Emergency Permit for Treatment and Storage
of Waste Fireworks to
Fireworks by Grucci, Inc. and Treasury Executive Office for Asset Forfeiture
(Approximately 5400 pyrotechnic devices)
The State of Hawaii, Department of Health, Solid and Hazardous Waste Branch (DOH) 919 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 212, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96814, intends to issue after 45 days, a State Hazardous Waste Emergency Permit (EPA ID#HIP
000 142 521 ) in conformance with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, to the Owner and Operator for the storage and treatment of the waste fireworks. This permit is issued under the authority of the Hawaii Administrative Rules, Chapter §11-270-61 and the Hawaii Revised Statutes, Chapter 342J.
The waste fireworks are currently stored at the Waikele Storage Facility under the custody of the Federal Department of Treasury. The permit will allow Fireworks by Grucci, Inc. to treat/discharge and store the waste fireworks. The waste fireworks are designated to be transported from the Waikele Storage Facility to the Department of Transportation (DOT) Piers 1 or 2. From the Pier, the waste fireworks will be loaded onto a barge that will ship out to about 5 miles off shore to be safely ignited by fireworks specialists. Safety precautions will be in place to prevent harm to the public, to the surrounding area and to personnel involved. The Honolulu Police Department, the Honolulu Fire Department, and the U.S. Coast Guard will be apprised of this situation. The DOT and Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) permits and other legal authorities shall be obtained by the Operator granting the use at the designated Pier and discharge of the waste fireworks at the designated area.
This emergency hazardous waste permit shall be effective for ninety (90) calendar days from the issuance of the permit. In the event that Fireworks by Grucci, Inc. needs more time to complete these activities beyond the initial 90 days, Fireworks by Grucci, Inc. may request another permit from the DOH.
Inquiries regarding this permit should be directed to Mr. Paul Kalaiwaa, State of Hawaii, Department of Health, Solid and Hazardous Waste Branch, 919 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 212, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96814, at (808) 586-4226.