REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS
ON DRAFT AIR PERMIT
REGULATING THE EMISSIONS OF AIR POLLUTANTS
(Docket No. 09-CA-PA-15)
Pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), Chapter 342B-13 and Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), Chapter 11-60.1, the Department of Health, State of Hawaii (DOH), is requesting public comments on a DRAFT PERMIT presently under review for:
Covered Source Permit (CSP) No. 0087-02-C
Application for Renewal No. 0087-04
AES Hawaii, Inc.
203 MW Coal-Fired Cogeneration Plant
Located at: 91-086 Kaomi Loop, Campbell Industrial Park, Kapolei, Oahu
The DRAFT PERMIT is described as follows:
The renewal of CSP No. 0087-02-C would grant conditional approval for the operation of the existing 203 MW Coal-Fired Cogeneration Plant. Plant equipment in the draft permit consists of two circulating fluidized bed (CFB) steam boilers, coal processing equipment, limestone processing equipment, cooling tower, ash handling equipment, and a fuel oil storage tank. There were no proposed modifications to the plant. This permit, if issued, will supersede CSP No. 0087-02-C issued on December 29, 2003.
The ADMINISTRATIVE RECORD, consisting of the APPLICATION and
non-confidential supporting materials from the applicant, the permit review summary, and the DRAFT PERMIT, is available for public inspection during regular office hours, Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., at the following location:
Clean Air Branch, Department of Health
919 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 203, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
All comments on the draft permit and any request for a public hearing must be in writing, addressed to the Clean Air Branch at the above address and must be postmarked or received by June 29, 2009.
Any person may request a public hearing by submitting a written request that explains the party’s interest and the reasons why a hearing is warranted. At the sole discretion of the Director of Health, DOH may hold a public hearing if a hearing would aid in DOH’s decision. If a public hearing is warranted, a public notice for the hearing will be published at least thirty days in advance of the hearing.
Interested persons may obtain copies of the administrative record or parts thereof by paying five cents per page copying costs. Please send written requests to the CIean Air Branch listed above or call Mr. Darin Lum at the Clean Air Branch in Honolulu at (808) 586-4200.
Comments on the draft permit should address, but need not be limited to, the permit conditions and the facility’s compliance with federal and state air pollution laws, including: (1) the National and State Ambient Air Quality Standards; and (2) HRS, Chapter 342B and HAR, Chapter 11-60.1.
DOH will make a final decision on the permit after considering all comments and will send notice of the final decision to each person who has submitted comments or requested such notice.
Chiyome Leinaala Fukino, M.D.
Director of Health