NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING and REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
STATE OF HAWAII
(Docket No. 14-CA-PA-01)
Pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), Section 342B-13, and in accordance with Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Section 51.102, the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) will accept written comments and hold a public hearing on Hawaii’s draft Infrastructure State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal to address the 2008 Ozone and 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The DOH plans to update the SIP with provisions from the current HRS, Chapter 342B, Air Pollution Control; and Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), Chapter 11-60.1, Air Pollution Control, in satisfying requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
CAA Sections 110(a)(1) and (2) require that within three years of the promulgation of a new or revised NAAQS, a state must update its SIP to show that it has the authority and programs necessary to implement, maintain, and enforce the standard. The three-year deadline for the ozone standard was March 12, 2011 and January 22, 2013, for the nitrogen dioxide standard.
The current Hawaii SIP, which is codified in 40 CFR Part 52, Subpart M, satisfies some of the requirements of CAA section 110(a)(1) and (2) for the two standards. However, revisions are needed to update the SIP with Hawaii’s current regulatory provisions.
The DOH plans to submit a proposed SIP revision to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the 2008 ozone and 2010 nitrogen dioxide standards. The submittal includes a Certification of Adequacy, which identifies HRS and HAR sections that meet the infrastructure SIP requirements, and other supporting documents.
A copy of the proposed Infrastructure SIP submittal and related materials may be reviewed at the following offices between 7:45 a.m. and 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for State holidays:
Clean Air Branch, Department of Health
919 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 203, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
Hawaii District Health Office, Department of Health
1582 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, Hawaii
Sanitation Branch, Keakealani Building, Department of Health
79-1020 Haukapila Street, Room 113, Kealakekua, Hawaii
Maui District Health Office, Department of Health
54 High Street, Room 300, Wailuku, Maui
Kauai District Health Office, Department of Health
3040 Umi Street, Lihue, Kauai
Molokai Department of Health
65 Makaena Place, Kaunakakai, Molokai
In addition, a copy of the Infrastructure SIP submittal may be obtained by writing to the Oahu office shown above or by calling (808) 586-4200. Electronic versions (PDF) of the submittal and supporting documents are available online at:
DOH is seeking public comments on the contents of the proposed Infrastructure SIP submittal to address which provisions should be incorporated into the applicable implementation plan.
Interested persons are invited to attend a public hearing to offer comments and recommendations on the proposed Infrastructure SIP submittal. Persons who wish to testify are asked to submit two copies of their testimony prior to or at the public hearing, although it is not a requirement to do so in order to testify at the hearing. The public hearing will be held on Oahu as follows:
Friday, March 21, 2014, at 2:30 p.m.
919 Ala Moana Boulevard, 5th Floor Conference Room
All comments on the draft infrastructure SIP must be in writing and received by the Oahu office of the Clean Air Branch by 4:30 p.m., March 25, 2014.
Requests for auxiliary aids or services (e.g., sign language interpreter, large print) must be in writing and received by the Clean Air Branch at least ten days prior to the scheduled hearing.
Comments on the draft SIP and requests for auxiliary aids or services can be delivered or mailed to the Clean Air Branch’s Oahu address provided above or submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Health