PUBLIC NOTICE OF
VARIANCE APPLICATION NO. WW 416
DOCKET NO. 15 – VWW – 08
Pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) Section 342D-7(i), the State Department of Health (DOH) seeks written comments from interested persons regarding the following. Ms. Becky Choi, State Housing Development Administrator, has applied for a variance for the maximum of five (5) years as stated in the variance application from Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) sections 11-62-03 and 11-62-31.1(a)(1)(D).
Mr. Roger Seibel, First Quality Building & Design, Inc., is the individual authorized to act for the applicant. The property is the Hawaii Public Housing Authority’s Kauhale O Hanakahi facility located at 19 Pamala Street, Hilo, Hawaii 96720, TMK (3) 2-4-052: 001, 138,590 square feet.
The applicant has made the following comments.
1. The renewal is for the continued use of the existing individual wastewater systems (IWSs) due to lack of available sewers for hook-up in the near future.
2. Twenty residential units are served by individual wastewater systems (IWSs). The units are contained within five “four-plex” buildings. Each residential unit has three bedrooms. This Facility is served by one or more separate IWSs. Each IWS has a septic tank and leach field.
3. Because sewers will not be available in the area within the near future, and because a single wastewater system of the proposed development would be considerably more expensive, IWSs are the preferred method of providing wastewater disposal for the proposed development.
4. The granting of this variance is in the public interest. Provision of additional federally funded low income public housing afforded by the variance would help to meet this demand.
If you would like to review the complete application, please visit the Wastewater Branch at 919 Ala Moana Blvd., Room 309, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814-4920. For more information or if you have special needs due to disability that will aid you in inspecting and/or commenting on the public notice and related information, please contact Mr. Mark Tomomitsu, supervisor of the Planning and Design Section, at the above address or (808) 586-4294 (Voice) at least seven (7) calendar days before the comment deadline. For those who use a TTY/TDD, please call Sprint Relay Hawaii at 1-711 or 1-877-447-5991. DOH will consider all written comments received within 30 days of this notice. If warranted, DOH may hold a public hearing on the application, after receipt of related documents and written comments, if any.
VIRGINIA PRESSLER, M.D.
Director of Health