REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS
ON DRAFT AIR PERMIT
REGULATING THE EMISSIONS OF AIR POLLUTANTS
(Docket No. 15-CA-PA-21)
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 the following DRAFT PERMIT presently under review for:
Covered Source Permit (CSP) No. 0031-04-C
Application for Renewal No. 0031-07
Maui Electric Company, Ltd. (Maui Electric)
Palaau Generating Station
Nine (9) Diesel Engine Generators and One (1) Combustion Turbine
Located At: 32 Ulili Street, Kaunakakai, Molokai
The DRAFT PERMIT is described as follows:
The renewal of CSP No. 0031-04-C will grant conditional approval for the continued operation of the Palaau Generating Station. The diesel engine generators are equipped with fuel injection timing retards and oxidation catalysts to control emissions. The combustion turbine is subject to 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 60, Subpart GG – Standards of Performance for Stationary Gas Turbines. The diesel engine generators are subject to 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart ZZZZ – National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Stationary Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines. This permit, if issued, will supersede CSP No. 0031-04-C, issued on May 31, 2007, in its entirety.
The ADMINISTRATIVE RECORD, consisting of the APPLICATION and non-confidential supporting material 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 locations:
Clean Air Branch, Department of Health
919 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 203, Honolulu, Oahu 96814
Maui District Health Office, Department of Health
54 High Street, Room 300, Wailuku, Maui
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 on Oahu and must be postmarked or received by July 27, 2015.
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. The 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 at a copying cost of five cents per page. Please send written requests to the Oahu office of the Clean Air Branch listed above or call Mr. Mark Saewong at the Clean Air Branch in Honolulu at (808) 586-4200. Electronic copies of the draft permit and permit review may be found online at http://health.hawaii.gov/cab/public-notices/.
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.
Virginia Pressler, M.D.
Director of Health