr. Wilfred Nagamine, Manager, Clean Air Branch, Department of Health, P.O. Box 3378, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96801-3378. The proposed Consent Order and the Notice and Finding of Violation and Order may be reviewed at the Clean Air Branch in Honolulu, 919 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 203. For additional information, contact Ms. Jere Yoshimoto of the Clean Air Branch at (808) 586-4200