REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS
ON DRAFT AIR PERMIT
REGULATING THE EMISSIONS OF AIR POLLUTANTS
(Docket No. 15-CA-PA-26)
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. 0353-02-C
Renewal Application No. 0353-06
Queen’s Medical Center
Four (4) 3,286 bhp Diesel Engine Generators and Two (2) 8.2 MMBtu/hr Steam Boilers
Located at: 1301 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu, Oahu
The DRAFT PERMIT is described as follows:
The renewal of CSP No. 0353-02-C will grant conditional approval for the continued operation of Four (4) 3,286 bhp Diesel Engine Generators and Two (2) 8.2 MMBtu/hr Steam Boilers. The diesel engine generators aresubject to 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 63 Subpart ZZZZ – National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Stationary Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines. This permit, if issued, will supersede CSP No. 0353-02-CT issued on November 8, 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 location:
Clean Air Branch, Department of Health
919 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 203, Honolulu, Oahu 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 on Oahu and must be postmarked or received by September 3, 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 (30) days in advance of the hearing.
Interested persons may obtain copies of the administrative record or parts thereof at a copying cost of five (5) cents per page. Please send written requests to the Oahu office of the Clean Air Branch listed above or call Mr. Jensen I. Kennedy 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.
The 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