NOTICE OF PROPOSED MODIFICATION OF
WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PERMIT
March 3, 2016
The Department of Health (DOH) proposes to modify the following National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit to discharge to receiving
CCH, Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment Plant, HI 0020877
This permit is being modified under allowance by Hawaii Administrative Rules
(HAR), Section 11-55-16 and Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations (40 CFR), Part 122.62(a); (2) the Director received new information; (4) the Director has determined good cause exists for modification of a compliance schedule; and (15) to correct technical mistakes in calculations, or mistaken interpretations of law.
City and County of Honolulu, Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment Plant (HI 0020877) major modification includes: 1) adding a permit reopener condition that allows for the revision of effluent limitations for enterococcus, chlordane and dieldrin should an acceptable dilution study be submitted; 2) removing the DDT effluent limitation and revising the monitoring frequency from monthly to semi-annually; 3) revising interim deadlines in the compliance schedule for enterococcus to reflect the time expended during the contested case proceedings (final compliance deadline remains the same); and 4) removing Part I.5 of the permit for consistency with 40 CFR Section 122.41(l). This major permit modification is authorized under HAR, Section 11-55-16 and 40 CFR Section 122.62(a)(2) for revisions 1) and 2); 40 CFR Section 122.62(a)(4) for revision 3) and 40 CFR Section 122.62(a)(15) for revision 4) listed above. The expiration date of the modified permit shall remain as February 27, 2019.
In accordance with 40 CFR Sections 124.5(c)(2) and 122.62, only the conditions outlined above shall be reopened. All other conditions shall remain in effect for the duration of the permit. Please note that you may only comment or request a public hearing on the modified/reopened items described above.
Persons wishing to comment upon or object to the proposed modified NPDES permit or to request a public hearing, should submit their comments or requests in writing no later than 30 calendar days after the date of this notice, either in person or by mail, to:
Clean Water Branch
Environmental Management Division
Department of Health
919 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 301
Honolulu, HI 96814-4920
Copies of the proposed modified permit and other information are available for public inspection, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) from 7:45 a.m. until 4:15 p.m., at the DOH office address shown above and on the WPC Viewer located at: http://eha-web.doh.hawaii.gov/wpc-viewer. Copies may be bought. The proposed modified permit and rationale are also available on the internet at: http://health.hawaii.gov/cwb/site-map/clean-water-branch-home-page/public-notices-and-updates and on the WPC Viewer located at: http://eha-web.doh.hawaii.gov/wpc-viewer. For more information or if you have special needs due to disability that will aid you in inspecting and/or commenting on the proposed modified permit and related information, please contact Mr. Darryl Lum, Supervisor of the Engineering Section, at the above address or (808) 586-4309 (Voice) at least seven (7) calendar days before the comment deadline. For those who use a TTY/TDD, please call through Sprint Relay Hawaii, at 1-711 or 1-877-447-5991.
All comments and requests received on time will be considered. If DOH determines that there is significant public interest, a public hearing may be held after at least 30 calendar days of public notice.
If DOH’s position is substantially unchanged after considering all timely written comments and all oral comments at any public hearing that may be held, then the DOH will issue the modified NPDES permit and this action will be final.
Please notify anyone you know who would be interested in this matter.
VIRGINIA PRESSLER, M.D.
Director of Health