NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR VARIANCE
RECEIVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
STATE OF HAWAII
Community Noise Control
Variance Application No. V-772
(Docket No. 13-NR-VN-34)
Pursuant to Chapter 342F-5, subsection (h), Hawaii Revised Statutes, the Department seeks written comments from interested persons regarding the following variance application:
Hawaii State Department of Transportation, 601 Kamokila Blvd., Room 609, Kapolei, Hawaii, 96707, has applied to the Department of Health for a variance from Hawaii Administrative Rules, Chapter 11-46, Section 11-46-6(a), which states, “General Prohibition. Without a permit or variance issued pursuant to section 11-46-7 or 11-46-8, no person within the State shall operate, from any premises or land owned, rented, leased, occupied, or controlled by that person, any excessive noise source.”
The applicant proposes to resurface Kamehameha Highway from Ka Uka Boulevard to Waihau Street, Mile Post 11.92 to Mile Post 15.20. The applicant would like to conduct roadway construction activities from 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m., Sunday nights to Friday mornings in the Kipapa Gulch area from Ka Uka Boulevard to the Kipapa Bridge.
Chapter 11-46 will not allow a noise permit to be issued during the requested hours, thus a variance is being requested from the noise limits for approximately one year.
The Department of Health will retain and consider all written comments received no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this notice. If the comments received warrant it, the Department may hold a public hearing, after at least thirty (30) days public notice, on the variance application. The final decision will be made on the basis of the application, related documents, written comments and the public hearing, if any.
Written comments and requests for information or inspection of the variance application and related documents should be directed to: Indoor and Radiological Health Branch, 591 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 133, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, telephone 586-4700.